Albany Place extension given green light

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A plans to build a first floor extension at 4 Albany Place in Falmouth has been granted conditional approval by Cornwall Council.

Tractor and transit van collide near Helston

Falmouth Packet: South Western Ambulance Service says it is striving to improve

9:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tractor and transit van collided on the main road between Helston and Redruth yesterday evening.

Relaunch for Falmouth Aquarium after welcoming 15,000 visitors

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

After welcoming 15,000 visitors through its doors since opening in 2012, Falmouth Aquarium has been rebranded with a new front window display, which takes in the town colours, and has new attractions |inside too.

Blow on the head knocks Perran Sands surfer unconscious: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lifeguards at Perranporth were on hand to give first aid to a surfer on the beach at Perran Sands after she was knocked unconcious.

Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new two-wheeled initiative has rolled into town in order to promote tourism in Helston.

Burglars smash window and steal jewellery from Falmouth home

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are investigating a burglary which took place in the Queen Mary Road area of Falmouth overnight last Monday/Tuesday (July 7/8).

Cornwall Council bids for millions to rebuild Helston College

Falmouth Packet: Fury as council admits there is no cash for Helston College development

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cornwall Council has applied for funding from the government’s 'Priority Schools Building Programme' to rebuild or refurbish six schools in Cornwall, including dilapidated Helston College buildings.

Dead body found in field identified as Milbrook man Gary Nice

Falmouth Packet:

4:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

The body of a man found in a field near Bodmin has been formally identified as Gary Nice, 47, from Milbrook.

Man snatches handbag and runs from train at Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Train passenger's cheekbone shattered by thugs

5:08pm Monday 21st July 2014

British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after man snatched a handbag and ran from a train at Hayle.

Constantine Country Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sunny weather graced this year’s Constantine Country Show, when it took place at the weekend.

Mabe couple celebrate 70 years of marriage after WWII 'last waltz' sparked romance

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

The family of a couple from Mabe have joined together to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Police charge Liskeard man with attempted rape of 17-year-old

Falmouth Packet:

4:16pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police have charged a Liskeard man in connection with an attempted rape of a 17-year-old woman in the town on Tuesday 15 July.

Lady lurking in Porthallow pub toilet as new mural unveiled

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A new lady is lurking in the toilets of Porthallow’s pub the Five Pilchards – and she’s getting eyed up on a regular basis.

Penryn Freemasons celebrate 150 year milestone: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A “cornerstone of Cornish freemasonry”, and one of the oldest lodges in Cornwall, The Lodge of the Three Grand Principles in Penryn has celebrated reaching the milestone of 150 years of age.

Two-year-old child escapes injury in serious St Austell crash that left two men with leg injuries

Falmouth Packet:

2:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash near St Austell resulted in two men sustaining serious leg injuries.

Deer rescued from St Dennis clay mica pit

Falmouth Packet:

2:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

Firefighters were called to Melbur Pit, Scareswater near St Dennis this morning after a report of a trapped deer.

Confusion over new Flushing car park

Falmouth Packet: Redcar and Cleveland Council offer Christmas parking deal

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

There is some confusion over a new car park at Flushing, according to the minutes of Mylor Parish Council’s June meeting.

Falmouth Poly cinema upgrade gets £1,000 council cash boost

Falmouth Packet: Can you help usher in the digital age at The Poly in Falmouth?

2:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

The Poly’s campaign to upgrade its systems from 35mm film to digital has received a funding boost after Falmouth Town Council agreed to grant it £1,000.

Big clean at Glasney Greenspace for 'Love Our Parks Week'

Falmouth Packet: May Day revellers to dance through Penryn's Glasney Valley

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Project will be celebrating Love Our Parks Week with a day of clearing, making fixing and creating on July 26.

Cannabis had 'nothing to do' with death of former Falmouth taxi driver says brother

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The brother of former Falmouth taxi driver Charlie Dobson, who died of a heart attack during a fire at his Retanna home, has said he is confident cannabis found in his bloodstream did not contribute to his death.

Reunion planned for former Helston 'Green School' pupils

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The hunt is on for former pupils of Helston’s Green School in Penrose Road to attend an informal get together next Wednesday.

Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

Falmouth Packet:

9:25am Monday 21st July 2014

The owners of a pasty factory in Falmouth have paid tribute to fast acting firefighters after a fire broke out, saying they are confident it will be back up and running, "in a short space of time". 

Newquay lifeboat braves thunder and lightning to search for kayaker

Falmouth Packet:

9:09am Monday 21st July 2014

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called from their homes at amid thunder and lightning on Thursday night following a report of a capsized kayak in the Gannel estuary.

High standards at Mullion's 73rd horticultural show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

3:26pm Monday 21st July 2014

Mullion’s 73rd annual horticultural show has been declared “an outstanding success” with more than 720 entries.

Illegal nets seized in Mounts Bay go under the hammer

Falmouth Packet:

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is auctioning five lengths of rigged gill nets after they were seized in Mounts Bay.

Last change to have your say on how Cornwall deals with flooding

Falmouth Packet: Drivers warned of flooding on A30 near Perranarworthal

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Communities, businesses and the public have less than two weeks left to help shape the way Cornwall deals with the problem of flooding in the future.

Huge Helston homes plan could be submitted this summer

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An application to build 340 homes in the north of Helston could be submitted as early as the end of this summer.

Inside scoop: West Cornwall has two of the best ice cream parlours in the UK

Falmouth Packet: Eight-month-old Kinza Hussain looks like she’s thoroughly enjoying her ice cream in the sun  in Witton Park yesterday

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Two West Cornwall ice cream parlours have made a list of Britain's best.

Penryn Junior pupils visited by guide dog they named PJ one last time

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Pupils at Penryn Junior School had one final visit from PJ, the guide dog they had named, before he left Cornwall to continue his training last week.

Advertising board plan at Porthleven Bowling Club supported

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Support has been given to Porthleven Bowling Club’s bid to add advertising boards around its ground, to raise extra funds.

Penryn Infants' big toddle raises funds for Barnardos

Falmouth Packet: .

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Children from the nursery at Penryn Infants School have been on a sponsored toddle for charity.

No to bad smelling temporary Flushing public toilets

Falmouth Packet: Dudley library firestarter claimed blaze began in loo roll holder

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Mylor Parish Council has said it will continue to look at the provision of toilets in Flushing, but does not support the seasonal use of portable ones, after a temporary facility was used on the quay.

Breage School uniform recycling event

Falmouth Packet: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Parents and Friends of Breage School are having a uniform recycling event on Monday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 22, in the school hall and gazebo.

Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth welcomed a crew from UWC Atlantic College who called in half way through a journey from their home in Wales to Bexhill-on-Sea, in what is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB).

Time to get growing: Craft and horticultural show to return this August

Falmouth Packet: Best of the bunch: Leeks

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

IT’S time to start preparing entries for this year’s St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show, which is taking place in August.

Schoolkids immortalise heroes as scarecrows at Penzance garden

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Children from St Mary’s and St Maddern’s have immortalised twelve heroes and heroines by creating scarecrows at Trengwainton Garden, near Penzance.

Could your child perform in Hall For Cornwall's panto?

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

AUDITIONS for children to star in this year’s Hall For Cornwall pantomime will take place on Saturday 13 September, and people keen on treading the boards are being asked to book a slot.

Royal visit to Falmouth Fire Station

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Princess Alexandra, deputy president of the British Red Cross Society, met firefighters and Red Cross volunteers at royal visit to Falmouth Fire Station on Thursday.

Major overnight fire at WC Rowe pasty factory in Falmouth: PICTURE and STATEMENT

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

Firefighters have been tackling a major fire all night at a food manufacturing unit in Falmouth.

Falmouth care home opens its doors for summer fete: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Langholme care home in Falmouth threw open its doors to friends and family for its annual summer fete on Saturday afternoon.

Helston Hospital fete raises funds: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Helston Community Hospital saw almost a 50 per cent rise in fundraising from its annual summer fete this year.

Two-year-old Pixie-Olivia is winner of Packet's 'Little Treasures' competition

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE votes are counted and the winner of the Packet’s 2014 Little Treasures competition can now be revealed.

Redruth police ask, do you know this woman?

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

POLICE in Redruth are asking for help from the public after an allegation of shoplifting in the town.

Clean up of Porthleven WWI graves

Falmouth Packet: Troops in the muddy trenches of Passchendaele

2:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Graves of Porthleven’s fallen in World War One are to be cleaned as part of anniversary commemorations in the port.

Mylor open garden raises funds for lifesaving RNLI work

Falmouth Packet: RNLI crew face 30ft waves and 60mph winds in French trawler rescue off Cornish coast: VIDEO

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

An open garden and cream teas event held at the Mylor Churchtown home of Chris and Sue Spinks raised over £700 for the local RNLI at the weekend.

St Ives lifeboat crew called out into 'boiling cauldron' at height of lightning storm: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

St Ives lifeboat crews were called out at the height of a huge lightning storm yesterday after multiple reports of a drifting boat 300m from Carbis Bay.

Mabe School one step closer to completing solar panel plan

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Mabe School is one step closer to being able to install a solar roof this summer after a local solar farm developer has stepped in to help.

Three generations of Helston College headteachers at farewell concert for Pat McGovern

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Three headteachers of Helston Community College joined last week for a concert to mark the departure of current head Dr Pat McGovern.

£100,000 grant to help transform Truro's Plans to transform Boscawen Park

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Plans to transform one of Truro’s favourite parks have been given the green light thanks to a whopping £100,000 grant from SITA Cornwall Trust.

Anti 'bedroom tax' MP Andrew George says 'I told you so' after Lib Dem u-turn

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

"Bedroom tax" rebel MP, Andrew George MP, has said, 'I told you so' after an analysis by the Department for Work and Pensions showed nearly 60 per cent of the 550,000 tenants affected were in rent arrears and only one in 20 had been able to move to a smaller home.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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