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25 years ago from the Falmouth Packet of May 13 1993 - Falmouth Packet

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 05:24

Falmouth Packet

25 years ago from the Falmouth Packet of May 13 1993
Falmouth Packet
PLANS to build a footpath which would link Penryn's Commercial Road with the town centre were due to go before Carrick planners last night. If given the go ahead the path would run from the car park behind Permarin House on Commercial Road to New ...

Windsor and Eton businesses brace for royal rush - Falmouth Packet

Sun, 13/05/2018 - 01:56

Falmouth Packet

Windsor and Eton businesses brace for royal rush
Falmouth Packet
It is in response to a row which broke out in January after council leader Simon Dudley said the homeless would paint Windsor in a “sadly unfavourable light” when the world's eyes were fixed upon the town. Mr Bowes said: “I don't know what he was ...

England's fly-tipped rubbish 'could stretch from London to Moscow' - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 23:11

Falmouth Packet

England's fly-tipped rubbish 'could stretch from London to Moscow'
Falmouth Packet
The amount of rubbish fly-tipped across England each year could stretch from London to Moscow, council leaders have warned. The cost to taxpayers of clearing up fly-tipping rose to more than £57 million last year, up 13%, the Local Government ...

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MP Derek Thomas's bid for Helston business forum - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 11:36

Falmouth Packet

MP Derek Thomas's bid for Helston business forum
Falmouth Packet
He said that as part of his meetings with businesses, many people raised how there was nowhere they could debate issues anymore or take them to the town council. "I'm sure we all agree, Helston town centre is in desperate need of change," he said.

Dress sensibly for royal wedding, public urged - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 10:47

Falmouth Packet

Dress sensibly for royal wedding, public urged
Falmouth Packet
Road closures along the procession route through the town centre will begin at 10pm on Friday May 18, with additional closures from 6am on the day of the wedding. As preparations in the town gather pace, there will also be closures along the carriage ...

Residents can look forward to cheaper car parking after new "loading" system is introduced - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 14:53

Falmouth Packet

Residents can look forward to cheaper car parking after new "loading" system is introduced
Falmouth Packet
People who responded to last year's town parking review highlighted concerns about the lack of on-street parking at night and businesses and Cornwall councillors have also told us that abolishing evening parking charges will help support local economies.

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Flora Day engagement couple wed in Helston Guildhall - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:33

Falmouth Packet

Flora Day engagement couple wed in Helston Guildhall
Falmouth Packet
Their road to the aisle was not without its hurdles, however, as before they could marry in the Corn Exchange they first had to persuade Helston Town Council to licence the building. The proposal to host weddings in the Helston's civic building had ...

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:56

Falmouth Packet

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council
Falmouth Packet
ONE of Falmouth's most familiar faces was honoured by the town council last week. Helen Dale brought the curtain down on a 30-year career in journalism, throughout which she covered council meetings in both Falmouth and Penryn. Mark Williams, Falmouth ...

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:56

Falmouth Packet

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council
Falmouth Packet
ONE of Falmouth's most familiar faces was honoured by the town council last week. Helen Dale brought the curtain down on a 30-year career in journalism, throughout which she covered council meetings in both Falmouth and Penryn. Mark Williams ...

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council - This is The West Country

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:52

This is The West Country

Fond Farewell: Packet journalist Helen Dale is recognised by Falmouth Town Council
This is The West Country
ONE of Falmouth's most familiar faces was honoured by the town council last week. Helen Dale brought the curtain down on a 30-year career in journalism, throughout which she covered council meetings in both Falmouth and Penryn. Mark Williams ...

Helston Town Band helps launch new cafe and summer of art - Falmouth Packet

Mon, 07/05/2018 - 14:03

Helston Town Band helps launch new cafe and summer of art
Falmouth Packet
Arts Council England gave a further half a million pounds to put on the showcase. In Helston on Saturday, the CAST building was showing two films by Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen. Gravesend and Unexploded are being shown in a rolling loop a ...

If you look at the actual numbers, media talk of 'peak Corbyn' is total bulls**t - The Canary

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 16:21

The Canary

If you look at the actual numbers, media talk of 'peak Corbyn' is total bulls**t
The Canary
Results are in for the 2018 local elections. And the mainstream media have reported that “peak Corbyn” support is over. But the actual numbers tell a very different story. Because when you look at the election results, this media 'analysis' is bullshit ...

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Tories hold on to flagship London councils after Labour challenge - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 04:40

Falmouth Packet

Tories hold on to flagship London councils after Labour challenge
Falmouth Packet
Labour lost Nuneaton and Bedworth council, an area that often indicates the colour of the government at general elections, as well as Derby, with both falling to no overall control. The Conservatives gained Basildon and Peterborough, which had both ...

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Mixed picture as counting continues in local elections across England - Falmouth Packet

Fri, 04/05/2018 - 02:21

Falmouth Packet

Mixed picture as counting continues in local elections across England
Falmouth Packet
The Conservatives lost Trafford Council after 14 years in power. Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the party's 1922 committee of backbenchers, told BBC News: “It's deeply disappointing for me and for a lot of Trafford residents.” Labour lost Nuneaton and ...

Residents of Castle Drive warn about the dangers of on street parking - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:33

Falmouth Packet

Residents of Castle Drive warn about the dangers of on street parking
Falmouth Packet
Parking issues in Falmouth have been a concern for many and are not going unnoticed by Cornwall Council. In 2016 the council carried out a survey of residents about what to do to solve parking related problems in the town. The survey had a significant ...

Voters may be ready to pay more council tax, McDonnell suggests - Falmouth Packet

Thu, 03/05/2018 - 06:56

Falmouth Packet

Voters may be ready to pay more council tax, McDonnell suggests
Falmouth Packet
Labour's John McDonnell has suggested voters may be ready to pay more council tax, as polling stations open for local elections in England. The shadow chancellor said the message from the doorstep was that voters were concerned about the fabric of ...

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Voters go to the polls in English local elections - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 23:13

Falmouth Packet

Voters go to the polls in English local elections
Falmouth Packet
Other areas where a swing to Labour could deliver overall control to Mr Corbyn's party include Amber Valley in Derbyshire, Carlisle, Dudley, Walsall, Worcester and North-East Lincolnshire. Councils to watch for possible Conservative gains include ...

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£4 million revamp for one of Kettering's historic buildings - Northamptonshire Telegraph

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 14:33

Northamptonshire Telegraph

£4 million revamp for one of Kettering's historic buildings
Northamptonshire Telegraph
... by local architect firm Gotch and Saunders. It was Stamford Road School for many years and had an additional block added in the 1960s. It is now named after the town's famous slave abolitionist William Knibb who went as a baptist missionary to ...

Change to this year's Helston Flora Day Midday Dance route - Falmouth Packet

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 09:31

Falmouth Packet

Change to this year's Helston Flora Day Midday Dance route
Falmouth Packet
Anyone also able to donate towards the running costs of the day, including the insurances and health and safety matters, can email helstonfloraday@yahoo.co.uk. Road closures and parking restrictions will be in force on Flora Day from 6.30am and the ...

A tale of two towns - This is The West Country

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 16:58

This is The West Country

A tale of two towns
This is The West Country
Visitors from the Falmouth across the pond in Maine, USA, came over to the original Falmouth to meet the mayor and members of the town council. Falmouth (Cornwall) mayor, councillor Grenville Chappel, held a reception for the Americans and greeted ...