Marlborough School in Falmouth rated 'outstanding' in latest Ofsted inspection

This is The West Country: Marlborough School pupils enjoy the Big Dig Day at Kimberley Park

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STAFF, pupils, parents and governors at Marlborough School in Falmouth are celebrating after it was graded “outstanding” across every area following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Falmouth supermarket shoppers help with Easter egg donations

This is The West Country: Falmouth supermarket shoppers help with Easter egg donations

1:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Falmouth helped make Easter a more indulgent time for dozens of people by donating to the store’s egg appeal.

Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

This is The West Country: Car blamed for gas leak that closed Helston road: PICTURES

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A gas leak forced the closure of the main road into Helston town centre last Friday.

'Incomprehensible' Jamaica Inn lost more than 1.5 million viewers over mumbling

This is The West Country: 'Incomprehensible' Jamaica Inn losses lost more than 1.5 million viewers over mumbling

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The BBC's new period drama, Jamaica Inn, lost more than 1.5 million viewers – a quarter of its audience – for its second episode, after viewers who tuned into the launch on Monday were left frustrated after struggling to make out the dialogue.

Drugs found after Falmouth police spot checks

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

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Stop checks have been carried out by police in and around Falmouth in the past week.

Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

This is The West Country: Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Steam powered engines and dancers will return to Camborne on Saturday for the annual Trevithick Day, which commemorates the life and work of one of Cornwall’s most wideley celebrated industrial engineers, Richard Trevithick.

Mission sees 'nationalities coming together' during Tall Ships

This is The West Country: Penny Phillips outside the Flying Angel Centre

11:12am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE volunteers at the Falmouth branch of the Mission to Seafarers are preparing for what is sure to be their busiest week in years when the port welcomes crews from around the world for the Tall Ships Regatta this summer.

Weather fit for ducks at 'quacking' Poldhu Cove river race: PICTURES

This is The West Country: Weather fit for ducks at 'quacking' Poldhu Cove river race: PICTURES

11:07am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Families flocked to Poldhu Cove near Mullion on Sunday to support the annual Easter River Duck Race.

Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

This is The West Country: Falmouth to host six metre European sailing championships

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The British International Six-Metre Association is to receive a £1,000 grant from Falmouth Town Council towards the cost of staging the European Championships in the port this July.

Event for sufferers of the psoriasis and eczema at Royal Cornwall Hospital this evening

This is The West Country: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

10:16am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sufferers of the psoriasis and eczema and other skin conditions can head to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for a chat about their condition.

Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

This is The West Country: Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

9:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are seeking a 56-year-old Bulgarian man who is wanted for breaching his court bail.

Rare haul as £35,000 Charles Napier Hemy painting returns home to Falmouth

This is The West Country: Rare haul as £35,000 Charles Napier Hemy painting returns home to Falmouth

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A rare painting by celebrated marine artist Charles Napier Hemy has been snapped up at auction at a fraction of its value by Falmouth Art Gallery thanks to two mystery benefactors who made a “substantial” donation towards its purchase.

St Agnes band compete for Cornwall at Pan Celtic Festival

This is The West Country: St Agnes band compete for Cornwall at Pan Celtic Festival

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A St Agnes based band has travelled to Ireland to represent Cornwall in the celtic version of the Eurovision song contest.

Truro consultant to set up Sudan's first stroke unit

This is The West Country: Cornwall heart specialist's work restricted after 'potential concerns'

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A stroke consultant from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is hoping to help set up the first stroke unit in Sudan.

'Horrifying lapse' at Penryn College as personal pupil details sent to every student: FULL STORY

This is The West Country: Longest serving teacher at Penryn College to retire

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A “horrifying” lapse at Penryn College saw personal pupil details sent to every student in the school.

Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

This is The West Country: Supermarkets blamed as only Helston fruit and veg shop closes

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Unbeatable competition from supermarkets has been given as the main reason why Helston's only in-town fruit and vegetable shop is to close this Friday, after three years in business.

Female Redruth mechanics speak of struggle for recognition

This is The West Country: Driver's anger after being 'lied to' over £350 pothole damage

6:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A female garage owner and female mechanic from Redruth have spoken out about the difficulties of working in the 'male chauvinist' motor industry.

Man who died following Nancegollan crash named: UPDATE

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

3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 68-year-old man injured in a single-vehicle crash at Nancegollan in early April has died in hospital.

Maritime Museum in Falmouth advertises for £60,000 director post

This is The West Country: Record breaking weekend for Falmouth museum

2:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

With news that Jonathan Griffin is to step down from the top job at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the awaard winning museum is advertising for a £60,000 replacement.

Confidential records mistakenly sent to all students at Penryn College

This is The West Country: Longest serving teacher at Penryn College to retire

1:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Penryn College has apologised “unreservedly” after accidentally emailing confidential pupil details to all students.

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

12:10pm Tuesday 22nd 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.

Will St Keverne Methodist chapel go up for sale?

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Methodist services in St Keverne will be held in the church hall from now on.

One treated for smoke after caravan fire

This is The West Country: Two trapped after Newquay crash

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

One casualty has been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a caravan at Trevarrian, Newquay .

'Delight' as Helston based Frugi honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise.

This is The West Country: 'Delight' as Helston based Frugi honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise.

11:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Helston based Frugi has become the first childrenswear brand to be honoured with a 2014 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Swanpool beach course helps youth 'turn the tide'

This is The West Country: Swanpool beach course helps youth 'turn the tide'

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A group of young people who have successfully completed a course designed to increase their confidence and motivation, were back at the beach to celebrate their achievements.

More police face the axe in Devon and Cornwall

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

9:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Cornwall and Devon are to lose more police officers due to government cuts.

Chickens killed in "savage and sadistic act of cruelty"

This is The West Country: Firefighters struggle to free chicken stuck in drain

9:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police are asking for help from the public after chickens and ducks in Newquay were subjected to "savage and sadistic act of cruelty".

Prizewinning quartet make Porthleven return

This is The West Country: Prizewinning quartet make Porthleven return

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

After last year’s sell out performance at Porthleven Food & Music Festival the Hieronymus Quartet is set to return for the 2014 event.

Vet called to horse trapped in vehicle bulkhead

This is The West Country: Man VW 7.5 tons 2 to 3 Horse Box

8:43am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Crash rescue equipment had to be used to free a horse trapped in a vehicle bulkhead yesterday.

Scruffy man with large dog steals items from Falmouth grave

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

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police are asking for help after a fairy left at a Falmouth grave was stolen.

'Messy Church' event for Easter in Helston

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Helston Methodist Church is to hold a “Messy Church” event on the Saturday after Easter.

TV chef tops bill at Porthleven Food Festival

This is The West Country: Healthy chef: Antony Worrall Thompson

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The full line-up has now been released for the chefs demonstrating at the Porthleven Food and Music Festival on Saturday, April 26.

Aberfest celebrates links between Cornwall and Brittany: VIDEO

This is The West Country: Aberfest celebrates links between Cornwall and Brittany: VIDEO

4:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

There was a raft of cultural events celebrating the close links between Cornwall and Brittany as AberFest returned to Falmouth over the Easter weekend.

Falmouth burger bar booze plan gets some support from council

This is The West Country: Debbie and her Bang Thaidy burger (Photo: Carl Sukonik at The Vain)

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A Falmouth burger bar’s attempt to secure permission to stay open later and sell alcohol has received partial support from town councillors.

Two Easter call-outs for Helston firefighters

This is The West Country: Two trapped after Newquay crash

3:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Crews from Helston and Mullion were called to a property fire in Clodgey Lane on Saturday.

Outstanding work of Falmouth Mission to Seafarers recognised

This is The West Country: Rev Andrew Knight with Penny Phillips, chairman of the Falmouth branch of the mission and author and former harbour pilot, David Barnicoat

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

THE Mission to Seafarers secretary general, the Rev Andrew Knight, paid a visit to Falmouth Docks last week where he met volunteers and invited guests, who included the mayor, Geoffrey Evans.

Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

This is The West Country: Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

If a picture speaks a thousand words then the retiring secretary of St Michael’s Primary School in Helston was presented with a speech from the children.

Further strike action at Cornish schools this summer

This is The West Country: Strike action will take place on Wednesday, March 26

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Schools in Cornwall are to face widespread disruption after teachers voted to stage further strikes, starting with a national walkout in the summer, in a bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

Is the Bishop of Truro right. Are government cuts having 'sinful consequences'?

This is The West Country: There has been growing demand for help from foodbanks locally

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

The Bishop of Truro has said that cuts in council spending are having "sinful consequences", with policies causing harm to people.

Falmouth electronics firm triples turnover and doubles staff

This is The West Country: Falmouth electronics firm triples turnover and doubles staff

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A Falmouth electronics company has tripled its turnover and doubled its staff in three years.

Porthleven council staff ready to hand out dog mess fines

This is The West Country: Irresponsible dog owners cont'd

1:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Porthleven’s town warden Rod Barnes and council clerk Corrie Thompson are just weeks away from being able to issue fixed penalty notices and fines on dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets.

Rubble from demolished Culdrose flats helps farmers

This is The West Country: Rubble from demolished Culdrose flats helps farmers

12:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

Farmers and landowners near to RNAS Culdrose are benefiting from recycling after the demolition of an old accommodation block on the base.

A30 car fire causes traffic troubles

This is The West Country: A30 car fire causes traffic troubles

2:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

Traffic was brought to a standstill this afternoon on the A30 near Bodmin after a car fire.

Arsonist behind digger blaze in Portreath

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

12:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

Firefighters were called to the Portreath area this morning after a report of a JCB on fire.

Falmouth Lifeboats called to boat without power in the Carrick Roads

This is The West Country: Falmouth Lifeboats called to boat without power in the Carrick Roads

10:40am Monday 21st April 2014

Both Falmouth Lifeboats were called to assist a boat drifting without power in the Carrick Roads on Saturday.

Falmouth mayor's new role as president of longest established theatre group

This is The West Country: Falmouth mayor's new role as president of longest established theatre group

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Geoffrey Evans, who has been Falmouth’s longest serving mayor, has become president of one of the town’s longest established theatre groups.

Smoke fills elderly Illogan woman's home

This is The West Country: Two trapped after Newquay crash

9:04am Monday 21st April 2014

Firefighters were called to Barncoose Terrace, Illogan Highway yesterday afternioon after she called 999 to say her house was filling with smoke.

Porthleven prepares for sixth food festival

This is The West Country: Porthleven prepares for sixth food festival

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

This year’s Porthleven Food and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, April 26 around the picturesque harbour, and will be officially opened at 10am by Festival patron and celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson.

Broken down train on Truro to Falmouth rail line

This is The West Country: Snow cancels trains and bus services

9:01am Monday 21st April 2014

A bus service has replaced trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks due to a broken down train.

Boogie woogie blues bites at Porthleven festival

This is The West Country: Ben Waters

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Those attending the 2014 Porthleven Food and Music Festival will have the good fortune to eat to the beat of the legendary boogie-woogie blues pianist Ben Waters.








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