In this week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet - out today (Wednesday).

A problem nightclub in Falmouth, known to many as Shades despite changes in name and ownership, has been closed after causing misery to local residents.

A major crunch on Bickland Water Road during the school run last week left two cars written offDebris littered the road and a major backlog of traffic built up around the area:

Falmouth Packet: UPDATE: Crash causes traffic delays on Bickland Water Road

The family of King Harry Ferry car plunge victim Ann Pewter, aged 74, have paid tribute to Budock mussel diver Matt Vernon for his efforts to free the trapped pensioner.

Cancer survivor Heather Champion was one of the undoubted stars at a fundraising afternoon in Cutting Edge salon in Falmouth Marina recently.

Here she is after her haircut, which raised more than £800 in sponsorship:

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A historic model of the iconic ship HMS Pandora has returned to her former home in Mylor - after 20 years absence.

Post-hardcore heavy metal rockers Enter Shikari will make a triumphant return to the Princess Pavilion next week. Bring the noise.

200 years of marriage was celebrated this week - not by one couple, but by four Falmouth sisters and their husbands.

A spate of bike thefts have the police urging cyclists across Penryn and Falmouth to register their possessions online.

Falmouth author Rebecca Cobb was celebrating a triumph when she won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.

A 'hot cross' cross had pupils at King Charles Primary School giving Easter the thumbs up this week. Check out their crazy creation below:

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Falmouth Packet: Pendennis Point of View (PPV) is back with a bang.

Look out for the return of Rocky the Rooster and his PPV pals in this week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet.



In this week's Helston Packet - also out tomorrow (Wednesday).

It's curtain down at Carleen as illness forces the closure of the panto.

Street markets are on the up with the relaunch of regular Helston events from this Friday. For a flavour of how things might look, check out this picture from one of last summer's markets:

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Cornish comedian Johnny Cowling helped raise more than £2,200 at a Helston/Lizard Rotary Club event in Flambards.

The rough sleeper found dead at Helston's Coronation Park last week has been named locally as Mark Trudgeon.

A record number of people turned out for the Poldhu Easter duck race with all 500 ducks sold and then launched into the river. See some of the action in the picture below:

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For all this news - and much, much more - don't forget to pick up your copy of the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets... Out today (Wednesday)!