Three decades of unwavering support for Helston honoured

Falmouth Packet: Three decades of unwavering support for Helston honoured

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Two men who have served Helston unwaveringly over the last three decades have been thanked with town plaques.

Helpers needed for big Flora Day clean-up

Falmouth Packet: Help needed for Helston churchyard clean tomorrow

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Community Games return to Penryn university campus next week

Falmouth Packet: Next phase of university development at Tremough to go on show this Thursday

1:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

The Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union, FXU will be hosting the Tremough 2014 Community Games at the Penryn Campus on Sunday, May 4, from noon until 4pm.

Aisla is Helston's young citizen of the year

Falmouth Packet: Aisla is Helston's young citizen of the year

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A teenager who spends her free time helping young girl guides has been named this year’s Young Citizen of the Year in Helston.

'Outstanding achievement' as Truro and Penwith College badminton team become national champions

Falmouth Packet: 'Outstanding achievement' as Truro and Penwith College badminton team become national champions

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Truro and Penwith College Badminton Team have succeded in their quest to become national champions of the British Colleges Sport National Cup.

Dog over cliff near Mawnan leads to rescue

Falmouth Packet: Teenager and dog rescued by coastguards. Copyright: The Martime and Coastguard Agency

9:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Coastguard rescuers are warning owners to keep dogs on leads after a collie took a tumble over a cliff near Mawnan.

Rotary club members paint the town white in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Rotary club members paint the town white in Helston

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

With just three weeks to go until Flora Day the time has come to start making Helston look its best for its big day.

Celebrity pressure on Cornwall Council to complete Coverack repairs

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Where local pleas for help have failed, there are hopes that some celebrity pressure may help get the Coverack sea wall repaired.

Cruising from Falmouth starts next week as Funchal sets off for the sun

Falmouth Packet: Crusiing from Falmouth starts next week as Funchal sets off for the sun

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Cruising from Falmouth starts next week with the arrival of the cruise ship Funchal, which will embark passengers at the docks for her cruise “South to the Sun”.

Helston councillors concerned about 'excessive' noise

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The licensing consultative group of Helston has recommended the refusal of an application to play live or recorded music until 1.30am at Merchants, 15 Coinagehall Street.

Falmouth opticians asks for old spectacles to help charity

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth opticians asks for old spectacles to help charity

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A Falmouth opticians is hosting a collection drive for old and unused glasses in aid of Vision Aid Overseas  throughout April.

Tireless Helston town band stalwart honoured

Falmouth Packet: Tireless Helston town band stalwart honoured

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Despite never having played an instrument Lionel Endean has become an indispensable member of Helston Town Band as secretary.

Bid for star gazing 'Dark Sky' status over Bodmin Moor

Falmouth Packet: Night sky at Kielder

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Cornwall Council is starting work with the Caradon Observatory to prepare an application for an international 'Dark Sky' Designation over Bodmin Moor.

Bid to dredge in Falmouth presses ahead as pro camp says test 'not a waste of money'

Falmouth Packet: Job losses at docks not due to dredging delay, despite claims: LETTER

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

FALMOUTH Harbour Commissioners are pressing ahead with their plans to dredge a deep water channel into the port, dismissing claims that a test dredge showed the project could not go ahead without causing environmental damage.

New look Coverack Post Office to open longer

Falmouth Packet: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Coverack is to get a new look open-plan Post Office, with increased opening hours and more services, from late May.

Mabe pupils' sunshine walk for solar panel project funds

Falmouth Packet: Mabe pupils' sunshine walk for solar panel project funds

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Children from Mabe Primary School had a spring in their step as they walked ten miles from Helford Passage to the Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth.

Arts and craft fair at Mylor brings in the charity funds

Falmouth Packet: Arts and craft fair at Mylor brings in the charity funds

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

An arts and crafts fair at the Ord Statter Pavilion in Mylor Bridge has raised money and awareness for Cornish multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Lizard lad loses locks for local Lifeboat

Falmouth Packet: Lizard lad loses locks for local Lifeboat

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A local celebrity on The Lizard, known for his characteristic hair, has taken on a new look after having all seven of his dreadlocks chopped off.

Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: Two arrests in Rothamsted anti-GM protest

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Scientists have been given permission to grow genetically-modified plants, which could help protect against heart disease.

Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

Falmouth Packet: Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Two little girls visiting their grandparents in Coverack were left “devastated” after their chocolate Easter eggs were destroyed during a security check at Bristol Airport.

UK’s first barrel of fair-transport rum arrives in Falmouth: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: Skipper Arjen with Fluffy, who arranged the shipment for the town

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

This was the moment that Falmouth took delivery of the UK’s first barrel of fair-transport rum, delivered by sail from the Dominican Republic.

Penryn and Falmouth cut price parking trial extended

Falmouth Packet: Enfield had the seventh highest number of parking tickets issued in the country

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Motorists in Falmouth and Penryn could save money after Cornwall Council extended its trial of reduced price car parking season tickets until the end of April.

Games on The Moor in Falmouth returns tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Damp day fails to stop first ever 'Games on The Moor' in Falmouth

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Saturday will see the return of Games on The Moor in Falmout.

Help tidy Helston this weekend

Falmouth Packet: Litter pick in on Saturday

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

1:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

A gas leak has forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre this lunchtime.

Rhyse and Keeley choosen as Penryn carnival king and queen: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: King and queen, Rhyse Jeffery and Keeley Coggin, centre, with attendants Shannon Pierce and Gracie Glasby and judges, Penryn’s mayor Beverly Hulme, councillor Cait Hutchings, and Saracen Award winner Julie Tucker

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A new fairy king and queen have been crowned by Penryn’s mayor ahead of this year’s carnival.

Goldsithney man fined after stealing canoe

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Darren Mark Taskis, of Manor Farm Close in Goldsithney, was fined £265 by Truro magistrates after pleading guilty to stealing an Old Town Discovery canoe worth £550.

Porthleven prepares for second annual Easter duck race

Falmouth Packet: Pporthleven prepare for second annual Easter duck race

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Children in Porthleven had a “quacking” time at the weekend when they prepared for this Saturday's Easter duck race.

Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

People in Cornwall are being warned to practise good hand hygiene when visiting farm attractions following a warning from Public Health England

Race for Life warm up 'cancer slam' in Falmouth: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Race for Life warm up 'cancer slam' in Falmouth: PICTURES

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

The Moor piazza in Falmouth was taken over by a group of pink-clad fitness fanatics on Saturday to drum up support for this year’s Race For Life.

Hammocks stolen from Perranarworthal marquee

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Two large hammocks were stolen from a marquee in the Perranarworthal area between 3.30pm on Sunday, April 6, and 3.30pm the next day.

Man banned from Helston over Samurai sword

Falmouth Packet: Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Magistrates have banned a man from entering Helston over charges of possessing a deadly weapon, namely a samurai sword.

Penryn wharfside traders charity party tomorrow

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Wharfside traders in Penryn aim to get the summer season off to a lively start with a charity party between noon and 5pm this Saturday, April 19.

New fund will help Cornish ports damaged by winter storms

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A new fund to help small ports like Porthleven meet the costs of repairing damage caused by the severe storms has been set up by the government.

'Snot' your usual school trip for Mullion pupils

Falmouth Packet: 'Snot' your usual school trip

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Making nasal mucus was amongst the more grizzly tasks to delight students of Mullion School when they visited a medicine and healthcare exhibition.

Restraining order after Penryn man admits assault

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Penryn man William Wilson has been slapped with a 12 month restraining order after he admitted assaulting Michael John Pill.

Devon and Cornwall bogus police warning as people duped

Falmouth Packet: Heart-warming act of honesty

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Police are urging householders to be on their guard following incidents of a phone fraud where unsuspecting victims are duped by people posing as police.

Coverack road to finally reopen in May

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Cornwall Council has said it expects the road at Coverack to be reopened to traffic on May 19, one month later than originally hoped.

Falmouth council wants fewer new homes, but Penryn council wants more. What do you think?

Falmouth Packet: No support for Woodlane new home application

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Falmouth and Penryn town councils have been discussing the number of houses required over the next 16 years, but while one wanted less than proposed by Cornwall Council, the other wanted more.

Easter Weekend weather boost... Good Friday, shame about Monday

Falmouth Packet: Girls on Jubilee Beach today

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As Cornwall gets ready to receive a huge influx of visitors this weekend we bring you a round up of what the weather has in store for us.

'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

Falmouth Packet: 'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A quiet residential road of Helston became a scene “from Miami Vice” on Sunday evening when police with guns swooped over allegations of a man threatening a neighbour with a Samurai sword.

Falmouth Lifeboat rescues pair stranded at Maenporth

Falmouth Packet: Better safe than sorry after confused shout for Falmouth lifeboats

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Two people exploring near the wreck of the trawler Ben Asdale had to be rescued by Falmouth RNLI yesterday afternoon.

A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds steps down

Falmouth Packet: A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds steps down

2:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Port of Falmouth says a sad farewell next week to A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds, who is moving on after spending 17 years actively promoting the port and town to the shipping industry worldwide.

Cornwall and Devon brace for busiest day on the roads

Falmouth Packet: Traffic on the A303

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Today is expected to be the busiest day on Britain's roads so far this year as millions of people set off for their Easter break, with Cornwall and Devon a hotspot for traffic congestion.

Helston warden wins environmental award

Falmouth Packet: Helston warden wins environmental award

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Helston’s town warden Craig Bowcutt is the latest in a long line of local people to be recognised by Lizard Peninsula Friends of the Earth’s John Mackay Award.

Woman injured after vehicle rolls onto side

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

2:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters were called Draynes Valley, Liskeard this morning after a car rolled onto its side, trapping a person inside.

Warning over summer influx of deadly hornets to Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Vespa Velutina Nigrithorax - aka Japanese Hornet

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’s big, bad, potentially lethal and thousands could now be heading for Cornwall

Camborne police appeal after BB gun fired in car park

Falmouth Packet: Police appeal for witnesses after Bodmin man stabbed in buttock

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Officers in Camborne are appealing for information after a 'young male' was seen firing a BB gun in a supermarket car park.

Police try to trace Penryn dog walker after 'incident'

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

12:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police are trying to trace a woman who was seen walking a brown Labrador dog in Penryn after a report of an “incident” 

Can you help police trace Falmouth graffiti suspects: CCTV

Falmouth Packet: Can you help police trace Falmouth graffiti suspects: CCTV

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying two people they want to talk to in relation to reports of graffiti and in Falmouth.



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