Plea to Cameron: Protect Falmouth from Ebola

This is The West Country: RFA Argus Picture: David Barnicoat

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CONCERNED residents have written to the prime minister pleading with him to stop ships coming to Falmouth from the Ebola stricken country of Sierra Leone.

Budock builder drunk drove after 'celebrating becoming a grandfather'

This is The West Country:

4:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Budock Water builder was caught as a drink driver after police stopped his van because he was not wearing a seat belt, and then realised he was drunk.

Helston charity shop manager in fundraising challenge

This is The West Country:

4:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Helston charity shop manager is taking on the Bupa Great South Run.

West Cornwall police officers recognised at awards ceremony

This is The West Country: Fancy life as a police officer?  Devon & Cornwall Police are hiring

4:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police honoured the professionalism and commitment of police officers, staff and volunteers from the Cornwall policing area at an awards ceremony.

Details of Hallowe'en Masked Ball as tickets sell out

This is The West Country:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tickets for this year’s Hallowe’en Masked Ball in Helston have officially sold out.

Culdrose announces date for Air Day 2015

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced the date for Air Day next year.

Dogs on beach petition handed to Falmouth Town Council ahead of debate

This is The West Country:

2:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A petition signed by around 750 pet lovers was handed into Falmouth Town Council this week ahead of councillors debating the issue of whether dogs should be allowed onto a beach during summer months.

Series of burglaries targeting Falmouth businesses

This is The West Country:

12:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A spate of burglaries in Falmouth over the last two weeks has left three businesses and a school out of pocket.

Spooky goings on at 'Kim- boo-ley' Park for Hallowe'en

This is The West Country:

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

There will be some spooky goings on in “Kim-boo-ley” Park Falmouth next week with scary fun for all the family in the run up to Hallowe’en.

Appeal after dogs 'swept out to sea' at Porthleven

This is The West Country: 'Urgent' need for plan to safeguard future of Porthleven

11:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two dogs are believed to have been lost at sea after being swept away by a large wave on Porthleven Beach last week.

Woman taken to hospital after carbon monoxide detected at Penryn home

This is The West Country:

10:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paramedics took a Penryn woman to hospital yesterday evening after carbon monoxide was detected at her home in Treliever.

Camborne firefighters called to out of control bonfire

This is The West Country:

10:36am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A crew of firefighters from Camborne put out a bonfire near the Praze to Leedstown Road yesterday after high winds led it to burn out of control.

Motorist in Newquay rescued following crash

This is The West Country:

10:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A trapped motorist was rescued by firefighters after a crash on King Edward Crescent in Newquay at around 5.20pm yesterday.

Truro public attempt to tackle wheelie bin blaze

This is The West Country:

10:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Members of the public attempted to put out a wheelie bin fire in Truro with fire extinguishers yesterday before firefighters turned up.

Kayak on fire in field 'believed to be arson'

This is The West Country:

10:21am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Firefighters from Camborne were called to a fire involving a kayak in the middle of a field between Reawla and Gwinear, just after 5pm yesterday.

Falmouth taxi driver assaulted after not knowing address

This is The West Country: Fine for taxi firm owner over unlicensed driver

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A new-to-the-job taxi driver who told his passengers he did not know the address they wanted to be taken to was then attacked by one of them, and grabbed from behind as he was driving, with fingers pressed into his eyes.

Free parking in Helston this Christmas

This is The West Country: First draft of Helston 'town plan' set to be published

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shoppers in Helston should be able to park for free in the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

Core up for four more as Falmouth gym's success continues

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre of Falmouth is in the running for four prestigious fitness industry awards.

First Martin Jennings Run social evening planned

This is The West Country: Martin Jennings

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

For the first time, organisers of last month’s Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle Run are planning a social evening when all those who took part can celebrate its success over a drink, a dance and a pasty.

Falmouth's mayor to lay first poppy of 2014 at Garden of Remembrance

This is The West Country: Poppy on black background (8861656)

2:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth’s mayor, John Body, will be laying the first poppy of 2014 in the town’s Garden of Remembrance in Webber Street on Friday, October 24.

Head boy and girl named at Falmouth Primary Academy

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Falmouth Primary Academy has chosen its head boy and girl for the coming year and also appointed its prefects, school council and ambassadors.

University lecturer admits offence after being snapped by speed camera

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A lecturer from Porthleven has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Truro students take prize at teen tech awards

This is The West Country:

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Teenagers from a Cornwall school had an appointment with royalty on Monday as they accepted an award for their inspiring idea for making life ‘better, simpler or easier’.

At risk groups in Cornwall urged to get flu jab

This is The West Country: Breaking the cycle of drug addiction

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Public health experts in Cornwall are warning of the risks of not getting your annual flu vaccination, if you are in an at-risk group.

Constantine pupils turn entrepreneurs for school trip funds

This is The West Country:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils at Constantine School put their entrepreneurial skills to the test when given a £1 coin and told to make |as much money from it as possible to put towards their forthcoming trip to London.

Why Helston's kennels have been running dry....

This is The West Country: Two volunteers clean a sign in Coinagehall Street as part of the pilot day for a larger town clean

10:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Work on the leats is believed to be the reason why water has temporarily stopped flowing through Helston's kennels.

Police release CCTV following Falmouth School break in- IMAGE

This is The West Country:

10:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police in Falmouth have released a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a school where valuable IT equipment was stolen.

Support for new Longfield home

This is The West Country:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Plans to build a new home on land next to 287 Longfield in Falmouth are not being opposed by the town’s planning committee as members feel the plot is of sufficient size for the development.

Memorial to WWII Merchant Navy seamen unveiled at Falmouth Docks

This is The West Country:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A memorial to the Merchant Navy seamen who lost their lives during World War Two was unveiled by 94-year-old Rex Little, a veteran of the Arctic convoys and a recipient of the Arctic Star medal.

Helston primary school to become training leaders

This is The West Country:

8:59am Tuesday 21st October 2014

After an outstanding year of results for Parc Eglos School, staff have had some more good news.

Comedian Alan Davies speaks out in support of Camborne and Redruth election candidate

This is The West Country:

8:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Camborne and Redruth candidate for next year’s General Election has been given the support of none other than TV comedian Alan Davies.

Petition to lift Falmouth dog beach ban to be handed to town council

This is The West Country:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Dog owners in Falmouth hope to present a petition to the town council next week asking permission to take their pets onto one beach during the summer, despite opposition elsewhere.

Two ships set to dock in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

This is The West Country: Health workers in protective gear wait to carry a body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola not in frame   Monrovia ,Liberia. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Some nurses in Liberia defied calls for a strike on Monday and turned up for work at hospitals am

5:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

The Packet can reveal that two ships are due to dock in Falmouth next month after coming from Ebola hit Sierra Leone.

Familiar face returns to Norway Inn 36 years after starting as a trainee

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Regular customers at the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal could be forgiven for thinking they've stepped into a time warp following the return of a popular staff member.

'Fabulous' King Charles School fair raises £1,338: PICTURES

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Pupils, parents and staff helped raise a fantastic £1,338 at last week’s King Charles School autumn fair The event on Thursday saw plenty of fun games, food, refreshments and even the chance to chuck a wet sponge at a teacher.

Mongleath Road in Falmouth to close for resurfacing

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Mongleath Road in Falmouth will be closed to traffic for it entire length between 7.30am and 6pm from October 27 to 31.

'Fresh start' as chair of Helston College governors stands down

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

After 11 years at the helm of Helston Community College’s governing body, chairman Graham Vallender has handed over to someone new.

Care concerns at Falmouth sheltered housing as support officers cut

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents of a sheltered housing complex in Falmouth have voiced concerns over the withdrawal of independent living support officers who had provided a link to the outside world.

Man arrested in Camelford for carrying offensive weapon

This is The West Country:

12:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Police have arrested a man after an incident in Camelford on the evening of Saturday, October 18.

Tongue in cheek 'Lizard Point Spaceport' plan is pie in the sky

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Space is famously referred to as “the final frontier” – so surely it makes perfect sense to locate the UK’s first gateway to the stars at its very own “frontier”, the most southerly point?

Planners to debate new roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth

This is The West Country: Concerns as plans for Union Corner roundabout formally submitted

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Plans to replace the double mini-roundabout at Union Corner in Falmouth with a larger roundabout and create a new link road, are due to be debated by Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee next Thursday morning, October 23.

Falmouth Coastguards becomes part of national network

This is The West Country: Half of Falmouth Coastguard shifts 'understaffed'  last summer

11:22am Monday 20th October 2014

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre is to become part of the new coastguard national network for the very first time this week.

Budock Play Field Association AGM tomorrow

This is The West Country:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Budock Water Playing Field Association will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting room of Budock Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 21.

Kayak thefts among six crimes in Porthleven last month

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

The thefts of two kayaks were among the six crimes reported in Porthleven during September.

Two crews sent to fight Newquay freezer fire

This is The West Country:

9:37am Monday 20th October 2014

A fire in a freezer in Newquay sparked a call out for fire crews on Sunday morning.

Fire crews called after car fire spreads to electricity pole

This is The West Country:

9:24am Monday 20th October 2014

Firefighters were called when a blaze in a car in Wendron spread to a nearby electricity pole.

Tributes to TV actress who loved Cornwall

This is The West Country:

9:07am Monday 20th October 2014

A TV presenter whose love of Cornwall saw her make a TV series promoting the Falmouth and Helston area has died from cancer.

Parents warned of no crossing patrol for kids in Penryn due to illness

This is The West Country: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Parents of primary school children in Penryn are being warned that the crossing patrol in Kernick Road will be unmanned from October 21 until further notice due to sickness.

Builder who drank ten pints didn't remember groping woman

This is The West Country:

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A woman customer in a bar was left shocked after a man she did not know put his hand inside her clothing and bra and groped her breast.

'Alarming' decline in Falmouth shipping

This is The West Country: Bulk carrier docks in Falmouth for repairs: PICTURE

7:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Shipping numbers continue to decline with bunkering down, and a quiet order book for A&P.






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