Sunny September has been driest for more than 50 years as warm weather set to continue

Falmouth Packet: Enjoying the Sun and big waves at swanpool

10:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

The first half of September has been the UK's driest for more than 50 years, weather experts said today, with the warm weather set to continue in Cornwall.

Lorry sheds load on A30: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

11:54am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The westbound lane has re-opened after a lorry shed its load earlier this morning.

Safety concerns over travellers in Truro car park

Falmouth Packet:

10:28am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A group of travellers are being told to leave a car park in Truro over safety concerns. The unauthorised campsite at Garras Wharf car park contains cars and vehicles with French and German number plates. Cornwall Council said "in the process of issuing notices on the group to quit the site due to concerns about safety".

Eight arrested as human trafficking and modern slavery raids take place in Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Drugs haul after police raid on Hanwell house

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eight people have been arrested today after a series of warrants were carried out in Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery.

Appeal after woman dies in motorbike crash

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a motorbike crash at the weekend.

Harley rider in life threatening condition after Blackwater crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A biker is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash at Blackwater.

Health talks and checks on offer at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust AGM

Falmouth Packet: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

9:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust will be hosting a mini health fair alongside its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 25, offering a range information, simple health checks and short talks.

CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom visits children at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Children at Royal Cornwall Hospital have been treated to a special visit from CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom.

Bugle man guilty of £20,597 benefit fraud stretching over 10 years

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

10:50am Saturday 13th September 2014

A Bugle man has ben sentenced for housing benefit and council tax benefit fraud totalling £20,597.01, spanning almost ten years and two separate local authorities.

New Canon Chancellor of Truro Cathedral

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral has announced that the Revd Canon Alan Bashforth is to be the next Canon Chancellor of Truro Cathedral.

Greater priority for 'local people' as Cornwall Council housing register changes

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Cornwall Council has adopted a "more local approach" to council housing, with people needing to show they have lived in the county for three years, and giving greater priority to those on lower wages.

Music teachers axed as Cornwall Council cabinet cuts subsidy

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2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Music teachers employed by Cornwall Council have been axed and forced to become self employed as the authority struggles to make deep financial cuts.

Joy as dog that went missing in Newquay found over 230 miles away in Worcestershire

Falmouth Packet:

12:32pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A much loved pet dog from Newquay that went missing in July has been found over 230 miles away in Worcestershire after being picked up as a stray.

Fisherman airlifted after St Agnes Head fall: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

10:14am Thursday 11th September 2014

A fisherman with a suspected broken ankle had to be airlifted from rocks at St Agnes Head yesterday.

Huge hospital parking charge hike 'must not go ahead'

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A huge hike in the cost for staff car parking at Treliske "must not go ahead", says the city's MP Sarah Newton.

Road closures as Truro Half Marathon returns this Sunday

Falmouth Packet: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

1:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

This Sunday morning, hundreds of hardy souls will brave the hills surrounding Truro, and attempt to complete the city's half marathon.

One Rifles platoon to stay in Truro but HQ to make Plymouth move

Falmouth Packet: Rethink on 'Rifles' TA move from Truro

9:37am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A platoon of Territorial Army soldiers will stay in Truro, but the rest of the company and company HQ will make the move to Devon.

Cat rescued after found trapped between walls

Falmouth Packet:

8:45am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A pet cat has had a lucky escape after being rescued from between a retaining wall and a building.

15 sentenced over Devon and Cornwall cocaine supply

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Fifteen people have been sentenced following a long term covert investigation into the supply of cocaine and amphetamine into Devon and Cornwall.

Gorsedh Kernow gathers to celebrate the Celtic spirit of Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Gorsedh Kernow Bardic ceremony was held at Torpoint’s Thanckes Park on Saturday, celebrating the Celtic spirit of Cornwall 

Man dies after crash in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Police are investigating a collision on the A38 near Saltash after a  67-year-old man died.

Should Cornwall's MP's be handed a 10% pay rise

Falmouth Packet:

9:47am Monday 8th September 2014

A 10% pay hike for MPs in Cornwall has moved a step closer after the Commons watchdog reiterated its determination to push ahead with the rise.

Drivers in Cornwall warned to 'belt up' as police crack down

Falmouth Packet: Drivers are checked for wearing seatbelts in the safety campaign

11:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

From 8-14 September the EU-wide road policing network (TISPOL) will be conducting a coordinated seatbelt enforcement initiative, including in Devon and Cornwall.

Alan Jeal's body released to family

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

The body of a man found dead on Perranporth Beach has been released to his family so funeral arrangements to be made.

What is James Corden doing running half naked across Perranporth Beach?

Falmouth Packet:

1:10pm Friday 5th September 2014

You get used to seeing strange sights in Cornwall, but this one has us stumped. What was James Corden doing running across Perranporth Beach pursued by a camera crew.

Concerns over how police in Cornwall are recording crimes

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Sexual offences and assaults on vulnerable adults are not always being recorded as crimes.

Higher standard of food at hospitals as new standards to be enforced

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food, with new standards, enforced through legally-binding NHS contracts, focusing on quality, choice and promoting a healthy diet for patients and staff.

Man treated by paramedics after motorbike leaves road on Roseland

Falmouth Packet:

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

Firefighters from St Mawes were called out to Philleigh on the Roseland this morning after a crash involving a motorcyclist.

Woman knocked unconscious in vicious Truro attack

Falmouth Packet: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

2:20pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were seriously assaulted in Truro at the weekend.

BUDGET: No part of council safe as £196m in savings needed

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Cornwall Council has published its proposals for slashing £196m from the budget over the next four years, with "all areas of the council" expected to be hit by further cuts due to the "unprecedented scale of the savings".

Are these the most accomodating public toilets in Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: GV of sign for public toilets. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (3746529)

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Two Portscatho residents have come up with a novel way to breathe new life into the village's public toilets - by turning them into a café.

Police staff reject pay review offer

Falmouth Packet: Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg (left) congratulates Shaun Sawyer on his selection as chief constable

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Police staff have voted against a pay offer and grading from chiefs.

Trespassers risk death or serious injury on heavy goods lines near Fowey

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) has issued a warning to people who are using the railway as a shortcut and trespassing on a branch line in Cornwall.

Sex offences on vulnerable adults not recorded as crimes - REPORT FINDINGS

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

11:18am Friday 29th August 2014

Sexual offences and assaults on vulnerable adult are not always being recorded as crimes.

Child rescued from locked bedroom

4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A young child had to be rescued from a bedroom earlier today after they accidentally locked themselves in.

St Austell firefighters called to release child from bedroom

Falmouth Packet:

11:21am Thursday 28th August 2014

A young child had to be rescued by firefighters after locking themseves in a bedroom in St Austell yesterday.

PIRATES: Stadium For Cornwall enabling plans submitted

Falmouth Packet: Supermarket approval could 'end the dream' of a Stadium for Cornwall near Truro

12:52pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

INOX and Henry Boot Developments have formally submitted their enabling plan for the Stadium For Cornwall to planners.

Bad weather blamed for collapse of Truro Magistrates' Court roof

Falmouth Packet:

2:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Heavy rain has been blamed for the collapse of part of the roof of Truro Magistrates’ Court.

Roof collapses at Truro Magistrates Court

Falmouth Packet: John Hamer pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Hereford Magistrates Court.

11:23am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Part of the roof of Truro Magistrates Court has collapsed, prompting the closure of the court for the rest of the day.

Diver dies after getting into difficulties in water

Falmouth Packet: Busy weekend for Falmouth coastguards with three shouts in four hours

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A diver has died after getting into difficulties off Trevose Head near Padstow.

Newquay firefighters called to motorbike crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:44am Monday 25th August 2014

Firefighters from Newquay were called to a motorbike crash at Watergate Bay yesterday afternoon.

Crews called to St Mawes crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A crash between Veryan and Pendower Beach yesterday afternoon saw firefighters called out after fears a person was trapped in the wreckage.

Two cars crash on A39 near Bude.

Falmouth Packet:

9:06am Monday 25th August 2014

Two cars were involved in a road traffic collision on the A39 north of Bude on Saturday evening.

Liskeard firefighters called to car fire near Minions.

Falmouth Packet:

9:10am Monday 25th August 2014

A fire in a car dashboard led to a call out for firefighters from Liskeard on Firday evening.

Tent destroyed by fire at Portscatho campsite

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Monday 25th August 2014

A tent was destroyed by fire at a campsite in Portscatho on Saturday afternoon.

Truro Dulux to help painters and decorators brush up on their skills

Falmouth Packet: First Stop Decor & Tiling

12:42pm Sunday 24th August 2014

In a stroke of good luck for Cornish painters and decorators, a Truro-based business will sharing its experience this autumn.

Cornish promenade in £360k revamp

Falmouth Packet:

10:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A long awaited scheme to regenerate Porth Promenade is due to be completed by the end of August.

New affordable housing opened near Truro

Falmouth Packet:

9:58am Friday 22nd August 2014

A new affordable rural housing scheme in Grampound Road near Truro has been completed this week and residents have moved in.

Truro High School pupil achieves 11 A*s among top GCSE grades

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

There was a room full of happy people when students collected their GCSE results at Truro High School yesterday.

Hospital patient sees her car being driven out of Treliske car park by thief

Falmouth Packet: John Hamer pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Hereford Magistrates Court.

11:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

A woman who was at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for an appointment had a shock when she saw her car being driven out of the car park by a stranger.



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