Bodmin local news

Lace up your boots and travel the globe: Cornwall has ambitions to play in football world cup

By Peter Tremayne International football comes to Bodmin on Sunday (25th August) – although neither of the teams is likely to include any multi-millionaire superstars. The Cornish men’s team...

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visits North Cornwall

By Anne North Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson took time out from a family holiday yesterday (Saturday) to visit party activists in Launceston. She told reporters she was confident...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Farm hopes to be back to normal within two months after last week’s major fire

By Graham Smith The St Mabyn farm badly damaged by fire last week hopes to be back to normal within two months. James Mutton’s Burlerrow Farm, which produces its...

Pollution incident kills fish at the Par River, near Luxulyan

By Anne North The Environment Agency is investigating a pollution incident at the Par River, Luxulyan, which has killed a large number of fish. Investigators describe the incident as...

Plans for new Bodmin housing estate go on show

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans have gone on show for the next 100 homes to be built at Bodmin, under Cornwall Council’s controversial Contemporary Cornish Living scheme. A planning application...

Bodmin urged to have its say on next phase of the “Contemporary Cornish Living” project

By Julia Penhaligon People in Bodmin are being urged to attend a drop-in session at Cornwall Council’s office in the town tomorrow (Wednesday) to learn about plans for 100...

Plan to turn 280-acre woodland near Bodmin into cycle centre

By Graham Smith Forestry England is considering the creation of a cycle centre, and car park, at the 280-acre Newbridge Wood, to the east of Bodmin. The site is...

Cornwall’s swimming clubs fear GLL price rises could force them to close

By Richard Whitehouse Swimming clubs say they could be forced to close after revealing they are facing an almost 80% increase in pool hire costs. A number of swimming...

Cornwall councillor Chris Batters is new chairman of the Police & Crime Panel

By Anne North Cornwall councillor Chris Batters, a former policeman, has been elected to chair the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel. Mr Batters, a Liberal Democrat councillor...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann stands up for Cornish Wrestling

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann plans to use an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this evening (Wednesday) to win government support for Cornish Wrestling....

Roselyon school to close – not enough pupils, say trustees

By Peter Tremayne Roselyon school, founded in 1952, is to close.  The private school, based at Lanlivery, caters for children aged 3-11.  It charges fees of up to £3,800...

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...

Cash boost for Cornish rail projects will create a second platform in Bodmin and refurbish Saltash station

By Julia Penhaligon The Bodmin General railway station, used mainly for “heritage” steam fun services, is to get a new platform to improve passenger links.  The £54,000 scheme will...

North Cornwall Liberal Democrats select Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate

By Julia Penhaligon North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have selected vet Danny Chambers as their Parliamentary candidate. Mr Chambers is from just over the border in Devon and at only...

Cornwall’s communities urged to become new watchdogs to press for better NHS dental treatment

By Anne North The chronic shortage of NHS dentistry in Cornwall will come under County Hall scrutiny next week when councillors consider calling for local communities to be given...

Cornwall Council’s intervention in the housing market: more questions than answers

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial adventure as a large-scale property developer is due to come under renewed scrutiny on Wednesday after pilot schemes have revealed flaws in the...

Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall live in poverty, says Director of Public Health

By Graham Smith Nearly 30,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are living in poverty, according to the latest annual report by the Director of Public Health....

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...

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,...