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Weekend Round-Up: What's been making the headlines this week
6:00pm Friday 7th June 2013 in Falmouth/Penryn
It is Friday and the sun is shining, so here at thepacket.co.uk it must be time for our round-up of what's been making the headlines this week.
First up, Tom Henderson, the 'removed' chief executive and founder of ShelterBox - and his son - have been arrested following a raid on his home as part of a charity fraud probe. Click here to read the story that is breaking today.
Next is the death of a man after a car went over a Newquay cliff (above) this morning. Read the full report here
Next is a look back in time at Falmouth under fire during WWII. As the town stands ready to host Armed Forces Day we bring you a spectacular set of pictures (below) from an upcoming exhibition at the fantastic National Maritime Museum. Click here to see all the pictures and read the story
Would you live on Gollywobbler Road? Nautical name suggestions for a new housing estate have left people mystified this week. Click here for more naming nonsense
Next it is a special report from Helen Dale about the shocking rise in food bank users. With people forced to sleep under discarded carpet or live in their cars, it’s little surprise that the Penryn and Falmouth Foodbank has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking its help. Click here to read the report, and see how you can help
Next up it is Pendennis Point of View's Mike Truscott and his look back at the booming trade when the 'Klondykers' invaded Falmouth. Do you have a clue what 'Klondykers' are? Click here to find out.
Next! Vital traffic easing measure or Trojan horse to help facilitate the development of Bickland Water Road? Whichever it is, it will cost £2.2million for the Union Corner roundabout plan. Click here and make your own mind up!
Next, while not millions and billions, a married couple from Penzance are celebrating after scooping £389,921 on The National Lottery – and are already on the hunt for the perfect home to complete their Cornish dream. Read their story here
And that's your lot for now! But as always there is plenty of news, comment, gigs, guides, pictures, videos and more online at thepacket.co.uk. Covering Falmouth, Helston, West Cornwall, Truro, Camborne, Redruth (and to be honest the whole of Cornwall these days.)
Get in touch with me (Jonathan), at firstname.lastname@example.org, @jonnyatsea or call me on 01326 213328.
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