Falmouth man charged with burgling 84-year-old's home

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Falmouth man has been charged with burglary at a house in Conway Road and theft of a bank card belonging to an 84-year-old woman.

Sign up now for fundraising Mawnan fun run

Falmouth Packet: Fun but no sun for misty Mawnan charity run: PICTURES

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

With less than two weeks to go until the annual Mawnan Fun Run, online entry closes this weekend so runners of all ages are being encouraged to pledge their support for the event.

Falmouth's 'Splash Festival' kicks off this weekend: DETAILS

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Falmouth's annual celebration of the arts begins this Saturday and organisers are promising it will be more quirky and creative than ever before.

Concert in aid of Falmouth street pastors this evening

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Street Pastors 'remarkable' first four years

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A concert in aid of Falmouth Street Pastors and Safe Space takes place on Friday at Falmouth Methodist Church with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Penryn landlady celebrates 20 years behind the bar

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The longest serving pub landlady in Penryn will be rolling out the barrel next month to mark 20 years behind the pumps.

Dog show delight as Falmouth Bay Residents host annual garden party: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

There were dogs everywhere you looked at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Saturday as proud owners took their pooches along to a garden party with a difference.

Core fitness in Falmouth forced to shut doors after flood

Falmouth Packet: Old Falmouth Post Office flats plan a 'dangerous precedent'

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Only two weeks after relocating to the ground floor and basement of the former Post Office building on The Moor in Falmouth, The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre was forced to close on Tuesday after water flooded the premises.

As Scotland decides, should Cornwall Council be handed more power?

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

With less than 24 hours to go before the results of the Scottish referendum are revealed, Cornwall Council is preparing its case to be given greater powers to raise and spend its own money in the way it wants.

Large conifer tree on fire in Falmouth sparks call out for fire crew

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Firefighters were called out to the rear of Pendarves Road, Falmouth yesterday evening after a report of a tree on fire.

Pink Wiggers to make fantastic fundraising return next year

Falmouth Packet: Sea of colour as Pink Wiggers parade through Falmouth: PICTURES

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

After taking an unexpected but well earned year off, Falmouth’s Pink Wig Events have vowed to be back in action next year with plans already being made for August’s popular Pink Wig night.

Work intensifies on RFA Mounts Bay in Falmouth as next deployment planned

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Work on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, Falmouth’s adopted vessel, stepped up a gear this week at the docks as workers began an intensive programme to refit the ship prior to its next major deployment.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners make bid for more power

Falmouth Packet: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are applying for powers which will enable them to introduce new rules, and are inviting comments from local harbour users.

Disgust as thieves steal St Nazaire Raid hero's memorial stone from Falmouth Cemetery

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Thieves have stolen a memorial stone remembering a Falmouth war hero of the St Nazaire raid from Falmouth Cemetery.

Traffic troubles as car burns on side of road near Ponsanooth

Falmouth Packet:

4:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighters were called to the main road between Redruth and Penryn this afternoon after a report of a car on fire.

Longdowns man denies threatening and harrasing woman

Falmouth Packet:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Longdowns man has denied using threatening behaviour and harrasing a woman in Falmouth.

Falmouth shipping movements (September 9 - September 15)

Falmouth Packet: Two sides to one story..... Falmouth's dredging battle and docks job losses

2:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Shipping movements for Falmouth from Tuesday, September 9, to Monday, September 15.

Council rules could stop Glasney Field drainage work

Falmouth Packet: Funding to investigate waterlogged Glasney playing field in Penryn

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Work on improving drainage on Penryn’s Glasney Field could be halted by Cornwall Council guidelines on funding.

Falmouth man stole whisky from Tesco

Falmouth Packet:

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Zachary James Sharpe, of Dracaena Avenue in Falmouth, was handed  a 12 month conditional discharge by magistrates sitting at Bodmin after he admitted stealing two bottles of Jim Beam whisky worth £40 from Tesco at Camborne.

Drivers found without MOT's and insurance as 122 vehicles stopped in Penryn

Falmouth Packet:

10:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police officers stopped 122 motorists in Penryn on Wednesday as part of a multi-agency operation to tackle a wide range of traffic offences.

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.

Former owner of the Falmouth Beach Hotel hits out at flats plan and design

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Beach Hotel site resort plans: REACTION

6:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The former owner of the Falmouth Beach Hotel has criticised plans for its replacement, claiming the proposed “liner” building will be out of place and is also opposing the planned redevelopment of a property in Stracey Road.

Classic motor boat rally set to return to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The sleek lines and roaring engines of classic motorboats are set to make a return to Falmouth.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Former Penryn College pupil finishes epic Dorset to Mawnan Smith run for Dementia UK

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A former Penryn College pupil has put his best foot forward to complete an epic run from Dorset to Mawnan Smith in aid of Dementia UK.

Hats off to Pendennis as bosses use 'penis' van to raise funds for Falmouth charity: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

9:38am Friday 12th September 2014

The unfortunate placement of a sticker on a van owned by superyacht firm Penndennis has been raising a giggle online this week, and rather than hide away, the company's bosses decided to embrace the publicity and use it for a very good cause.

Falmouth council left counting the cost as £56,000 needed to repair collapsing roof at beach toilets

Falmouth Packet: Anger at Falmouth beach 'Blue Flag' snub as Cornwall Council will not pay £820

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Despite being promised a “fully working, refurbished toilet block", Falmouth Town Council will have to spend more than a penny after being forced to pay £56,000 to replace a collapsing roof on toilets at Gyllyngvase beach.

LLAMA hold fantastic fun day at Trescobeas play area: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Warm weather and a raft of fun greeted visitors to the Lambs Lane and Ashfield Members Association fun day at the Trescobeas play area in Falmouth on Saturday.



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