Breaking news Culdrose helicopter makes emergency landing in West Cornwall field

Falmouth Packet: MILITARY AND FLYING MACHINES

3:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Merlin helicopter from RNAS Culdrose has been forced to make an emergency landing in a field close to the car park at the Minack theatre near Porthcurno, in West Cornwall.

Chemical fire breaks out in pump room of St Ives swimming pool

Falmouth Packet: Cornwall fire service called to 22 flooding reports in six hours

10:39am Thursday 24th July 2014

A fire broke out in the pump room of a swimming pool in St Ives yesterday, involving a generator and chemicals.

Woman kicked and punched on Penzance promenade

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

1:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Penzance promenade shelter.

Illegal nets seized in Mounts Bay go under the hammer

Falmouth Packet:

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority is auctioning five lengths of rigged gill nets after they were seized in Mounts Bay.

Inside scoop: West Cornwall has two of the best ice cream parlours in the UK

Falmouth Packet: Eight-month-old Kinza Hussain looks like she’s thoroughly enjoying her ice cream in the sun  in Witton Park yesterday

3:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Two West Cornwall ice cream parlours have made a list of Britain's best.

Schoolkids immortalise heroes as scarecrows at Penzance garden

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Children from St Mary’s and St Maddern’s have immortalised twelve heroes and heroines by creating scarecrows at Trengwainton Garden, near Penzance.

St Ives lifeboat crew called out into 'boiling cauldron' at height of lightning storm: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

St Ives lifeboat crews were called out at the height of a huge lightning storm yesterday after multiple reports of a drifting boat 300m from Carbis Bay.

Anti 'bedroom tax' MP Andrew George says 'I told you so' after Lib Dem u-turn

Falmouth Packet:

11:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

"Bedroom tax" rebel MP, Andrew George MP, has said, 'I told you so' after an analysis by the Department for Work and Pensions showed nearly 60 per cent of the 550,000 tenants affected were in rent arrears and only one in 20 had been able to move to a smaller home.

Worker airlifted after legs become trapped in potato harvesting machine

Falmouth Packet: Thieves steal Christmas charity cash destined for Cornwall Air Ambulance

10:30am Friday 18th July 2014

A man has been airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped in a potato harvester near Penzance this morning.

Police confirm nine arrested in Cornwall after nationwide swoop on suspected peadophiles

Falmouth Packet:

3:44pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police have confirmed that nine of the 22 men arrested as part of a massive co-ordinated crackdown on suspected peadophiles nationwide are from Cornwall.

Cape Cornwall School first in county to scoop equality award

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Cape Cornwall School has become the first school in the Duchy to win a prestigious award in recognition of its commitment to equality.

Can cyclist help after man's death at Godrevy Point?

Falmouth Packet: Godrevy, by Jon Rowe from Hayle

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police investigating the death of a man at Godrevy Point are keen to trace a male cyclist who may have seen him on the day he died.

Improved train services for Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

4:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Department for Transport has agreed to the first significant redesign of First Great Western’s mainline timetable in Devon and Cornwall for over a decade, with earlier trains and extra capacity during the summer.

Bid to find Cornwall's 'Best Bar None' returns for fifth year

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

The launch of the fifth year of the Cornwall Best Bar None Scheme will take place at Sound Nightclub, Penzance next week.

Can you help Penzance police trace this person? CCTV

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Police in Penzance are asking for help tracing this male after criminal damge at the Wharfside Shopping Centre.

French skipper accused of illegally fishing in Cornish waters

Falmouth Packet: HMS Severn

1:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

A French vessel whose skipper is accused of fishing Cornish waters with illegally altered nets has been allowed to return to sea until he appears in court later this month.

Weapon used to inflict serious injuries in Hayle fight

Falmouth Packet: nswebpix police crime tape

11:50am Saturday 12th July 2014

Police are appealing for any information after an offensive weapon was used to inflict serious injuries outside the new Asda building site at Hayle.

£500,000 Big Lottery funding for mental health scheme for young people in West Cornwall

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

1:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Cornwall is to receive £500,000 from the Big Lottery’s HeadStart programme for a project to help young people prevent the onset of mental health issues.

Crews called to Newlyn as fire damages Co-op store

Falmouth Packet:

9:51am Thursday 10th July 2014

Firefighters were called to The Strand, Newlyn, in the early hours of this morning after a report of smoke pouring from a commercial premises.

Devon and Cornwall police lead the way in fight against wildlife crime

Falmouth Packet: The Lesser Horseshoe Bat, one of the species found in the Malvern Hills. Photo by John Black of the Bat Conservation Trust.

11:43am Wednesday 9th July 2014

World Animal Protection (formerly WSPA) has praised Devon and Cornwall Police for being one of the leading forces in the country tackling wildlife crime.

Washing up liquid used to free trapped child in St Ives

Falmouth Packet:

5:20pm Monday 7th July 2014

Firefighters were called to Tregenna Place, St Ives this afternoon after a report of a child trapped in bars outside a shop.

MP warns of privatisation plan's 'catastrophic consequences' on West Cornwall hospitals

Falmouth Packet: MP challenges health bosses over closed Poltair Hospital beds

11:00am Monday 7th July 2014

Fears for the future of hospitals in Penzance and Hayle has led West Cornwall MP Andrew George to warn of the "potential catastrophic consequences" of a privatisation plan.

Do you fish for sport or a hobby in Cornwall? Have your say in how inshore waters are managed

Falmouth Packet: Fresh mackerel: It’s vital not to compromise on your ingredients

8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Do you fish for sport or a hobby in Cornwall? Do you want to have a say in how the inshore waters around Cornwall are managed? Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorityis holding a public meeting to discuss the development of a 'recreational sea angling strategy for Cornwall.

Don't dig sand tunnels warns RNLI

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

The RNLI is urging people to take extra care around sand dunes this summer, after a two metre deep tunnel was discovered on a Cornwall beach.

Will £146 million "major package of rail improvements" help Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

1:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Cornwall will benefit from a "multi-million pound package of rail improvements" that will lift the local economy, create new jobs and provide faster train journeys, the Prime Minister has claimed.

Was cat shot with air rifle in Madron? Police investigate

Falmouth Packet: The police element of council tax could rise

10:21am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Police are investigating whether a cat may have been shot with an air rifle in the Trelawney Estate area of Madron.

Push to improve standards for migrant workers in Cornwall living in caravans

Falmouth Packet: Push to improve standards for migrant workers in Cornwall living in caravans

12:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

The standard of accomodation for migrant workers living in caravans in Cornwall is the focus of a new safety and quality push.

West Cornwall looks set to avoid weekend downpours

Falmouth Packet: West Cornwall looks set to avoid weekend downpours

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

While the South West looks set to see downpours over the weekend, the latest weather forecast from the Met Office shows West Cornwall escaping the worst.

£342,000 to help disadvantaged three and four-year-olds in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Lego

10:44am Thursday 26th June 2014

Cornwall has been awarded £342,734 to help disadvantaged three and four-year-olds.

Revolutionary wave powered 'doughnut' plugged in to hub at Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Revolutionary wave powered doughnut plugged in to hub at Hayle

10:58am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Oceanus 2, a revolutionary experimental wave energy device built at Falmouth docks, is now on location at the Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility situated ten miles off Hayle.

Work 'progressing well' on Newlyn Green and Bolitho Gardens sea wall repairs

Falmouth Packet: Cash to restore storm battered Newlyn Green promised

2:11pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Work is 'progressing well' on Newlyn Green and Bolitho Gardens sea wall repairs, says Cornwall Council.

Police arrest three in doorstep selling fraud swoop

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

11:40am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Three men were arrested in St Ives last week as Police and Cornwall Trading Standards stepped up their battle against bogus builders and doorstep fraudsters.

Help shape how Cornwall deals with floods in the future

Falmouth Packet: LAUNCH: Flooding in Mudeford Lane, Christchurch

9:07am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Communities, business and members of the public are being invited to help shape the way Cornwall deals with the problem of flooding in the future.

Did hot sunshine cause four lorry blaze in Gulval?

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

3:40pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Four lorrries have been badly damaged in a suspicious fire this morning at Gulval.

Man arrested over alleged Cornwall hotel safe theft

Falmouth Packet: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

1:08pm Monday 23rd June 2014

A man from Birmingham has been arrested and charged with theft and taking a motor vehicle without consent after an allegation that a large amount of cash was stolen from a safe at a St Ives hotel.

Can you help track down alleged St Ives hotel credit card fraudster?

Falmouth Packet: Can you help track down alleged St Ives hotel credit card fraudster?

7:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man wanted in connection with a series of frauds in the Deon and Cornwall area.

Public asked over huge 'urban expansion' plans for St Ives and Carbis Bay

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

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

Cornwall Council is holding a public meeting to share information and listen to public opinion on an outline planning application for an 'urban extension' to St Ives and Carbis Bay.

MP calls for planning change over affordable homes crisis in Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: MP challenges health bosses over closed Poltair Hospital beds

12:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has called for changes to planning law to help counter the ongoing crisis in affordable homes.

Lines used to rescue cow from Crowlas slurry pit

Falmouth Packet: Cow and calf rescued from drowning in slurry pit

9:58am Thursday 19th June 2014

Firefighters from Penzance, Camborne and Falmouth were called out to Crowlas yesterday after a report of a cow stuck in a slurry pit.

Camborne and St Ives firefighters called to person trapped after two lorries crash

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

2:08pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A person has been cut free from wreckage after a crash outside a holiday park near Lelant.

St Just firefighters tackle shed fire

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

10:49am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Firefighters from St Just were called out yesterday evening after a report of a shed on fire.

New 'Willkommen in Cornwall' campaign launches to attract German tourists

Falmouth Packet: The Minack Theatre

9:34am Tuesday 17th June 2014

A new digital advertising campaign has been launched to attract more German holidaymakers to Cornwall.

Crews from six stations towns race to Carbis Bay cafe fire over gas tank fears: PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

6:48pm Monday 16th June 2014

Firefighters from six fire stations are dealing with a fire at a cafe at Carbis Bay.

Firefighters called out after person trapped in child's swing

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

2:00pm Monday 16th June 2014

Five firefighters from Camborne were sent to Hayle on Sunday after a report of someone trapped in a child's swing.

Barefoot wandering part of 'Great South West Walks' this September

Falmouth Packet: Praa Sands view towards Perranuthnoe

11:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

With 100 coastal walks to choose from, including some barefoot hikes, the Great South West Walks 2014 is now open for bookings.

Andrew George wins MPs’ equivalent of National Lottery jackpot

Falmouth Packet: Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (centre) meets with Porthleven harbour master Phil Ward (right) this afternoon, accompanied by West Cornwall MP Andrew George

11:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

West Cornwall MP Andrew George, who came top of the ballot for 'Private Members’ Bills' has said that he will use the fortnight before he must submit his proposed legislation to “pause, reflect and listen to constituents before making any final decisions”.

Missing man on mobility scooter found 23 miles away in hotel after huge search operation

Falmouth Packet: The mobility scooter found dumped near bins in Halifax Road, Bradford

9:42am Friday 13th June 2014

A huge search and rescue operation was launched last night after a elderly man went missing from a West Cornwall holiday park, only for him to be found in a hotel 23 miles away, as far as his mobility scooter would take him.

Delays and road closures expected as work starts on A30 roundabout at Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Delays likely by Dome Roundabout in north Watford

7:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Delays are expected as the Highways Agency starts a series of improvements to Loggans Moor roundabout on the A30 at Hayle.

Newlyn bonfire sparks call out for fire crews

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

1:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A Newlyn bonfire saw fire crews from Penzance called out yesterday due to fears over a 10 litre container of diesel.

Police seek man after alleged stolen credit card fraud in Cornwall: CCTV

Falmouth Packet: Police seek man after alleged stolen credit card fraud in Cornwall: CCTV

10:29am Thursday 12th June 2014

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man in connection with the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card in Penzance.



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