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28th July 2021

Support from the People Hub is helping people find work and training

When Sarah was made redundant at the end of last year she was at a loss to know what to do next. Step forward the People Hub who referred Sarah to the right organisation to help her to update her CV and build her confidence...

By Ollie Young

21st July 2021

TO THE DUCHY BORN - Nursery rolls out green carpet for royal couple

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a gloriously sunny reception at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel on Monday evening. Their Royal Highnesses attended the venue as part of their tour of the South West...

21st July 2021

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

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.

21st July 2021

Sleep expert shares tips to help you sleep during a heatwave

The current heatwave, which has led the Met Office to issue one of its new-style extreme heat weather warnings for the first time for parts of the UK is leading to many people struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

By Kirstie Newton

21st July 2021

Fun is just a stone's throw away

They say that pebble-hunting is what geologists do on holiday, and Clive Mitchell’s first experience of geology was over 50 years ago, picking up pebbles on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon...

By Ollie Young

14th July 2021

SEREN STEPS UP FOR FRIEND - Seren, 10, ran each day to raise funds for Harvey, 6

A 10-year old girl from Bodmin has become an inspiration after completing an epic challenge to raise awareness and money for a cause close to her heart. Seren Griffiths has been running one and a half miles a day...

By Kirstie Newton

14th July 2021

Company launches bid to save beloved spaces

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...

15th July 2021

Covid-19 Business Survival Guide to help with rule changes

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

By Ollie Young

7th July 2021

Leon goes the distance for cause that means so much

A sport student from Callywith College has completed a 1,000-plus mile cycle from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise money for his fellow student and close friend’s brother...

By Ollie Young

7th July 2021

LINES SAGA OVER – double yellows are finally on road at jail

Residents are breathing a sigh of relief after double yellow lines were finally painted near Bodmin Jail. The lack of lines on Berrycoombe Road had been a serious bone of contention in the town before they were finally added last week.

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6th July 2021

More than 800 new businesses started thanks to Outset Cornwall

Over 800 new businesses are now up and running across the county, thanks to free support they received from Outset Cornwall. First launched in 2009, the award-winning business start-up programme...

By Ollie Young

30th June 2021

Bodmin comes together to remember the rebellion

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...

By Ollie Young

30th June 2021

NEW STORE TO BE A HUB - Air Ambulance shop has community role

Bodmin has welcomed a brand new concept store to Fore Street as the Cornish Air Ambulance shop opened over the weekend. The shop, which will be vital for raising funds...

By Kirstie Newton

30th June 2021

An unforgettable heroine

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...

By Juliet Lunam

30th June 2021

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

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.

23rd June 2021

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

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...

23rd June 2021

TALKING CAN DO WONDERS – Luke shares his story in hopes others will too

An employee of into Bodmin has shared his story in a bid to get more people talking about traumatic experiences. Luke Collins, who has recently taken on a role on the marketing team for the community interest company (CIC)...

By Juliet Lunam

25th June 2021

Vaccine Walk-In Clinics

Walk-in clinics have been set up to offer Pfizer Covid vaccines for Cornwall residents this weekend. Anyone in Cornwall, who has not yet had their jab is invited

22nd June 2021

Over 2,000 jobseekers helped thanks to Work Routes Cornwall

More than 2,000 unemployed people from all across Cornwall have started work thanks to the free support they received from Work Routes. Since 2016, the service co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund...

By Ian Houston

10th June 2021

Our Man in America

The G7 Leaders’ Summit starts Friday in Cornwall, and will snarl traffic and create local logistical challenges. Devon and Cornwall Police and local volunteers will work extra hours, and do a superb job.

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9th June 2021

Funding helps innovative marine business to grow

Naval architect Bob Colclough has a passion for marine renewable energy and has spent his career exploring the use of new technologies to help create a better and more sustainable future. 18 months ago he set up his own company – Morek Engineering...

By Ollie Young

26th May 2021

Huff and puff encouraged as junior park run returns

Bodmin’s park runs for youngsters will return this weekend, after the outbreak of the pandemic put paid to any meet-ups. Organisers have confirmed that a restart park run will be held this Sunday, May 30.

By Ollie Young

26th May 2021

Cadets returning to action after halting for pandemic

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...

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25th May 2021

Local mental health charity helps unemployed

Mental Health Awareness Week, the national campaign which took place earlier this month, was a good reminder of the importance of good mental health for all. Feelings of stress, anxiety and depression can have a debilitating impact on people’s lives...

By Ollie Young

19th May 2021

Joy as Bodmin businesses throw open doors again

Attractions, pubs and restaurants in Bodmin have thrown their doors open again to welcome customers inside. Bodmin Keep has welcomed visitors back to take in its 12,000-strong collection of memorabilia...

By Ollie Young

19th may 2021

Re-elected mayor pledges ‘a programme for change’

The re-elected Mayor of Bodmin has thanked the local community for its support following the recent town council elections. Jeremy Cooper was elected to the Bodmin St Lawrence ward...

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18th May 2021

Signposting services provide free support to Cornish businesses and residents

Three signposting hubs are providing key information and guidance to businesses and individuals, ensuring they are able to access the fully funded support available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

By Ollie Young

12th May 2021

Pop duo shrugs off covid woe to pen song for birds

A pop duo has written a new song – telling birds all about the chaos the last year has been. Elephants and Castles, comprised of Robin Spencer and Chris Anderson...

By Ollie Young

12th May 2021

Gill is raising awareness over rare tissue condition

A Bodmin woman who says she would be confined to bed without the help of a suit and socks is keen for more people to understand the condition she lives with.

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11th May 2021

Digital Skills Support available for SMES across Cornwall

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...

By Ollie Young

5th May 2021

Filming underway at castle as Cornwall gets starstruck

Rumours that a Game of Thrones prequel is being filmed at Lostwithiel’s Restormel Castle are understood to be wide of the mark.

By Ollie Young

5th May 2021

Roy’s rock discovery is well and truly out of this world

He said: “If it is what I think it is, a meteorite, I wanted the local paper to be the first place to have it before it goes national.”

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4th May 2021

BIG Productivity supports RAM Gasket Solutions

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.

By Ollie Young

28th April 2021

Veterans get out and about to make most of new group

A new walking group got off to a successful start at the weekend as veterans from across the Bodmin area met up for a stroll. The Bodmin Veterans Walking Group is a new collaborative project...

By Ollie Young

28th April 2021

Environment Agency called in as smells plague town

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...

By Ollie Young

21st April 2021

Coast to coast marathon is ultra-tough for firefighters

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...

By Ollie Young

21st April 2021

The team behind Duchy’s vaccine booking system

A Bodmin-based software company has played its part in combatting the coronavirus pandemic by developing a bespoke software service for the mass booking of covid-19 vaccinations.

By Ollie Young

14th April 2021

The Duke and du Maurier - Philip sent platonic letters

Following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, letters from the royal to legendary author Daphne du Maurier will remain on display at the Jamaica Inn.

By Ollie Young

14th April 2021

Stand-up teenager Sam is recognised for good deeds

A Bodmin youngster received a timely birthday present as the town turned out to honour his efforts during the pandemic. Sam Lakey was nominated for Semble’s competition that recognised ‘good deeds’ before scooping the award on his 16th birthday.

By Ollie Young

10th March 2021

First stage for cycle event will finish up in the town

Two monuments to Bodmin’s heritage will mark the finishing line for the first stage of this year’s Tour of Britain cycling event, new details have revealed.

By Olllie Young

17th March 2021

Resident’s appeal to rescue town’s only leisure centre

A Bodmin resident is launching an attempt to save the town’s leisure centre as the threat of losing it increases.

By Ollie Young

17th March 2021

Crucial support for food project

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.

By Ollie Young

24th March 2021

Charity shop latest to take on the high street

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

By Ollie Young

24th March 2021

Plans for new GP surgery take another step forward

After years of work, behind the scenes, the pipe dream of a brand new health centre for Bodmin seems a little more like reality.

By Ollie Young

31st March 2021

Hospital ward’s accolade for ‘tireless’ pandemic efforts

A specialist ward at Bodmin Community Hospital has received a High Sheriff Unsung Hero award.

By Ollie Young

31st March 2021

Church programme aims to prompt great questions

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

Kirstie Newton

Italian foodie’s takeaway service goes far and wide

Truro’s best-known Italian has just launched his takeaway ready meals onto the national market, a year after introducing them the day after the first lockdown began.

Kirstie Newton

High Sheriff salutes our unsung NHS heroes

From ward managers to hospital chaplains, IT specialists to volunteers, more than 20 members of staff from all departments of the NHS were rewarded as Unsung Heroes by the High Sheriff of Cornwall on Monday.

Matt Dixon

Teenager takes on cycling challenge for hospital staff

A teenage girl is cycling eight miles for 40 consecutive days to raise money for NHS staff at Treliske Hospital.

Matt Dixon

Residents gather for policing bill protest

Around 100 people gathered illegally in Truro on Saturday to make a stand against a proposed parliamentary bill giving more powers to police during protests.

Matt Dixon

Foodbank sees huge increase in demand during lockdown

What a difference a year makes. Truro Foodbank has seen a 60 per cent increase in demand compared to last year, as the legacy of covid continues to bear its teeth.

Kirstie Newton

Brewery bids for outdoor bar

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

Matt Dixon

Local farmer’s novel pasty pairing is a social smash hit

In a week when all things Cornish were celebrated, a Tresillian farmer gave the world a rather unusual take on the county’s treasured pasty.

Matt Dixon

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

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.

Matt Dixon

Hall for Cornwall picks name bfor venue’s new auditorium

Truro’s Hall for Cornwall has revealed its new auditorium will be named Cornwall Playhouse – Gwariji Kernow.

Matt Dixon

24th February 2021

Struggling café owner takes swipe at covid grant system

A cafe owner at a popular beauty spot near Truro has hit out at the covid-19 grant system. Joanne Medcalf, who owns Woodman's Cabin at Idless, has told the Voice about her struggles to keep the business afloat during the pandemic.

Matt Dixon

24th February 2021

Motorhome firm is praised for its offer to house carers

A Truro firm has been described as “amazing” after offering accommodation to Cornwall Care staff working in homes affected by covid outbreaks.

Matt Dixon

17th February 2021

School’s sustainability work is honoured with eco-award

Pupils and staff at a Threemilestone school are celebrating after receiving an eco-award. Wave Trust’s Carrick Academy won a Bronze Eco-Schools award in recognition of their achievements in working towards creating a sustainable lifestyle.

Matt Dixon

17th February 2021

Surprise in store for villagers

If you go down to Chacewater today, you’ll be sure of a big surprise. Popping up in various different places around the village in recent weeks has been a collection of multi-coloured bears.

Matt Dixon

3rd February 2021

Tributes to a man who had no home but many friends

A former airline pilot who lived in a football pitch dug out in Truro’s Boscawen Park has died. Bryan Pesce chose to sleep rough for eight years, before moving to Hayle to live in a caravan late last year. He would often be seen reading in his hole-up in the park and he was popular with Truroians who would often take him provisions.

Kirstie Newton

3rd February 2021

Truro submits ‘river city’ funding bid

A bold vision for Truro as a “connected river city” has been presented to government as the Town Deal Board submitted its bid for up to £25 million of funding this week. A package of six ambitious projects, chosen for their potential to bring an economic boost, were submitted within an investment plan to the £3.6 billion Towns Fund on Friday.

By Kirstie Newton

29th January 2021

National Hot Chocolate Day

"As it’s National Hot Chocolate Day (Sunday 31st), it would be rude not to tantalise your taste buds with a booze-infused evening tipple, guaranteed to help you sleep.

Matt Dixon

20th January 2021

Old County Hall goes on the market for £3.5m

"One of Truro’s most recognisable buildings is on sale for a cool £3.5million.

Matt Dixon

27th January 2021

‘RAPING OF THE ENVIRONMENT’ - Farmer despairs over A30 plan that will run through his fields

An eighth generation farmer near Truro says the government is “raping the environment” with its A30 dualling scheme

Matt Dixon

6th January 2021

Teacher passionate about dance, drama and the arts

A former Penair School teacher for more than 25 years has passed away at the age of 66. Janet Bridger, known to her friends as Jan, suffered a heart attack and despite the efforts of the surgical and nursing teams at Derriford Hospital, she died on December 20.

Richard Whitehouse

23rd December 2020

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

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

Matt Dixon

30th December 2020

Village comes together to make sure everyone has enough to eat

A village’s response to top footballer Marcus Rashford's child poverty campaign has proven a big success over the Christmas period.

Matt Dixon

30th December 2020

Changing of the Guard

City's top cop is moving on