Devon and Cornwall bogus police warning as people duped

Falmouth Packet: Heart-warming act of honesty

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Police are urging householders to be on their guard following incidents of a phone fraud where unsuspecting victims are duped by people posing as police.

Camborne police appeal after BB gun fired in car park

Falmouth Packet: Police appeal for witnesses after Bodmin man stabbed in buttock

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Officers in Camborne are appealing for information after a 'young male' was seen firing a BB gun in a supermarket car park.

New Camborne town guide launched

Falmouth Packet: New Camborne town guide launched

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BID Camborne has launched its new town guide just in time for Easter.

National disgrace as food bank use rises by a 'shocking' 163 per cent

Falmouth Packet: There has been a "shocking" 163% rise in the use of food banks in the past year, according to the Trussell Trust

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed.

Did your child get the school place they wanted? Parents find out today

Falmouth Packet: Fewer Brighton and Hove parents get primary school place of choice

10:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Parents of reception age children across Cornwall have received details of which school their child is due to attend in September, with two in a hundred not getting either their first, second or third choice.

Caravan punch caused £2,800 of damage

Falmouth Packet: Consett Magistrates Court. GV

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A holidaymaker staying at Calloose Caravan Park in Leedstown, who was the victim of an assault, was so angry about it that he punched one of the caravans on the site causing £2,830 damage, Truro magistrates heard.

Warning that 'legal highs' may not be what you think

Falmouth Packet: Trading Standards warns of rogue traders in Somerset

5:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Cornwall Council Trading Standards has been working with Devon and Cornwall Police to investigate exactly what is inside ‘legal highs’.

Ground broken on new fire stations at Hayle and Tolvadden

Falmouth Packet: Ground broken on new fire stations at Hayle and Tolvadden

2:36pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Cornwall's fire chief was joined by a cabinet member as building work started on two new fire stations.

How do you ruin a beach and spring trade.. ask Cornwall Council!

Falmouth Packet: How do you ruin a beach and spring trade.. ask Cornwall Council!

10:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A bid to remove dead Christmas trees by residents furious at the 'destruction' of the beach at Porthtown has been stopped by by Cornwall Council.

Eight-year-old Camborne boy injured in assault

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

4:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

An eight-year-old child has ben treated for minor injuries after an alleged assault on Wellington Road, Camborne on Friday.

One thousand tyres and 100 gin bottles: Cornish farmer join campaign to tackle flytipping

Falmouth Packet: One thousand tyres and 100 gin bottles: Cornish farmer join campaign to tackle flytipping

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

One thousand tyres, one hundred empty gin bottles and a mini rockery wishing well with four broken garden chairs.

Body found in clay pit

Falmouth Packet: Body found in clay pit

9:07am Monday 14th April 2014

It is too early to say wheter the discovery of a body in an old clay pit lake is suspicious, say police.

Can you help tell the story, how Cornish mining 'Changed the World?'

Falmouth Packet: 'Trevithick Tuesday' at East Pool Mine

6:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

Backwards Television is currently in the pre production stages of a six part documentary series called 'How Cornwall Changed the World', and ais asking for help from the public.

Royal university places for four Duchy College students

Falmouth Packet: Royal university places for four Duchy College students

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A group of Cornish agriculture and countryside students have won places at the prestigious Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, starting in September.

Cutting the turf’ ceremony to mark start of work at fire stations in Hayle and Tolvaddon

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

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A ‘cutting the turf’ ceremony will be held on Monday to mark the start of construction works for two new "state of the art" community fire stations in Hayle and Tolvaddon - as well as the new service headquarters facility also at Tolvaddon.

Childhood sweethearts in first wedding at Portreath resort

Falmouth Packet: Childhood sweethearts in first wedding at Portreath resort

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Two childhood sweethearts will be the first couple to wed at a Portreath venue just a stone's throw from the spot where they got engaged.

More help for poorest hit by council tax bills

Falmouth Packet: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Cornwall Council is increasing the help it provides to the poorest households in the county who are struggling to meet their council tax bills.

Potholes, slips and trips cost Cornwall Council over £780,000 in compensation payments

Falmouth Packet: Potholes are one of the problems due to be targeted

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Over £200,000 was handed out in compensation by Cornwall Council last year for personal injury, property damage and damage caused by potholes.

Rare first for Newquay Aquarium as leopard spot gobies hatch

Falmouth Packet: Rare first for Newquay Aquarium as leopard spot gobies hatch

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Aquarists at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating the birth of hundreds of rare leopard spot gobies.

Man's body found at Camborne water treatment plant

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Police have confirmed that a man's body has been found in the water at a water treatment plant in Camborne.

Lucky escape for mum and child after car exhaust fire at Redruth fuel station

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A car owner had a lucky escape on Monday after a suspected fire at a fuel station forecourt.

'Trevithick Tuesday' at East Pool Mine

Falmouth Packet: 'Trevithick Tuesday' at East Pool Mine

10:28am Wednesday 9th April 2014

As part of the family holiday programme at East Pool Mine this Easter, staff and volunteers are running hands-on activities on 15 April to find out more about the science behind the great steam-powered pumping and winding beam engines.

Rhino spotted near Portreath

Falmouth Packet: Wildlife ranger Alyson Zammit with the new arrival

12:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Locals near Portreath will have been bewildered by sightings of a Rhino at the Gwel an Mor resort.

Camborne police appeal after car break-in

Falmouth Packet: Police appeal for witnesses after Bodmin man stabbed in buttock

10:28am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Police are appealing for help after a vehicle was broken into at Cardrew industrial estate in Redruth in early March.

Camborne's Duchy College rescues 'cute' terrapins

Falmouth Packet: Camborne's Duchy College rescues 'cute' terrapins

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Two terrapins have had a lucky escape after being abandoned in a field near Camborne.

Three crews called to 'small' exhaust fire

Falmouth Packet: Fire crews called to crash on A349 near Rame

6:11pm Monday 7th April 2014

Fire crews from Redruth, Camborne and Truro were called to a location near Tesco in Redruth at 3pm this afternoon to reports of a small fire in the exhaust of a car.

Porkellis Moor Rowing Club Celebrate launch of new gig (in the rain)

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Porkellis Moor Rowing Club gathered together at Stithians Lake on Saturday in the presence of Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro to celebrate the blessing and naming of their two Cornish pilot gigs.

Camborne firefighters called to vehicle blaze

Falmouth Packet: Fire crews called to crash on A349 near Rame

10:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a vehicle on fire at Tehidy Road in Camborne at 10.30pm on Sunday.

Murder investigation launched into death of Camborne man: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Police have charged two people in Herefordshire in relation to a drug smuggling investigation.

9:20am Monday 7th April 2014

A murder investigation has been launched following the sudden death of a man in Camborne.

Drink responsibly this Easter warning from Cornwall's cops

Falmouth Packet: The NekNomination game has caused two deaths.

1:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

With the start of the Easter break, police in Cornwall are warning young people to know their limits when it comes to alcohol.

Duchy College nursery opens its doors to public for plant sale

Falmouth Packet: Duchy College nursery opens its doors to public for plant sale

7:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

ROSEWARNE Nursery at Duchy College Rosewarne in Camborne will be throwing open its doors to the public and traders over Easter Weekend for a plant sale.

Camborne kids explore science at RNAS Culdrose

Falmouth Packet: Camborne kids explore science at RNAS Culdrose

4:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Pupils from Roskear School, Camborne recently got the chance to try out life onboard Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose as part of National Science and Engineering week.

Cornwall College Camborne students get chocolate master class

Falmouth Packet: CHOCOLATE HEAVEN: Assiette of Valrhona chocolate desserts

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Students at Cornwall College have been treated to a tasty masterclass chocolate by the executive head chef of Cambridge University.

66-year-old Redruth man denies stalking 14-year-old schoolgirl

Falmouth Packet: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

A 66-year-old Redruth man has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he stalked a 14-year-old schoolgirl at a bus stop.

Smoke from faulty Troon flue causes call out for firefighters

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Firefighters from Camborne were called out to Troon yesterday after a report of smoke in a loft space.

Falmouth, Truro and Redruth road plans in £1billion plan to boost Cornish economy

Falmouth Packet: £1billion plan to boost Cornish economy published

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A Strategic Economic Plan which outlines how £1 billion 'could' be spent to boost the Cornish economy in the next seven years has been published.

Main rail line opens as £35million Dawlish storm damage repairs are completed - VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: People evacuated from Dawlish as storm hits: Significant additional damage to rail line

9:50am Friday 4th April 2014

The main railway line into Cornwall through Dawlish in Devon has reopened after part of the track was destroyed during winter storms.

Cornish badgers safe? National roll out of inhumane and ineffective cull scrapped

Falmouth Packet: CONTINUING: MPs voted last week to end the badger cull. Below: Farming Minister George Eustice

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Plans to roll out the badger cull pilots into Cornwall and other counties have been dropped after a damning independent report found the cull had not been sufficiently effective or humane.

Strike action threatened on First Great Western over zero hour contracts and 'draconian' dismissals

Falmouth Packet: The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is taking industrial action against Northern Rail.

3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Rail union RMT is balloting staff across First Great Western for industrial action over 'draconian dismissals' zero hour contracts and agency working.

Cornish spoof video creator brings you 'Planet Cornwall with Sir David Attenborough': VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: Cornish spoof video creator brings you  'Planet Cornwall with Sir David Attenborough': VIDEO

12:10pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The creator of a Cornish spoof online video that went viral has done it again with his latest creation 'Planet Cornwall with Sir David Attenborough'.

Conned out of cash in Cornwall by 'your PC has a problem' cold callers? This will make you smile

Falmouth Packet: Ray Butt says his computer was hacked after receiving a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Have you been conned out of cash after being called by someone saying your computer has a problem, well one of the people involved has been busted by specialist cops.

Pollution warning as Sahara sand set to return: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: Pollution warning as Sahara sand set to return: VIDEO

9:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Dust from the Sahara that covered cars in Cornwall last week is threatening to bring the worst air pollution in 60 years across the UK today damaging the health of the sick and vulnerable.

Special first birthday for Redruth baby born early weighing just one pound

Falmouth Packet: Special first birthday for Redruth baby born early weighing just one pound

7:10am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A little girl from Redruth has celebrated an extra special first birthday after she survived being born more than 13 weeks early weighing only 460g (1lb).

Warning over sheer sand cliffs and rip currents at Cornish beaches

Falmouth Packet: Warning over sheer sand cliffs and rip currents at Cornish beaches

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

RNLI lifeguards are warning of the dangers of playing on or near the sheer sand cliffs that have been created on many beaches during the winter storms.

Surfing, its all one big happy family... sometimes! VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: Surfing, its all one big happy family... sometimes! " VIDEO

2:50pm Monday 31st March 2014

Now mostly surfing in Cornwall is a laid back experience, but sometimes "localism" raises its head. Warning contains swearing (and a very grumpy 'local' surfer with a scouse accent).

Inquest into death of M5 37 car pile up victim Kye Thomas starts today

Falmouth Packet: The crash scene the morning after

12:20pm Monday 31st March 2014

An inquest into the death of a Cornish man who died in a horrific 37 car pile-up on the M5 starts today (March 31).

A little bit of the Sahara? Cornish cars covered in fine dust

Falmouth Packet: The fine yellow dust

9:46am Monday 31st March 2014

Cornish drivers woke up on Sunday to fine a fine layer of dust coating their cars, which is thought to have traveled all the way from North Africa.

Do you have the X-Factor? Cornwall's first tryouts in Newquay today

Falmouth Packet: Great Western Hotel staff warm up for their shot at fame. L-R: Janine Rodger, Leon Pritchard and Ian Rabey

7:30am Sunday 30th March 2014

The Great Western Hotel in Newquay has been chosen to host an X Factor audition as the hugely popular TV talent show comes to Cornwall for the first time.

Can you help police find missing man?

Falmouth Packet: Can you help police find missing man?

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Police are hoping the public can help trace Paul Smith, who has gone missing from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

Freddy Zapp back on the radio as sexual assault case dropped

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

8:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

Charges against BBC Radio Cornwall DJ Freddy Zapp have been dropped.



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