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12:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

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Tory councillor falsely claims he has MBE

Falmouth Packet: Tory councillor falsely claims he has MBE

4:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Conservative councillor for Illogan Terry Wilkins has been outed as falsly claiming he was awarded an MBE.

Star of BBC's Flog It visits his family in Falmouth to host Rotary fundraiser

Falmouth Packet: Star of BBC's Flog It visits his family in Falmouth to host Rotary fundraiser

4:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Television celebrity Paul Martin had the chance to catch up with his family when he accepted an invitation to host a fundraising evening in Falmouth recently.

Frustration at new Falmouth skatepark delay

Falmouth Packet: Councillors are set to approve a £20,000 donation to improve the skatepark in Lymington

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The group behind plans for a new skatepark for Falmouth have set up an online petition after becoming frustrated by the time it is taking to move the project forward.

Falmouth gets ShipS ShapeS

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth gets ShipS ShapeS

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

This August you can see one man’s story of the world famous Tall Ships Race over the last 20 years.

Museum inspired Porthleven pupils' artwork goes on show

Falmouth Packet: Play at Helston Museum brings Cornish history to life for kids

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Helston Museum will be hosting an exhibition of artwork by year 5 pupils from Porthleven School.

Fire hit homeowner has fears over blocked Falmouth fire hydrants

Falmouth Packet: The fire spread to an upstairs bedroom, with disaster averted by 'the great skill' of the Falmouth fire crew

3:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A man whose home was saved by Falmouth firefighters during a recent blaze has said he worries someone could lose their life due to poor fire hydrant upkeep.

Over forty? First Veterans Skiff Championship Regatta at Stithians Lake

Falmouth Packet: Over forty? First Veterans Skiff Championship Regatta at Stithians Lake

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Will you be 40 or over on the 18th May? If the answers are yes then the Cornwall Rowing Association would like to invite you to the first’s Veterans Skiff Championship Regatta at Stithians Lake on Sunday May 18.

Passion for charity fashion at Helston annual WI show

Falmouth Packet: Glamour on show at Helston WI fashion fundraiser: PICTURES

2:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Fashion at bargain prices will be on show in Helston this Tuesday, April 29 – in a bid to raise money for charity.

Falmouth council drop-in surgery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth councillors vote to refuse car club cash

2:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Falmouth Town Council’s monthly drop-in surgery will be held between 10am and 1pm on Friday, April 25 when councillors Diana Merrett and Oliver Cramp will be available to quiz.

Cober Valley Rotary Club charity golf tournament raises thousands

Falmouth Packet: Cober Valley Rotary Club charity golf tournament raises thousands

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Thousands of pounds have been raised at a charity golf tournament organised by the Rotary Club of Cober Valley.

Easter walks of witness in Falmouth and Helston: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Easter walks of witness in Falmouth and Helston: PICTURES

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CHRISTIANS from Falmouth, Helston and Porthleven celebrated their faith over the Easter Weekend for three Walks of Witness.

Hospital visit warning as Norovirus outbreak returns to Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: CLEAN HANDS: Keeping your hands clean will help prevent the norovirus spreading.

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

People in Cornwall are being urged to help reduce the spread of germs and bugs, following confirmation of a Norovirus in the community.

First in 30 years...

Falmouth Packet: First in 30 years...

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Redwing Gallery in Penzance proudly presents a collection of work by Peter Fox.

Are rat numbers on the rise in Cornwall? Reports are up 50%

Falmouth Packet: This mutant rat was dispatched in Cornwall earlier this year after being caught nibbling on dog food in a Penryn shed.

12:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Rats are on the rise in Cornwall, according to figures released by Cornwall Council, with the number of rats being reported by the public up by close to 50 per cent in the past 12 months.

Arson suspected as Cornish farm fire destroys tractors

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

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

Police have been called in to investigate a fire at a Cornish farm that destroyed a tractor and other vehicles.

'Cramped' bungalow in 'seriously overpopulated' part of Falmouth rejected

Falmouth Packet: 'Cramped' bungalow in 'seriously overpopulated' part of Falmouth rejected

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

PLANS to build a chalet bungalow in a “seriously overpopulated” area of Falmouth have been thrown out by Cornwall Council to the delight of the many local residents who had fought against the scheme.

Helston Pisky Trail to return in May

Falmouth Packet: Still a chance to try Helston's 'Piskey Pals trail'

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Helston’s first ever Pisky Trail has been hailed as a success, and will return during the May half term.

Shipping Intelligence (April 15 - April 21)

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus to return to Falmouth for refit

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

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

Penryn brewery bottles first fair trade rum shipment

Falmouth Packet: Penryn brewery bottles first fair trade rum shipment

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A Penryn brewery has bottled the UK’s first shipment of fair transport rum, after a barrel was delivered by horse and cart.

Former Portuguese presidents' pleasure craft sets south for the sun

Falmouth Packet: Former Portuguese presidents' pleasure craft sets south for the sun

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The former Portuguese presidential yacht was in Falmouth yesterday to collect passengers for her latest cruise.

Fun loving Falmouth nun on the run for charity

Falmouth Packet: Fun loving Falmouth nun on the run for charity

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A fun run loving nun from Falmouth who has been raising money for various charities for 30 years has handed over a cheque for £350 to the Falmouth Support Group for Cornwall Hospice Care.

Cornish granted minority status within the UK

Falmouth Packet: Penzance readies for St Piran Day festival

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has today announced that the "proud history, unique culture, and distinctive language of Cornwall" will be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

'Cat crisis' hits Cornwall, says RSPCA

Falmouth Packet: LOVELY: Fred

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A 'cat crisis' has hit Cornwall as the RSPCA centre reports it is full of felines and it is struggling to find them homes.

Helston College rebuild plan sensationally withdrawn as headteacher kept in the dark

Falmouth Packet: Helston College rebuild plan sensationally withdrawn as headteacher kept in the dark

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A school building scheme to secure the future of education in Helston for generations to come has been sensationally withdrawn – without the headteacher’s knowledge.

Headteacher apologises after personal pupil details sent to every student

Falmouth Packet: Longest serving teacher at Penryn College to retire

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE headteacher at Penryn College has apologised “unreservedly” after students personal details were accidentally sent out to other pupils at the school.

Warning to dog walkers as palm oil washes up on Falmouth beach

Falmouth Packet: Warning to dog walkers as palm oil washes up on Falmouth beach

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dog walkers are being warned that palm oil, which has killed pets after being eaten, has washed up on a Falmouth beach.

Families flock to estuary for annual Good Friday trigging: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Families flock to estuary for annual Good Friday trigging: PICTURES

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Blue skies and warm sunshine meant near perfect conditions for the ancient art of trigging this Good Friday.

Ten firefighters tackle Porthleven house fire

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

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Ten firefighters were called to tackle a house fire in Porthleven this morning.

Police appeal after spate of car vandalism in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are asking for help after a grey VW Passat was scratched at Discovery Quay car park overnight on April 12/13.

Sea-change coming

Falmouth Packet: Sea-change coming

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Master Mariner’s daughter who first went to sea at the age of two and a magazine art director whose move to Penwith has brought him back to his artistic roots are the painters behind a new exhibition at the St Ives Arts Club.

Falmouth Bay special bird protection area consultation extended

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Bay special bird protection area consultation extended

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Residents, organisations and businesses are being given an extra 14 weeks to comment on plans to create a Special Protection Area which would stretch from Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay.

MP tries to speed up Coverack road repairs

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2:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Andrew George MP met representatives from Coverack at his Helston surgery last week to discuss efforts to speed up the restoration of the collapsed road.

Marlborough School in Falmouth rated 'outstanding' in latest Ofsted inspection

Falmouth Packet: Marlborough School pupils enjoy the Big Dig Day at Kimberley Park

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STAFF, pupils, parents and governors at Marlborough School in Falmouth are celebrating after it was graded “outstanding” across every area following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Falmouth supermarket shoppers help with Easter egg donations

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth supermarket shoppers help with Easter egg donations

1:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Falmouth helped make Easter a more indulgent time for dozens of people by donating to the store’s egg appeal.

'Incomprehensible' Jamaica Inn lost more than 1.5 million viewers over mumbling

Falmouth Packet: 'Incomprehensible' Jamaica Inn losses lost more than 1.5 million viewers over mumbling

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The BBC's new period drama, Jamaica Inn, lost more than 1.5 million viewers – a quarter of its audience – for its second episode, after viewers who tuned into the launch on Monday were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue.

Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A gas leak forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre last Friday.

Drugs found after Falmouth police spot checks

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Stop checks have been carried out by police in and around Falmouth in the past week.

Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Steam powered engines and dancers will return to Camborne on Saturday for the annual Trevithick Day, which commemorates the life and work of one of Cornwall’s most wideley celebrated industrial engineers, Richard Trevithick.

Mission sees 'nationalities coming together' during Tall Ships

Falmouth Packet: Penny Phillips outside the Flying Angel Centre

11:12am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE volunteers at the Falmouth branch of the Mission to Seafarers are preparing for what is sure to be their busiest week in years when the port welcomes crews from around the world for the Tall Ships Regatta this summer.

Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The British International Six-Metre Association is to receive a £1,000 grant from Falmouth Town Council towards the cost of staging the European Championships in the port this July.

Event for sufferers of the psoriasis and eczema at Royal Cornwall Hospital this evening

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sufferers of the psoriasis and eczema and other skin conditions can head to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for a chat about their condition.

Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

Falmouth Packet: Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

9:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are seeking a 56-year-old Bulgarian man who is wanted for breaching his court bail.

Rare haul as £35,000 Charles Napier Hemy painting returns home to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Rare haul as £35,000 Charles Napier Hemy painting returns home to Falmouth

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A rare painting by celebrated marine artist Charles Napier Hemy has been snapped up at auction at a fraction of its value by Falmouth Art Gallery thanks to two mystery benefactors who made a “substantial” donation towards its purchase.

St Agnes band compete for Cornwall at Pan Celtic Festival

Falmouth Packet: St Agnes band compete for Cornwall at Pan Celtic Festival

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A St Agnes based band has travelled to Ireland to represent Cornwall in the celtic version of the Eurovision song contest.

Truro consultant to set up Sudan's first stroke unit

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A stroke consultant from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is hoping to help set up the first stroke unit in Sudan.

Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

Falmouth Packet: Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Unbeatable competition from supermarkets has been given as the main reason why Helston's only in-town fruit and vegetable shop is to close this Friday, after three years in business.

Female Redruth mechanics speak of struggle for recognition

Falmouth Packet: Driver's anger after being 'lied to' over £350 pothole damage

6:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A female garage owner and female mechanic from Redruth have spoken out about the difficulties of working in the 'male chauvinist' motor industry.

Man who died following Nancegollan crash named: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 68-year-old man injured in a single-vehicle crash at Nancegollan in early April has died in hospital.

Maritime Museum in Falmouth advertises for £60,000 director post

Falmouth Packet: Record breaking weekend for Falmouth museum

2:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

With news that Jonathan Griffin is to step down from the top job at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the awaard winning museum is advertising for a £60,000 replacement.



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