A sneak peek of this week's Falmouth/Penryn and Helston Packets

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

Thousands of homes were left without power over the weekend as thunderstorms and flash floods hit Falmouth and Penryn.

Isolated downpours and localised storms had been forecast by the Met Office on Friday afternoon, but the thunder and lightning didn't hit the south coast until the early hours of Saturday morning:

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The family of a Falmouth teenager who was diagnosed with tumours on her liver and lungs earlier this year are hoping she will be cancer free by the end of today following a third, and hopefully final, operation.

An investigation could be launched into a Penryn accident that saw a man trapped under scrap metal. Emergency services were called to the incident near Challenger Marine in Ponsharden on Friday, May 31, to reports of a trapped man.

The company that stores fertiliser at Falmouth Docks is thinking of shutting up shop, but the move will not spell the end for the so-called “blast zone”. 

Bunn Fertiliser is proposing to shut its Falmouth site “following a thorough economic analysis,” a company spokesperson said.

A bid to stop the former Budock Hospital site being sold off to the highest bidder has been taken to the corridors of power.

The property services arm of the NHS has put the site on the open market despite Falmouth School having approached them with their plans for an all-weather sports facility.

Plans to transform Falmouth’s historic Custom House into a restaurant and bar complex have received support from town councillors, although they want to see the coat of arms above the main entrance retained.

The team responsible for delivering Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival gathered on The Moor for a photoshoot after their final meeting ahead of this year’s tenth anniversary event.

The opening ceremony will kick off proceedings at 6.30pm on Friday in Events Square.

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In this week's Helston Packetout now!

Tom Henderson, the founder and ousted chief executive of Helston based charity ShelterBox, has been arrested on suspicion of committing fraud and money laundering offences following a raid on his home.

A Helston woman who saw both world wars has celebrated the grand old age of 100, surrounded by family and friends at home. The big day saw Gladys Dale receive a card from the Queen to mark her special occasion.

A green-fingered grower from Porthallow will be opening her garden gate on Sunday to welcome guests for a charity fundraiser.

Dorothy Pelling only holds the event once a year, as a way to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

A Wendron man, who was the producer of the first modern British film to be shot in 3D, has been found guilty of a £1.5 million “complex and organised” VAT fraud.

The film, Eldorado, featured a number of well-known British and Hollywood actors including former Dr Who Sylvester McCoy and Splash actress Daryl Hannah.

Yoda and the Gruffallo joined a cast of colourful characters at Flying Start Nursery in Helston last week for an extra special dress-up day.

Originally intended as a “Superheroes and Princesses Day” the creative kiddies at Flying Start cast their nets wide while rummaging through their dressing-up boxes to reveal some surprising costume choices:

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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.

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

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