Helston shop window smashing vandal needed hospital treatment

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man who damaged windows and other property in Helston cut himself badly enough to need hospital treatment.

Eight arrested as human trafficking and modern slavery raids take place in Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Drugs haul after police raid on Hanwell house

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eight people have been arrested today after a series of warrants were carried out in Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery.

Carn Brae leisure centre land sale falls through as ASDA backs away

Falmouth Packet: Carn Brea running track to be rebuilt in Redruth

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Cornwall Council has confirmed that development deal expected to include a new supermarket and cinema adjoining Carn Brea leisure centre has collapsed.

Disgust as thieves steal St Nazaire Raid hero's memorial stone from Falmouth Cemetery

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Thieves have stolen a memorial stone remembering a Falmouth war hero of the St Nazaire raid from Falmouth Cemetery.

Woman misses large metal spike by inch after falling from height in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

10:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A woman escaped very serious injury yesterday after falling 'from height' onto the shore between Falmouth Wharves and Greenbank Quay.

Classic motor boat rally set to return to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The sleek lines and roaring engines of classic motorboats are set to make a return to Falmouth.

Time lapse film captures Tall Ships 2014 Parade of Sail: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The whole of the Tall Ships Parade of Sail captured in time lapse film

Praa Sands lifeguards race to casualty with broken ankle

Falmouth Packet:

11:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lifeguards at Praa Sands had to race to Kenneggy beach on Friday after a call from Coastguards that a man had broken his ankle.

Santa puts in a very early appearance at Helford Passage Regatta: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

It seems that Father Christmas takes his summer holidays on the Helford River – and is not afraid to carry out some good deeds while there.

Women taken to hospital after being pulled from choppy seas off Falmouth beach

Falmouth Packet:

11:41am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A quick thinking volunteer RNLI lifeguard at Gyllyngvase rescued a woman from the water on Saturday after she was spotted struggling in the choppy seas. 

Public meeting over Penryn parking problems as cars block road

Falmouth Packet: Penryn car park 'swap' considered

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A public meeting is to be held in Penryn to discuss issues surrounding parked cars obstructing access to Permarin Road.

Crowan Parish Church harvest festival

Falmouth Packet: HARVEST HOME: A rare harvest mouse, similar to the one spotted near Durham

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Crowan Parish Church will hold a harvest festival with evensong and pasty supper on Friday, September 19, at 7pm.

Clamped car smashed up on Pendarves Road

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A clamped vehicle on Pendarves Road has been left with smashed windows and dents.

Appeal after woman dies in motorbike crash

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a motorbike crash at the weekend.

Former owner of the Falmouth Beach Hotel hits out at flats plan and design

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Beach Hotel site resort plans: REACTION

6:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The former owner of the Falmouth Beach Hotel has criticised plans for its replacement, claiming the proposed “liner” building will be out of place and is also opposing the planned redevelopment of a property in Stracey Road.

Dinner and takeaway plan for Bridge Stores on Bar Road supported by councillors

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Plans to convert the former Bridge Stores in Falmouth’s Bar Road into a diner and takeaway have won the support of town councillors despite objections from some nearby residents.

Out of hours noise complaints service in Falmouth gets the axe

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Falmouth councillor has said she thinks the axeing of out of hours noise complaint services by Cornwall Council will not make “much difference.”

How much did our MP's claim in expenses for 2013/14? DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published a summary of all MP's claims for the year 2013/14, with Falmouth and Truro MP Sarah Newton, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice and West Cornwall MP Andrew George together claiming over £486,000.

One in hospital as car leaves road near Camborne

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Avers roundabout, A30 towards North Country, Camborne at 14/09/2014 22:20 Twelve firefighters in a major appliance and Rescue Tender from Camborne and two firefighters in a landrover from Redruth attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision where the car had left the road and was on the verge. Crews used crash rescue equipment to cut free one trapped casualty. Once released the casualty was taken to hospital via Ambulance.

Fears person trapped inside burning Penzance flat

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Firefighters raced to a burning flat at Regent Terrace, Penzance, on Sunday, to find there was a fear someone was trapped inside.

35 firefighters called to major Camborne garage blaze

Falmouth Packet:

5:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

A major fire at a commercial garage at Higher Condurrow, Camborne, on Sunday saw a huge call out of firefighters.

Latest shark scare story hits newspapers as 'Great White' spotted off Falmouth: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

3:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

Every summer the great minds populating the national press decide it is time for a 'SHARK SPOTTED IN CORNWALL' story, and this year is no exception.

Help for Heroes conman facing jail

Falmouth Packet:

3:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A conman is facing a prison sentence after admitting he pocketed £300,000 of donations meant for the Help for Heroes charity after sending teams out to gather donations in the SW.

Warning Falmouth council tax bill to rise as takes on Cornwall Council responsibilities

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

The council tax precept for Falmouth may have to rise next year if the town council is forced to take on responsibilities from Cornwall Council.

Bikers roar through Cornwall to Falmouth for annual Martin Jennings Run: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Over 1,000 bikers helped raise funds for charity as the Martin Jennings Run roared through Cornwall to Falmouth on Sunday.

Penryn man jailed after caught driving during three year ban

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A Penryn man jailed after being caught driving while banned for three years, said others in the vehicle could not take the wheel as they had been drinking or taking illegal substances.

Revamp plan for Helston estate agent

Falmouth Packet: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A Helston estate agency is planning a revamp of its own.

Harley rider in life threatening condition after Blackwater crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A biker is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash at Blackwater.

Police appeal for information on missing Sheffield man thought to be in St Ives

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Monday 15th September 2014

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 20-year-old Sheffield man thought to have travelled to the St Ives area.

Falmouth gallery worker jailed over £30,000 theft and fraud

Falmouth Packet:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

A man who stole a haul of cash and goods worth £30,000, including work by Rolf Harris, from a Falmouth gallery when a member of staff has been jailed for two years.

Jobs under threat across Cornwall as Phones 4u to enter administration

Falmouth Packet:

9:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u is to go into administration, placing jobs at risk across Cornwall after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Falmouth man banned from visiting parents breaches order

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been remanded in custody after breaching a court ban on him visiting his parents’ address in Falmouth.

Falmouth council in running to take over Dracaena playing fields after housing fears

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A move to transfer of the Dracaena playing fields to Falmouth Town Council is underway, with one councillor expressing fears Cornwall Council "hopes at some time in the future to flog [the field] for housing".

Crews tackle fire in woodland near Redruth

Falmouth Packet:

11:12am Monday 15th September 2014

Firefighters were called to Treskerby, Redruth, on Saturday after a report for a fire.

Fancy Pants shop takes the Tall Ships prize

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TALL Ships window display competition for businesses in Falmouth was won by the Fancy Pants charity shop.

World War One theme for Porkellis Produce and Craft Show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

There was a World War One theme running through Porkellis Village Produce & Craft Show on Saturday.

Falmouth fashion firm set for big beach clean

Falmouth Packet: Essex Coastal Wardens Scheme - Beach Clean & Litter Survey

1:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Teams from Falmouth fashion brand Seasalt, will be swapping tote bags for bin bags as part of a nationwide beach clean this September.

Do you have a strange phobia? SKY TV crew wants to know

Falmouth Packet: Antonio the clown from Circus Ginnett. SP

1:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents of Falmouth, Penryn or the surrounding villages with fears or phobias could feature in a new television show.

Project to explore history of Redruth's old brewery site

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A community history project will launch this September to explore, gather and share the stories of Redruth and in particular the old brewery site which will become the new archive centre for Cornwall.

New play area opens at Culdrose family centre

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Youngsters of all ages have been enjoying summer at a new play park at the Royal Navy Families Community Centre in Helston.

Lib Dems open branch for Falmouth and Penryn area

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A new Liberal Democrat branch for the Falmouth and Penryn area has been launched following a meeting in Penryn's Temperance Hall.

Weekend celebration as St Keverne Male Voice Choir marks 70 years of song

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

St Keverne Male Voice Choir celebrated a landmark anniversary at the weekend — 70 years after singing up a storm to support returning World War II troops.

Health talks and checks on offer at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust AGM

Falmouth Packet: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will be hosting a mini health fair alongside its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 25, offering a range information, simple health checks and short talks.

Fond farewell as Christina leaves Falmouth town council

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

She may only have been working with Falmouth’s management team for a year but in that time has made a big impression.

Helston Harvest Fair craft and produce show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Helston Harvest Fair weekend ended with the horticultural and craft show on Sunday.

Wildlife experts abuzz with excitement as rare bees found in West Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is abuzz with excitement after two very rare species of bee were discovered on their new Bartinney Nature Reserve near Sennen.

Service to remember victims of drug abuse a first for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Have your say on drug and alcohol help in Brighton and Hove

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A service to remember people who have died following substance misuse will be held in Cornwall for the first time.

Falmouth man fined and banned after drink driving

Falmouth Packet: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A Falmouth man has been slapped with a driving ban after being caught nearly three times over the limit.

Mawan to host Falmouth RNLI Guild autumn fair tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Falmouth RNLI Guild’s autumn fair will be held at Mawnan Smith's Memorial Hall tomorrow (Saturday), from 10am to noon.

Helston plant nursery set to expand

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

As Trevena Cross Nurseries near Helston spreads an annual reminder of autumn’s importance in the planting calendar, the nursery itself is making plans for future planting by installing a brand new tunnel on site.



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