Police remind Cornish public to be aware of theft from vehicles

Falmouth Packet:

7:21pm Monday 18th August 2014

Police in Cornwall are urging the public to be aware of opportunist thieves looking for valuables left in vehicles after a number of incidents in the county.

Lifeguards help overturned kayaker at Praa Sands

Falmouth Packet:

3:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

RNLI lifeguards at Praa Sands have helped a man who fell from his kayak and was struggling to get back aboard.

Hospital asks people to think twice as emergency department sees summer surge

Falmouth Packet: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

As Cornwall’s main emergency department in Truro sees a surge in attendances, hospital staff are urging the public to 'Choose Well' when they need help with minor illness or injury.

Leak in oil fired oven sparks call out for Helston firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

10:56am Friday 15th August 2014

Firefighters from Helston and Camborne were called out to Nancegollan yesterday after a reoccuring fire in an oiled fired oven.

Woman rescued as Penzance fish and chip shop goes up in flames

Falmouth Packet:

10:51am Friday 15th August 2014

A woman had to be pulled to safety after a fire at a fish and chip shop on Adelaide Street, Penzance , yesterday.

Young boy's foot impaled on metal spike in St Ives - PHOTO

Falmouth Packet:

3:16pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A young boy has impaled his foot on a metal spike buried in the sand at one of St Ives’ most popular beaches.

£10million to improve sea links to Isles of Scilly and repair storm damage at Cornwall's ports

Falmouth Packet: Cash to restore storm battered Newlyn Green promised

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced a £10 million package to improve sea links between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, upgrade roads on the island and carry out ports repairs.

St Ives toilets fire suspected arson

Falmouth Packet:

11:25am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A fire at public toilets at Tregenna Place, St Ives, last night was suspicious say firefighters.

'Fragile' transport link to Isles of Scilly on the table as Secretary of State for Transport visits

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, says that the fragility of the transport link to the Isles of Scilly will be on the table when the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, visits West Cornwall and later this week.

French fishermen fined for illegal fishing in Cornish waters

Falmouth Packet: VISIT: HMS Severn

7:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The owner and master of a French vessel fishing in Cornish waters and taken into Newlyn with illegal net modifications have been fined a total of £25,000.

Flood alerts on Cornwall's coast as high tides hit

Falmouth Packet: Environment Agency inspect beck

11:17am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A flood alert is in place for low lying areas on Cornwall's north and south coasts.

Biker suffers life changing head injury in Penzance crash

Falmouth Packet:

12:53pm Monday 11th August 2014

A biker has been airlifted to hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a crash this morning.

Worried about dementia? Help is at hand as roadshow rolls into Penzance

Falmouth Packet: There will be a special ‘Quiet Area’ at the Show, where family members or carers can leave a person with dementia in a calm environment supported by a specialist team

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

People of Cornwall will have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts and find out a little more about dementia in August as an Alzheimer’s Society 'roadshow' rolls into Perranporth, Newquay and Penzance.

Husband battered wife to death with hammer in Carbis Bay before killing himself with kitchen knife

Falmouth Packet:

9:33am Friday 8th August 2014

A man battered his wife to death with a hammer before killing himself with a kitchen knife, an inquest has heard.

Surf's up for Boardmasters as big Bertha set to blow by to the south

Falmouth Packet:

11:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

Tropical Storm Bertha looks like it will swing south and hit northern France rather than Cornwall, after a change of direction.

Dutch speaking RNLI crewman recovers yacht off rocks near St Ives

Falmouth Packet:

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

St Ives all-weather lifeboat The Princess Royal was launched just after 7am yesterday morning after a Dutch sailing yacht became caught fast on fishing gear 3.7 nautical miles north west of St Ives.

Man arrested over death of Fisherman's Friends' singer Trevor Grills

Falmouth Packet: Fishermans Friends

8:37am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A fifty-five year old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death one of Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends.

Penlee lifeboat called to rescue kayaker in trouble

Falmouth Packet:

9:17am Monday 4th August 2014

The volunteer crew of the Penlee lifeboat were launched on their thirteenth and final shout of July when a volunteer crew member alerted the cox Patch Harvey of a lone kayaker in difficulty near Penzance harbour.

West Cornwall fraud suspect sought after shower box returned to B&Q filled with bricks: CCTV

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

Police in West Cornwall have issued images of a fraud suspect after showers returned to B&Q stores for refunds were empty except for bricks and water bottles.

Man who targeted elderly in Hayle with 'aggressive sales tactics' arrested

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Cornwall Trading Standards is issuing fresh advice to householders following a report of suspect tree surgeons and the arrest of a man who used aggressive sales tactics and tried to overcharge a lady in Hayle.

Campaign to tackle cheap illegal tobacco comes to Penzance

Falmouth Packet: Behind smokescreen of Newport's illegal tobacco

12:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

The campaign to tackle cheap illegal tobacco across the South West is coming to the Wharfside Centre, Penzance Harbour today (Saturday, August 2), running until 6pm.

Crews from Penzance and St Ives called out to water heater fire at Gulval

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Trythogga, Gulval, just after midnight this morning after a report of smoke pouring from a property and fire alrams sounding.

Uncontrolled bonfire sparks call out for Penzance firefighters

Falmouth Packet:

10:17am Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters were called to Mousehole last night after a report of a bonfire burning out of control.

Green light for repairs and improvements as Penzance's Jubilee Pool gets £1.95m government grant

Falmouth Packet: Fears as Jubilee Pool in Penzance suffers 'serious structural damage'

6:00am Friday 1st August 2014

A bid for £1.95m to carry out improvements to the storm damaged Jubilee Pool in Penzance has been approved by the Government.

Developers say sorry after damaging trees at Porthminster Beach

Falmouth Packet: Some of the vehicles seized by police.

11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

A developer has made a formal apology after contractors damaged trees at a site at Porthminster Beach.

Plans to re-integrate local NHS is 'good news' but raises questions says MP

Falmouth Packet: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A plan to merge a company given a £315m contract to run Cornwall’s cottage hospitals with an NHS organisation has raised questions about why it was quasi-privatised in the first place.

Three face neglect and ill-treatment allegations at Penzance care home

Falmouth Packet:

3:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A director and a manager of a Penzance care home face court over charges of neglect and ill treatment of people in their care.

St Ives man faces allegation he stalked billionaire's daughter

Falmouth Packet:

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

American billionaire’s daughter Haley Meijer was the alleged victim of a stalking by a St Ives man who was married to her, Truro magistrates heard.

Helicopter service in Penzance on the menu as MP hosts lunch with business leaders

Falmouth Packet:

11:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George and the CBI South West will host a lunch with business leaders in West Cornwall today, with restoration of the passenger helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly on the menu.

2015 Cornwall Best Bar None scheme launches in Penzance

Falmouth Packet:

10:52am Monday 28th July 2014

The 2015 Cornwall Best Bar None scheme has been formally launched at Sound Nightclub, Penzance

Oldest captive common seal still has mojo after fathering pup at 37

Falmouth Packet:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Babyface, the oldest captive common seal in Europe still has his mojo, after fathering a pup at 37.

NHS staff get muddy with health checks for Cornwall's farmers

Falmouth Packet: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The Outreach NHS Health Checks team in Cornwall have been getting mud on their boots recently, carrying out health checks with farmers.

Spot spectacular sun fish and more at trust's Cape Cornwall 'sea watch' event

Falmouth Packet:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is inviting everyone to come and help spot the spectacular marine life in the sea off Cornwall's coast at a Cape Cornwall 'sea watch' event.

Transport police give tips on luggage security on Penzance trains

Falmouth Packet:

3:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

British Transport Police officers have been taking the message of luggage security on long train journeys direct to the public today.

Culdrose helicopter makes emergency landing in West Cornwall field


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.



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