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A top cop honoured for his work uncovering predatory paedophiles has paid tribute to the victims for their "real courage and inner strength."

The beached whale discovered in Falmouth this week had to be put down when its injuries proved too severe. A long-finned juvenile pilot whale, it became stranded at Castle Beach around 11am on Monday:

Falmouth Packet: The stranded whale was covered in wet towels

Late night lead thieves struck a Stithians church last week, prompting police to urge vigilance and the churchwarden to describe the theft as "soul destroying."

A road smash at a major Falmouth junction left a motorcyclist injured and the town facing traffic chaos on Friday.

Kimberley Park Road was closed for nearly four hours.

The police said a green Kawasaki was the only vehicle involved:

Falmouth Packet: Road smash closes major Falmouth junction: PICTURES

Skate campaigners are celebrating the news that plans for a new Falmouth skatepark have taken a big leap forward, with the new facility now likely to be twice the size of the original and among the biggest in the county.



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A body found near St Martin is being linked to that of a missing man from the Manaccan area. The identity of the man has not been formally confirmed.

Flora Day steward and well known chemist's son Geoffrey Wakeham has died after a yearlong battle with a brain tumour.

Drive-through pasties could soon be on the menu if Helston Town Council gives the plans their blessing on Thursday.

A crumbling quay on the Helford River is in need of urgent restoration work. The Tremayne Quay, historically associated with the Trelowarren Estate at Mawgan, needs £10,000 worth of repairs.

Green-fingered plant lovers were in for a special treat on Monday night when popular Radio 4 show Gardeners' Question Time came to St Keverne. Here are some of the eager listeners with their tickets and questions:

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

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