Wadebridge and Padstow

Post Office pledges to stay in Wadebridge

By Graham Smith The Post Office has said it plans to keep a presence in Wadebridge when it leaves its current premises on The Platt. The Post Office will...

Western Power pressed to replace “swan balls” after bird dies at Wadebridge

By Anne North Residents in Wadebridge are pressing Western Power to replace the “swan balls” on power cables which run overhead at part of the town, following the death...

Post Office shock as Wadebridge staff told of redundancy

By Graham Smith The Post Office has promised to clarify the situation at Wadebridge, where its staff were today (Tuesday) given notice of redundancy. Residents have been worried for...

Planners vote 9-6 to allow demolition of North Cornwall hotel, to be replaced with apartments

By Richard Whitehouse Planning permission has been granted – by nine votes to six - for the demolition and replacement of a hotel with apartments and houses but only...

EXCLUSIVE: Property developers finally throw in the towel at Wadebridge, offering to sell the land for agricultural use

By Graham Smith Residents of a North Cornwall town appear to have won a final victory over property developers who had wanted to build 190 homes in Wadebridge. Nearly...

Planning officials signal thumbs-up for proposal to demolish North Cornwall hotel and build apartments instead

By Anne North Controversial plans to demolish a North Cornwall hotel and build a block of apartments have been recommended for approval, despite more than 170 objections. The 42-bedroom...

How Airbnb is changing the face of Cornwall’s holiday lettings industry

By Anne North Nearly 12,500 properties in Cornwall are registered with Airbnb, the online holiday lettings organisation which traditional tourism organisations and traders fear is posing a threat to...

New council homes at Launceston, Padstow and Probus for social rent and shared ownership

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to acquire 177 homes which will be made available for local people. The cabinet agreed yesterday (Wednesday)  to take on the...

Labour Parties in North Cornwall and St Ives nominate Emily Thornberry as their leader

By Graham Smith Labour Party members in the North Cornwall and St Ives constituencies have nominated Emily Thornberry to be their leader. Last night’s (Tuesday) decisions means that across...

Gorse fire damages Cornish nature reserve

By Peter Tremayne A fierce gorse fire has damaged the Rosenannon Downs nature reserve, near Wadebridge. Firefighters from Wadebridge, St Columb, Padstow, St Dennis and Lostwithiel attended.  Flames were...

Cornwall’s Anti-Brexit campaign pins its election hopes on tactical voting

By Anne North Cornwall’s anti-Brexit campaigners are being urged to vote tactically on Thursday, with organisers of the Cornwall For Europe organisation believing that three local constituencies are in...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...

Wadebridge skatepark opens – 30 years after the campaign started

By Graham Smith Wadebridge town councillors braved a chilly afternoon to mark the official opening of their new skatepark. The campaign for a Wadebridge skatepark started more than three...

Councillor’s advice surgery, and County Hall webcasts, fall prey to general election purdah

By Peter Tremayne The general election has put paid to a number of the “democratic” aspects of public life in Cornwall.  Officials appear to be taking full advantage of...

Independents gain Wadebridge West in Cornwall Council by-election

By Graham Smith Independent candidate and former local police sergeant Robin Moorcroft won the Wadebridge by-election to take a vacant seat on Cornwall Council. Mr Moorcroft, also a prominent...

Labour selects Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its Parliamentary candidate in North Cornwall

By Anne North Labour took a step towards completing its compliment of Parliamentary candidates in Cornwall last night (Tuesday) when the party selected Bodmin’s Joy Bassett as its choice...

Peace in our time? Most town and parish boundaries look set to remain unchanged

By Graham Smith Some of the more controversial suggestions for Cornish towns to take over their neighbouring rural parishes appear to be heading for the long-grass of “not this...

Planning inspector says “no” to “60% affordable” housing scheme near Rock

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission for a housing project near Rock at which more than half of the new houses...

Five candidates line up for Wadebridge by-election

By Anne North Five candidates are to contest the vacant seat for a Cornwall councillor in Wadebridge. The Liberal Democrats are defending the Wadebridge West seat against what looks...

Rock festival gets licence, despite protests from locals, after 7-hour meeting

By Richard Whitehouse A new music, food and wellbeing festival will be held - officially - for the first time next year after being granted a licence. Porthilly Spirit...