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 opens 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.

Two ships set to dock in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Falmouth Packet: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

5:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Packet can reveal that two ships are due to dock in Falmouth next month after coming from Ebola hit Sierra Leone.

Familiar face returns to Norway Inn 36 years after starting as a trainee

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Regular customers at the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal could be forgiven for thinking they've stepped into a time warp following the return of a popular staff member.

'Fabulous' King Charles School fair raises £1,338: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Pupils, parents and staff helped raise a fantastic £1,338 at last week’s King Charles School autumn fair The event on Thursday saw plenty of fun games, food, refreshments and even the chance to chuck a wet sponge at a teacher.

'Fresh start' as chair of Helston College governors stands down

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

After 11 years at the helm of Helston Community College’s governing body, chairman Graham Vallender has handed over to someone new.

Mongleath Road in Falmouth to close for resurfacing

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Mongleath Road in Falmouth will be closed to traffic for it entire length between 7.30am and 6pm from October 27 to 31.

Care concerns at Falmouth sheltered housing as support officers cut

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Falmouth have voiced concerns over the withdrawal of independent living support officers who had provided a link to the outside world.

Man arrested in Camelford for carrying offensive weapon

Falmouth Packet:

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police have arrested a man after an incident in Camelford on the evening of Saturday, October 18.

Tongue in cheek 'Lizard Point Spaceport' plan is pie in the sky

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Space is famously referred to as “the final frontier” – so surely it makes perfect sense to locate the UK’s first gateway to the stars at its very own “frontier”, the most southerly point?

Planners to debate new roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth

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

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Plans to replace the double mini-roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth with a larger roundabout and create a new link road, are due to be debated by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee next Thursday morning, October 23.

Falmouth Coastguards becomes part of national network

Falmouth Packet: Half of Falmouth Coastguard shifts 'understaffed'  last summer

11:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre is to become part of the new coastguard national network for the very first time this week.

Budock Play Field Association AGM tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Budock Water Playing Field Association will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting room of Budock Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 21.

Kayak thefts among six crimes in Porthleven last month

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The thefts of two kayaks were among the six crimes reported in Porthleven during September.

Penzance firefighters called after floodwater affects electrics

Falmouth Packet:

9:46am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called to a flood at a Penzance flat yesterday morning after water started affecting the electrics.

Two crews sent to fight Newquay freezer fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:37am Monday 20th October 2014

A fire in a freezer in Newquay sparked a call out for fire crews on Sunday morning.

Fire crews called after car fire spreads to electricity pole

Falmouth Packet:

9:24am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called when a blaze in a car in Wendron spread to a nearby electricity pole.

Tributes to TV actress who loved Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A TV presenter whose love of Cornwall saw her make a TV series promoting the Falmouth and Helston area has died from cancer.

Parents warned of no crossing patrol for kids in Penryn due to illness

Falmouth Packet: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Parents of primary school children in Penryn are being warned that the crossing patrol in Kernick Road will be unmanned from October 21 until further notice due to sickness.

Broken water main leads to flooding in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called after a broken pipe caused flooding at a property in Penzance on Saturday afternoon.

'Alarming' decline in Falmouth shipping

Falmouth Packet: Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Shipping numbers continue to decline with bunkering down, and a quiet order book for A&P.

Builder who drank ten pints didn't remember groping woman

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A woman customer in a bar was left shocked after a man she did not know put his hand inside her clothing and bra and groped her breast.

Penryn Junior pupils 'glow for guide dogs' with fancy dress day

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Pupils and staff at Penryn Junior School dressed up for Glow for a Guide Dog Day on Friday when they also welcomed four guide dogs to assembly.

Woman who set own home in Penryn on fire is jailed

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A woman who set her own house alight in Penryn and then had to be rescued from the burning building has been jailed for two and a half years.

High 'grade' skills at annual autumn show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GRADE Ruan Horticultural Society’s annual autumn show took place last Saturday.

NHS radiographers to strike for first time since 1982

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will be taking industrial action on Monday, 20 October.

Look Back In Time: Yes reporters make mistakes, here are some howlers

Falmouth Packet: Charities still have time to secure a grant from The Packet

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A recent headline in a regional newspaper read “SCOTLAND’S ‘YES’ VOTE WELCOMED.” It reminded me how easily howlers can still make it into print and set me thinking about boo-boos nearer home, writes Mike Truscott.

38,000 visitors enjoy Falmouth's Oyster Festival

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The 18th annual Falmouth Oyster Festival attracted over 38,000 visitors who consumed more than 20,000 oysters over four days of cookery demonstrations, live music and competitions.

Golden anniversary for Falmouth couple Reg and Pearl Sleeman

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Falmouth couple who had just six weeks to plan and organise every detail of their wedding, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday.

Emergency contact info idea for redundant tax disc holder

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An idea for a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen is spreading across the UK, and it could save lives.

'Zombie Zipwire' over Eden for Cornwall Hospice Care

Falmouth Packet: Zombies on last year's walk

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

There’s just few spaces left for the Cornwall Hospice Care 'Zombie Zipwire' on Saturday, November 1.

Who owns disputed painting of war hero, Helston or Porthleven?

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

It might not be the Mona Lisa but there is one portrait that is proving just as covetable for both Helston and Porthleven.

MP takes on 'blindfold bus challenge'

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has been trying to understand the problems faced by sight limited users of public transport, by taking part in a "Blindfold Bus Challenge”.

Former Budock School headteacher ordained as curate at Constantine service

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A retired head teacher from Constantine has been licensed as an Assistant Curate by Bishop Tim Thornton at a service in Constantine.

Little Stanley Barnes' family hopes disease will slow after drug trial

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Little Stanley Barnes, who suffers from a rare and terminal illness, has had surgery after being accepted onto a trial which, if successful, could extend his life.

Pupils and parents don dancing shoes for 'Strictly Come Dancing' fundraiser at Porthleven School

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Pupils and family members at Porthleven Primary School put on their dancing shoes for a Strictly Come Dancing styled fundraising event last Thursday.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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