Heartbroken mum warns tourists of 'dangerous' Thailand after son's death

Falmouth Packet: Investigation launched after Helston man found dead in Thailand

10:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

The heartbroken family of a Helston man found hanged in a Thai prison has warned other holidaymakers of what they describe as a “tourist scam in a dangerous country.”

Budock developers' appeal to be discussed by parish council

Falmouth Packet: Bid to build 154 homes on Bickland Water Road

9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The decision by developers to appeal against the refusal of plans to build up to 154 new homes on land off Bickland Water Road, is to be debated by Budock Parish Council next Tuesday evening.

Police to continue operation targeting illegal raves in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are fully preparing to prevent and disrupt any illegal rave activity in Cornwall this coming August Bank Holiday.

Family thanks community for support after Helston house fire

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

An “overwhelming” number of volunteers and local businesses, plus a team from RNSA Culdrose, have rallied around a Helston family whose home was devastated by fire in Helston on Saturday.

Pier ban for Pill after parking row

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A pleasure boat operator who used “abusive and threatening” language towards Falmouth’s police inspector during the evening of last week’s Red Arrows display has been banned from Prince of Wales Pier.

Falmouth man to stand trial charged with actual bodily harm

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Luke Mark Davies, aged 25, of High Street, Falmouth, appeared before Truro Magistrates’ Court alleged to have assaulted Dominic Stevens and Colin Mulvana, and to have assaulted Andrew Jago, causing him actual bodily harm.

Two crushed under steel at docks

Falmouth Packet:

3:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Two men have been injured at Falmouth docks after a steel racking area collapsed onto them this morning.

Watch out for the Dog Poo Crew in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

3:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A new super group has hit the streets of Helston and they’re on a mission.

Wait is over as Falmouth A-level students receive their results: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A summer of waiting is over for A-level students who arrived at Falmouth School to collect their results on Thursday.

Characters take the plunge at Falmouth's Maritime Museum

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Forty people will be stepping off the top of the tower of the Maritime Museum in Falmouth on Saturday, all in fancy dress and all aiming to raise as much cash as possible for Tanya’s Courage Trust.

Falmouth Police looking for six foot muscular peach vest wearer following 80s night assault

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A six foot tall muscular man wearing a peach vest and shorts knocked someone unconscious during Falmouth Week’s 80s and 90s night on Friday.

Truro kebab shop owner gets his chips after opening late

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Truro kebab shop owner pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court on Tuesday August 19 to operating beyond his licensed opening hours in contravention of the Licensing Act 2003.

'Charge your glasses' for the start of the Tall Ships Regatta

Falmouth Packet:

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Ships' captains will be welcomed to the port at a Captains' Dinner at the Falmouth Hotel on the first day of the regatta when glasses of fizz will be handed out on arrival thanks to sponsorship by St Austell Brewery.

Helston ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson charged with fraud

Falmouth Packet:

11:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Helston’s ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson has been charged with several counts of fraud.

Free scheme to run in Camborne giving young people life skills

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall fire service called to 22 flooding reports in six hours

11:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is running a programme to help unemployed young people into employment, education or training.

Firefighters put out car on fire at Hayle roundabout

Falmouth Packet:

11:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fire fighters were called yesterday evening to reports of a car on fire at the Loggans roundabout on the A30 in Hayle.

Truro motorcyclist dies in St Mawes collision

Falmouth Packet:

9:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision at St Mawes, in which a motorcyclist died.

Change of custom brings new life to historic building

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FALMOUTH’S historic former Custom House has been transformed into a new bar and restaurant which opens next week with staff preparing to be thrown in the deep end as the town prepares for its busiest weekend in years.

Gunwalloe fundraiser's £500 is the icing on the cake

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A charity fundraising event at Gunwalloe on Sunday saw a huge amount of people donating to the League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital with the sale of cream teas.

Man who stole Rolf Harris art from Falmouth Gallery faces prison

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A man who stole work by Rolf Harris amongst £30,000 worth of cash and goods is “staring down the barrel of a custodial sentence.”

Vandals drain Helston boating lake

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Visitors to Coronation Park were in for a surprise over the weekend when they visited the Helston beauty spot only to find the lake drained of water.

Former mayor in hot seat for next Falmouth council surgery

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth councillors vote to refuse car club cash

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Former mayor Geoffrey Evans and councillor David Saunby will be in the hot seats at Falmouth Town Council’s next monthly surgery which will take place between 10am and 1pm on Friday, August 29.

Record turnout for Mullion Fire Station open evening

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mullion Fire Station has declared itself “overwhelmed” with the support and success it received for its annual open evening last Thursday.

Falmouth RNLI Ladies Guild summer fete on Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Falmouth RNLI Ladies’ Guild will be holding its summer fete on the front garden of the Falmouth Hotel on August 24 and for the first time will be sharing the event with St Keverne Band.

Port youngsters enjoy beach action day with Culdrose crews

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A great day of fun was had by children of Porthleven School at Praa Sands, including beach safety, crab hunting and surfing Keen to encourage support of service families and their friends, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Porthleven School, and Surf Action got together to create an event to put smiles on the faces of a number of local children.

Porthleven ready for torchlight procession

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven council to pay for torches for this year's Torchlight Procession

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Following last year’s revival of Porthleven Torchlight Procession the event is well and truly back on the calendar.

Man rescued after attempting to save daughter caught in Porth rip current

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A man who swam out to help his 14 year-old daughter after she was caught in a rip-current at Porth on Monday evening has been rescued by Newquay’s RNLI lifeboat crew.

Durgan Regatta takes to the water on Sunday

Falmouth Packet: Kids splash about is junior regatta

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Fun on and off the water is promised at Durgan Regatta which takes place from noon on Sunday, August 24.

Mawnan exhibition shows history of village at war

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mawnan History Group commemorated the centenary of the start of World War One with an exhibition covering the village's war experiences.

Penryn church flower festival on Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

9:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Penryn Methodist Chapel will be hosting its flower festival on August 23, as part of Penryn Fair Day, and this year it will be on the theme of ‘hymns’.

New proposals put forward in row over Greenbank access land row

Falmouth Packet: Greenbank Gardens land swap questioned

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Alternative proposals which aim to safeguard step-free public access to Greenbank Gardens in Falmouth have been put forward following a meeting which saw up to 200 local residents brave the rain to voice their concerns.

200-year-old Godolphin beech tree reborn as feeding stop for wildlife

Falmouth Packet: One of the bats that has been found to be pregnant in Marbury Park

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A dismantled tree on the Godolphin Estate may look a little unsightly – but it is actually hiding a special secret.

Rescuers from Falmouth use rope and grapnel to free trapped yacht

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Lifeboat volunteers used ropes and a grapnel to free a yacht which had become caught on a lobster pot buoy in Gerrans Bay on Sunday.

Boat crew save themselves before arrival of RNLI rescuers

Falmouth Packet: A D class inshore lifeboat of the kind used in this weekend's rescue.

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The crew of a broken down boat were able to restart its engine before the arrival of the lifeboat volunteers during an incident off St Anthony lighthouse at the weekend.

Mystery of Falmouth sewer stench

Falmouth Packet: An example image of a sewer blocked by fat

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

South West Water has apologised for a mysterious smell which had “taken over” Falmouth and said it will work to clean the sewers.

Police remind Cornish public to be aware of theft from vehicles

Falmouth Packet:

7:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

Police in Cornwall are urging the public to be aware of opportunist thieves looking for valuables left in vehicles after a number of incidents in the county.

Crew called to Penstraze chimney fire

Falmouth Packet:

5:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

A fire crew was called to a chimney fire at Penstraze near Truro a little after 11.40am this morning.

Man dies following St Keverne crash: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

12:52pm Monday 18th August 2014

The main road to St Keverne remains closed this lunchtime following a serious traffic collision.

Firefighters say Harlyn Bay pub fire was started accidentally

Falmouth Packet:

5:37pm Monday 18th August 2014

A fire at a bed and breakfast and pub in Harlyn Bay at around 4am this morning is believed to have started accidentally, say firefighters.

Portreath beach bin fire extinguished before firefighters arrive

Falmouth Packet:

5:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters from Camborne were called to a bin fire at Portreath beach on Sunday night.

Bucket of water used to extinguish Heartlands fire

Falmouth Packet:

5:14pm Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters used a bucket of water to extinguish a rubbish fire at Heartlands on Sunday evening.

Man cut free from vehicle at Goonhilly

Falmouth Packet: Goonhilly lights up to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flame

5:01pm Monday 18th August 2014

Fire fighters had to cut free a man who was trapped in a vehicle at Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard peninsula on Sunday.

Annual St Keverne ox roast is a sizzling success: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

ST Keverne Ox Roast went down with a sizzle last Wednesday with around £8,000 raised for St Keverne Band.

Lifeguards help overturned kayaker at Praa Sands

Falmouth Packet:

3:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

RNLI lifeguards at Praa Sands have helped a man who fell from his kayak and was struggling to get back aboard.

Faith wins 'black cap' at Falmouth Phoenix Project graduation

2:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

The winner of the coveted “black cap” at the recent Phoenix Project graduation ceremony at Falmouth fire station was 13-year-old Faith and not Clair as stated in last week’s Packet.

Clouds of colour for Mylor fun run with a difference: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A fundraising event brought more than just a splash of colour to Mylor with around 85 children taking part in a run with a difference.

Youngsters say farewell as they graduate from Little Lizards

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A special graduation ceremony was held at Landewednack School to say goodbye to the departing youngsters from the adjoining Little Lizards Children's Centre.

RNLI rescues crew after boat suffers engine problems off Helford Estuary

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Three people on board a motor boat had to be rescued on Friday morning after developing problems off Nare Head at the entrance to the Helford estuary.

Busy year ahead for popular Penryn Saturday Club youth group

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

A Penryn youth group will be celebrating a busy year as it looks to mark its eighth birthday.

Prestigious award for Lizard Stallions

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

The Lizard Stallions Carriage & Stud Co, which operates an historic horse bus in Cornwall, has received a prestigious award from the Transport Trust and a contribution towards the costs of the restoration of the wheels on the bus.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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