Friday Round-Up: What's been making the headlines this week

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It is Friday and there is a busy weekend in store for Cornwall, with Murdoch Day and the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival among the highlights. So here at it must be time for our round-up of what's been making the headlines this week.

Falmouth Packet:

First up. Has Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp been spotted in Falmouth, well some people seem to think so, although we are not convinced. Click here to read the full story.

Falmouth Packet:

Next up. It is the return of the Sea Shanty Festival to Falmouth. Click here for all the details you need to enjoy the events as groups raise their voices in song throughout the town this weekend. (There is even a little video to get you in the mood)

Falmouth Packet:

Next how Camborne estate agent Tim Glasson is to stand trial at Truro Crown Court over allegations he defrauded clients. Click here for more.

Falmouth Packet:

It is Murdoch Day in Redruth tomorrow. Click here for the full story, the schedule of events and all the details you need.


A Penryn schoolboy is poised to sign for a Premiership side. Click here to read how Constantine player Liam Prynn is impressing at the highest levels.

Falmouth Packet:

Strictly Come Dancing Judge Craig Revel Horwood has been among the first to enjoy a silver service breakfast as First Great Western launch its new Pullman breakfast train. Click here to read more.

Good jobs news is hard to find but up to 50 jobs will be created in Truro as £500,000 is invested in the new Home Bargains store in the city. Click here for more

Falmouth Packet:

More than 1,000 passengers were unable to disembark from the 65,000-ton cruise ship Marina this week as a heavy south easterly swell prevented their landing.  Click here for the full story.

Falmouth Packet:

We asked before whether Big Brother offered instant fame or eternal shame, well one Falmouth woman is about to find out.  A lesbian, shaman student from Falmouth who says she can to talk to animals will be entertaining the few remaining Big Brother viewers this summer. Click for more.

Falmouth Packet:

This is a cracking story, even if we do say so ourselves. A serial explorer from Penryn is about to embark on a fresh adventure to the arctic tundra. Tony Clarke, aged 67, has lived in the town for nearly 40 years but unknown to most of his neighbours, he is an intrepid traveller. Click here to read how being mugged, robbed, attacked and strip-searched is not going to stop him. 

And that's your lot for now! But as always there is plenty of news online at covering Falmouth, Helston, West Cornwall, Truro, Camborne and the whole of Cornwall.

Get in touch with me (Jonathan) your trusty website guy, at, @jonnyatsea or call me on 01326 213 328.

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8:32pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I always check the Friday round-up and it has proved very useful as for some reason there were a couple of articles I had missed, one of which was exceptionally interesting.
I always check the Friday round-up and it has proved very useful as for some reason there were a couple of articles I had missed, one of which was exceptionally interesting. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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