Complaints over state of Helston's Coronation Lake

Falmouth Packet: The beauty of Helston's Coronation Lake is marred each year by blooms of thick sludgy algae.

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Complaints have been received over the current state of Helston’s Coronation Lake.

Carnival returns to Penryn after seven years

Falmouth Packet:

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Carnival fever returned to Penryn for the first time in seven years, drawing a close to a festival week filled with events and activities.

Woman denies Praa Sands knife and assault charges

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 51-year-old woman from Goldsithney has pleaded not guilty to having a knife and assaulting a man at Praa Sands.

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.

King Charles School out of special measures in just ten months

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Only ten months after being placed in special measures by Ofsted, King Charles School in Falmouth has been rated a “good” school overall and has even achieved “outstanding” in two categories.

Rare Iron Age remains discovered by builders at Porthleven housing development

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An Iron Age hearth and evidence of a Bronze Age settlement have been uncovered in Porthleven by builders working on a new housing development.

Crews tackle fire in St Austell garage

Falmouth Packet:

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were called just before 6.30am this morning to a report of a fire in a garage.

Crews called to small fire at house in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

11:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two fire crews were called just after 5.30am this morning to a small fire in Falmouth Road in Truro.

Porthleven could get own library

Falmouth Packet: Review into condition of iconic Porthleven Institute

11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Porthleven could soon have its own “mini library”, although the idea is still in an early stage.

Teenager 'in fear' after assault by Penryn man with 'Jekyll and Hyde' character

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Penryn man has been made the subject of a community order and a restraining order by magistrates after he admitted assaulting a teenage woman at his home.

Parc Eglos School celebrates best ever results

Falmouth Packet:

8:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Parc Eglos School is celebrating the best results ever from pupils, which it is putting down to new ways of teaching and learning.

Hayle one of six schools included in Cornwall Council rebuild funding bid

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hayle Community College is one of six schools included in a Cornwall Council application for funding from the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Newquay's historic gig club

Falmouth Packet: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh is due to visit Newquay on August 1, when he will meet representatives of the Newquay Rowing Club and walk around the new Treffry Centre.

Penryn mother hails 'hero' five-year-old for contacting emergency services

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GRATEFUL mum has hailed her five-year-old son a hero after he dialled 999 when she collapsed at their home in Penryn last week.

Voyeuristic phone pictures put an end to longstanding Helston friendship

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

6:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friendship between a couple which began in Helston as teenagers and continued to be close for some years afterwards hit a downward spiral when the male took intimate photographs of her on his mobile phone while she was asleep.

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.

Falmouth council grant helps fund youth rugby tour of Spain

Falmouth Packet: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Councillors in Falmouth have given a £500 grant to help a rugby team of 21 young boys achieve their goal of touring Spain.

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.

Warning after boat door forced in Falmouth theft

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Boat Watch investigating marine thefts

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Officers from Falmouth Boat Watch are investigating a theft from a boat on its mooring in Falmouth harbour, in which items were taken after the door was forced.

NHS workers to be balloted over strike action

Falmouth Packet: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

2:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers are to be balloted over strike action in a row over pay it, has been announced.

Crimewatch reconstruction of death of Alan Jeal at Perranporth

Falmouth Packet:

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The mystery surrounding the death of Alan Jeal, after his naked body was found on Perranporth Beach will be featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme in a national appeal for information five months on.

Police charge Liskeard man with attempted rape of 17-year-old

Falmouth Packet:

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police have charged a Liskeard man in connection with an attempted rape of a 17-year-old woman in the town on Tuesday 15 July.

Cornwall Council bids for millions to rebuild Helston College

Falmouth Packet: Fury as council admits there is no cash for Helston College development

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cornwall Council has applied for funding from the government’s 'Priority Schools Building Programme' to rebuild or refurbish six schools in Cornwall, including dilapidated Helston College buildings.

Red carpet treatment as Marlborough School pupils enjoy end of term party: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Marlborough School pupils enjoyed the red carpet treatment at an end of term prom on Friday.

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.

£400 grant to help Falmouth kids prepare for Oyster Festival parade

Falmouth Packet: Crowds flock to enjoy Falmouth Oyster Festival

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A grant of £400 to pay for artists to visit primary schools and prepare for the Falmouth Oyster Festival children’s parade has been agreed by town councillors.

Delays on A39 at Perranarworthal

Falmouth Packet: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Motorists are warned to expect delays on the A39 at Perranarworthal due to roadworks.

Albany Place extension given green light

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

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A plans to build a first floor extension at 4 Albany Place in Falmouth has been granted conditional approval by Cornwall Council.

Fishing boat taking on water is towed to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A fishing vessel taking on water was rescued by Falmouth all-weather lifeboat this morning after fears it may sink.

Tractor and transit van collide near Helston

Falmouth Packet: South Western Ambulance Service says it is striving to improve

9:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tractor and transit van collided on the main road between Helston and Redruth yesterday evening.

Relaunch for Falmouth Aquarium after welcoming 15,000 visitors

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

After welcoming 15,000 visitors through its doors since opening in 2012, Falmouth Aquarium has been rebranded with a new front window display, which takes in the town colours, and has new attractions |inside too.

Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new two-wheeled initiative has rolled into town in order to promote tourism in Helston.

Burglars smash window and steal jewellery from Falmouth home

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are investigating a burglary which took place in the Queen Mary Road area of Falmouth overnight last Monday/Tuesday (July 7/8).

Blow on the head knocks Perran Sands surfer unconscious: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lifeguards at Perranporth were on hand to give first aid to a surfer on the beach at Perran Sands after she was knocked unconcious.

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.

Constantine Country Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sunny weather graced this year’s Constantine Country Show, when it took place at the weekend.

Mabe couple celebrate 70 years of marriage after WWII 'last waltz' sparked romance

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

The family of a couple from Mabe have joined together to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Lady lurking in Porthallow pub toilet as new mural unveiled

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A new lady is lurking in the toilets of Porthallow’s pub the Five Pilchards – and she’s getting eyed up on a regular basis.

Penryn Freemasons celebrate 150 year milestone: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A “cornerstone of Cornish freemasonry”, and one of the oldest lodges in Cornwall, The Lodge of the Three Grand Principles in Penryn has celebrated reaching the milestone of 150 years of age.

Two-year-old child escapes injury in serious St Austell crash that left two men with leg injuries

Falmouth Packet:

2:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash near St Austell resulted in two men sustaining serious leg injuries.

Deer rescued from St Dennis clay mica pit

Falmouth Packet:

2:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

Firefighters were called to Melbur Pit, Scareswater near St Dennis this morning after a report of a trapped deer.

Confusion over new Flushing car park

Falmouth Packet: Redcar and Cleveland Council offer Christmas parking deal

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

There is some confusion over a new car park at Flushing, according to the minutes of Mylor Parish Council’s June meeting.

Falmouth Poly cinema upgrade gets £1,000 council cash boost

Falmouth Packet: Can you help usher in the digital age at The Poly in Falmouth?

2:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

The Poly’s campaign to upgrade its systems from 35mm film to digital has received a funding boost after Falmouth Town Council agreed to grant it £1,000.

Big clean at Glasney Greenspace for 'Love Our Parks Week'

Falmouth Packet: May Day revellers to dance through Penryn's Glasney Valley

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Project will be celebrating Love Our Parks Week with a day of clearing, making fixing and creating on July 26.

Cannabis had 'nothing to do' with death of former Falmouth taxi driver says brother

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The brother of former Falmouth taxi driver Charlie Dobson, who died of a heart attack during a fire at his Retanna home, has said he is confident cannabis found in his bloodstream did not contribute to his death.

Reunion planned for former Helston 'Green School' pupils

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The hunt is on for former pupils of Helston’s Green School in Penrose Road to attend an informal get together next Wednesday.

Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

Falmouth Packet:

9:25am Monday 21st July 2014

The owners of a pasty factory in Falmouth have paid tribute to fast acting firefighters after a fire broke out, saying they are confident it will be back up and running, "in a short space of time". 

Newquay lifeboat braves thunder and lightning to search for kayaker

Falmouth Packet:

9:09am Monday 21st July 2014

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called from their homes at amid thunder and lightning on Thursday night following a report of a capsized kayak in the Gannel estuary.

High standards at Mullion's 73rd horticultural show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

3:26pm Monday 21st July 2014

Mullion’s 73rd annual horticultural show has been declared “an outstanding success” with more than 720 entries.



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