Two wheeled tourism firm sets up Helston motorcycle tours

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A new two-wheeled initiative has rolled into town in order to promote tourism in Helston.

Cornwall Council bids for millions to rebuild Helston College

Falmouth Packet: Fury as council admits there is no cash for Helston College development

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cornwall Council has applied for funding from the government’s 'Priority Schools Building Programme' to rebuild or refurbish six schools in Cornwall, including dilapidated Helston College buildings.

Constantine Country Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sunny weather graced this year’s Constantine Country Show, when it took place at the weekend.

Lady lurking in Porthallow pub toilet as new mural unveiled

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A new lady is lurking in the toilets of Porthallow’s pub the Five Pilchards – and she’s getting eyed up on a regular basis.

Reunion planned for former Helston 'Green School' pupils

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The hunt is on for former pupils of Helston’s Green School in Penrose Road to attend an informal get together next Wednesday.

High standards at Mullion's 73rd horticultural show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

3:26pm Monday 21st July 2014

Mullion’s 73rd annual horticultural show has been declared “an outstanding success” with more than 720 entries.

Huge Helston homes plan could be submitted this summer

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An application to build 340 homes in the north of Helston could be submitted as early as the end of this summer.

Advertising board plan at Porthleven Bowling Club supported

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Support has been given to Porthleven Bowling Club’s bid to add advertising boards around its ground, to raise extra funds.

Breage School uniform recycling event

Falmouth Packet: The ‘Recycle+’ system is part of the Council’s work to increase recycling rates in the borough, to help hit the Welsh Government’s strict statutory targets for recycling and composting.

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The Parents and Friends of Breage School are having a uniform recycling event on Monday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 22, in the school hall and gazebo.

Time to get growing: Craft and horticultural show to return this August

Falmouth Packet: Best of the bunch: Leeks

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

IT’S time to start preparing entries for this year’s St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show, which is taking place in August.

Helston Hospital fete raises funds: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Helston Community Hospital saw almost a 50 per cent rise in fundraising from its annual summer fete this year.

Clean up of Porthleven WWI graves

Falmouth Packet: Troops in the muddy trenches of Passchendaele

2:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Graves of Porthleven’s fallen in World War One are to be cleaned as part of anniversary commemorations in the port.

Three generations of Helston College headteachers at farewell concert for Pat McGovern

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Three headteachers of Helston Community College joined last week for a concert to mark the departure of current head Dr Pat McGovern.

Love still growing as former Helston smallholders celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

They may be former smallholders but their love has continued to grow for a Helston couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday.

Rescue after 100-year-old wooden Baltic Trading vessel loses mast off Lizard Point

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Lizard’s Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Rose launched on Thursday morning after the 100-year-old wooden Baltic Trading vessel Ruth lost its main mast three miles southwest of Lizard Point with with four people on board. 

Sunshine for village fete at Godolphin: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A traditional village fete was enjoyed in Godolphin on a brilliantly sunny day.

Man threatened deli staff saying, 'I eat little boys like you for breakfast'

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A man who caused problems in a deli shop at Praze an Beeble threatened the owner and staff: “I eat little boys like you for breakfast.”

Mike steps down as headteacher at Mullion School after 12 years

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

After 12 years in charge Mike Sandford is stepping down as headteacher of Mullion School this week.

Car ends up in hedge near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Firefighters were called out to Carnebone off the A394 main road between Helston and Falmouth yesterday afternoon after a report of a car in a hedge.

Man found with 27 grams of cannabis fined £365

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A Porkellis man who admitted being in possession of 27.9g of cannabis has been fined by magistrates in Truro.

Port councillor stands down for personal reasons

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven high seas

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Julia Schofield has stepped down from Porthleven Town Council with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.

Crews called to 40 tonnes of hay on fire near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

10:36am Friday 18th July 2014

Firefighters were caleld out to a barn at Tretharrup near St Martin after a report of 40 tonnes of hay on fire.

Porthleven man not guilty of assault and criminal damage

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Jake Shakespeare, of St Peter’s Way, Porthleven, has been found not guilty at Truro’s magistrates’ court to charges of assault and criminal damage.

Shabby Helston fingerposts get a summer spruce up

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A whole new meaning was brought to the activity of ‘finger painting’ on Sunday as Helston’s finger signposts were given a makeover.

Folk Day returns to Cadgwith this Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Teenager died trying to protect brother on Cadgwith cliffs

3:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

This Saturday sees the return of the annual Folk Day at Cadgwith on the Lizard.

New play area unveiled at Mullion Nursery

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Mullion Nursery saw the unveiling of their new facilities on Saturday.

Port church almost 'cut off from humanity' by overgrowth

Falmouth Packet: The grass outside Mrs Lewis' house

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Porthleven’s parish church is “almost cut off from humanity” according to one of the port’s councillors.

Family's fury as patient left lying in own waste, inquest hears

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

The family of a St Keverne man left to lie in his own waste by hospital staff have spoken of their disappointment over the care he received in the days leading up to his death.

Helston mum loses four stone to take part in skydive

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A Helston mother is preparing for the biggest challenge of her life this Saturday – a skydive in memory of her sister, who died from leukaemia on the eve of her sixth birthday.

Two freed from vehicle after Helston crash

Falmouth Packet:

3:31pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Firefighters were called to Water-ma-Trout in Helston after a crash at lunchtime.

Patch & Acre store to open in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Visit Patch & Acre at the Royal Cornwall Show

3:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Work is underway in Helston to create a fourth Patch & Acre Country Store, with the unveiling planned for the end of July.

22 arrests in Devon and Cornwall as 660 suspected paedophiles targeted in national crackdown

Falmouth Packet:

1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A major sex crime crackdown has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles across Britain.

Port fund set up after man died suddenly is close to to buying its first defibrillator

Falmouth Packet: Village has life saving equipment thanks to pub's summer ball

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A fund set up in memory of a Porthleven man who collapsed and died suddenly is close to buying its first defibrillator for the port.

Retiring head of Helston College looks back at time in charge: INTERVIEW

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The headteacher of Helston Community College has looked back on his time in charge as he prepares to leave the school after 11 years.

Celebrity spotting at Lizard pub as Desperate Housewives star pops in

Falmouth Packet:

4:40pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Staff and guests at the the Cadgwith Cove Inn were treated to a bit of celebrity spotting as star of TV show Desperate Housewives popped into the pub.

Firefighters called to domestic flooding in Helston

Falmouth Packet: 80 firefighters tackle huge Homebase blaze

9:11am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Firefighters from Helston were called to a property at Roselidden Parc on Monday after a report of a domestic water leak.

39th St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show

Falmouth Packet: St Martin Show a 'resounding' success

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The 39th St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show will be held at Trewince Farm on Saturday, July 23, from 2.30pm.

Mullion society's sunny garden safari success

Falmouth Packet: Summer Sunday Cream Teas

2:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Mullion Horticultural Society's annual Garden Safari took place on a gloriously sunny afternoon, with five gardens open to the public.

Family fun day for new Helston store opening

Falmouth Packet: Visit Patch & Acre at the Royal Cornwall Show

1:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Cornwall Farmers’ new Patch & Acre store in Helston will be unveiled on Saturday, July 26, with a family fun day.

Helston sailor's role in HMS Elizabeth largest ever Royal Navy ship naming

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

A Helston naval officer was part of an historic naming ceremony last week for the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy.

No plea entered over Porthleven burglary charges

Falmouth Packet: Redruth man in court accused of attempted murder of 16-year-old

9:48am Monday 14th July 2014

Alan Howard Reynolds, aged 54, of Wheal Rose, Porthleven, entered no pleas at Truro Magistrates’ Court to burglary and theft between November and December.

Helston cancer survivors hold fundraising cream tea: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

The importance of breast cancer awareness was highlighted when two survivors held a charity cream tea in Helston on Saturday.

Replacement post box at Meneage Street Spar

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

An extra postal collection has been created in Helston with the introduction of a postbox at Spar.

Helston and Lizard schools band together for first summer fete: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Schools in the Southerly Point Co-operative Education Trust held their first ever summer fete on Saturday.

Mawgan Lunch Club makes a return with new cook

Falmouth Packet: Time for lunch?

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Mawgan Luncheon Club has returned after months of closure with a new cook, Sue Stone, and her team of volunteers.

Gweek farming brothers fined for TB fraud and tag removal

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Two farming brothers from Gweek have been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,000 for offences relating to TB fraud and breaching cattle identification regulations designed to prevent the spread of disease.

Surfing on dry land and caterpillar races at Porthleven School sports day: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Traditional races were teamed with more unusual sports activities last week when Porthleven School held its annual sports day.

Lizard Christian Fellowship afternoon of games and illusions on Sunday

Falmouth Packet: Enjoy a host of treats at the Blooming Great Tea Party.

11:40am Saturday 12th July 2014

The Lizard Christian Fellowship will hold an afternoon of games, illusions, refreshments and music at Mawgan Recreation Ground on Sunday July 13.

Power of the pound raises £1,000 for Porthleven Primary

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Saturday 12th July 2014

The power of the pound was proven on Monday when youngsters at Porthleven School were presented with a cheque for £1,000.

Culdrose search and rescue serviceman killed himself hours after police launched investigation

Falmouth Packet: RNAS Culdrose is busiest search and rescue base

6:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

A decorated search and rescue serviceman from RNAS Culdrose killed himself just hours after being told he would be investigated by police.



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