Two ships set to dock in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Falmouth Packet: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

5:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Packet can reveal that two ships are due to dock in Falmouth next month after coming from Ebola hit Sierra Leone.

Familiar face returns to Norway Inn 36 years after starting as a trainee

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Regular customers at the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal could be forgiven for thinking they've stepped into a time warp following the return of a popular staff member.

'Fabulous' King Charles School fair raises £1,338: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Pupils, parents and staff helped raise a fantastic £1,338 at last week’s King Charles School autumn fair The event on Thursday saw plenty of fun games, food, refreshments and even the chance to chuck a wet sponge at a teacher.

'Fresh start' as chair of Helston College governors stands down

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

After 11 years at the helm of Helston Community College’s governing body, chairman Graham Vallender has handed over to someone new.

Mongleath Road in Falmouth to close for resurfacing

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Mongleath Road in Falmouth will be closed to traffic for it entire length between 7.30am and 6pm from October 27 to 31.

Care concerns at Falmouth sheltered housing as support officers cut

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Falmouth have voiced concerns over the withdrawal of independent living support officers who had provided a link to the outside world.

Man arrested in Camelford for carrying offensive weapon

Falmouth Packet:

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police have arrested a man after an incident in Camelford on the evening of Saturday, October 18.

Planners to debate new roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Concerns as plans for Union Corner roundabout formally submitted

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Plans to replace the double mini-roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth with a larger roundabout and create a new link road, are due to be debated by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee next Thursday morning, October 23.

Tongue in cheek 'Lizard Point Spaceport' plan is pie in the sky

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Space is famously referred to as “the final frontier” – so surely it makes perfect sense to locate the UK’s first gateway to the stars at its very own “frontier”, the most southerly point?

Falmouth Coastguards becomes part of national network

Falmouth Packet: Half of Falmouth Coastguard shifts 'understaffed'  last summer

11:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre is to become part of the new coastguard national network for the very first time this week.

Budock Play Field Association AGM tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Budock Water Playing Field Association will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting room of Budock Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 21.

Kayak thefts among six crimes in Porthleven last month

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The thefts of two kayaks were among the six crimes reported in Porthleven during September.

Penzance firefighters called after floodwater affects electrics

Falmouth Packet:

9:46am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called to a flood at a Penzance flat yesterday morning after water started affecting the electrics.

Two crews sent to fight Newquay freezer fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:37am Monday 20th October 2014

A fire in a freezer in Newquay sparked a call out for fire crews on Sunday morning.

Fire crews called after car fire spreads to electricity pole

Falmouth Packet:

9:24am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called when a blaze in a car in Wendron spread to a nearby electricity pole.

Tributes to TV actress who loved Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A TV presenter whose love of Cornwall saw her make a TV series promoting the Falmouth and Helston area has died from cancer.

Parents warned of no crossing patrol for kids in Penryn due to illness

Falmouth Packet: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Parents of primary school children in Penryn are being warned that the crossing patrol in Kernick Road will be unmanned from October 21 until further notice due to sickness.

Broken water main leads to flooding in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called after a broken pipe caused flooding at a property in Penzance on Saturday afternoon.

'Alarming' decline in Falmouth shipping

Falmouth Packet: Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Shipping numbers continue to decline with bunkering down, and a quiet order book for A&P.

Builder who drank ten pints didn't remember groping woman

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A woman customer in a bar was left shocked after a man she did not know put his hand inside her clothing and bra and groped her breast.

Penryn Junior pupils 'glow for guide dogs' with fancy dress day

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Pupils and staff at Penryn Junior School dressed up for Glow for a Guide Dog Day on Friday when they also welcomed four guide dogs to assembly.

High 'grade' skills at annual autumn show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GRADE Ruan Horticultural Society’s annual autumn show took place last Saturday.

Woman who set own home in Penryn on fire is jailed

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A woman who set her own house alight in Penryn and then had to be rescued from the burning building has been jailed for two and a half years.

NHS radiographers to strike for first time since 1982

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will be taking industrial action on Monday, 20 October.

Look Back In Time: Yes reporters make mistakes, here are some howlers

Falmouth Packet: Charities still have time to secure a grant from The Packet

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A recent headline in a regional newspaper read “SCOTLAND’S ‘YES’ VOTE WELCOMED.” It reminded me how easily howlers can still make it into print and set me thinking about boo-boos nearer home, writes Mike Truscott.

38,000 visitors enjoy Falmouth's Oyster Festival

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The 18th annual Falmouth Oyster Festival attracted over 38,000 visitors who consumed more than 20,000 oysters over four days of cookery demonstrations, live music and competitions.

Dream job driving a Bentley for former Cornwall College student

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Driving a Bentley isa dream for most people only ever achieved by winning the lottery, but just imagine being given a £280,000 Mulsanne as a company car.

Golden anniversary for Falmouth couple Reg and Pearl Sleeman

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Falmouth couple who had just six weeks to plan and organise every detail of their wedding, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday.

Emergency contact info idea for redundant tax disk holder

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An idea for a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen is spreading across the UK, and it could save lives.

Who owns disputed painting of war hero, Helston or Porthleven?

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

It might not be the Mona Lisa but there is one portrait that is proving just as covetable for both Helston and Porthleven.

'Zombie Zipwire' over Eden for Cornwall Hospice Care

Falmouth Packet: Zombies on last year's walk

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

There’s just few spaces left for the Cornwall Hospice Care 'Zombie Zipwire' on Saturday, November 1.

Former Budock School headteacher ordained as curate at Constantine service

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A retired head teacher from Constantine has been licensed as an Assistant Curate by Bishop Tim Thornton at a service in Constantine.

MP takes on 'blindfold bus challenge'

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has been trying to understand the problems faced by sight limited users of public transport, by taking part in a "Blindfold Bus Challenge”.

Little Stanley Barnes' family hopes disease will slow after drug trial

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Little Stanley Barnes, who suffers from a rare and terminal illness, has had surgery after being accepted onto a trial which, if successful, could extend his life.

Falmouth's mayor to hold civic parade and service on Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor John Body will be hosting his first civic service on Sunday which will be preceded by a parade through town from The Moor to Falmouth Parish Church.

Pupils and parents don dancing shoes for 'Strictly Come Dancing' fundraiser at Porthleven School

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Pupils and family members at Porthleven Primary School put on their dancing shoes for a Strictly Come Dancing styled fundraising event last Thursday.

Porthleven's mayor hold first civic service and parade: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Porthleven’s mayor has held his first civic service since being sworn into office in May.

Penryn's Saturday Club join the fast lane with cop car project

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Penryn’s Saturday Club will hope to be racing into poll position after being selected to receive two cars from the Falmouth Cop Car Project.

'Orange army” of engineers that worked to reopen rail line at Dawlish win prestigious Brunel Medal

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The team of engineers who worked to reopen the rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards.

Helston nursery kids receive 'flying' visit from Coastguard

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Helston nursery has received a “flying” visit from a member of the fourth emergency service.

Falmouth Wheelers enjoy bike tour of Brittany

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Members of cycling club, the Falmouth Wheelers, recently returned from a short tour of northern Brittany.

Three events at Mabe church to celebrate harvest this weekend

Falmouth Packet: Harvest Time for Young Farmers

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

St Laudus Church at Mabe will be celebrating harvest this weekend with three events.

Smoking ban on beaches among urgent measures needed to help tackle marine litter crisis

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Surfers Against Sewage is calling for urgent and innovative new measures to rid the UK coastline of marine litter, including a ban on smoking on beaches and enforcing fines.

West Cornwall should 'not be pushed around' by 'rapacious' developers, says MP

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

St Ives' MP, Andrew George, has raised concerns over development pressures in West Cornwall saying, pressures on St Ives in particular, are intense and the planning system "cannot cope or withstand the guile and determination of rapacious developers".

Falmouth RNLI Guild coffee morning today

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Falmouth RNLI Guild will be holding a coffee morning at the town’s Methodist Church on The Moor between 10am and noon on Saturday, October 18.

Traffic troubles and delays for drivers as the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton closes for repair

Falmouth Packet: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

There is the chance of traffic troubles and delays for drivers as the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton closes at night for repairs in October and November.

Picture harks back to perils of submarine warfare

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

This picture shows a torpedoed vessel being salvaged from the Carrick Roads during World War One.

Designers hired to help transform Helston are unveiled

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A team of designers who will be behind the transformation of Helston town centre has been unveiled.

Groups thanked for Falmouth 'In Bloom' success

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Falmouth’s success in the recent South West in Bloom Awards have been celebrated this week with the town’s mayor, John Body, visiting many of schools and community groups who scooped It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

Interactive art at Falmouth Art gallery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth town council could take over municipal building earlier than thought

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Young people and their families are invited to an interactive event at Falmouth Art Gallery on Saturday, October 18, being held to celebrate the end of Shallal’s Moving Words project.



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