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A Falmouth pensioner had a lucky escape this weekend after his car left the road, rolled down a bank and smashed into a post office.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, on Boslowick Road, at 10.22am on Sunday. Picture credit - Sophie Kelly:

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Former mace bearer and Penryn town councillor, Barclay Churcher, has died. The 76-year-old stepped down from his ceremonial mace bearing duties in 2007 and was featured in the Packet last year.

Allegedy exposing his genitals on Gyllyngvase Beach saw a Falmouth man in court this week. Trystan Roy Thomas Beecroft elected trial at Truro Crown Court.

Hundreds of women braved the rain and wind on Sunday morning for Falmouth’s Race for Life.

Yet despite the less than ideal conditions there were plenty of smiles from the women and girls taking part:

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A hit and run driver smashed into Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club's brand new boathouse at the weekend, causing considerable damage. The building was opened less than two months ago thanks to a hefty grant from Sport England's Olympic legacy fund.



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Porthleven’s Masked Ball will not get any bigger, organisers say, in the wake of residents' complaints following last week’s event.

More students than ever before are expected to head off to university from Helston Community College this year. Despite a decrease nationally, applications are on the rise in the town.

Mark Berryman has been re-elected mayor of Porthleven for a third term. He said he had hoped to pass the mantle to someone new..

Helston and West Cornwall MP Andrew George has been made to pay back more than £22,000 worth of profit from a taxpayer-funded London home.

A Mullion mum took the 'bald' decision to have her head shaved in support of Cancer Research UK.

Katie Chambers always planned to run Falmouth’s Race for Life with her three-year-old daughter Matilda, but it was not until she added the extra challenge that donations really began to come in:

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As the Packet was going to press, race organisers Sail Training International announced the dates for the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta.

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Falmouth Packet: Falmouth dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta announced



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

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

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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 now!