Time lapse film captures Tall Ships 2014 Parade of Sail: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The whole of the Tall Ships Parade of Sail captured in time lapse film

Praa Sands lifeguards race to casualty with broken ankle

Falmouth Packet:

11:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lifeguards at Praa Sands had to race to Kenneggy beach on Friday after a call from Coastguards that a man had broken his ankle.

Santa puts in a very early appearance at Helford Passage Regatta: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

It seems that Father Christmas takes his summer holidays on the Helford River – and is not afraid to carry out some good deeds while there.

Women taken to hospital after being pulled from choppy seas off Falmouth beach

Falmouth Packet:

11:41am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A quick thinking volunteer RNLI lifeguard at Gyllyngvase rescued a woman from the water on Saturday after she was spotted struggling in the choppy seas. 

Woman misses large metal spike by inch after falling from height in Falmouth

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

10:31am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A woman escaped very serious injury yesterday after falling 'from height' onto the shore between Falmouth Wharves and Greenbank Quay.

Public meeting over Penryn parking problems as cars block road

Falmouth Packet: Penryn car park 'swap' considered

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A public meeting is to be held in Penryn to discuss issues surrounding parked cars obstructing access to Permarin Road.

Crowan Parish Church harvest festival

Falmouth Packet: HARVEST HOME: A rare harvest mouse, similar to the one spotted near Durham

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Crowan Parish Church will hold a harvest festival with evensong and pasty supper on Friday, September 19, at 7pm.

Clamped car smashed up on Pendarves Road

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A clamped vehicle on Pendarves Road has been left with smashed windows and dents.

Appeal after woman dies in motorbike crash

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a motorbike crash at the weekend.

Dinner and takeaway plan for Bridge Stores on Bar Road supported by councillors

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Plans to convert the former Bridge Stores in Falmouth’s Bar Road into a diner and takeaway have won the support of town councillors despite objections from some nearby residents.

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.

Out of hours noise complaints service in Falmouth gets the axe

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Falmouth councillor has said she thinks the axeing of out of hours noise complaint services by Cornwall Council will not make “much difference.”

How much did our MP's claim in expenses for 2013/14? DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published a summary of all MP's claims for the year 2013/14, with Falmouth and Truro MP Sarah Newton, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice and West Cornwall MP Andrew George together claiming over £486,000.

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.

Latest shark scare story hits newspapers as 'Great White' spotted off Falmouth: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

3:37pm Monday 15th September 2014

Every summer the great minds populating the national press decide it is time for a 'SHARK SPOTTED IN CORNWALL' story, and this year is no exception.

Help for Heroes conman facing jail

Falmouth Packet:

3:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A conman is facing a prison sentence after admitting he pocketed £300,000 of donations meant for the Help for Heroes charity after sending teams out to gather donations in the SW.

Warning Falmouth council tax bill to rise as takes on Cornwall Council responsibilities

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

The council tax precept for Falmouth may have to rise next year if the town council is forced to take on responsibilities from Cornwall Council.

Bikers roar through Cornwall to Falmouth for annual Martin Jennings Run: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Over 1,000 bikers helped raise funds for charity as the Martin Jennings Run roared through Cornwall to Falmouth on Sunday.

Penryn man jailed after caught driving during three year ban

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A Penryn man jailed after being caught driving while banned for three years, said others in the vehicle could not take the wheel as they had been drinking or taking illegal substances.

Revamp plan for Helston estate agent

Falmouth Packet: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A Helston estate agency is planning a revamp of its own.

Harley rider in life threatening condition after Blackwater crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A biker is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash at Blackwater.

Falmouth gallery worker jailed over £30,000 theft and fraud

Falmouth Packet:

9:43am Monday 15th September 2014

A man who stole a haul of cash and goods worth £30,000, including work by Rolf Harris, from a Falmouth gallery when a member of staff has been jailed for two years.

Jobs under threat across Cornwall as Phones 4u to enter administration

Falmouth Packet:

9:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u is to go into administration, placing jobs at risk across Cornwall after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer.

Falmouth man banned from visiting parents breaches order

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A man has been remanded in custody after breaching a court ban on him visiting his parents’ address in Falmouth.

Falmouth council in running to take over Dracaena playing fields after housing fears

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A move to transfer of the Dracaena playing fields to Falmouth Town Council is underway, with one councillor expressing fears Cornwall Council "hopes at some time in the future to flog [the field] for housing".

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.

Falmouth cluster ship heads to Med for on exercise

Falmouth Packet: RFA Lyme Bay in Falmouth for Christmas

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, a Falmouth-based “Cluster” ship is en-route to the eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf regions as part of the Cougar 14 fleet.

Fancy Pants shop takes the Tall Ships prize

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A TALL Ships window display competition for businesses in Falmouth was won by the Fancy Pants charity shop.

World War One theme for Porkellis Produce and Craft Show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

There was a World War One theme running through Porkellis Village Produce & Craft Show on Saturday.

Falmouth fashion firm set for big beach clean

Falmouth Packet: Essex Coastal Wardens Scheme - Beach Clean & Litter Survey

1:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Teams from Falmouth fashion brand Seasalt, will be swapping tote bags for bin bags as part of a nationwide beach clean this September.

Do you have a strange phobia? SKY TV crew wants to know

Falmouth Packet: Antonio the clown from Circus Ginnett. SP

1:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Residents of Falmouth, Penryn or the surrounding villages with fears or phobias could feature in a new television show.

New play area opens at Culdrose family centre

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Youngsters of all ages have been enjoying summer at a new play park at the Royal Navy Families Community Centre in Helston.

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.

Lib Dems open branch for Falmouth and Penryn area

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A new Liberal Democrat branch for the Falmouth and Penryn area has been launched following a meeting in Penryn's Temperance Hall.

Weekend celebration as St Keverne Male Voice Choir marks 70 years of song

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

St Keverne Male Voice Choir celebrated a landmark anniversary at the weekend — 70 years after singing up a storm to support returning World War II troops.

Fond farewell as Christina leaves Falmouth town council

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

She may only have been working with Falmouth’s management team for a year but in that time has made a big impression.

Health talks and checks on offer at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust AGM

Falmouth Packet: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will be hosting a mini health fair alongside its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 25, offering a range information, simple health checks and short talks.

Helston Harvest Fair craft and produce show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Helston Harvest Fair weekend ended with the horticultural and craft show on Sunday.

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.

World War I Falmouth harbour news

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

This week in the harbour, 100 years ago.

Falmouth man fined and banned after drink driving

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

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A Falmouth man has been slapped with a driving ban after being caught nearly three times over the limit.

Mawan to host Falmouth RNLI Guild autumn fair tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Falmouth RNLI Guild’s autumn fair will be held at Mawnan Smith's Memorial Hall tomorrow (Saturday), from 10am to noon.

Helston plant nursery set to expand

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

As Trevena Cross Nurseries near Helston spreads an annual reminder of autumn’s importance in the planting calendar, the nursery itself is making plans for future planting by installing a brand new tunnel on site.

CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom visits children at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Children at Royal Cornwall Hospital have been treated to a special visit from CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom.

Falmouth Business Club to host first 'Trade Networking Day'

12:30pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Falmouth Business Club will be holding its first ever Trade Networking Day on Wednesday, September 17.

Helston Harvest Fair pet show draws the crowds: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

This year Helston Harvest Fair pet show took place in the newly opened garden of the Epworth Hall for the first time.

Carnival floats and fabulous fancy dress for Helston Harvest Fair: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Helston Harvest Fair saw strong support this year with a rise in entries in almost every event.

Bugle man guilty of £20,597 benefit fraud stretching over 10 years

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

10:50am Saturday 13th September 2014

A Bugle man has ben sentenced for housing benefit and council tax benefit fraud totalling £20,597.01, spanning almost ten years and two separate local authorities.

New Canon Chancellor of Truro Cathedral

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral has announced that the Revd Canon Alan Bashforth is to be the next Canon Chancellor of Truro Cathedral.

Over 3,000 explore RNLI lifeboats during Falmouth's Tall Ships Regatta

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

As tens of thousands of people flooded into Falmouth to see the recent Tall Ships regatta, close to 3,000 took the chance to step onboard the town’s RNLI lifeboat.



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