Weekend 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 this week, and highlight those stories you may have missed.

Falmouth Packet: The cruise ship Discovery in the harbour. Credit: Zizzi Falmouth

The Yanks are coming - no not really - rather peoples from across the globe will soon start to wander the highways and byways of Falmouth and Cornwall as the cruise ship season kicks off with the arrival of the Bermuda-flagged cruise ship Discovery on her "Springtime Gardens and Charms" cruise. Click here for more.

There are certain times and places when the Packet believes so-called rivalries should be set aside due to the magnitude of the occasion – and this is one such instance. We say farewell to 'Mr Helston,' the West Briton reporter Noel Perry who has penned his last report. Click here to read our tribute

Next: Helston town councillor David Swift remains in hospital in the critical care ward. Click here to read

Next is how a home that belonged to Hollywood superstar, Kate Winslet, has had a redesign after it was gutted by fire. Worth a peak to see how the other half live? Click here for more.

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Next, how a Redruth transport company has been fined after the director of a plastering firm was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon. Click here to read.

South West Water has been ordered to pay £65,000 in fines and costs for illegally discharging aluminium chloride into the East Looe River, Cornwall. Click here to read.

Penzance Olympic hero Helen Glover has received her MBE from the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Click here to see the pictures and story.

Next up: The Packet's Pendennis Point of View columnist Mike Truscott looks back at 30 years of service from the St Nazaire Society's South West representative Eric Dawkins - and why both Falmouth and Penryn owe him a debt of gratitude. Click here for more.

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Next, the family of a missing Hayle woman have said they are "desperate to find out where she is". Police officers are continuing to search for Meryl Cameron, missing from her home in Canonstown near Hayle, after he car was found at a notorious suicide hot spot. Click here for more.

A big story if you have a child at one of the schools, as a shake up of primary schools on the Lizard Peninsula is set to see one headteacher take charge of five schools. A “substantial” reduction in government funding means the schools are having to look at different ways to avoid closure. Click here to read more.

And last, but not least, a rare job opportunity! Are you a freelance journalist with a passion for court reporting? The Packet is looking for a fully qualified freelancer to cover Truro Crown Court. Click here for more.

As always, let me know on jonathan.millar@packetseries.co.uk if you have any ideas, stories or want to see more, or less, in your Friday Round-Up.

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7:49am Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

That's a lovely picture at the top, of the cruise ship. I think they are always an interesting sight to see in Falmouth.
That's a lovely picture at the top, of the cruise ship. I think they are always an interesting sight to see in Falmouth. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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