Traffic nightmare as A30 crashes close lanes: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

12:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

Ther are reports that the A30 westbound has been closed by police after a multi-vehicle crash.

Casualty freed from vehicle after A39 crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:14am Friday 1st August 2014

A casualty had to be cut free from the wreckage of a vehicle on the A39 near Truro yesterday evening.

18 month old child freed from locked car in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

9:59am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Malabar, Truro yesterday after a report of a child accidentally locked in a car.

Council slashes mobile library service with one van plan for 172 stops across Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: All mobile libraries and mobile one stop shops in Cornwall face the axe

12:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Giovernment cuts have been blamed as Cornwall Council looks set to slash the mobile library service, leaving just one van serving the whole of the county.

A30 and A39 traffic troubles after two accidents this morning

Falmouth Packet:

10:28am Thursday 31st July 2014

There are reports of slow traffic and one lane closed due to a three vehicles crash on the A30 near Carland Cross.

Garden fire sparks call out for Truro firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

9:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

Firefighters were called to Falmouth road, Truro, last night after a report of a 'large fire' in the grounds of a property.

Parents fined after child went to school for just four full days out of 88

Falmouth Packet:

10:48am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The parents of a secondary school pupil in Cornwall have been ordered to pay costs of £1,245 for failing to ensure their child attends school on a regular basis.

Teenager from Cornwall arrested after 17 injured by 'out of control' car

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 19-year-old has been arrested after 17 people were injured during a ‘car cruise’ event in Plymouth on Saturday night.

Young body boarder rescued at Chapel Porth: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

4:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

An RNLI lifeguard picks up a young boogie boarder and a swimmer who had got into difficulty in a strong current at Chapel Porth beach.

Police hunt arsonist after motor racing club fire

Falmouth Packet: A firefighter tackles the fierce flames

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Detectives are on the hunt for an arsonist who set deliberately fire to a shed and toilets at a Cornwall motor racing club.

Sunny summer weather set to continue for Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: blue sky.jpg

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

After basking in hot sunny weather this week, the fine dry weather is set to continue into August with temperatures set to be above average.

Rescue caught on camera after boy's screams for help heard by lifeguard in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: The daring rescue of a boy off a Cornish beach

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

The daring rescue of a drowning boy from a dangerous rip current off a Cornish beach has been captured on camera.

Truro College celebrates 100% International Baccalaureate pass rate

Falmouth Packet:

11:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Truro and Penwith College is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate on its International Baccalaureate programme, which was ranked in the top ten nationally on the Sunday Times list.

Crews tackle fire in St Austell garage

Falmouth Packet:

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were called just before 6.30am this morning to a report of a fire in a garage.

Crews called to small fire at house in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

11:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two fire crews were called just after 5.30am this morning to a small fire in Falmouth Road in Truro.

Hayle one of six schools included in Cornwall Council rebuild funding bid

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hayle Community College is one of six schools included in a Cornwall Council application for funding from the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Newquay's historic gig club

Falmouth Packet: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh is due to visit Newquay on August 1, when he will meet representatives of the Newquay Rowing Club and walk around the new Treffry Centre.

Crimewatch reconstruction of death of Alan Jeal at Perranporth

Falmouth Packet:

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The mystery surrounding the death of Alan Jeal, after his naked body was found on Perranporth Beach will be featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme in a national appeal for information five months on.

Police charge Liskeard man with attempted rape of 17-year-old

Falmouth Packet:

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police have charged a Liskeard man in connection with an attempted rape of a 17-year-old woman in the town on Tuesday 15 July.

Blow on the head knocks Perran Sands surfer unconscious: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lifeguards at Perranporth were on hand to give first aid to a surfer on the beach at Perran Sands after she was knocked unconcious.

Two-year-old child escapes injury in serious St Austell crash that left two men with leg injuries

Falmouth Packet:

2:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash near St Austell resulted in two men sustaining serious leg injuries.

Deer rescued from St Dennis clay mica pit

Falmouth Packet:

2:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

Firefighters were called to Melbur Pit, Scareswater near St Dennis this morning after a report of a trapped deer.

Newquay lifeboat braves thunder and lightning to search for kayaker

Falmouth Packet:

9:09am Monday 21st July 2014

Newquay's RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called from their homes at amid thunder and lightning on Thursday night following a report of a capsized kayak in the Gannel estuary.

Could your child perform in Hall For Cornwall's panto?

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

AUDITIONS for children to star in this year’s Hall For Cornwall pantomime will take place on Saturday 13 September, and people keen on treading the boards are being asked to book a slot.

£100,000 grant to help transform Truro's Plans to transform Boscawen Park

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Plans to transform one of Truro’s favourite parks have been given the green light thanks to a whopping £100,000 grant from SITA Cornwall Trust.

Cornwall's schools to receive £4.9million extra pupil funding

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Department for Education has announced that schools in Cornwall will receive £4.9m out of £390m extra pupil funding.

Huge lightning storm lights up sky over Cornwall: PICTURES + VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

9:31am Friday 18th July 2014

A huge lightning storm light up the sky over Cornwall last night, with more forecast to follow this weekend.

Poppies planted for Lost Gardens of Heligan WWI event start to bloom

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

In April the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £7,500 to help pay for poppy seeds, performers, costumes and materials for a WWI project.

Call for A39 road changes after crash causes gridlock

Falmouth Packet: Motorists during Tuesday's gridlock

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Motorists trapped in commuter hell after a three-car crash near Devoran last week have called for changes to the roads after gridlock left some drivers queuing for two hours.

Dog walker finds dead body in field

Falmouth Packet: nswebpix police crime tape

9:59am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police are investigating the death of a man after his body was discovered in a field near Bodmin.

Speak Cornish Week celebrates unique heritage following minority status

Falmouth Packet: Penzance readies for St Piran Day festival

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Cornish language partnership MAGA have named July 21-28 as Speak Cornish Week.

To Newquay and beyond! Will Cornwall have the UK's first spaceport?

Falmouth Packet:

8:48am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Details of Britain's first spaceport are being announced today by ministers, with Newquay expected to be listed as a potential site.

Hopes rise for return of Perranporth man stuck in Bali after passport loss

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Hopes are rising that a Cornish businessman stranded in Bali since February after losing his passport will be able to return home soon.

Mighty-mums, gutsy-grans and feisty friends raise funds at Truro Race for Life

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Truro’s formidable army of mighty-mums, gutsy-grans, feisty friends and go-getting girls united at Richard Lander School yesterday for the fundraising Race for Life.

Man and woman arrested after stabbing

Falmouth Packet:

1:46pm Monday 14th July 2014

Two people have been arrested following a stabbing in Saltash on Sunday.

Swimmers take to the water at first Trelissick swim for charity

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

Fundraisers for Cornwall Hospice Care have made a splash for the charity at the first open water swim at Trelissick House.

Undercover teenager sold age restricted items in Truro sting

Falmouth Packet:

11:30am Monday 14th July 2014

An undercover teenager sent out by Cornwall Council to check whether she could buy age restricted products was sold 18 rated DVDs, lottery scratch cards, spray paint series and even a 15 inch knife.

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit to celebrate food and farming

Falmouth Packet: Delight as Prince Charles visits South Lakeland

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are in Cornwall for their annual summer visit, with the theme of this year's visit a celebration of food and farming.

Pleasure boat crew commended for professional conduct after guest taken ill on Truro River trip

Falmouth Packet:

9:52am Monday 14th July 2014

The inshore lifeboat from Falmouth was called to a wedding party on board a pleasure boat on Saturday after a passenger suffered a suspected heart attack.

Missing St Austell man found safe and well

Falmouth Packet:

9:35am Monday 14th July 2014

A missing St Austell man has been found safe and well after his disappearance sparked extreme concern.

Fire in shop at Perran Sands

Falmouth Packet:

9:21am Monday 14th July 2014

Firefighters were called to Perran Sands, Perranporth, on Sunday morning after a report of a fire.

Stanhope Forbes painting shown for first time in 100 years

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Lovers of Newlyn School paintings have been in for a real treat at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro this year, with an exhibition, Amongst Heroes: the artist in working Cornwall,  including a spectacular Stanhope Forbes painting, which has never been exhibited publicly in Cornwall before now.

Cornwall's freemasons raise funds for 250 hours of fuel for air ambulance

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall Air Ambulance paramedics were first at the scene

1:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

FREEMASONS from Cornish lodges have hit a major milestone in their fundraising for Cornwall Air Ambulance, having raised enough to fund over 250 hours of fuel for the lifesaving charity.

Should Cornwall's police commissioner have spent £7,617 on lip balms, magnets, sweets and pens?

Falmouth Packet: Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Questions have been asked about Devon and Cornwall's police commissioner's expenditure of over £7,000 on lip balms, magnets, sweets and other items.

Sailor rescued by lifeboat after raising alarm on Facebook while treading water for two hours

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A teenage sailor, stranded after his boat capsized, was lucky to be found by a lifeboat crew as he tried to swim to safety late last night.

Polar bear that mauled Cornish schoolboy elderly and stressed due to worn-down teeth

Falmouth Packet:

10:44am Friday 11th July 2014

The polar bear which mauled a Cornish schoolboy in an attack that left another 17-year-old schoolboy dead was elderly and had been suffering from worn-down teeth which would have led to it becoming stressed and behaving more "aggressively and unpredictably", an inquest has heard.

Truro Cathedral to share pot of WWI repairs cash

Falmouth Packet: 125th anniversary of Truro Cathedral

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Truro Cathedral is to share a pot of cash from from the World War One Centenary Repairs Fund to make repairs to damage caused by the raging storms this winter.

Schools close and firefighters walk out as mass strike action hits Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

11:11am Thursday 10th July 2014

Thousands of public sector workers in Cornwall, including teachers, council staff, health workers and firefighters have gone out on strike today.

Elderly man dies after car rolls several times on A30

Falmouth Packet:

9:46am Thursday 10th July 2014

An 88-year-old man has died after the car he was a passenger in rolled several times on the A30 on Saturday.

Drum containing corrosive chemical washes up on beach

Falmouth Packet:

2:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A drum containing a corrosive chemical has been taken away for disposal after washing up on Crantock Beach.



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