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.

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.

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.

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".

Drink driving arrests fall in Devon and Cornwall during World Cup

Falmouth Packet: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A Devon and Cornwall Police crackdown on drink driving during the World Cup has seen fewer people failing breath tests compared to the same month last year.

VIDEO: David Haye delivers weather forecast for dogs plus top 10 tips for keeping your mutt safe during the heatwave

Falmouth Packet:

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Dozen calls to fire service after gorse blaze breaks out near Godrevy

Falmouth Packet: False alarms spark bonfire appeal by firefighters

11:22am Friday 25th July 2014

Nearly a dozen calls were received from the public alerting firefighters to a gorse fire near Godrevy yesterday.

Cats poisoned with antifreeze in Camborne

Falmouth Packet:

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Crimewatch reconstruction into death of Alan Jeal prompts 'useful calls'

Falmouth Packet:

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BBC Crimewatch reconstruction of the hours leading up to the death of Alan Jeal resulted in “a number of useful calls” last night.

Cowardly Camborne bag snatcher leaves pensioner with 'nasty' head wound

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are seeking a man who snatched a handbag from a 77-year-old woman in Camborne, leaving her injured in the street.

Sewage battle takes to the beach at Godrevy

Falmouth Packet: Surfers evacuated from sea as raw sewage pumps into Gwithian and Godrevy

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Surfers and water users will take to the beach this weekend in the battle to get South West Water to deal with repeated sewage discharges into bathing waters at Godrevy.

A30 closed eastbound after serious crash near Chiverton Cross

Falmouth Packet: Spur Road crash causes delays

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A serious crash is causing problems on the A30, with eastbound lanes closed and traffic backing up.

Man snatches handbag and runs from train at Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Train passenger's cheekbone shattered by thugs

11:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after man snatched a handbag and ran from a train at Hayle.

Dead body found in field identified as Milbrook man Gary Nice

Falmouth Packet:

4:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

The body of a man found in a field near Bodmin has been formally identified as Gary Nice, 47, from Milbrook.

Last change to have your say on how Cornwall deals with flooding

Falmouth Packet: Drivers warned of flooding on A30 near Perranarworthal

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Communities, businesses and the public have less than two weeks left to help shape the way Cornwall deals with the problem of flooding in the future.

Redruth police ask, do you know this woman?

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

POLICE in Redruth are asking for help from the public after an allegation of shoplifting in the town.

Camborne footballers to tackle Shelterbox Carn Brea Everest Challenge

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Camborne Park Football Club players will be raciing up and down Carn Brae next Sunday to help raise funds for ShelterBox.

Shoplifting soars as crime broadly falls across Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:57am Thursday 17th July 2014

Crime across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has fallen in the last year, however shoplifting has soared by nearly 20 per cent, according to Devon and Cornwall Police.

Stithians Show sizzles despite the drizzle: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:18am Wednesday 16th July 2014

There may have been drizzle but the atmosphere sizzled at Stithians Show on Monday, as thousands flocked to take part in one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country.

Pupils at Camborne College receive 'stark' road safety warning

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Students from Cornwall College Camborne have been given a shocking road safety message by teams from Cornwall Fire and Rescue.

Teenage pregnancy and abortion rate falls in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: True cost of teenage pregnancy problem more than £4m per year

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The rate of abortion among young people and teenage pregnancy in Cornwall have fallen in 2013, with the most rapid decline in younger women.

Payday loan costs cut in crackdown

Falmouth Packet:

8:57am Tuesday 15th July 2014

People using payday lenders in Cornwall are to see the cost of borrowing fall significantly under a crackdown announced by the financial regulator today.

Crowds flock to Stithians for annual agricultural show

Falmouth Packet: Thousadns eexpected at Stithians Show

10:30am Monday 14th July 2014

The show began in 1834 in a field near the Parish Church, and is thought to have been a challenge between local farmers as to who could exhibit the best quality of produce.

Camborne Redruth Community Hospital annual summer fete

Falmouth Packet:

11:19am Monday 14th July 2014

Camborne Redruth Community Hospital is opening its doors to the public for its annual summer fete, on Saturday, July 26.

Have you lost your pet pooch? Cornwall stray dogs list goes online

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Details of stray dogs which have been handed into the Council or picked up by the Council’s Dog Welfare team are now available on the Cornwall Council website.

Costa coffee shop to open at Camborne school

Falmouth Packet: The Costa Ice Tour is coming to Whitley Bay

7:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Education catering specialist Taylor Shaw has won a three year contract worth £400k to provide catering services to four schools in Camborne, with plans including a Costa coffee shop at Camborne Science and International Academy.

Aldi store on the way for Redruth?

Falmouth Packet: Aldi

1:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Discount supermarket Aldi could open in Redruth, as it looks at opening a store on the old Avers Garage site.

Bikers warned over safety and 'madness of riding without suitable protective gear'

Falmouth Packet: Police name biker killed in Oxenhope crash

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Police in Cornwall are urging motorcyclists to stay safe on the roads this summer after figures show 20 per cent of all crash casualties are bikers, despite making up only two per cent of the traffic on the roads.

Schools to close across Cornwall as teachers strike tomorrow: DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Strike action will take place on Wednesday, March 26

2:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Teachers are set to strike tomorrow, with a raft of schools in Cornwall either closing completely or partially.

Eight-month-old puppy rescued from 80ft mine shaft: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Camborne and Penzance crews have been busy this morning rescuing an eight-month-old pup from an 80ft mine shaft.

Crew called to tractor fire in Troon

Falmouth Packet:

9:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A crew of six firefighters from Camborne were called to a tractor fire at Bolenowe, Troon, in the early hours of this morning.

Lifeguards rescue 10 bodyboarders caught in strong rip at Gwithian

Falmouth Packet: RNLI lifeguard Drustan Ward helps a bodyboarder into shore at Porthtowan. Credit: RNLI

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

RNLI lifeguards rescued a group of bodyboarders caught in a strong rip current on Gwithian beach on Monday evening.

Step forward for Redruth Brewery site as CORMAC starts building work

Falmouth Packet: Redruth brewery site's Hong Kong owners agree archive centre land deal

12:47pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

The transformation of the Redruth Brewery site is set to begin this week as CORMAC starts work on securing the site and clearing growth so that further building surveys can be carried out.

Another sewage spill at Godrevy after heavy rain

Falmouth Packet: Water bills to be frozen until 2015

9:18am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Monday saw another release of sewage into the water at Godrevy, blamed on heavy rainfall.

U-turn on Cornwall EU cash spending control welcomed

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

An announcement that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will retain the power to decide how European funding is spent in the region has been welcomed by Cornwall Council, some businesses and the Cornwall and Isles LEP.

Kite surfer rescued from sea off Gwithian: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

12:38pm Monday 7th July 2014

A kitesurfer struggling in surf off Gwithian beach was rescued by RNLI lifeguards at the weekend.

Inquest into death of teenager killed in polar bear attack that also injured Cornish schoolboy

Falmouth Packet: A female polar bear with her cub in their frozen  habit

9:31am Monday 7th July 2014

An inquest into the death of an Eton schoolboy mauled in a polar bear on an Arctic expedition that also left a Cornish schoolboy injured will start today.

Are you looking after someone else's child? asks Cornwall Council

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

1:00pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Cornwall Council is trying to raise awareness of private fostering and is encouraging people to let them know if they looking after someone else’s child, and are acting as private foster carers.

Coastguards warn over danger of 'tomb-stoning' on Cornwall's coast

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Coastguards are warning about the dangers of tomb-stoning after concerns it is on the rise due to the warm weather.

People with learning disability meet emergency services at Blue Light Day

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

More than 500 people with a learning disability met the people, machines and dogs of the emergency services, at the seventh annual Blue Light Day at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge this week.

Pool hosts spectacular Armed Forces Day: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Pool hosted serving and veteran military personnel as crowds descended on the historic mining town for Cornwall Armed Forces Day 2014.

It’s a Cornish Knockout competition for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Falmouth Packet: Thieves steal Christmas charity cash destined for Cornwall Air Ambulance

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

TEAMS are being sought to take part in a new 'It’s a Cornish Knockout competition' to help raise funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

James Strawbridge hands out the awards at Duchy College prize day

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Duchy College Rosewarne celebrated the achievements and success of students at the 21st annual prize day ceremony held at Wesley Chapel recently.

Crews called to Redruth trailer fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Friday 4th July 2014

Firefighters were called to Redruth yesterday evening after a trailer fire in a garden.

New new free ebooks service for Cornwall library users

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Cornwall Libraries has introduced an new free service for library members, who who can now download up to five ebooks to a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Answers demanded as raw sewage floods out at Godrevy on busy beach day

Falmouth Packet:

3:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Swimmers and surfers were forced to flee the sea at the weekend after raw sewage was found to be pumping into the water on the north coast.

PCSO hailed a hero after stopping St Agnes runaway car with baby inside

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A police community support officer has been praised by a father after he dramatically stopped a car, with a baby girl inside, from rolling down a hill in St Agnes.

Man has part of ear bitten off outside Redruth kebab shop

Falmouth Packet: School takeaway ban 'like something out of a communist nanny state'

10:50am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Redruth, after a local man had part of his ear bitten off outside a kebab shop.

Cornish lifeguard wins Australian award for saving three surfers in ‘extreme’ conditions

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

An RNLI lifeguard from from Mount Hawke has won a prestigious award by Surf Life Saving Australia for a rescue he carried out in ‘extreme conditions’ whilst working on the beaches there this winter.

Stithians parish council to go ahead with new cemetery land purchase

Falmouth Packet: INDIVIDUAL TASTE: Gravestone design should be a matter of personal choice, says J Cuppit

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The clerk of Stithians Parish Council has instructed the council's solicitors to proceed with the purchase of land for new cemetery provision.



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