Friday round-up: What's been making the headlines this week

Here at thepacket.co.uk we like to give you a little look back at what has been making the headlines, and highlighting those stories you may have missed.

If you have an idea about what stories you would like to see, or how to make tis more useful, let me know at jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk.

 

First up, with the loss of Kevin Lavery from the corridors of power at county hall, the race is on to appoint an interim chief exec, with a salary of £156,000 to £175,000. Nice work if you can get it, or poisoned chalice. You decide!

£158,000 to £175,00 for interim head honcho post at Cornwall Council

The Met office has included Cornwall and Devon in a yellow weather warning for Monday, with the chance of freezing weather and snow returning to the Duchy. Will it arrive, here at thepacket.co.uk we think it is not likely.

Snow way! More freezing flurries on their way

A last-minute cash injection may save Falmouth’s taxi marshalls in the short-term, but their long-term future is in jeopardy. Who has £1,500 they don't need, anyone?

£1,500 needed to save Falmouth taxi marshalls

Good news for staff after the Truro HMV store has escaped the first round of closures, according to the administrators, Deloitte.

Truro HMV store escapes first round of closures

Pop royalty, or royally pap, Jessie J has been announced as headliner at Eden Sessions in Cornwall. Read more here.

The fascinating story of how Cornish explorers Richard and John Lander discovered the mouth of the Niger River, a tale of hostile tribes, dangerous animals and tropical diseases, and all without a single pasty to help them through.

Adventures of Cornish explorers brought to life

Our Front page this week, (so it gets a bold font) how Falmouth Docks is set to remain a purely industrial site, with thoughts of a marina and hotel now discarded by owners.

Click here to read how the plan has been sent to Davey Jones' locker

With the wind blowing hard this week, it was no surprise that damage was done. Penryn College sports dome users were faced with a giant hole in the structure after the gusts tore a hole, again.

High winds damage Penryn sports dome....... again

In Porthleven, a little fighter who is battling a brain tumour is looking for help

Porthleven three-year-old with brain tumour is a 'little fighter'

And finally, how one man decided to go all the way to Penzance, from Helston, just to steal a shaver. He didn't make a clean getaway!.

Helston man went to Penzance to steal a shaver

There is plenty more news, entertainment and sport covering Redruth, Camborne, Heston, Porthleven, Falmouth and Penryn, Truro, West Cornwall and further afield, have a look around.

And don't forget, if you have a story, a suggestion, or anything else, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk.

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5:27pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

It would be good to have a round up of the weeks crime, assuming there had been any of course.
It would be good to have a round up of the weeks crime, assuming there had been any of course. Gill Zella Martin 09
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