Savage Falmouth thug slashed man from ear to mouth with blade

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SAVAGE thug with a history of violence has been jailed for 12 and a half years after slashing a man from ear to mouth with a Stanley knife blade.

Maritime Museum in Falmouth wins Britain's 'most family friendly' award

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth has been named as Britain’s most family friendly museum, taking on and seeing off competition from five other attractions across the country.

Helston Hospital among first to get quality of care award

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Helston hospital is among ten in Cornwall to become the first in the UK to receive a major national award recognising the quality of care they are providing their patients as they approach the end of their lives.

Robber demands cash in post office raid

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a post office in St Austell.

Wildlife watching spot at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 since opening

Falmouth Packet:

12:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Since it opened this spring, the National Trust Wildlife Watchpoint at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 visitors thanks to a dedicated band of more than 20 volunteers.

Former pupil returns to Falmouth primary school as deputy headteacher

Falmouth Packet:

12:40pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Taking up her new role as deputy head teacher at St Mary’s School in Falmouth brought back a lot of happy memories for Lucy Draycott as she had been a pupil at the school herself in the |late 1980s.

Third man arrested after woman shot in car park: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have arrested a third man in connection with the shooting of a woman in a car park in Cornwall.

Falmouth Coastguard warn of tide dangers

Falmouth Packet: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

11:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard has issued a reminder to the public to be aware of the tides after checking on individuals who were potentially cut off in the upper reaches of the River Fal at the weekend.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (September 23 - September 29)

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus to return to Falmouth for refit

10:11am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A summary of the ships in port at Falmouth over the past week.

Traffic troubles as lorry and car crash on A30

Falmouth Packet:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters were called to the A30 close to the Chiverton roundabout after a crash involving a lorry and a car this morning.

Trial pedestrianisation plan for Falmouth given go ahead

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Falmouth’s main shopping streets could become a virtually car free zone for three months next summer if a planned trial pedestrianisation is given the go ahead.

Rickleven or Portstein? Rumours celebrity chef to open restuarant in Porthleven POLL

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Porthleven could become Portstein (or Rickleven) according to social media, with rumours that a celebrity chef has his sights on a harbour side premises.

Work to start on new playground for Porthleven Primary School

Falmouth Packet: Extension opens at Porthleven Primary School

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Work on a new playground for Porthleven Primary School will soon begin, and the school is asking for help from parents to create a new amphitheatre and stage area from railway sleepers.

Serial sex offender who terrified pensioner on Pendennis Point jailed for nine years

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A serial sex offender who grabbed a pensioner at Pendennis point with the intent to commit a sexual offence has been jailed for a minimum of six years.

Travellers asked to leave Quarry car park in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers that have set up camp in a Falmouth car park have been asked to leave.

Online fundraising campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Foo Fighters by Alex de Mora

2:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An online fundraising campaign to bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall has already raised over £68,000.

Cornwall Council cuts consultation to roll into Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The people of Falmouth and Penryn will have an opportunity to make their voices heard over Cornwall Council budget cuts at public meetings next month.

Business hots up for Helston based biomass boilers firm

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of Cornwall’s leading installers of biomass boilers says it has increased its turnover from £150,000 to £1.2 million and trebled its staff numbers in the last 12 months.

Fans head in One Direction

Falmouth Packet:

3:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014


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.

Auction fundraiser for Porthleven lights

Falmouth Packet: Good turnout for Porthleven lights switch-on: PICTURES

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Porthleven Lights Committee is hosting its Harvest Festival auction on Thursday, October 16 at the Atlantic Inn in Porthleven.

Date set for Penryn Royal British Legion AGM

Falmouth Packet: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

10:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Penryn Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold its AGM at the Penryn and Falmouth Sea Cadet Unit on Commercial Road in Penryn next Wednesday, October 1, at 7.30pm.

Fuel price war heats up as Asda cuts cost

Falmouth Packet: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

9:36am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Motorists filling up will be getting a little more for their money as a supermarket price war heats up.

End of the road for tax disks tomorrow: DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Car tax crackdown as thousands don't pay in Helston and Falmouth

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The small paper disc which has been a feature on car windscreens in the UK for 93 years will be consigned to history tomorrow.

Elderly woman dies after Newquay cliff fall

Falmouth Packet: 'Suicidal' woman talked down from Newquay cliff top

9:31am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A woman found in a cave at Porth Beach has died in hospital.

UPDATE: Two men in custody after woman shot in head at Cornish car park

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:15am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two men are in police custody following the discovery of a woman with serious head injuries in a car park in Looe,

Sunny September was driest since records began in 1910

Falmouth Packet: Sunshine brings a tourism boost to the Cotswolds

9:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

This is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country, the Met Office said.

Council cuts consultation comes to Helston

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The impact of proposed budgets cuts at Cornwall Council could have on Helston and the surrounding area will be discussed at a public meeting next month.

Attempted murder arrest after woman shot in the head in car park

Falmouth Packet:

4:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A woman is in hospital with a serious head injury and two men are in police custody after a major police operation involving firearms officers this morning.

Moonlight Memory Walk returns to Falmouth: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:39pm Monday 29th September 2014

HUNDREDS of women took to the streets of Falmouth on Saturday night to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) through the annual Moonlight Memory Walk.

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.

Workmen say 'pants' to new 'Ann Summers' store in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

2:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

It seems that workmen refitting the closed Julian Graves have their own idea which business could be moving in.

Falmouth RNLI Guild helps raise funds to save lives

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE Falmouth RNLI Guild held its autumn fair at Mawnan Memorial Hall at the weekend when £310.29 was raised for RNLI funds.

Falmouth Primary Academy reopens after £3 million refurbishment

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Falmouth Primary Academy has re-opened, after a £3m project to refurbish the entire school was completed on time for the start of the new academic year.

Moped rider in Helston was twice drink driving limit

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

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A moped rider spotted by police after the bike was driven in a 'poorly balanced way' has been banned from the road.

Pendennis apprentices' achievements celebrated

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Olympic sailing hero, Sir Ben Ainslie, celebrated the achievements of 13 apprentices from Falmouth’s award-winning Pendennis Shipyard at an event held at the Southampton Boat Show.

Truro motorbike crash leaves two with 'life changing injuries'

Falmouth Packet:

9:25am Monday 29th September 2014

A motorbike rider and pillion passenger have been left with 'life changing injuries' after crashing into railings on the A390 near Sainsbury's on Saturday.

Wartime theme at Mabe fundraiser: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

With a wartime theme, Mabe Youth and Community Project’s autumn fayre included a commemoration of the part the village played in Britain’s war effort.

Falmouth man fined and banned for driving with no insurance

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A Falmouth man has been fined and banned from the road after being caught driving with no insurance.

Steps taken to stop booze blight near Helston Football Club

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Alcohol issues have been highlighted in a residential area next to Helston Football Club.

Former hospital trust vice chairman calls MP 'hypocrite' over hospital parking criticism

Falmouth Packet:

9:13am Monday 29th September 2014

The former vice chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has called Truro MP's criticism of an unpopular decision to increase staff car parking 'hypocrisy'.

Fuel on fire after A30 crash

Falmouth Packet:

8:55am Monday 29th September 2014

Firefighters had to tackle flaming fuel on the A30 on Sunday after being called to a burning car.

Falmouth man admits assault in hospital over rucksack containing cider

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A Falmouth man has admitted an assault after a row over a rucksack containing cider.

Coffee morning raises over £700 for village health centre

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A coffee morning in St Keverne has helped support the work of the village health centre.

Two Falmouth council staff take a tumble and break bones on walk to work

Falmouth Packet: Council to underwrite new Falmouth bus service

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

It sounds like a skit from a |comedy show – two council workers ending up in the same A&E department at the same time and both coming out |plastered, but that is the painful truth of what happened in Falmouth on Monday.

Falmouth Spring Flower Show photo competition opens for entrants

Falmouth Packet: IT'S THE WEEKEND: Grow It - Our Welsh national flower, the daffodil

2:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The organisers of the Falmouth Spring Flower Show have announced the subjects for their 2015 photography competition.

Pumpkin bounty as Lost Gardens of Heligan unveils annual harvest display

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has unveiled its annual Harvest Display this weekend, with a huge display of pumpkins taking centre stage.

Falmouth Harbour Commisioners look for new board members

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Harbour Commissoners new £100,000 patrol boat.

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) are looking for two new members to join its Board of Commissioners, but anyone interested needs to act fast as the deadline for applications is October 5.

Scholarship for Helston sports therapy student

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A student from Helston has qualified for a scholarship to study sports therapy at the University of Worcester, in recognition of her excellent grades.



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