• Vanity take the stage

    A brand new, all-girl pop and dance group will have its national launch at the Royal Cornwall Show this week. Vanity is an all-Cornwall venture which will be performing every day in the BBC Radio Cornwall Theatre and working elsewhere on the showground

  • Vintage tractor enthusiast was run over by own vehicle

    A vintage tractor enthusiast was crushed by his own vehicle while tinkering with it in the garden of his Chacewater home. Frederick Jose, who lived at Penstraze, was found trapped under the wheel of the tractor on September 3 last year. It is thought

  • Potential "royalty" role up for grabs in Helston

    Youngsters keen to be treated like royalty for a day are being invited to put themselves forward for a starring role at this year's Helston Harvest Fair carnival. Carnival organiser Sue Atkinson is looking for a Fairy King and Fairy Queen to act as "

  • New doctor replaces long-serving St Keverne GP

    A new doctor has been settling in at St Keverne surgery following the retirement of long-serving GP Penny Barton. Hilke Molsen, originally from Germany, completed her GP training in Constantine and has worked as a GP locum in Cornwall for the past six

  • Blow for Town as Medlin

    JUST weeks after manager Steve Massey decided to stand down at Falmouth Town, the club now has to look for a new chairman following the resignation of Graham Medlin. Medlin, who had been with the club for around six years, the last two as chairman, feels

  • Blow for Town as Medlin quits

    JUST weeks after manager Steve Massey decided to stand down at Falmouth Town, the club now has to look for a new chairman following the resignation of Graham Medlin. Medlin, who had been with the club for around six years, the last two as chairman, feels

  • David collects club’s prized cup at dinner

    IT'S not often that a player who made his debut 50 years previously is still at that very same club to collect the clubman of the year award half a century later. However, that was the case at Mawnan Football Club's 70th anniversary dinner and presentation

  • Bodmin top cash winners

    The Carlsberg South West Peninsula League dinner and presentation night was held at St Mellion Golf and Country club with a healthy attendance of around 250 people. The main sponsors, Carlsberg, represented by Maurice Sweeney (regional sales manager)

  • Airport plan delayed

    The expected master plan for Newquay Airport has been delayed. Cornwall county council which owns the airport says after seeking legal advice it will not be until September to allow preparation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment. Andrew Mitchell

  • Saints return to settle score

    Lightning doesn't often strike twice, as Falmouth found out on Saturday as St Just quickly made amends for their previous week's defeat in the Cockspur Cup. They returned to Trescobeas and won at a canter by 113 runs to further cement their position

  • Chacewater clinch title

    FOLLOWING one of the tightest title races in recent seasons, Chacewater were crowned champions of the Whirlwind Sports Falmouth-Helston League division one when they drew 2-2 with Falmouth Athletic on Wednesday evening. Just 24 hours earlier Athletic

  • ‘Lions’ return to rekindle nostalgia of 1973’s visit

    The "British Lions" 1971 touring side who faced Penryn in 1973 reunited in Falmouth during the weekend of May 23rd-25th with great success. The two sets of old players and old friends took part in a series of events during the course of the weekend,

  • Pig's head nailed to door in sickening racist attack

    A former chapel near Truro that is to be converted into an Islamic community centre has been targeted in a surreal and disturbing racist attack. A pig's head attached to a cross was nailed to the door of the former Methodist chapel on Quenchwell Road

  • Trish pulls off Amber Cup win

    The Amber Cup was presented to Killiow Golf Club by former member, Anita Bowden, and is awarded annually following an individual Stableford competition open to senior ladies only. This year's winner was Trish Garland who scored 36 points. Runner

  • Fickle winds as race attracts record fleet

    Summer arrived on cue for Mylor Yacht Club's first Falmouth Boat Construction Pursuit Race on Sunday, but while the sunshine was most welcome the wind was extremely light and variable. This race was scheduled on a fixed course to Helford with 20

  • Healthy entry for double-up race

    THIRTY-FOUR yachts came to the line in 10 knots of ESE breeze. The Flushing Sailing Club race officials, Chris Bell and his crew, set interesting courses with good beats, writes Bill Hunt. The race is part of the first Tuesday Points Series but doubles

  • Calypso British Junior Surfing Team Returns

    Twelve youngsters from across Cornwall, Devon and Wales have returned from France as the 13th in the world at the 2008 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. The event saw junior athletes under the age of 18 coming from every continent on

  • Ladies celebrate anniversary

    THERE was a terrific turnout by the ladies at Budock Vean Golf Club who visited the club to celebrate the ladies' silver jubilee, writes Keith Rashleigh. Twenty-five ladies with silver balloons and dressed with something silver teed off to celebrate

  • Richard hits a sparkling 183 not out

    AN understrength Perranarworthal continue to find things difficult in County Division One. Their latest reverse came at Hayle on Saturday when they went down by 42 runs. With only one win to date they are just seven points ahead of Penzance at the foot

  • Falmouth A suffer heavy defeat

    FALMOUTH Bowling Club's A team welcomed Chacewater A on Tuesday evening in excellent conditions. Barry Tippett's rink was in superb form for the visitors against the A's David Winnan's rink by leading 14-3 at the tea interval. The Chacewater rink

  • Chacewater are champions

    FOLLOWING one of the tightest title races in recent seasons, Chacewater were crowned champions of the Whirlwind Sports Falmouth-Helston League division one when they drew 2-2 with Falmouth Athletic on Wednesday evening. Just 24 hours earlier Athletic

  • Big Purple hangs on to Jacobi

    WEDNESDAY evening's fourth race out of six in Helford River Sailing Club's Early Summer Wednesday Series was the first one this season to have a start to the West. All previous races have been started into an East wind. Perhaps that strangest thing about

  • Mullion march on after 86-run victory

    With a third of the season gone Mullion are still top of the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League division three West with a five point advantage over St Just seconds. Crofty/Holman and Goldsithney are also well in contention. On Saturday Mullion's

  • Wendron appoint managers

    WENDRON United's Jolly's Combination League side will be under new management for the 2008-09 season. Following manager Bev Andrew's decision to retire from management, the club has appointed Paul Murray and Tony Pentecost his his successors. Murray

  • Dancers perform at Liverpool festival

    Cornish dance troupe Flava have performed at Stella McCartney's fashion show in Liverpool after being personally requested by the designer. The world-renowned designer, who is the daughter of international superstar and former Beatles legend Sir Paul

  • Leaders return to gain revenge

    ECB league leaders St Just bounced back to form at the weekend with an impressive 113-run win against Falmouth at Trescobeas. It was the ideal result for the Cape Cornwall club after suffering a surprise defeat at Falmouth in the Cockspur Cup a week

  • Better ball won with 54 points

    Steve Strick and Gordon Tamblyn (Mullion) won the Men's Open Four Ball Better Ball at Praa Sands Golf Club on Sunday with 54 nett, writes Simon Edwards. Jon Cox (Mullion) and Mark Prisk (Mullion) were second with 56, Gareth Clemens and Nigel Waters

  • Bus users will get brand new shelters

    Bus users in Truro may soon find themselves standing in the rain when waiting for a bus and unable to find shelter for a few weeks. But the wait should be well worth it. Bus stops along the A390 corridor into Truro city centre are to be upgraded as

  • Richard wins Sich trophy by three shots

    THE Sich/Trerise Cups - an 18 hole medal competition - has been played at Mullion Golf Club. The Trerise Cup for the best gross score with the Sich Cup being awarded to the player with the best net score. On a wet and windy morning over 50 golfers entered

  • New arrivals hall opens for airport

    Newquay Cornwall Airport has opened the doors to its brand new arrivals hall. The new building marks the second stage of development in the last two years at the airport and is part of the airport's plans to increase the capacity of the terminal to cater

  • Golfers' £1,000 for charity

    The Dave Gardner Trophy, now in its fourth year, was played at Mullion Golf Club and proved as popular as ever. The competition, a team of four Texas Scramble, was once again well supported and it was nice to see so many of Dave's friends from around

  • Investigation follows death of shift worker

    An investigation has been launched following the death of a night shift worker at a Redruth plastics factory. The 54-year-old man died after sustaining injuries at the Contico Europe factory on the Cardrew Industrial Estate in the early hours of Friday

  • Cornwall have no complaints

    Cornwall exited from this year's MCCA Trophy at St Just on Sunday when they went down to an 85-run defeat to old rivals Devon, writes Michael Weeks. On the day the Duchy could have no complaints as the men from over the Tamar produced the goods to

  • Coach sets Beaumont final as next target

    Northumberland claimed the County Championship Shield by scoring four well-taken tries to see off Cornwall at Twickenham. Scores from the Tynedale trio of Jack Smales, Gavin Beasley and Andrew Murray took them to the brink of victory before Morpeth wing

  • Firm reduces redundancy numbers

    Potential job losses at an under-threat Redruth meat factory have been substantially reduced from the company's original estimate. Tulip Ltd (formerly Roach Foods) announced a significant number of redundancies from their Redruth site on April 30. It

  • Temporary reprieve for community centre

    Groups using the beleaguered Helston Community Centre have been granted a temporary reprieve after being told they can remain at the building until next spring. Helston town council, which earlier this year decided to sell off the Penrose Road centre

  • Injured mum sees drunk driver banned

    A young Helston mother left in a wheelchair following a road accident involving a drunk driver has had her life "turned upside down", a Truro courtroom has heard. Lucy Ann Brown, who suffered multiple injuries in the crash, was in court to hear the man

  • Cornwall denied day of glory

    NORTHUMBERLAND 25pts Tries: J Smales, Beasley, Murray, Cole. Conversion: Beasley. Penalty: Beasley Northumberland: ack Smales (Tynedale); Peter Cole (Morpeth), Benjamin Duncan (Tynedale), Paul Mooney (Otley), Hamish Smales (Launceston); Gavin Beasley

  • Delight for movie fans as cinema gets go-ahead

    AN epic 20-year struggle to bring a multi-screen cinema to Falmouth has finally come to an end after plans to convert the old Drill Hall into an entertainment centre were given the go-ahead. The twists and turns of the saga to bring a commercial cinema

  • Scott destroys ‘Road’s’ hopes

    Camborne, in County One, outplayed visiting Grampound Road with Ian Goldsworthy hitting a half century, but it was Scott Harris with the ball who clinched victory with a remarkable spell of bowling that saw him take five wickets for nine runs. Camborne

  • Faster rate decides tie

    THE npower Village Cup fourth round match between the Vale of Lanherne and Roche was decided on the faster scoring rate in a match reduced to 25 overs. Vale of Lanherne 98 (S Millatt 28; D Best 4-13). Roche 59-0 (10 overs) (R Clark 36no, Adam Trudgeon

  • Impressive and spacious residence

    THIS impressive and spacious eight bedroomed residence on The Lizard is in need of modernisation. The home is currently being used as a guest house and is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning elevated southerly views across

  • Businesses open during bollard work

    Exploration works on Church Street, Falmouth, will take place during the week beginning Monday, June 16, to investigate whether it is feasible to install a rising bollard to enforce traffic restrictions in the area. All shops and businesses in Church

  • Truro tie after dramatic finish

    A dramatic finish at Newquay on Saturday saw Truro tie their Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall League game to remain fourth in the table. Chasing 155 to win Truro needed seven off the last over but crucially lost Ben Price, caught in the deep for 46. Price

  • Detached house with water frontage

    THIS detached pre-war three-bedroomed house in Mylor Bridge occupies a superb south west-facing plot and benefits from about 65' of direct water frontage. The property enjoys a beautiful aspect, overlooking its own sweeping front gardens to the upper

  • Same promises, same result

    GROUNDHOG Day! Anyone remember the film where the same thing keeps happening over and over and over again? Well, it's here in our beloved county of Cornwall! That much loved, adorable quango CPR are at it again (are they ever going to do anything positive

  • Ex-Chancellor a disappointing leader

    AS a lifelong Labour supporter, I thought we would be better when Gordon Brown replaced Tony Blair, but alas, he is "disappointing". Troops risk life and limb still in a war which should be of no concern to our country, unlike World War II. As chancellor

  • Details of Penryn crucifix need to be clarified

    SEVERAL details in your report regarding the above need to be clarified. During redevelopment works on the company's property at College Hill during the summer of 1976 the crucifix was discovered, as reported. However, it was taken from the site soon

  • Please make use of our environmental patrol

    WE have an Environmental Out of Hours Patrol that tours Penryn and Falmouth. Their number is 01872 224628 and these people are out there at night for anyone to contact about noise issues. They are the ears and eyes for the community. They have been very

  • Thanks to all those who helped to see the light

    IN response to the emergency meeting held in respect of the Christmas Lighting Committee we would like to thank and welcome all those who attended and offered their services. Many thanks. Councillor Derek Prynn, chairman Penryn Christmas Lighting Committee

  • Dredging not as complex as was made out

    "AIR of doubt over green light for multi-million dredging project" (In Port, May 21). A lengthy article with convoluted, conflicting, statements. I cannot believe that the dredging of any port facility here in the UK is as complex as is seemingly made

  • The bin tax is another money grabbing idea

    ANOTHER money grabbing idea from the government, a "bin tax". Well that is one advantage of having a wheelie bin - one could wheel it around the streets and leave it outside a vacant property to be emptied each week. If one lives in an urban area near

  • I hope the committee is successful with support

    I DO hope that the Penryn lights committee will be successful in finding new able-bodied supporters to help with the preparation of their traditional and very attractive display of Christmas lights. Hopefully this will continue, even if only once a year

  • Open space, what do you think, asks council

    Carrick council is calling on residents to give their views on open space including allotments. A draft open space strategy sets out the vision, strategic priorities and proposed new standards for quality, quantity and accessibility of different types

  • The Moor’s future paved with good intentions

    FOLLOWING the substantial public funding from inception to recent re-paving, one can sense the joy and expectation of the good people of Falmouth now that it is possible to partake of a pizza on the piazza. Mind you, this exhilaration may be tempered

  • Town council thrown into a panic after Rec defeat

    IT seems as though Falmouth town council is in an absolute panic because their plans to build on the Rec were defeated. So they want instead to allow a very large development in an area of outstanding natural beauty. What are they trying to do to Falmouth

  • What appalling news about Devoran stones

    WHAT appalling news from Devoran about the stones! (Packet letters, May 28). It can only be a decade ago that the Quay Society was still raising funds to pay back the loan for the purchase of the quay from private ownership, so there can have been no

  • People’s generosity helps raise £1,000 for appeal

    We have raised over £1,000 for the Precious Lives appeal which, for a village like Four Lanes, in a poor area of Cornwall, is phenomenal. An envelope appeal to all 571 households raised approximately £700 and the auction/raffle made over £300. As co-ordinator

  • High Tides

    NEWLYN Thursday, June 5 05.21 (5.5) 17.43 (5.6) Friday, June 6 06.10 (5.4) 18.32 (5.5) Saturday, June 7 06.59 (5.2) 19.21 (5.4) Sunday, June 8 07.48 (5.0) 20.11 (5.2) Monday, June 9 08.38 (4.8) 21.03 (5.0) Tuesday, June 10 09.32 (

  • Massive increase in trade boosts turnover and profit

    The port is enjoying a massive increase in shipping trade primarily due to the bunkering (re-fuelling) bonanza generated by the introduction of new legislation in 2007 governing the use of low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) in the Channel, North Sea and Baltic

  • Shipping intelligence

    Tuesday, May 27 Singaporean tanker Pacific Pearl (28,277/94) sailed from the Carrick Roads for Port Jerome, France. Bahamian tanker Clipper Oceanica (7,146/05) arrived from the USA for bunkers in Carrick Roads and sailed for Amsterdam. Liberian tanker

  • Latest tug soon to start work in harbour as new St Piran

    A new Saint will soon be seen working in the harbour with the acquisition by the Falmouth Towage Company of the tug Hallgarth from Switzer Towage. Hallgarth will be named St Piran in the near future to become the latest Saint in the Towage Company's

  • Enterprise crew praise dockyard

    The crew of a unique Royal Navy vessel which has been in Falmouth undergoing a refit, lavished praise on the dockyard before it left for a new deployment off the coast of Northern Ireland this week. HMS Enterprise, which although a military vessel is

  • Cruiseships too large for port

    While the proposed multi-million pound Falmouth Cruise Project moves along at a snail's pace the cruise industry goes from strength to strength with nine large cruiseships due to come into service this year. The ships are MSC Poesia (93,300 tons/2,568

  • No investigation by coastguards

    The Maritime Coastguard Agency confirmed this week that no official complaint had been received from a Falmouth dive boat concerning an alleged near miss with a Royal Navy survey vessel off Pendennis Point last month. (May). Allegations had been made

  • Sister seeks help to find Glenn Green

    I AM trying to locate my half brother. Unfortunately, I don't have much information to work with, so here goes: His first name is Glen/Glenn/Glenwood (I understand he was known as any of these) and with various spellings. His family name is Green. He