Wadebridge and Padstow

Armed police commandeer boat in response to woman’s threat to jump from Wadebridge by-pass

By Peter Tremayne Armed police commandeered a boat in Wadebridge yesterday (Thursday) to provide “back up” in case a woman at risk of jumping from the by-pass ended up...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s “surf tax” raising even less in revenue now than when it was introduced

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s controversial “surf tax” is raising even less revenue now than when it was introduced to several beaches in 2016, according to a Freedom of Information...

Man’s body found at bottom of cliffs near Padstow

By Peter Tremayne The coastguard helicopter has found the body of a man at the bottom of cliffs between Trevone and Crugmeer, near Padstow. A 65-year-old man had been...

No criminal charges after Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss death

By Peter Tremayne A coroner is to investigate the death of a woman who died at the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss festival on 1st May. Laura Smallwood, 34, from Padstow,...

RNLI launches new lifejacket hire at Rock in bid to cut sea angling deaths

By Peter Tremayne The RNLI has launched a new sea safety campaign offering to hire out lifejackets to anglers for only £5 per day. The initiative stems from the...

Taiwan diplomats tour North Cornwall

By Anne North The Taiwanese Representative – an important diplomatic figure for trade and economic relations – visited North Cornwall yesterday (Friday) for a two-day tour of Newquay, Padstow...

Planning inspector rules out development to the north and west of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith A planning inspector has ruled out the development of farmland to the north and west of Wadebridge. Developers had wanted to build 225 houses, a new...

Firefighters warn again of parked car problems in Wadebridge

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have again warned of the problems caused by parked cars at Glen Road, Wadebridge. Residents and visitors frequently park on both sides of the...

Cornwall’s swimming clubs fear GLL price rises could force them to close

By Richard Whitehouse Swimming clubs say they could be forced to close after revealing they are facing an almost 80% increase in pool hire costs. A number of swimming...

Council approves alcohol licence for Baby Bay charity surf event, New Polzeath

By Richard Whitehouse An application from a beach-based taco van to serve alcohol during a surfing event has been approved. Taco Boys, which operates from a converted horse box...

URGENT CORRECTION – alcohol licence for Baby Bay surf event, New Polzeath, approved

By Graham Smith Cornwall Reports has been advised that a story filed earlier by the BBC Local Democracy service, saying the licence had been refused, was incorrect.  The licence...

Cornwall Folk Festival warns performers to watch out for email scam

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Folk Festival has warned potential performers to beware of an international scam designed to trick them into parting with money. Bands and soloists from...

Doom Bar wins drinks brand of the year award

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Doom Bar has won the Grocer Gold Award for drinks brand of the year.  The beer, brewed by Molson Coors at the Sharp’s brewery at Rock,...

Police object to alcohol licence at Baby Bay, New Polzeath

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police have again objected to a licensing application which seeks to sell alcohol at Baby Bay, Polzeath, during a charity surf event next month. Will Price,...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann stands up for Cornish Wrestling

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann plans to use an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this evening (Wednesday) to win government support for Cornish Wrestling....

Rain deterred visitors to last week’s Royal Cornwall Show

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Royal Cornwall show reports that 110,704 people visited this year’s event – the numbers were slightly down on expectation, with wind and rain greeting show-goers...

Success at last for five year campaign to save St Just library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work has started to re-roof the roof and entrance porch of St Just Library, which has been safeguarded following a successful five-year campaign by local people....

Camel and Helford estuaries join the list of Marine Conservation Zones

By Anne North Two estuaries in Cornwall have today (Friday) joined Defra’s list of Marine Conservation Zones.  The Camel Estuary, near Wadebridge, and the Helford Estuary, between Mawnan Smith...

Hustyns to become “instant village” as planners vote 8-6 to lift “holiday-only” restriction

By Graham Smith Planners have voted 8-6 to lift a “holiday-only” restriction on a timeshare complex at Hustyns, Burlawn, near Wadebridge. Voting against their officers’ recommendation, members of Cornwall...

Decision day for Hustyns holiday lodges, as planners meet to consider lifting the restriction which prevents an “instant village” near Wadebridge

By Anne North Cornwall’s planners meet this morning (Monday) to consider lifting a “holiday-use only” restriction at a long-established resort near Wadebridge. The Hustyns complex was built during the...