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.

Bigger bins needed for piles of poo on popular beach

Falmouth Packet: DOG POO-TROL: Seacombe promenade is becoming blighted

12:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

There has been a call for bigger bins on a popular Lizard Peninsula beach to cope with the amount of dog mess.

Old Bailey date set for ex CEO of ShelterBox over fraud and theft allegations

Falmouth Packet:

11:42am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The founder of Helston-based aid charity ShelterBox is to appear at the Old Bailey in London to face charges of defrauding the organisation and attempted theft.

Brenda's shop to close in Coverack after 80 years at heart of village

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A village shop at the heart of the community of Coverack is to close after more than eight decades.

Very large motorhome destroyed in Goldsithney blaze

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

4:36pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Helston firefighters were called out to Halamanning near Goldsithney after a report of a fire in a large motorhome.

Mount campaign for Cornwall devolution whatever Scottish referendum result is, says MP

Falmouth Packet: Penzance readies for St Piran Day festival

3:11pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called on the Cornish community to prepare itself to mount a campaign for devolution, whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum.

Cash 'shortfall' of £425,000 to provide free school meals for infant pupils in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George says it has emerged that Cornwall Council is facing a shortfall of more than £425,000 to provide free school meals for infant pupils.

BBQ warning as firefighters called out to Loe Bar

Falmouth Packet:

1:30pm Monday 8th September 2014

Firefighters are reminding the public to put out portable barbeques properly after they were called out to Loe Bar.

‘Fake or fortune? Antique valuation day returns to Helston Museum

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 8th September 2014

 An antiques valuation day is set to return to Helston Museum, giving attic rummagers the chance to find out whether items are fake or worth a fortune.

Helston crew called to Porthleven grass fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:20am Monday 8th September 2014

Helston firefighters were called to the main road through Porthleven on Sunday after a report of a large fire.

Brewers bid to be best at Porthleven festival: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Amateur brewers in Porthleven have pitted their skills against each other in an annual competition.

Torch procession lights up Porthleven: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Sunday 7th September 2014

The glowing torches were matched only by the smiles that lit up the faces of participants in this year’s Porthleven Torchlight Procession.

Help stock Helston's food bank and win a hamper

Falmouth Packet: Helston and the Lizard Food Bank

12:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Helston Farmers’ Market is offering customers the chance to win a hamper full of local goodies and make a donation to a good cause at the same time.

Ready 'teddy' go for Mullion church funds as toys make leap of faith: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Teddies took a leap of faith in Mullion when they plummeted over the edge of the parish church tower.

Apply now for Goonhilly windfarm grants

Falmouth Packet:

4:30pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Groups are invited to apply for financial support from the Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund .

Sun shines for Helston YFC mystery weekend

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Helston and St Keverne YFC was blessed with glorious sunshine for its Mystery Weekend.

Families hold back the tide at Coverack challenge: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Families attempted to hold back the tide at Coverack as the summer holidays drew to a close.

Helston's Flambards to host Halloween Masked Ball

Falmouth Packet:

4:50pm Friday 5th September 2014

After 'eight months of scouring the county', the organisers have of the famous Masked Ball have been granted a license to put on their latest bash at  Flambards.

West Cornwall MP's 'bedroom tax' bill jumps first hurdle

Falmouth Packet:

4:05pm Friday 5th September 2014

A bid to change the 'bedroom tax' by West Cornwall MP Andrew George has won a vote in the House of Commons.

Musical director of St Keverne Silver Band honoured by Gorsedh

Falmouth Packet: City of Oxford Silver Band Open Doors!

1:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

The musical director of St Keverne Silver Band has been honoured by the Council of Gorsedh Kernow at their annual awards.

ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson in court over fraud allegations

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Friday 5th September 2014

The founder of international aid charity ShelterBox has appeared in court accused of defrauding the organisation.

Prizes snapped up at Cadgwith Sharky Cup fishing contest

Falmouth Packet:

7:30am Friday 5th September 2014

A fishing competition with bite has seen winners snap up prizes at Cadgwith Cove.

Marjorie celebrates 100th birthday

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A woman who celebrated her 100th birthday in Coverack yesterday has put her long life down to “never doing anything to excess.”

Holding back the sea at Coverack tide race: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Families attempted to hold back the tide at Coverack as the summer holidays drew to a close.

Tumble drier fire sets garage alight in Helston

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

10:55am Thursday 4th September 2014

A tumble drier caught on fire in Helston yesterday before setting alight the garage it was in.

Helston nursery youngsters enjoy hatter's tea party: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Youngsters at a Helston nursery were given the chance to head inside a popular children’s book when they took part in a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Awarding winning jazz flautist to play concert with Helston School Jazz Orchestra

Falmouth Packet:

1:31pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Nationally acclaimed award winning jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane will be making a rare journey down to the Cornwall next Friday (September 12) to play a prestigious concert with the Helston School Jazz Orchestra at its annual leaver’s concert.

Council looks to slash £196million, but at what cost to Helston area

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

On street parking in Helston could be charged for and car parks sold off under new proposals to save money.

'Ice' way to raise funds as Helston Rotary members get freezing splash

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Hardy members of Helston-Lizard Rotary Club are the latest group to get involved in the current charity craze, the Ice Bucket Challenge.



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