Weekend wonders: Stories that sparked interest this week
1:10pm Sunday 27th January 2013 in News
Here is a quick look back at some of the stories that have sparked debate or we have just found mighty interesting over the past week on thepacket.co.uk.
First up is a look back at a naval icon, and the town's namesake HMS Falmouth, and the vital role it played, brought to you by our In Port's David Barnicoat. For more In Port news click here.
Sticking with the maritime theme, a 100-year-old former Royal Navy steam cutter (SC26) that saw action at the Battle of Jutland aboard the cruiser HMS Falmouth will return to the port this week.
Cornwall Council asked this week whether people would consider standing as a Cornwall Councillor. Do you have what it takes?
An interesting story this week was the questions raised over Devon and Cornwall Police crime statistics. Office of National Statistics say they are up, figures from the police say they are down. What do you think?
Benefit changes are on the way, and if you have not read it yet here is the story how the very poorest people in Cornwall will be made to pay to fill a council tax black hole at Cornwall Council.
While the Marine Zones seem like a good idea, lets face it who in this day and age wants to see nature trashed, it is not quite so simple when the falmouth dredging controversy is draged into the mix.
Last up are plans for a Falmouth Pier. The Prince of Wales Pier could be the focus for a fresh round of changes. Is the pier a peaceful place to conect with the sea, or does it need a refurb to bring it back to life.
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