Breaking news 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.

Falmouth RNLI Guild coffee morning today

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Falmouth RNLI Guild will be holding a coffee morning at the town’s Methodist Church on The Moor between 10am and noon on Saturday, October 18.

Groups thanked for Falmouth 'In Bloom' success

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Falmouth’s success in the recent South West in Bloom Awards have been celebrated this week with the town’s mayor, John Body, visiting many of schools and community groups who scooped It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

Interactive art at Falmouth Art gallery tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth town council could take over municipal building earlier than thought

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Young people and their families are invited to an interactive event at Falmouth Art Gallery on Saturday, October 18, being held to celebrate the end of Shallal’s Moving Words project.

Gylly Girls autumn craft fair tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's Gylly Girls WI hold their first craft fair: PICTURES

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

The Gylly Girls Women's Institute of Falmouth will be holding its autumn craft fair at the Emmanuel Baptist Church between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, October 18.

Eleven Falmouth School pupils to visit darkest Peru

Falmouth Packet: FAMILY DESTINATION: The Andes and Machu Picchu, in Peru

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Eleven students from Falmouth School will be embarking on the school’s most ambitious trip yet when they head to Peru in 2016.

Police appeal for witnesses after Falmouth assault

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Witnesses are being sought to an assault which took place on the corner of Market Street and Killigrew Street in Falmouth between 11.30pm and midnight on Saturday, (Octrober 18).

RFA Argus sails out of Falmouth to Ebola stricken West Africa: PICTURE GALLERY

Falmouth Packet:

1:07pm Friday 17th October 2014

Crowds of onlookers crowded Falmouth’s sea front this morning as the RFA Argus sailed on its mercy mission to Ebola stricken Sierra Leone.

'Strong and willing' helpers needed to rebuild school's 'mud kitchen

Falmouth Packet: Puddle of mud: Edgeley Park ten days ago

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Marlborough School in Falmouth is hoping to recruit a team of “strong and willing” volunteers to help move logs, and hopefully, reinstate the mud kitchen on October 24.

Sailors manage to free yacht after it runs aground

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth RNLI shout to person overboard in inner harbour

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Two sailors managed to free a yacht which had run aground in the Percuil River near St Mawes without the help of Falmouth RNLI.

Statue's head thrown through Penryn bar window - landlord looking for body

Falmouth Packet:

10:40am Friday 17th October 2014

A Penryn bar owner is looking to reunite the body of a statue with its head, after the latter was thrown through his window on Tuesday night.

Bumper potato crop funds 'buddy bench' at St Francis School

Falmouth Packet:

11:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A bumper crop of potatoes has won the children at St Francis School in Falmouth a Buddy Bench where youngsters feeling a little alone or upset can sit in the knowledge someone will come along to boost their spirits.

Bulb sale at Mabe Garden Club annual coffee morning tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Spring bulbs can be planted as early as August

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Mabe Garden Club will be holding its annual coffee morning at the community hall between 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday, October 18. 

Penryn 'zero tolerance' crack down on fly posters

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Penryn Town Council is taking a zero tolerance approach to fly posting across the town following a dramatic increase in posters and notices appearing on bus shelters which when removed leave a sticky, unsightly mess.

CCTV of Falmouth scam suspect: Do you know this man?

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Police are trying to trace a man who walked away with £400 from Penwerris Store and Post Office in Falmouth last month, after confusing staff.

Breaking news Falmouth therapist Clifford Pill is jailed for sexual assault

Falmouth Packet:

10:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

A sports therapist has been jailed for touching the breasts of three patients while giving them massages for back pain.

Still tickets left for Falmouth Pink Wig Barn Dance tomorrow

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

3:20pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Pink Wig Barn Dance which is to be held at Falmouth Football Club.

Falmouth bucks national trend as only 'handful' of shops empty

Falmouth Packet: One of the bigger stories this week was the planned re-opening of Remedies on The Moor in Falmouth

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Falmouth town centre is almost full, with just a handful of vacant units left to fill, including the former Remedies nightclub on The Moor.

Fears allayed as RFA Argus due to leave Falmouth on Ebola mercy mission

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

The commanding officer on board the 100 bed medical ship, which sets sail for the West African country from the port on Friday, has said no Ebola patients will be brought on board and any departing personnel will be closely screened upon their return for signs of the disease.

Treasure remains in bay after two month wait

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

The semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Treasure remains at anchor in the bay awaiting a cargo. She has been here for nearly two months now. The former tanker can lift 53,000 tons.

Obituary: Major Tony Hibbert

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Major James Anthony Hibbert MBE MC (Tony) passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, October 12, 2014 aged 96.

Falmouth pedestrianisation trial plan could be cut over trade fears

Falmouth Packet: Stop Sign
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7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A proposed trial pedestrianisation of Falmouth’s main shopping streets next summer could be reduced from months to weeks following representations from local traders who fear the impact the car ban could have on business.

Falmouth Cemetery theft turns out to be case of "the wrong Johnson"

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Questions are being asked over how a Falmouth war hero’s memorial stone could have been mistakenly removed from the cemetery after stonemasons got “the wrong Johnson.”

Falmouth police ask, do you recognise this woman?

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying this woman who is suspected of stealing seven Oral B electric toothbrushes worth £250 from Wilkinsons in Falmouth.

Falmouth's MP steps up to 'Protect Our Waves'

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth student bags gold at university surfing championships

3:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Truro and Falmouth's MP has joined a group to "protect our waves", and strengthen legislation to help protect these areas from threats posed by inappropriate developments, sewage pollution and marine litter.

Burglars smash window and steal IT equipment from Falmouth School

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth mother claims family penalised after kids sent home from school

2:37pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

IT equipment at Falmouth School was stolen on Monday night after burglars smashed a ground floor window.

Dolly's in Falmouth get knitting for remembrance Day

Falmouth Packet: Knit a poppy at Dolly's in Falmouth for Remembrance Sunday

11:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Dolly’s Tea Room in Falmouth is once again playing host to a group of crafts people who have been busy creating knitted and crocheted poppies which will be sold across the town ahead of Remembrance Day.

Falmouth police cadets welcome new recruits

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Falmouth Police Cadets – including a group of new recruits – have resumed their routine weekly activities after enjoying a summer full of community engagement.

Homes plan for former butchers shop on Killigrew Street is approved

Falmouth Packet:

10:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An application to convert and extend the former Boreham Butchers shop, maisonette and garage in Falmouth’s Killigrew Street into two residential units has been approved by Cornwall Council.

Tributes as war hero and Trebah Gardens founder Major Tony Hibbert dies

Falmouth Packet:

12:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A HERO of the World War Two who fought at Dunkirk, parachuted into Arnhem and persuaded a German admiral to surrender the Nazi fleet has died peacefully in his sleep, aged 96.



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