Wadebridge and Padstow

Good news for pet owners as fire crews get new life-saving kit

7th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneDonations from Helston-based The Dog House Grooming Company and the RSPCA mean that all of Cornwall’s on-call stations will now have special life-saving equipment for...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

4th December 2017By Graham SmithNational Westminster banks are closing across Cornwall – most are to close next year, but the branch in Wadebridge will close at the end of...

Tesco makes a fresh bid to sell petrol at Wadebridge

27th November 2017By Graham SmithThe Tesco supermarket at Wadebridge could start selling petrol and diesel next year, if a planning application currently before Cornwall Council is successful.The company is...

Wadebridge motorists face long delays for three weeks

22nd November 2017By Graham SmithRepairs to a gas main are causing misery for motorists in Wadebridge, with multiple three-way traffic controls and long queues as drivers wait to navigate...

Hospital Order for St Merryn man who suffocated his wife

22nd Novembeer 2017By Peter TremayneAn 89-year-old St Merryn man was yesterday (Tuesday) convicted of the murder of his 88-year-old wife, Avis Addison.Douglas Addison, of Trehemborne Road, killed his wife...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017Thousands of people across Cornwall have observed Remembrance Day memorial services.  Towns and villages staged events to respect local friends and relatives who have been killed and...

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

9th November 2017By Graham SmithWadebridge has a new Mayor – town councillor Adrian Jones.  Mr Jones had been the deputy mayor and was elected unopposed at a meeting last...

Padstow harbour gate to get a make-over – and no-one gets in or out while the work is in progress

8th November 2017By Anne NorthPadstow mariners are bracing themselves for major disruption next year when once-in-a-generation repairs are carried out to the harbour gates.The tidal gate at the inner...

Padstow’s Old Station House is back in business, as town council returns

7th November 2017By Graham SmithPadstow Town Council has returned to the Station House, an iconic landmark once threatened with demolition.The building had been the council’s home until 2012, when...

The man whose dangerous driving killed Kate Bailey jailed for two years

5th November 2017By Anne NorthThe man whose dangerous driving killed St Minver woman Kate Bailey (right) has been jailed for two years.Mrs Bailey, 45, was hit by a Land...

St Minver death driver “was unaware of collision”

3rd November 2017By Julia PenhaligonThe man accused of causing the death of Kate Bailey in St Minver last year, in a collision in which his Land Rover hit the...

Camelford bypass campaign gets a boost, as Greens lend their support

2nd November 2017By Anne NorthCampaigners in Camelford are trying to revive support for a bypass – 13 years after the most recent attempt.The main A39 goes through the centre...

Man goes on trial accused of causing death by dangerous driving at St Minver last year

1st November 2017By Julia PenhaligonA 52-year-old second home owner has gone on trial at Truro Crown Court accused of causing the death of a St Minver woman in a...

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

30th October 2017By Julia PenhaligonThousands of people in Cornwall are bracing themselves for the introduction of Universal Credit, the controversial new benefit which replaces many aspects of the traditional...

Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge, badly damaged by fire

27th October 2017The Halfway House pub, a well-known landmark on the A39 near Wadebridge, looks set to be closed for some time after the building was badly damaged by...

Fire sweeps through Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge

27th October 2017Eleven people were escorted to safety after fire swept through the Halfway House pub, on the A39 near Wadebridge, in the early hours of this morning.  The...

Mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, resigns

23rd October 2017By Graham SmithThe mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, has resigned.His resignation, which is effective immediately, is also as a member of the town council.  Although no...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Dartmoor ponies find a new home

20th October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneNine Dartmoor ponies have been rescued from possible slaughter and are now enjoying life at a sanctuary near St Mabyn.Every year uncontrolled breeding results in...

Wadebridge prepares for another round of planning battles, as Bodieve housing scheme returns and Sladesbridge prepares to try again

19th October 2017By Graham SmithThe race between rival property developers to build hundreds of homes in Wadebridge is entering a critical phase as both prepare to submit new planning...