Robber demands cash in post office raid

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at a post office in St Austell.

Third man arrested after woman shot in car park: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police have arrested a third man in connection with the shooting of a woman in a car park in Cornwall.

Traffic troubles as lorry and car crash on A30

Falmouth Packet:

10:19am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Firefighters were called to the A30 close to the Chiverton roundabout after a crash involving a lorry and a car this morning.

Elderly woman dies after Newquay cliff fall

Falmouth Packet: 'Suicidal' woman talked down from Newquay cliff top

9:31am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A woman found in a cave at Porth Beach has died in hospital.

UPDATE: Two men in custody after woman shot in head at Cornish car park

Falmouth Packet: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

9:15am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two men are in police custody following the discovery of a woman with serious head injuries in a car park in Looe,

Attempted murder arrest after woman shot in the head in car park

Falmouth Packet:

4:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A woman is in hospital with a serious head injury and two men are in police custody after a major police operation involving firearms officers this morning.

Truro motorbike crash leaves two with 'life changing injuries'

Falmouth Packet:

9:25am Monday 29th September 2014

A motorbike rider and pillion passenger have been left with 'life changing injuries' after crashing into railings on the A390 near Sainsbury's on Saturday.

Former hospital trust vice chairman calls MP 'hypocrite' over hospital parking criticism

Falmouth Packet:

9:13am Monday 29th September 2014

The former vice chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust has called Truro MP's criticism of an unpopular decision to increase staff car parking 'hypocrisy'.

Fuel on fire after A30 crash

Falmouth Packet:

8:55am Monday 29th September 2014

Firefighters had to tackle flaming fuel on the A30 on Sunday after being called to a burning car.

Pumpkin bounty as Lost Gardens of Heligan unveils annual harvest display

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has unveiled its annual Harvest Display this weekend, with a huge display of pumpkins taking centre stage.

£1m appeal launched to to help build £2.8m cancer support centre at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Falmouth Packet:

7:20am Sunday 28th September 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust are launching a £1m appeal to help build a new £2.8m cancer support centre at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

Truro's MP in last ditch attempt to stop huge hike in hospital staff parking charges

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Truro's MP has made a last attempt to pursuade hospital chiefs to rethink a huge hike in hospital staff parking charges.

Truro Cathedral to host police memorial service

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police will be holding a memorial service to support the National Police Memorial Day at Truro Cathedral from 2-3pm.

Reprieve for stadium plans as planning applications deferred

Falmouth Packet:

1:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

The plans for a 'Stadium for Cornwall' have won a reprieve after councillors voted to defer three supermarket planning applications.

Ladock horse rescue after animal became trapped under a tractor and trailer

Falmouth Packet: 80 firefighters tackle huge Homebase blaze

3:20pm Friday 26th September 2014

A horse that became trapped under a tractor and trailer after slipping down a bank near Ladock has been freed thanks to firefighters.

Three injured in St Austell crash

Falmouth Packet: 80 firefighters tackle huge Homebase blaze

3:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

Police, ambulance paramedics and firefighters were called to the A390 at Hewas Water this morning after a crash left a car on its side.

Chief executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to retire

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

The chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Lezli Boswell is to retire.

Crews called to Truro kitchen fire

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Firefighters were caleld to Treyew Road in Truro yesterday evening after a report of a kitchen fire.

Cop sacked after punching young man and then trying to cover it up

Falmouth Packet:

9:54am Thursday 25th September 2014

A police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after hitting a young man while off duty, and then trying to cover it up.

Barclays Bank Truro closed over fears of a mystery intruder

Falmouth Packet:

11:22am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BARCLAYS Bank in Truro was closed this morning after staff arriving for work reported finding signs of an intruder.

Eden Project to open youth hostel in shipping containers

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A new Youth Hostel made from shipping containers is set to open at the Eden Project on October 24.

Huge haul of cocaine worth millions found in Plymouth orange juice lorry

Falmouth Packet:

4:57pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Border Force officers have seized around 100kg of cocaine from a lorry carrying orange juice at Plymouth port.

Cathedral bells to ring out again over Truro as storm repairs near completion

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The bells of Truro Cathedral are set to ring out again over the city after six months of silence, as repairs to the storm damaged north west tower near completion.

Homes plan for land at Carnon Downs

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LAND with permission for 42 houses near Carnon Downs has been bought by Taylor Wimpey Exeter.

Famous names of rugby write open letter to Cornwall Councillors over stadium

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The great and the good of the rugby world have joined forces with business leaders in advance of a crunch planning meeting.

Quiz Cornwall councillors on cuts live online

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

9:08am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Cornwall Council is offering people the chance to quiz councillors online as part of its budget consultation process.

From Cornwall to space and beyond! MP pushes for Newquay 'space port'

Falmouth Packet: Speculation is growing that original trio could make a return

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has this week been lobbying ministers at the Department for Transport to make the case for Newquay Airport to become the UK’s first ‘space port’.

Family clamber down ladder as St Austell house burns

Falmouth Packet:

9:17am Monday 22nd September 2014

A family had to climb down a ladder from a second floor window as their home burned in St Austell on Saturday.

Annual fashion week 'Truro Trend' returns to the city

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Truro Trend, the city’s annual fashion week, is returning to the high-street this October.

Best ever year as open gardens raise £8,600 for Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A "massive" £8,608 has been raised through the open garden’s scheme run by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, making it the "best year ever" for the scheme.

Falmouth and Truro MP says no to 'tokenistic' devolved assembly for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Town MP appointed deputy chairman of Conservative party

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Falmouth and Truro's MP has said that Cornwall does not need a 'costly' and 'tokenistic' devolved assembly, adding that supporters are jumping on the independence bandwagon.

Fancy meeting the Fonz? Henry Winkler to sign books at Truro Waterstone

Falmouth Packet: TV's 'Fonz' Henry Winkler

3:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The much loved actor Henry Winkler, best known as Fonz from Happy Days, will be signing copies of his children’s books at Truro Waterstones on September 30.

Cornwall council dog welfare team get RSPCA 'gold' award for quality

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Cornwall Council’s Dog Welfare and Enforcement team has been awarded a RSPCA Gold Community Animal Welfare Footprint Award for the high quality way in which the council handles stray dogs.

Pillion passenger who died in motorbike crash named as 29-year-old Emily Garrett

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A pillion passenger on a motorbike who died after a crash in Cornwall has been named as 29-year-old  Emily Garrett. 

CCTV of theft suspects released after arcade machines short circuited

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Can you help police identify three suspects after arcade machines were emptied from the Stardust Amusements in Newquay?

Don't 'kill off' Truro stadium plans says developer

Falmouth Packet:

10:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

Cornwall Councillors are being urged not to "kill off plans for a Stadium for Cornwall" when they meet to vote on three rival supermarket planning applications next week.

Sunny September has been driest for more than 50 years but downpours expected in Cornwall this week

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.



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