Free scheme to run in Camborne giving young people life skills

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

11:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is running a programme to help unemployed young people into employment, education or training.

Firefighters say Harlyn Bay pub fire was started accidentally

Falmouth Packet:

5:37pm Monday 18th August 2014

A fire at a bed and breakfast and pub in Harlyn Bay at around 4am this morning is believed to have started accidentally, say firefighters.

Portreath beach bin fire extinguished before firefighters arrive

Falmouth Packet:

5:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters from Camborne were called to a bin fire at Portreath beach on Sunday night.

Bucket of water used to extinguish Heartlands fire

Falmouth Packet:

5:14pm Monday 18th August 2014

Firefighters used a bucket of water to extinguish a rubbish fire at Heartlands on Sunday evening.

Woman jailed over £80,000 benefits fraud over 10 years

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

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A woman has been given a ten months prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming £80,000 in housing and council tax benefits and income support.

Lifeguards at Chapel Porth rescued mother and son from rip current: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RNLI lifeguards at Chapel Porth rescued a mother and son from a rip current on Wednesday in what has been a busy week for the lifeguard team.

36 households at risk of losing their home every day in the South West

Falmouth Packet: Fewer families threatened with repossession in Bradford district

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

New analysis highlights areas of the region most at risk

Redruth mental health unit reopening delay 'dire consequences of NHS privatisation' says MP

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

The news that a Redruth metal health unit will not reopen until at least November has been called a "dire consequence" of NHS privatisation by West Cornwall MP Andrew George.

Do you have what it takes to be a Premiership football star?

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Talented footballers in Cornwall will be able to showcase their skills this summer when the UK’s top football scouting agency heads west looking for talented players.

£262,795 to help repair Portreath Harbour storm damage

Falmouth Packet: Portreath

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced £1.7 million to fund repairs of harbours hammered by the harsh winter weather, including cash for Portreath.

£16million investment at Tulip meat processing factories to bring jobs

Falmouth Packet:

11:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A £16million investment at Tulip meat processing factories could bring 250 new jobs to Redruth and Bugle.

Rescued fox cub Forrest Stump dies from seizure

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A wildlife centre in Portreath has announced the sad and sudden passing of its most famous resident – Forrest Stump the tailless fox.

Cooker fire at St Day

Falmouth Packet:

9:34am Monday 11th August 2014

Firefighters were called to Pink Moors, St Day, yesterday after a report of a cooker fire.

Plea for help as butterfly habitat lost to 'intensification of farming and development' in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Cornwall’s struggling butterflies face the triple threats of development, intensification of farming and lack of management of vital habitats where they live and breed, says Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

More cuts on the way? Young people in Cornwall asked to have their say on future of youth services

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

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

Cornwall Council has launched a You Choose online survey asking young people to share their thoughts and views about what youth services support and activities are important to them.

Plant a tree tribute to your family member who gave their life in the Great War with the Packet

Falmouth Packet:

9:40am Saturday 9th August 2014

The Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country - and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to a member of your family who sacrificed their life by dedicating a tree in their memory.

Police civilian staff face pay cuts and pay rises in Devon and Cornwall after review

Falmouth Packet: Devon Cornwall Police logo

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Some police civilian staff in Devon and Cornwall face pay cuts running into thousands of pounds, while others will see a pay rise, following a new grading and pay proposal for all police staff.

Parish and town councils forced to allow filming of meetings

Falmouth Packet: Caught on Camera

2:13pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

New legislations means that there has been a fundamental way town and parish councils deal with those who want to film, tweeting and record all their meetings that are open to the public.

East Pool Mine opens its gates to visitors

Falmouth Packet: 'Trevithick Tuesday' at East Pool Mine

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

East Pool Mine is opening its gates to members of the public for free on Sunday, August 10.

Firefighters in Cornwall to strike again

Falmouth Packet:

10:01am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Fire Brigades Union has confirmed that its firefighters will be taking strike action between August 9 and 16 as the long running battle over pensions continues.

Is Hurricane Bertha heading for Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet:

8:26am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Hurricane Bertha, which is currently whipping up a storm in the Caribbean, could head towards Europe over the next week – so what’s the outlook?

‘Survival packs’ to help young people stay safe at Boardmasters

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

7:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Young people heading for this year’s Boardmasters surf and music festival can get hold of a ‘survival pack’ to help them stay safe at the event, being held in Newquay and Watergate Bay from August 6 to 10 .

Storm hit coast paths in Cornwall to share £1 million repair fund

Falmouth Packet: KEEP AWAY: The coast path closed at Burton Bradstock

9:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Storm hit sections of the South West Coast Path in Cornwall are to have a share of a £1 million grant.

Reports that marine wildlife being harassed off Cornwall's coast

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

Cornwall Wildlife Trust says that once again this year it has had several reports of marine wildlife being harassed and followed by boats and other sea users around Cornwall’s coastline.

Repeated rescues spark warning of dangerous rip currents: VIDEOS

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

RNLI lifeguards providing safety cover on Chapel Porth beach this summer are warning water users of the dangers of strong rip currents after a series of incidents.

Biker suffers life changing injury in crash with livestock lorry and car near Bodmin

Falmouth Packet:

10:39am Friday 1st August 2014

A 61 motorcyclist from Looe has suffered life changing injuries after a crash involving a livestock lorry and a car at Bodmin.

Stithians neighbourhood watch is set to expand and needs help

Falmouth Packet: An Interview With The Chairman of Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Stithians Parish is well on the way to being reintroduced in new parts of the parisha, but is in need of more coordinators.

Huge fine for St Day taxi driver after he admits using unlicensed vehicles and drivers

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

3:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A St Day taxi driver has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,500 after admitting failing to keep proper records, using unlicensed vehicles and drivers and driving without the required license.

Camborne and Redruth police special receives long service and good conduct award

Falmouth Packet:

10:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

A special constable who had to buy his first set of handcuffs himself when he set out to walk the beat in Camborne and Redruth has received a long service and good conduct award.

Crack down on railway trespass as figures show children are putting their lives at risk.

Falmouth Packet:

10:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

British Transport Police are warning of the dangers of trespassing on the railways, as figures show children are putting their lives at risk.

Major drowning awareness campaign launched by RNLI as 13 die in Cornwall last year

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The RNLI have launched a major drowning awareness campaign calling for beach-goers to ‘Respect the Water’ after figures revealed that 13 people lost their lives on Cornwall’s coast last year.

Investigation as Camborne cats killed by anti-freeze

Falmouth Packet:

9:26am Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Crowd demands action on Godrevy raw sewage

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Over 150 people disgusted at raw sewage pouring into the sea at Godrevy gathered at the beach on Saturday to tell South West water to clean up its act.

Crews called to 25 metres of hedge on fire near Camborne

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

4:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

Five firefighters from Camborne were called out to deal with twenty five metres of hedge on fire this morning.

Relief for Cornwall's drivers as fuel cost to fall

Falmouth Packet: Fewer trips are being made to the forecourts as drivers economise

3:37pm Monday 28th July 2014

Late-summer driving in Cornwall could be about to become a little less expensive thanks to supermarket fuel price cuts.

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.



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