Former Helston Town Band director and wife celebrate diamond anniversary

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A couple who met at a dance in Helston have been stepping out to the same tune for the last 60 years of marriage.

Much loved headteacher retires after 22 years at primary

Falmouth Packet:

8:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The much loved headteacher of Landewednack Primary School bid farewell last Wednesday after 22 years.

Air day traffic plan revealed by RNAS Culdrose

Falmouth Packet: Culdrose Air Day tickets go on sale

7:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced how it plans to ease traffic on the roads around Helston during this year's Air Day.

Councillors could hold 'surgeries' in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

3:10pm Monday 28th July 2014

It has been suggested that Helston’s three Cornwall councillors could begin “surgeries” once a month to meet with the public.

Helston Museum to launch World War One exhibition

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Helston Museum is preparing to open the first in a series of exhibitions looking back at the history of the town in World War One.

Ashton hosts Wimbledon themed summer fete

Falmouth Packet:

2:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The whole community turned out for this year’s Ashton village fete, which was blessed with plenty of sunshine and lots of support.

New youth leaders for Helston and Lizard

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

As the end of the school year closed in, it was time for Helston and Lizard members of the joint school council SKIP (School Kids in Partnership) to elect their members.

Helston bus shelters on order after decade wait

Falmouth Packet: Exclusive first look at new Helston bus shelters: PICTURE

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Good news for bus users in Helston with the announcement that two bus shelters for Coinagehall Street are finally on order.

Chef Nathan Outlaw to open first Fishermen's Mission shop in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Outlaw takes the bait

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Famous seafood chef Nathan Outlaw will be wading in to help launch the UK’s first ever Fishermen’s Mission charity shop in Helston today.

Friday Funny: Casablanca moment for Helston councillor

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

There is a famous quote from the film Casablanca in which Humphrey Bogart tells Ingrid Bergman: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Get your skates on for Helston roller rink

Falmouth Packet:

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

It’s time to get your skates on in Helston following the opening of a roller skating rink that runs until next week.

World War One commemorations begin in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Friday 25th July 2014

Helston has begun its 100th anniversary of the start of World War One commemorations with a civic service.

Consequences promised over 'scourge of town' rubbish in Helston

Falmouth Packet: Fines on the way as rubbish being thrown around Helston with 'gay abandon'

7:10am Friday 25th July 2014

Householders in Helston must realise that their rubbish is their responsibility until it is collected, or face the consequences.

Plea for help over £50k rebuild of St Keverne Parish Hall

Falmouth Packet: 'Sensitive' placing of new mobile mast on Lizard due to 'local feelings'

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

St Keverne Parish Hall needs to find an extra £35,000 so that essential repairs can be carried out.

Ten week parking ban for road nearest Helston parish church

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Parking is to be banned from an area of Helston for ten weeks while the pavements are replaced.

Pregnancy blamed for illegal driving by banned Helston motorist

Falmouth Packet:

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Helston man banned from driving in 2001 until he passed an extended driving test had taken the test again, Truro magistrates heard, but failed.

Colourful carnival fun in Mullion

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bright colours lined the streets of Mullion last Thursday as the children from Mullion Community Primary School paraded their way through the town.

25 calls over Porthleven bungalow fire

Falmouth Packet: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

10:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crews from three fire stations battled a bungalow fire in Porthleven yesterday after receiving 25 repeat phone calls.

'Disgusting' meat fears investigated after Helston street market

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Food safety officers have vowed to investigate claims over the “disgusting” and potentially risky way meat was handled at a Helston street market over the weekend.

Complaints over state of Helston's Coronation Lake

Falmouth Packet: The beauty of Helston's Coronation Lake is marred each year by blooms of thick sludgy algae.

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Complaints have been received over the current state of Helston’s Coronation Lake.

Woman denies Praa Sands knife and assault charges

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 51-year-old woman from Goldsithney has pleaded not guilty to having a knife and assaulting a man at Praa Sands.

Rare Iron Age remains discovered by builders at Porthleven housing development

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An Iron Age hearth and evidence of a Bronze Age settlement have been uncovered in Porthleven by builders working on a new housing development.

Porthleven could get own library

Falmouth Packet: Review into condition of iconic Porthleven Institute

11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Porthleven could soon have its own “mini library”, although the idea is still in an early stage.

Parc Eglos School celebrates best ever results

Falmouth Packet:

8:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Parc Eglos School is celebrating the best results ever from pupils, which it is putting down to new ways of teaching and learning.

Voyeuristic phone pictures put an end to longstanding Helston friendship

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

6:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friendship between a couple which began in Helston as teenagers and continued to be close for some years afterwards hit a downward spiral when the male took intimate photographs of her on his mobile phone while she was asleep.

NHS workers to be balloted over strike action

Falmouth Packet: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

2:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers are to be balloted over strike action in a row over pay it, has been announced.

Cornwall Council bids for millions to rebuild Helston College

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

12:30pm 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.

Tractor and transit van collide near Helston

Falmouth Packet: South Western Ambulance Service says it is striving to improve

9:01am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tractor and transit van collided on the main road between Helston and Redruth yesterday evening.

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.

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.



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