Latest News for Truro and Surrounding Areas

2021's showpiece events may move to later in the year

Wed Dec 23 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Large-scale events and festivals in Cornwall may have to reschedule to the late summer or autumn to ensure they are safe.

An unforgettable heroine

Tue Jun 29 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Set in wartime Trevone Bay on the North Cornwall coast, Melanie Greenwood’s debut novel The Blue Hour has an unlikely heroine: 89-year-old Tilly Barwise, a brandy-swilling, style-loving, man-adoring chain-smoker. No sweet, powder-puff pensioner...

BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

Mon May 03 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

From enabling a charitable enterprise to develop their offer to an engineering technology company looking to purchase new machinery, the BIG Productivity programme is helping boost the productivity, growth and sustainability of a wide range of businesses across Cornwall.

Bodmin comes together to remember the rebellion

Tue Jun 29 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bodmin turned out to remember one of the most important days in its history on Sunday morning. The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was an uprising that saw an army made up of predominantly Cornishmen marched to South London...

Breakfast’s on the menu as club finds itself new venue

Tue Jun 22 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A group that supports armed forces veterans in Bodmin and the surrounding areas has been backed to take off after finally finding a permanent home. The Bodmin branch of the Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club...

Brewery bids for outdoor bar

Wed Mar 17 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Skinner’s Brewery has pledged to “give back to the community” after the launch of its Crowdfunder campaign was met with an overwhelming response.

Broadband and Business grants are now available!

Tue Sep 07 2021 08:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Since 2011, Superfast Cornwall programmes have a strong track record of delivering broadband projects across Cornwall.

Cadets returning to action after halting for pandemic

Tue May 25 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a long and difficult period of lockdown and confinement, Bodmin Army Cadets are beginning to return to their detachments, full of enthusiasm for an exciting year ahead. Cadets from the town have been training...

Changing of the Guard

Wed Dec 30 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

City's top cop is moving on

Charity shop latest to take on the high street

Wed Mar 24 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fore Street is set to become home to the Cornwall Air Ambulance’s first-ever community space.

Church programme aims to prompt great questions

Tue Mar 30 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bodmin community is being given the opportunity to ask the big questions about Christian faith as part of a new project.

City’s residents mourn the death of beloved alley cat who loved to stroll the streets of Truro

Wed Mar 10 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A much-loved alley cat who loved to stroll the streets of Truro has died. Mr Jingles, who was partial to a visit to the Plaza Cinema before adjourning to nearby ASK restaurant, was a popular resident in Lemon Street in the later years of his life.

Coast to coast marathon is ultra-tough for firefighters

Tue Apr 20 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A member of the trio of Bodmin firefighters set to take on an ultra-marathon challenge has discussed the benefits of the charity for which they are raising money.
In July, James Brown, Alex Cole and Matt Jones will attempt to complete the SW Coast 2 Coast Challenge...

Company launches bid to save beloved spaces

Tue Jul 13 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornwall-based fundraising platform Crowdfunder has teamed up with Cornwall Council to encourage locals and visitors alike to help save the spaces they love, so they can be loved forever. The Love Where You Are campaign...

Cornwall Council has promised it is ‘taking immediate action’ after two damning reports into housing services

Tue Jun 29 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Findings included a lack of up to date gas, electrical and fire safety checks and asbestos and water hygiene inspections, lost council revenue and allegations the company was pressured by the council into buying properties which had not been surveyed, to use for housing.

Covid-19 Business Survival Guide to help with rule changes

Wed Jul 14 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornish companies are being invited to attend a ‘Covid-19 Business Survival Guide’ webinar to help them navigate the pandemic after the rules change.

Crucial support for food project

Wed Mar 17 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

After a gruelling year, where they provided over 500,000 meals during the pandemic, the Cultivate Cornwall team are set for a short break before entering into its new partnership.

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

Mon May 10 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Did you know DPN Training help small and medium businesses in Cornwall with their online sales and marketing? Find out more about the funded courses they offer...

Environment Agency called in as smells plague town

Tue Apr 20 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Environment Agency has confirmed to the Voice that it is investigating several reports of foul smells in the Bodmin area. Residents across the town had noticed the presence of an odour...

Explore the shore and more for this year’s marine week

Tue Jul 20 2021 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There’s much more to our coasts than spectacular views. During National Marine Week (July 24 to August 1), the Wildlife Trusts will be showcasing the nation’s shores and coastal waters.