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Three teenagers who went to the rescue of an injured kayaker stranded on rocks at Maenporth have been praised for their quick and calm actions.

Sisters Rebecca and Sophie Philips and their colleague Jack Stephens (pictured below) were on voluntary beach patrol when the man on a kayak got into trouble.

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A crucial meeting that could help decide the future of Falmouth School's plans for the former Budock Hospital site is to be held on Friday. It follows the announcement that the derelict site has been taken off the market after Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, intervened.

Volunteers in Stithians handed over three years worth of work this week that will form the basis for a new parish plan. The handover to the parish council took place on Saturday at the village’s produce market.

After a ten-year saga of knockbacks and refusal, one Penryn housebuilder is now coming forward with a new plan to build four three-storey townhouses on West End Industrial Estate.

Milron & Co was granted outline planning permission by the government last year, but in the previous nine years had three schemes refused by Cornwall Council.

Penryn Town Council is looking for a new member to be appointed by co-option. The vacancy has arisen following the resignation of Victor Tullin due to personal reasons earlier this year.

Mr Tullin was himself only made a member of the town council by co-option in November 2012.

An application for 42 new homes on the outskirts of Mawnan Smith has been submitted to Cornwall Council. The outline planning application calls for the houses to be built on Goldmartin Field off of Sampys Hill at the north west of the village.

Veteran of the Penryn air raid that claimed 18 lives during World War Two, 90-year-old Ivor Pascoe, visited the town’s junior school last week to share his experiences.

Chloe Phillips, from Cornwall Record Office, was also on hand to show the children real historical artefacts from wartime Penryn:

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In this week's Helston Packetout now!

A well-known TV personality has come out in support of Helston’s bid for national recognition for its business improvement partnership and town team. Find out which celebrity has given their backing to the push in this week's Helston Packet.

After months of public consultation an application has gone in for 60 homes to be built on a Porthleven field. The land is owned by the Rowe family, which has submitted the plans for 31 affordable homes and 29 to be sold on the open market.

Volunteer heritage lovers are poised to take over the running of Helston Folk Museum this summer. The South Kerrier Heritage Trust is in final discussions with Cornwall Council to transfer responsibility for the museum into the control of trustees.

A young St Martin girl has continued her fundraising efforts for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital by successfully holding a “pop up restaurant” at her home. Jemma Webb, aged 15, held a similar event in the spring that proved such a success she held a second, with the help of her friend Connor Flynn.

Following a year’s break, the ever popular Air Day at RNAS Culdrose will return next month, when the public will get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of one of Europe’s largest helicopter bases.

To find out more about what to expect at this year’s Air Day on July 24 visit www.culdroseairday.com

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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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