Cyber bullying warning after false claim on Facebook gets out of hand in Helston

Falmouth Packet: CYBER BULLYING: The internet is a force for good but, sadly, can also be a breeding ground for bullies Picture posed by model

4:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A false claim on Facebook that got out of hand in Helston has led police to issue a warning about the rise in cyber bullying.

Spooky start to half term as pupils enjoy Hallowe'en disco: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

3:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

Half-term got off to a spooky start for children in St Keverne when a Hallowe’en themed disco was held.

'Poppy Cafe' at Mullion Cricket Club to raise funds for Royal British Legion for third year

Falmouth Packet: Town Hall, Darlington  -  Pic to go with story about this year's poppy appeal. (10155165)

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

For a third year running Mullion’s Poppy Café will be raising funds for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Cancelled Porthleven Lifeboat Day still managed to raise £3,000

Falmouth Packet: Thousands arrive to support Porthleven Lifeboat Day: PICTURES

12:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

This year’s Porthleven Lifeboat Day made a profit of more than £3,000 – despite being cancelled.

Organiser 'gobsmacked' as Helston pink day raises £2,000

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Friday 31st October 2014

Fundraisers in Helston are feeling flushed with success after a successful Pink Day raised in the region of £2,000, with money still coming in.

Gweek 'wrong way' driver banned after refused to give breath specimen

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

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Refusing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis after being found driving the wrong way up a one-way street led a man from Gweek to receive an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Culdrose Air Day to return to Thursday

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year. This will stick with the Thursday – rather than a Wednesday – which was trialled for the first time this year.

Helston small businesses to have a say on 'Business Improvement District' decision

Falmouth Packet:

3:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Reassurance has been given to small businesses in Helston that they will have a say on whether the town should become a Business Improvement District (BID).

Harvest Festival raises cash to 'Send a Cow'

Falmouth Packet:

1:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Children from Landewednack School at The Lizard welcomed family and friends to join them in celebrating their annual harvest festival at The Lizard Methodist Chapel.

Special meeting to decide which Helston groups to get community centre cash

Falmouth Packet: The former Helston community centre at 3 Penrose Road.

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A special meeting will be held on Monday to decide which charities will benefit from the sale of the former Helston Community Centre.

Bid to turn cafe at Lizard Point into home

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Pre-application advice has been sought on proposals to change the use of the Wave Crest Cafe on Lizard Point to residential use.

Helston Community College to host sixth form open evening

Falmouth Packet: Green light for Helston College rebuild project

11:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

Helston Community College will be opening up to the public next month to promote its sixth form courses.

Man ordered to pay compensation after damaging woman's home in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

10:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A man has been ordered to pay £100 in compensation after damaging a Porthleven woman’s property.

Officer honoured after risking lives to save family from rising floodwater in Porthleven

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A “possible tragedy” was averted thanks to the efforts of a police officer risking her own life in flood water at Porthleven.

Tributes to Wesley Bowden as town left reeling over death of 'Mr Helston'

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The sudden and unexpected death of “Mr Helston” Wesley Bowden has left the town reeling this week.

Lizard village in shock after murder arrest

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The St Keverne community is in shock this week after police launched a murder investigation following the death of a man, who is believed to have been hit with a crossbow bolt.

Porthleven Rick Stein restaurant set to open in November

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Helston area’s worst kept secret was officially confirmed this week – celebrity chef Rick Stein will be opening a restaurant in Porthleven next month.

House-like annex in Falmouth supported, if it cannot be sold as separate property

Falmouth Packet:

2:40pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Town councillors have supported plans to build a detached annex in the grounds of 36 Bosmeor Road in Falmouth, but want a condition tying it to the main house so it cannot be sold off as a separate property.

Temporary repairs but Falmouth skate park will close

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Temporary repairs are to be carried out on the ramps of Falmouth’s skate park after the facility was basically condemned by an insurance assessor.

Helston kennels water flow loss due to leats work

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Work on the leats is believed to be the reason why water has temporarily stopped flowing through Helston’s kennels.

Two from St Austell who died at Mawgan Porth are named

Falmouth Packet:

3:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Formal identification of the three people who died  at Mawgan Porth on Sunday has now taken place.   The two from Cornwall have been named as Rachel Dunn, aged 42, and Kevin Reynolds, aged 44, both from St Austell.

Developer appeals against Mawnan homes refusal

Falmouth Packet:

12:43pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The developer behind plans for 42 new homes on Goldmartin Field, off Sampys Hill in Mawnan Smith has lodged an appeal against Cornwall Council’s refusal of its outline application with the Government’s planning inspectorate.

Schedules out for 144th Fatstock Show

Falmouth Packet: Helston Fatstock set to return for 143rd year

12:26pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Schedules are now out for this year’s Helston Fatstock Show, taking place next month.

Better weather forecasts for Cornwall as £97 million Met Office supercomputer announced

Falmouth Packet: STORM: Reader Rob Weaver caught on camera the fork lightning over Barry

9:15am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said.

Falmouth lettings agent's charity walk doubles fundraising target

Falmouth Packet:

12:46pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A former director of an estate agent has more than doubled his fundraising target following a 630-mile walk to help fight a cancer that has afflicted several members of his family.

Man charged with crossbow murder after St Keverne death

Falmouth Packet:

8:50am Monday 27th October 2014

A man has been charged with murder following a death near St Keverne area yesterday.

Tributes to Helston film engineer who worked on Star Wars and made Superman fly

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

The life and work of a Helston film engineer who worked on many of the biggest films of the 20th century, and even made Superman fly, has been remembered in tributes following his death.

Rick Stein to open restaurant in Porthleven next month

Falmouth Packet:

11:34am Monday 27th October 2014

After weeks of speculation, celebrity chef Rick Stein has officially confirmed he will be opening a restaurant in Porthleven next month.

Poldark Mine is sold

Falmouth Packet: Mine memorial plaque to Poldark TV star to be unveiled

11:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Acting on behalf of Joint Administrators Hamish Adam & Giles Frampton of Richard J Smith & Co, specialist property adviser Christie + Co has successfully sold Poldark Mine, one of Cornwall's most famous and long-running tourist attractions.

High flying hospice fundraisers present cheque at RNAS Culdrose

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Fundraisers in Helston are flying high after a joint effort between RNAS Culdrose and the town’s branch of Santander.

Free Christmas dinner in Mullion

Falmouth Packet: Turkey Christmas dinner

3:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but with just ten weeks to go Mullion’s parish church has issued an open invitation to its community lunch.

Cakes and coffee fund hospital iPad

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Helston Community Hospital now has a computer tablet thanks to the volunteers of its patient trolley shop.

Murder investigation launched in St Keverne

Falmouth Packet:

8:09pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Police have launched a murder investigation following an incident near St Keverne this morning. Police were called to a rural property outside the village just after 9am this morning, after being alerted by the ambulance service that a man had suffered a serious chest injury. The injured man was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. A 28 year–old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody. Officers from the force’s Major Crime Investigation Scene are investigating the circumstances of the incident and scenes of crime officers are at the property.

Fundraising hots up for BF Adventure kitchen

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The national president of Rotary International has commended community efforts by Helston and Lizard branch to help build an activity centre kitchen as “what Rotary is all about.”

Traboe School pupils reunite after 70 years

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Former pupils of the old Traboe School have reunited to share memories and see how the building has changed over the last 70 years.

Auction harvests cash to keep Porthleven lit this winter

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A seasonal auction held at Porthleven harvested a good amount of cash to help keep the port lit up this winter.

Kingfishers set up home near Helston

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A kingfisher colony has sprung up near an outlying section of Helston’s waterways.

Would you get married at Helston's Guildhall?

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Picture the scene: your wedding day has finally arrived, and as you exit the car / horse and carriage / novelty fire engine in your perfect white dress you have arrived at your dream venue of – the Guildhall?

Helston girls to perform on live TV

Falmouth Packet:

12:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Six girls from Helston Community College have been chosen to perform live as part of this year’s televised Children In Need event.

Kids full of beans for Cury School Big Breakfast

Falmouth Packet:

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Cury School held a fundraising breakfast, opening the doors of its breakfast club to the community to raise money for an outdoor classroom.

Painting in numbers at Helston Museum baby session

Falmouth Packet:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Parents in Helston jumped at the chance to have their baby create a work of art for the final time this autumn.

'School council' for Helston primary pupils

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Youngsters from Helston’s three primary schools were given a chance to look behind the scenes of the town council on Monday.

Tributes to Star Wars and Toy Story engineer who lived in Helston

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The life and work of a man said to be “committed to Helston” has been remembered in tributes following his death.

Shock death of Helston businessman Wesley Bowden

Falmouth Packet:

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Helston is in shock today following the sudden and unexpected death of one of its most well known characters.

Help Helston hairdresser support hospital after double mastectomy

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A charity Pink Day taking place in Helston this Friday will be followed by a fundraising auction later thatevening.

Car smashed electricity pole in Godolphin crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A car snapped an electricity pole after crashing into it in Godolphin Cross near Helston on Wednesday night.

Bulwark petition to 'keep children safe'

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A worried mum has launched a petition to improve safety in the Bulwark area of Helston, after her son fell off her scooter and was “very nearly hit” by a car.

Helston charity shop manager in fundraising challenge

Falmouth Packet:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Helston charity shop manager is taking on the Bupa Great South Run.

Details of Hallowe'en Masked Ball as tickets sell out

Falmouth Packet:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tickets for this year’s Hallowe’en Masked Ball in Helston have officially sold out.

Culdrose announces date for Air Day 2015

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year.



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