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In this week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet - out now!

The Earl of Wessex planted a Japanese cherry blossom tree during a visit to the Tremough campus in Penryn on Monday. Seventh in line to the throne, the Earl also enjoyed a quick chat with the town's mayor.

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A former workhouse site in Falmouth, infamous for its time as a mental health institution, might have finally found a new lease of life as a sports field for Falmouth School.

Cowboy handymen targeting elderly residents in Old Hill have prompted the police to issue a public appeal this week.

The Packet girls are limbering up ready for this year's Falmouth Race for Life, with one week left until registration closes.

More than 900 women have already signed up to fight cancer on Sunday, May 12.

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Stithians council are pushing for parts of the parish to be redesignated as village greens in a bid to fight increasing levels of litter and dog mess.



In this week's Helston Packetout now!

A lover's tiff over a bottle of sherry led to the murder of a retired Helston postmaster, it was revealed this week. Colin Payne was tied up and gagged before he was killed.

Founder and former chief executive of the Helston-based ShelterBox has launched a new disaster-relief charity in memory of his late wife.

Cury schoolchildren have called for a ban on the dumping of a sticky substance that is causing the deaths of more than a thousand seabirds in the South West.

Burial plots have been guaranteed for generations to come in St Anthony thanks to the donation of land that has now been consecrated.

Culdrose naval airman Andrew "Tank" Murray has become one of the Royal Navy’s most experienced helicopter pilots after completing his 7,000th flying hour. 

The 47-year-old's fellow fliers created a human "7K" in celebration at Camp Bastian in Afghanistan: 

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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!

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