Friday round-up: What's been making the headlines this week

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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.

First up, council elections. The authority has released a full list of people standing for the seats in the upcoming May elections. To see who will be vying for your vote on May 2 click the link below. (A pdf should open in a new window.)

west cc spn live 050413.pdf

Next up, they now have high tech equipment and state of the art safety, but the one thing taht has always remained the same is the bravery and dedication of the lifeboat volunteers.

Have a look at this video (c1960) to see how it was done when the world was in black and white.

Shopping in Truro this weekend, not in Tesco. The store will close tomorrow for refurbishment.

Click here to read what the supermarket giant is planning

Over in Porthleven the town is gearing up for its fabulous food festival. And this year there will be a version of television’s Ready Steady Cook featuring none other than celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson. Click here to read more.

Words from John Masefield’s Sea Fever must be echoing in the ears of 428 people who braved the gale force, bitterly cold winds and rough seas to venture afloat on the Dutch brig Mercedes for a number of day sail trips. Read the story and see the spectacular pictures here.

Plans for a development which will combine a housing complex for the elderly with a new community centre have been revealed for an underused and unkempt area of land at Bosvale in Falmouth. Click here to read how a gift of land has helped secure a better future for the area.

It is goodbye to long-serving councillor Keith Reynolds, who will be leaving Helston Town Council at the next election after more than two decades. Click here for more

 

As if the Icelandic icons were not enough, The Eden Project has announced a full line-up of special guests for the Sigur Rós Eden Session on June 30, headed by indie-folk trio Daughter and New York country-folk singer Willy Mason. Click here.

How the mighty have fallen, "art" by Graham Ovenden, who was found guilty at Truro Crown Court of indecent assault against girls in the 1970s and 80s has been removed from the Tate's online collection. Click here for the full story

And to finsh, a little good news for the high street. Truro HMV has been saved from the axe after a last minute deal to keep 132 of the iconic stores open. Just goes to show that you can't stop the music. Click here for more.

As always, let me know on jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk if you have any ideas, stories or want to see more, or less, in your Friday round-up.

 

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