Healthy workplace programme at Cornwall Council recognised for innovation

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Cornwall’s Workplace Health programme has been recognised for its "innovation, good practice and significant achievement" by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Don't fancy being visited by treat or treaters... Download a poster here

Falmouth Packet:

3:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

Apeople not keen on trisk or treat revellers visiting knocking on the door can download a poster created by Devon and Cornwall police and display it in their window.

Truro firefighters receive dementia training

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Fire fighters from Truro fire station have undergone specialist training to help them cope with the growing number of older people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Chemical 'harmful' to wildlife contained after roadside spill

Falmouth Packet: Bradford firm in bid for increase in hazardous chemicals

11:14am Thursday 30th October 2014

Firefighters and a hazardous materials officer were called out to a roadside chemical leak yesterday.

2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall enjoy 'Primary Prom' concerts: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet:

10:06am Thursday 30th October 2014

Music for Youth came to Truro to welcome 2,000 primary school children from across Cornwall to two 'Primary Prom' concerts.

Family's relief as teenager found at bottom of Newquay cliff, 'conscious and off life support'

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A sixteen-year-old schoolboy found at the botom of a cliff at Newquay is  is now conscious and off life support, but is still in intensive care.

Do you know suspected robber who barged into woman's home? PICTURE

Falmouth Packet:

11:14am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Detectives have released an e-fit of a man they are looking for in connection with a robbery at a woman's home.

Primark to open in Truro

Falmouth Packet:

12:11pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Popular high street brand Primark will be coming to to Cornwall for the first time as it sets up shop in a 50,000 sq ft store at Lemon Quay in Truro city centre.

Truro Cathedral receives £500,000 government grant to repair roof

Falmouth Packet:

9:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Truro Cathedral has been handed a £500,000 grant to repair 'urgent repairs and restoration'.

Tributes to 'hero' surgeon who died at Mawgan Porth

Falmouth Packet:

8:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Former patients of a knee surgeon who is believed to have died at Mawgan Porth while trying to save four children from the sea have paid tribute to him as a "hero".

Carnon Downs man stole meat and alcohol

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Daniel Anthony Catlow, of Carnon Crescent in Carnon Downs, was sentenced to six weeks in prison, which was suspended for 12 months, after he admitted two charges of stealing meat and alcohol worth a total of £84.47 from Pooleys Costcutters in Illogan.

Video released of RNLI search for surfers who died at Mawgan Porth

Falmouth Packet:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The RNLI has released footage of volunteers from Newquay and Padstow helping in the search for surfers off Mawgan Porth beach.

Review of lifeguard cover after three die

Falmouth Packet: RNLI lifeguard Anthony Bartlett patrolling Polzeath

10:43am Monday 27th October 2014

Cornwall Council says it isn't possible to provide lifeguard cover on all beaches in Cornwall or outside of the main holiday season.

UPDATE: Surfers who died at Mawgan Porth may have been trying to save children

Falmouth Packet:

10:29am Monday 27th October 2014

Three people who died at a Cornish beach on Sunday were from St Austell and near Leeds, police say.

Body pulled from sea at Newquay

Falmouth Packet:

9:19am Monday 27th October 2014

A man's body has been pulled from the sea at a Newquay beach.

Give up firearms anonymously in police amnesty

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police is holding a two week amnesty for the surrender of unlawfully held or unwanted firearms and ammunition.

Three die as seven people get into difficulty in Newquay sea

Falmouth Packet: Bedruthan Steps, near Mawgan Porth, where the family became trapped yesterday

5:40pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Police are dealing with a serious incident in Newquay in which three people have died.

Fun event with a sobering message at St Austell shopping centre

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Firefighters at St Austell Community Fire Station are holding a cycle safety event next weekend to encourage cyclists and motorists to work together for safer roads.

Fraddon based company secures nationwide distribution deal

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

A chef from Fraddon has landed a deal with home delivery company Ocado to sell the fruit bars that she developed and launched in Cornwall last year.

280 jobs set to go at Cornwall Council in next five months

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

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

Cornwall Council has warned that 280 jobs look set to go by the end of the financial year.

Castle an Dinas shed fire spreads to nearby garage

Falmouth Packet:

10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A fire in a shed near St Columb spread to a nearby garage before firefighters were able to put it out in the early hours of this morning.

Police confirm body is missing St Austell man

Falmouth Packet:

10:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have confirmed that a body found last month is that of a St Austell man missing since July 2013.

Truro Cathedral refurbishment forces ice rink cancellation

Falmouth Packet: The ice rink will be in Truro for six weeks

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral says it is disappointed that there will be no Ice Rink on the Cathedral Green this year due to current repair work on the north west tower and the start of the Old Cathedral School refurbishment.

Motorist in Newquay rescued following crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A trapped motorist was rescued by firefighters after a crash on King Edward Crescent in Newquay at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Truro public attempt to tackle wheelie bin blaze

Falmouth Packet:

10:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Members of the public attempted to put out a wheelie bin fire in Truro with fire extinguishers yesterday before firefighters turned up.

Truro students take prize at teen tech awards

Falmouth Packet:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Teenagers from a Cornwall school had an appointment with royalty on Monday as they accepted an award for their inspiring idea for making life ‘better, simpler or easier’.

At risk groups in Cornwall urged to get flu jab

Falmouth Packet: Breaking the cycle of drug addiction

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Public health experts in Cornwall are warning of the risks of not getting your annual flu vaccination, if you are in an at-risk group.

Man arrested in Camelford for carrying offensive weapon

Falmouth Packet:

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police have arrested a man after an incident in Camelford on the evening of Saturday, October 18.

Two crews sent to fight Newquay freezer fire

Falmouth Packet:

9:37am Monday 20th October 2014

A fire in a freezer in Newquay sparked a call out for fire crews on Sunday morning.

Tributes to TV actress who loved Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A TV presenter whose love of Cornwall saw her make a TV series promoting the Falmouth and Helston area has died from cancer.

NHS radiographers to strike for first time since 1982

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy professionals who are members of the Society of Radiographers will be taking industrial action on Monday, 20 October.

Emergency contact info idea for redundant tax disc holder

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

An idea for a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen is spreading across the UK, and it could save lives.

'Orange army” of engineers that worked to reopen rail line at Dawlish win prestigious Brunel Medal

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The team of engineers who worked to reopen the rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards.

Traffic troubles and delays for drivers as the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton closes for repair

Falmouth Packet: ROADWORKS: Hagley residents are facing six months of roadworks in their village. SP

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

There is the chance of traffic troubles and delays for drivers as the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton closes at night for repairs in October and November.

Police appeal over attack that left victim with 18 stitches: Do you know this man?

Falmouth Packet:

9:28am Friday 17th October 2014

Police are seeking the public’s to help identify a man in connection with a serious assault which left a Newquay man with a serious facial injury.

Teenage boy critically injured in Newquay claff fall named as sixth form pupil Connor Simmonds

Falmouth Packet:

2:21pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A teenage boy who fell from a cliff in Newquay and remains in a critical condition has been named as sixth form pupil Connor Simmonds

'Abusive' door to door salesmen targeting elderly

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police are warning of unscrupulous salesmen calling at homes in Devon and Cornwall.

Scale of child sexual exploitation in Cornwall laid bare: DETAILS

Falmouth Packet: ABUSE CONCERN: Child protection agencies such as Napac believe young victims of sex offenders are not being protected. Picture posed by model.

7:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Child sexual exploitation has been hitting the headlines nationwide and while many may think that it does not happen in their area, a Freedom of Information request has laid bare the scale of concerns in Cornwall.

Elderly woman found in cave after cliff fall dies

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

1:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police investigating the death of a woman in Newquay are keen to trace a man she may have been due to meet on the day she died.

Teenager suffers life threatening injuries in cliff tumble

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A teenager is in hospital with life threatening injuries after falling from a Newquay cliff.

Have you seen this missing man?

Falmouth Packet:

4:07pm Monday 13th October 2014

Police are looking 52 year old Andrew Page, who was last seen on September 18.

First Great Western get three year extension to run rail services

Falmouth Packet: Snow cancels trains and bus services

11:16am Monday 13th October 2014

Cornwall Council has welcomed the news that First Great Western will continue to operate rail services in the region until 2019.

Health staff in Cornwall walk out on strike over pay

Falmouth Packet:

8:47am Monday 13th October 2014

Health workers in Cornwall have walked out on strike, many for the first time in their lives, in protest at the Government's decision not to give them a recommended 1% pay rise.

Have your say on how railways are policed in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Rail passengers and staff ain Cornwall are being given the chance to have their say on the way the region’s railways are policed.

10,000 handmade poppies to flutter down through Truro Cathedral

Falmouth Packet: Dedications from Honour The Pals appeal donors

8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Up to 10,000 handmade poppies are to flutter down through Truro Cathedral next month in one of the most poignant events of Remembrance Week.

Sarah Newton visits Truro Army Reserve centre to welcome new recruitment drive

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Saturday 11th October 2014

 A new recruitment drive at the Truro Army Reserve Centre has won the support of Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton.

Celebrating Cornish and Celtic culture at Perranporth's Loender Peran festival

Falmouth Packet: Penzance readies for St Piran Day festival

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Perranporth will come alive with music and dance this October as over 300 performers from Cornwall, Brittany, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man arrive for Lowender Peran: Cornwall’s annual festival celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

Swimmer and rescuers rescued from pounding waves at Perranporth

Falmouth Packet:

1:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

A swimmer who became exhausted in strong swell off Perranporth Beach, and two would be rescuers, had to be airlifted to safety.

Ten day festival of commemoration at Truro Cathedral to mark centenary of start of Great War

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Friday 10th October 2014

This November, during Remembrance Week, Truro Cathedral will be holding a ten-day festival of commemorative arts events to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War.

Eden to host body painting festival

Falmouth Packet:

10:50am Thursday 9th October 2014

The Eden Project in Cornwall will host painted bodies among the biomes as the location for the fifth annual 'International Body Painting Festival'.



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