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

A tragic infant suffering from a serious heart condition, who touched the hearts of people across Falmouth, has lost his battle for life. Read his story in tomorrow's paper.

Chaotic comic pioneer Rik Mayall appeared at a town bookshop for an exclusive CD signing last week. And he was even caught having a cheeky browse of Falmouth and Penryn's favourite local paper:

Falmouth Packet:

An 84-year-old man was found dead in the garden of his Falmouth house last week. Neighbours described him as someone who "kept himself to himself" and was very independent.

A road smash near an accident black spot in Boslowick left a Falmouth man in hospital suffering from chest injuries on Monday.

Here is the crumpled remains of his blue Ford Escort estate after the crash:

Falmouth Packet:

Local politicians have paid tribute to the divisive Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, after her death this week.



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

A major shake-up of schools on the Lizard Peninsula is set to bring in historic changes in staffing after "substantial" government cuts.

The future of Helston is being discussed this week as a draft town plan, which will form the basis of all major decisions in the coming years, is drawn up.

St Keverne will soon witness a "long overdue" memorial move as councillors resolve to bring both World War monuments closer together.

Lizard stalwart the late Pam Lyne, who served her community for more than 40 years, has had a bench unveiled in tribute to her at St Anthony Church.

"Egg-static" children were treated to some free Easter goodies at the official opening of the Helston heritage railway's second year of operation:

Falmouth Packet:



Check out Pendennis/Peninsular Point of View (PPV) for a lighter look at local life in both the Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets.


Falmouth Packet: Look out for Rocky the Rooster's cocky comment!

(Falmouth/Penryn Packet only)


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)!