Friday news round-up: tax rises, toothless toothbrush shoplifters, a scheme to flummox the French and MORE

First published 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.

Falmouth Packet: Say hello to Falmouth and Penryn's new police inspector

Falmouth Packet: Lizard plan to protect crab pots from the French 

 

Falmouth Packet: Readers see red over former fire engine on Falmouth street

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

 

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