Free microchipping for Falmouth and Helston dogs

Falmouth Packet: Dogs Trust Sponsored Walk

3:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Pet owners are invited to get their dogs microchipped for free at two events being held in Falmouth and Helston next Tuesday, October 7.

Falmouth lifeboat launched after fire on boat near St Mawes

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth RNLI shout to person overboard in inner harbour

3:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Falmouth RNLI received two shouts in close succession to boats believed to be in trouble near St Mawes.

Ice surprise for charity as Redruth group raises £555

Falmouth Packet:

2:34pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Staff from Coastline Housing have used their business acumen to raise over £500 to support children with life limiting illnesses.

Proposed demolition of Perranporth hotel to be discussed at public meeting

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

The proposed demolition of the Ponsmere Hotel in Perranporth and its replacement with residential properties will be discussed at a public meeting next month.

Falmouth Harbour Commmisioners relaunches pilot services

Falmouth Packet:

1:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FHC (Falmouth Harbour Commissioners) has relaunched its pilot service, which is now being operating under a new brand name – Falmouth Pilot Services.

Constantine School welcomes new headteacher

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

The new school year has seen a new head teacher at Constantine School as well as a new eco-building which has become the long-awaited new home for the year six pupils.

Out of hours NHS help to be put out to tender

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Out-of-hours NHS services in Cornwall are to be put out to tender.

Road closure in Penryn town centre

Falmouth Packet:

11:51am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Work to remedy falling roof tiles has caused a section of road in Penryn to be closed to traffic since yesterday.

Grants to help older Cornwall residents with gas safety

Falmouth Packet:

11:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Older and vulnerable homeowners are being urged to apply for a grant from Cornwall Council for essential gas maintenance and gas related repairs to their home.

Helston Theatre Company up for four awards

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Members of Helston Theatre Company are celebrating after being nominated for four awards at this year’s Cornwall Drama Association Theatre Festival for last year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Travellers in Falmouth car park must leave at weekend or face court

Falmouth Packet:

11:01am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Travellers who are occupying the Quarry car park in Falmouth have agreed to a request to leave by Monday.

Children freed from locked car in Penryn

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Two small children were freed from a car in Penryn yesterday morning after being accidentally locked inside.

Penryn man denies GBH charge

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A Penryn man has denied a charge of GBH at Truro College.

Cheese and wine evening for Helston hospital raises £500

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital raised £500 at its recent cheese and wine evening, when the group celebrated its 60th birthday and enjoyed a talk by Martin Matthews.

Have a go heroes pull 80-year-old from blazing Falmouth home

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWO plucky neighbours are being hailed as heroes this week after pulling an 80-year-old housebound woman from her burning house as flames “gushed” around them.

86-year-old farmer died after trousers caught fire while he slept

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The family of an 86 year old farmer from near Manaccan could have done nothing to prevent him burning to death after his trousers caught fire while he slept, an inquest has heard.

Reports of fire at Docks in Falmouth: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

There are reports of a fire in the Falmouth Docks area.

Savage Falmouth thug slashed man from ear to mouth with blade

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SAVAGE thug with a history of violence has been jailed for 12 and a half years after slashing a man from ear to mouth with a Stanley knife blade.

Multi-million pound project to improve Helston area's drinking water

Falmouth Packet: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A multi-million project will deliver better drinking water to people in Helston from this week.

Leedstown show a 'great success'

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Judges tasted and tested more than 900 entries before picking winners at the annual Leedstown village show.

Driver who crashed at St Day accident black spot warns others

Falmouth Packet:

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A woman who was left battered and bruised after her car rolled onto its side following a collision on her way to work last week, has warned other drivers to take care when approaching the accident blackspot near St Day.

Train troubles on Truro to Falmouth line

Falmouth Packet: Snow cancels trains and bus services

3:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

There are troubles on the rail line between Falmouth and Truro due to signalling problems.

Maritime Museum in Falmouth wins Britain's 'most family friendly' award

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth has been named as Britain’s most family friendly museum, taking on and seeing off competition from five other attractions across the country.

Helston Hospital among first to get quality of care award

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Helston hospital is among ten in Cornwall to become the first in the UK to receive a major national award recognising the quality of care they are providing their patients as they approach the end of their lives.

Robber demands cash in post office raid

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a post office in St Austell.

Wildlife watching spot at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 since opening

Falmouth Packet:

12:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Since it opened this spring, the National Trust Wildlife Watchpoint at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 visitors thanks to a dedicated band of more than 20 volunteers.

Former pupil returns to Falmouth primary school as deputy headteacher

Falmouth Packet:

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Taking up her new role as deputy head teacher at St Mary’s School in Falmouth brought back a lot of happy memories for Lucy Draycott as she had been a pupil at the school herself in the |late 1980s.

Third man arrested after woman shot in car park: UPDATE

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

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have arrested a third man in connection with the shooting of a woman in a car park in Cornwall.

Falmouth Coastguard warn of tide dangers

Falmouth Packet: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

11:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard has issued a reminder to the public to be aware of the tides after checking on individuals who were potentially cut off in the upper reaches of the River Fal at the weekend.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (September 23 - September 29)

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus to return to Falmouth for refit

10:11am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Traffic troubles as lorry and car crash on A30

Falmouth Packet:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters were called to the A30 close to the Chiverton roundabout after a crash involving a lorry and a car this morning.

Trial pedestrianisation plan for Falmouth given go ahead

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Falmouth’s main shopping streets could become a virtually car free zone for three months next summer if a planned trial pedestrianisation is given the go ahead.

Rickleven or Portstein? Rumours celebrity chef to open restuarant in Porthleven POLL

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Porthleven could become Portstein (or Rickleven) according to social media, with rumours that a celebrity chef has his sights on a harbour side premises.

Work to start on new playground for Porthleven Primary School

Falmouth Packet: Extension opens at Porthleven Primary School

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Work on a new playground for Porthleven Primary School will soon begin, and the school is asking for help from parents to create a new amphitheatre and stage area from railway sleepers.

Serial sex offender who terrified pensioner on Pendennis Point jailed for nine years

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A serial sex offender who grabbed a pensioner at Pendennis point with the intent to commit a sexual offence has been jailed for a minimum of six years.

Travellers asked to leave Quarry car park in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers that have set up camp in a Falmouth car park have been asked to leave.

Online fundraising campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Foo Fighters by Alex de Mora

2:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An online fundraising campaign to bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall has already raised over £68,000.

Cornwall Council cuts consultation to roll into Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The people of Falmouth and Penryn will have an opportunity to make their voices heard over Cornwall Council budget cuts at public meetings next month.

Business hots up for Helston based biomass boilers firm

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of Cornwall’s leading installers of biomass boilers says it has increased its turnover from £150,000 to £1.2 million and trebled its staff numbers in the last 12 months.

Free doughnuts for all as storage firm celebrates opening in Redruth

Falmouth Packet: Penton Taylor and Emily Lodge at the Doughnut Dash

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

UK Storage Company will be giving out 2,000 doughnuts for free to mark the opening of their new store in Redruth.

Auction fundraiser for Porthleven lights

Falmouth Packet: Good turnout for Porthleven lights switch-on: PICTURES

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Porthleven Lights Committee is hosting its Harvest Festival auction on Thursday, October 16 at the Atlantic Inn in Porthleven.

Penzance man proves he is 'Tuff Enuff' by beating international field

Falmouth Packet:

11:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Penzance kickboxer has shown he is 'Tuff Enuff' after beating athletes from as far away as Germany, Ireland and South Africa in a gruelling Cornish terrain race on Saturday.

Date set for Penryn Royal British Legion AGM

Falmouth Packet: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

10:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Penryn Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its AGM at the Penryn and Falmouth Sea Cadet Unit on Commercial Road in Penryn next Wednesday, October 1, at 7.30pm.

Fuel price war heats up as Asda cuts cost

Falmouth Packet: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

9:36am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Motorists filling up will be getting a little more for their money as a supermarket price war heats up.

End of the road for tax disks tomorrow: DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Car tax crackdown as thousands don't pay in Helston and Falmouth

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The small paper disc which has been a feature on car windscreens in the UK for 93 years will be consigned to history tomorrow.

Elderly woman dies after Newquay cliff fall

Falmouth Packet: 'Suicidal' woman talked down from Newquay cliff top

9:31am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A woman found in a cave at Porth Beach has died in hospital.

UPDATE: Two men in custody after woman shot in head at Cornish car park

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:15am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two men are in police custody following the discovery of a woman with serious head injuries in a car park in Looe,

Sunny September was driest since records began in 1910

Falmouth Packet: Sunshine brings a tourism boost to the Cotswolds

9:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

This is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office said.

Council cuts consultation comes to Helston

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The impact of proposed budgets cuts at Cornwall Council could have on Helston and the surrounding area will be discussed at a public meeting next month.

'Good progress' in West Cornwall badger vaccine project

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, says he is encouraged by the "good progress" being made in the project to roll out a badger vaccine in West Cornwall.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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