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.

NEW: Crew temperatures may be taken on ships arriving in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Falmouth Packet: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

4:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Taking the temperatures of crewmembers onboard two ships arriving in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone is under consideration, it was confirmed today.

Fundraiser for Falmouth teen battling cancer

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A coffee morning and sale organised in support of Falmouth teenager Sasha Watson, who is battling a rare form of cancer, raised £490 recently.

Lecturer from Porthleven fined for failure to give information

Falmouth Packet:

12:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A lecturer at the University of Exeter has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Falmouth Specsavers volunteers complete Heartstart training

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Falmouth firefighters were at the Falmouth branch of Specsavers on Thursday to present certificates to staff who completed their Heartstart first aid training.

Poppy Appeal organisers need more help

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal collections in both Falmouth and Penryn.

Plea to Cameron: Protect Falmouth from Ebola

Falmouth Packet: RFA Argus Picture: David Barnicoat

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNED residents have written to the prime minister pleading with him to stop ships coming to Falmouth from the Ebola stricken country of Sierra Leone.

Budock builder drunk drove after 'celebrating becoming a grandfather'

Falmouth Packet:

4:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Budock Water builder was caught as a drink driver after police stopped his van because he was not wearing a seat belt, and then realised he was drunk.

Dogs on beach petition handed to Falmouth Town Council ahead of debate

Falmouth Packet:

2:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A petition signed by around 750 pet lovers was handed into Falmouth Town Council this week ahead of councillors debating the issue of whether dogs should be allowed onto a beach during summer months.

Series of burglaries targeting Falmouth businesses

Falmouth Packet:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Spooky goings on at 'Kim- boo-ley' Park for Hallowe'en

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

There will be some spooky goings on in “Kim-boo-ley” Park Falmouth next week with scary fun for all the family in the run up to Hallowe’en.

Woman taken to hospital after carbon monoxide detected at Penryn home

Falmouth Packet:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paramedics took a Penryn woman to hospital yesterday evening after carbon monoxide was detected at her home in Treliever.

Falmouth taxi driver assaulted after not knowing address

Falmouth Packet: Fine for taxi firm owner over unlicensed driver

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new-to-the-job taxi driver who told his passengers he did not know the address they wanted to be taken to was then attacked by one of them, and grabbed from behind as he was driving, with fingers pressed into his eyes.

Core up for four more as Falmouth gym's success continues

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre of Falmouth is in the running for four prestigious fitness industry awards.

First Martin Jennings Run social evening planned

Falmouth Packet: Martin Jennings

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

For the first time, organisers of last month’s Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run are planning a social evening when all those who took part can celebrate its success over a drink, a dance and a pasty.

Falmouth's mayor to lay first poppy of 2014 at Garden of Remembrance

Falmouth Packet: Poppy on black background (8861656)

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor, John Body, will be laying the first poppy of 2014 in the town’s Garden of Remembrance in Webber Street on Friday, October 24.

Head boy and girl named at Falmouth Primary Academy

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth Primary Academy has chosen its head boy and girl for the coming year and also appointed its prefects, school council and ambassadors.

Constantine pupils turn entrepreneurs for school trip funds

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils at Constantine School put their entrepreneurial skills to the test when given a £1 coin and told to make |as much money from it as possible to put towards their forthcoming trip to London.

Police release CCTV following Falmouth School break in- IMAGE

Falmouth Packet:

10:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police in Falmouth have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a school where valuable IT equipment was stolen.

Support for new Longfield home

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Plans to build a new home on land next to 287 Longfield in Falmouth are not being opposed by the town’s planning committee as members feel the plot is of sufficient size for the development.

Memorial to WWII Merchant Navy seamen unveiled at Falmouth Docks

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A memorial to the Merchant Navy seamen who lost their lives during World War Two was unveiled by 94-year-old Rex Little, a veteran of the Arctic convoys and a recipient of the Arctic Star medal.

Petition to lift Falmouth dog beach ban to be handed to town council

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dog owners in Falmouth hope to present a petition to the town council next week asking permission to take their pets onto one beach during the summer, despite opposition elsewhere.

Two ships set to dock in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Falmouth Packet: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

5:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Packet can reveal that two ships are due to dock in Falmouth next month after coming from Ebola hit Sierra Leone.

Familiar face returns to Norway Inn 36 years after starting as a trainee

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Regular customers at the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal could be forgiven for thinking they've stepped into a time warp following the return of a popular staff member.

'Fabulous' King Charles School fair raises £1,338: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Pupils, parents and staff helped raise a fantastic £1,338 at last week’s King Charles School autumn fair The event on Thursday saw plenty of fun games, food, refreshments and even the chance to chuck a wet sponge at a teacher.

Mongleath Road in Falmouth to close for resurfacing

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Mongleath Road in Falmouth will be closed to traffic for it entire length between 7.30am and 6pm from October 27 to 31.

Care concerns at Falmouth sheltered housing as support officers cut

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Falmouth have voiced concerns over the withdrawal of independent living support officers who had provided a link to the outside world.

Planners to debate new roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth

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

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Plans to replace the double mini-roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth with a larger roundabout and create a new link road, are due to be debated by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee next Thursday morning, October 23.

Falmouth Coastguards becomes part of national network

Falmouth Packet: Half of Falmouth Coastguard shifts 'understaffed'  last summer

11:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre is to become part of the new coastguard national network for the very first time this week.

Budock Play Field Association AGM tomorrow

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Budock Water Playing Field Association will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting room of Budock Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 21.

Parents warned of no crossing patrol for kids in Penryn due to illness

Falmouth Packet: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Parents of primary school children in Penryn are being warned that the crossing patrol in Kernick Road will be unmanned from October 21 until further notice due to sickness.

'Alarming' decline in Falmouth shipping

Falmouth Packet: Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Shipping numbers continue to decline with bunkering down, and a quiet order book for A&P.

Penryn Junior pupils 'glow for guide dogs' with fancy dress day

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Pupils and staff at Penryn Junior School dressed up for Glow for a Guide Dog Day on Friday when they also welcomed four guide dogs to assembly.

Woman who set own home in Penryn on fire is jailed

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A woman who set her own house alight in Penryn and then had to be rescued from the burning building has been jailed for two and a half years.

Look Back In Time: Yes reporters make mistakes, here are some howlers

Falmouth Packet: Charities still have time to secure a grant from The Packet

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A recent headline in a regional newspaper read “SCOTLAND’S ‘YES’ VOTE WELCOMED.” It reminded me how easily howlers can still make it into print and set me thinking about boo-boos nearer home, writes Mike Truscott.

38,000 visitors enjoy Falmouth's Oyster Festival

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The 18th annual Falmouth Oyster Festival attracted over 38,000 visitors who consumed more than 20,000 oysters over four days of cookery demonstrations, live music and competitions.

Golden anniversary for Falmouth couple Reg and Pearl Sleeman

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A Falmouth couple who had just six weeks to plan and organise every detail of their wedding, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday.

Former Budock School headteacher ordained as curate at Constantine service

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A retired head teacher from Constantine has been licensed as an Assistant Curate by Bishop Tim Thornton at a service in Constantine.

Little Stanley Barnes' family hopes disease will slow after drug trial

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Little Stanley Barnes, who suffers from a rare and terminal illness, has had surgery after being accepted onto a trial which, if successful, could extend his life.

Falmouth's mayor to hold civic parade and service on Sunday

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor John Body will be hosting his first civic service on Sunday which will be preceded by a parade through town from The Moor to Falmouth Parish Church.

Penryn's Saturday Club join the fast lane with cop car project

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Penryn’s Saturday Club will hope to be racing into poll position after being selected to receive two cars from the Falmouth Cop Car Project.

Falmouth Wheelers enjoy bike tour of Brittany

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Members of cycling club, the Falmouth Wheelers, recently returned from a short tour of northern Brittany.

Three events at Mabe church to celebrate harvest this weekend

Falmouth Packet: Harvest Time for Young Farmers

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

St Laudus Church at Mabe will be celebrating harvest this weekend with three events.



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