Fisherman's find proves rare seahorses are living off Cornwall’s north coast

This is The West Country:

9:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Marine staff at leading local wildlife charity Cornwall Wildlife Trust were thrilled to hear that a Newquay fisherman has finally proven that seahorses are found off Cornwall’s north coast.

Falmouth concert to highlight value of music therapy for autism sufferers

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

The important role music plays in the lives of people with autism will be highlighted in a music concert this Saturday in aid of a 22-year-old from Falmouth.

Forgotten craft of lace making at Helston Museum today

This is The West Country: A Summer Holiday event Old crafts Re-visited - Lace Making and Spinning

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Helston Museum will host a demonstration of a forgotten craft – lace making – today.

Pillion passenger who died in motorbike crash named as 29-year-old Emily Garrett

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A pillion passenger on a motorbike who died after a crash in Cornwall has been named as 29-year-old  Emily Garrett. 

18-year-old girl in 'life threatening condition' after Helston collision

This is The West Country:

9:10am Friday 19th September 2014

An 18-year-old woman is in a "life threatening condition" after being involved in a collision in Helston yesterday afternoon.

Tears of joy at Helston Children’s Home reunion

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

There were lots of smiles and even a few tears when former residents of Helston Children’s Home reunited to share stories and memories of their time living there.

New Helston College headteacher wants to put school at heart of town

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

The new headteacher of Helston Community College has spoken of her passion for being at the heart of the town.

Falmouth man charged with burgling 84-year-old's home

This is The West Country:

2:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Falmouth man has been charged with burglary at a house in Conway Road and theft of a bank card belonging to an 84-year-old woman.

Sign up now for fundraising Mawnan fun run

This is The West Country: Fun but no sun for misty Mawnan charity run: PICTURES

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

With less than two weeks to go until the annual Mawnan Fun Run, online entry closes this weekend so runners of all ages are being encouraged to pledge their support for the event.

Police phone lines down as lightning hits HQ but Devon and Cornwall 999 calls being answered

This is The West Country:

1:11pm Friday 19th September 2014

Police telephone services are disrupted today after a lightning strike on a mast at its Exeter HQ

Falmouth's 'Splash Festival' kicks off this weekend: DETAILS

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Falmouth's annual celebration of the arts begins this Saturday and organisers are promising it will be more quirky and creative than ever before.

Big beach clean at Gunwalloe this Saturday

This is The West Country: Litter on the Jurassic Coast

12:20pm Friday 19th September 2014

A joint beach clean will take place in Gunwalloe this Saturday as part of a national clean up of the country’s coastline.

CCTV of theft suspects released after arcade machines short circuited

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Can you help police identify three suspects after arcade machines were emptied from the Stardust Amusements in Newquay?

Eight charged over Devon and Cornwall human trafficking and modern slavery

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Eight people have been charged following a major police investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery in Plymouth and Cornwall.

Concert in aid of Falmouth street pastors this evening

This is The West Country: Falmouth Street Pastors 'remarkable' first four years

11:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A concert in aid of Falmouth Street Pastors and Safe Space takes place on Friday at Falmouth Methodist Church with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Service to honour Porthleven 'Dambuster', Wing Commander Guy Gibson

This is The West Country: DAM BUSTER: This picture of Wing Cammander Guy Gibson is on display in Room 617

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A service will take place in Porthleven this Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

Annual Leedstown Show on Saturday

This is The West Country:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The annual Leedstown Autumn Village Show is being held this Saturday (September 20).

Police to 'tweet' alcohol-related incidents live on Friday to show scale of problem

This is The West Country: Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday October 15.File photo dated 01/12/06 of a man drinking a beer as pub landlords want to call time on being "tied" to a large company for their beer and other supplies, according to a new study.   PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

For the first time, Devon and Cornwall Police will be tweeting details of alcohol-related incidents across the region that are reported on Friday night, between 8pm and 2am.

Penryn landlady celebrates 20 years behind the bar

This is The West Country:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

The longest serving pub landlady in Penryn will be rolling out the barrel next month to mark 20 years behind the pumps.

Dog show delight as Falmouth Bay Residents host annual garden party: PICTURES

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

There were dogs everywhere you looked at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Saturday as proud owners took their pooches along to a garden party with a difference.

Core fitness in Falmouth forced to shut doors after flood

This is The West Country: Old Falmouth Post Office flats plan a 'dangerous precedent'

3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Only two weeks after relocating to the ground floor and basement of the former Post Office building on The Moor in Falmouth, The Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre was forced to close on Tuesday after water flooded the premises.

£40,000 to help Porthleven tackle flooding

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Porthleven is to receive £40,000 to help tackle flooding issues in low level areas.

Wet weather warning issued for Cornwall as thunderstorms, hail and downpours expected

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Heavy showers, hail and thunderstorms are likely to spread from the south across Cornwall and Devon on Friday.

As Scotland decides, should Cornwall Council be handed more power?

This is The West Country: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

With less than 24 hours to go before the results of the Scottish referendum are revealed, Cornwall Council is preparing its case to be given greater powers to raise and spend its own money in the way it wants.

Large conifer tree on fire in Falmouth sparks call out for fire crew

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Firefighters were called out to the rear of Pendarves Road, Falmouth yesterday evening after a report of a tree on fire.

Mullion School welcomes new headteacher: INTERVIEW

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The new headteacher of Mullion School has an ambition to make sure every child gets the education they deserve.

Pink Wiggers to make fantastic fundraising return next year

This is The West Country: Sea of colour as Pink Wiggers parade through Falmouth: PICTURES

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

After taking an unexpected but well earned year off, Falmouth’s Pink Wig Events have vowed to be back in action next year with plans already being made for August’s popular Pink Wig night.

Don't 'kill off' Truro stadium plans says developer

This is The West Country:

10:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

Cornwall Councillors are being urged not to "kill off plans for a Stadium for Cornwall" when they meet to vote on three rival supermarket planning applications next week.

Work intensifies on RFA Mounts Bay in Falmouth as next deployment planned

This is The West Country:

10:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

Work on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, Falmouth’s adopted vessel, stepped up a gear this week at the docks as workers began an intensive programme to refit the ship prior to its next major deployment.

South Devon surfing gem sold for over £11 million

This is The West Country: Russian billionaire or property developer, who will buy Bantham for £11.5 million?

10:22am Thursday 18th September 2014

Bantham beach and village in South Devon has been sold for over £11 million.

Porthleven band get grant for music contest

This is The West Country: Porthleven Town Band perform in one of the St Peterstide marches

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Porthleven Town Band is to receive a grant from the town council to help them get to a prestigious band contest – but the exact amount depends on their own fundraising.

Sunny September has been driest for more than 50 years but downpours expected in Cornwall this week

This is The West Country: Enjoying the Sun and big waves at swanpool

10:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

The first half of September has been the UK's driest for more than 50 years, weather experts said today, with the warm weather set to continue in Cornwall.

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners make bid for more power

This is The West Country: Work starts on replacing Falmouth navigation buoys

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are applying for powers which will enable them to introduce new rules, and are inviting comments from local harbour users.

Fire crews called to out of control bonfire near Helston

This is The West Country:

9:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

Firefighters from Helston were called out to Tresowes Hill, Ashton yesterday after a report that a large bonfire was burning out of control.

Mullion leg amputee's battle to play organ again

This is The West Country:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A one legged organist will play for the first time since his amputation with a fundraising concert this weekend.

Disgust as thieves steal St Nazaire Raid hero's memorial stone from Falmouth Cemetery

This is The West Country:

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Thieves have stolen a memorial stone remembering a Falmouth war hero of the St Nazaire raid from Falmouth Cemetery.

Helston based ShelterBox says safety of volunteers 'primary concern' after aid worker beheaded

This is The West Country:

4:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The safety of ShelterBox volunteers is the Helston charity’s “greatest priority”, its chief executive has stressed.

Traffic troubles as car burns on side of road near Ponsanooth

This is The West Country:

4:16pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighters were called to the main road between Redruth and Penryn this afternoon after a report of a car on fire.

Longdowns man denies threatening and harrasing woman

This is The West Country:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Longdowns man has denied using threatening behaviour and harrasing a woman in Falmouth.

New new mixed choir to raise voices in song tonight in St Keverne

This is The West Country:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A new mixed choir is launching in St Keverne tonight to fill the gap left by the relocation of its male voice singers.

Falmouth shipping movements (September 9 - September 15)

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

2:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Shipping movements for Falmouth from Tuesday, September 9, to Monday, September 15.

Have you seen missing man with links to Cornwall?

This is The West Country:

2:11pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to locate a missing man from Reading who may be in Devon and Cornwall.

Retired Helston vet honoured for service to the town

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A retired vet whose idea prompted the transformation of Helston’s whitewashed walls has been honoured for his service to the town.

Council rules could stop Glasney Field drainage work

This is The West Country: Funding to investigate waterlogged Glasney playing field in Penryn

1:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Work on improving drainage on Penryn’s Glasney Field could be halted by Cornwall Council guidelines on funding.

Lorry sheds load on A30: UPDATE

This is The West Country:

11:54am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The westbound lane has re-opened after a lorry shed its load earlier this morning.

Plan for £40,000 Porthleven play park gets thumbs up

This is The West Country:

11:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A large area of land is to be taken over by Porthleven Town Council, which has plans to open a £40,000 play park on it.

Falmouth man stole whisky from Tesco

This is The West Country:

11:05am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Zachary James Sharpe, of Dracaena Avenue in Falmouth, was handed  a 12 month conditional discharge by magistrates sitting at Bodmin after he admitted stealing two bottles of Jim Beam whisky worth £40 from Tesco at Camborne.

Drivers found without MOT's and insurance as 122 vehicles stopped in Penryn

This is The West Country:

10:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Police officers stopped 122 motorists in Penryn on Wednesday as part of a multi-agency operation to tackle a wide range of traffic offences.

Safety concerns over travellers in Truro car park

This is The West Country:

10:28am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A group of travellers are being told to leave a car park in Truro over safety concerns. The unauthorised campsite at Garras Wharf car park contains cars and vehicles with French and German number plates. Cornwall Council said "in the process of issuing notices on the group to quit the site due to concerns about safety".

Fire crews tackle gorse fire at St Agnes

This is The West Country:

10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Firefighers were called out to St Agnes head yeasterday evening after a report of a gorse fire






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