Friday news round-up: tax rises, toothless toothbrush shoplifters, a scheme to flummox the French and MORE (From Falmouth Packet)
Friday news round-up: tax rises, toothless toothbrush shoplifters, a scheme to flummox the French and MORE
5:00pm Friday 18th January 2013 in Falmouth/Penryn
Whether it is flummoxing the French with a crab pot plan, or having a giggle behind the scenes at the laughing policemen as they made their 'Gangnam Style' charity video, or reading how some sharp-eyed schoolkids helped police catch a man carring a large knife through Falmouth, it was all online this week at thepacket.co.uk.
Here is this week's round up the news making the headlines.
- The Lib Dem MEP representing south west England has been reprimanded by his own party for responding to David Cameron's decision to postpone a speech by tweeting that it amounted to a victory for terrorist group Al Qaeda. Click here to read more
- Plans to 'sell off land' around Carn Brea leisure centre must not short change the public, says one Cornwall Councillor. Click here to read more.
- Say hello to Falmouth, Penryn and Helston's new police inspector Click here to read the interview.
- Sharp-eyed schoolkids catch out knife-wielding Falmouth man. Click here to read how school pupils helped police.
- Read how a plan is afoot on the Lizard to protect crab pots from the French. Click here to read how the scheme aims to counter or Gallic cousins.
- Toothless bald shoplifter stole hair and dental products: Read the court case here
- No choice over tax rise as Cornwall Council faces 'grim picture': Cornwall Council Leader Jim Currie has said the authority now has no option but to increase council tax if they want to protect front line services. Click here to read the difficult choices that face Cornwall Council
- A former fire engine rusting on a Falmouth street has made Packet readers see red: Click here to read why the battered vehicle has sat there so long, and whether it can be moved.
And finally the next couple of days sees the last chance to enter the Packet's 'Win Your Wedding' competition. Click here to see what you can win, and to enter online