Teen pregnancy in Cornwall falls to lowest level since 1969

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

10:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

The level of teen pregnancy in Cornwall has fallen to the lowest level since records started to be kept in 1969.

Saucepan sparks call out for Camborne firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

9:38am Monday 22nd September 2014

Firefighters had to scale a ladder and climb in through a first floor window after a report of a fire alarm sounding at a Camborne house on Saturday.

Angry at council cuts? Have your say on budget at 19 events Cornwall-wide

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

11:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Members of the public are being asked to have their say on the budget for next year, and into the future, at a series of public events taking place across Cornwall over the next few weeks.

Fisherman's find proves rare seahorses are living off Cornwall’s north coast

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Marine staff at leading local wildlife charity Cornwall Wildlife Trust were thrilled to hear that a Newquay fisherman has finally proven that seahorses are found off Cornwall’s north coast.

Police phone lines down as lightning hits HQ but Devon and Cornwall 999 calls being answered

Falmouth Packet:

1:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

Police telephone services are disrupted today after a lightning strike on a mast at its Exeter HQ

Eight charged over Devon and Cornwall human trafficking and modern slavery

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Eight people have been charged following a major police investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery in Plymouth and Cornwall.

Police to 'tweet' alcohol-related incidents live on Friday to show scale of problem

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8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

For the first time, Devon and Cornwall Police will be tweeting details of alcohol-related incidents across the region that are reported on Friday night, between 8pm and 2am.

Wet weather warning issued for Cornwall as thunderstorms, hail and downpours expected

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Heavy showers, hail and thunderstorms are likely to spread from the south across Cornwall and Devon on Friday.

South Devon surfing gem sold for over £11 million

Falmouth Packet: Russian billionaire or property developer, who will buy Bantham for £11.5 million?

10:22am Thursday 18th September 2014

Bantham beach and village in South Devon has been sold for over £11 million.

Have you seen missing man with links to Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet:

2:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to locate a missing man from Reading who may be in Devon and Cornwall.

Fire crews tackle gorse fire at St Agnes

Falmouth Packet:

10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighers were called out to St Agnes head yeasterday evening after a report of a gorse fire

Carn Brae leisure centre land sale falls through as ASDA backs away

Falmouth Packet: Carn Brea running track to be rebuilt in Redruth

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Cornwall Council has confirmed that development deal expected to include a new supermarket and cinema adjoining Carn Brea leisure centre has collapsed.

One in hospital as car leaves road near Camborne

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Avers roundabout, A30 towards North Country, Camborne at 14/09/2014 22:20 Twelve firefighters in a major appliance and Rescue Tender from Camborne and two firefighters in a landrover from Redruth attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision where the car had left the road and was on the verge. Crews used crash rescue equipment to cut free one trapped casualty. Once released the casualty was taken to hospital via Ambulance.

35 firefighters called to major Camborne garage blaze

Falmouth Packet:

5:15pm Monday 15th September 2014

A major fire at a commercial garage at Higher Condurrow, Camborne, on Sunday saw a huge call out of firefighters.

Crews tackle fire in woodland near Redruth

Falmouth Packet:

11:12am Monday 15th September 2014

Firefighters were called to Treskerby, Redruth, on Saturday after a report for a fire.

Project to explore history of Redruth's old brewery site

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A community history project will launch this September to explore, gather and share the stories of Redruth and in particular the old brewery site which will become the new archive centre for Cornwall.

Service to remember victims of drug abuse a first for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Have your say on drug and alcohol help in Brighton and Hove

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A service to remember people who have died following substance misuse will be held in Cornwall for the first time.

Cute now, but criminals beware! New police puppies on parade: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Meet the latest addition to the Devon & Cornwall Police's puppy team, Duke,Elvis and Gizzy.

Mining and Pasty Festival returns to Redruth

Falmouth Packet:

10:58am Friday 12th September 2014

The Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival has got underway in the town, offering visitors a raft of special events and entertainment over the weekend.

Three kayakers rescued by St Agnes lifeboat crew

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Three kayakers had to be rescued by St Agnes RNLI Lifeboat on Wednesday after capsizing andfinding themselves stranded and unable to paddle back to shore.

Purse snatcher strikes in Camborne

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Police in Camborne are appealing for information after a purse snatcher struck in the town.

Gwithian gorse fire sparks call out

Falmouth Packet:

10:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

Firefighters were called to Gwithian in the early hours of this morning after reports of a gorse fire.

Are you paying a 'dementia tax' in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Hundreds of thousands of older people and their families are being forced to pay a "dementia tax" if they are struck down by the condition, a leading charity has warned.

Crack down on metal theft as number of catalytic converters stolen rise

Falmouth Packet: 995 catalytic converters stolen in three years

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police will be taking part in 'Op Tornado' today, a day of action to crack down on metal theft.

Maintenance funds used as free school meal plan in Cornwall faced £500,000 shortfall

Falmouth Packet: SCHOOL DINNER: Are schools too picky about packed lunches?

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Cornwall Council faced a shortfall of over £500,000 in a move to fulfil government requirements to provide free schools meals for infants, according to the authority.

Avoid dodgy taxi danger says Cornwall Council

Falmouth Packet: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The danger of taking a ride in unlicensed ‘taxis’ in Cornwall is being highlighted.

Steam train stirs memories on 50th anniversary of the last Atlantic Coast Express: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: FULL STEAM: Library to stage a month of events celebrating our railway heritage

1:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

The age of steam has been on show in Cornwall to mark the 50th anniversary of the last Atlantic Coast Express (ACE).

World Belly Board Championships returns to Chapel Porth on Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

From St Agnes beacon to Biarritz the cry has gone out to prepare to make the pilgrimage to Chapel Porth for the World Bellyboard Championships on Sunday.

Police appeal: Missing man may be in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Friday 5th September 2014

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in locating a man missing from his home in Chesham.

Find out how these Redruth cattle won a national award

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A farming family from Redruth has been honoured with a national award for its cattle.

Crews called to Camborne fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:14am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Firefighters were called to College Street, Camborne, in the early hours of this morning after a report of a fire.

Camborne Academy celebrates £1million funding for renovations

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Camborne Science and International Academy embarked on a new £1million building project over the Summer having secured funding to redevelop the sports facilities and modernise the existing school buildings.

Lorry driver jailed over death of two charity cyclists on A30

Falmouth Packet:

2:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A lorry driver haqs been jailed for eight and a half years over the death of two high-flying charity cyclists on the A30 in July 2013.

'Big Beach Day' for people with learning disabilities in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Newquay

11:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A Hawaiian 'Big Beach Day will be held at Fistral Beach this Friday for people with learning disabilities.

Police staff in Cornwall reject pay offer

Falmouth Packet:

9:52am Monday 1st September 2014

Police staff in Cornwall have rejected a pay and grading offer after a ballot of union members.   Chief Constable, Shaun Sawyer, said: “The three recognised trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) have counted the votes of their respective ballots and have informed me that their members have voted to reject the grading and pay offer from the force and OPCC.

Newquay's Fistral Beach set for fun day

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Five Cornish organisations will be combining efforts to create a free day of beach activities for people with learning disabilities.

Gorsedh award for Cornish radio presenter

Falmouth Packet:

8:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A radio broadcaster from Camborne has been honoured by the Council of Gorsedh Kernow at their annual awards.

Holby's Jac Naylor to open Redruth show

Falmouth Packet: Dog agility and dog show
Pembrokeshire County Show 2014
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Pictures: Ceri Coleman-Phillips, Lisa Soar, Jenny Hanson, and Joanna Sayers

4:07pm Friday 29th August 2014

Holby City's Jac Naylor, aka actress Rosie Marcel, will be opening the Last Chance Hotel's family fun day and dog show at Briggan Farm Kennels in Redruth on September 14.

Camborne festival organisers seeking support

Falmouth Packet: Camborne Music Festival is up and running

2:42pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a volunteer run music festival in Camborne are appealing to businesses across Cornwall to support this years’ event.

Crews called to Lanner crash

Falmouth Packet:

8:48am Monday 25th August 2014

Firefighters were called to Pennance Lane, lanner yesterday after a single vehicle crash.

Free woodwind taster sessions in Camborne

Falmouth Packet: Flute found in Cheltenham

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Anyone with a long-held ambition to play a woodwind instrument can now try it out for free thanks to a one-off taster day in Camborne.

Calling all unemployed young people - free course now available

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

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25 years old can now apply to join a programme aimed at getting people into work.

Appeal launched after teenage cyclist is injured in car collision

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

3:08pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Redruth which left a 14-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Camborne Tech reunion sparks search for fellow students

Falmouth Packet:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

EF 21/08/14 Three former students of Camborne Technical College are hoping to reunite with their fellow classmates.

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.



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