Falmouth Aquarium pulls the plug

This is The West Country:

4:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Falmouth Aquarium has closed its doors to visitors less than two months after reopening following a rebrand.

Poldhu Cove RNLI lifeguard rescues surfer from rip: VIDEO

This is The West Country:

3:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Poldhu Cove RNLI Lifeguard Andy Beswick leapt into action to rescue surfer who was being dragged out to sea by a strong rip, with big surf conditions.

St Keverne Band MD honoured by Gorsedh

This is The West Country: St Keverne Youth Band performing at the Music for Youth heat in Truro

2:40pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The musical director of St Keverne Silver Band has been honoured by the Council of Gorsedh Kernow at their annual awards.

Penryn tech company brings personal touch to online shopping

This is The West Country: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Local tech companies have joined forces to launch SMS messaging software to help online stores across the UK reach and engage with their customers.

Does your business need to tackle shoplifting?

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A free crime prevention day to help reduce shoplifting will be held next week to help business owners tackle the problem.

Find out how these Redruth cattle won a national award

This is The West Country:

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A farming family from Redruth has been honoured with a national award for its cattle.

Chef prepares local treats for Falmouth holiday retreat

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Falmouth chef Sue Fergus is using her talents in the kitchen to add a unique dimension to her new venture which takes her into the world of holiday letting.

Cornwall leads way in green mining

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cornwall could lead the way in developing green techniques to help European mining companies extract more scarce and valuable metals and significantly reduce their environmental impact.

Ice bucket challenge for Helston and Lizard Rotary Club

This is The West Country:

11:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hardy members of Helston-Lizard Rotary Club are the latest group to get involved in the current charity craze, the Ice Bucket Challenge.

How many parking tickets were slapped on cars during Falmouth Tall Ships?

This is The West Country: Fine slapped on the windscreen of driver Curt Capell in Oaklands Car Park, Bexleyheath

9:22am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

With around 230,000 people in Falmouth over the four days of the Tall Ships event, there was always going to be a parking problem or two, however the vast majority of drivers seem to have heeded advice.

Crews called to Camborne fire

This is The West Country:

9:14am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Firefighters were called to College Street, Camborne, in the early hours of this morning after a report of a fire.

Drink driver gave himself up to police after crashing into wall

This is The West Country: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A drink driver was arrested when he gave himself up to the police, after a member of the public reported seeing a couple running away from a car which had just had a crash.

Higher standard of food at hospitals as new standards to be enforced

This is The West Country:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food, with new standards, enforced through legally-binding NHS contracts, focusing on quality, choice and promoting a healthy diet for patients and staff.

Families hold back the tide at Coverack challenge: PICTURES

This is The West Country:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Families attempted to hold back the tide at Coverack as the summer holidays drew to a close.

Camborne Academy celebrates £1million funding for renovations

This is The West Country:

7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Camborne Science and International Academy embarked on a new £1million building project over the Summer having secured funding to redevelop the sports facilities and modernise the existing school buildings.

Man treated by paramedics after motorbike leaves road on Roseland

This is The West Country:

4:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

Firefighters from St Mawes were called out to Philleigh on the Roseland this morning after a crash involving a motorcyclist.

Woman knocked unconscious in vicious Truro attack

This is The West Country: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

2:20pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were seriously assaulted in Truro at the weekend.

Lorry driver jailed over death of two charity cyclists on A30

This is The West Country:

2:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

A lorry driver haqs been jailed for eight and a half years over the death of two high-flying charity cyclists on the A30 in July 2013.

BUDGET: No part of council safe as £196m in savings needed

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

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Cornwall Council has published its proposals for slashing £196m from the budget over the next four years, with "all areas of the council" expected to be hit by further cuts due to the "unprecedented scale of the savings".

Falmouth Tall Ships parade from the air: VIDEO

This is The West Country:

12:03pm Monday 1st September 2014

It was hard to miss the paramotors in the sky above the Falmouth Tall Ships parade of sail on Sunday, but what did the spectacular scene look like from the air? Find out here.

Can you help trace owner of this old gentleman found near Budock?

This is The West Country:

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

This old gent was found yesterday in Budock Water. He is microchipped but the phone number doesn't work. Please help Penryn Veterinary Surgery find his home.

'Big Beach Day' for people with learning disabilities in Cornwall

This is The West Country: Newquay

11:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A Hawaiian 'Big Beach Day will be held at Fistral Beach this Friday for people with learning disabilities.

Falmouth Tall Ships Parade of Sail: GALLERY

This is The West Country:

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

Here is a collection of pictures from Sunday's spectacular parade of sail in Falmouth Bay, including stunning aerial shots.

Broken down motor boat in Falmouth docks during parade of sail

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

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

Four people and a dog in a motor boat had to be rescued by Falmouth RNLI after they broke down in Falmouth Docks on the morning of the Tall Ships parade of sail.

Dismasted yacht sparks search by Falmouth RNLI

This is The West Country:

8:57am Monday 1st September 2014

Reports of a dismasted yacht off the mouth of the Helford River sparked an hour long lifeboat and helicopter search on Wednesday afternoon.

Family in inflatable kayaks rescued by Falmouth RNLI

This is The West Country:

9:12am Monday 1st September 2014

Volunteers from Falmouth RNLI were called to rescue a family in inflatable kayaks who had been struggling back to Loe Beach in bad weather on Thursday afternoon.

Tens of thousands watch Tall Ships parade of sail: PICTURES + VIDEO

This is The West Country:

9:04am Monday 1st September 2014

Sunday saw tens of thousands of watchers gather on land and at sea to watch the spectacular Tall Ships sail out into Falmouth Bay for the parade of sail.

Police staff in Cornwall reject pay offer

This is The West Country:

9:52am Monday 1st September 2014

Police staff in Cornwall have rejected a pay and grading offer after a ballot of union members.   Chief Constable, Shaun Sawyer, said: “The three recognised trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) have counted the votes of their respective ballots and have informed me that their members have voted to reject the grading and pay offer from the force and OPCC.

Helston's MP hopes to 'cut the Bedroom Tax'

This is The West Country:

11:37am Monday 1st September 2014

West Cornwall's MP, Andrew George will seek support from fellow MPs to cut the bedroom tax when it is debated in the House of Commons on Friday, 

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 ends with the spectacular parade of sail

This is The West Country:

4:06pm Sunday 31st August 2014

People clung to every vantage point this afternoon to watch the departure of the tall ships at the end of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

Thousands expected to watch Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta parade of sail today

This is The West Country:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to Falmouth today to watch the spectacular Parade of Sail as the final part of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014.

Pirates and mermaids descend on Coverack

This is The West Country:

2:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Coverack celebrated a fun-filled “pirate and mermaid” themed day last week, when people of all ages arrived in the village wearing their best fancy dress costumes.

Hymns come to life at flower show

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Penryn Methodist Church was even more hymnal than usual this weekend as a flower show brought a selection of religious songs to life.

Porthleven hosts World War One concert

This is The West Country:

11:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Porthleven's parish church has commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War One with a special concert.

Man broke restraining order after dialling wrong number

This is The West Country:

9:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Contacting his ex partner against a restraining order, which amounted to an allegation of harassment in Truro Magistrates’ Court, was the result of a 34-year-old man keying in the wrong telephone number on his phone.

Newquay's Fistral Beach set for fun day

This is The West Country:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Five Cornish organisations will be combining efforts to create a free day of beach activities for people with learning disabilities.

Falmouth's Moonlight Memory Walk lowers age limit

This is The West Country:

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Children’s Hospice South West is calling for the ladies of Falmouth and the surrounding area to come together for their Moonlight Memory Walk – and this year there is even more reason to bring along friends and extended family.

Are these the most accomodating public toilets in Cornwall?

This is The West Country: GV of sign for public toilets. PICTURE: Western Telegraph (3746529)

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Two Portscatho residents have come up with a novel way to breathe new life into the village's public toilets - by turning them into a café.

Growing skills at 39th St Martin Show

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Fine weather brought out the crowds at the 39th St Martin Show on Saturday.

Today is last chance to board the ships at Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

This is The West Country:

1:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Today is the last chance for visitors to go on board the tall ships at the Falmouth Tall Ships regatta 2014 before the ships head off the Greenwich for the final stage of the event tomorrow.

Flushing boatyard repairs storm damage described as 'like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free'

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Yacht damage described as “looking like a graffiti artist with a knife had run free” sustained in a severe spring storms has been painstakingly repaired by a Flushing boatyard.

Thousands more visitors expected to flock to Falmouth Tall Ships 2014 today

This is The West Country:

1:03pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Thousands more people are expected to flock to Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014 today with visitors being asked to leave their cars at home.

Date set for 35th annual Porkellis produce and craft show

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

The 35th annual Porkellis Village Produce and Craft Show will take place in the Village Hall on Saturday, September 6.

Hundreds watch crews parade at Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

This is The West Country:

11:53am Saturday 30th August 2014

The second day of the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta culminated with the Crew Parade starting at Events Square and processing through the town.

Police staff reject pay review offer

This is The West Country: Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg (left) congratulates Shaun Sawyer on his selection as chief constable

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Police staff have voted against a pay offer and grading from chiefs.

Penryn College students celebrate GCSE results: PICTURES AND RESULTS

This is The West Country:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Staff and parents were on hand to witness the shouts and jumps of joy from students at Penryn College as they ripped open the envelopes containing their much anticipated GCSE results on Thursday.

Falmouth School pupils effort rewarded with GCSE results: PICTURES AND RESULTS

This is The West Country:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Teachers and staff at Falmouth School have congratulated year 11 pupils on their GCSE results as the number of pupils achieving ten A* to A grades rose 15 per cent.

Gorsedh award for Cornish radio presenter

This is The West Country:

8:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

A radio broadcaster from Camborne has been honoured by the Council of Gorsedh Kernow at their annual awards.

Hair of the dog for K9 Crusaders

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Many people say they would do a lot for their dogs, but these brave volunteers from the K9 Crusaders Dog Rescue Centre have proved it and shaved their heads to raise money for their furry friends.

Breage Church to hold fundraising fete

This is The West Country: The charity is putting on stalls with bric-a-brac, toiletries, gifts, jewellery and homemade treats on sale

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Breage Church is holding its benefice fete tomorrow (Saturday) between 11am and 3pm.






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