Cornwall firefighters urge public to stay safe this bonfire night

Falmouth Packet: The 2013 Clitheroe bonfire at the castle

7:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

With bonfire night around the corner, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents to take care and celebrate safely this November 5.

Stunning Cornish landscapes in the 2015 Cornwall Wildlife Trust calendar: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Wildlife photographers have captured a series of stunning photographs of Cornish landscapes for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's 2015 calendar.

Police investigating assault on woman in St Ives

Falmouth Packet:

3:57pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police were called to an address in St Ives around 9am this morning after a report a woman had been assaulted in the town.

Equipment stolen from Marazion building site

Falmouth Packet:

3:25pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police in Penzance are asking for information after building equipment was stolen from a site in Marazion last month.

One person treated after Penzance kitchen fire

Falmouth Packet:

10:19am Friday 24th October 2014

A person had to be treated for smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in Penzance yesterday afternoon.

West Cornwall police officers recognised at awards ceremony

Falmouth Packet: Fancy life as a police officer?  Devon & Cornwall Police are hiring

4:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police honoured the professionalism and commitment of police officers, staff and volunteers from the Cornwall policing area at an awards ceremony.

Old Penlee lifeboat station to open to public after two decades

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The old Penlee Lifeboat Station will open to the public on Sunday for the first time in almost a quarter century.

Penzance firefighters called after floodwater affects electrics

Falmouth Packet:

9:46am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called to a flood at a Penzance flat yesterday morning after water started affecting the electrics.

Broken water main leads to flooding in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called after a broken pipe caused flooding at a property in Penzance on Saturday afternoon.

MP takes on 'blindfold bus challenge'

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has been trying to understand the problems faced by sight limited users of public transport, by taking part in a "Blindfold Bus Challenge”.

West Cornwall should 'not be pushed around' by 'rapacious' developers, says MP

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

St Ives' MP, Andrew George, has raised concerns over development pressures in West Cornwall saying, pressures on St Ives in particular, are intense and the planning system "cannot cope or withstand the guile and determination of rapacious developers".

Man who went on Penzance shop rampage stands on his head in court

Falmouth Packet:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A man who pulled hair out of a policewoman’s head and assaulted a staff worker in a Penzance health shop stood on his head for several minutes while he was in the dock at Truro Magistrates’ Court.

Firefighters race to fire in flat above Penzance shop

Falmouth Packet:

9:16am Friday 17th October 2014

Fire crews were called to Causewayhead, Penzance yesterday afternoon after a report of flames and smoke pouring from a flat above a shop.

Newlyn fisherman fined £2,100 after collision with coaster

Falmouth Packet:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A crew member of a Newlyn fishing boat that collided with a coaster has been ordered to pay a total of £2,100 in fines and costs after failing to keep a proper lookout.

Woman dies after three car Carbis Bay crash

Falmouth Packet:

10:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

An elderly woman has died in hospital after a three car crash at Carbis Bay.

Review of police 101 service after problems highlighted

Falmouth Packet:

10:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE police’s non-emergency phone service is to be reviewed after the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg, at last acknowledged there could be a problem and has promised “significant changes” to it.

Fears as invasive 'Quagga' mussels found in UK

Falmouth Packet:

8:59am Monday 13th October 2014

A species of mussel which could devastate Britain's wetlands and cost thousands of pounds in water bills has been discovered in the UK for the first time.

Cornwall Housing 'makes dream come true' for former RAF officer from Carbis Bay

Falmouth Packet:

12:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A former RAF officer living in Hayle was looking for a new career after leaving the service, and now, with help from Cornwall Housing, is about to realise his dream of becoming a gas engineer.

Plan to move St Just Post Office into store

Falmouth Packet:

11:42am Thursday 9th October 2014

The Post Office is proposing to relocate St Just Post Office, and reopen it as a "modern open-plan local plus-style branch" with extended opening hours.

Flood alert for Cornwall as high tides hit

Falmouth Packet: High tide at Mudeford. Picture by Wendy Hawke

10:24am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for low lying areas of Cornwall as high tides combine with strong winds.

GP out of hours contract in Cornwall to be put out to tender again

Falmouth Packet:

9:37am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Cornwall's GP out of hours contract is to be put out to tender again after the body responsible for commissioning the service, NHS Kernow, decided not to progress with an interim solution.

Midwives set to strike for first time

Falmouth Packet: File photo dated 07/12/10 of an NHS logo. Social enterprises are being allowed to take over £900 million of NHS services without safeguards to ensure they save the taxpayer money and will not go bust, a watchdog has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

3:20pm Monday 6th October 2014

As midwives ready to strike in Cornwall, new research claims that the public strongly supports NHS staff being given a one per cent pay rise and back planned industrial action.

Residents become unwell after carbon monoxide alert

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Occupants of a house at Gulval, near Penzance, had to be checked by paramedics when they felt unwell after a carbon monoxide alarm sounded.

Missing Taunton man may be in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

4:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Police searching for a missing Taunton man have said he may be in Cornwall.

Learn more about Cornish wildlife watching at free talks

Falmouth Packet:

2:24pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Learn more about the wildlife that makes its home in Cornish waters at a public talk in Penzance later this month.

Grants to help older Cornwall residents with gas safety

Falmouth Packet:

11:53am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Older and vulnerable homeowners are being urged to apply for a grant from Cornwall Council for essential gas maintenance and gas related repairs to their home.

Penzance man proves he is 'Tuff Enuff' by beating international field

Falmouth Packet:

11:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Penzance kickboxer has shown he is 'Tuff Enuff' after beating athletes from as far away as Germany, Ireland and South Africa in a gruelling Cornish terrain race on Saturday.

'Good progress' in West Cornwall badger vaccine project

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, says he is encouraged by the "good progress" being made in the project to roll out a badger vaccine in West Cornwall.

Three injured in Carbis Bay crash

Falmouth Packet:

8:52am Monday 29th September 2014

Three people were injured in a crash at Carbis Bay on Sunday.

Cornwall's community hospitals first to be recognised for end of life care

Falmouth Packet: Image for Social Care Consortium

11:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

Ten community hospitals in Cornwall have become the first in the UK to receive a major national award recognising the quality of care they are providing their patients as they approach the end of their lives.

Final piece of funding for £11.9m scheme to improve St Mary’s and Penzance harbours

Falmouth Packet: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

3:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The final piece of the funding package to support a £11.9m scheme to improve St Mary’s and Penzance harbours has been confirmed.

Advice to bathers in Cornwall as RNLI lifeguards pack up at end of season

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

The RNLI is preparing to finish its lifeguard patrols on the majority of the region’s beaches this Sunday, however, a number of beaches in Cornwall and Devon will have lifeguard cover into October.

Builders host 'Big Breakfast' for Macmillan Cancer funds


11:09am Thursday 25th September 2014

The Penzance and Porthleven branches of RGB Building Supplies will be joining in with Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday (Sept 26) by hosting a Big Breakfast Morning.

New hospital helipad and night flights will help save lives in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Critically ill patients in danger at night as Air Ambulance says landing facilities 'unsuitable'

3:33pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CORNWALL Air Ambulance says a new helipad to be built at Derriford Hospital will make a dramatic difference to Cornish patients.

Two arrested over alleged Penzance assault

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

3:52pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Two men have been arrested following an attack on a man in Penzance that left him needing hospital treatment.

Tractor on fire in Gwithian field sparks call out for crews

Falmouth Packet:

9:16am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Firefighters were called out to a farm near Gwithian yesterday evening after a tractor caught fire.

Vicious attack leaves Penzance man in hospital

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

2:17pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in the Treneere Estate area of Penzance at the weekend.

Owner foots the bill as action taken to save 'important' listed building in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

An 'important' grade II listed building in Penzance has been save from further deterioration after Cornwall Council stepped in to make repairs, and make the owner pay.

Fishermen warned as 'critically endangered' Porbeagle sharks landed

Falmouth Packet: The Porbeagle shark

1:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The Marine Management Organisation has issued guidance following the recent landings of porbeagle sharks, a species considered critically endangered in the North East Atlantic.

Do you know man sought for alleged fraud in West Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Police are trying to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with several fraud-related crimes in shops in Redruth, Camborne, Helston and St Ives.

Urgent call for 'blue badge' tax disc holders in Cornwall as rules change

Falmouth Packet: Blue badge criminal uses dead mother’s badge to park

11:11am Thursday 18th September 2014

Are you a blue badge holder in Cornwall who does not pay road tax? Well the rules are about to change.

Carbis Bay electric radiator sparks call out for firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

2:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighetrs were called to Trewartha Estate, Carbis Bay, in the early hours of this morning after a report of a smoking electric radiator.

Fears person trapped inside burning Penzance flat

Falmouth Packet:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Firefighters raced to a burning flat at Regent Terrace, Penzance, on Sunday, to find there was a fear someone was trapped inside.

Police appeal for information on missing Sheffield man thought to be in St Ives

Falmouth Packet:

9:48am Monday 15th September 2014

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 20-year-old Sheffield man thought to have travelled to the St Ives area.

Wildlife experts abuzz with excitement as rare bees found in West Cornwall

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is abuzz with excitement after two very rare species of bee were discovered on their new Bartinney Nature Reserve near Sennen.

700 bales of straw go up in flames in Marazion barn blaze

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Firefighters from three towns were called to a farm near Marazion on Thursday after a report of a large barn full of straw bales on fire.

Drunk jailed after assault on landlord and customer at St Erth pub

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Trouble with a drunk man at the Star Inn at St Erth led to the licensee and his wife, plus a customer, being assaulted.

Smashed windows at Penzance chippy sparks police appeal

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Police are appealing for information after windows were smashed at the Sea View Fish and Chip Shop in Penzance.

Animal ban for St Ives llama farmers after offences reported again 'within days' of first trial

Falmouth Packet: Llamas and geese recruited in fight against crime in Sussex

12:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A couple who kept llamas on a farm near St Ives have been fined and banned from keeping animals after failing to care for them.

Body found in sea off St Ives is identified

Falmouth Packet:

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police have confirmed that the body of a man recovered from the sea off St Ives on Monday, September 1 is that of a 49-year-old doctor.



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