Falmouth's MP takes Ebola concerns to 'very highest levels'

Falmouth Packet: Town MP appointed deputy chairman of Conservative party

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Falmouth's MP has vowed to press for "everything possible to be done to keep local people safe", after concerns over the arrival of ships from Ebola striken West Africa.

Cyber bullying warning after false claim on Facebook gets out of hand in Helston

Falmouth Packet: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A false claim on Facebook that got out of hand in Helston has led police to issue a warning about the rise in cyber bullying.

Neighbours concerned at bid to build extension at Falmouth Chinese restaurant

Falmouth Packet: Stir-fried fish with dill and rice noodles

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

Plans to build a rear extension onto a town centre Chinese restaurant in Falmouth are being supported by local councillors, but opposed by some neighbouring residents.

Don't fancy being visited by treat or treaters... Download a poster here

Falmouth Packet:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

Apeople not keen on trisk or treat revellers visiting knocking on the door can download a poster created by Devon and Cornwall police and display it in their window.

Spooky start to half term as pupils enjoy Hallowe'en disco: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

Half-term got off to a spooky start for children in St Keverne when a Hallowe’en themed disco was held.

Free cake offer for Mawnan graveyard helpers

Falmouth Packet: Collecting leaves in garden

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Anyone willing to lend a hand clearing and tidying up the graveyard at Mawnan Smith on the morning of Saturday, November 1, will be rewarded with free cake.

House fire in Falmouth sparks call out for crews

Falmouth Packet:

2:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firefighters are at a property on Lansdowne Road, Falmouth, after a fire broke out in a bathroom.

No objection to cropping Penryn trees

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Cornwall Council’s tree officer and Penryn Town Council have offered no objection to an application to prune two beech trees on land next to number 37, Old Well Gardens.

Hallowe'en in Cornwall will be spookily warm... But will it be wet?

Falmouth Packet:

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

Today could well be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a "remarkable year" of high temperatures, weather experts have said, however the question most people want answering is, will it be wet this evening?

'Poppy Cafe' at Mullion Cricket Club to raise funds for Royal British Legion for third year

Falmouth Packet: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

For a third year running Mullion’s Poppy Café will be raising funds for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Bid to revert Penryn property back to residential use

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

12:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

A bid to allow a property to revert to use as a residential flat has been submitted to planners.

Cancelled Porthleven Lifeboat Day still managed to raise £3,000

Falmouth Packet: Thousands arrive to support Porthleven Lifeboat Day: PICTURES

12:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

This year’s Porthleven Lifeboat Day made a profit of more than £3,000 – despite being cancelled.

Mobile library to visit Flushing and Mylor

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

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Cornwall Council has said it will be providing a mobile library service to the residents of Mylor parish.

Organiser 'gobsmacked' as Helston pink day raises £2,000

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Fundraisers in Helston are feeling flushed with success after a successful Pink Day raised in the region of £2,000, with money still coming in.

RNLI warns beachgoers in Cornwall to stay safe as autumn sunshine expected to draw crowds

Falmouth Packet: RNLI lifeguard Anthony Bartlett patrolling Polzeath

10:48am Friday 31st October 2014

With warm weather and a good surf forecast for Cornish beaches this weekend, the RNLI is urging people to stay safe and to head to a beach with lifeguard cover

RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone to help tackle Ebola outbreak: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:10am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Royal Fleet Auxiliary aviation support ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to offloading vital equipment and stores that will aid the fight against Ebola.

Gweek 'wrong way' driver banned after refused to give breath specimen

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

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Refusing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis after being found driving the wrong way up a one-way street led a man from Gweek to receive an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

End of an era as Falmouth police station front desk closes today

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth council to oppose 'ridiculous' plan to close police station front desk

9:26am Friday 31st October 2014

The front desk public enquiry office at Falmouth police station closes today as the force tries to save cash due to budget cuts.

Police cadets deliver 500 'no trick or treat' posters to Falmouth homes

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Falmouth and Penryn Police Cadets worked hard on Wednesday evening delivering over 500 posters to Falmouth residents who are not keen on Hallowe’en trick or treating.

Culdrose Air Day to return to Thursday

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year. This will stick with the Thursday – rather than a Wednesday – which was trialled for the first time this year.

Truro firefighters receive dementia training

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Fire fighters from Truro fire station have undergone specialist training to help them cope with the growing number of older people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Battle of Coronel: British pride dented and Cornish live lost

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The Royal Navy will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Coronel this week. The clash was an ignominious chapter in the senior service’s unique history that saw British warships heavily outgunned by the vastly superior ships of the Imperial German Navy resulting in a humiliating defeat for Britain when two warships were sunk with a heavy loss of life.

Flybe pilot arrested at Newquay over drink flying concern

Falmouth Packet: Newquay to Gatwick air link saved for now

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police have confirmed that a pilot was removed from a plane at Newquay airport after concerns were raised about him being over the legal alcohol limit.

Can you help police trace driver after Penzance hit and run?

Falmouth Packet:

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police in Penzance are appealing for information following a hit and run road traffic collision, and have released CCTV images of a suspect vehicle.

Sky to sparkle over Falmouth as annual firefighters display returns on Bonfire Night

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sparks will be flying over Falmouth on bonfire night as Falmouth’s firefighters light up the sky with their annual fireworks display.

First poppy laid as Falmouth prepares for Remembrance Sunday: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor, John Body has laid the first poppy in the town’s Garden of Remembrance as the town readies to pay its respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Helston small businesses to have a say on 'Business Improvement District' decision

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Reassurance has been given to small businesses in Helston that they will have a say on whether the town should become a Business Improvement District (BID).

Falmouth town council surgery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Council to underwrite new Falmouth bus service

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Residents with any concerns or issues they’d like to raise with Falmouth Town Council are invited to attend its monthly surgery on Frday.

Could you be a Flushing or Mylor flood warden?

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Members of the flood plan |sub-committee of Mylor Parish Council will be visiting residents around Mill Quay and those at risk in Flushing to discuss flood response plans.

Harvest Festival raises cash to 'Send a Cow'

Falmouth Packet:

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Children from Landewednack School at The Lizard welcomed family and friends to join them in celebrating their annual harvest festival at The Lizard Methodist Chapel.

Special meeting to decide which Helston groups to get community centre cash

Falmouth Packet: The former Helston community centre at 3 Penrose Road.

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A special meeting will be held on Monday to decide which charities will benefit from the sale of the former Helston Community Centre.

Bid to turn cafe at Lizard Point into home

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Pre-application advice has been sought on proposals to change the use of the Wave Crest Cafe on Lizard Point to residential use.

Helston Community College to host sixth form open evening

Falmouth Packet: Green light for Helston College rebuild project

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Helston Community College will be opening up to the public next month to promote its sixth form courses.

Chemical 'harmful' to wildlife contained after roadside spill

Falmouth Packet: Bradford firm in bid for increase in hazardous chemicals

11:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

Firefighters and a hazardous materials officer were called out to a roadside chemical leak yesterday.

Grant to help young Falmouth players travel to 'Rugby Festival'

Falmouth Packet:

11:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

Falmouth councillors have agreed to award the town’s rugby club its second grant in three months, but have encouraged officials to liaise and work together in the future or risk being turned down.

'Suppressed' Government report shows case for drug reform 'overwhelming'

Falmouth Packet:

11:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

A "suppressed" Government report shows that locking up drug user is nonsensical and the case for reform is overwhelming, according to a Home Office minister.

Anger as vandals and thieves repeatedly target Falmouth nursery

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children at one Falmouth nursery have been left without bicycles after a spate of thefts and vandalism in recent months.

Man ordered to pay compensation after damaging woman's home in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

10:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been ordered to pay £100 in compensation after damaging a Porthleven woman’s property.

2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall enjoy 'Primary Prom' concerts: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

Music for Youth came to Truro to welcome 2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall to two 'Primary Prom' concerts.

Fruit fun for Apple Day at Falmouth primary school: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children, parents and teachers at Marlborough School all enjoyed an afternoon of fruit based fun at the annual Apple Day on Thursday.

Decline in bunkering calls to Falmouth is a worrying trend

Falmouth Packet: A bunkering tanker leaves a very large crude carrier (VLCC) in Falmouth Bay 	Picture: DAVID BARNICOAT

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A quick glance at the Shipping Intelligence column shows the number of ships calling this past week was once again poor. A small flurry of activity on the bunkering front is expected in the next few days but in general October has been a quiet month in terms of shipping numbers.

Crew on ship arriving in Falmouth from Ebola hit West Africa 'to be monitored'

Falmouth Packet: KILLER:  An electron micrograph of the Ebola virus

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Health officials have promised to monitor the health of the crew members arriving into Falmouth onboard two ships from Ebola hit Sierra Leone next month – including potentially taking their temperatures before they disembark.

Golden sunshine and amber ales at fantastic Falmouth beer festival

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

There was golden sunshine and amber ales at the Princess Pavilion this weekend for the annual Falmouth Beer Festival.

Request to cut down two fungus infected Flushing trees

Falmouth Packet: Concerns over Somerset chainsaw sellers

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

An application has been made to remove two trees which are subject to a tree preservation order from 47 Trefusis Road in Flushing.

Falmouth man fined for driving while disqualified and lacking insurance

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Falmouth man has been fined £165 after Truro magistrates reopened two traffic offences of which he had previously been convicted.

Two Falmouth police officers commended for 'professionalism and commitment'

Falmouth Packet:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two police officers based |at Falmouth have been presented with certificates |in recognition of their “professionalism and commitment.”

Family's relief as teenager found at bottom of Newquay cliff, 'conscious and off life support'

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A sixteen-year-old schoolboy found at the botom of a cliff at Newquay is  is now conscious and off life support, but is still in intensive care.

Former Falmouth town clerk slams government over lack of 'Malayan Emergency' recognition

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Former town clerk and veteran, Eric Dawkins, has condemned the UK Government for failing to adequately recognise the sacrifices made by those who served in Malaya in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Officer honoured after risking lives to save family from rising floodwater in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A “possible tragedy” was averted thanks to the efforts of a police officer risking her own life in flood water at Porthleven.

4x4 and trapped driver rescued from precarious position at Hayle holiday park

Falmouth Packet:

1:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Firefighters were called to Riviere Towans, near Hayle, this morning after a report of a 4x4 in a precarious position and the driver trapped inside.

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