Rescue caught on camera after boy's screams for help heard by lifeguard in Cornwall

This is The West Country: The daring rescue of a boy off a Cornish beach

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

The daring rescue of a drowning boy from a dangerous rip current off a Cornish beach has been captured on camera.

Air day traffic plan revealed by RNAS Culdrose

This is The West Country: Culdrose Air Day tickets go on sale

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

RNAS Culdrose has announced how it plans to ease traffic on the roads around Helston during this year's Air Day.

Get your skates on for Helston roller rink

This is The West Country:

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

It’s time to get your skates on in Helston following the opening of a roller skating rink that runs until next week.

Gig club break-in sparks police appeal

This is The West Country: Flushing and Mylor gig's 'unforgettable' day at Thames Jubilee pageant

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

Officers from Falmouth Boat Watch are investigating a break in at Flushing Gig Club between June 17 and 18.

Dracaena Avenue 'incident' between pedestrians and people in car sparks police appeal

This is The West Country:

2:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place opposite the entrance to the Recreation Ground in Dracaena Avenue at about 2pm last Saturday, June 14.

Pendennis Castle WWI exhibition opens with a bang

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A new World War One exhibition opened with a bang as Pendennis Castle fired a rare 1916 anti-aircraft gun.

Penryn man faces rape charge

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A PENRYN man has appeared in court facing a charge of rape.

Dozen calls to fire service after gorse blaze breaks out near Godrevy

This is The West Country: False alarms spark bonfire appeal by firefighters

11:22am Friday 25th July 2014

Nearly a dozen calls were received from the public alerting firefighters to a gorse fire near Godrevy yesterday.

Falmouth Festival fund fashion show this evening

This is The West Country: 'Overwhelming support' for fundraising Falmouth fashion show: PICTURES

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The annual fashion show raising money for the Falmouth Festival Fund takes place at the Princess Pavilion from 7.30pm on Friday night.

Falmouth shipping movements July 15 - July 21

This is The West Country: Two sides to one story..... Falmouth's dredging battle and docks job losses

11:01am Friday 25th July 2014

Tuesday, July 15 Liberian bulker Cape Alexandros (92,744/10) sailed from Falmouth Bay for St Lawrence Seaway, Canada Panamanian research vessel Horizon Geobay (3,502/78) sailed from County Wharf to Falmouth Bay and returned to County wharf.

World War One commemorations begin in Helston

This is The West Country:

10:50am Friday 25th July 2014

Helston has begun its 100th anniversary of the start of World War One commemorations with a civic service.

Teenager 'in fear' after assault by Penryn man with 'Jekyll and Hyde' character

This is The West Country: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A Penryn man has been made the subject of a community order and a restraining order by magistrates after he admitted assaulting a teenage woman at his home.

Falmouth sports therapist Clifford Pill found GUILTY of sexual assault: UPDATE

This is The West Country:

9:20am Friday 25th July 2014

A Falmouth sports therapist has been found guilty on three charges of sexually assaulting female clients.

Cats poisoned with antifreeze in Camborne

This is The West Country:

8:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Two cats have been killed in Camborne, with traces of anti-freeze found in their bodies.

Consequences promised over 'scourge of town' rubbish in Helston

This is The West Country: Fines on the way as rubbish being thrown around Helston with 'gay abandon'

7:10am Friday 25th July 2014

Householders in Helston must realise that their rubbish is their responsibility until it is collected, or face the consequences.

Open verdict in Falmouth club doorman inquest

This is The West Country:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The coroner has recorded an open verdict at the inquest of a Falmouth bouncer who was found dead at his home on Valentine 's Day.

Plea for help over £50k rebuild of St Keverne Parish Hall

This is The West Country: 'Sensitive' placing of new mobile mast on Lizard due to 'local feelings'

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

St Keverne Parish Hall needs to find an extra £35,000 so that essential repairs can be carried out.

Should there be a pedestrian crossing for roundabout near Asda Penryn?

This is The West Country: CROSSING: A temporary toucan crossing has been installed on Sully Road.

3:12pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Cornwall Council has opened a consultation on the installation of a new ‘toucan’ crossing at the Kernick roundabout on the A39 for bicycles and pedestrians travelling between Mabe and Penryn.

Ten week parking ban for road nearest Helston parish church

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Parking is to be banned from an area of Helston for ten weeks while the pavements are replaced.

Penryn produces pasties following Falmouth Rowe's fire

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Production of Rowe's pasties was halted this week following a major fire at its Falmouth factory, just days before the peak holiday season.

Pregnancy blamed for illegal driving by banned Helston motorist

This is The West Country:

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Helston man banned from driving in 2001 until he passed an extended driving test had taken the test again, Truro magistrates heard, but failed.

Truro College celebrates 100% International Baccalaureate pass rate

This is The West Country:

11:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Truro and Penwith College is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate on its International Baccalaureate programme, which was ranked in the top ten nationally on the Sunday Times list.

Colourful carnival fun in Mullion

This is The West Country:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

Bright colours lined the streets of Mullion last Thursday as the children from Mullion Community Primary School paraded their way through the town.

25 calls over Porthleven bungalow fire

This is The West Country: Man rescued from flat fire after being trapped

10:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

Crews from three fire stations battled a bungalow fire in Porthleven yesterday after receiving 25 repeat phone calls.

Falmouth Council gives support to Boslowick Co-op

This is The West Country: Carers Trust has awarded grants after netting £6m through its charity of the year partnership with The Co-operative Group

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS to convert a former pub at Boslowick in Falmouth into a Co-operative supermarket have won the support of town councillors who claim there are no planning reasons to refuse them despite an objection from a neighbouring convenience store.

Falmouth sports therapist 'groped women'

This is The West Country:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A SPORTS therapist from Falmouth has denied charges that he sexually assaulted three of his female clients.

'Disgusting' meat fears investigated after Helston street market

This is The West Country:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Food safety officers have vowed to investigate claims over the “disgusting” and potentially risky way meat was handled at a Helston street market over the weekend.

Complaints over state of Helston's Coronation Lake

This is The West Country: The beauty of Helston's Coronation Lake is marred each year by blooms of thick sludgy algae.

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Complaints have been received over the current state of Helston’s Coronation Lake.

Carnival returns to Penryn after seven years

This is The West Country:

3:18pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Carnival fever returned to Penryn for the first time in seven years, drawing a close to a festival week filled with events and activities.

Woman denies Praa Sands knife and assault charges

This is The West Country: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 51-year-old woman from Goldsithney has pleaded not guilty to having a knife and assaulting a man at Praa Sands.

Crimewatch reconstruction into death of Alan Jeal prompts 'useful calls'

This is The West Country:

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BBC Crimewatch reconstruction of the hours leading up to the death of Alan Jeal resulted in “a number of useful calls” last night.

King Charles School out of special measures in just ten months

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Only ten months after being placed in special measures by Ofsted, King Charles School in Falmouth has been rated a “good” school overall and has even achieved “outstanding” in two categories.

Rare Iron Age remains discovered by builders at Porthleven housing development

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An Iron Age hearth and evidence of a Bronze Age settlement have been uncovered in Porthleven by builders working on a new housing development.

Crews tackle fire in St Austell garage

This is The West Country:

11:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were called just before 6.30am this morning to a report of a fire in a garage.

Crews called to small fire at house in Truro

This is The West Country:

11:41am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Two fire crews were called just after 5.30am this morning to a small fire in Falmouth Road in Truro.

Porthleven could get own library

This is The West Country: Review into condition of iconic Porthleven Institute

11:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Porthleven could soon have its own “mini library”, although the idea is still in an early stage.

Parc Eglos School celebrates best ever results

This is The West Country:

8:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Parc Eglos School is celebrating the best results ever from pupils, which it is putting down to new ways of teaching and learning.

Hayle one of six schools included in Cornwall Council rebuild funding bid

This is The West Country:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Hayle Community College is one of six schools included in a Cornwall Council application for funding from the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Newquay's historic gig club

This is The West Country: Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh is due to visit Newquay on August 1, when he will meet representatives of the Newquay Rowing Club and walk around the new Treffry Centre.

Penryn mother hails 'hero' five-year-old for contacting emergency services

This is The West Country:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GRATEFUL mum has hailed her five-year-old son a hero after he dialled 999 when she collapsed at their home in Penryn last week.

Voyeuristic phone pictures put an end to longstanding Helston friendship

This is The West Country: Cornish tax officer worker stole £93k in tax credits

6:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friendship between a couple which began in Helston as teenagers and continued to be close for some years afterwards hit a downward spiral when the male took intimate photographs of her on his mobile phone while she was asleep.

Cowardly Camborne bag snatcher leaves pensioner with 'nasty' head wound

This is The West Country: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police are seeking a man who snatched a handbag from a 77-year-old woman in Camborne, leaving her injured in the street.

Falmouth council grant helps fund youth rugby tour of Spain

This is The West Country: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Councillors in Falmouth have given a £500 grant to help a rugby team of 21 young boys achieve their goal of touring Spain.

Sewage battle takes to the beach at Godrevy

This is The West Country: Surfers evacuated from sea as raw sewage pumps into Gwithian and Godrevy

3:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Surfers and water users will take to the beach this weekend in the battle to get South West Water to deal with repeated sewage discharges into bathing waters at Godrevy.

A30 closed eastbound after serious crash near Chiverton Cross

This is The West Country: Spur Road crash causes delays

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A serious crash is causing problems on the A30, with eastbound lanes closed and traffic backing up.

Warning after boat door forced in Falmouth theft

This is The West Country: Falmouth Boat Watch investigating marine thefts

2:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Officers from Falmouth Boat Watch are investigating a theft from a boat on its mooring in Falmouth harbour, in which items were taken after the door was forced.

NHS workers to be balloted over strike action

This is The West Country: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

2:38pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers are to be balloted over strike action in a row over pay it, has been announced.

Crimewatch reconstruction of death of Alan Jeal at Perranporth

This is The West Country:

1:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The mystery surrounding the death of Alan Jeal, after his naked body was found on Perranporth Beach will be featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme in a national appeal for information five months on.

Police charge Liskeard man with attempted rape of 17-year-old

This is The West Country:

12:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police have charged a Liskeard man in connection with an attempted rape of a 17-year-old woman in the town on Tuesday 15 July.

Cornwall Council bids for millions to rebuild Helston College

This is The West Country: Fury as council admits there is no cash for Helston College development

12:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cornwall Council has applied for funding from the government’s 'Priority Schools Building Programme' to rebuild or refurbish six schools in Cornwall, including dilapidated Helston College buildings.








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