Wadebridge and Padstow

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...

Cornwall Farmers to survive at Wadebridge, Helston and Otterham following sale to Welsh company

4th May 2018 By Graham Smith A Welsh agricultural supplies group, Wynnstay, has bought the Cornwall Farmers groups of stores.  The new owners plan to keep only Wadebridge, Otterham...

Tesco set to get petrol pumps for Wadebridge supermarket

27th April 2018 By Graham Smith Tesco is to succeed in its bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, after a deal was reached to address traffic concerns...

Wadebridge town council votes against football club housing scheme

26th April 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a housing estate on the Wadebridge football club ground have suffered a setback after town councillors voted 9-2 not to...

Fire crews rescue bullock from the muddy banks of the River Camel

25th April 2018 Pictures from Wadebridge F&RS Fire crews from Wadebridge, Bodmin and St Austell have rescued a bullock which was stuck in the mud in the River Camel....

Planners recommend approval of Tesco’s petrol plans at Wadebridge

23rd April 2018 By Graham Smith Planners are recommending approval of Tesco’s bid to sell petrol at its Wadebridge supermarket, despite fears of a price war with a nearby...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Pro-EU campaigners win backing in Falmouth

15th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Campaigners who want Britain to remain in the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union have been leafletting in Falmouth. The Cornwall For...

“Free lifejackets-for-fishermen” debate returns to County Hall

12th April 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane A proposal to purchase lifejackets for Cornish fishermen comes back before a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. The council is being...

Dogs on Cornish beaches – new rules introduced with effect from today

1st April 2018 By Anne North Holidaymakers arriving in Cornwall this weekend have been getting used to the new regime of dog bans on beaches. Last year, Cornwall Council...

Royal Cornwall Show names the local charities to be supported at this year’s event

28th March 2018 By Anne North This year’s Royal Cornwall Show has selected the Cornish mental health charity Pentreath and The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal as the official...

The secret jigsaw: how the NHS is Shaping Our Future into a Cornwall of winners and losers, depending on the “Property Asset Scorecard”

23rd March 2018 By Graham Smith The redesign of Cornwall’s health service is set to transfer treatment of existing minor injury units to 25 “enhanced” GP surgeries – posing...

Cornwall’s Lib Dem leader urged to condemn “online bullying” of Green Party councillor

8th March 2018 By Graham Smith The leader of Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats has been asked to condemn the “online bullying” of a Green Party town councillor. Wadebridge town councillor...

Wadebridge hears how to reduce, re-use and recycle to cut plastic waste

27th February 2018 By Graham Smith Nearly 100 people attended a public meeting in Wadebridge last night (Monday) to hear about a new initiative designed to reduce plastic waste....

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of...

Battle lines drawn for Cornwall Council elections in 2021, as Independents face party political squeeze

14th February 2018 By Anne North Battle lines have been drawn for the next set of Cornwall Council elections in 2021. New ward boundaries, identifying 87 council divisions, were...

87, 88, 89…….that’s not right! Last-minute hitch as councillors crawl towards the boundaries finish line

8th February 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The long march to a smaller Cornwall Council is nearing the end of its journey – but a last-minute hitch has necessitated yet...