Wadebridge and Padstow

Polling in Cornwall Council by-election at Wadebridge will be on 7th November

By Anne North Polling in the Wadebridge West by-election, to elect a new member of Cornwall Council, will be on Thursday 7th November. Nomination papers must be submitted by...

Plans for a rock festival at Rock again divide opinion

By Richard Whitehouse Organisers of a controversial festival near Rock, which was forced to pull the plug just two weeks before it was due to open its doors, could...

Angry villagers prepare to resist takeover by Wadebridge

By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for a furious row between Wadebridge Town Council and its neighbouring parishes, over who-does-what and how much residents should pay for...

Cornwall councillor quits, triggering by-election at Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Cornwall councillor Karen McHugh has resigned, triggering a by-election. Ms McHugh, a Liberal Democrat, represented the Wadebridge West division.  The reasons for her resignation are not...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

St Merryn Multi-Use Games Area will have to be torn down, after planners refuse permission

By Richard Whitehouse A holiday park is likely to have to dig up a multi-use games pitch and relocate it after planning permission was refused. The Multi-Use Games Area...

Chiverton Cross “flyover” for bikes at the heart of new cycle routes West of Truro

By Graham Smith Residents of the St Agnes-Truro-Newquay area are being urged to have their say about new cycle routes.  The most eye-catching proposal is a new bridge over...

Cormac finds a record £6.5 million profit in potholes

By Graham Smith Cormac has made a record profit of nearly £6.5 million.  The Wadebridge-based company, part of the Cornwall Council-owned Corserv group, has changed its focus over the...

Farm hopes to be back to normal within two months after last week’s major fire

By Graham Smith The St Mabyn farm badly damaged by fire last week hopes to be back to normal within two months. James Mutton’s Burlerrow Farm, which produces its...

Huge fire destroys barn at St Mabyn

By Graham Smith Fire crews have spent all night dealing with a huge barn fire at St Mabyn, near Wadebridge. No-one was hurt but the barn has been completely...

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...