UK’s first barrel of fair-transport rum arrives in Falmouth: VIDEO

This is The West Country: Skipper Arjen with Fluffy, who arranged the shipment for the town

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

This was the moment that Falmouth took delivery of the UK’s first barrel of fair-transport rum, delivered by sail from the Dominican Republic.

Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

This is The West Country: Children's Easter eggs broken by 'heavy handed' airport staff

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Two little girls visiting their grandparents in Coverack were left “devastated” after their chocolate Easter eggs were destroyed during a security check at Bristol Airport.

Penryn and Falmouth cut price parking trial extended

This is The West Country: Enfield had the seventh highest number of parking tickets issued in the country

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Motorists in Falmouth and Penryn could save money after Cornwall Council extended its trial of reduced price car parking season tickets until the end of April.

Games on The Moor in Falmouth returns tomorrow

This is The West Country: Damp day fails to stop first ever 'Games on The Moor' in Falmouth

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Saturday will see the return of Games on The Moor in Falmout.

Help tidy Helston this weekend

This is The West Country: Litter pick in on Saturday

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Calling all Helstonians – your town needs you to help get it ready for Flora Day and beyond with this year’s Helston Town Tidy.

Breaking news Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

This is The West Country: Gas leak closes main road into Helston - PICTURES

1:21pm Friday 18th April 2014

A gas leak has forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre this lunchtime.

Rhyse and Keeley choosen as Penryn carnival king and queen: PICTURES

This is The West Country: King and queen, Rhyse Jeffery and Keeley Coggin, centre, with attendants Shannon Pierce and Gracie Glasby and judges, Penryn’s mayor Beverly Hulme, councillor Cait Hutchings, and Saracen Award winner Julie Tucker

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A new fairy king and queen have been crowned by Penryn’s mayor ahead of this year’s carnival.

Goldsithney man fined after stealing canoe

This is The West Country: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Darren Mark Taskis, of Manor Farm Close in Goldsithney, was fined £265 by Truro magistrates after pleading guilty to stealing an Old Town Discovery canoe worth £550.

Race for Life warm up 'cancer slam' in Falmouth: PICTURES

This is The West Country: Race for Life warm up 'cancer slam' in Falmouth: PICTURES

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

The Moor piazza in Falmouth was taken over by a group of pink-clad fitness fanatics on Saturday to drum up support for this year’s Race For Life.

Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

This is The West Country: Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

People in Cornwall are being warned to practise good hand hygiene when visiting farm attractions following a warning from Public Health England

Porthleven prepares for second annual Easter duck race

This is The West Country: Pporthleven prepare for second annual Easter duck race

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Children in Porthleven had a “quacking” time at the weekend when they prepared for this Saturday's Easter duck race.

Hammocks stolen from Perranarworthal marquee

This is The West Country: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Two large hammocks were stolen from a marquee in the Perranarworthal area between 3.30pm on Sunday, April 6, and 3.30pm the next day.

Man banned from Helston over Samurai sword

This is The West Country: Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Magistrates have banned a man from entering Helston over charges of possessing a deadly weapon, namely a samurai sword.

Penryn wharfside traders charity party tomorrow

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Wharfside traders in Penryn aim to get the summer season off to a lively start with a charity party between noon and 5pm this Saturday, April 19.

'Snot' your usual school trip for Mullion pupils

This is The West Country: 'Snot' your usual school trip

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Making nasal mucus was amongst the more grizzly tasks to delight students of Mullion School when they visited a medicine and healthcare exhibition.

Restraining order after Penryn man admits assault

This is The West Country: Victims to be able to confront criminals in Cornish courts

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Penryn man William Wilson has been slapped with a 12 month restraining order after he admitted assaulting Michael John Pill.

Devon and Cornwall bogus police warning as people duped

This is The West Country: Heart-warming act of honesty

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Police are urging householders to be on their guard following incidents of a phone fraud where unsuspecting victims are duped by people posing as police.

Coverack road to finally reopen in May

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6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Cornwall Council has said it expects the road at Coverack to be reopened to traffic on May 19, one month later than originally hoped.

Falmouth council wants fewer new homes, but Penryn council wants more. What do you think?

This is The West Country: No support for Woodlane new home application

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Falmouth and Penryn town councils have been discussing the number of houses required over the next 16 years, but while one wanted less than proposed by Cornwall Council, the other wanted more.

'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

This is The West Country: 'Like Miami Vice' as armed cops swoop in Helston

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A quiet residential road of Helston became a scene “from Miami Vice” on Sunday evening when police with guns swooped over allegations of a man threatening a neighbour with a Samurai sword.

Falmouth Lifeboat rescues pair stranded at Maenporth

This is The West Country: Better safe than sorry after confused shout for Falmouth lifeboats

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Two people exploring near the wreck of the trawler Ben Asdale had to be rescued by Falmouth RNLI yesterday afternoon.

A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds steps down

This is The West Country: A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds steps down

2:40pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Port of Falmouth says a sad farewell next week to A&P Falmouth port operations director Mike Reynolds, who is moving on after spending 17 years actively promoting the port and town to the shipping industry worldwide.

Helston warden wins environmental award

This is The West Country: Helston warden wins environmental award

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Helston’s town warden Craig Bowcutt is the latest in a long line of local people to be recognised by Lizard Peninsula Friends of the Earth’s John Mackay Award.

Woman injured after vehicle rolls onto side

This is The West Country: Cornwall fire service called to 22 flooding reports in six hours

2:13pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Firefighters were called Draynes Valley, Liskeard this morning after a car rolled onto its side, trapping a person inside.

Warning over summer influx of deadly hornets to Devon and Cornwall

This is The West Country: Vespa Velutina Nigrithorax - aka Japanese Hornet

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’s big, bad, potentially lethal and thousands could now be heading for Cornwall

Camborne police appeal after BB gun fired in car park

This is The West Country: Police appeal for witnesses after Bodmin man stabbed in buttock

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Officers in Camborne are appealing for information after a 'young male' was seen firing a BB gun in a supermarket car park.

Police try to trace Penryn dog walker after 'incident'

This is The West Country: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

12:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Police are trying to trace a woman who was seen walking a brown Labrador dog in Penryn after a report of an “incident” 

Can you help police trace Falmouth graffiti suspects: CCTV

This is The West Country: Can you help police trace Falmouth graffiti suspects: CCTV

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying two people they want to talk to in relation to reports of graffiti and in Falmouth.

UK first as Falmouth teenager aims to sets up 'Curvy Girls' spinal charity

This is The West Country: Emi Hopkins

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Falmouth teenager battling a painful spinal condition is trying to help others by setting up the first UK branch of an international support group.

'Amazing' response to Helston festival

This is The West Country: 'Amazing' response to festival

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A former DJ who suffered a heart attack while walking along the Lizard cliffs held a music event on Saturday to raise awareness for unexpected heart attacks in seemingly perfectly healthy people.

New Camborne town guide launched

This is The West Country: New Camborne town guide launched

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BID Camborne has launched its new town guide just in time for Easter.

Easter treat for seafarers in Falmouth

This is The West Country: Easter treat for seafarers in Falmouth

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ships crews in Falmouth and Fowey will be cheered with a special delivery of Easter eggs this weekend.

Ban for second-time drink driver in Helston

This is The West Country: Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

12:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A motorist was caught as a second-time drink driver after staff at a Helston supermarket called the police and said they suspected her.

Swamp Circus 'Release the Beast' this weekend

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Deep in the woods, fields and river of Chyan something is stirring. This Easter Swamp Circus are ready to release The Beast, a celebration of nature and seas to audiences in Penryn.

Puppy makes overnight recovery after breaking back

This is The West Country: 'Sparkling' puppy makes overnight recovery after breaking back

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A five month-old puppy has made a shock overnight recovery after breaking his back in a car accident last week.

Concern as plan for 100 new homes in Penryn has only 21 'affordable'

This is The West Country: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Pre-application advice is being sought for a development of more than 100 homes at Kernick in Penryn.

Not for the squeamish! Giant rat caught nibbling dog food in Penryn: PICTURE

This is The West Country: Not for the squeamish! Giant rat caught nibbling dog food in Penryn: PICTURE

2:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

This mutant rat was dispatched in Cornwall earlier this year after being caught nibbling on dog food in a Penryn shed.

Can you help trace Falmouth theft suspect?

This is The West Country: Can you help trace Falmouth theft suspect?

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police are appealing for help in identifying a woman after an allegation of shoplifting in Falmouth.

Work set to start on retirement homes at old Admiral Nelson pub site

This is The West Country: Work set to start on retirement homes at old Admiral Nelson pub site

12:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK is to start soon on a new block of retirement homes which are to be built on the site of the Admiral Nelson pub next to Falmouth Docks.

Director of National Maritime Museum in Falmouth to step down

This is The West Country: Director of National Maritime Museum in Falmouth to step down

1:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Jonathan Griffin will be stepping down as Director this September after 11 years at the helm at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Helford 'beach bushcraft' sessions tomorrow

This is The West Country: Helford 'beach bushcraft' sessions tomorrow

3:55pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Helford Marine Conservation Group will be holding a beach bushcraft event at St Anthony in Meneage on April 17 at 10.30am.

Penryn Rugby Club asks for help with big spring clean tomorrow

This is The West Country: Anger as Penryn Rugby Club thieves cost more in damages than the money they take

11:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Penryn Rugby Club is asking supporters to help with a tidy up at Kernick Road tomorrow ahead of a big weekend at the ground.

National disgrace as food bank use rises by a 'shocking' 163 per cent

This is The West Country: There has been a "shocking" 163% rise in the use of food banks in the past year, according to the Trussell Trust

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year, a "shocking" rise of 163% on the previous 12 months amid rising living costs, low pay and welfare problems, a new report has revealed.

Support for seven new homes in Penryn... if affordable housing cash is handed over

This is The West Country: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

10:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Plans for a development of seven houses at Vinery Meadows in Penryn have been supported by Penryn Town Council.

Did your child get the school place they wanted? Parents find out today

This is The West Country: Fewer Brighton and Hove parents get primary school place of choice

10:27am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Parents of reception age children across Cornwall have received details of which school their child is due to attend in September, with two in a hundred not getting either their first, second or third choice.

Car fire at Newquay McDonalds drive-through spreads to restaurant

This is The West Country: Two trapped after Newquay crash

10:08am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Firefighters were called to a car on fire at the McDonalds on Treloggan Road, Newquay yesterday afternoon.

Tottering for charity as men in high heels parade through Falmouth

This is The West Country: Tottering for charity as men in high heels parade through Falmouth

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

QUITE a sight greeted visitors to The Moor in Falmouth on Saturday where six burly men were seen dancing around in high heels, skirts, stockings and garters.

'Catnip bubble play sessions' as UK's first five star cat hotel opens near Truro

This is The West Country: 'Catnip bubble play sessions' as UK's first five star cat hotel opens near Truro

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Salmon fillets and 'catnip bubble play sessions' are just some of the holiday treats at the UK's first five star cat hotel near Truro.

Injured man fined after farm fall broke his pelvis

This is The West Country: Cornwall Council has announced it's 2014 budget

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof.

Caravan punch caused £2,800 of damage

This is The West Country: Consett Magistrates Court. GV

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A holidaymaker staying at Calloose Caravan Park in Leedstown, who was the victim of an assault, was so angry about it that he punched one of the caravans on the site causing £2,830 damage, Truro magistrates heard.








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