Helston Pisky Trail to return in May

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

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Helston’s first ever Pisky Trail has been hailed as a success, and will return during the May half term.

Helston College rebuild plan sensationally withdrawn as headteacher kept in the dark

Falmouth Packet: Helston College rebuild plan sensationally withdrawn as headteacher kept in the dark

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A school building scheme to secure the future of education in Helston for generations to come has been sensationally withdrawn – without the headteacher’s knowledge.

Families flock to estuary for annual Good Friday trigging: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Families flock to estuary for annual Good Friday trigging: PICTURES

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Blue skies and warm sunshine meant near perfect conditions for the ancient art of trigging this Good Friday.

Ten firefighters tackle Porthleven house fire

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall fire service called to 22 flooding reports in six hours

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Ten firefighters were called to tackle a house fire in Porthleven this morning.

MP tries to speed up Coverack road repairs

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Andrew George MP met representatives from Coverack at his Helston surgery last week to discuss efforts to speed up the restoration of the collapsed road.

Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A gas leak forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre last Friday.

Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

Falmouth Packet: Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Unbeatable competition from supermarkets has been given as the main reason why Helston's only in-town fruit and vegetable shop is to close this Friday, after three years in business.

Man who died following Nancegollan crash named: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 68-year-old man injured in a single-vehicle crash at Nancegollan in early April has died in hospital.

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

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

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd 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.

'Delight' as Helston based Frugi honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Falmouth Packet: 'Delight' as Helston based Frugi honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise.

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Helston based Frugi has become the first childrenswear brand to be honoured with a 2014 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Prizewinning quartet make Porthleven return

Falmouth Packet: Prizewinning quartet make Porthleven return

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

After last year’s sell out performance at Porthleven Food & Music Festival the Hieronymus Quartet is set to return for the 2014 event.

'Messy Church' event for Easter in Helston

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Helston Methodist Church is to hold a “Messy Church” event on the Saturday after Easter.

Two Easter call-outs for Helston firefighters

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Crews from Helston and Mullion were called to a property fire in Clodgey Lane on Saturday.

Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

Falmouth Packet: Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

If a picture speaks a thousand words then the retiring secretary of St Michael’s Primary School in Helston was presented with a speech from the children.

Porthleven council staff ready to hand out dog mess fines

Falmouth Packet: Irresponsible dog owners cont'd

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Porthleven’s town warden Rod Barnes and council clerk Corrie Thompson are just weeks away from being able to issue fixed penalty notices and fines on dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets.

Rubble from demolished Culdrose flats helps farmers

Falmouth Packet: Rubble from demolished Culdrose flats helps farmers

12:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

Farmers and landowners near to RNAS Culdrose are benefiting from recycling after the demolition of an old accommodation block on the base.

Porthleven prepares for sixth food festival

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven prepares for sixth food festival

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

This year’s Porthleven Food and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, April 26 around the picturesque harbour, and will be officially opened at 10am by Festival patron and celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson.

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.

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.



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