THE governors of Grade Ruan School, Ruan Minor, who have been pressing Cornwall County Council for extensions to their Victorian building for 13 years, have won the support of MP David Harris for their campaign.

Mr Harris visited the school with Mr William Rogers, Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for the constituency, and Mrs Pippa Englefield , the local county councillor, to see for himself the cramped conditions. He was shown around by Mrs Mary Holloway, the headteacher and met staff, pupils and governors with their chairman the Rev Geoffrey Bennett.

While he was at the school, county councillors from the education committee’s capital development panel also carried out an inspection. “Like me they saw both what a good job the school is doing and also difficulties under which all at Grade Ruan are operating,” Mr Harris said.

“I hope the panel’s visit is an indication that the county council is going to give the school top priority status.”

The closure of Helston Ambulance Station, which will come into force on January 1, 1997, will put lives at risk, a councillor claimed this week.

Mr Les Edwards who lives at Lowertown said that people living on the remoter parts of the Lizard peninsular will suffer the most.

The changes in the ambulance service follow a report commissioned by the Cornwall Health Authority.

The station at Helston will be closed at night and cover will be provided by Truro, Falmouth and Penzance.

Two ambulance workers will also be transferred from Redruth to Newquay.

Mr Edwards said: “It is not without extreme anger or annoyance to be told that the Helston and Lizard area are to lose night cover. In my mind this has proved again that Cornwall is not being cared for.

“A heart attack or major crisis means life is ebbing fast. At 15 minutes a heart attack can most times be saved but diminishes minute by minute. Most deaths happen at midnight to 3am- if this is not stopped God help us.”

Helston Swallows gymnast Craig Pellow, a member of the South West Gymnastics Squad for many years, has been selected for the British Senior Squad.

There are only eight members of the team including Dominic Brindle and Lee McDermott, who both represented Britain at the 1996 Olympics.

Craig has proved that the best can come from as south west as Helston.