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.

Man dies in A30 crash after veering across road unexpectedly

Falmouth Packet:

9:45am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Police have confirmed that a man has died following a crash on the A30 yesterday.

Attack leaves man with fractured skull

Falmouth Packet:

9:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Detectives are investigating an alleged assault in Liskeard which left a man with a fractured skull.

A30 eastbound carriageway closed until midnight after serious crash: Casualty airlifted to hospital

Falmouth Packet: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

6:38pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious collision involving a number of vehicles on the A30 westbound at Blisland.

Ellie Golding gig emergency roadworks traffic warning

Falmouth Packet: KEY IMPROVEMENT: Singer Ellie Goulding, who is one of the celebrity faces behind Marks and Spencer's new advertising campaign

2:55pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Ellie Goulding fans heading to the Eden Project this evening are being warned of traffic disruption due to roadworks.

Three men arrested after attack on four women leaves one with broken ribs

Falmouth Packet: nswebpix police crime tape

1:43pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after four women were assaulted outside a fast food take away, leaving one with four broken ribs.

Serious injuries after crash on A38: UPDATE

Falmouth Packet:

12:50pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A38 at Bodmin.

Can you help police trace this woman?

Falmouth Packet:

11:22am Tuesday 8th July 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a passenger’s suitcase from a train in Cornwall.

Warning as firefighters set to strike over nine days in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Firefighters vote for national strike action

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is again asking the public to be extra vigilant and careful after confirmation from the Fire Brigades Union that its members will be taking part in strikes over nine days, with the first from 10am to 7pm on Thursday.

Polar bear dragged boy from tent in attack that also injured Cornish teenager

Falmouth Packet:

5:49pm Monday 7th July 2014

A polar bear ripped open the tent of a 17-year-old and dragged him out causing "mortal wounds" to his head, in an attack that also injured a Cornish teenager, according to an independent report into the tragedy which happened during an Arctic adventure holiday.

Record year for 'Polo on the Beach' at Watergate Bay: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

4:49pm Monday 7th July 2014

A record number of spectators enjoyed the spectacular display of equine entertainment as 'Polo on the Beach returned to Watergate Bay at the weekend.

£198m 'Growth Deal' from Government aims to create 4,000 jobs and 6,000 new homes

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Monday 7th July 2014

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly have secured a £198m Growth Deal from Government that aims to create 4,000 jobs and 6,000 new homes.

Unions prepare for mass strike

Falmouth Packet: One in five Lambeth workers is part-time

8:56am Monday 7th July 2014

Unions are making final preparations for a huge strike by over a million council workers, teachers, civil servants and firefighters in bitter disputes with the Government over pay, pensions and spending cuts.



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