Falmouth man to stand trial charged with actual bodily harm

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Luke Mark Davies, aged 25, of High Street, Falmouth, appeared before Truro Magistrates’ Court alleged to have assaulted Dominic Stevens and Colin Mulvana, and to have assaulted Andrew Jago, causing him actual bodily harm.

Two crushed under steel at docks

Falmouth Packet:

3:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Two men have been injured at Falmouth docks after a steel racking area collapsed onto them this morning.

Wait is over as Falmouth A-level students receive their results: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A summer of waiting is over for A-level students who arrived at Falmouth School to collect their results on Thursday.

Characters take the plunge at Falmouth's Maritime Museum

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Forty people will be stepping off the top of the tower of the Maritime Museum in Falmouth on Saturday, all in fancy dress and all aiming to raise as much cash as possible for Tanya’s Courage Trust.

Falmouth Police looking for six foot muscular peach vest wearer following 80s night assault

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A six foot tall muscular man wearing a peach vest and shorts knocked someone unconscious during Falmouth Week’s 80s and 90s night on Friday.

'Charge your glasses' for the start of the Tall Ships Regatta

Falmouth Packet:

12:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Ships' captains will be welcomed to the port at a Captains' Dinner at the Falmouth Hotel on the first day of the regatta when glasses of fizz will be handed out on arrival thanks to sponsorship by St Austell Brewery.

Change of custom brings new life to historic building

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FALMOUTH’S historic former Custom House has been transformed into a new bar and restaurant which opens next week with staff preparing to be thrown in the deep end as the town prepares for its busiest weekend in years.

Man who stole Rolf Harris art from Falmouth Gallery faces prison

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A man who stole work by Rolf Harris amongst £30,000 worth of cash and goods is “staring down the barrel of a custodial sentence.”

Former mayor in hot seat for next Falmouth council surgery

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth councillors vote to refuse car club cash

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Former mayor Geoffrey Evans and councillor David Saunby will be in the hot seats at Falmouth Town Council’s next monthly surgery which will take place between 10am and 1pm on Friday, August 29.

Falmouth RNLI Ladies Guild summer fete on Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Falmouth RNLI Ladies’ Guild will be holding its summer fete on the front garden of the Falmouth Hotel on August 24 and for the first time will be sharing the event with St Keverne Band.

Durgan Regatta takes to the water on Sunday

Falmouth Packet: Kids splash about is junior regatta

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Fun on and off the water is promised at Durgan Regatta which takes place from noon on Sunday, August 24.

Mawnan exhibition shows history of village at war

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mawnan History Group commemorated the centenary of the start of World War One with an exhibition covering the village's war experiences.

Penryn church flower festival on Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

9:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Penryn Methodist Chapel will be hosting its flower festival on August 23, as part of Penryn Fair Day, and this year it will be on the theme of ‘hymns’.

New proposals put forward in row over Greenbank access land row

Falmouth Packet: Greenbank Gardens land swap questioned

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Alternative proposals which aim to safeguard step-free public access to Greenbank Gardens in Falmouth have been put forward following a meeting which saw up to 200 local residents brave the rain to voice their concerns.

Rescuers from Falmouth use rope and grapnel to free trapped yacht

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Lifeboat volunteers used ropes and a grapnel to free a yacht which had become caught on a lobster pot buoy in Gerrans Bay on Sunday.

Boat crew save themselves before arrival of RNLI rescuers

Falmouth Packet: A D class inshore lifeboat of the kind used in this weekend's rescue.

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The crew of a broken down boat were able to restart its engine before the arrival of the lifeboat volunteers during an incident off St Anthony lighthouse at the weekend.

Mystery of Falmouth sewer stench

Falmouth Packet: An example image of a sewer blocked by fat

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

South West Water has apologised for a mysterious smell which had “taken over” Falmouth and said it will work to clean the sewers.

Faith wins 'black cap' at Falmouth Phoenix Project graduation

2:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

The winner of the coveted “black cap” at the recent Phoenix Project graduation ceremony at Falmouth fire station was 13-year-old Faith and not Clair as stated in last week’s Packet.

Clouds of colour for Mylor fun run with a difference: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A fundraising event brought more than just a splash of colour to Mylor with around 85 children taking part in a run with a difference.

RNLI rescues crew after boat suffers engine problems off Helford Estuary

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Three people on board a motor boat had to be rescued on Friday morning after developing problems off Nare Head at the entrance to the Helford estuary.

Busy year ahead for popular Penryn Saturday Club youth group

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

A Penryn youth group will be celebrating a busy year as it looks to mark its eighth birthday.

Driver of car left teetering over Swanpool does not think he left handbrake off

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Monday 18th August 2014

The driver of a car which was left dangling over Swanpool in Falmouth has said he doesn’t believe he left it with the handbrake off, but that he can’t rule it out.

Penryn council surgery date set

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Monday 18th August 2014

The next councillor surgery with Penryn Town Council will be held on Monday, September 1 from 10am to 2pm in the Penryn Town Hall.

Inflatable boat crew call for assistance following Red Arrows night break-down

Falmouth Packet:

9:34am Monday 18th August 2014

Falmouth's inshore lifeboat was called away from RNLI Fun Night last week to assist a rigid inflatable boat which had broken down after watching the Red Arrows display.

Falmouth lifeboat pulls motor boat from shore of Mylor Creek

Falmouth Packet: Lifeboat rescues two people near Mersea

9:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Falmouth's Inshore Lifeboat was launched at around 7pm on April 12 to a 17ft motor boat which had broken down in Mylor Creek.

Biggest tall ship pulls out of regatta after sinking tug in Denmark

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

The Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern has been forced |to pull out of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta after it was involved in the sinking of a tug |in the Danish port of Esbjerg |last week.

Increased wind causes swamping and mast failures during Falmouth Week

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A sudden increase in the wind during one of the Falmouth Week sailing events led to several boats being swamped and a call out for the inshore lifeboat.

Falmouth Trago clothes thief was wearing items when caught

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Some of the clothing he stole from Trago Mills was being worn by the thief when a store detective caught up with him outside the shop.

History uncovered at Enys House as volunteers clean up

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The past keeps resurfacing at Enys house and gardens as volunteers work to rectify years of neglect.

Budock Girl Guides looking for new leader and members

Falmouth Packet: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

3:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Budock’s Girl Guide group is looking for new members and a new leader.

Former mayor rejected offers of help

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Former mayor David Breacker, who died alone at Tregaer Flats in Falmouth, was offered help and support from others living in the sheltered housing the complex, but rejected their help.

Look Back In Time: Moon landing fever hits Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: We were over the moon about that landing... Bolton people recall

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Unless I've missed a lot (always likely these days), remarkably little has been made of the 45th anniversary, just passed, of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took those famous first steps, writes Mike Truscott.

Pandora Inn reaches finals of Great British Pub Awards

Falmouth Packet: Lucky escape for Pandora Inn after chimney fire

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The Pandora Inn at Restronguet is continuing its run of awards success with a place in the finals of the Great British Pub Awards.

Support for sign design at new restaurant in Falmouth's old Custom House

Falmouth Packet: Bar and restuarant plan for landmark Falmouth Customs House building

10:30am Sunday 17th August 2014

Falmouth councillors are supporting the new external signage proposed for The Stable, the new bar and restaurant which is being created out of the former Custom House in Arwenack Street.

Dissenters cemetery tour to launch new history book

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Guided tours of the abandoned Dissenters’ Burying Ground at Ponsharden will be offered on Monday (August 18) to celebrate the launch of a book which records, for the first time, the history of the site.

Japanese shrimp finds its way to Falmouth waters after hitching a ride

Falmouth Packet:

5:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Anyone looking for a fun summer holiday activity should head down to the Falmouth coastline for a spot of rock-pooling following an influx of foreign shrimps.

Pasty production back on track after fire at Falmouth factory

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Pasty production at WC Rowes’ Penryn site is fully up and running after a recent fire closed the company’s Falmouth factory.

Grants thanks to Mawnan fun run funds

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Mawnan Fun Run Committee has presented grants worth £500 to four youth organisations based in the parish.

Penryn kids enjoy church 'jumble jamboree'

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Children from the Penryn area enjoyed a Jungle Jamboree Holiday Club at Penryn Methodist Church hall last week.

New Fal River Guides printed as demand spikes

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

For the first time ever, extra copies of the Fal River Guide have been ordered to cope with demand.

SOS call as Penryn Fair Day needs marshals

Falmouth Packet: Plans for Penryn Town Fair progressing well

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

An ‘SOS’ call is being sent out for marshals to man the road for Penryn Fair Day on August 23 from 10am to 5pm.

Flea Market at Falmouth Wharves today

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

There will be a flea market at Falmouth Wharves on Saturday, August 30, from 10am to 6pm.

Teams race the tide at Gyllyngvase Beach: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

ARMED with buckets, spades and shovels, competitors gathered on Gyllyngvase beach on Saturday to take part in the annual Lions Club tide race.

Rig-carrying ship that sinks itself to return to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

The large semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Black Marlin (58,000 tons) is expected in Falmouth Bay on Saturday morning for bunkers after a two month long voyage from Shanghai via the Cape of Good Hope.

Six hour exercise bike ride in memory of Mabe mum

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A son is set to ride an exercise bike for six hours to raise funds for Cancer Research in memory of his late mother.

Plan to close Falmouth Police Station inquiry office defended

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

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Plans to close the inquiry office at Falmouth Police Station have been defended by the police and crime commissioner who has outlined the reasons in a letter to the town council.

Fabulous fun day at Budock Water playing field marks 50th anniversary: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A fun day was held on the Budock Water playing field to mark the 50th anniversary of its opening.

New mural unveiled at Falmouth Docks

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Two Falmouth based artists have unveiled a new mural at Falmouth Docks just in time for the Tall Ships Regatta.

Funeral service today for 'friendly giant' Falmouth and Penryn pub landlord Terry Duckett

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

The funeral service is to be held today for Terry Duckett, the “friendly giant” who made a legion of friends as landlord of the Kings Arms in Penryn and more recently, the former Admiral Nelson in Falmouth.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Bikers leap to action for 4x championships in Falmouth VIDEOS + PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

CORNISH mountain bike riders were successful on home soil as the British 4x Championships came to Falmouth.



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