'School council' for Helston primary pupils

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Youngsters from Helston’s three primary schools were given a chance to look behind the scenes of the town council on Monday.

Fundraiser for Falmouth teen battling cancer

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A coffee morning and sale organised in support of Falmouth teenager Sasha Watson, who is battling a rare form of cancer, raised £490 recently.

Tributes to Star Wars and Toy Story engineer who lived in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The life and work of a man said to be “committed to Helston” has been remembered in tributes following his death.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners hit but not sunk by financial troubles

Falmouth Packet: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

12:41pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As predicted, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners is badly damaged but remains financially afloat after being hit below the waterline by two titanic pension fund deficit repayments and a major downturn in shipping, writes David Barnicoat.

Lecturer from Porthleven fined for failure to give information

Falmouth Packet:

12:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A lecturer at the University of Exeter has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Camborne police looking for driver of car in Carland Cross collision

Falmouth Packet: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

2:46pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police in Camborne are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A30.

Breaking news Shock death of Helston businessman Wesley Bowden

Falmouth Packet:

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Helston is in shock today following the sudden and unexpected death of one of its most well known characters.

Castle an Dinas shed fire spreads to nearby garage

Falmouth Packet:

10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A fire in a shed near St Columb spread to a nearby garage before firefighters were able to put it out in the early hours of this morning.

Rubbish fire at former mine site near Chacewater

Falmouth Packet:

10:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Firefighters put out a small rubbish fire at Wheal Busy, near Chacewater, yesterday evening.

Help Helston hairdresser support hospital after double mastectomy

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A charity Pink Day taking place in Helston this Friday will be followed by a fundraising auction later thatevening.

Car smashed electricity pole in Godolphin crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A car snapped an electricity pole after crashing into it in Godolphin Cross near Helston on Wednesday night.

Police confirm body is missing St Austell man

Falmouth Packet:

10:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have confirmed that a body found last month is that of a St Austell man missing since July 2013.

Falmouth Specsavers volunteers complete Heartstart training

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Falmouth firefighters were at the Falmouth branch of Specsavers on Thursday to present certificates to staff who completed their Heartstart first aid training.

Poppy Appeal organisers need more help

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal collections in both Falmouth and Penryn.

Bulwark petition to 'keep children safe'

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A worried mum has launched a petition to improve safety in the Bulwark area of Helston, after her son fell off her scooter and was “very nearly hit” by a car.

Truro Cathedral refurbishment forces ice rink cancellation

Falmouth Packet: The ice rink will be in Truro for six weeks

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral says it is disappointed that there will be no Ice Rink on the Cathedral Green this year due to current repair work on the north west tower and the start of the Old Cathedral School refurbishment.

Plea to Cameron: Protect Falmouth from Ebola

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus Picture: David Barnicoat

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNED residents have written to the prime minister pleading with him to stop ships coming to Falmouth from the Ebola stricken country of Sierra Leone.

Budock builder drunk drove after 'celebrating becoming a grandfather'

Falmouth Packet:

4:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Budock Water builder was caught as a drink driver after police stopped his van because he was not wearing a seat belt, and then realised he was drunk.

Helston charity shop manager in fundraising challenge

Falmouth Packet:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Helston charity shop manager is taking on the Bupa Great South Run.

West Cornwall police officers recognised at awards ceremony

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4:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police honoured the professionalism and commitment of police officers, staff and volunteers from the Cornwall policing area at an awards ceremony.

Details of Hallowe'en Masked Ball as tickets sell out

Falmouth Packet:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tickets for this year’s Hallowe’en Masked Ball in Helston have officially sold out.

Culdrose announces date for Air Day 2015

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year.

Dogs on beach petition handed to Falmouth Town Council ahead of debate

Falmouth Packet:

2:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A petition signed by around 750 pet lovers was handed into Falmouth Town Council this week ahead of councillors debating the issue of whether dogs should be allowed onto a beach during summer months.

Series of burglaries targeting Falmouth businesses

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A spate of burglaries in Falmouth over the last two weeks has left three businesses and a school out of pocket.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (October 14 - October 20)

Falmouth Packet: Aegean Marine Petroleum tanker Syros, one of three ships new to Falmouth

12:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Spooky goings on at 'Kim- boo-ley' Park for Hallowe'en

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

There will be some spooky goings on in “Kim-boo-ley” Park Falmouth next week with scary fun for all the family in the run up to Hallowe’en.

Appeal after dogs 'swept out to sea' at Porthleven

Falmouth Packet: 'Urgent' need for plan to safeguard future of Porthleven

11:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two dogs are believed to have been lost at sea after being swept away by a large wave on Porthleven Beach last week.

Woman taken to hospital after carbon monoxide detected at Penryn home

Falmouth Packet:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paramedics took a Penryn woman to hospital yesterday evening after carbon monoxide was detected at her home in Treliever.

Camborne firefighters called to out of control bonfire

Falmouth Packet:

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A crew of firefighters from Camborne put out a bonfire near the Praze to Leedstown Road yesterday after high winds led it to burn out of control.

Motorist in Newquay rescued following crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A trapped motorist was rescued by firefighters after a crash on King Edward Crescent in Newquay at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Truro public attempt to tackle wheelie bin blaze

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Members of the public attempted to put out a wheelie bin fire in Truro with fire extinguishers yesterday before firefighters turned up.

Kayak on fire in field 'believed to be arson'

Falmouth Packet:

10:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters from Camborne were called to a fire involving a kayak in the middle of a field between Reawla and Gwinear, just after 5pm yesterday.

Falmouth taxi driver assaulted after not knowing address

Falmouth Packet: Fine for taxi firm owner over unlicensed driver

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new-to-the-job taxi driver who told his passengers he did not know the address they wanted to be taken to was then attacked by one of them, and grabbed from behind as he was driving, with fingers pressed into his eyes.

Free parking in Helston this Christmas

Falmouth Packet: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shoppers in Helston should be able to park for free in the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

Core up for four more as Falmouth gym's success continues

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre of Falmouth is in the running for four prestigious fitness industry awards.

First Martin Jennings Run social evening planned

Falmouth Packet: Martin Jennings

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

For the first time, organisers of last month’s Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run are planning a social evening when all those who took part can celebrate its success over a drink, a dance and a pasty.

Falmouth's mayor to lay first poppy of 2014 at Garden of Remembrance

Falmouth Packet: Poppy on black background (8861656)

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor, John Body, will be laying the first poppy of 2014 in the town’s Garden of Remembrance in Webber Street on Friday, October 24.

Head boy and girl named at Falmouth Primary Academy

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth Primary Academy has chosen its head boy and girl for the coming year and also appointed its prefects, school council and ambassadors.

University lecturer admits offence after being snapped by speed camera

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A lecturer from Porthleven has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Truro students take prize at teen tech awards

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Teenagers from a Cornwall school had an appointment with royalty on Monday as they accepted an award for their inspiring idea for making life ‘better, simpler or easier’.

At risk groups in Cornwall urged to get flu jab

Falmouth Packet: Breaking the cycle of drug addiction

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Public health experts in Cornwall are warning of the risks of not getting your annual flu vaccination, if you are in an at-risk group.

Constantine pupils turn entrepreneurs for school trip funds

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils at Constantine School put their entrepreneurial skills to the test when given a £1 coin and told to make |as much money from it as possible to put towards their forthcoming trip to London.

Why Helston's kennels have been running dry....

Falmouth Packet: Two volunteers clean a sign in Coinagehall Street as part of the pilot day for a larger town clean

10:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Work on the leats is believed to be the reason why water has temporarily stopped flowing through Helston's kennels.

Police release CCTV following Falmouth School break in- IMAGE

Falmouth Packet:

10:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police in Falmouth have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a school where valuable IT equipment was stolen.

Support for new Longfield home

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Plans to build a new home on land next to 287 Longfield in Falmouth are not being opposed by the town’s planning committee as members feel the plot is of sufficient size for the development.

Memorial to WWII Merchant Navy seamen unveiled at Falmouth Docks

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A memorial to the Merchant Navy seamen who lost their lives during World War Two was unveiled by 94-year-old Rex Little, a veteran of the Arctic convoys and a recipient of the Arctic Star medal.

Helston primary school to become training leaders

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

After an outstanding year of results for Parc Eglos School, staff have had some more good news.

Old Penlee lifeboat station to open to public after two decades

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The old Penlee Lifeboat Station will open to the public on Sunday for the first time in almost a quarter century.

Comedian Alan Davies speaks out in support of Camborne and Redruth election candidate

Falmouth Packet:

8:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Camborne and Redruth candidate for next year’s General Election has been given the support of none other than TV comedian Alan Davies.

Petition to lift Falmouth dog beach ban to be handed to town council

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dog owners in Falmouth hope to present a petition to the town council next week asking permission to take their pets onto one beach during the summer, despite opposition elsewhere.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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