Second Helston reunion planned for former 'Green School' pupils

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A second reunion is to take place for former pupils of Helston’s ‘Green School’ – and this time they will be joined by two past teachers.

Half a hectare of gorse burns at Mullion

Falmouth Packet:

8:45am Monday 22nd September 2014

Arson is suspected after half a hectare of gorse was found on fire at Mullion on Sunday.

Cannabis 'bong' found in Porthleven play area

Falmouth Packet: GUIILTY: A Towy Valley man has been granted an 18-month conditional discharge after he admitted growing cannabis at home.

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Drugs paraphernalia has been discovered in a The Moors, a recreational area of Porthleven.

Helston Harvest Fair pet show was the cat's whiskers: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Pets won prizes for their young owners at Helston Harvest Fair.

Mullion primary pupils try out new iPads

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

It used to be that students took in an apple for their teacher – but now it is the children on the receiving end, in the form of Apple iPads.

Helston young farmers reap rewards for Air Ambulance at annual ploughing match: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Young farmers are hoping to reap the rewards of another successful ploughing match held on Saturday.

Crafts and produce on display at Carleen Village Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Saturday saw the 13th Carleen and District Village Show taking place in the village hall.

Two seats available on Porthleven town council

Falmouth Packet: Disaster banner Waves Porthleven.jpg for the homepage

2:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Porthleven Town Council is looking to take on two new members.

Bus grant will help Godolphin primary pupils

12:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A SUCCESSFUL bid to Children in Need from the Godolphin Cross Community Association has raised £2,500 for equipment and activity costs at the village primary school.

Forgotten craft of lace making at Helston Museum today

Falmouth Packet: A Summer Holiday event Old crafts Re-visited - Lace Making and Spinning

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Helston Museum will host a demonstration of a forgotten craft – lace making – today.

18-year-old girl in 'life threatening condition' after Helston collision

Falmouth Packet:

9:10am Friday 19th September 2014

An 18-year-old woman is in a "life threatening condition" after being involved in a collision in Helston yesterday afternoon.

Tears of joy at Helston Children’s Home reunion

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

There were lots of smiles and even a few tears when former residents of Helston Children’s Home reunited to share stories and memories of their time living there.

New Helston College headteacher wants to put school at heart of town

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

The new headteacher of Helston Community College has spoken of her passion for being at the heart of the town.

Big beach clean at Gunwalloe this Saturday

Falmouth Packet: Litter on the Jurassic Coast

12:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

A joint beach clean will take place in Gunwalloe this Saturday as part of a national clean up of the country’s coastline.

Service to honour Porthleven 'Dambuster', Wing Commander Guy Gibson

Falmouth Packet: DAM BUSTER: This picture of Wing Cammander Guy Gibson is on display in Room 617

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A service will take place in Porthleven this Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

Annual Leedstown Show on Saturday

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The annual Leedstown Autumn Village Show is being held this Saturday (September 20).

£40,000 to help Porthleven tackle flooding

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Porthleven is to receive £40,000 to help tackle flooding issues in low level areas.

Mullion School welcomes new headteacher: INTERVIEW

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The new headteacher of Mullion School has an ambition to make sure every child gets the education they deserve.

Porthleven band get grant for music contest

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven Town Band perform in one of the St Peterstide marches

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Porthleven Town Band is to receive a grant from the town council to help them get to a prestigious band contest – but the exact amount depends on their own fundraising.

Fire crews called to out of control bonfire near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

Firefighters from Helston were called out to Tresowes Hill, Ashton yesterday after a report that a large bonfire was burning out of control.

Mullion leg amputee's battle to play organ again

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A one legged organist will play for the first time since his amputation with a fundraising concert this weekend.

Helston based ShelterBox says safety of volunteers 'primary concern' after aid worker beheaded

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The safety of ShelterBox volunteers is the Helston charity’s “greatest priority”, its chief executive has stressed.

New new mixed choir to raise voices in song tonight in St Keverne

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A new mixed choir is launching in St Keverne tonight to fill the gap left by the relocation of its male voice singers.

Retired Helston vet honoured for service to the town

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A retired vet whose idea prompted the transformation of Helston’s whitewashed walls has been honoured for his service to the town.

Plan for £40,000 Porthleven play park gets thumbs up

Falmouth Packet:

11:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A large area of land is to be taken over by Porthleven Town Council, which has plans to open a £40,000 play park on it.

Helston shop window smashing vandal needed hospital treatment

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man who damaged windows and other property in Helston cut himself badly enough to need hospital treatment.

Praa Sands lifeguards race to casualty with broken ankle

Falmouth Packet:

11:37am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lifeguards at Praa Sands had to race to Kenneggy beach on Friday after a call from Coastguards that a man had broken his ankle.

Crowan Parish Church harvest festival

Falmouth Packet: HARVEST HOME: A rare harvest mouse, similar to the one spotted near Durham

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Crowan Parish Church will hold a harvest festival with evensong and pasty supper on Friday, September 19, at 7pm.

How much did our MP's claim in expenses for 2013/14? DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published a summary of all MP's claims for the year 2013/14, with Falmouth and Truro MP Sarah Newton, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice and West Cornwall MP Andrew George together claiming over £486,000.

Help for Heroes conman facing jail

Falmouth Packet:

3:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A conman is facing a prison sentence after admitting he pocketed £300,000 of donations meant for the Help for Heroes charity after sending teams out to gather donations in the SW.

Revamp plan for Helston estate agent

Falmouth Packet: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A Helston estate agency is planning a revamp of its own.

World War One theme for Porkellis Produce and Craft Show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

There was a World War One theme running through Porkellis Village Produce & Craft Show on Saturday.

New play area opens at Culdrose family centre

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Youngsters of all ages have been enjoying summer at a new play park at the Royal Navy Families Community Centre in Helston.

Weekend celebration as St Keverne Male Voice Choir marks 70 years of song

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

St Keverne Male Voice Choir celebrated a landmark anniversary at the weekend — 70 years after singing up a storm to support returning World War II troops.

Helston Harvest Fair craft and produce show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Helston Harvest Fair weekend ended with the horticultural and craft show on Sunday.

Helston plant nursery set to expand

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

As Trevena Cross Nurseries near Helston spreads an annual reminder of autumn’s importance in the planting calendar, the nursery itself is making plans for future planting by installing a brand new tunnel on site.

Helston Harvest Fair pet show draws the crowds: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

This year Helston Harvest Fair pet show took place in the newly opened garden of the Epworth Hall for the first time.

Carnival floats and fabulous fancy dress for Helston Harvest Fair: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Helston Harvest Fair saw strong support this year with a rise in entries in almost every event.

Rotary 'Ball Splash at Coronation Park for air ambulance funds

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Cober Valley Rotary Club has been having a ball over the last few months — selling entries into its charity event this Sunday.

Fantastic fancy dress for Porthleven Raft Race: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

It’s not every day that Roman centurions find themselves in battle against the cast from Grease – while a quartet of bananas watch on. Then again, it’s not every day that Porthleven Raft Race takes place.

Arson suspected as one hectare of gorse burns near Mullion

Falmouth Packet: Firefighters called to tackle raging Newhaven gorse fire

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Firefighters were called to the A3083 at Mullion yesterday evening after a report of a gorse fire.

Diamond day as Helston Hospital league of friends mark 60 years of support: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A fundraising group set up to support Helston Community Hospital has marked its diamond anniversary in style.

Pet pooches on best behaviour for seal sanctuary dog show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:47am Friday 12th September 2014

Pet dogs were on their best behaviour on Sunday as the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek hosted its fourth fun family dog show.

'Ghetto' fears for huge Helston homes plan

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Building 340 homes with only one access road on the edge of Helston could lead to a “ghetto area” cut off from the rest of the town.

Wave watchers engulfed in water at Coverack

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

It looks like a scene straight from last winter’s storms – but in fact this photograph was taken in Coverack yesterday.

Main road through Coverack reopens after sewage leak causes stink

Falmouth Packet:

4:26pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The main road through Coverack has reopened after it was shut for five days due to a sewage leak.

Fundraiser to 'walk the line' from Lizard Point to John O'Groats

Falmouth Packet: Five Lizard primary schools to become a 'multi academy'

10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A charity fundraiser is planning to walk the line, quite literally, from Lizard Point to John O'Groats.

'Despicable' man took intimate pictures of woman in Helston while she slept

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A man condemned as “despicable” by a judge after he admitted taking intimate photographs of a friend while she slept, has been warned he will go to prison if he puts a foot out of line.

Helston man whose heart stopped for eight minutes urges support for Air Ambulance

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Helston man whose heart stopped for eight minutes is urging people to help the charity that saved his life.

Celebrity guest pops up at council meeting

Falmouth Packet: Headliner: David Baddiel

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Nearly every reporter has, at one stage or another, had to sit through parish council meetings, and while the source of many stories, the last thing you expect to see is a famous comedian pop in to ask questions.



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