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  • Watchers win

    Kerrier Neighbourhood Watch Forum has won the Watch Group of the Year award for the second year running. The Camborne-based forum has clinched the South of England regional title and £500 in prize money to invest in crime prevention. It also brings to

  • Swimming club appeals for youngsters

    Rachel Goss, the chief coach of Carn Brea Swimming Club, is appealing to all young swimmers to join that club so as it may continue the great tradition of being one of top amateur swimming clubs in Cornwall. The club has qualified swimming teachers and

  • Stuttering Reds beaten

    REDRUTH 13pts BLACKHEATH 27pts REDRUTH made a disappointing start to their league campaign when they were defeated 27-13 by Blackheath at the Recreation Ground. Redruth had high hopes of victory following good performances in pre-season fixtures which

  • Leading architects now working on town plan

    The £40 million regeneration of St Austell town centre has taken another step forward with the appointment of a firm of top architects to transform the scheme into reality. Developer David McLean Developments has appointed Edward Cullinan Architects,

  • More businesses opening in Truro

    Truro's commercial boom shows no signs of weakening as more high street retailers have opened up in the city. Comet's new £1.1 million store on Threemilestone Retail Park opened on Saturday with a festival of activity, including a live jazz band and product

  • Most issues decided as end nears

    WITH just a handful of games rearranged for this weekend, most issues have been decided in the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League. In the ECB Cornwall Premier League Truro retained the title on Sunday at St Buryan making their fixture against each

  • Trust event proves real fundraiser

    MULLION Ladies played in a medal competition for the A P Herbert Cup last Tuesday and the winner with a nett 72 was Sally Markham, followed on nett 75 by Rosie Ellison who pipped Margaret Hosking on count back. The Lizard Outreach Trust held its annual

  • Cup dream shattered

    PORTHLEVEN 0 DORCHESTER TOWN 5 IT was only a dream after all, but Porthleven would probably rather not have had such a rude awakening from their visitors in Saturday's preliminary round of the FA Cup. The result looks conclusive and it certainly was,

  • Most issues decided as end nears

    WITH just a handful of games rearranged for this weekend, most issues have been decided in the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League. In the ECB Cornwall Premier League Truro retained the title on Sunday at St Buryan making their fixture against each

  • Final race decies overall positions

    Friday night was the last points racing, of this year to be held at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The weather was damp and the winds fickle as the competitors completed the courses set by race officer Grant Walker. The multihulls managed to find enough

  • A stroll for Town

    FALMOUTH Town reached the first qualifying round of the Axa sponsored FA Cup after a comfortable performance against Bristol Manor Farm of the Screwfix Western Division One League. Town started brightly in the first quarter of an hour with Justin Ashburn's

  • Woman loses chance to fight Labour Party

    A woman from Wendron who suffers from a form of dwarfism last week lost her bid to bring a discrimination case against the Labour Party. Helen Garrod, 31, who lives with her parents at Merther Uny Farm, Treloquithack, said she was "devastated" her claim

  • Rebecca helps to form big mosaic

    A drawing by a four-year-old girl who lives near Helston has been chosen as the centrepiece of what is believed to be the world's largest mosaic. Rebecca Collins, from Carnkie, Wendron, was one of 15,000 youngsters nationwide who drew a picture of their

  • Most issues decided as end nears

    WITH just a handful of games rearranged for this weekend, most issues have been decided in the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League. In the ECB Cornwall Premier League Truro retained the title on Sunday at St Buryan making their fixture against each

  • Rapsey strikes with late winner

    TORPOINT ATHLETIC 1 TRURO CITY 2 TRURO City maintained their unbeaten start to their Carlsberg SWL season when they pulled off a narrow 2-1 win away to Torpoint. City now find themselves in the lofty position of sixth place, a far cry from their season-long

  • Plans to convert church submitted

    Plans have been submitted to Carrick district council to convert Baldhu Church into a home with studio use. The building, erected in 1848, was largely unused after the 1960s and made redundant in 1987. Since then it has been considered as a venue for

  • Future of town manager under discussion again

    The future of Falmouth's town centre manager was under discussion again at Carrick district council this week. The district has been asked to extend the project from October 1 this year until March 31 next year and that the current secondment of Peter

  • Kerrier chairman has heart attack

    THE chairman of Kerrier district council, Terry Rowe, was recovering in hospital this week after suffering a "serious" heart attack. On the day he was admitted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, former Kerrier chairman Tommy Bray was discharged - having

  • Donors enable disco to carry on after theft

    A DISCO for underprivileged children which was threatened after thieves stole brand new sound equipment went ahead thanks to the generosity of local people. After the story of the theft from Pengegon Community Hall appeared on the front page of the Packet

  • Most issues decided as end nears

    WITH just a handful of games rearranged for this weekend, most issues have been decided in the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Cricket League. In the ECB Cornwall Premier League Truro retained the title on Sunday at St Buryan making their fixture against each

  • Cornwall AC retain their crown

    Cornwall Athletic Club completed an excellent track and field season at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre last weekend by retaining their division one title comfortably in the South West Track and Field League. A strong team of 52 athletes were never seriously

  • City marks 125 years of life

    THE people of Truro have good reason to be proud of the city as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The former port is the county's first and only city and has over the years become the county town, taking over from Bodmin, as its administrative

  • Buyers rush to snap up new homes

    A new residential development to replace a former holiday park at Cubert, near Newquay, is two thirds sold even before the first brick has been laid. Roads and services have been completed for Poltair Homes' 34 new houses to be sold on the open market

  • County council takes tough line on roundabout signs

    NEW guidelines on sponsorship signs for planting schemes at roundabouts in Cornwall could be on the way. The idea is to ensure that drivers are not distracted by inappropriate signs and that the county's highway roundabouts are maintained to a high standard

  • Mullion fall to title chasers

    Mullion visited St Buryan on Saturday and returned with an eight wicket defeat as the home club made no mistake in taking maximum points in their title challenge. After being put in Mullion got off to a poor start losing the wickets of John Trewin, Dave

  • Borough pull off superb win at Banbury

    BANBURY 10pts PENRYN 27pts Penryn pulled off a fine away win in the qualifying round of the Powergen Cup, turning in a very exciting second half display against Banbury at Bodicote Park. Lenny Bowers came in for Martin Mullins at 14 as Mullins was unable

  • Public urged to have a say on local plan

    Anyone wishing to have their say on the future development of Kerrier will have their last chance this month as the district's Local Plan enters its final consultation stage. The Kerrier District Local Plan sets out the council's development proposals

  • Free computer training at Oxfam

    Oxfam and the Learning Shop in Helston have decided to join forces to ensure Oxfam volunteers have access to high quality computer training for free. After a computer was donated to Oxfam, it became apparent that while the charity can give people the

  • Flambards nightclub scheme delayed by planning snag

    PLANS to build a nightclub at Flambards theme park in Helston are being held up by red tape. Kerrier officials were recently given the go-ahead to approve the proposal, subject to matters, including highway issues, being satisfactorily resolved. But the

  • Truro are champions

    Truro retained their Jolly's Drinks Cornwall Premier League title on a glorious, sunlit, late summer's evening at St Buryan on Sunday, courtesy of four wides from county seamer Justin Stephens. Truro reached the 200 mark in their innings to secure an

  • Holiday village fears are disclaimed

    The owners of a Carnon Downs holiday park who want to replace caravans with 50 holiday cottages have denied suggestions it could become a village within a village. Keith and Julie Horsfall, who have run the Ringwell Valley park, in Bissoe Road, for seven

  • MP helps veterans to claim Russian medals

    FALMOUTH and Camborne MP Candy Atherton has asked for a meeting with Defence Ministers on behalf of Arctic Convoy veterans told they cannot receive a medal recognising their bravery during the Second World War. Candy has written to the Ministry of Defence

  • Famous inn has major overhaul

    A total overhaul has given a new lease of life to one of Cornwall best known inns. The Norway Inn on the main Falmouth to Truro road provides employment for 28 local staff, seven being chefs. Situated at Perranarworthal, the Norway Inn used to be the

  • Airmen to hold Sept 11 service

    OFFICERS and airmen from RAF Portreath will remember those who died during the Battle of Britain in 1940 at a Remembrance Service to be held at St Illogan Parish Church at 2pm on Wednesday, September 11. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony

  • Puppy lucky to be alive

    A PUPPY that survived a 140 foot fall has been described by vets as the luckiest dog they have ever met. The nine-month-old terrier came away with just a couple of minor cuts after it fell into a dis-used mine shaft near St Day. Pauline Edwards, the practice