Hallowe'en in Cornwall will be spookily warm... But will it be wet?

Falmouth Packet:

2:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

Today could well be the warmest Halloween on record, continuing a "remarkable year" of high temperatures, weather experts have said, however the question most people want answering is, will it be wet this evening?

RNLI warns beachgoers in Cornwall to stay safe as autumn sunshine expected to draw crowds

Falmouth Packet: RNLI lifeguard Anthony Bartlett patrolling Polzeath

10:48am Friday 31st October 2014

With warm weather and a good surf forecast for Cornish beaches this weekend, the RNLI is urging people to stay safe and to head to a beach with lifeguard cover

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.

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.

Cornwall's firefighters to strike on run up to Bonfire Night

Falmouth Packet: Firefighters on strike at Fairweather Green fire station.

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Fire Brigades Union members will be taking part in a further period of strike action on the run up to Bonfire Night, as part of the national protest against changes to fire fighter pensions.

£2.8million to fund Newquay to London air link

Falmouth Packet: Emergency landing at Newquay Airport cancels flights

10:48am Monday 27th October 2014

Over £2.8million of public money will be used to keep the London to Newquay air link flying.

Man dies after A30 crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:12am Monday 27th October 2014

A man has died following a crash on Friday evening at the A30 near the Tolvaddon junction.

Cornish police urge public to stay safe and keep this Hallowe'en fun

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police want to ensure that there are more treats than tricks for everyone, young or old, this Hallowe'en.

Former Redruth player Vickery to be guest speaker at tourism awards

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Former Redruth and England rugby player Phil Vickery will be the guest speaker at this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards in less than a fortnight's time.

Warning over 'Cornwall Council' cold caller scam

Falmouth Packet: Maintenance work will affect Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust telephone system on between 8pm on Wednesday, February 27 and 4am the following morning.

10:23am Friday 24th October 2014

A warning has gone out over “cold callers” claiming to be from Cornwall Council and asking for bank details.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Smoking ban on beaches among urgent measures needed to help tackle marine litter crisis

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Surfers Against Sewage is calling for urgent and innovative new measures to rid the UK coastline of marine litter, including a ban on smoking on beaches and enforcing fines.

Recorded crime down in Cornwall, but sex offences and shoplifting rise

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Recorded crime in Cornwall has fallen by 6.1 per cent over the last year according to statistics, however there has been a 6.1 per cent increase in sexual offences and a 12.8 per cent rise in shoplifting.

Camborne estate agent jailed for fraud

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A 51-year-old estate agent from Camborne who defrauded his customers, including elderly victims, has been jailed for 21 months.

Camborne and Redruth UKIP election candidate removed after admitting animal cruelty

Falmouth Packet:

1:09pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The UKIP candidate standing for election as Redruth and Camborne's MP has been removed from the race and could be facing jail after admitting 'appalling' animal cruelty charges.

TV's Anne Robinson to visit Hayle and Redruth to support Labour MP candidate

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Anne Robinson will be visiting Cornwall to support long standing friend Michael Foster in his campaign to become the next Labour MP for Camborne and Redruth.

'Amazing' support for Penryn mum's charity fundraiser

Falmouth Packet:

10:10am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A Penryn mother-of-two was “absolutely amazed” at the support she received at a fun day she organised to raise money towards her trek up Mount Kilimanjaro which she plans to do next September in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West.

Have you lost your pet pooch? Cornwall Council stray dog website gets update

Falmouth Packet:

10:06am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Cornwall Council’s Dog Welfare team has been highly commended at the RSPCA Innovators Awards for how it is has developed its web presence and its use of social media to improve animal welfare.

Priced out? House price average in South West stands at £250,000 as UK rockets to all-time high

Falmouth Packet:

10:32am Tuesday 14th October 2014

House prices in the SW reached a new all-time high of £250,000 on average in August after surging by 11.7% year-on-year, according to official figures.

Open days to have your say on former Redruth Brewery site plans

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Anyone who has passed the former Redruth Brewery site recently will have seen that work is getting underway on the Kresen Kernow project to build a new archive centre for Cornwall.

Pool leisure centre staff see pink for cancer fundraising weekend

Falmouth Packet:

12:24pm Monday 13th October 2014

Customers of Carn Brea Leisure Centre, in Pool are in the pink thanks to a special fundraising event  to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Monday morning weather update: Rain, wind and more to come

Falmouth Packet:

9:10am Monday 13th October 2014

A fresh wave of storms are set to drench Cornwall throughout the day as commuters are warned of potential disruption.

Pool firm launches Christmas shoebox appeal

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A business in Pool has launched a Christmas shoebox appeal to support families and older people in Eastern Europe this Christmas.

Delivery driver in Cornwall dodged £18,000 in tax and NI

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A delivery driver in Cornwall who failed to pay £18,000 in Income Tax and National Insurance on self-employed earnings has been sentenced.

1,000 self help books loaned by Cornwall's libraries on 'prescription'

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Over 1,000 self help books have been loaned by Cornwall's libraries as part of a scheme to improve mental health.

Cornwall's weekend weather: Sunshine, showers, and not much surf

Falmouth Packet:

10:38am Friday 10th October 2014

With bright sunshine and a chill in the air, Autumn is upon us, and a mix of sunshine and locally heavy showers in lighter winds is forecast for the weekend.

Public meeting over Hayle shopping park plans

Falmouth Packet:

12:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The public are being asked to have their say on a bid to build a new shopping park in Hayle.

Elderly Redruth man attacked in Camborne while taking items to charity shop

Falmouth Packet:

10:17am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an "unprovoked assault" on an elderly man in Camborne.

ASBO trio banned from Devon and Cornwall for five years

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Three men from London have been given ASBO’s preventing them from entering Devon or Cornwall for five years.

Redruth biker who died in A39 crash named as Terence Lawson

Falmouth Packet:

3:15pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A 58-year-old motorcycle rider who died in a crash on the A39 has been named as Terence (Terry) Lawson from West Tolgus, Redruth.

Street performers will be ‘Brewing up the Past’ in Redruth this autumn

Falmouth Packet:

10:24am Tuesday 7th October 2014

The history of Redruth and stories around the old Redruth Brewery site will be brought to life this autumn as characters parade through the town to ‘Brew up the past’.

One suffers minor burns as crews called to Redruth house fire

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Firefighters were called to Chapel Row, Redruth, yesterday morning after a report of a fire in a home.

Crack down on garages in Cornwall using illegal vehicle diagnostic software

Falmouth Packet: Image for Oxford Garage

11:16am Monday 6th October 2014

Trading Standards officers have been paying unannounced visits to car servicing garages over the past week on the hunt for illegal and unlicensed vehicle diagnostic software.

Redruth biker dies in A39 crash

Falmouth Packet:

9:42am Monday 6th October 2014

A motorcyclist from Redruth has died after a collision on the A39 on Sunday.

Five choirs raise £2,500 for Fishermen's Mission

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Five Cornish male voice choirs have gathered in Redruth to raise £2,500 for the Fishermen’s Mission.

Cornish app tells you the quality of your cow poo

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

It’s a sticky subject that can have farmers reaching for the smelling salts – how to get the best from their manure.

Both Camborne fire engines called to electric cable fire

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Two fire engines from Camborne were called to a fire involving electric cables in the early hours of this morning.

Free microchipping for Falmouth and Helston dogs

Falmouth Packet: Dogs Trust Sponsored Walk

3:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Pet owners are invited to get their dogs microchipped for free at two events being held in Falmouth and Helston next Tuesday, October 7.

Ice surprise for charity as Redruth group raises £555

Falmouth Packet:

2:34pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Staff from Coastline Housing have used their business acumen to raise over £500 to support children with life limiting illnesses.

Driver who crashed at St Day accident black spot warns others

Falmouth Packet:

3:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A woman who was left battered and bruised after her car rolled onto its side following a collision on her way to work last week, has warned other drivers to take care when approaching the accident blackspot near St Day.

Free doughnuts for all as storage firm celebrates opening in Redruth

Falmouth Packet: Penton Taylor and Emily Lodge at the Doughnut Dash

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

UK Storage Company will be giving out 2,000 doughnuts for free to mark the opening of their new store in Redruth.

Diversions in place as A30 exit slip roads closed at Redruth

Falmouth Packet:

5:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

Drivers are warned that exit slip roads from the A30 at Redruth will be closed in both directions at Avers Roundabout due resurfacing work.

Fuel-price war as supermarket cuts 5p a litre off petrol and diesel

Falmouth Packet: Sainsbury's Trafford stores no longer sending any waste to landfill

4:47pm Monday 29th September 2014

Sainsbury's has sparked a likely supermarket fuel-price war by slashing up to 5p a litre off the cost of its petrol and diesel.

Are you the victim of a loan shark in Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: RED FLAG ALERT: A blue shark like the one spotted in waters off West Bay

8:30am Sunday 28th September 2014

A bid to crack down on loan sharks that prey on the vulnerable in Cornwall has been launched by Safer Cornwall.

Panto to return to Stithians after 25 year break... Oh yes it it is

Falmouth Packet: Last year's pantomime, Jack and the Giant

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The people of Stithians will be able to enjoy the delights of a pantomime next year after a break of more than a quarter of a century, but help is needed to ensure the production makes it to the stage.



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