Action packed line-up at this year's West Cornwall Motor Show

Falmouth Packet: Packed schedule planned for this year’s West Cornwall Motor Show

10:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

There is a action packed line-up planned for this year's West Cornwall Motor Show, but there is still time to be part of this fantastic family day out.

More support needed to help repair storm hit infrastructure in Cornwall and Devon

Falmouth Packet: Mullion harbour 'remarkably sound' despite storm battering says National Trust

9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

More support is needed to help Cornwall and Devon recover from one of the worst winters on record and deal with a long list of infrastructure failures, says the Institution of Civil Engineers.

West Cornwall MP inspects flooding at beauty spot

Falmouth Packet: West Cornwall MP inspects flooding at beauty spot

12:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

Changing farming practices have been blamed for an increase in flooding at a beauty spot near Sithney.

Warning as South West skin cancer rate soars

Falmouth Packet: Warning as skin cancer is on the rise in East Lancashire

10:20am Monday 21st April 2014

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show.

Police hunt car thief after Penzance crash

Falmouth Packet: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

9:48am Monday 21st April 2014

Police are hunting a car thief after the driver of a stolen people carrier ran off after crashing it into another car on Thursday last week.

Could GM crops be on their way to Cornwall?

Falmouth Packet: Two arrests in Rothamsted anti-GM protest

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Scientists have been given permission to grow genetically-modified plants, which could help protect against heart disease.

New fund will help Cornish ports damaged by winter storms

Falmouth Packet:

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A new fund to help small ports like Porthleven meet the costs of repairing damage caused by the severe storms has been set up by the government.

Easter Weekend weather boost... Good Friday, shame about Monday

Falmouth Packet: Girls on Jubilee Beach today

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

As Cornwall gets ready to receive a huge influx of visitors this weekend we bring you a round up of what the weather has in store for us.

Cornwall and Devon brace for busiest day on the roads

Falmouth Packet: Traffic on the A303

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Today is expected to be the busiest day on Britain's roads so far this year as millions of people set off for their Easter break, with Cornwall and Devon a hotspot for traffic congestion.

Blow up dinghy with four onboard blown out to sea off St Michael's Mount

Falmouth Packet: THE Minehead RNLI crew assisted 14 people last year. PHOTO: Chris Rundle.

12:19pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Penlee Inshore Lifeboat had to launch yesterday after a blow up dinghy with four people on board got into difficulties due to the strong wind west of St Michaels Mount.

Cornish pasties set to take over the world

Falmouth Packet:

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Cornish MEP has said Cornish products could win over new customers all over the globe thanks to EU funding.

Ever seen a basking shark breaching off Cornwall? PICTURE

Falmouth Packet: Ever seen a basking shark breaching off Cornwall? PICTURE

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

This picture of a basking shark breaching out of the water was snapped by marine wildlife watching company Marine Discovery off Porthcurno.

Police crackdown on 'illegal raves' in Cornwall and Devon this Easter

Falmouth Packet: Police break up illegal Cotswolds rave

3:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have a plan in place to "prevent and disrupt any illegal rave activity" across the two counties this coming Easter weekend.

Fingers crossed for sunny summer as more beaches pass water quality tests

Falmouth Packet: Winter wildlife walk at Sennen Cove

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

The Marine Conservation Society is recommending more beaches than ever in the South West of England this year with 173 out of 195 (88.7%) receiving the top standard for excellent water quality.

Police warn, 'empty your car, before a thief does'

Falmouth Packet: The smashed car window

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging people to be aware of opportunist thieves looking for valuables left in vehicles during the holiday period.

Traffic troubles as car fire closes Longrock bypass: UPDATE

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

4:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

UPDATE: A30 Longrock Bypass Westbound re-opened, traffic easing, earlier car fire and recovery work completed between A394 and A30 Eastern Green / Jelbert Way.

Dolphins frolick just yards from West Cornwall beach: VIDEO

Falmouth Packet: Seaside staycations on the Cornwall coast

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Fancy a Friday feel good story, how about dolphins frolicking just yards from a West Cornwall beach 

Map uncovers natural beauty and history of Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Map uncovers natural beauty and history of Cornwall

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A map celebrating the natural beauty and history of Cornwall has been produced in time for Easter.

Water company steps up to support Wild Penwith conservation volunteers

Falmouth Packet: Water company steps up to support Wild Penwith conservation volunteers

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

South West Water has stepped up to support the work of volunteers keeping Penwith wild.

Robin Ellis to return to screen in new BBC Poldark

Falmouth Packet: Robin Ellis to return to screen in new BBC Poldark

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Robin Ellis, the original star of much loved TV show Poldark, is set to make a "poignant" return in the new BBC series.

West Cornwall MP calls for action to protect small firms from 'parasitic' banks

Falmouth Packet: 5p per litre fuel rebate to be extended to Cornwall

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Andrew George has pressed Government Ministers to do more to protect small and medium sized businesses from the “sharp” practices of “parasitic” banks, in a debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening.

Scarlet fever health warning for parents in Devon and Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Clinically diagnosed case of scarlet fever showing characteristic red cheeks and rash

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A disease which killed thousands during the 19th century is making a comeback, with parents in Cornwall and Devon warned about the rising number of scarlet fever cases being reported.

Two rescued after fall from Cape Cornwall disused tin mine

Falmouth Packet: Two rescued after fall from Cape Cornwall disused tin mine

11:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A rescue operation was launched yesterday afternoon after two people fell from disused tin mine workings at Cape Cornwall.

Man fined £90 for 'verbally abusing' Penzance traffic warden

Falmouth Packet: Parking puts me off Northwich

10:23am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Penzance man who 'verbally abused' one of the Council’s Civil Parking Enforcement Officers has been issued with a £90 fixed penalty notice by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Missing man 'starts preaching about religious issues' in town centres

Falmouth Packet: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

9:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Avon and Somerset police are trying to trace the whereabouts of Christopher Agar, who has gone missing from Bath.

St Ives campsite named best in country

Falmouth Packet: Phillip and Becki Osborne of Polmanter collecting their award

11:05am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A St Ives caravan park has taken top place in a rundown of the country's best camping spots.

Have you seen missing man who could be in Penzance?

Falmouth Packet: Police are appealing for information following a crash just after midnight.

4:48pm Monday 7th April 2014

A man who has been missing from his home for a number of days was last seen at Penzance railway station.

Temporary repairs to storm damaged Penzance prom in time for Easter: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Temporary repairs to storm damaged Penzance prom in time for Easter: PICTURES

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Tonnes of rock used as temporary repairs to Penzance prom underway after it was left badly damaged by the rampaging storms this winter

Bee decline in Cornwall shows pollinators face perfect storm, says charity

Falmouth Packet: Busy little bumble bee

11:53am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A new report on bees in Cornwall and Devon by nature conservation charity Buglife reveals that the number of species has fallen dramatically.

The battle against Hastings. Pirates in Penzance for record breaking RNLI fundraising attempt

Falmouth Packet: The battle against Hastings. Pirates in Penzance for record breaking RNLI fundraising attempt

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Thousands of pirates will descend on Penzance on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26, to raise money for the RNLI and to regain the record for ‘most people dressed as pirates in one place’.

Fingerprints lead police to teenage booze burglar who targeted Penzance football club

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

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Fingerprints on a bottle led police to a 17-year-old burglar who stole booze after raiding the Magpies Football Club in Penzance last year Truro magistrates heard.

World's most expensive fag break? Penzance taxi driver's cigarette costs him £971

Falmouth Packet: Embargoed to 0001 Friday October 11..File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has found. PRESS A

1:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A Penzance taxi driver has to pay £971 after being found guilty of smoking in his licensed taxi cab.

Offshore protection highest priority for Penzance

Falmouth Packet: Gry Maritha at the quay in Penzance Harbour

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The highest priority for Penzance now is the construction of effective offshore protection, according to a group of community leaders.

Final berth at Hayle's Wave Hub is filled

Falmouth Packet: Final berth at Hayle's Wave Hub is filled

8:55am Tuesday 1st April 2014

The final berth at the Wave Hub offshore renewable energy test facility in Hayle has been filled.

Barely conscious woman in 'serious trouble' pulled from sea near Hayle

Falmouth Packet: Barely conscious woman in 'serious trouble' pulled from sea near Hayle

9:23am Monday 31st March 2014

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being rescued "barely conscious" from the sea near Hayle.

Same sex couples in Cornwall can marry from stroke of midnight

Falmouth Packet: The rainbow flag

9:33am Friday 28th March 2014

Same sex couples will be able to wed in Cornwall from the stroke of midnight tonight as the new law permitting same sex marriage comes into force.

Warning as fake fire service staff try to gain access to West Cornwall home

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

2:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service are warning people to be on their guard after two men pretending towork for the organisation tried to gain access to a West Cornwall home.

Exhibition explores 4,000 year old Penzance fossil forest uncovered by storms

Falmouth Packet: Exhibition explores 4,000 year old Penzance fossil forest uncovered by storms

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The Penlee Gallery and Museum will be featuring an exhibition about Penzance’s 4,000 year old fossil forest.

Crews tackle fire on board large fishing boat in Newlyn

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

4:17pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Firefighters were called out to tackle a fire on board a large fishing boat in Newlyn Harbour.

Police handler whose dog left paw prints in 'royal cement' at St Michaels Mount receives commendation

Falmouth Packet: A line-up of music acts will play against the backdrop of St Michael’s Mount on September 14 and 15

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A Devon and Cornwall police dog handler, whose dog left paw prints in cement laid out for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall to leave their hand prints in at St Michael's Mount has received a long service and good conduct award.

Royal Mail facing industrial action

Falmouth Packet: Royal Mail is consulting on plans to cut 1,600 jobs

4:30pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Royal Mail is facing the threat of industrial action just months after its controversial privatisation after unveiling "ruthless" plans to axe 1,600 jobs.

Help needed to find missing man with links to Cornwall

Falmouth Packet: Help needed to find missing man with links to Cornwall

2:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

Thames Valley Police is asking for help tracing a missing man from Wallingford with links to Cornwall.

'Very dangerous' West Cornwall man jailed after bomb components found in biscuit tin

Falmouth Packet: 'Very dangerous' West Cornwall man jailed after bomb components found in biscuit tin

12:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

A West Cornwall man has been jailed for 12 years after he pleaded guilty to threats to kill, having an explosive and having an explosive with intent.

Government announces £120,000 to promote and develop Cornish language

Falmouth Packet: Government announces £120,000 to promote and develop Cornish language

9:19am Friday 21st March 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the Coalition Government will be investing £120,000 in promoting and developing the Cornish language.

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes VAT relief on fuel

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

10:50am Thursday 20th March 2014

Cornwall Air Ambulance has welcomed the budget announcement that the government plans to relieve VAT on fuel used by the service.

Penzance road closed as six crews tackle house fire

Falmouth Packet: Two trapped after Newquay crash

10:18am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Mennaye Road is closed around Alexandra Place due to a house fire. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.

Penzance care home ill treatment case dropped

Falmouth Packet: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

8:45am Monday 17th March 2014

New information means that the cases against three people accused of ill-treatment of people Penzance's John Daniel Day Care Centre have been dropped.

No improvements cash for Jubilee Pool in Penzance

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

6:00am Monday 17th March 2014

Cornwall Council has expressed disappointment that its bid for Coastal Communities funding to carry out improvements to the Jubilee Pool in Penzance has not been successful.

Drop in advice clinic for neurology patients launches in Hayle

10:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Face to face drop in advice clinics by a neurology care advisor have started running in community centres in Hayle and St Austell.

'Unreserved apology' for failings at Mexico Inn crossing where Long Rock woman died

Falmouth Packet: "Unreserved apology" for failings at Mexico Inn crossing where Long Rock woman died

7:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

The chief executive of Network Rail has issued a full and unreserved apology for past failings in managing public safety at level crossings, including the Mexico Inn crossing where a Long Rock woman died.



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