Multi-million pound project to improve Helston area's drinking water

Falmouth Packet: File photo dated 12/08/08 of a dripping tap as hard-pressed households could be given help to cope with water bills, Downing Street has indicated in the latest political row about the rising cost of living. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday Nove

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A multi-million project will deliver better drinking water to people in Helston from this week.

Leedstown show a 'great success'

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Judges tasted and tested more than 900 entries before picking winners at the annual Leedstown village show.

Helston Hospital among first to get quality of care award

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Helston hospital is among ten in Cornwall to become the first in the UK to receive a major national award recognising the quality of care they are providing their patients as they approach the end of their lives.

Wildlife watching spot at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 since opening

Falmouth Packet:

12:45pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Since it opened this spring, the National Trust Wildlife Watchpoint at Lizard Point has welcomed over 11,000 visitors thanks to a dedicated band of more than 20 volunteers.

Rickleven or Portstein? Rumours celebrity chef to open restuarant in Porthleven POLL

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Porthleven could become Portstein (or Rickleven) according to social media, with rumours that a celebrity chef has his sights on a harbour side premises.

Work to start on new playground for Porthleven Primary School

Falmouth Packet: Extension opens at Porthleven Primary School

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Work on a new playground for Porthleven Primary School will soon begin, and the school is asking for help from parents to create a new amphitheatre and stage area from railway sleepers.

Online fundraising campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Foo Fighters by Alex de Mora

2:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

An online fundraising campaign to bring the Foo Fighters to Cornwall has already raised over £68,000.

Business hots up for Helston based biomass boilers firm

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONE of Cornwall’s leading installers of biomass boilers says it has increased its turnover from £150,000 to £1.2 million and trebled its staff numbers in the last 12 months.

Auction fundraiser for Porthleven lights

Falmouth Packet: Good turnout for Porthleven lights switch-on: PICTURES

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Porthleven Lights Committee is hosting its Harvest Festival auction on Thursday, October 16 at the Atlantic Inn in Porthleven.

Council cuts consultation comes to Helston

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The impact of proposed budgets cuts at Cornwall Council could have on Helston and the surrounding area will be discussed at a public meeting next month.

Workmen say 'pants' to new 'Ann Summers' store in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

2:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

It seems that workmen refitting the closed Julian Graves have their own idea which business could be moving in.

Moped rider in Helston was twice drink driving limit

Falmouth Packet: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A moped rider spotted by police after the bike was driven in a 'poorly balanced way' has been banned from the road.

Steps taken to stop booze blight near Helston Football Club

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Alcohol issues have been highlighted in a residential area next to Helston Football Club.

Coffee morning raises over £700 for village health centre

Falmouth Packet:

2:30pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A coffee morning in St Keverne has helped support the work of the village health centre.

Scholarship for Helston sports therapy student

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A student from Helston has qualified for a scholarship to study sports therapy at the University of Worcester, in recognition of her excellent grades.

New St Keverne mixed choir starts with a song

Falmouth Packet: Sheet music

10:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

The inaugural meeting of a new mixed choir at St Keverne attracted 30 people who ran through two pieces, leading to many of them indicating they will be returning for future rehearsals.

No plea entered at former ShelterBox chief executive's fraud hearing

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

The founder of international aid charity ShelterBox appeared at the Old Bailey in London on Monday accused of fraud.

18-year-old injured in Helston crash 'out of danger'

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

An 18-year-old woman is no longer in a life threatening condition after being involved in a collision in Helston last Thursday afternoon.

Helston's mayor hold dance for charity funds

Falmouth Packet: Walk and talk with the new mayor of Helston this Sunday

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The latest Mayor’s Dance in Helston raised £250 for two charities in the town.

Councils across Cornwall support call to change bank holiday parking rules

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

An appeal started in Helston to change Bank Holiday on-street parking restrictions has so far received the backing of 25 other councils in Cornwall.

Landewednack youngsters swap uniform for jeans in aid of charity

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Children and staff from Landewednack School and the adjoining Little Lizards Children's Centre at The Lizard swapped the usual grey skirt and trousers for denim jeans on Friday.

Wendron stonemason offers help after theft of war hero's memorial

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A stonemason from Wendron has offered to replace a Falmouth war hero’s memorial stone after hearing of his family’s plight.

Car in 'precarious' position after Gweek crash

Falmouth Packet:

3:11pm Friday 26th September 2014

A car was left in a precarious position after a crash at Gweek this afternoon.

Helston Football Club hosts cancer charity fun day tomorrow

Falmouth Packet: Sale street collection raises £350 for Cancer Research UK

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Helston Football Club will be holding a charity fun day this Saturday, September 27, in aid of Cancer Research.

Councillor calls number of late night Helston taxis 'an absolute joke'

Falmouth Packet: METER ISSUES: Two taxi drivers have faced magistrates for driving without their meters switched on.

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

Trying to drive through a Helston town centre street late at night has been described as “an absolute joke” due to the number of taxis.

£14,000 boost for Porthleven playground scheme

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

A scheme to transform sports and community facilities in Porthleven has been given a boost with a grant for £14,000.

Culdrose based sailor admits drink driving charge

Falmouth Packet: 1 in 6 tested drivers over the limit in district

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A Royal Navy rating from RNAS Culdrose registered nearly twice the limit for alcohol in breath when he was tested by police.

Helston police to target speeding drivers

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Speeding in Helston town centre and the surrounding areas is being targeted by police.

Helston town council hands out grants for music, sport and art

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Music, the arts and sport in Helston have all benefitted from town council grants this week – but the town’s gymnastics centre has missed out.

Primary schools offer to give away old modular classrooms

Falmouth Packet: The demolition of part of the runway at the former RAF Broadwell base near Carterton.   Pictures: Mark Hemsworth

3:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

St Keverne and Grade-Ruan primary schools are offering to give away their old modular classroom buildings after securing funding to replace them.

Penrose Road Community Centre sale cash cut by £100,000 after legal advice

Falmouth Packet: The Passmore Edwards Institute before it was sold

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Community groups and charities in Helston will now only have the chance to bid for a share of £53,000, rather than the full £159,000 from the sale of the Penrose Community Centre.

Homes plan for popular Porthleven pub as owners test the water

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A well known Porthleven pub could be turned over to developers if planning permission is sought following pre-application advice.

Should voting age be cut to 16? Helston's MP thinks so

Falmouth Packet: BREAKING: Tories retain control of Hillingdon despite losing five seats to Labour

3:12pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Following the Scottish independence referendum which saw a record voter turnout, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has renewed calls for the national voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16.

Sea Fury that crash landed at Culdrose air day leaves Cornwall for repair

Falmouth Packet:

12:38pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

The historic Royal Navy Sea Fury that suffered engine failure and crash landed during a display manoeuvre at RNAS Culdrose Air Day has left the base for repair.

Casualty cut free from car after serious crash near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

10:47am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A casualty had to be cut free from the mangled aftermath of a crash yesterday afternoon near Helston.

Will parking meters spring up in Helston town centre?

Falmouth Packet: Thieves are targeting parking meters

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A Helston councillor has spoken out to reassure townsfolk they will “not wake up to hundreds of parking meters.”

Man accused of sheep worrying at Porthleven fails to turn up at court

Falmouth Packet: MERCY PLEA: Paul Williams' pet killed ten sheep and badly injured another eight last December.

5:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A man who was due to appear in court to face allegations of sheep worrying in Porthleven failed to turn up.

Cannabis, burglaries and fraud in Porthleven crime round-up

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Fifteen crimes were dealt with by police in Porthleven over July and August. They included two thefts from motor vehicles, and the taking of a vehicle without consent.

Craft and flower festival at Nancegollan

Falmouth Packet: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Nancegollan Village Hall will host a flower and craft festival on Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 September, from 10.30am to 4pm.

Porthleven service honours 'Dambusters' hero Guy Gibson

Falmouth Packet:

4:36pm Monday 22nd September 2014

The death of Second World War hero and Dambusters leader Guy Gibson has been remembered with a ceremony in his mother’s hometown of Porthleven.

Culdroses' HMS Seahawk band on the hunt for musical volunteers

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A call has gone out to |musicians of all ages and standards to join one of the most prestigious volunteer bands in West Cornwall.

Defibrillators bought for Porthleven in memory of Mike

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

12:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Two defibrillators have been bought for Porthleven and a third should soon be on its way thanks to a successful fundraising effort in memory of one of the port’s residents.

Motorbike burns after crash near Leedstown

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

Firefighters were called to Leedstown on Saturday after a report of a motorbike on fire after a crash.

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.



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