Councillors find hotel plans to be all ship-shape

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Falmouth councillors have pledged their wholehearted support for a £30 million project which will transform a prime seafront site with the construction of an “iconic and spectacular” new building shaped like an ocean-going liner.

Falmouth Aquarium pulls the plug

Falmouth Packet:

4:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Falmouth Aquarium has closed its doors to visitors less than two months after reopening following a rebrand.

Penryn tech company brings personal touch to online shopping

Falmouth Packet: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Local tech companies have joined forces to launch SMS messaging software to help online stores across the UK reach and engage with their customers.

Does your business need to tackle shoplifting?

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A free crime prevention day to help reduce shoplifting will be held next week to help business owners tackle the problem.

Chef prepares local treats for Falmouth holiday retreat

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Falmouth chef Sue Fergus is using her talents in the kitchen to add a unique dimension to her new venture which takes her into the world of holiday letting.

Cornwall leads way in green mining

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cornwall could lead the way in developing green techniques to help European mining companies extract more scarce and valuable metals and significantly reduce their environmental impact.

How many parking tickets were slapped on cars during Falmouth Tall Ships?

Falmouth Packet: Fine slapped on the windscreen of driver Curt Capell in Oaklands Car Park, Bexleyheath

9:22am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

With around 230,000 people in Falmouth over the four days of the Tall Ships event, there was always going to be a parking problem or two, however the vast majority of drivers seem to have heeded advice.

Drink driver gave himself up to police after crashing into wall

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

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A drink driver was arrested when he gave himself up to the police, after a member of the public reported seeing a couple running away from a car which had just had a crash.

Falmouth Tall Ships parade from the air: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

12:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

It was hard to miss the paramotors in the sky above the Falmouth Tall Ships parade of sail on Sunday, but what did the spectacular scene look like from the air? Find out here.

Can you help trace owner of this old gentleman found near Budock?

Falmouth Packet:

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

This old gent was found yesterday in Budock Water. He is microchipped but the phone number doesn't work. Please help Penryn Veterinary Surgery find his home.

Falmouth Tall Ships Parade of Sail: GALLERY

Falmouth Packet:

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

Here is a collection of pictures from Sunday's spectacular parade of sail in Falmouth Bay, including stunning aerial shots.

Broken down motor boat in Falmouth docks during parade of sail

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

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

Four people and a dog in a motor boat had to be rescued by Falmouth RNLI after they broke down in Falmouth Docks on the morning of the Tall Ships parade of sail.

Dismasted yacht sparks search by Falmouth RNLI

Falmouth Packet:

8:57am Monday 1st September 2014

Reports of a dismasted yacht off the mouth of the Helford River sparked an hour long lifeboat and helicopter search on Wednesday afternoon.

Family in inflatable kayaks rescued by Falmouth RNLI

Falmouth Packet:

9:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Volunteers from Falmouth RNLI were called to rescue a family in inflatable kayaks who had been struggling back to Loe Beach in bad weather on Thursday afternoon.

Tens of thousands watch Tall Ships parade of sail: PICTURES + VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

9:04am Monday 1st September 2014

Sunday saw tens of thousands of watchers gather on land and at sea to watch the spectacular Tall Ships sail out into Falmouth Bay for the parade of sail.

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 ends with the spectacular parade of sail

Falmouth Packet:

4:06pm Sunday 31st August 2014

People clung to every vantage point this afternoon to watch the departure of the tall ships at the end of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

Thousands expected to watch Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta parade of sail today

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Falmouth today to watch the spectacular Parade of Sail as the final part of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

Hymns come to life at flower show

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Penryn Methodist Church was even more hymnal than usual this weekend as a flower show brought a selection of religious songs to life.

Man broke restraining order after dialling wrong number

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Contacting his ex partner against a restraining order, which amounted to an allegation of harassment in Truro Magistrates’ Court, was the result of a 34-year-old man keying in the wrong telephone number on his phone.

Falmouth's Moonlight Memory Walk lowers age limit

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Children’s Hospice South West is calling for the ladies of Falmouth and the surrounding area to come together for their Moonlight Memory Walk – and this year there is even more reason to bring along friends and extended family.

Today is last chance to board the ships at Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Falmouth Packet:

1:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Today is the last chance for visitors to go on board the tall ships at the Falmouth Tall Ships regatta 2014 before the ships head off the Greenwich for the final stage of the event tomorrow.

Flushing boatyard repairs storm damage described as 'like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free'

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Yacht damage described as “looking like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free” sustained in a severe spring storms has been painstakingly repaired by a Flushing boatyard.

Thousands more visitors expected to flock to Falmouth Tall Ships 2014 today

Falmouth Packet:

1:03pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Thousands more people are expected to flock to Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 today with visitors being asked to leave their cars at home.

Hundreds watch crews parade at Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Falmouth Packet:

11:53am Saturday 30th August 2014

The second day of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta culminated with the Crew Parade starting at Events Square and processing through the town.

Penryn College students celebrate GCSE results: PICTURES AND RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Staff and parents were on hand to witness the shouts and jumps of joy from students at Penryn College as they ripped open the envelopes containing their much anticipated GCSE results on Thursday.

Falmouth School pupils effort rewarded with GCSE results: PICTURES AND RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Teachers and staff at Falmouth School have congratulated year 11 pupils on their GCSE results as the number of pupils achieving ten A* to A grades rose 15 per cent.

Hair of the dog for K9 Crusaders

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Many people say they would do a lot for their dogs, but these brave volunteers from the K9 Crusaders Dog Rescue Centre have proved it and shaved their heads to raise money for their furry friends.

Guild fete raises funds for RNLI

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Falmouth RNLI Guild managed to make the best of the bad weather at the weekend after rain forced their summer fete off the lawn of the Falmouth Hotel.

Major amendment to Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta events programme - TODAY AND TOMORROW

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11:30am Friday 29th August 2014

A major amendment has been announced to the programme of evening events at the ongoing Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta.

Trebah Garden opens amphitheatre

Falmouth Packet:

9:35am Friday 29th August 2014

After 18 months in development, Trebah Garden’s new amphitheatre will host its first performance on Friday (August 29).

Support pours in for Falmouth dock worker crushed by falling steel

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

The father of a Penryn football player crushed by falling steel at Falmouth Docks has thanked well-wishers for their messages of support.

Access to Greenbank Gardens in Falmouth secured after land swap agreed

Falmouth Packet: Greenbank Gardens land swap questioned

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A step free access into Falmouth’s Greenbank Gardens has been secured after a land swap deal was agreed |and although not everyone is happy, |the local Cornwall Council member|has conceded it is probably the best |solution.

Thousands flock to Falmouth Docks as Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta gets underway

Falmouth Packet:

1:47pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta is finally underway with 2,000 people flooding through the gates within the first 35 minutes, all eager to climb on board the 11 vessels open to the public.

Soil, plants and stones pushed into car's fuel tank in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Police are trying to trace those responsible for pushing plants, soil and stones into the petrol tank of a black Vauxhall Omega parked in Bar Lane, Falmouth, overnight Friday/Saturday.

Introduction of water voles to Cornwall sees them return to the every county in England for the first time since 1989.

Falmouth Packet:

12:04pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Wildlife experts at the Environment Agency have confirmed that water voles have returned to every county in England, following the final release of 60 captive bred voles within the Bude river catchment in Cornwall.

Dissenters cemetery open day a huge success

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

The custodians of a restored cemetery in Falmouth became a victim of their own success last week, when over 200 people visited on the first open evening.

French naval tall ship rekindles wartime memories

Falmouth Packet:

11:45am Thursday 28th August 2014

Memories will be rekindled in Falmouth and the Helford River with the arrival with the tall ships fleet of the French sailing vessel Mutin, the oldest ship in the French navy, which has strong wartime links with this area.

Call for action as parked cars delay paramedics racing to ill child in Penryn

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

A mother in Penryn is calling for action over parked cars blocking emergency vehicles after paramedics had to run to her house to help her ill child.

Fantastic atmosphere at 35th annual Penryn Fair Day: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Crowds of people turned out to enjoy the rides and the stalls at the 35th annual Penryn Fair Day on Saturday.

Tall ships sail into Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

4:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Tall ships have started arriving in port at Falmouth today ahead of tomorrow's regatta opening.

Falmouth Castle to Castle Swim rescheduled for October

Falmouth Packet: Entry opens for 2014 Castle to Castle swim

3:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE RNLI’s Castle to Castle swim, which had originally been scheduled to take place in June but was called off because bad weather had been forecast, will now take place on Saturday, October 4.

Two year ban for Falmouth drink driver

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

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Louise Brailey, of Foxs Lane in Falmouth, has been banned from driving for two years after she admitted driving while more than |twice the legal drink-drive limit.

Storm hit Castle Beach Cafe reopens in time for Falmouth Tall Ships

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Hard work has paid off for the owners of Falmouth’s Castle Beach Cafe, which has reopened just in time for this week’s Tall Ships Regatta.

Co-op at former Falmouth pub gets green light

Falmouth Packet: Mr Jenner is banned from Co-operative Food stores

11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Work is expected to start within months on Falmouth’s newest supermarket after the Co-operative’s plans for the former Clipper Way pub at Boslowick were granted approval by Cornwall Council.

Largest of visiting tall ships, Dar Mlodziezy, ties up at Falmouth docks

Falmouth Packet:

10:15am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The largest of the visiting tall ships, the Dar Mlodziezy, has arrived for the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta and is tied up at Falmouth Docks.

One treated for smoke after Feock summerhouse fire

Falmouth Packet:

10:06am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Firefighters were called to Penelewey, Feock, yesterday afternoon after a report of a fire in a summerhouse.

Falmouth councillors to debate new 4 star leisure resort at Beach Hotel site

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Falmouth councillors will have their chance to comment on plans to create a 4 star leisure resort taking in the site of the former fire ravaged Falmouth Beach Hotel, when the plans for the £25 million investment go before them on Monday.

Flea Market at Falmouth Wharves this weekend

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Vintage Warehouse 13 and the Fish Factory Art Space will be hosting a flea market at Falmouth Wharves this Saturday.

Sailing dinghy crew use flares to attract rescuers off Helford River

Falmouth Packet:

8:56am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Two people in a hired sailing dinghy had to use flares to alert the lifeguards after their rudder broke on Monday afternoon.

Plenty of visitors for annual Pavilion garden party

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The sun shone on Friends of Princess Pavilion as they enjoyed a break in the weather for their annual summer garden party on Thursday.



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