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Secret plans to merge Helston police and fire services shelved - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 08:03

Falmouth Packet

Secret plans to merge Helston police and fire services shelved
Falmouth Packet
The news that proposed changes to town's police station were no longer happening was revealed by Helston North Cornwall councillor Mike Thomas at the last meeting of the town council. He told members: "I did speak to the chief constable of Devon and ...

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BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: Breaking news and local stories - BBC News

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 06:00

BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: Breaking news and local stories
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Exeter-based airline Flybe has selected 15 recruits for its new apprenticeship scheme for aerospace engineers - but only one of them is a woman because hardly any women applied. The figures reflect the difficulties of breaking down barriers and ...

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Omagh bomb families told 20 years felt like 100 - Falmouth Packet

Sun, 12/08/2018 - 18:24

Falmouth Packet

Omagh bomb families told 20 years felt like 100
Falmouth Packet
Omagh Council chief executive at the time, John McKinney, said: “I am sure for you, 20 years is more like 100 years.” The blast which ripped the heart out of this market town community happened just months after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ...

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Jim Davidson embarks on Twitter rant as barely anyone shows up to his show in Falmouth - Metro

Sat, 11/08/2018 - 13:19

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Jim Davidson embarks on Twitter rant as barely anyone shows up to his show in Falmouth
Metro
One person shared a screengrab of an article on the incident and wrote: 'Never been prouder of the town I live in #Falmouth #Cornwall @JimDOfficial.' Davidson fired back: 'Proud of what. A shabby badly run theatre wasting council money or some leftie ...

Novichok poisonings: How events unfolded - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 01:10

Falmouth Packet

Novichok poisonings: How events unfolded
Falmouth Packet
The US has announced it will impose sanctions on Russia after concluding that Moscow was responsible for the Novichok nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the Wiltshire town in March. Here ...

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Grenville Chappel Mathew McCarthy letter - There is no room in local administrations for tribal warfare - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:07

Falmouth Packet

Grenville Chappel Mathew McCarthy letter - There is no room in local administrations for tribal warfare
Falmouth Packet
Sir,. Contrary to the Mayor's opinion that Councillor McCarthy's antics "do not bother him," it is obvious that they have had that effect! Mr Chappel's desire for a Town Council team to "all pull together" will never be achieved whilst there are three ...

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Falmouth rat infestation causes landlord to call for "co-ordinated response" - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:46

Falmouth Packet

Falmouth rat infestation causes landlord to call for "co-ordinated response"
Falmouth Packet
A rat infestation in Falmouth has caused a landlord to call for a "co-ordinated effort" to exterminate the rodents after they were seen scurrying through the town centre in broad daylight. Chris Spencer believes that the infestation worsened after ...

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Repairs needed on £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017 - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:40

Falmouth Packet

Repairs needed on £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017
Falmouth Packet
The structure at Anchorsholme was officially opened in October last year and designed to safeguard the resort's famous tramway, reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties and protect the town's tourism and recreational income for the next 100 years. However ...

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Repairs needed on £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017 - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:40

Falmouth Packet

Repairs needed on £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017
Falmouth Packet
The structure at Anchorsholme was officially opened in October last year and designed to safeguard the resort's famous tramway, reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties and protect the town's tourism and recreational income for the next 100 years. However ...

Repairs needed at £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017 - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:31

Falmouth Packet

Repairs needed at £27m Blackpool sea wall completed in 2017
Falmouth Packet
The structure at Anchorsholme was officially opened in October last year and designed to safeguard the resort's famous tramway, reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties and protect the town's tourism and recreational income for the next 100 years. However ...

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Boris Johnson accused of Islamophobia over comments on wearing the burka - Falmouth Packet

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 10:10

Falmouth Packet

Boris Johnson accused of Islamophobia over comments on wearing the burka
Falmouth Packet
The assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Miqdaad Versi, said Mr Johnson was “pandering to the far right”, while Labour MP David Lammy branded him a “pound-shop Donald Trump”. Labour's Jess Phillips said she would report Mr ...

Boris Johnson accused of Islamophobia over comments on wearing the burka - Falmouth Packet

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 10:10

Falmouth Packet

Boris Johnson accused of Islamophobia over comments on wearing the burka
Falmouth Packet
The assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Miqdaad Versi, said Mr Johnson was “pandering to the far right”, while Labour MP David Lammy branded him a “pound-shop Donald Trump”. Labour's Jess Phillips said she would report Mr ...
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WATCH: The new fire boat keeping Cornwall safe - Pirate FM

Sat, 04/08/2018 - 15:00

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WATCH: The new fire boat keeping Cornwall safe
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The Skath An Tanlu, a name chosen by the public meaning fire boat in Cornish, was unveiled during a ceremony held at Custom House Quay, Falmouth. Powered by twin Suzuki 140 bhp engines, the vessel will reach speeds of 37 knots and can carry a crew ...

British holidaymakers swelter in record-breaking European heatwave - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 12:15

Falmouth Packet

British holidaymakers swelter in record-breaking European heatwave
Falmouth Packet
British holidaymakers are basking in record temperatures as they enjoy their summer holidays amid an extreme heatwave. Eight places in the centre, south and east of Portugal have broken their local temperature records as Europe swelters. On Thursday ...
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Cornwall's new fireboat takes to the water - Heart

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 08:22

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Cornwall's new fireboat takes to the water
Heart
The Skath An Tanlu will also provide fire and safety cover during busy regattas around Falmouth area, but could be called out to other events in Cornwall. Cornwall Council cabinet member Sue James, who oversees Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community ...

Falmouth beach hut plans recommended for refusal by town council - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:05

Falmouth Packet

Falmouth beach hut plans recommended for refusal by town council
Falmouth Packet
The contentious plans were recommended for refusal by Falmouth Town Council after receiving to date a total of 40 objections from members of the public. Councillors were not opposed to the idea of having beach huts on Gyllyngvase, but thought that the ...

Penzance Heliport given go-ahead | Falmouth Packet - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:34

Falmouth Packet

Penzance Heliport given go-ahead | Falmouth Packet
Falmouth Packet
Helicopters will once again connect Penzance and the Isles of Scilly after Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning Committee unanimously backed a…

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Mathew McCarthy criticised by mayor Grenville Chappel for not being "team player" - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:07

Falmouth Packet

Mathew McCarthy criticised by mayor Grenville Chappel for not being "team player"
Falmouth Packet
The Mayor of Falmouth has lambasted a town councillor for not being a "team player," and for distributing allegedly inaccurate leaflets criticising the council. Mathew McCarthy, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Penwerris ward, gave out leaflets ...

Candidates to battle it out for Treviglas - Newquay Voice

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 11:21

Candidates to battle it out for Treviglas
Newquay Voice
Those registered to vote will be able to chose between the Liberal Democrat candidate Pauline Avery, Conservative Mark Formosa or the independent Joseph Brook to sit on Newquay Town Council and represent Treviglas division residents.

Westminster wades in on Helston 3 Penrose Road sale proceeds - Falmouth Packet

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 13:41

Falmouth Packet

Westminster wades in on Helston 3 Penrose Road sale proceeds
Falmouth Packet
A contingent from Helston Town Council is to travel to Westminster later this month as part of a continued bid to free up restricted funds. Deputy mayor Tim Grattan-Kane and councillor Dave Potter will join town clerk Chris Dawson in London on August 16.