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  • Tallships Association gears up for Kruzenshtern visit

    The Falmouth Tallships Association is gearing up to welcome the beautiful Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern to Falmouth later this month when she pays a four day visit to the town starting on July 18. The public will be given a unique opportunity

  • Clubs avoid relegation at annual general meeting

    THE One and All Sports Mining Division Football League is gaining itself the unenviable record of having to endure what appears to be a never-ending annual meeting. Wednesday night's epic lasted until almost 10.45 pm with the constitution of the league

  • Record breaker

    A BLISTERING spell of bowling by Justin Stephens demolished the ECB Premier League record after he took all ten wickets against Troon at Cape Road on Saturday. Although ten wickets have previously been taken by a bowler in the Cornwall Cricket League,

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  • Old lady is part of history

    Moored alongside the quay at Cotehele House, ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family, is the sailing barge Shamrock, an interesting little craft and part of Falmouth's unique maritime history. On a trip to east Cornwall I spent a day at this idyllic spot

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  • Wish list of improvements

    MORE car parking, a new cinema, and a farmers' market - these were ideas put forward by the people who turned up at the crucial meeting on regenerating Highbridge. A report on the June 17 meeting at King Alfred School has revealed what people have on

  • Nurse struck off register

    A BURNHAM nurse found high on stolen prescription drugs while looking after four cancer patients was struck off the nurses register on Monday. Police believe that Christopher Andrew Planche, 35, of Burnham, injected himself with Midazolan at the Oncology

  • Brent edge it

    BRENT Knoll snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at Wells on Saturday. Put in, Brent openers Dave Luff and Pat Hancock made a steady start before Gerrish bowled Luff in the ninth over with 21 on the board. Saurav Bhagawati joined Hancock, increased

  • Rebels' shake-up

    SOMERSET Rebels' speedway skipper Steve Bishop should make his comeback after a back injury on the Friday after next - as part of a changed 1-7line-up. But home fans won't see the popular Bristolian's first match in seven weeks. On Friday, July 11, the

  • Puddy power sets Burnham on way

    BURNHAM reached the halfway stage of the season with a convincing win at Chew Magna on Saturday. Their fifth victory in nine games leaves them comfortably placed near the top of the table. Captain Jim Bloodworth put the home side in bat on a wicket, which

  • Clean sweep as manager unveils Port's new squad

    SUPPORTERS of Porthleven Football Club's Carlsberg SWL side will need a "who's who" before watching their side play in the coming season because they will be watching a completely new side. The new manager, John Clarkson, is quite clearly a well organised

  • Solid display by in-form Helston

    Helston had a comfortable win at home to Camborne on Saturday by 51 runs to maintain their third spot in County Division 1. Having been put in Helston responded with a solid top order batting performance. David Pascoe and Chris Martin put on 64 for the

  • Mullion pull off shock win

    A tremendous game of cricket at Mullion on Saturday ended in the last over with the home team causing an upset to defeat Truro by just six runs, and in doing so breathing life into their season, as they bid to avoid the drop. Though it was Truro's fourth

  • Falmouth let it slip

    Falmouth's seven-match ECB Premier League winning streak came to an abrupt end on Saturday, and even more disappointingly for the Trescobeas outfit, they lost to probably their closest challengers Newquay. Despite staying top of the Premier League, Falmouth

  • Weather ideal for dancers

    Villagers in Germoe witnessed an idyllic scene when schoolchildren danced around the maypole on a perfect summer's evening. The weather was in stark contrast to the occasion last month when pupils planned to resurrect the age-old tradition of maypole

  • Many watch freedom parade

    Servicemen and women from RNAS Culdrose who recently returned from active service in the Gulf were among those taking part in the annual Freedom Parade in Helston last week. Personnel from three deployed squadrons, and from the Culdrose-based Royal Fleet

  • An Gof tribute

    There was an impressive turnout in St Keverne last week for the annual commemoration of the lives of local blacksmith Michael Joseph An Gof and Bodmin lawyer Thomas Flamanck. Black and gold were much in evidence as a large crowd gathered to pay tribute

  • Helston carnival: Plans underway

    Plans are well under way for this year's Helston Carnival, due to take place on Saturday, August 30, as part of the Helston Harvest Fair weekend. Revived two years ago after a gap of almost a decade, the carnival has since proved a spectacular success

  • So proud of village's cricketing champions

    MEMBERS of a cricket team from Sithney School have become county champions - despite being almost complete novices at the game. The team won the final match of the English Schools Cricket Association Lord Taverners' under-11 hard ball cricket competition

  • Nathan is college's top student

    Nathan Pascoe, from Sithney, was described as a "very committed and enthusiastic student" when he collected the award for top student at Duchy College's annual prize day. Twenty-year-old Nathan, who is studying on a two-year, part-time agriculture service

  • Transport scheme will give fast link to big event

    An innovative public transport scheme will be giving visitors from across the county easier access to RNAS Culdrose on Air Day. The "Airbus" scheme - a new direct transport link on to the air station - offers people the chance to buy a ticket combining

  • Campaign over phone pays off

    A petition signed by more than 300 people has prompted British Telecom to reinstate a public phone box removed from Helston earlier this year. The disappearance of the payphone on the Penzance Road near the cattle market was met with dismay by local residents

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  • All over in less than 20 minutes

    LESS than 20 minutes was all that was needed to say hello and goodbye at this year's Cornwall County Football Association annual general meeting held at Penrice School in St Austell. In fact, it took longer to find a parking space in the cramped school

  • City launch soccer school youth initiative

    TRURO City Football Club will be hopefully looking forward to a much brighter future after taking the first steps to encourage youngsters to become involved in the game. They have launched a youth soccer school training programme which will be run and

  • High Tides

    FALMOUTH Fri, July 4 08.00(4.83)20.20(5.12) Sat, July 5 08.50(4.77)21.10(5.03) Sun, July 6 09.40(4.68)22.10(4.90) Mon, July 7 10.40(4.62)23.10(4.80) Tues, July 8 11.50(4.60)--.--(-.--) Wed, July 9 00.10(4.72)12.50(4.65) Thurs, July 10 01.20(4.71)14.00

  • Old lady is part of history

    Moored alongside the quay at Cotehele House, ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family, is the sailing barge Shamrock, an interesting little craft and part of Falmouth's unique maritime history. On a trip to east Cornwall I spent a day at this idyllic spot

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  • Beach events raise £750 for RNLI

    A weekend of events at Maenporth Beach raised £750 for the RNLI as well as getting over vital sea and beach safety information. RNLI spokesman Dave Nicholl was delighted by the success of the weekend, especially as the weather forecast might have put

  • High Tides

    FALMOUTH Fri, July 4 08.00(4.83)20.20(5.12) Sat, July 5 08.50(4.77)21.10(5.03) Sun, July 6 09.40(4.68)22.10(4.90) Mon, July 7 10.40(4.62)23.10(4.80) Tues, July 8 11.50(4.60)--.--(-.--) Wed, July 9 00.10(4.72)12.50(4.65) Thurs, July 10 01.20(4.71)14.00

  • Shipping Intelligence

    Tuesday, June 24: Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Echo berthed at the docks. British coaster Ilona G arrived from Waterford to load stone at Dean Quarry and sailed for Dagenham. Grand Turk sailed from the County Wharf for Rouen. Wednesday, June 25 Danish

  • Old lady is part of history

    Moored alongside the quay at Cotehele House, ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family, is the sailing barge Shamrock, an interesting little craft and part of Falmouth's unique maritime history. On a trip to east Cornwall I spent a day at this idyllic spot

  • All over in less than 20 minutes

    LESS than 20 minutes was all that was needed to say hello and goodbye at this year's Cornwall County Football Association annual general meeting held at Penrice School in St Austell. In fact, it took longer to find a parking space in the cramped school

  • Madness as Metros crash way to share of £500

    METRO madness took over at Westworld last Sunday with 52 little Mini Metros taking to the track to crash their way to a Share of the £500 prize money. Included in the line up was one stretch Metro, or in simple terms three Metros welded together, and

  • Police in gun hunt

    ARMED police swooped on Falmouth town centre last week after two men were reported loading a gun in the main street. Concerned passers-by called the police after seeing what appeared to be a man loading a rifle in Arwenack Street at around 3.15pm. Shortly

  • CREW RESCUE LONE SAILOR

    A helicopter crew from RNAS Culdrose plucked a lone skipper from his upturned yacht in a hazardous rescue operation on Sunday. Roger Barber was winched to safety from the hull of his 30ft trimaran Meridian, which had somersaulted in a freak wind around

  • High Tides

    FALMOUTH Fri, July 4 08.00(4.83)20.20(5.12) Sat, July 5 08.50(4.77)21.10(5.03) Sun, July 6 09.40(4.68)22.10(4.90) Mon, July 7 10.40(4.62)23.10(4.80) Tues, July 8 11.50(4.60)--.--(-.--) Wed, July 9 00.10(4.72)12.50(4.65) Thurs, July 10 01.20(4.71)14.00

  • Shipping Intelligence

    Tuesday, June 24: Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Echo berthed at the docks. British coaster Ilona G arrived from Waterford to load stone at Dean Quarry and sailed for Dagenham. Grand Turk sailed from the County Wharf for Rouen. Wednesday, June 25 Danish

  • Tallships Association gears up for Kruzenshtern visit

    The Falmouth Tallships Association is gearing up to welcome the beautiful Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern to Falmouth later this month when she pays a four day visit to the town starting on July 18. The public will be given a unique opportunity

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  • Unexpected arrival of unusual barge in Falmouth Bay

    Bibby Progress, a barge once considered by the Government to house asylum seekers on the Thames made an unexpected arrival in the bay on Monday after the tug towing the vessel developed engine problems. The floating accommodation unit Bibby Progress,

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  • Nightclub hours row

    A LICENSEE is threatening to take her case to the European Court of Human Rights for restriction of trade after her application for a licence extension was rejected by Sedgemoor District Council. Sedgemoor District Council's development control committee

  • All over in less than 20 minutes

    LESS than 20 minutes was all that was needed to say hello and goodbye at this year's Cornwall County Football Association annual general meeting held at Penrice School in St Austell. In fact, it took longer to find a parking space in the cramped school

  • All over in less than 20 minutes

    LESS than 20 minutes was all that was needed to say hello and goodbye at this year's Cornwall County Football Association annual general meeting held at Penrice School in St Austell. In fact, it took longer to find a parking space in the cramped school

  • Menagerie lives up to its reputation

    THE yearly fun race known as the Menagerie Race was held on Thursday and lived up to its name. A strange collection of boats dressed in Roman togas, Bob the Builder overalls, Grand prix racing gear and the odd vestal virgin, had a cheerful sail to Mylor

  • Impressive Grand Prix series win for Deborah and Matt

    TWO young sailors from Falmouth, Matt Pullen and Deborah Rickard, have just pulled off their most impressive result sailing in the Dart 18s. The Restronguet Sailing Club-based sailors were in scintillating form at the Mumbles near Swansea in South Wales

  • Farewell to Culdrose's Sea Kings

    IT was the end of an era at RNAS Culdrose this week as the last Sea King helicopters to serve on the front line in an anti-submarine warfare role left the base for the final time. The helicopters, which have given more than 30 years' service to the Royal

  • Tearooms at farm opened

    A tempting range of home-made fare is on offer at new tearooms set up at a Gunwalloe farm in a bid to boost income. The Avalennek Tea Rooms are the result of a diversification project at Trenoweth Farm which has seen a redundant piggery converted into

  • Fund to make the outdoors great set up for villages

    Community groups in Helston and The Lizard are being offered assistance in seeking funding towards creating or refurbishing outdoor spaces such as play areas and village greens. The "Living Spaces" fund offers grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to

  • Post office couple surprised

    Residents of St Martin turned out in force last week to bid farewell to Chris Trezise and Jan Othen, who have run the village post office for the past five years. The pair were taken completely by surprise as representatives from almost all the households

  • Air Day promises to be better than ever

    Final preparations are under way at RNAS Culdrose for Air Day 2003, which takes place on Wednesday, July 16. Once again, the event has a truly international line-up, with aircraft from around Europe appearing alongside a wide range of Royal Navy and Royal

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  • CREW RESCUE LONE SAILOR

    A helicopter crew from RNAS Culdrose plucked a lone skipper from his upturned yacht in a hazardous rescue operation on Sunday. Roger Barber was winched to safety from the hull of his 30ft trimaran Meridian, which had somersaulted in a freak wind around

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  • Martin stars with 129

    Grampound Road's continued improvement in fortunes continued on Saturday in their home game with Menheniot in which they gained a winning draw after hitting a massive 321-5 in a full 55 overs, writes Michael Weeks. The only outright winner on the day

  • Setback for Truro

    A tremendous game of cricket at Mullion on Saturday ended in the last over with the home team causing an upset to defeat Truro by just six runs, and in doing so breathing life into their season, as they bid to avoid the drop. Though it was Truro's fourth

  • Shipping Intelligence

    Tuesday, June 24: Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Echo berthed at the docks. British coaster Ilona G arrived from Waterford to load stone at Dean Quarry and sailed for Dagenham. Grand Turk sailed from the County Wharf for Rouen. Wednesday, June 25 Danish

  • Tallships Association gears up for Kruzenshtern visit

    The Falmouth Tallships Association is gearing up to welcome the beautiful Russian four-masted barque Kruzenshtern to Falmouth later this month when she pays a four day visit to the town starting on July 18. The public will be given a unique opportunity

  • Unexpected arrival of unusual barge in Falmouth Bay

    Bibby Progress, a barge once considered by the Government to house asylum seekers on the Thames made an unexpected arrival in the bay on Monday after the tug towing the vessel developed engine problems. The floating accommodation unit Bibby Progress,

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  • Atherton delighted by MPs' vote for hunt ban

    FALMOUTH MP Candy Atherton is delighted that hunting with hounds could soon be banned for good. More than 350 MPs voted for an amendment, tabled by Ms Atherton and supported by over 100 other MPs, that bans hunting completely. As it stood the Bill outlawed

  • Twenty-two apply for rector's post

    Falmouth Parish Church has a mammoth task on its hands after receiving no less than 22 enquiries for the job of rector. Warden Colin Cheesman, in the church's July newsletter, reported that after a "disappointing experience" within the diocese the post

  • Police in gun hunt

    ARMED police swooped on Falmouth town centre last week after two men were reported loading a gun in the main street. Concerned passers-by called the police after seeing what appeared to be a man loading a rifle in Arwenack Street at around 3.15pm. Shortly