Wadebridge and Padstow

Port Isaac Rowing Club returns home after Isles of Scilly World Pilot Gig Championships

Port Isaac Rowing Club has returned to the Cornish mainland after another World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly. The May Day weekend saw the Ladies Supervets...

Organisers of Porthilly Spirit event say Rock festival will benefit local area

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors are due to meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to consider granting permission for a new music, food and wellbeing festival which has raised concerns about transport,...

Padstow woman dies after ‘Obby ‘Oss incident

By Peter Tremayne A woman who was injured during Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss celebrations on Wednesday (1st May) in Padstow has died. Laura Smallwood, 34, from Padstow, died yesterday (Saturday)...

Rock rocked by music festival described as “a very good idea in the wrong place”

By Richard Whitehouse Fears have been raised that a new music, food and wellbeing festival could bring traffic chaos and drugs to a quiet area in north Cornwall. Porthilly...

North Cornwall’s Lib Dems to have a choice over who will be their Parliamentary candidate

By Anne North North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are gearing up for a contested election to decide who will be their candidate at the next general election. Launceston vet Danny...

Padstow library set to close

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Padstow Library is in doubt, as the “devolution” process which seeks to transfer responsibility from Cornwall Council to town and parish councils is...

Bodmin councillor Leigh Frost declares he wants to be North Cornwall’s next MP

By Anne North Bodmin Liberal Democrat councillor Leigh Frost has declared his ambition to stand for Parliament at the next general election. Mr Frost, a town and Cornwall councillor,...

Land north of the Wadebridge by-pass to be declared “off limits” to developers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long-running saga of the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Plan has taken a new twist with a declaration by local councillors that all land north of the town’s...

Planners say no to major expansion of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Planners have refused permission for a major expansion of Wadebridge to the north and west of the town. An outline application for 225 houses, a primary...

Planners vote 13-2 to approve housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club

By Graham Smith Planners have finally given the go ahead for a housing estate on the site of Wadebridge Town football club. The 13-2 vote means the club will...

Plans to turn Wadebridge Football Club into a housing estate finally due to be decided next week

By Graham Smith The long-debated attempt to turn the Wadebridge football club into a housing estate is finally due to come before a planning committee next week. The proposed...

Port Isaac Rowing Club’s annual Gig Push raises £600

By Anne North The Port Isaac Rowing Club has raised £600 for the Invictus Trust, a Cornwall-based charity which helps provide support for children and young adults with mental...

Large fire destroys Wadebridge factory

18th October 2018 By Peter Tremayne Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large fire on the Trenant Industrial Estate, Wadebridge. At least one factory, thought to manufacture coffins,...

The 30-year campaign for a skatepark in Wadebridge finally goes out to tender

18th September 2018 By Julia Penhaligon After a campaign lasting nearly 30 years, youngsters in Wadebridge might soon have a bike-and-skate park constructed on land behind the Lidl supermarket,...

Contractors got a parking ticket while cleaning town council toilets

7th August 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The dangers of leaving a vehicle unattended on the streets of Wadebridge have again been underlined by a Cornwall Council parking enforcement officer,...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats look to the future

23rd July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats are about to start the process of selecting a Parliamentary candidate, in anticipation of a general election. Former Lib...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann quits ministerial role over Brexit

16th July 2018 By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has resigned as a junior minister, in protest at Theresa May’s policy on Brexit. Mr Mann, who had...

Decision on 225 new homes north of Wadebridge “by September”

2nd July 2018 By Anne North New plans have now been submitted formally for 225 houses to the north west of Wadebridge, between the A39 Ball roundabout and the...

Nearly 120,000 attended Royal Cornwall Show

11th June 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The organisers of the Royal Cornwall Show are already planning next year's event after 119,201 people flooded through the gates last week. The...

Cornwall’s traffic wardens and the taxi rank parking poser

29th May 2019 By Richard Whitehouse Traffic wardens are unable to issue parking tickets to people parking in taxi ranks because they have not been legally adopted by the...