Weekend Round-Up: What's been making the headlines this week

Here at thepacket.co.uk we like to give you a little look back at what has been making the headlines, and highlighting those stories you may have missed.

If you have an idea about what stories you would like to see, or how to make this more useful, let me know at jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk.

Falmouth Packet: Richard Parton, who serves in the Royal Engineers, even considered suicide at one point

First up is this week's front page: A soldier cleared of rape tells of his 18-month fight to clear his name and how he considered suicide. Click here to read more.

Never one to shy away from controversy, the Packet's In Port guru David Barnicoat has a look at what's happening on and around the water. Click to read: 'Stagnant' port is missing out on cruise ship chances.

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth lifeboat crew bid farewell as Clifford slips his anchor

Falmouth lifeboat crewmembers joined other waterfront people, family and friends to say farewell to Clifford Atherton, of New Street, who slipped his anchor at the age of 93 years. Click here to read more.

For more In Port news and views click here.

HISTORY was made in Falmouth this week as a unique project to recreate a 4,000 year old boat reached its dramatic conclusion as it launched into the waters of Falmouth Harbour.

VIDEO: Read the report, look at the picture gallery and watch the videos showing the build from start to finish by clicking here.

The police are asking for help after two marine related thefts from fields around Penryn and Mawnan Smith. Click here to help get the prawn pots back

The opera singing landlady of Gunwalloe’s Halzephron Inn has performed her swansong after 20 years in charge. Click here for more.

HELSTON: This is the first chance to see where a proposed 900 homes could be built in Helston over the next 20 years. The Packet can reveal that three sites are being considered for development: the Bulwark area, Bosnoweth near the link road and the Trenethick area to the north east of the town. Click here to read the full story

A tragic sign of the times! Volunteers at a Camborne food bank are bracing themselves for a surge in demand ahead of the next round of welfare cuts in April. Click to read more and to see how you could help.

And last, but certainly not least, The Skipper is none too pleased about those trying to gain political mileage out of the "put down" disabled comments by one Cornwall Councillor. Click here to read more.

 

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