Boogie woogie blues bites at Porthleven festival

Falmouth Packet: Ben Waters

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Those attending the 2014 Porthleven Food and Music Festival will have the good fortune to eat to the beat of the legendary boogie-woogie blues pianist Ben Waters.

Three decades of unwavering support for Helston honoured

Falmouth Packet: Three decades of unwavering support for Helston honoured

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Two men who have served Helston unwaveringly over the last three decades have been thanked with town plaques.

Helpers needed for big Flora Day clean-up

Falmouth Packet: Help needed for Helston churchyard clean tomorrow

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Aisla is Helston's young citizen of the year

Falmouth Packet: Aisla is Helston's young citizen of the year

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A teenager who spends her free time helping young girl guides has been named this year’s Young Citizen of the Year in Helston.

Rotary club members paint the town white in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Rotary club members paint the town white in Helston

7:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

With just three weeks to go until Flora Day the time has come to start making Helston look its best for its big day.

Celebrity pressure on Cornwall Council to complete Coverack repairs

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Where local pleas for help have failed, there are hopes that some celebrity pressure may help get the Coverack sea wall repaired.

Helston councillors concerned about 'excessive' noise

1:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The licensing consultative group of Helston has recommended the refusal of an application to play live or recorded music until 1.30am at Merchants, 15 Coinagehall Street.

Tireless Helston town band stalwart honoured

Falmouth Packet: Tireless Helston town band stalwart honoured

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Despite never having played an instrument Lionel Endean has become an indispensable member of Helston Town Band as secretary.

New look Coverack Post Office to open longer

Falmouth Packet: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Coverack is to get a new look open-plan Post Office, with increased opening hours and more services, from late May.

Lizard lad loses locks for local Lifeboat

Falmouth Packet: Lizard lad loses locks for local Lifeboat

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A local celebrity on The Lizard, known for his characteristic hair, has taken on a new look after having all seven of his dreadlocks chopped off.

Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

Falmouth Packet: Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Two little girls visiting their grandparents in Coverack were left “devastated” after their chocolate Easter eggs were destroyed during a security check at Bristol Airport.

Help tidy Helston this weekend

Falmouth Packet: Litter pick in on Saturday

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

1:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

A gas leak has forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre this lunchtime.

Goldsithney man fined after stealing canoe

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Darren Mark Taskis, of Manor Farm Close in Goldsithney, was fined £265 by Truro magistrates after pleading guilty to stealing an Old Town Discovery canoe worth £550.

Porthleven prepares for second annual Easter duck race

Falmouth Packet: Pporthleven prepare for second annual Easter duck race

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Children in Porthleven had a “quacking” time at the weekend when they prepared for this Saturday's Easter duck race.

Man banned from Helston over Samurai sword

Falmouth Packet: Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Magistrates have banned a man from entering Helston over charges of possessing a deadly weapon, namely a samurai sword.

'Snot' your usual school trip for Mullion pupils

Falmouth Packet: 'Snot' your usual school trip

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Making nasal mucus was amongst the more grizzly tasks to delight students of Mullion School when they visited a medicine and healthcare exhibition.

Coverack road to finally reopen in May

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Cornwall Council has said it expects the road at Coverack to be reopened to traffic on May 19, one month later than originally hoped.

'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

Falmouth Packet: 'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A quiet residential road of Helston became a scene “from Miami Vice” on Sunday evening when police with guns swooped over allegations of a man threatening a neighbour with a Samurai sword.

Helston warden wins environmental award

Falmouth Packet: Helston warden wins environmental award

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Helston’s town warden Craig Bowcutt is the latest in a long line of local people to be recognised by Lizard Peninsula Friends of the Earth’s John Mackay Award.

'Amazing' response to Helston festival

Falmouth Packet: 'Amazing' response to festival

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A former DJ who suffered a heart attack while walking along the Lizard cliffs held a music event on Saturday to raise awareness for unexpected heart attacks in seemingly perfectly healthy people.

Ban for second-time drink driver in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

12:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A motorist was caught as a second-time drink driver after staff at a Helston supermarket called the police and said they suspected her.

Happy day for port as boats return to harbour: FULL STORY

Falmouth Packet: Happy day for port as boats return to harbour: FULL STORY

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Porthleven began returning to normal this week after its harbour master started refilling the empty harbour with boats.

Cheaper parking in Helston to continue

Falmouth Packet: Helston's Wendron Street, where extended parking bays have been described as a death trap.

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Motorists in Helston could save money after Cornwall Council extended its trial of reduced price car parking season tickets until the end of April.

All Cornwall’s beaches reach water quality standard

Falmouth Packet: Extra races as fine weather draws Coverack Regatta Day crowds

3:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

All Cornwall’s beaches have reached the top standard for water quality, according to this year’s Good Beach Guide.

St Keverne Methodist services to move to hall

Falmouth Packet: Centuries old church may be forced to close as congregation dwindles

2:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Methodist services in St Keverne will be held in the church hall from now on.

Man 'threatened neighbour' with sword allegation

Falmouth Packet: Man 'threatened neighbour with machete' allegation

9:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Armed police were called to Helston early on Sunday evening after reports of a man threatening a neighbour with a sword.

Coastguard warning as boy injured jumping off Lizard rocks

Falmouth Packet: Lobster pot tangle sparks RNLI call out to yacht

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Coastguards are warning people that jumping of rocks can be dangerous after a teenage boy was taken to hospital with spinal injuries after coasteering on the Lizard.

More rural bus cuts on the way in Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: Have your say on transport in Harpenden

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

While Cornwall Council has "vowed" to retain as many rural bus services as it can, more cuts could be on the way.

Diamond wedding celebrations for Helston couple

Falmouth Packet: Diamond wedding celebrations for Helston couple

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Sparks flew when Jean and Tony Wright met while building London's iconic illuminated Coca Cola sign 60 years ago.

Helston nursery kids get Easter off to a 'Flying Start'

Falmouth Packet: Helston nursery kids get Easter off to a 'Flying Start'

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Flying Start Nursery in Helston has hosted an Easter hunt for all its young members and their families.

Army of Helston helpers needed for Flora Day spring clean

Falmouth Packet: Dancers take to the streets for the first dance of Helston's Flora Day

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

An army of volunteers is needed to help spring clean Helston in time for Flora Day on Thursday, May 8.

Look back in time: Pictures show Coverack ramp is nothing new

Falmouth Packet: Look back in time: Pictures show Coverack ramp is nothing new

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

With councillors hoping that the ramps to Coverack beach might become a permanent fixture, one Packet reader has sent this photo showing such a move would be nothing new.

Helston's Emma Stepto is second GB woman back in 2014 London Marathon

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall AC's Emma Stepto

12:09pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Helston's Emma Stepto has become only the second British woman over the finish line in this year's London Marathon.

Red letter day for Flambards as theme park reopens for season

Falmouth Packet: Red letter day for Flambards as theme park reopens for season

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It was a day that some feared would never happen, but Helston theme park Flambards re-opened on Saturday – four months after it was sold while under administration.

Helston Walk of Witness next Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Helston Walk of Witness next Saturday

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Members of churches in Helston and Wendron will be publicly celebrating their faith this Easter with the annual Walk of Witness.

Helston Phoenix Project raises funds at car wash

Falmouth Packet: Helston Phoenix Project raises funds at car wash

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Youngsters on the Helston Phoenix Project are awash with ideas about how to raise funds – including holding a car wash on Monday.

Funeral held for Helston D-Day veteran

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

The funeral of William Frederick Richards, aged 89 years, took place at Chynhale Methodist Church on Thursday 20th February. The service was conducted by the Rev Beverly Turner.

Helston Methodist Church celebrates 125th birthday

Falmouth Packet: Helston Methodist Church celebrates 125th birthday

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

The Helston Methodist Church is putting on a three day extravaganza to celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 3, 4 and 5.

Penrose new pathways project success celebrated

Falmouth Packet: Penrose new pathways project success celebrated

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A celebration has been held at the Old Cattle Market in Helston to mark the completion of a project helping more people enjoy the Penrose Estate.

Still a chance to try Helston's 'Piskey Pals trail'

Falmouth Packet: Still a chance to try Helston's 'Piskey Pals trail'

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Anyone who has yet to have the opportunity to head down to Helston and take part in the Piskey Pals Trail should not panic.

Hair today, gone tomorrow! Lizard RNLI supporter chops off 32 inch dreadlocks for funds

Falmouth Packet: Hair today, gone tomorrow! Lizard RNLI supporter chops off 32 inch dreadlocks for funds

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Lizard local Perran Pryor is showing the length he is prepared to go for a good cause, having his dreadlocks removed in aid of the Lizard Lifeboat.

Injured man airlifted from Helston Railway site

Falmouth Packet: Injured man airlifted from Helston Railway site

12:46pm Friday 11th April 2014

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering head and back injuries in a fall at the Helston Railway site near Helston.

St Michael's School says fond farewell to secretary after 40 years

Falmouth Packet: St Michael's School says fond farewell to secretary after 40 years

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

She has been the mainstay of St Michael’s Primary School for the last 40 years, but now Olivia Blake has rung the bell on her time there.

Mawnan man fails in bid to turn around scandal hit Co-op group

Falmouth Packet: The Co-op store in Lancaster Road

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Former City minister and Mawnan Smith resident Lord Myners has quit the board of the embattled Co-operative group amid a power struggle over his controversial plans to reform the business.

Culdrose sailors invade Parliament

Falmouth Packet: Culdrose sailors invade Parliament

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

MP Andrew George welcomed over forty naval ratings and officers from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose to Parliament last week.

Three sites for hundreds of new homes in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Three sites for hundreds of new homes in Helston

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A group looking at where homes should be built in Helston in the future has identified its preferred site – and it’s not the one currently being consulted on.

Boats return to Porthleven harbour: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Boats return to Porthleven harbour: PICTURES

4:01pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The process of returning the boats into Porthleven Harbour began this morning.

Helston nursery youngsters enjoy a 'green day'

Falmouth Packet: Helston nursery youngsters enjoy a 'green day'

2:28pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Children at Puffins Day Nursery in Helston jumped at the chance to dress up last week when they were invited to take part in a green day.

Trial date for Breage man accused of stealing 18 bags of coal

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A man has elected for jury trial after pleaded not guilty to stealing coal worth £144.



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