Car fire at Newquay McDonalds drive-through spreads to restaurant

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

10:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a car on fire at the McDonalds on Treloggan Road, Newquay yesterday afternoon.

'Catnip bubble play sessions' as UK's first five star cat hotel opens near Truro

Falmouth Packet: 'Catnip bubble play sessions' as UK's first five star cat hotel opens near Truro

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Salmon fillets and 'catnip bubble play sessions' are just some of the holiday treats at the UK's first five star cat hotel near Truro.

Injured man fined after farm fall broke his pelvis

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

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

Suspended sentence for mother after child fails to go to school

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

9:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A mother from Roche has been handed an 81 day suspended prison sentence for failing to ensure her child went to school.

Scaffolding goes up to repair storm damage at Truro Cathedral

Falmouth Packet: Scaffolding goes up to repair storm damage at Truro Cathedral

9:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Scaffolding is going up at Truro Cathedral’s NW tower to start repairing the storm damage caused by February's gales.

Cornwall selling tea to China: Truro's MP in trade push

Falmouth Packet: Tea was popular on the day of the event

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

While not quite sending coal to Newcastle, Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, alongside other trade talks, will be celebrating the sale of Cornish tea to China on a visit to the country.

Man run over after pub row

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for information after a man was run over following a row in a Saltash pub.

Over 65 and fancy a trip to the Royal Cornwall Show

Falmouth Packet: Royal Cornwall Show welcomes 118,000 through the gates: PICTURES

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Anyone over 65 and living in the Carrick area are welcome to join Age UK Cornwall on their annual trip to the Royal Cornwall Show on Saturday, June 7.

World War One bomb discovery closes Cornish beach: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: World War One bomb discovery closes Cornish beach: PICTURE

3:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

Part of Tolcarne Beach in Newquay was closed to public this morning after a bomb from World War One was discovered buried in the sand.

Cornwall's top cop meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall's top cop meets Pope Francis at Vatican

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Devon and Cornwall's top cop has met Pope Francis in the Vatican to raise awareness of human trafficking and slavery.

Brother of man found dead on Perranporth beach makes plea for information

Falmouth Packet: Did you speak to man at Truro bus stop who ended up dead on Perranporth Beach: VIDEO

11:28am Monday 14th April 2014

Police investigating the death o a man found dead on Perranporth beach have released a video of his brother asking for help solving the mystery surrounding Alan's death.

Surfers to compete for national title at Watergate Bay


Falmouth Packet: Surfers to compete for national title at Watergate Bay


10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

The UK’s best surfers will descend on Watergate Bay next month to compete for the chance to be national champion.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Ellen Winser MBE, new Vice Lord Lieutenant for Cornwall

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

A new Vice Lord Lieutenant for Cornwall has been chosen after an announcement that Michael Galsworthy CVO CBE will be formally standing down as Cornwall’s Vice Lord Lieutenant on Thursday, 10 April after 12 years in the role.

Probus attraction scoops four awards at spring flower show

Falmouth Packet: Probus attraction scoops four awards at spring flower show

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Trewithen Gardens near Probus are celebrating after winning four separate awards at the 2014 Cornwall Spring Flower Show.

Last chance to have a say on 47,500 new homes in Cornwall over next 20 years

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

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

People living in Cornwall are being offered their last chance to put forward their views on a plan for 47,500 new homes in the county over the next 20 years.

Former Methodist chapel and Sunday school near Newquay up for auction

Falmouth Packet: Former Methodist chapel and Sunday school near Newquay up for auction

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A new chapter looks set to open for a former Methodist chapel and Sunday school near Newquay as it goes under the hammer at auction.

Driver injured after car crashes into house

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Firefighters were called to the A374 at Torpoint last night after a report a car had crashed into a house.

Health Minister visits students from the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry

Falmouth Packet: Health Minister visits students from the Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry

11:12am Friday 11th April 2014

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has visited the newly expanded and refurbished emergency department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital yesterday.

Appeal to gay community in search for answers over man found dead on beach

Falmouth Packet: Did you speak to man at Truro bus stop who ended up dead on Perranporth Beach: VIDEO

10:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

Police are appealing to Cornwall's gay community to help solve the mystery surrounding the discovery of Alan Jeal's body on Perranporth beach.

Cornish accountant jailed over 'Cornwall’s largest tax fraud'

Falmouth Packet: Minimum requirement: Shortchanged workers can seek help from HMRC.

9:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

A Cornish accountant who stole around £2 million by defrauding his clients and the taxman, in what is believed to be Cornwall’s largest tax fraud trial, was jailed yesterday for seven years.

Concerns over missing Launceston man

Falmouth Packet: Concerns over missing Launceston man

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Launceston Police are appealing for information to help locate a missing local man, thought to still be in the county.

Former Feock vicar found dead on Dorset beach

Falmouth Packet: Rev Bob Thorn

4:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The body found on a beach in West Dorset has been identified as former Feock vicar Bob Thorn.

Perranporth man killed in Newquay crash

Falmouth Packet: The accident scene on the A433

10:11am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A 28-year-old man from Perranporth has died following a crash near Newquay.

Sexual offences, domestic abuse and shoplifting rise sharply in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

9:49am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Recorded crime in Cornwall has decreased slightly according to new figures announced today, however sexual offences, domestic abuse and shoplifting have all risen sharply.

Solar panel blaze near Bodmin

Falmouth Packet: ENERGY BOOST: The 20,000 solar park is officially up and running.

9:32am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Firefighters were called to land near Bodmin Jail, Bodmin yesterday afternoon after a report of a fire iinvolving solar panels.

Truro postman locks wife in garden shed and calls her a "prostitute"

Falmouth Packet: Consett Magistrates Court. GV

4:10pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

After locking his wife in their garden shed and then, when she got out, locking her out of the house, a Truro postman called her “nothing but a common prostitute” and said she was finished in his house.

Is this the end of the Stadium for Cornwall? Site chosen for sports facilities

Falmouth Packet: More homes and supermarket plan on 35 acres of farmland to 'enable' Stadium for Cornwall

11:58am Tuesday 8th April 2014

The Stadium for Cornwall site looks likely to be turned into outdoor sports facilities.

Two crews called to Perranporth dishwasher fire

Falmouth Packet: Fire crews called to crash on A349 near Rame

10:34am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A dishwasher fire at Morwenna Gardens in Perranporth has been attended and extinguished by two fire crews.

Truro Cathedral unveils Easter exhibition

Falmouth Packet: Truro Cathedral unveils Easter exhibition

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Truro Cathedral has welcomed the work of Helston artist Zoe Cameron for the second year , after her fresh and personal interpretation of the traditional Stations of the Cross was much admired last year in the run up to Easter.

Moshi Monsters' hospital visit helps lift spirits of Porthleven boy

Falmouth Packet: Moshi Monsters' hospital visit helps lift spirits of Porthleven boy

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

An ill boy from Porthleven had an unexpected visitor to his hospital bedside last week when two Moshi Monsters characters came to see him.

Falmouth Rugby Club chairman appointed chair of governors at Truro School

Falmouth Packet: The new Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre is based at Truro School

2:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

The chairman of Falmouth Rugby Club and local businessman, Kim Conchie, has been appointed the new chair of governors at Truro Prep and Truro School.

Going to Glastonbury? Full line up released, nearly!

Falmouth Packet: Going to Glastonbury? Full line up released, nearly!

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

The organisers of  Glastonbury Festival have released the names of another 87 artists that will performat Worthy Farm this summer, including Kasabian, Jack White, Elbow and MIA.

A390 reopens after large diesel spill this morning: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

2:10pm Friday 4th April 2014

The A390 is set to re open soon after a being closed for hours due to a large diesel spill.

Ship detained in port after inspection

Falmouth Packet: Ship detained in port after inspection

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a detention notice on the vessel Munzur after an inspection by the MCA.

Hundreds of children as young as six having rotten teeth pulled in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: LESS SUGAR Tooth problems

7:10am Friday 4th April 2014

Sugery drinks and parents not ensuring good dental hygene have been blamed for hundreds of children as young as six needing rotten teeth pulled.

Elbow to play second Eden Sessions date

Falmouth Packet: Elbow to play second Eden Sessions date

4:23pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Following the sell-out of their headline show at the Eden Sessions, Manchester band Elbow have added a second date at the iconic Cornish venue.

Pandora Inn up for 'best pub' in Britain award

Falmouth Packet: Pandora Inn up for 'best pub' in Britain award

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The Pandora Inn is in the running to be named best pub in England after making it through to the finals of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Kindness gives boost to Truro hospital

Falmouth Packet: Liz Farrington and Beatrice Dyer

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The chairman of the Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust have been visiting the hospital to see how donations they have made are helping patients.

83-year-old woman dies in A39 crash

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

An 83-year-old woman has died following a crash on the A39.

Truro Festival starts on Friday

Falmouth Packet: Truro Festival starts on Friday

9:30am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Truro Festival will be bringing the city to life from this Friday, April 4, to Easter Sunday, April 20.

X Factor comes to Cornwall - but Simon Cowell stays away: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: X Factor comes to Cornwall - but Simon Cowell stays away

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TV phenomenon The X Factor held auditions in Cornwall for the first time on Sunday – and hundreds turned out for the chance to sing for Simon Cowell.

Twin brother of former Bishop of Truro charged with sex offences

Falmouth Packet: Yacine Abdi, 41, was found guilty of touching two teenage employees at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

The Right Reverend Peter Ball, 82-year-old twin brother of a former Bishop of Truro, has been charged with misconduct in public office and indecent assault.

Rail line at Dawlish set to reopen on April 4

Falmouth Packet: Rail line at Dawlish set to reopen on April 4

9:09am Monday 31st March 2014

The rail line at Dawlish is set to reopen on Friday, April 4, two weeks ahead of the initial mid April estimate.

Support for high risk mums to be in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: The obstetric and haematology team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust clinic

10:30am Sunday 30th March 2014

Pregnancy can be a worrying time, but mums to be with blood disorders can receive extra reassurance thanks to a “one-stop” service being offered by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

Is it fair to fine or jail parents if kids bunk off school?

Falmouth Packet: Merlin Top Primary School pupils Harees Latif, left, and Demi-Leigh Parker behind bars at Ripon Police Museum

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

The mother of a pupil at a Cornish school has been fined £230 for failing to ensure that her child attends school on a regular basis.

Prolific train baggage thief jailed after South West stealing spree

Falmouth Packet: Prolific train baggage thief jailed after South West stealing spree

1:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

A man who went on a theft spree on trains across the South West has been jailed for two years.

How much has your council tax increased by? Not as much as Perranporth's 193 per cent hike

Falmouth Packet: Warning to stay away from Perranporth's Watering Hole as waves threaten beach bar

10:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

While council tax bills flopping onto door mats is never a welcome sight, it could be worse! People in Perranporth and the surrounding parish of Perranzabuloe have been told to pay 193 percent more.

Royal Cornwall Hospital 'requires improvement'

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

11:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske has been told it requires improvement.

Did you speak to Alan Jeal in Truro the day before he died?

Falmouth Packet: Did you speak to man at Truro bus stop who ended up dead on Perranporth Beach: VIDEO

11:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Police are appealing for a witness in Truro who may have seen Alan Jeal on the day before his body was found to come forward.

Winter's last blast? Snow falls on Dartmoor: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Winter's last blast? Snow falls on Dartmoor: PICTURES

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

While you may have thought the winter was finally over and done with in the South West, people on Dartmoor have woken up to a dusting of snow.



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