Bodmin local news

Under the hammer: St Austell town centre for sale by auction, at half the price offered in 2019

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The slow, painful death of Cornwall’s town centre retail sector has been thrown sharply into focus by the bargain-basement fire-sale of St Austell town centre, by...

Bodmin plugs in to electric bikes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Bodmin will soon be able to hire electric bikes.  Cornwall Council has given Co Cars £62,500 to launch its Co Bikes scheme with 18...

Huge gorse fire lights up the sky over Cornwall

Flames could be seen for miles.  Thousands of people took to social media to swap theories, ranging from alien invasion to atomic bomb blast.  A similar fire broke out...

Reopening Cornwall’s branch railway lines: plenty of ideas, but no money for infrastructure

By Daniel Clark A £500 million government fund to study the prospect of reopening old railways lines in Cornwall has now been open for more than a year –...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...

Covid-19: Infection rates still high in Bodmin and Saltash

Only two areas in Cornwall are now reporting Covid-19 clusters greater than the national average. Bodmin East has a seven-day average rate of 521.2 new cases per 100,000 population,...

Objectors’ fury at plan to turn Lostwithiel golf course into “cookery campus”

By Richard Whitehouse Plans by the co-founder of the Eden Project to build a new attraction in Lostwithiel have attracted objections from locals. Sir Tim Smit, with his son...

Plans published for Lostwithiel centre to study plant science

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans for the latest venture from Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit have been published. Sir Tim shared a video last year about his plans for...

Covid-19: Bodmin infections continues to soar

By Anne North The latest government data shows the rate of Covid-19 infection in the Bodmin East cluster continues to rise rapidly, with yesterday's (Wednesday's) figures showing a 385.7%...

Bodmin is the Covid capital of Cornwall, as infections soar

By Anne North An analysis of the latest “cluster map” for Covid-19 in Cornwall has revealed there are now 17 areas where the infections are close to or higher...

County Hall warning about very high Covid-19 numbers in Newquay

By Anne North Cornwall Council has taken the unusual step of issuing a location-specific warning about Covid-19: People in Newquay are being asked to take extra care as figures...

Wainhomes applies for planning permission for 540 new houses at Bodmin

By Richard Whitehouse Controversial plans to build 540 homes on the edge of Bodmin have been submitted to Cornwall Council. Barton Willmore, acting on behalf of Wainhomes, has submitted...

Three more GP surgeries now offering Covid-19 vaccination

By Anne North Three more GP surgeries in Cornwall are starting to vaccinate people against Covid-19.  Doctors and nurses at Falmouth and Penryn, Camborne and Redruth, and Newquay have...

Government awards Covid-19 “culture cash” to help Cornwall’s cinemas

By Rashleigh MacFarlane    Eleven cinemas in Cornwall are sharing in a government “culture recovery fund” to help them survive the economic consequences of Covid-19. The cash has been...

Cornwall’s GPs start vaccinating patients against Covid-19

By Anne North Doctors in Cornwall are today (Tuesday) starting to vaccinate patients against Covid-19. GP surgeries in Truro, St Austell and Bodmin are among the first to take...

Work due to start on new science building at Callywith College, Bodmin

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work on a new £6.3 million science building at Bodmin’s Callywith College is due to start in February. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and...

Under the hammer: the many mansions of Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith A major rationalisation of Cornwall Council’s vast property portfolio is due to take a significant step forward next week when councillors scrutinise plans to sell offices...

Bodmin, St Austell, Truro and Penzance all watching for news about Dorothy Perkins, Topshop and Burton retailers

By Peter Tremayne There are increasing signs that a decision about the long-term future of high -profile clothes’ stores in Cornwall will be taken by accountants Deloitte tomorrow (Monday.)...

Covid-19: more than 100 test positive at Bodmin meat factory

By Anne North More than 100 workers at the Kepak meat processing factory in Bodmin have tested positive for Covid-19. They are now self-isolating following action by public health...