Flybe pilot arrested at Newquay over drink flying concern

Falmouth Packet: Newquay to Gatwick air link saved for now

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police have confirmed that a pilot was removed from a plane at Newquay airport after concerns were raised about him being over the legal alcohol limit.

Can you help police trace driver after Penzance hit and run?

Falmouth Packet:

12:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police in Penzance are appealing for information following a hit and run road traffic collision, and have released CCTV images of a suspect vehicle.

Sky to sparkle over Falmouth as annual firefighters display returns on Bonfire Night

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sparks will be flying over Falmouth on bonfire night as Falmouth’s firefighters light up the sky with their annual fireworks display.

Helston small businesses to have a say on 'Business Improvement District' decision

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Reassurance has been given to small businesses in Helston that they will have a say on whether the town should become a Business Improvement District (BID).

Falmouth town council surgery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Council to underwrite new Falmouth bus service

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Residents with any concerns or issues they’d like to raise with Falmouth Town Council are invited to attend its monthly surgery on Frday.

Could you be a Flushing or Mylor flood warden?

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Members of the flood plan |sub-committee of Mylor Parish Council will be visiting residents around Mill Quay and those at risk in Flushing to discuss flood response plans.

Harvest Festival raises cash to 'Send a Cow'

Falmouth Packet:

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Children from Landewednack School at The Lizard welcomed family and friends to join them in celebrating their annual harvest festival at The Lizard Methodist Chapel.

Special meeting to decide which Helston groups to get community centre cash

Falmouth Packet: The former Helston community centre at 3 Penrose Road.

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A special meeting will be held on Monday to decide which charities will benefit from the sale of the former Helston Community Centre.

Bid to turn cafe at Lizard Point into home

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Pre-application advice has been sought on proposals to change the use of the Wave Crest Cafe on Lizard Point to residential use.

Helston Community College to host sixth form open evening

Falmouth Packet: Green light for Helston College rebuild project

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Helston Community College will be opening up to the public next month to promote its sixth form courses.

Chemical 'harmful' to wildlife contained after roadside spill

Falmouth Packet: Bradford firm in bid for increase in hazardous chemicals

11:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

Firefighters and a hazardous materials officer were called out to a roadside chemical leak yesterday.

Grant to help young Falmouth players travel to 'Rugby Festival'

Falmouth Packet:

11:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

Falmouth councillors have agreed to award the town’s rugby club its second grant in three months, but have encouraged officials to liaise and work together in the future or risk being turned down.

'Suppressed' Government report shows case for drug reform 'overwhelming'

Falmouth Packet:

11:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

A "suppressed" Government report shows that locking up drug user is nonsensical and the case for reform is overwhelming, according to a Home Office minister.

Foreign businesses 'use nearly half of England’s fishing quota'

Falmouth Packet: Redditch chippy is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

12:06pm Thursday 30th October 2014

 The scale of foreign dominance in fishing quota has been revealed by a Greenpeace investigation that which shows that 43 per cent of England’s fishing quota is held by foreign controlled fishing businesses.

Anger as vandals and thieves repeatedly target Falmouth nursery

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children at one Falmouth nursery have been left without bicycles after a spate of thefts and vandalism in recent months.

Man ordered to pay compensation after damaging woman's home in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

10:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been ordered to pay £100 in compensation after damaging a Porthleven woman’s property.

Halloween in Cornwall will be spookily warm

Falmouth Packet:

10:24am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tomorrow will be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a "remarkable year" of high temperatures, weather experts have said.

2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall enjoy 'Primary Prom' concerts: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

Music for Youth came to Truro to welcome 2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall to two 'Primary Prom' concerts.

Fruit fun for Apple Day at Falmouth primary school: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children, parents and teachers at Marlborough School all enjoyed an afternoon of fruit based fun at the annual Apple Day on Thursday.

Decline in bunkering calls to Falmouth is a worrying trend

Falmouth Packet: A bunkering tanker leaves a very large crude carrier (VLCC) in Falmouth Bay 	Picture: DAVID BARNICOAT

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A quick glance at the Shipping Intelligence column shows the number of ships calling this past week was once again poor. A small flurry of activity on the bunkering front is expected in the next few days but in general October has been a quiet month in terms of shipping numbers.

Crew on ship arriving in Falmouth from Ebola hit West Africa 'to be monitored'

Falmouth Packet: KILLER:  An electron micrograph of the Ebola virus

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Health officials have promised to monitor the health of the crew members arriving into Falmouth onboard two ships from Ebola hit Sierra Leone next month – including potentially taking their temperatures before they disembark.

Golden sunshine and amber ales at fantastic Falmouth beer festival

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

There was golden sunshine and amber ales at the Princess Pavilion this weekend for the annual Falmouth Beer Festival.

Request to cut down two fungus infected Flushing trees

Falmouth Packet: Concerns over Somerset chainsaw sellers

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

An application has been made to remove two trees which are subject to a tree preservation order from 47 Trefusis Road in Flushing.

Falmouth man fined for driving while disqualified and lacking insurance

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Falmouth man has been fined £165 after Truro magistrates reopened two traffic offences of which he had previously been convicted.

Two Falmouth police officers commended for 'professionalism and commitment'

Falmouth Packet:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two police officers based |at Falmouth have been presented with certificates |in recognition of their “professionalism and commitment.”

Family's relief as teenager found at bottom of Newquay cliff, 'conscious and off life support'

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A sixteen-year-old schoolboy found at the botom of a cliff at Newquay is  is now conscious and off life support, but is still in intensive care.

Former Falmouth town clerk slams government over lack of 'Malayan Emergency' recognition

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Former town clerk and veteran, Eric Dawkins, has condemned the UK Government for failing to adequately recognise the sacrifices made by those who served in Malaya in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

4x4 and trapped driver rescued from precarious position at Hayle holiday park

Falmouth Packet:

1:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Firefighters were called to Riviere Towans, near Hayle, this morning after a report of a 4x4 in a precarious position and the driver trapped inside.

Officer honoured after risking lives to save family from rising floodwater in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A “possible tragedy” was averted thanks to the efforts of a police officer risking her own life in flood water at Porthleven.

Penryn pensioner's 'bumpy road' adventure reaches Sudan and Ethiopia

Falmouth Packet:

11:41am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Penryn pensioner Tony Clarke is back on his travels, making his way south to Africa and is keeping Packet readers up to date with his exploits in a series of articles. This is his fifth instalment.

Tributes to Wesley Bowden as town left reeling over death of 'Mr Helston'

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of “Mr Helston” Wesley Bowden has left the town reeling this week.

Person cut free from vehicle wreckage in Camborne

Falmouth Packet:

10:55am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Firefighters were called to College Street, Camborne, yesterday morning after a two vehicle crash.

Do you know suspected robber who barged into woman's home? PICTURE

Falmouth Packet:

11:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they are looking for in connection with a robbery at a woman's home.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (October 21 - October 27)

Falmouth Packet:

12:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

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

Union Corner roundabout decision deferral puts Falmouth school sports plan in jeopardy

Falmouth Packet: Concerns as plans for Union Corner roundabout formally submitted

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The future of Falmouth School’s plans to develop sporting facilities for the whole community could be in jeopardy after councillors failed to back proposals for a new roundabout at Union Corner, putting that scheme in doubt also.

Lizard village in shock after murder arrest

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The St Keverne community is in shock this week after police launched a murder investigation following the death of a man, who is believed to have been hit with a crossbow bolt.

10 suspected fraudsters arrested over 'elaborate' scams in Cornwall and Devon

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Detectives from Zephyr – the South West’s regional organised crime unit – made dawn arrests in London yesterday as part of an investigation into an "elaborate" £2m courier fraud that scammed people in Cornwall and Devon.

Porthleven Rick Stein restaurant set to open in November

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Helston area’s worst kept secret was officially confirmed this week – celebrity chef Rick Stein will be opening a restaurant in Porthleven next month.

Beach summer dog ban should stay in place say Falmouth Town Council beach management group

Falmouth Packet: Dog owners warned of Brighton beach palm oil nuggets after Labrador falls ill

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The summer ban on dogs on beaches in Falmouth should remain in place according to town councillors who debated the issue at length on Friday.

Primark to open in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

12:11pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Popular high street brand Primark will be coming to to Cornwall for the first time as it sets up shop in a 50,000 sq ft store at Lemon Quay in Truro city centre.

House-like annex in Falmouth supported, if it cannot be sold as separate property

Falmouth Packet:

2:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Town councillors have supported plans to build a detached annex in the grounds of 36 Bosmeor Road in Falmouth, but want a condition tying it to the main house so it cannot be sold off as a separate property.

Temporary repairs but Falmouth skate park will close

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Temporary repairs are to be carried out on the ramps of Falmouth’s skate park after the facility was basically condemned by an insurance assessor.

Helston kennels water flow loss due to leats work

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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

Two from St Austell who died at Mawgan Porth are named

Falmouth Packet:

3:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Formal identification of the three people who died  at Mawgan Porth on Sunday has now taken place.   The two from Cornwall have been named as Rachel Dunn, aged 42, and Kevin Reynolds, aged 44, both from St Austell.

Developer appeals against Mawnan homes refusal

Falmouth Packet:

12:43pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The developer behind plans for 42 new homes on Goldmartin Field, off Sampys Hill in Mawnan Smith has lodged an appeal against Cornwall Council’s refusal of its outline application with the Government’s planning inspectorate.

Schedules out for 144th Fatstock Show

Falmouth Packet: Helston Fatstock set to return for 143rd year

12:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Schedules are now out for this year’s Helston Fatstock Show, taking place next month.

Plan for new Mylor scout hut

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

An application has been made by 1st Mylor Scouts for permission to build a new scout hut to replace the existing structure at Waterings Road.

Truro Cathedral receives £500,000 government grant to repair roof

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Truro Cathedral has been handed a £500,000 grant to repair 'urgent repairs and restoration'.

Better weather forecasts for Cornwall as £97 million Met Office supercomputer announced

Falmouth Packet: STORM: Reader Rob Weaver caught on camera the fork lightning over Barry

9:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said.

Police warning to park legally outside Falmouth primary school

Falmouth Packet: Double yellow lines, parking restrictions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Motorists dropping children off at King Charles School in Falmouth are being warned to park appropriately or risk falling foul of the police.



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