Falmouth's MP takes Ebola concerns to 'very highest levels'

Falmouth Packet: Town MP appointed deputy chairman of Conservative party

6:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Falmouth's MP has vowed to press for "everything possible to be done to keep local people safe", after concerns over the arrival of ships from Ebola striken West Africa.

Neighbours concerned at bid to build extension at Falmouth Chinese restaurant

Falmouth Packet: Stir-fried fish with dill and rice noodles

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

Plans to build a rear extension onto a town centre Chinese restaurant in Falmouth are being supported by local councillors, but opposed by some neighbouring residents.

Free cake offer for Mawnan graveyard helpers

Falmouth Packet: Collecting leaves in garden

3:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Anyone willing to lend a hand clearing and tidying up the graveyard at Mawnan Smith on the morning of Saturday, November 1, will be rewarded with free cake.

House fire in Falmouth sparks call out for crews

Falmouth Packet:

2:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

Firefighters are at a property on Lansdowne Road, Falmouth, after a fire broke out in a bathroom.

No objection to cropping Penryn trees

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

2:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Cornwall Council’s tree officer and Penryn Town Council have offered no objection to an application to prune two beech trees on land next to number 37, Old Well Gardens.

Bid to revert Penryn property back to residential use

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

12:20pm Friday 31st October 2014

A bid to allow a property to revert to use as a residential flat has been submitted to planners.

Mobile library to visit Flushing and Mylor

Falmouth Packet: All mobile libraries and mobile one stop shops in Cornwall face the axe

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Cornwall Council has said it will be providing a mobile library service to the residents of Mylor parish.

RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone to help tackle Ebola outbreak: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:10am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Royal Fleet Auxiliary aviation support ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to offloading vital equipment and stores that will aid the fight against Ebola.

End of an era as Falmouth police station front desk closes today

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth council to oppose 'ridiculous' plan to close police station front desk

9:26am Friday 31st October 2014

The front desk public enquiry office at Falmouth police station closes today as the force tries to save cash due to budget cuts.

Police cadets deliver 500 'no trick or treat' posters to Falmouth homes

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Falmouth and Penryn Police Cadets worked hard on Wednesday evening delivering over 500 posters to Falmouth residents who are not keen on Hallowe’en trick or treating.

Flybe pilot arrested at Newquay over drink flying concern

Falmouth Packet: Newquay to Gatwick air link saved for now

12:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police have confirmed that a pilot was removed from a plane at Newquay airport after concerns were raised about him being over the legal alcohol limit.

Sky to sparkle over Falmouth as annual firefighters display returns on Bonfire Night

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sparks will be flying over Falmouth on bonfire night as Falmouth’s firefighters light up the sky with their annual fireworks display.

First poppy laid as Falmouth prepares for Remembrance Sunday: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor, John Body has laid the first poppy in the town’s Garden of Remembrance as the town readies to pay its respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Falmouth town council surgery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Council to underwrite new Falmouth bus service

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Residents with any concerns or issues they’d like to raise with Falmouth Town Council are invited to attend its monthly surgery on Frday.

Could you be a Flushing or Mylor flood warden?

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Members of the flood plan |sub-committee of Mylor Parish Council will be visiting residents around Mill Quay and those at risk in Flushing to discuss flood response plans.

Grant to help young Falmouth players travel to 'Rugby Festival'

Falmouth Packet:

11:08am Thursday 30th October 2014

Falmouth councillors have agreed to award the town’s rugby club its second grant in three months, but have encouraged officials to liaise and work together in the future or risk being turned down.

'Suppressed' Government report shows case for drug reform 'overwhelming'

Falmouth Packet:

11:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

A "suppressed" Government report shows that locking up drug user is nonsensical and the case for reform is overwhelming, according to a Home Office minister.

Anger as vandals and thieves repeatedly target Falmouth nursery

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children at one Falmouth nursery have been left without bicycles after a spate of thefts and vandalism in recent months.

Fruit fun for Apple Day at Falmouth primary school: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

The children, parents and teachers at Marlborough School all enjoyed an afternoon of fruit based fun at the annual Apple Day on Thursday.

Crew on ship arriving in Falmouth from Ebola hit West Africa 'to be monitored'

Falmouth Packet: KILLER:  An electron micrograph of the Ebola virus

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Health officials have promised to monitor the health of the crew members arriving into Falmouth onboard two ships from Ebola hit Sierra Leone next month – including potentially taking their temperatures before they disembark.

Golden sunshine and amber ales at fantastic Falmouth beer festival

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

There was golden sunshine and amber ales at the Princess Pavilion this weekend for the annual Falmouth Beer Festival.

Request to cut down two fungus infected Flushing trees

Falmouth Packet: Concerns over Somerset chainsaw sellers

3:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

An application has been made to remove two trees which are subject to a tree preservation order from 47 Trefusis Road in Flushing.

Falmouth man fined for driving while disqualified and lacking insurance

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Falmouth man has been fined £165 after Truro magistrates reopened two traffic offences of which he had previously been convicted.

Two Falmouth police officers commended for 'professionalism and commitment'

Falmouth Packet:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Two police officers based |at Falmouth have been presented with certificates |in recognition of their “professionalism and commitment.”

Former Falmouth town clerk slams government over lack of 'Malayan Emergency' recognition

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Former town clerk and veteran, Eric Dawkins, has condemned the UK Government for failing to adequately recognise the sacrifices made by those who served in Malaya in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Union Corner roundabout decision deferral puts Falmouth school sports plan in jeopardy

Falmouth Packet: Concerns as plans for Union Corner roundabout formally submitted

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The future of Falmouth School’s plans to develop sporting facilities for the whole community could be in jeopardy after councillors failed to back proposals for a new roundabout at Union Corner, putting that scheme in doubt also.

Beach summer dog ban should stay in place say Falmouth Town Council beach management group

Falmouth Packet: Dog owners warned of Brighton beach palm oil nuggets after Labrador falls ill

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The summer ban on dogs on beaches in Falmouth should remain in place according to town councillors who debated the issue at length on Friday.

Plan for new Mylor scout hut

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

An application has been made by 1st Mylor Scouts for permission to build a new scout hut to replace the existing structure at Waterings Road.

Police warning to park legally outside Falmouth primary school

Falmouth Packet: Double yellow lines, parking restrictions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Motorists dropping children off at King Charles School in Falmouth are being warned to park appropriately or risk falling foul of the police.

Banner ban over damage to clock tower fears

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Banners will be banned from the entrance to Mylor’s Tremayne Hall because of fears that they are causing damage to the clock tower.

Future of Falmouth branch in doubt as Lloyds Bank to cut 9,000 jobs

Falmouth Packet:

8:34am Tuesday 28th October 2014

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group is to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years as part of plans which will see the net closure of 150 branches, however the future of the Falmouth branch is uncertain.

Vandals smash Falmouth greengrocer's egg delivery

Falmouth Packet: School bans pupils from bringing eggs to class in case they throw them

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Staff at a Falmouth greengrocer’s had a nasty surprise when they arrived for work to find their stock splattered over nearby shop fronts.

Revolutionary ship replica sought Helford shelter during Hurricane Gonzalo

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Monday 27th 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.

Ocean BMW asks to expand showroom to neighbouring site

Falmouth Packet: Best for BMW

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Penryn councillors have fully supported a planning application from Ocean BMW on Falmouth Road to allow it to expand its showroom onto an adjacent site.

Comedian Alan Davies speaks to packed venue at university

Falmouth Packet:

3:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

TV comedian Alan Davies has spoken to students at Penryn about the importance of voting.

Salon and bakery among businesses targeted by burglars in Falmouth and Penryn

Falmouth Packet:

2:18pm Monday 27th October 2014

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

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners hit but not sunk by financial troubles

Falmouth Packet: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

9:20am Monday 27th 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.

Penryn artist's design chosen for new town map

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A Penryn artist will see her design gracing the front of a new town guide and map to be produced in early 2015 after winning a competition run by Visit Penryn.

Penryn Town Council to tackle Permarin parking problem

Falmouth Packet: Penryn car park 'swap' considered

7:00am Monday 27th October 2014

The mayor of Penryn has said she will push for less parking in Permarin Road after residents raised their concerns at a public meeting.

Gylly Girls craft fair raises £400

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The Gylly Girls Women’s Institute group from Falmouth has seen success with its second annual autumn craft fair.

Parents invited to 'Feed and Read'

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Parents and carers of pupils at St Mary’s School in Falmouth were invited in to join their youngsters for breakfast last week as part of its “Feed and Read” initiative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.



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