Burst water main leaves Penryn's Commercial Road underwater and homes without mains water: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

7:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

UPDATE: The water supply has now been reconnected and the burst pipe isolated, says South West Water. The company has said that water should now be restored, however there is the chance that homes will have temporary low pressure and discoloured water.

Vehicle left hanging over wall at Swanpool: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters were called to Swanpool yesterday evening after a car was left precariously balanced on a wall, with its front wheels hanging over the edge.

Home found for Falmouth's charity chickens

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Falmouth charity supporter Nicola Congdon has found a new home for her collection of hens, cockerels and ducks thanks to her dad taking a wrong turn while driving her to college.

'Toucan' have a say on new Kernick roundabout pedestrian crossing plan

3:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Cornwall Council has opened a consultation on the installation of a new ‘toucan’ crossing at the Kernick roundabout on the A39 for bicycles and pedestrians travelling between Mabe and Penryn.

Falmouth's Young Generation bring 'Seussical' to stage

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

“Oh the thinks you can think” when you try to imagine Falmouth’s Young Generation company performing “Seussical” the fabulously, funky musical based on several Dr. Seuss stories.

Core gym staff put on class for Falmouth surgery staff

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

As part of a partnership to actively promote exercise and healthy living in Falmouth, the Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre laid on a class solely for staff of Trescobeas Surgery and their families.

St Francis pupils raise funds at summer fair: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

St Francis School raised £1,500 with its summer fair in spite of being forced inside by inclement weather for the fourth year running.

Petition for Bank Holiday parking restrictions supported by Penryn councillors

Falmouth Packet: Wythenshawe Hospital has ended all parking charges for disabled visitors

1:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A petition asking Cornwall Council to apply Sunday parking restrictions on bank holidays, which was proposed by Helston Town Council, has been supported by councillors in Penryn.

Look back in time: Rows over supermarkets are nothing new

12:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Imagine a Falmouth-Penryn area with no Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl, but still with a large, single-screen cinema with audience capacity for many hundreds, writes Mike Truscott.

New bus service for university campuses in Falmouth and Penryn

Falmouth Packet: Open studio event at Academy for Innovation and Research on Penryn campus

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A new bus service that will ferry students, staff and local residents between the university campuses in Falmouth and Penryn will be introduced at the start of the new term.

Horse with leg trapped between metal bars at Ponsanooth is freed

Falmouth Packet:

2:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A vet had to be called out to sedate a horse in Ponsanooth this lunchtime, after its leg became stuck between metal bars.

Stinky scenes in Falmouth as rubbish strewn across streets

Falmouth Packet:

10:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The seagulls have been at it again, with early morning risers in Falmouth being treated to this scene of rubbish strewn streets due to unsecured bins and litter louts. The picture by Nicola Smith shows Killigrew Street at 6.30am, with Nicola asking: "What is being done to prevent not cure this persistent problem?" What do you think, how can this issue be solved?

Parents fined after child went to school for just four full days out of 88

Falmouth Packet:

10:48am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The parents of a secondary school pupil in Cornwall have been ordered to pay costs of £1,245 for failing to ensure their child attends school on a regular basis.

Flushing School prize-giving ceremony

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Emma King Flushing Primary school held a prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday July 16, as a reward for the pupils’ dedication and hard work throughout the year.

Much loved headteacher retires after 22 years at primary

Falmouth Packet:

8:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The much loved headteacher of Landewednack Primary School bid farewell last Wednesday after 22 years.

Investigation as Camborne cats killed by anti-freeze

Falmouth Packet:

9:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Two cats have been killed in Camborne, with traces of anti-freeze found in their bodies.

Air day traffic plan revealed by RNAS Culdrose

Falmouth Packet: Culdrose Air Day tickets go on sale

7:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced how it plans to ease traffic on the roads around Helston during this year's Air Day.

Crowd demands action on Godrevy raw sewage

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Over 150 people disgusted at raw sewage pouring into the sea at Godrevy gathered at the beach on Saturday to tell South West water to clean up its act.

Three face neglect and ill-treatment allegations at Penzance care home

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A director and a manager of a Penzance care home face court over charges of neglect and ill treatment of people in their care.

Teenager from Cornwall arrested after 17 injured by 'out of control' car

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 19-year-old has been arrested after 17 people were injured during a ‘car cruise’ event in Plymouth on Saturday night.

New paint job for Falmouth's iconic Black Rock

Falmouth Packet: Black Rock looks more like White Rock

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Black Rock, the iconic navigation mark that roughly divides the entrance of the harbour into two distinct channels, the eastern deep water channel and the western more shallow channel, has been given a new top mark painted with an IALA designated isolated danger mark.

Falmouth to Truro rail service cancelled after 'person hit by train': UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Passengers will be ferried through Wiltshire by First Great Western for another three years

5:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

UPDATE: First Great Western have confirmed that while a person was hit by a train between Bath and Bristol this morning, as the Packet reported, the cancelled trains on the line between Truro and Falmouth were due to a fault.

Crews called to 25 metres of hedge on fire near Camborne

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall fire service called to 22 flooding reports in six hours

4:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

Five firefighters from Camborne were called out to deal with twenty five metres of hedge on fire this morning.

Relief for Cornwall's drivers as fuel cost to fall

Falmouth Packet: Fewer trips are being made to the forecourts as drivers economise

3:37pm Monday 28th July 2014

Late-summer driving in Cornwall could be about to become a little less expensive thanks to supermarket fuel price cuts.

Police appeal after Falmouth bar assault allegation

Falmouth Packet: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

3:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

A man was allegedly assaulted in Toast in Church Street, Falmouth, at around midnight on Sunday and police are appealing for witnesses.

Councillors could hold 'surgeries' in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

It has been suggested that Helston’s three Cornwall councillors could begin “surgeries” once a month to meet with the public.

Penryn traders look at starting 'Shop Watch' scheme

Falmouth Packet: Volunteers monitor Falmouth and Penryn CCTV

3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Shop owners in Penryn are being invited to a meeting with the aim of setting up a new ‘Shop Watch’ scheme, similar to the well known ‘Pub Watch’.

Councillors support Captains Walk home extension

2:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

Falmouth councillors are offering no objection to plans to build an extension at 1 Captains Walk to create an additional bedroom.

New timber building to cut class sizes at Constantine School

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A bid to build a new timber framed building to cut class sizes at Constantine School has been given the green light.

Young body boarder rescued at Chapel Porth: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

4:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

An RNLI lifeguard picks up a young boogie boarder and a swimmer who had got into difficulty in a strong current at Chapel Porth beach.

St Agnes RNLI hold annual Lifeboat Day

Falmouth Packet:

10:45am Monday 28th July 2014

 Visitors to Trevaunance Cove will see action both in the skies and in the sea on Monday, August 4 as St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat hold their annual Lifeboat Day.

Police appeal after bike and dinghy stolen

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Police are appealing for help with a number of offences this week after an incident of criminal damage, alongside the theft of a bike and dinghy.

Airlift from Gyllyngvase Beach after woman's allergic reaction to weever fish sting

Falmouth Packet:

9:47am Monday 28th July 2014

Families enjoying an afternoon on Gyllyngvase Beach on Sunday had to clear the sand after a woman suffered a severe allergic reaction to a weever fish sting and had to be air-lifted to hospital.

Elderly couple's car catches fire... outside Falmouth Fire Station

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

An elderly couple were in the right place when their car caught fire outside Falmouth Fire Station.

Two crew and a dog rescued from boat without power near Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

9:23am Monday 28th July 2014

Two people and a dog were rescued by an RNLI crew when their open boat was left without power off Black Rock at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour on Friday.

Helston Museum to launch World War One exhibition

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Helston Museum is preparing to open the first in a series of exhibitions looking back at the history of the town in World War One.

2015 Cornwall Best Bar None scheme launches in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

10:52am Monday 28th July 2014

The 2015 Cornwall Best Bar None scheme has been formally launched at Sound Nightclub, Penzance

Two homes plan for former Killigrew Street butcher's shop

Falmouth Packet: MEAT: The window display fridge has now been replaced and stocked with food

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Falmouth councillors have backed plans to create two homes at a former butcher's shop.

Falmouth pupils show hand built electric 'fast fire engine' to firefighters

3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A group of Falmouth School pupils visited the town’s fire station on Monday, July 14, to receive hoodies and certificates in recognition of their achievements in building an eco-friendly racing car.

Ashton hosts Wimbledon themed summer fete

Falmouth Packet:

2:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The whole community turned out for this year’s Ashton village fete, which was blessed with plenty of sunshine and lots of support.

Delay to official open of Mawnan school play area

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The official opening of Mawnan School's new adventure play equipment has been postponed until the new term as the school is still waiting for it to be inspected by ROSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Rotary hand out reading prizes to Falmouth Primary pupils

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The Rotary Club of Falmouth's new president, Paul Wyatt, presented reading certificates, prizes and dictionaries to pupils at Falmouth Primary Academy.

Oldest captive common seal still has mojo after fathering pup at 37

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Babyface, the oldest captive common seal in Europe still has his mojo, after fathering a pup at 37.

Once derelict land at Tuckingmill now among best green spaces in the country

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Tuckingmill Valley Park has been recognised as being amongst the best green spaces in the country, joining seven other parks and open spaces in Cornwall to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.

Dingy oars and seat stolen in Mylor

Falmouth Packet: Take steps to cut marine crime

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Police are asking for information regarding the theft of a seat and oars from a dinghy at Church Road Beach in Mylor, between June 27 and 30.

New youth leaders for Helston and Lizard

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

As the end of the school year closed in, it was time for Helston and Lizard members of the joint school council SKIP (School Kids in Partnership) to elect their members.

Falmouth and Penryn planning round-up

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

8:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Councillors in Penryn have fully supported the demolition of an existing store and the creation of new extensions to an existing utility room at Fuschia, on Chapel Lane.

Redruth pasty firm sends 6,000 to France

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Trevethick’s Pastys’ are sending 6,000 of their pasties to Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany, as part of the food and drink element of the Cornwall exhibition.

New arrivals to River Fal lay-up berths

Falmouth Packet: As some ships head for scrapyards more are arriving for lay-up in the River Fal as the recession cliams more victims

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The River Fal lay-up berths has welcomed another customer when the reefer (refrigerated cargo vessel) Brazilian Reefer arrived from Kronshtadt near St Petersburg to lay up. She joins the reefers Summer Bay and Summer Wind. Next week the Summer Meadow will arrive for lay-up.

Clowns, mime and music as 'Fun Fridays' return to Camborne town centre

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Clowns, mime artists, jazz bands and more will be back on the streets of Camborne this August as 'Fun Fridays' in Camborne returns "bigger than ever".



Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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