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Memorial to brave Bodmin man

He was just a humble boy from Bodmin. But he grew up to be a hero on the battlefield.

Now James Finn will have a permanent memorial in his home town. It'll mark the gallantry which won him the Victoria Cross, our biggest military honour.

The Government has agreed to pay for the memorial which'll be placed in the town centre in time for next year's centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.


Plans to modernise Bodmin to be shown to public

Plans for a Bodmin facelift Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Ambitions plans for a major facelift for Cornwall's ancient town of Bodmin go on display to the public tomorrow for two days.

The plans include more than three thousand new homes, a new transport network to avoid traffic bottlenecks and making the town centre a pedestrian precinct.


Cornish kite maker prepares for international festival

A kite maker from Cornwall is putting the last minute touches to his design, ahead of this weekend's Bristol Kite Festival.

Martin Lester has been making his famous 'leg' kites, which are synonymous with the festival, at his workshop near Bodmin for the last 30 years.

What started out as a hobby has now become a thriving business and Martin has sold around 6,000 pairs.

Man due to be sentenced for murdering his baby son

25-year-old Shane Hawkins was found guilty at Truro Crown Court yesterday Credit: South West News

A father found guilty of murdering his 11-month old son after the baby was injured at a house in Bodmin is due to be sentenced today.

Shane Hawkins denied killing Kaydon in 2010. The baby suffered fatal head injuries and later died in hospital.

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