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...

GPs to the rescue? Will your local doctor take the place of your nearest Minor Injury Unit?

1st February 2018 By Graham Smith More than two dozen GP surgeries in Cornwall, which provide an “enhanced” service to treat minor injuries, are to be reviewed as part...

Cornwall’s libraries: the devolution revolution has been postponed

23rd January 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The transformation of Cornwall’s library service is going to take twice as long as previously thought, according to council officials. In 2015 the...

Could Falmouth keep its Minor Injury Unit? New report sheds insights into how health and council bosses are planning the “Kennally Care” future of Cornwall’s community hospitals

18th January 2018 By Graham Smith Further details have emerged of what Cornwall’s local hospitals could look like once the National Health Service converts to a council-led Accountable Care...

Named – the ten Minor Injury Units in Cornwall due to close under Accountable Care

3rd January 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s network of minor injury units are under imminent threat of closure, according to an analysis of NHS plans.  Ten sites, from Bude...

Defra hails the latest cull “a success” as the North Cornwall badger body count piles up

26th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly 600 badgers were killed in North Cornwall during the most recent cull licence period, according to figures released by Defra. The two...

Wadebridge will get a vote on town’s future as town councillors ratify local plan

14th December 2017 By Graham Smith People in Wadebridge will get the chance to vote on the future development of their town, in a referendum to be held late...

A crucial week for Wadebridge

11th December 2017 By Anne North It is a key week for the future development of Wadebridge, with the town council due to consider the local Neighbourhood Plan on...

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

7th December 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane Donations 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...

National Westminster closes several branches throughout Cornwall

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

Tesco makes a fresh bid to sell petrol at Wadebridge

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

Wadebridge motorists face long delays for three weeks

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

Hospital Order for St Merryn man who suffocated his wife

22nd Novembeer 2017 By Peter Tremayne An 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,...

Cornwall remembers

13th November 2017 Thousands 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...

Adrian Jones takes over as Wadebridge Mayor

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

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

8th November 2017 By Anne North Padstow 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...

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

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

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

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

St Minver death driver “was unaware of collision”

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

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

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

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

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

Cornwall’s foodbanks braced for arrival of Universal Credit

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

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

27th October 2017 The 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...

Fire sweeps through Halfway House pub, on A39 near Wadebridge

27th October 2017 Eleven 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. ...

Mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, resigns

23rd October 2017 By Graham Smith The mayor of Wadebridge, councillor Tony Rush, has resigned. His resignation, which is effective immediately, is also as a member of the town...

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

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

Dartmoor ponies find a new home

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

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

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

Planning inspector gives the go ahead for housing on former Sainsbury’s site, Wadebridge

18th October 2017 By Graham Smith The government has overturned Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission and given the go-ahead for 95 homes on land behind the Cormac offices...

My Place In Cornwall wins awards

9th October 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane My Place in Cornwall, based in Wadebridge, has won the British Property Award for Cornwall. Having already won the Gold award in June,...

Rugby club proposal heralds return of Wadebridge “New Town” scheme

4th October 2017 By Peter Tremayne Revised plans to build 600 homes on land between Egloshayle and Sladesbridge are close to being submitted to Cornwall Council, following news of...

Wadebridge housing project still on track, insists developer

2nd October 2017 By Graham Smith The property developer hoping to build 300 houses, a school, a pub and employment facilities on land to the north west of Wadebridge...

And this is where the lifeboats are – but there are only 87 seats for 123 councillors, as the scramble for places gets underway

29th September 2017 By Graham Smith The maps reproduced in this article illustrate the first draft of how officials suggest re-drawing Cornwall Council boundaries.  The 2021 local council elections...