Public urged to support Helston Wetherspoon by owner of closing business

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The owner of the family business set to be taken over by JD Wetherspoon in Helston has urged people to get behind the new venture. 

Baa-d day for sheep which fell down cliffs near Lizard

Falmouth Packet:

11:32am Thursday 21st August 2014

There was a lucky escape for one woolly jumper yesterday evening, when a sheep had to be rescued after tumbling down a cliff on the Lizard Peninsula.

Heartbroken mum warns tourists of 'dangerous' Thailand after son's death

Falmouth Packet: Investigation launched after Helston man found dead in Thailand

10:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

The heartbroken family of a Helston man found hanged in a Thai prison has warned other holidaymakers of what they describe as a “tourist scam in a dangerous country.”

Family thanks community for support after Helston house fire

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

An “overwhelming” number of volunteers and local businesses, plus a team from RNSA Culdrose, have rallied around a Helston family whose home was devastated by fire in Helston on Saturday.

Watch out for the Dog Poo Crew in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

3:18pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A new super group has hit the streets of Helston and they’re on a mission.

Helston ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson charged with fraud

Falmouth Packet:

11:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Helston’s ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson has been charged with several counts of fraud.

Gunwalloe fundraiser's £500 is the icing on the cake

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A charity fundraising event at Gunwalloe on Sunday saw a huge amount of people donating to the League of Friends of Helston Community Hospital with the sale of cream teas.

Vandals drain Helston boating lake

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Visitors to Coronation Park were in for a surprise over the weekend when they visited the Helston beauty spot only to find the lake drained of water.

Record turnout for Mullion Fire Station open evening

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Mullion Fire Station has declared itself “overwhelmed” with the support and success it received for its annual open evening last Thursday.

Port youngsters enjoy beach action day with Culdrose crews

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A great day of fun was had by children of Porthleven School at Praa Sands, including beach safety, crab hunting and surfing Keen to encourage support of service families and their friends, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Porthleven School, and Surf Action got together to create an event to put smiles on the faces of a number of local children.

Porthleven ready for torchlight procession

Falmouth Packet: Porthleven council to pay for torches for this year's Torchlight Procession

11:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Following last year’s revival of Porthleven Torchlight Procession the event is well and truly back on the calendar.

200-year-old Godolphin beech tree reborn as feeding stop for wildlife

Falmouth Packet: One of the bats that has been found to be pregnant in Marbury Park

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A dismantled tree on the Godolphin Estate may look a little unsightly – but it is actually hiding a special secret.

Man dies following St Keverne crash: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

12:52pm Monday 18th August 2014

The main road to St Keverne remains closed this lunchtime following a serious traffic collision.

Man cut free from vehicle at Goonhilly

Falmouth Packet: Goonhilly lights up to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flame

5:01pm Monday 18th August 2014

Fire fighters had to cut free a man who was trapped in a vehicle at Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard peninsula on Sunday.

Annual St Keverne ox roast is a sizzling success: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

ST Keverne Ox Roast went down with a sizzle last Wednesday with around £8,000 raised for St Keverne Band.

Youngsters say farewell as they graduate from Little Lizards

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A special graduation ceremony was held at Landewednack School to say goodbye to the departing youngsters from the adjoining Little Lizards Children's Centre.

Prestigious award for Lizard Stallions

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

The Lizard Stallions Carriage & Stud Co, which operates an historic horse bus in Cornwall, has received a prestigious award from the Transport Trust and a contribution towards the costs of the restoration of the wheels on the bus.

Mullion ready for scarecrow spectacular

Falmouth Packet: Mullion scarecrows on show

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

This year’s Mullion Scarecrow Spectacular takes place from Friday, August 22 until Tuesday, August 26.

Helston farm fundraiser raises £1,000 fr Cornwall Air Ambulance

Falmouth Packet: Thieves steal Christmas charity cash destined for Cornwall Air Ambulance

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

An annual fundraising event in Helston has taken more than £1,000 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Entries ready for 39th annual St Martin Craft and Horticultural show

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Entries are being finalised ahead of the 39th St Martin Craft and Horticultural Show next week.

Appeal for help for Helston family devastated by house fire

Falmouth Packet:

12:55pm Sunday 17th August 2014

An appeal for help has been launched for a family whose house was devastated by fire in Helston yesterday lunchtime.

Annual fundraiser for Helston parish church: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Congregation members from Helston’s parish church have come together for their annual fundraising event.

Songs of Praise service at Coverack harbourside

Falmouth Packet: Legal loophole could see travellers evicted from beauty spot car park after eight years

11:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

A Songs of Praise event will take place on Coverack Harbour later this month.

Neighbours rally around family whose Helston home was at centre of large blaze

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

10:44am Sunday 17th August 2014

The community is rallying around a family whose house was devestated by fire in Helston yesterday.

Mawgan Church summer fair: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Despite a few drops of rain Mawgan Church summer fete went ahead on Saturday as planned.

New 'lifeboat' playground in The Lizard to get underway

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LANDEWEDNACK Parish Council’s bid to replace the children’s playground in The Lizard Recreation Ground has been approved by the council and creation is underway.

Young Josh picked to represent UK

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

A teenage diabetes sufferer has been selected from more than 100 applicants to represent the UK and Ireland in a world cup style tournament for children suffering from the condition.

Wandering seal flown home to Gweek after ending up in Portugal

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A grey seal pup found stranded a thousand miles from home on the beach near Sagres, Portugal has enjoyed a free trip home to Cornwall.

Big breakfast for RNLI funds on the Lizard: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Breakfast was well and truly served courtesy of the Lizard Lifeboat fund raising team thanks to a big chow down for funds

Artist's off grid event on Lizard to help you survive the zombie hoards

Falmouth Packet: Zombies bring terror to Hampshire village: VIDEO

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Scared of zombies? Frightened of meteors? Or is the impending energy crisis playing on your mind? Whatever way you believe life as we know it might come to a juddering halt it’s time to have an ‘Exit Plan’ and artist Paul Chaney might just have the answer.

Thai police demanded money from Helston man shortly before he was found hanged

Falmouth Packet: Investigation launched after Helston man found dead in Thailand

3:35pm Friday 15th August 2014

A Helston man found hanged in a Thai prison had been arrested for possession of a class one drug just a couple of hours earlier.

Crowds enjoy display at Coverack Lifeboat Day and regatta: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Large crowds basked in the sunshine to raise money for the RNLI at the weekend as part of the annual Lifeboat Day fundraiser and regatta in Coverack.

Driver clipped developer whose plans to build homes in village sparked controversy

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

A driver whose car wing mirror clipped the hip of a property developer controversially planning to build homes in a village was nothing to do with the ongoing dispute, Truro magistrates heard.

Porthleven Lifeboat Day cancelled for first time in 40 years

Falmouth Packet:

12:46pm Friday 15th August 2014

Porthleven Lifeboat Day was cancelled for the first time in nearly 40 years on Sunday.

'Tombstoning' warning as teens seen jumping into sea in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet: Youngsters tombstone at Portland Bill

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

IMAGES of a boy “tombstoning” in Porthleven have sparked a warning from the RNLI over the dangers of the sport that is becoming |increasingly popular on Cornish coastlines.

Wetherspoons confirms location in Helston

Falmouth Packet: A pint of beer

2:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014

After weeks of speculation the location of where JD Wetherspoon hopes to open a pub in Helston has been revealed.

Third time drink driver caught after crash outside pub car park claims 'mystery' over how booze was in bloodstream

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

1:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A driver that tested at two and a half times the limit for alcohol in blood after a road accident outside a pub claimed it was a total mystery how the alcohol level had been recorded, as he had not been drinking, his solicitor told Truro magistrates.

£434,786 to help repair storm damage at Porthleven harbour

Falmouth Packet: Helston Packet's coverage of winter's storms up for award

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

During his visit to the south west, the Secretary of State also announced £1.7 million to fund repairs of harbours hammered by the harsh winter weather, including £434,786 for Porthleven.

Solution found for Porthleven parking problems

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

Porthleven has come up with an innovative way of dealing with its lack of parking - by opening its own low cost car park.

Royal British Legion building in Mullion goes on the market

Falmouth Packet: Games evening at Abbots Langley Royal British Legion

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The former Royal British Legion building in Mullion has gone up for sale.

Kids lunches for a week trial at Helston Foodbank

Falmouth Packet:

12:42pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Helston Food Bank is handing out bags |containing lunches to last one child a week.

Is Porthleven parlour's seagull squirt plan naughty or 'ice'?

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

If you apply for a job with Nauti but Ice you will probably need a little something extra on your CV – a decent water pistol aim.

First summer fete for Sithney community group: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SITHNEY Community Group held their first ever summer fete last Saturday with great success.

Porthleven church pays tribute to soldiers of Great War

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

PORTHLEVEN'S Fore Street Methodist Chapel paid tribute to the soldiers of the Great War with a commemorative exhibition called 'A Day to Remember.

68th annual Trewennack Horticultural Show: PICTURES + RESULTS

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE rain that had been forecasted for Saturday held off for the 68th annual Trewennack Horticultural Show.

Pilot that crash landed at Air Day universally praised for averting disaster

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A pilot who was forced to crash land his historic aeroplane at Culdrose Air Day when it developed a fault has been universally praised for his skills and quick thinking.

Wild weather causes first Porthleven Lifeboat Day cancellation in 40 years

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Porthleven Lifeboat Day was cancelled for the first time in nearly 40 years on Sunday.

Dragons and lizards at Coverack sand sculpture competition: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Readers who have travelled to foreign climes may well have come across those fantastic sand sculptures built in tourist areas, which appear to defy all the laws of physics and leave anyone who’s ever attempted even a large sandcastle feeling inadequate.

Dog rescued from Porthleven kitchen fire

Falmouth Packet:

8:48am Monday 11th August 2014

A dog was pulled to safety by firefighters after a blaze at Gibson Way, Porthleven on Saturday.

Timber chalets plan for golf course near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

3:20pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Wheal Dream Golf Club near Helston is seeking pre-application advice for the proposed construction of new timber chalets which would allow it to offer golf mini breaks.



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