Bodmin local news

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...

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...

Calls for safety audit after claims of increase in accidents on Bodmin’s new road layout

25th October 2017By Graham SmithSome Bodmin town councillors are calling for a safety audit of the town’s new £8 million road scheme, following anecdotal evidence of an increase in...

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...

A Very Bodmin Scandal, as former MP Peter Bessell returns in TV version of the Jeremy Thorpe story

11th October 2017By Graham SmithProduction is now underway for a three-part television drama telling the story of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe.  The series also tells the story...

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

Tennis players question loss of indoor viewing area as Bodmin Dragon Centre awaits £475,000 facelift

16th September 2017By Graham SmithBodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre is about to get a £475,000 facelift – but not everyone is happy about it.The investment will improve gym facilities –...

Bodmin Jail looks set to get its car park as council prepares to lease playing field to developers

5th September 2017By Graham SmithPlans to convert the former Bodmin Jail into a 63-bed hotel appear to have cleared their final hurdle as the Town Council looks set to...

Bodmin’s new Callywith College opens its doors for the first time

19th August 2017By Anne NorthCallywith College, the new “outpost” of Truro and Penwith College, opens its doors in Bodmin for the first time today (Saturday 19th August.)The “Grand Open...

Bodmin cinema gets the go ahead

14th August 2017By Graham SmithPlanners have voted 9-5 to end the long-running saga over Bodmin’s Public Rooms by approving proposals to turn the Victorian-era listed building into a cinema.Today’s...

“Wenches in Trenches” set to show Bodmin the messy business of life (and death) in Flanders fields

9th August 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneVisitors to Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin will soon get the chance to experience a real-life, fully-equipped field hospital from the First World War.From Saturday...