Fundraising hots up for BF Adventure kitchen

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The national president of Rotary International has commended community efforts by Helston and Lizard branch to help build an activity centre kitchen as “what Rotary is all about.”

Penryn youngster earns rave reviews at opera

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A five-year-old from Penryn could be destined for a life in theatre after receiving rave reviews in a special opera performance.

Traboe School pupils reunite after 70 years

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Former pupils of the old Traboe School have reunited to share memories and see how the building has changed over the last 70 years.

Former Redruth player Vickery to be guest speaker at tourism awards

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Former Redruth and England rugby player Phil Vickery will be the guest speaker at this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards in less than a fortnight's time.

Penryn Town Council may take over library

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Penryn Town Council may have to consider taking over the town’s library if it is to avoid closure, according to proposals set out during the last council meeting.

Auction harvests cash to keep Porthleven lit this winter

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A seasonal auction held at Porthleven harvested a good amount of cash to help keep the port lit up this winter.

Fraddon based company secures nationwide distribution deal

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A chef from Fraddon has landed a deal with home delivery company Ocado to sell the fruit bars that she developed and launched in Cornwall last year.

Argus accompanied by tugs as she sails from Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Harbour tugs assisted RFA Argus as she sailed from the docks last Friday.

Government officials visit Falmouth BID team

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A delegation of senior officials from central government were in Falmouth last week to meet those responsible for delivering the many initiatives which have drawn people to the town and boosted its profile nationally.

Kingfishers set up home near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A kingfisher colony has sprung up near an outlying section of Helston’s waterways.

Mayor leads parade for civic service in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Falmouth's mayor, John Body headed a parade of fellow dignitaries, veterans and cadets on his way to his civic service on Sunday.

Ban for Penryn motorcyclist who was nearly twice drink drive limit

Falmouth Packet:

2:39pm Friday 24th October 2014

A pint of a beer and a whisky was enough to put a motorcyclist over the limit to drive in Penryn on September 23, and at Truro Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to being a drink driver.

Would you get married at Helston's Guildhall?

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Picture the scene: your wedding day has finally arrived, and as you exit the car / horse and carriage / novelty fire engine in your perfect white dress you have arrived at your dream venue of – the Guildhall?

Helston girls to perform on live TV

Falmouth Packet:

12:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Six girls from Helston Community College have been chosen to perform live as part of this year’s televised Children In Need event.

'Marmite' effect of Falmouth house plans

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The design of a proposed development in a Falmouth cul-de-sac which would turn a bungalow into a two-storey house, has been described as having the “Marmite effect” with people either loving it or hating it.

Pink Wiggers are back with Falmouth hoedown

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Friday 24th October 2014

The Falmouth Pink Wiggers made their return to fundraising in style when over 200 people created a sea of checked shirts and denim at the much anticipated barn dance.

Kids full of beans for Cury School Big Breakfast

Falmouth Packet:

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Cury School held a fundraising breakfast, opening the doors of its breakfast club to the community to raise money for an outdoor classroom.

Warning over 'Cornwall Council' cold caller scam

Falmouth Packet: Maintenance work will affect Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust telephone system on between 8pm on Wednesday, February 27 and 4am the following morning.

10:23am Friday 24th October 2014

A warning has gone out over “cold callers” claiming to be from Cornwall Council and asking for bank details.

280 jobs set to go at Cornwall Council in next five months

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

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

Cornwall Council has warned that 280 jobs look set to go by the end of the financial year.

Painting in numbers at Helston Museum baby session

Falmouth Packet:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Parents in Helston jumped at the chance to have their baby create a work of art for the final time this autumn.

Revolutionary ship replica sought Helford shelter during Hurricane Gonzalo

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

L’Hermione, a full sized replica of the French navy frigate made famous for carrying General Lafayette to Boston to help fight in the American War of Independence, anchored in the entrance to the Helford River to avoid gale force winds from the aftermath of hurricane Gonzalo that swept across the UK on Monday night.

Golden wedding anniversary for Penryn couple

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A Penryn couple are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week.

New maritime museum boss 'chomping at the bit"

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The prospect of heading the team at an award winning museum with an enviable reputation and an impressive collection attracted Richard Doughty to the top job at Falmouth’s maritime museum – not to mention ridding himself of a four-hour daily commute.

NEW: Crew temperatures may be taken on ships arriving in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Falmouth Packet: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

4:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Taking the temperatures of crewmembers onboard two ships arriving in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone is under consideration, it was confirmed today.

'School council' for Helston primary pupils

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Youngsters from Helston’s three primary schools were given a chance to look behind the scenes of the town council on Monday.

Fundraiser for Falmouth teen battling cancer

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A coffee morning and sale organised in support of Falmouth teenager Sasha Watson, who is battling a rare form of cancer, raised £490 recently.

Tributes to Star Wars and Toy Story engineer who lived in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The life and work of a man said to be “committed to Helston” has been remembered in tributes following his death.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners hit but not sunk by financial troubles

Falmouth Packet: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

12:41pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As predicted, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners is badly damaged but remains financially afloat after being hit below the waterline by two titanic pension fund deficit repayments and a major downturn in shipping, writes David Barnicoat.

Lecturer from Porthleven fined for failure to give information

Falmouth Packet:

12:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A lecturer at the University of Exeter has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Camborne police looking for driver of car in Carland Cross collision

Falmouth Packet: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

2:46pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police in Camborne are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A30.

Shock death of Helston businessman Wesley Bowden

Falmouth Packet:

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Helston is in shock today following the sudden and unexpected death of one of its most well known characters.

Castle an Dinas shed fire spreads to nearby garage

Falmouth Packet:

10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A fire in a shed near St Columb spread to a nearby garage before firefighters were able to put it out in the early hours of this morning.

Rubbish fire at former mine site near Chacewater

Falmouth Packet:

10:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Firefighters put out a small rubbish fire at Wheal Busy, near Chacewater, yesterday evening.

Help Helston hairdresser support hospital after double mastectomy

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A charity Pink Day taking place in Helston this Friday will be followed by a fundraising auction later thatevening.

Car smashed electricity pole in Godolphin crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A car snapped an electricity pole after crashing into it in Godolphin Cross near Helston on Wednesday night.

Police confirm body is missing St Austell man

Falmouth Packet:

10:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have confirmed that a body found last month is that of a St Austell man missing since July 2013.

Falmouth Specsavers volunteers complete Heartstart training

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Falmouth firefighters were at the Falmouth branch of Specsavers on Thursday to present certificates to staff who completed their Heartstart first aid training.

Poppy Appeal organisers need more help

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal collections in both Falmouth and Penryn.

Bulwark petition to 'keep children safe'

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A worried mum has launched a petition to improve safety in the Bulwark area of Helston, after her son fell off her scooter and was “very nearly hit” by a car.

Truro Cathedral refurbishment forces ice rink cancellation

Falmouth Packet: The ice rink will be in Truro for six weeks

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral says it is disappointed that there will be no Ice Rink on the Cathedral Green this year due to current repair work on the north west tower and the start of the Old Cathedral School refurbishment.

Plea to Cameron: Protect Falmouth from Ebola

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus Picture: David Barnicoat

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNED residents have written to the prime minister pleading with him to stop ships coming to Falmouth from the Ebola stricken country of Sierra Leone.

Budock builder drunk drove after 'celebrating becoming a grandfather'

Falmouth Packet:

4:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Budock Water builder was caught as a drink driver after police stopped his van because he was not wearing a seat belt, and then realised he was drunk.

Helston charity shop manager in fundraising challenge

Falmouth Packet:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Helston charity shop manager is taking on the Bupa Great South Run.

Details of Hallowe'en Masked Ball as tickets sell out

Falmouth Packet:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tickets for this year’s Hallowe’en Masked Ball in Helston have officially sold out.

Culdrose announces date for Air Day 2015

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year.

Dogs on beach petition handed to Falmouth Town Council ahead of debate

Falmouth Packet:

2:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A petition signed by around 750 pet lovers was handed into Falmouth Town Council this week ahead of councillors debating the issue of whether dogs should be allowed onto a beach during summer months.

Series of burglaries targeting Falmouth businesses

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A spate of burglaries in Falmouth over the last two weeks has left three businesses and a school out of pocket.

Falmouth Shipping Intelligence (October 14 - October 20)

Falmouth Packet: Aegean Marine Petroleum tanker Syros, one of three ships new to Falmouth

12:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Spooky goings on at 'Kim- boo-ley' Park for Hallowe'en

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

There will be some spooky goings on in “Kim-boo-ley” Park Falmouth next week with scary fun for all the family in the run up to Hallowe’en.

Appeal after dogs 'swept out to sea' at Porthleven

Falmouth Packet: 'Urgent' need for plan to safeguard future of Porthleven

11:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two dogs are believed to have been lost at sea after being swept away by a large wave on Porthleven Beach last week.



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