Kingfishers set up home near Helston

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A kingfisher colony has sprung up near an outlying section of Helston’s waterways.

Mayor leads parade for civic service in Falmouth

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Falmouth's mayor, John Body headed a parade of fellow dignitaries, veterans and cadets on his way to his civic service on Sunday.

Ban for Penryn motorcyclist who was nearly twice drink drive limit

This is The West Country:

2:39pm Friday 24th October 2014

A pint of a beer and a whisky was enough to put a motorcyclist over the limit to drive in Penryn on September 23, and at Truro Magistrates’ Court he pleaded guilty to being a drink driver.

Would you get married at Helston's Guildhall?

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Picture the scene: your wedding day has finally arrived, and as you exit the car / horse and carriage / novelty fire engine in your perfect white dress you have arrived at your dream venue of – the Guildhall?

Helston girls to perform on live TV

This is The West Country:

12:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

Six girls from Helston Community College have been chosen to perform live as part of this year’s televised Children In Need event.

'Marmite' effect of Falmouth house plans

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The design of a proposed development in a Falmouth cul-de-sac which would turn a bungalow into a two-storey house, has been described as having the “Marmite effect” with people either loving it or hating it.

Pink Wiggers are back with Falmouth hoedown

This is The West Country:

10:50am Friday 24th October 2014

The Falmouth Pink Wiggers made their return to fundraising in style when over 200 people created a sea of checked shirts and denim at the much anticipated barn dance.

Kids full of beans for Cury School Big Breakfast

This is The West Country:

10:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Cury School held a fundraising breakfast, opening the doors of its breakfast club to the community to raise money for an outdoor classroom.

Warning over 'Cornwall Council' cold caller scam

This is The West Country: Maintenance work will affect Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust telephone system on between 8pm on Wednesday, February 27 and 4am the following morning.

10:23am Friday 24th October 2014

A warning has gone out over “cold callers” claiming to be from Cornwall Council and asking for bank details.

280 jobs set to go at Cornwall Council in next five months

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

9:38am Friday 24th October 2014

Cornwall Council has warned that 280 jobs look set to go by the end of the financial year.

Painting in numbers at Helston Museum baby session

This is The West Country:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Parents in Helston jumped at the chance to have their baby create a work of art for the final time this autumn.

Golden wedding anniversary for Penryn couple

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A Penryn couple are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week.

New maritime museum boss 'chomping at the bit"

This is The West Country:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

The prospect of heading the team at an award winning museum with an enviable reputation and an impressive collection attracted Richard Doughty to the top job at Falmouth’s maritime museum – not to mention ridding himself of a four-hour daily commute.

NEW: Crew temperatures may be taken on ships arriving 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

4:32pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Taking the temperatures of crewmembers onboard two ships arriving in Falmouth from Ebola stricken Sierra Leone is under consideration, it was confirmed today.

'School council' for Helston primary pupils

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Youngsters from Helston’s three primary schools were given a chance to look behind the scenes of the town council on Monday.

Fundraiser for Falmouth teen battling cancer

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A coffee morning and sale organised in support of Falmouth teenager Sasha Watson, who is battling a rare form of cancer, raised £490 recently.

Tributes to Star Wars and Toy Story engineer who lived in Helston

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The life and work of a man said to be “committed to Helston” has been remembered in tributes following his death.

Lecturer from Porthleven fined for failure to give information

This is The West Country:

12:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A lecturer at the University of Exeter has been fined for failing to give information after being caught by a speed camera.

Camborne police looking for driver of car in Carland Cross collision

This is The West Country: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

2:46pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police in Camborne are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A30.

Shock death of Helston businessman Wesley Bowden

This is The West Country:

10:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Helston is in shock today following the sudden and unexpected death of one of its most well known characters.

Castle an Dinas shed fire spreads to nearby garage

This is The West Country:

10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A fire in a shed near St Columb spread to a nearby garage before firefighters were able to put it out in the early hours of this morning.

Rubbish fire at former mine site near Chacewater

This is The West Country:

10:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Firefighters put out a small rubbish fire at Wheal Busy, near Chacewater, yesterday evening.

Help Helston hairdresser support hospital after double mastectomy

This is The West Country:

10:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A charity Pink Day taking place in Helston this Friday will be followed by a fundraising auction later thatevening.

Car smashed electricity pole in Godolphin crash

This is The West Country:

10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A car snapped an electricity pole after crashing into it in Godolphin Cross near Helston on Wednesday night.

Police confirm body is missing St Austell man

This is The West Country:

10:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Police have confirmed that a body found last month is that of a St Austell man missing since July 2013.

Falmouth Specsavers volunteers complete Heartstart training

This is The West Country:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Falmouth firefighters were at the Falmouth branch of Specsavers on Thursday to present certificates to staff who completed their Heartstart first aid training.

Truro Cathedral refurbishment forces ice rink cancellation

This is The West Country: The ice rink will be in Truro for six weeks

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Chapter of Truro Cathedral says it is disappointed that there will be no Ice Rink on the Cathedral Green this year due to current repair work on the north west tower and the start of the Old Cathedral School refurbishment.

Bulwark petition to 'keep children safe'

This is The West Country:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A worried mum has launched a petition to improve safety in the Bulwark area of Helston, after her son fell off her scooter and was “very nearly hit” by a car.

Poppy Appeal organisers need more help

This is The West Country:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Volunteers are being sought to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal collections in both Falmouth and Penryn.

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.

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.

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.

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.






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