End of week round-up: A look back at the last 7 days

Falmouth Packet: One of the bigger stories this week was the planned re-opening of Remedies on The Moor in Falmouth One of the bigger stories this week was the planned re-opening of Remedies on The Moor in Falmouth

The weekend is here, which can only mean one thing at thepacket.co.uk - it's time for a look back at the week in news, to catch-up on the headlines you might have missed.

Perhaps the news with the most far-reaching consequences came on Tuesday, when Cornwall Council decided it was going to go ahead with its plans to fill a blackhole in central government funding by taxing the poorest people in the county.

Read the full story here - and have your say in our comments section

On the same day as the decision was made to tax everyone of working age, it was also announced that a large chunk of staff at the Citizen's Advice Bureau in Cornwall would be losing their jobs.

Read how the 'majority' of Citizen's Advice staff are to be made redundant - just when they're needed most

The Cornish jobs market was dealt two further blows this week as it was revealed that more than 770 jobs could be for the chop at the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske, while Sir Tim Smit's Eden Project will have to let go up to 70 staff.

Read the reasons for the jobs misery below:

Jobs axe hangs over Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

70 jobs to go at Eden Project

It wasn't all doom and gloom however. On Thursday the Packet brought you an update on Josh Mills, the Helston schoolboy with cerebral palsy who is set for life-changing surgery in Bristol to help him walk again - but his family could still use your help.

Click here to read Josh's family's 'thank you' and how you can still lend a hand

In a boost for Falmouth's high street, a town centre building was sold for an eye-watering sum this week.

See just how much it costs to own a piece of prime Falmouth real estate by clicking here

There was more good news for Falmouth as the new owners of the former biggest nightclub in town Remedies announced their plans to reopen the popular hotspot.

Click to read the story and see the floor plan for the new Vanilla bar and club

Elsewhere in planning news was the announcement by a Falmouth hotelier that he planned to create a multi-million pound four star hotel in Truro's Old County Hall.

Read: 'Old County Hall Truro hotel plan formally lodged'

Next up is the sad story of Mark Robinson, a 21-year-old biker who died in a crash at Carnon Downs at the weekend. He recently moved from Falmouth to St Agnes with his partner and was "just beginning the next chapter of his life."

Read: 'Tributes paid to Carnon Downs death crash biker'

No week would be complete without a political U-turn and this week saw plans for a controversial cross-border MP demolished (for now, at least.)

Read 'No 'Devonwall' MP after Commons defeat'

There were strange rumblings down on Goonhilly too, where one of the iconic antennas is on schedule to spring back into life.

Read about the resurrection of Lancelot (a.k.a Goonhilly-4)

Our penultimate story this week is the ongoing bust-up between residents and the university over its plans to expand the Woodlane Campus site with a revamped building.

Click here for more: 'Falmouth Uni defends expansion plan amid storm of protest'

Finally, Falmouth Town Council are looking into ways to stop those annoying bin-raiding seagulls ripping up everyone's rubbish on collection day. 

Read about the 'rubbish plan to give seagulls the sack' - and vote in our online ballot

There are plenty more stories online - no matter what you fancy reading - and don't forget to vote in our Win Your Wedding competition and help someone enjoy their big day on us at the Packet!

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And remember if you have a tip-off, a complaint or just want to get in touch then e-mail one of our reporters  - all the details by clicking here.

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