The weekend is upon us, and here at it is time for a look back at the news you may have missed that has been making the headlines.

First up is the shock news that the Falmouth Beach Hotel site has gone on the open market. The popular hotel burnt to the ground last April, and the news the site is up for grabs with planning permission has raised a question mark over whether another hotel will ever rise from the ashes.

Read the story here, and don't forget to vote in our ballot.

The other big news this week was the snowfall that dusted Cornwall on Monday. While it melted fast, there was at least a quick chance for people to enjoy the beauty of a snow covered Cornwall, and even build a snowman or chuck a snow ball.

Click here to enjoy the 'Snow way', is that all we get? gallery and story.

The deadline for a decision on the controversial falmouth wharves plan is fast approaching, and ahead of the vote protestors are calling for it to be refused.

Opposition to Falmouth Wharves plan ahead of vital vote

If you like a taste of mystery and some super sleuthing, this story about how a son tracked down a burgalr with some hasty CSI style investigation, then this story is for you.

Super sleuth son tracks down Helston burglar

Next up is a story about how an iconic Falmouth town centre coffee shop and restuarant is closing its doors. But don't worry, Wynn's is just having a refresh and refurbishment before welcoming customers through the doors again soon.

Falmouth's oldest coffee shop to close for refurbishment

Any week in politics, is a strange week in my opinion, but this week saw resignations, grumbles-a-plenty, claims of lie detector test for council tax claimants and a plan to punish the very poorest people in Cornwall, made 'reluctantly' by those in power at Cornwall Council.

Will the changes affect you?

Read: Plan to make poorest pay takes step forward here

Tory quits council cabinet over 'lie detector' test for benefit claimaints

Next up, buses. One Penryn pensioner fed up with the “lamentably poor” bus service to Truro on a weekday morning is calling for a change.

Read the story here

Finally, Helston town council, which has not exeactly covered itself in glory over recent times, has back tracked on plans to use cash from the sale of an historic building for a replacement community centre.

Read: Back track on Helston community centre funds.

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