Carnival returns to Penryn after seven years

Falmouth Packet:

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Carnival fever returned to Penryn for the first time in seven years, drawing a close to a festival week filled with events and activities.

King Charles School out of special measures in just ten months

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Only ten months after being placed in special measures by Ofsted, King Charles School in Falmouth has been rated a “good” school overall and has even achieved “outstanding” in two categories.

Teenager 'in fear' after assault by Penryn man with 'Jekyll and Hyde' character

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

9:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Penryn man has been made the subject of a community order and a restraining order by magistrates after he admitted assaulting a teenage woman at his home.

Penryn mother hails 'hero' five-year-old for contacting emergency services

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GRATEFUL mum has hailed her five-year-old son a hero after he dialled 999 when she collapsed at their home in Penryn last week.

Falmouth council grant helps fund youth rugby tour of Spain

Falmouth Packet: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Councillors in Falmouth have given a £500 grant to help a rugby team of 21 young boys achieve their goal of touring Spain.

Warning after boat door forced in Falmouth theft

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Boat Watch investigating marine thefts

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Officers from Falmouth Boat Watch are investigating a theft from a boat on its mooring in Falmouth harbour, in which items were taken after the door was forced.

Red carpet treatment as Marlborough School pupils enjoy end of term party: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Marlborough School pupils enjoyed the red carpet treatment at an end of term prom on Friday.

£400 grant to help Falmouth kids prepare for Oyster Festival parade

Falmouth Packet: Crowds flock to enjoy Falmouth Oyster Festival

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A grant of £400 to pay for artists to visit primary schools and prepare for the Falmouth Oyster Festival children’s parade has been agreed by town councillors.

Delays on A39 at Perranarworthal

Falmouth Packet: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Motorists are warned to expect delays on the A39 at Perranarworthal due to roadworks.

Albany Place extension given green light

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A plans to build a first floor extension at 4 Albany Place in Falmouth has been granted conditional approval by Cornwall Council.

Fishing boat taking on water is towed to Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A fishing vessel taking on water was rescued by Falmouth all-weather lifeboat this morning after fears it may sink.

Relaunch for Falmouth Aquarium after welcoming 15,000 visitors

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

After welcoming 15,000 visitors through its doors since opening in 2012, Falmouth Aquarium has been rebranded with a new front window display, which takes in the town colours, and has new attractions |inside too.

Burglars smash window and steal jewellery from Falmouth home

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are investigating a burglary which took place in the Queen Mary Road area of Falmouth overnight last Monday/Tuesday (July 7/8).

Mabe couple celebrate 70 years of marriage after WWII 'last waltz' sparked romance

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

The family of a couple from Mabe have joined together to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

Penryn Freemasons celebrate 150 year milestone: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A “cornerstone of Cornish freemasonry”, and one of the oldest lodges in Cornwall, The Lodge of the Three Grand Principles in Penryn has celebrated reaching the milestone of 150 years of age.

Confusion over new Flushing car park

Falmouth Packet: Redcar and Cleveland Council offer Christmas parking deal

2:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

There is some confusion over a new car park at Flushing, according to the minutes of Mylor Parish Council’s June meeting.

Falmouth Poly cinema upgrade gets £1,000 council cash boost

Falmouth Packet: Can you help usher in the digital age at The Poly in Falmouth?

2:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

The Poly’s campaign to upgrade its systems from 35mm film to digital has received a funding boost after Falmouth Town Council agreed to grant it £1,000.

Big clean at Glasney Greenspace for 'Love Our Parks Week'

Falmouth Packet: May Day revellers to dance through Penryn's Glasney Valley

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Project will be celebrating Love Our Parks Week with a day of clearing, making fixing and creating on July 26.

Cannabis had 'nothing to do' with death of former Falmouth taxi driver says brother

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The brother of former Falmouth taxi driver Charlie Dobson, who died of a heart attack during a fire at his Retanna home, has said he is confident cannabis found in his bloodstream did not contribute to his death.

Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

Falmouth Packet:

9:25am Monday 21st July 2014

The owners of a pasty factory in Falmouth have paid tribute to fast acting firefighters after a fire broke out, saying they are confident it will be back up and running, "in a short space of time". 

Penryn Junior pupils visited by guide dog they named PJ one last time

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Pupils at Penryn Junior School had one final visit from PJ, the guide dog they had named, before he left Cornwall to continue his training last week.

Penryn Infants' big toddle raises funds for Barnardos

Falmouth Packet: .

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Children from the nursery at Penryn Infants School have been on a sponsored toddle for charity.

No to bad smelling temporary Flushing public toilets

Falmouth Packet: Dudley library firestarter claimed blaze began in loo roll holder

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Mylor Parish Council has said it will continue to look at the provision of toilets in Flushing, but does not support the seasonal use of portable ones, after a temporary facility was used on the quay.

Earliest example of RIB makes stop at maritime museum in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Maritime Museum in Falmouth welcomed a crew from UWC Atlantic College who called in half way through a journey from their home in Wales to Bexhill-on-Sea, in what is believed to be one of the earliest examples of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB).

Royal visit to Falmouth Fire Station

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Princess Alexandra, deputy president of the British Red Cross Society, met firefighters and Red Cross volunteers at royal visit to Falmouth Fire Station on Thursday.

Major overnight fire at WC Rowe pasty factory in Falmouth: PICTURE and STATEMENT

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

Firefighters have been tackling a major fire all night at a food manufacturing unit in Falmouth.

Falmouth care home opens its doors for summer fete: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Langholme care home in Falmouth threw open its doors to friends and family for its annual summer fete on Saturday afternoon.

Two-year-old Pixie-Olivia is winner of Packet's 'Little Treasures' competition

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

THE votes are counted and the winner of the Packet’s 2014 Little Treasures competition can now be revealed.

Mylor open garden raises funds for lifesaving RNLI work

Falmouth Packet: RNLI crew face 30ft waves and 60mph winds in French trawler rescue off Cornish coast: VIDEO

2:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

An open garden and cream teas event held at the Mylor Churchtown home of Chris and Sue Spinks raised over £700 for the local RNLI at the weekend.

Mabe School one step closer to completing solar panel plan

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Mabe School is one step closer to being able to install a solar roof this summer after a local solar farm developer has stepped in to help.

Date set for Falmouth Festival funds fashion show

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The annual fashion show which raises money for the Falmouth Festival Fund is to be held at the Princess Pavilion next Friday, July 25, from 7.30pm and will feature a guest performance by Preachin’ Country.

Anger as Swanpool 'polluted' by dumped garden waste

Falmouth Packet: LITTLE BLIGHTER: Japanese Knotweed

7:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

Swanpool Nature Reserve in Falmouth has “fallen victim to pollution from indiscriminate dumping of garden waste”, according to a group set up to manage it.

Amber warning as huge hail, lightning storms and downpours forecast for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

4:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

The Met Office is warning of heavy, thundery showers from Friday night into Saturday, with torrential downpours, frequent lightning, large hail and locally strong gusts possible.

Indoor fun at Falmouth Primary summer fair: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Pupils at Falmouth Primary Academy’s summer fair refused to be deflated by poor weather as they enjoyed a bouncy castle and inflatable gladiator ring in the school hall.

Falmouth to Truro trains stopped after vehicle hits bridge

Falmouth Packet: Snow cancels trains and bus services

2:54pm Friday 18th July 2014

Services have been suspended on First Great Western trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks due to road vehicle hitting a bridge.

Crew right to call out Falmouth RNLI over fire concern

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

2:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

The RNLI has said the crew of a yacht ‘took the right action’ in reporting a suspected engine fire to Falmouth Coastguard.

Tory candidate wins Mabe Cornwall Council seat by just one vote

Falmouth Packet: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

12:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

The Conservative Party candidate has won the Mabe seat on Cornwall Council by just one vote, beating the Lib Dem candidate into second place.

Open studios event at Jubilee Wharf in Penryn

Falmouth Packet: Penryn event to celebrate town's historic link with the sea

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Jubilee Wharf in Penryn will be holding an open studios day on Saturday, July 19 from 2pm to 6pm.

Runaway wheelchair crash that caused Penryn disabled man's death an 'accident'

Falmouth Packet: Helston woman died of a 'broken heart'

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death after a man with severe learning difficulties hit his head when his wheelchair overturned on a steep slope.

Petrol spill after Falmouth motorbike and car crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:41am Friday 18th July 2014

Firefighters and police officers were called out to Trelawney Road in Falmouth yesterday evening after a crash involving a car and a motorbike.

Penryn Carnival marshals needed

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth residents raise issues at councillor surgery

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

The organisers of Penryn Carnival need help with marshalling between about 6pm and 7pm on July 19.

Romanian rescue dog wins Packet 'star pet' competition

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A dog rescued from a life of neglect in Romania and adopted in Cornwall has won a grooming session and Pets at Home vouchers with the Packet’s Star Pet competition.

Parade as Falmouth marks Sea Sunday on July 20

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth to host Sea Sunday parade

4:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Falmouth’s town centre will be closed to traffic between 10am and 1pm on Sunday, July 20, to make way for the annual Sea Sunday parade organised by the Falmouth branch of the Royal Navy Association.

Councillors to discuss Co-op plan for former Falmouth pub

Falmouth Packet: Hove shop to get £260,000 makeover

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The Co-operative’s plans to convert the former Clipper Way pub at Boslowick in Falmouth into a new store with parking and a cash machine are to be debated by the town council’s planning committee on Monday evening.

Falmouth Wharves secret cash compensation row refuses to sink

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Wharves, deep water berths that could be lost Picture: DAVID BARNICOAT

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The developer behind a failed bid to build at Falmouth Wharves was handed a compensation payment as Cornwall Council did not advise them of a ‘fundamental objection’ to the plans.

Mabe School summer fair a sunny success: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Mabe School played host to its annual summer fair on Saturday, with crowds of kids gathering in the sunshine for the fun day.

Help needed for Penryn Infant and Junior school fair this Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Families flood in to support Penryn Junior School Christmas fair: PICTURES

10:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

The organisers of Penryn Infant and Junior Schools’ fair, which will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 2pm to 4pm, are asking for help from parents, staff and the local community.

50 strong Falmouth primary schools' choir record Tall Ships inspired shanty

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Fifty children from Falmouth’s primary schools have joined |their voices to record a shanty inspired by the upcoming Tall Ships Regatta.

Blood, grease, and filthy flooded floor closes Falmouth KFC

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A Falmouth restaurant which had previously been awarded the top national hygiene rating had to close earlier this month after a flood left food debris from a bin room running into the kitchen.

Falmouth man stripped to boxer shorts and covered himself with baby oil

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A man stripped to his boxer shorts and covered himself with baby oil before telling police “remand me or I’ll kill somebody,” a court has heard.



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