Dramatic end to Culdrose Air Day as plane crashes - DETAILS + VIDEO + PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:40am Friday 1st August 2014

Culdrose Air Day ended in drama this evening after a pilot was forced to crash land his aeroplane. See the photo sequence and video of the landing here.

Now Indian Queen earmarked for new stadium, if huge out of town retail site goes ahead

Falmouth Packet:

4:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

A developer has said a 'multi-purpose stadium to serve the whole of Cornwall' could be built, if permission for a huge out of town retail park and massive supermarket is given the green light near Indian Queens.

Coverack Horticultural Society open gardens day tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

4:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

Coverack Horticultural Society is hosting its eighth annual charity open gardens day this Saturday.

Grab your umbrella! Weather warning of heavy rain for Saturday

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The Met Office is warning of heavy downpours on Saturday, with a weather warning in place for West and Mid Cornwall.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon confirms it is in talks to open in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Some of the traffic queuing up at the bottom of Coinagehall Street as it attempts to get through the town.

3:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

After years of speculation pub chain JD Wetherspoon has confirmed it is in talks to come to Helston.

Steal from one - banned from them all! Penryn traders set up 'Shopwatch' scheme

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

A group of Penryn shopkeepers have come up with a new approach to tackling shoplifting with the introduction of a new ‘Shopwatch’ scheme in the town.

St Keverne pub hosts band and BBQ WWI tribute night

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The White Hart Hotel at St Keverne will be holding a “band and barbecue” evening in their garden this Friday (August 1) as a tribute to those who fought in World War One.

Boat bits and bric-a-brac at Falmouth and Penryn Sea Cadets table top sale

Falmouth Packet: Matchborough Table Top Sale

2:30pm Friday 1st August 2014

Falmouth and Penryn Sea Cadets will be holding a table top sale selling surplus boat bits as well as bric-a-brac, cakes and refreshments, including what the group says are their “famous bacon butties.”

Cornwall Council to blame for sorry state of overgrown Penryn graveyard

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Penryn Town Council has said it is “happy to assist” any volunteers wishing to tackle the overgrown graveyard at St Gluvias Church, following weeks of public complaints about the site.

Crews from Penzance and St Ives called out to water heater fire at Gulval

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Trythogga, Gulval, just after midnight this morning after a report of smoke pouring from a property and fire alrams sounding.

Traffic nightmare as A30 crashes close lanes: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

12:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

Ther are reports that the A30 westbound has been closed by police after a multi-vehicle crash.

Falmouth man returns from epic round Britain fundraising cycle

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The husband of the founder of Falmouth's 'Pink Wiggers' has returned from an epic round Britain fundraising bike ride, during which he visited all of the search and rescue bases.

Falmouth mountain bike theft sparks police appeal

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Police are asking for help from the public after a mountain bike was stolen overnight on Friday/Saturday.

Biker suffers life changing injury in crash with livestock lorry and car near Bodmin

Falmouth Packet:

10:39am Friday 1st August 2014

A 61 motorcyclist from Looe has suffered life changing injuries after a crash involving a livestock lorry and a car at Bodmin.

Uncontrolled bonfire sparks call out for Penzance firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

10:17am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Mousehole last night after a report of a bonfire burning out of control.

Helston churches to mark centenary of World War One on Monday

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Two of Helston's churches will be marking the centenary of World War One this Monday.

First Swamp Circus 'open mike' night tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Swamp Circus in Penryn will be hosting its first open mic night on Saturday, August 2, at Swamp Circus Arts Shop & Cafe on Lower Market Street from 4pm to 6.30pm.

Casualty freed from vehicle after A39 crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:14am Friday 1st August 2014

A casualty had to be cut free from the wreckage of a vehicle on the A39 near Truro yesterday evening.

18 month old child freed from locked car in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

9:59am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Malabar, Truro yesterday after a report of a child accidentally locked in a car.

Falmouth councillors urge planners to refuse 'hideous' 'Lego' extension plan

Falmouth Packet: Council to underwrite new Falmouth bus service

9:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A proposed single storey extension to the rear of 52 Tresillian Road in Falmouth has been described as “ugly” and “hideous” by town councillors who are urging Cornwall Council to reject the application.

Green flags hoisted over Falmouth parks and gardens as three win accolade

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Falmouth may have lost out on its Blue Flag this year, but there was cause to celebrate this week as prestigious Green Flags were hoisted above three of the town’s gardens and park.

Stithians neighbourhood watch is set to expand and needs help

Falmouth Packet: An Interview With The Chairman of Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Stithians Parish is well on the way to being reintroduced in new parts of the parisha, but is in need of more coordinators.

Lizard 'Shed of the Year' entrant in hot water over holiday let with no planning permission

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The owner of a pixie inspired 'shed' near St Keverne that was entered into the Channel 4 Shed of the Year competition has found himself in hot water, after planners started enforcement action as the holiday let has no planning permission.

Green light for repairs and improvements as Penzance's Jubilee Pool gets £1.95m government grant

Falmouth Packet: Fears as Jubilee Pool in Penzance suffers 'serious structural damage'

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A bid for £1.95m to carry out improvements to the storm damaged Jubilee Pool in Penzance has been approved by the Government.

Plane crash-lands at Culdrose Air Day: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

6:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A skillful pilot walked away without injury from an aircraft following a crash during Air Day near Helston yesterday.

Sunny Culdrose Air Day draws the crowds - PHOTOS

Falmouth Packet:

4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Organisers of this year’s Culdrose Air Day could not have asked for better weather today, as the sunshine drew in the crowds.

Porthleven Gig Day goes ahead as rowers pull together: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Bad weather predictions and club illness was not enough to stop Porthleven Gig Day going ahead — thanks to rowers from other clubs pulling together.

Plan for two story home in AONB at Mawnan rejected by Cornwall Council

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

3:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Plans to build a two storey, four bedroom detached house and a detached triple entry garaged at Bosilliac in Penwarne Road, Mawnan Smith, have been rejected by Cornwall Council.

Huge fine for St Day taxi driver after he admits using unlicensed vehicles and drivers

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

3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A St Day taxi driver has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,500 after admitting failing to keep proper records, using unlicensed vehicles and drivers and driving without the required license.

Fond farewell as Parc Eglos deputy leaves to take up headteacher post

Falmouth Packet:

3:12pm Thursday 31st July 2014

After six years as second in command, the deputy headteacher of Helston’s Parc Eglos Primary School is leaving to take up her own headship.

Glasney Valley clean up unearths the past: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The volunteers of Glasney Greenspace Redevelopment Project (GGSRP) spent a hot and sticky Saturday clearing parts of Penryn’s Glasney Valley, and made a couple of surprising discoveries.

Penryn woman charged with arson after house fire is remanded in custody

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Penryn woman charged with arson has been remanded in custody by a judge at Truro Crown Court, pending a plea and case management hearing.

Council slashes mobile library service with one van plan for 172 stops across Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: All mobile libraries and mobile one stop shops in Cornwall face the axe

12:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Giovernment cuts have been blamed as Cornwall Council looks set to slash the mobile library service, leaving just one van serving the whole of the county.

Family pay tribute to stranger and RNLI as Penryn toddler pulled not breathing from sea

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The mother of a girl who was pulled blue and not breathing from the surf at a Cornwall beach has spoken of her gratitude to the RNLI and the stranger who saved her life.

Former Falmouth Custom House being transformed into new bar and restaurant

Falmouth Packet: Bar and restuarant plan for landmark Falmouth Customs House building

11:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

New life is being breathed into Falmouth's historic former Custom House which is being transformed into The Stable, a new bar and restaurant which is due to open on August 28.

Developers say sorry after damaging trees at Porthminster Beach

Falmouth Packet: Some of the vehicles seized by police.

11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

A developer has made a formal apology after contractors damaged trees at a site at Porthminster Beach.

A30 and A39 traffic troubles after two accidents this morning

Falmouth Packet:

10:28am Thursday 31st July 2014

There are reports of slow traffic and one lane closed due to a three vehicles crash on the A30 near Carland Cross.

Falmouth banks asked to make sure cash machines don't run dry during Tall Ships Regatta

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Banks, building societies and supermarkets are being encouraged to ensure their cash machines are regularly topped up over the four days of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta, after some ran dry during the Sea Shanty festival.

Camborne and Redruth police special receives long service and good conduct award

Falmouth Packet:

10:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

A special constable who had to buy his first set of handcuffs himself when he set out to walk the beat in Camborne and Redruth has received a long service and good conduct award.

Garden fire sparks call out for Truro firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to Falmouth road, Truro, last night after a report of a 'large fire' in the grounds of a property.

Falmouth man accused of GBH is remanded in custody

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Adam Scott Burgoyne, 24, of Webber Hill in Falmouth, appeared before magistrates in Truro on Tuesday, alleged to have attempted to cause grievous bodily harm to Ricky Sutton at Falmouth on July 27.

One treated for smoke inhalation after St Agnes house fire

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters from Truro and Perranporth were called to Whites Close, St Agnes yesterday morning after a report of smoke pouring from the windows of a home.

Flambards fundraiser for Helston schoolboy Josh Mills

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A FUNDRAISER has been held for a Helston schoolboy learning to walk.

Plans to re-integrate local NHS is 'good news' but raises questions says MP

Falmouth Packet: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A plan to merge a company given a £315m contract to run Cornwall’s cottage hospitals with an NHS organisation has raised questions about why it was quasi-privatised in the first place.

Three face neglect and ill-treatment allegations at Penzance care home

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A director and a manager of a Penzance care home face court over charges of neglect and ill treatment of people in their care.

World War One theme for Gweek scarecrow trail

Falmouth Packet: SCARECROW CREATIONS: Cotherstone village is full of scarecrows, created along the theme of Who Am I.

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Plans are afoot to run a scarecrow trail around Gweek from August 10 to 16, with villagers asked to make a figure in World War One or 1914 costume to be put on display by the road.

Friendly St Mawes harbour staff should be an example to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: High winds stop St Mawes ferry

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

What a pleasure it is going to St Mawes by boat where the friendly, helpful harbour staff bend over backwards to accommodate boat owners, writes David Barnicoat.

One woman's drive helps bring life-saving equipment to Coverack

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The village of Coverack is set to have a defibrillator thanks to the drive of one woman.

Rocking Helstonbury Festival hits high notes with funds for good causes: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE live music scene showed it is alive and well at the weekend when Helstonbury took place in its namesake town, raising money for good causes in the process.

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta calls for volunteers

Falmouth Packet:

11:42am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta is just four weeks away and with tens of thousands of people expected to flock to the town an appeal has gone out for the last of the volunteers who will help visitors get the most out of the four day event.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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