Breaking news 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.

Appeal after dogs 'swept out to sea' at Porthleven

Falmouth Packet: 'Urgent' need for plan to safeguard future of Porthleven

11:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two dogs are believed to have been lost at sea after being swept away by a large wave on Porthleven Beach last week.

Free parking in Helston this Christmas

Falmouth Packet: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shoppers in Helston should be able to park for free in the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

University lecturer admits offence after being snapped by speed camera

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A lecturer from Porthleven has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Why Helston's kennels have been running dry....

Falmouth Packet: Two volunteers clean a sign in Coinagehall Street as part of the pilot day for a larger town clean

10:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

Helston primary school to become training leaders

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

After an outstanding year of results for Parc Eglos School, staff have had some more good news.

'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.



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