'Fresh start' as chair of Helston College governors stands down

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

After 11 years at the helm of Helston Community College’s governing body, chairman Graham Vallender has handed over to someone new.

Tongue in cheek 'Lizard Point Spaceport' plan is pie in the sky

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Space is famously referred to as “the final frontier” – so surely it makes perfect sense to locate the UK’s first gateway to the stars at its very own “frontier”, the most southerly point?

Kayak thefts among six crimes in Porthleven last month

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The thefts of two kayaks were among the six crimes reported in Porthleven during September.

Fire crews called after car fire spreads to electricity pole

Falmouth Packet:

9:24am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called when a blaze in a car in Wendron spread to a nearby electricity pole.

Builder who drank ten pints didn't remember groping woman

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A woman customer in a bar was left shocked after a man she did not know put his hand inside her clothing and bra and groped her breast.

High 'grade' skills at annual autumn show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

GRADE Ruan Horticultural Society’s annual autumn show took place last Saturday.

Who owns disputed painting of war hero, Helston or Porthleven?

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

It might not be the Mona Lisa but there is one portrait that is proving just as covetable for both Helston and Porthleven.

Pupils and parents don dancing shoes for 'Strictly Come Dancing' fundraiser at Porthleven School

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Pupils and family members at Porthleven Primary School put on their dancing shoes for a Strictly Come Dancing styled fundraising event last Thursday.

Porthleven's mayor hold first civic service and parade: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Porthleven’s mayor has held his first civic service since being sworn into office in May.

Helston nursery kids receive 'flying' visit from Coastguard

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Helston nursery has received a “flying” visit from a member of the fourth emergency service.

Designers hired to help transform Helston are unveiled

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A team of designers who will be behind the transformation of Helston town centre has been unveiled.

Porthleven pushes for new youth worker

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven high seas

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Porthleven is pushing forward with plans to get its own youth worker.

Helston hairdresser holds 'Pink Day' for cancer funds after double mastectomy

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Despite trips in and out of hospital throughout her life, Helston hairdresser Becky Cross insists she has a lot to be thankful for and now wants to give something back.

Road danger as hedges poorly cut or left to grow out of control

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Farmers are being urged to work together for the good of St Keverne parish and improve the state of the roads.

Second 'Hellys Craft Fair in Helston this Saturday

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Lovers of arts and crafts, or those looking for a Christmas present with a personal touch, should head to the second Hellys Craft Fair in Helston this Saturday.

Helston foodbank is 'there to help'

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A reminder has gone out to people who may be struggling to feed their families in the Helston and Lizard area.

Man trashed Porthleven flat then hid in bush

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Shutting herself away in the kitchen to avoid further argument with her boyfriend, a woman came out after five minutes to find he had trashed her Porthleven flat and then left.

Yet more delays for Helston bus shelters

Falmouth Packet:

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

One could be forgiven for thinking Helston town centre was not meant to have bus shelters. A week after holes appeared in the pavements of Coinagehall Street, ready for the shelters to be sunk in - roughly a decade after the idea was first raised - there is no sign of the structures.

Helston firefighters raise funds with supermarket car wash

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Shoppers at Helston’s Tesco store were able to splash out on a car wash as part of their visit recently.

Porthleven 'buzzing with enthusiasm' over new defibrillator arrival

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Porthleven is “buzzing with enthusiasm” following the arrival of life saving equipment in memory of a former teacher.

Get ready for 'Los Flambardos' as Masked Ball returns

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

What do you get if you take one of the region’s best-loved theme parks, add hordes of costumed revellers ready to rave from dusk ’til dawn, and mix in dozens of the dance scene’s brightest names? Yes one of the biggest and craziest Halloween parties in the country, The Masked Ball, is back.

First glimpse of new Helston JD Wetherspoon pub

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A first glimpse has been given into what the new JD Wetherspoon pub in Helston could look like.

Volunteers resurrect Helston mother's house following blaze

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Two months after her house was devastated by fire a Helston mother is finally seeing her home rise from the ashes.

Country roads are deadlier than you THINK!

Falmouth Packet: Pictures from the Brighton Argus Flickr group

1:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THINK! is launching a new campaign to warn drivers of the dangers of country roads. Sixty per cent of people killed on Britain’s roads die on rural roads, and new research shows many more drivers are needlessly putting themselves at risk of an accident.

Nominations open for 'outstanding contribution' to Mullion award

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1:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Nominations are now open for individuals or groups who have made an “outstanding contribution” to life in Mullion.

Muffled bells tribute in memory of First World War dead

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An ongoing tribute is to be paid to Mawgan’s war dead in the First World War.

Firefighters called to two car crash near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

10:52am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Firefighters were called to Trannack near Helston this morning after reports of a crash.

Culdrose crews onboard RFA Argus for Ebola mercy mission

Falmouth Packet:

10:37am Wednesday 15th October 2014

CULDROSE personnel on board the RFA Argus are heading on a mercy mission to Sierra Leone taking essential medical supplies to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.

Open event to highlight Porthleven neighbourhood plan

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven pub fundraiser for storm hit fishermen this evening

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

People in Porthleven will be able to find out more about setting up a neighbourhood plan for the future at an open afternoon later this month.

Priced out? House price average in South West stands at £250,000 as region rockets to all-time high

Falmouth Packet:

10:35am Tuesday 14th October 2014

House prices in the SW reached a new all-time high of £250,000 on average in August after surging by 9.3% year-on-year, according to official figures.

Princes Trust group to unveil new Parc Eglos School woodland

Falmouth Packet: 'Course gave us inspiration'

9:37am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A group of unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25 years old will be presenting the fruits of their labour at Parc Eglos School on Friday after choosing, planning and completing a community project.

Vocal masterclass for 'CuldRoses' military wives choir

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Culdrose Military Wives Choir in Helston has had a workshop led by one of the UK’s leading voice coaches.

Cow car charity trek gets mooo-ving from Culdrose

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Two Culdrose based adventurers have got “moo-ving” on a challenge that will see them travel Europe dressed as cows – and in a car to match.

Auditions open for Gweek Pantoloons new pantomime

Falmouth Packet: Pantoloons head off on a Cruise

2:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Gweek Pantoloons will be holding auditions for next March’s pantomime, The Emperor's New Clothes.

Look back in time: Remembering the Falmouth oil rush that never was

Falmouth Packet: Pictures: Falmouth waterfront in years gone by

1:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Remember how Cornwall was transformed with the great offshore oil rush and Falmouth turned into a “mini-Aberdeen” at the heart of it all?

600 entries as young skills impress at Cury Village Hall Show: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

With more than 600 entries Cury Village Hall Show has been judged a “great success”.

Doggy 'ball' marks return of pet pooches to beaches

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 13th October 2014

A special 'Doggy Beach Ball' (of the party variety), was organised at Porthleven last Thursday to celebrate pet pooches being allowed back on the sands for winter.

Two call outs for Helston firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

9:23am Monday 13th October 2014

Firefighters were called to Bulwark road, Helston, on Friday after a report of wood chippings and logs on fire.

Minute's silence to remember treasured Coverack resident

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A minute’s silence was held at the recent meeting of St Keverne Parish Council to remember |a treasured member of the Coverack community who died suddenly.

Mullion School head boy and girl named

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Mullion School has revealed the names of the four students who will head the school over the coming academic year.

Grant to help fund Christmas lunches for elderly

Falmouth Packet: Christmas at the Castle

10:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Elderly residents of Coverack will be able to enjoy Christmas lunch this year thanks to a grant from the parish council.

St Keverne canon in 'sorry state' refurbishment offer

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

One community-minded volunteer has offered to refurbish the cannon in St Keverne square, after noticing its “sorry state.”

One last walk for Porthleven woman with rheumatoid arthritis

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Walking the Cornish coastal paths was something that Christine Hosey from Porthleven always took for granted. She had used them as a training ground for a number of serious charity treks in the past, including 100 miles across rough terrain in Tanzania, and never realised how lucky she was.

Seal sanctuary staff care for first rescued seal pup of the season

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

With the seal mating season in full swing it was only a matter of time before The Cornish Seal Sanctuary had some rescued grey seal pups to care for. On Saturday, September 27, the first pup of the season was picked up by British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Cookery craft and horticulture at Grade Ruan Autumn Show today

Falmouth Packet: TV star guest of honour at Grade Ruan Autumn Show

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

An array of cookery, crafts, flowers and horticulture will be vying to be the best at Grade Ruan Horticultural Society Autumn Show this Saturday (October 11).

Entire hill near Helston put up for sale

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

It is not every day you find an entire hill up for sale – but that is exactly what is happening to one of the Helston’s area’s most prominent landmarks.

Revellers raise a glass at Cadgwith Cove Inn beer festival

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

This year’s beer and cider festival at The Cadgwith Cove Inn has again been hailed as a great success.

Concern over 'plethora of poles' in village for fibre optic roll out

Falmouth Packet: Superfast broadband on the way to east Cleveland

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

Concerns have been raised that Coverack could end up with a “plethora of poles” in order to get the latest technology.

Free weekend for military families at Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Falmouth Packet: HELP NEEDED: One of the orphaned seal;s in need of help.

12:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

 

Helston Rifle Club celebrates 75 years on target: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Helston & District Rifle Club held a celebration on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of its formation and 25 years at its current base, Station Range.



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