Friday round up: Stories that made the headlines this week

Billionaire's yacht to arrive in Falmouth

Billionaire's yacht to arrive in Falmouth

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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 this more useful, let me know at jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk.

First up, the horse meat scandal that has engulfed the UK. After the company that supplies school meals in Cornwall supplied burgers containing horse to places in Ireland, Cornwall Council has sought  'reassurances' over horse meat in Cornish school meals. Read more here.

A glimpse into how the one per cent live is on offer as a yacht owned by a billionaire is expected into Falmouth for repairs. Story and pictures here

Next up is how a priest jailed in Sussex for a string of sexual offences against children, abused young boys in Cornwall and Devon. Click here for more

Times have certainly changed since I was a child! A teenager found with cannabis worth up to £527 in his bedroom had stolen the drug not for financial gain but to get kudos from friends and acquaintances he supplied, Truro Crown Court heard. Click here for more

How about a story about how moaning men are the reason a Pink Tie Ball is to be held at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth in April, but don't worry, they are still banned from the annual Pink Wig Night this summer. Read the story here.

A Packet investigation has found that ten children have been the victim of abuse or neglect in the last three years while placed in the care of those supposed to look after them. Read the story here

Porthleven has had a big cash windfall, with £100,000 to spend on revitalising the port. Read more here

Mylor is in the news after a plan to build new homes on a market garden were given the green light. Read the article here.

It was hooray for O’Shea on Saturday when the world number four darts player took on the best of Helston’s throwers. Read how a legend took on the best Helston had to offer

Work, live or visit Truro, then this story will impact on you. How work on Truro's sewer system has been pushed back and will be carried out in stages until March 2015 following a meeting with concerned businesses. Read more here

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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