Porthleven service honours 'Dambusters' hero Guy Gibson

Falmouth Packet:

4:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The death of Second World War hero and Dambusters leader Guy Gibson has been remembered with a ceremony in his mother’s hometown of Porthleven.

Falmouth University's meteoric rise as it climbs 26 places in rankings

Falmouth Packet: Death of student in Falmouth not suspicious

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

There have been celebrations across both its campuses after it was announced Falmouth University has climbed 26 places in the Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Falmouth Oyster Festival announces chef line-up for 2014

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Cornwall’s pearl in the autumn food festival calendar, the Falmouth Oyster Festival, has announced its chefs line-up for 2014.

Comedian Dawn French named as chancellor of Falmouth University

Falmouth Packet:

3:24pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Comedian Dawn French has taken up a new role, quite different from those she has built her career on - chancellor of Falmouth University The BAFTA Fellow will be officially welcomed to the creative arts university at her formal installation ceremony which will take place in March. The announcement comes ahead of her one woman show which comes to Cornwall next month.

Vicious attack leaves Penzance man in hospital

Falmouth Packet: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

2:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in the Treneere Estate area of Penzance at the weekend.

Culdroses' HMS Seahawk band on the hunt for musical volunteers

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A call has gone out to |musicians of all ages and standards to join one of the most prestigious volunteer bands in West Cornwall.

Extra grass cutting in Penryn cemetery after complaints

Falmouth Packet: OVERGROWN: The city council says Worcester cemetery grass has shot up because of recent wet weather

1:30pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The grass at St Gluvias Cemetery in Penryn will now be cut four times a year, Cornwall Council have confirmed, and extra cuts around the church will also be continued.

Owner foots the bill as action taken to save 'important' listed building in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

An 'important' grade II listed building in Penzance has been save from further deterioration after Cornwall Council stepped in to make repairs, and make the owner pay.

From Cornwall to space and beyond! MP pushes for Newquay 'space port'

Falmouth Packet: Speculation is growing that original trio could make a return

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has this week been lobbying ministers at the Department for Transport to make the case for Newquay Airport to become the UK’s first ‘space port’.

Defibrillators bought for Porthleven in memory of Mike

Falmouth Packet: Village has life saving equipment thanks to pub's summer ball

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Two defibrillators have been bought for Porthleven and a third should soon be on its way thanks to a successful fundraising effort in memory of one of the port’s residents.

Motorbike burns after crash near Leedstown

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

Firefighters were called to Leedstown on Saturday after a report of a motorbike on fire after a crash.

Second Helston reunion planned for former 'Green School' pupils

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A second reunion is to take place for former pupils of Helston’s ‘Green School’ – and this time they will be joined by two past teachers.

Penryn traffic troubles over as broken down lorry removed

Falmouth Packet:

11:37am Monday 22nd September 2014

UPDATE: Traffic has returned to normal between Treliever Roundabout and A393 after the broken down lorry has been removed.

Penryn car park changes planned

Falmouth Packet: Penryn car park 'swap' considered

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Councillors in Penryn will erect a sign in the entrance to Permarin car park alerting disabled drivers to the existence of disabled spaces on Permarin Road.

Teen pregnancy in Cornwall falls to lowest level since 1969

Falmouth Packet: True cost of teenage pregnancy problem more than £4m per year

10:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

The level of teen pregnancy in Cornwall has fallen to the lowest level since records started to be kept in 1969.

Saucepan sparks call out for Camborne firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

9:38am Monday 22nd September 2014

Firefighters had to scale a ladder and climb in through a first floor window after a report of a fire alarm sounding at a Camborne house on Saturday.

Family clamber down ladder as St Austell house burns

Falmouth Packet:

9:17am Monday 22nd September 2014

A family had to climb down a ladder from a second floor window as their home burned in St Austell on Saturday.

Half a hectare of gorse burns at Mullion

Falmouth Packet:

8:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

Arson is suspected after half a hectare of gorse was found on fire at Mullion on Sunday.

Town to ask for cash from uni to clean up after Falmouth students leave

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth councillors vote to refuse car club cash

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

The town will be hoping to recoup some costs from Falmouth University ahead of the next meeting of the ‘town and gown’ committee.

Cannabis 'bong' found in Porthleven play area

Falmouth Packet: GUIILTY: A Towy Valley man has been granted an 18-month conditional discharge after he admitted growing cannabis at home.

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Drugs paraphernalia has been discovered in a The Moors, a recreational area of Porthleven.

'Substantial damages' for Falmouth's Steve McFadden over phone hacking

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Actor Steve McFadden, who has a home in Falmouth, has accepted "substantial damages" from the publishers of the News Of The World newspaper and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations, a High Court judge has been told.

Helston Harvest Fair pet show was the cat's whiskers: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Pets won prizes for their young owners at Helston Harvest Fair.

Penryn pensioner's 'Bumpy Road' trip through Africa gets bogged down Egypt

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Penryn adventurer Tony Clarke, 68, is back on his travels, journeying south to Africa and is keeping Packet readers up to date with his exploits in a series of articles. This week it is dreaming of Penryn's Famous Barrel pub as he swelters in 44 degree heat.

Falmouth church launches £300,000 appeal for improvements

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Sunday saw the launch of an appeal to raise almost £300,000 to enable access improvements to be made at Falmouth Parish Church with the hope work can at least start by the time the church celebrates its 350th anniversary next year.

Mullion primary pupils try out new iPads

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

It used to be that students took in an apple for their teacher – but now it is the children on the receiving end, in the form of Apple iPads.

Annual fashion week 'Truro Trend' returns to the city

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Truro Trend, the city’s annual fashion week, is returning to the high-street this October.

Falmouth church asks for gifts for servicemen and women overseas

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

All Saints’ Church in Falmouth is collecting donations for its Shoe Boxes for Our Heroes campaign, sending gifts to troops serving abroad.

Angry at council cuts? Have your say on budget at 19 events Cornwall-wide

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Members of the public are being asked to have their say on the budget for next year, and into the future, at a series of public events taking place across Cornwall over the next few weeks.

Helston young farmers reap rewards for Air Ambulance at annual ploughing match: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Young farmers are hoping to reap the rewards of another successful ploughing match held on Saturday.

Best ever year as open gardens raise £8,600 for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A "massive" £8,608 has been raised through the open garden’s scheme run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, making it the "best year ever" for the scheme.

Warning as bogus 'gig club' scammers try to collect cash in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

7:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

At a recent committee meeting of Falmouth Gig Club members we were told that some young men had been calling on homeowners in the Goldenbank area of Falmouth pretending to be collecting for the club.

Hair raising fundraiser for brave young Falmouth alopecia sufferer Charlotte

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The family of a young alopecia sufferer will be raising money to buy her a wig with a fun day at Falmouth Cricket Club.

Crafts and produce on display at Carleen Village Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Saturday saw the 13th Carleen and District Village Show taking place in the village hall.

Falmouth and Truro MP says no to 'tokenistic' devolved assembly for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Town MP appointed deputy chairman of Conservative party

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Falmouth and Truro's MP has said that Cornwall does not need a 'costly' and 'tokenistic' devolved assembly, adding that supporters are jumping on the independence bandwagon.

Fancy meeting the Fonz? Henry Winkler to sign books at Truro Waterstone

Falmouth Packet: TV's 'Fonz' Henry Winkler

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The much loved actor Henry Winkler, best known as Fonz from Happy Days, will be signing copies of his children’s books at Truro Waterstones on September 30.

Winners of Falmouth Watersports Association Tall Ships photo competition named

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The winners of Falmouth Watersports Association’s Tall Ships photo competition gathered recently to be presented with their prizes by town councillor Patricia Minson.

Two seats available on Porthleven town council

Falmouth Packet: Disaster banner Waves Porthleven.jpg for the homepage

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Porthleven Town Council is looking to take on two new members.

Breakfast services start at Falmouth's King Charles Church

1:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

King Charles Church will begin a season of informal family breakfast services from this Sunday at 9.30am in the church hall in New Street.

Fishermen warned as 'critically endangered' Porbeagle sharks landed

Falmouth Packet: The Porbeagle shark

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The Marine Management Organisation has issued guidance following the recent landings of porbeagle sharks, a species considered critically endangered in the North East Atlantic.

Bus grant will help Godolphin primary pupils

12:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL bid to Children in Need from the Godolphin Cross Community Association has raised £2,500 for equipment and activity costs at the village primary school.

Look back in time: Falmouth Docks from the air in 1950

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Here is an image from our maritime guru David Barnicoat looking down at the busy docks in Falmouth full of tankers under repair

Cornwall council dog welfare team get RSPCA 'gold' award for quality

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Cornwall Council’s Dog Welfare and Enforcement team has been awarded a RSPCA Gold Community Animal Welfare Footprint Award for the high quality way in which the council handles stray dogs.

Fourth Tea Festival at Gyllyngdune Gardens this Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

There will be plenty of time for tea this Sunday at Gyllyngdune Gardens in Falmouth for the fourth Tea Festival.

Penryn councillors agree to help fund town's art festival

Falmouth Packet: Can you help with next years Penryn Arts Festival?

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The organisers of Penryn Arts Festival have been awarded a £250 grant from Penryn Town Council to cover a shortfall in the event budget.

Fisherman's find proves rare seahorses are living off Cornwall’s north coast

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Marine staff at leading local wildlife charity Cornwall Wildlife Trust were thrilled to hear that a Newquay fisherman has finally proven that seahorses are found off Cornwall’s north coast.

Pillion passenger who died in motorbike crash named as 29-year-old Emily Garrett

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A pillion passenger on a motorbike who died after a crash in Cornwall has been named as 29-year-old  Emily Garrett. 

Falmouth concert to highlight value of music therapy for autism sufferers

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The important role music plays in the lives of people with autism will be highlighted in a music concert this Saturday in aid of a 22-year-old from Falmouth.

Forgotten craft of lace making at Helston Museum today

Falmouth Packet: A Summer Holiday event Old crafts Re-visited - Lace Making and Spinning

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Helston Museum will host a demonstration of a forgotten craft – lace making – today.

18-year-old girl in 'life threatening condition' after Helston collision

Falmouth Packet:

9:10am Friday 19th September 2014

An 18-year-old woman is in a "life threatening condition" after being involved in a collision in Helston yesterday afternoon.

Tears of joy at Helston Children’s Home reunion

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

There were lots of smiles and even a few tears when former residents of Helston Children’s Home reunited to share stories and memories of their time living there.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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