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  • E Thomas triumph in final

    E THOMAS Construction erased the memory of their final defeat last season to be crowned Nantuckett News Carn Brea Five-a-side League champions for 2003/4 with a convincing 5-0 victory over Redruth United who were the surprise package of the night. With

  • Expectations high for new season

    The 2004 Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League season gets underway on Sunday at 1pm. Champions Newquay travel to Troon, Grampound Road host St Just, Menheniot take on Falmouth and new boys Werrington play an East Cornwall derby at Callington. Truro

  • Morwenstow shatter Holmans' cup hopes

    HOLMANS 1 MORWENSTOW 3 HOLMANS first appearance in the Cornwall Junior Cup Final ended in disappointment at St Blazey's Blaise Park on Easter Monday when they were beaten 3-1 by Morwenstow. The East Cornwall side eventually deserved their victory, but

  • Siobhan wins silver division

    THE ladies at Mullion played their April medal competition last Tuesday. Silver Division winner was Siobhan Murphy with a nett 72 followed by Jill Simmons with a nett 76 and Beryl Sibley won the Bronze division with a nett 74 followed by Rosemary Sanders

  • Athletic's title hopes suffer setback

    HELSTON 1 PENRYN ATHLETIC 0 HAVING been beaten 2-0 at Penryn only last week, Helston turned the tables on their Jolly's Combination League title chasing opponents with a narrow 1-0 verdict. With the finishing post in sight the leading teams are beginning

  • Sargent's stunning goal makes wait worthwhile

    ONE of the most dramatic finishes ever witnessed in the Cornwall Senior Cup Final thanks to a memorable strike by Andy Sargent saw Porthleven win the most coveted trophy in Cornish football for the first time in their history. St Blazey's Blaise Park

  • When's a frigate a battleship?

    I wish that those worthies who use the press would get their facts right before putting pen to paper. Coun Tommy Bray has boobed in his assertion that HMS Scylla was a battleship. For the record the Scylla, as she is known since de-commissioning, was

  • Not everyone voted for council tax rise

    In response to Mr Fletcher's letter (Packet, March 31) can I offer the following: On the council tax issue, not all councillors voted for the high charge now being absorbed by the electors of this district. Some of us voted for the five per cent increase

  • I'm researching beach huts

    I am carrying out some research into people who have beach huts and wondered if any of your readers could help. It is a piece about the enduing appeal of the huts at British resorts. If anyone has had a beach hut for many years or has recently started

  • New home for Cornish cross

    A couple of years ago, Mr David Thomas, president and recorder of Camborne Old Cornwall Society, was informed of the discovery of an ancient Cornish cross. For many years the cross had been inverted and half buried in the ground to act as a gatepost.

  • We're currently under spotlight!

    Further to the recent Packet report regarding the Rev Ken Trunks' celebration of 50 years in the Ministry. The picture caption reads: "with the Minister, the Rev Pat Ford." In January of 2003, the Rev Ford married Mr Frank Whittaker and therefore is now

  • Road closure idea is nonsense

    Running past the beautiful and very old Budock Church is a small lane that leads to a busy main road. It is the only road, apart from the through road, that allows access to Budock Water. In icy conditions the through road is sometimes impassable, and

  • Falmouth boys are doing fine

    I would like to thank all your readers who have sent letters out to us in Iraq. There are about ten Falmouth lads out here and we are all fine. Not long now and we will be coming home so keep up the good work as the Packet puts a smile on our faces at

  • Will we have to do PO's work?

    It seems that Falmouth residents will not have their parcels delivered to them by the Post Office but will have to collect them from the local sorting office. Are we to be compensated for doing work that the Post Office has been paid to do? I am a pensioner

  • Are all political adverts welcome?

    I am bemused by your claim to be "independent of political parties, private interests and government." If this claim were literally true, you would presumably accept no advertisements at all. As it is, week by week you give space to the rhetoric of a

  • We've not been given notification

    We are some of the residents of Tregenver Road who wish to draw to the attention of the authorities that we oppose the alterations that are being made to the grounds at Falmouth Rugby Club and we understand that this work commences immediately. We are

  • Saints hand out 10-0 whitewash

    St Ives A completed their season with a 10-0 whitewash of Redruth A in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League. The team of John Bassett, Mike Fisher and Wayne Vincent were in fine fettle. Mike was pushed to five ends by Bernard Harvey, and Paul Thomas

  • Morwenstow shatter Holmans' cup hopes

    HOLMANS 1 MORWENSTOW 3 HOLMANS first appearance in the Cornwall Junior Cup Final ended in disappointment at St Blazey's Blaise Park on Easter Monday when they were beaten 3-1 by Morwenstow. The East Cornwall side eventually deserved their victory, but

  • Truro pull off exciting win in Pawl Cup final

    The Cornwall County Squash Inter-Club Knockout Competition reached its climax when the finals were played at a neutral venue, generously hosted by Falmouth Sports Club, utilising two their three courts. This year there were 14 men's teams playing in the

  • Licking for Peppermints

    TRURO CITY 5 NEWQUAY 0 TRURO City's late sprint away from the re-election places in the Carlsberg SWL gathered pace at Treyew on Good Friday when they hammered fellow foot-of-the-table strugglers Newquay 5-0. In fact, such was their domination, City could

  • Reds outgunned

    Redruth 13pts Launceston 28pts The after match comment of Redruth player/coach James Lancaster "We were beaten by a better team on the day" summed up this Cornish derby. Choosing to play down the slope with the wind, Launceston took the initiative with

  • MBE for Feock man

    David Pearman, awarded the MBE in the last Birthday Honours List, has been presented with his award by Cornwall's Lord Lieutenant Lady Mary Holborow at a special ceremony at Ladock House. Mr Pearman, who lives at Feock, received the award for services

  • MP's dental plan

    Health Minister Rosie Winterton, has accepted a request from Truro and St Austell MP Matthew Taylor for an urgent meeting to discuss the current crises in Cornish dentistry and NHS finances. Thelma Holland, the chief executive of the South West Strategic

  • TA on look-out for new recruits

    Territorial Army soldiers in Cornwall are looking for new recruits aged 18-32 to join them in fulfiling an increasingly important role in support of the regular Army. The Spring recruiting 'surge' across the region sees armoured and infantry TA, as well

  • Future of mine open to debate

    The future of Mount Wellington Mine, at Twelveheads, Bissoe, is under review by Carrick district council. Councillors discussed last Wednesday what could be done with the former mine so future possible developers could have a clear idea of its future

  • Hungryfolk's food pub open again

    A WELL known Truro pub has re-opened its doors after 12 weeks closure for refurbishment. The "new look" for the County Arms is the latest such project by the family run St Austell Brewery to one of their licensed properties. A new bar, together with additional

  • 150 JOBS LOST AS BUSES CUT

    Transport watchdogs and Cornish MPs have reacted angrily to sweeping cuts in bus services announced by First. One hundred and fifty jobs are to go and a number of services lost. Unless the county council comes up with more cash to help prop up other routes

  • High Street facelift to go ahead

    PART of Taunton's High Street is soon to have a face-lift as part of a crackdown on late-night drunken yobs. OUT will go the old-fashioned wooden seats and fibreglass canopies and IN will come tables, chairs and sunshades. Plans to replace the tatty 30

  • E Thomas triumph in final

    E THOMAS Construction erased the memory of their final defeat last season to be crowned Nantuckett News Carn Brea Five-a-side League champions for 2003/4 with a convincing 5-0 victory over Redruth United who were the surprise package of the night. With

  • Expectations high for new season

    The 2004 Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League season gets underway on Sunday at 1pm. Champions Newquay travel to Troon, Grampound Road host St Just, Menheniot take on Falmouth and new boys Werrington play an East Cornwall derby at Callington. Truro

  • Morwenstow shatter Holmans' cup hopes

    HOLMANS 1 MORWENSTOW 3 HOLMANS first appearance in the Cornwall Junior Cup Final ended in disappointment at St Blazey's Blaise Park on Easter Monday when they were beaten 3-1 by Morwenstow. The East Cornwall side eventually deserved their victory, but

  • Easter try bonanza for Camborne

    Camborne 50pts Los Troncos (Chile) 20pts CAMBORNE ran in eight sparkling tries to defeat the lively and sporting touring side from Chile, Los Troncos XV in front of a good sized crowd at the Recreation Ground. Starting strongly, the Cherry and Whites

  • Rich pickings at Helford

    The waters around the Helford were the hunting grounds during Easter for cockle pickers. Trigging, as it is known locally, took part on Good Friday and dozens of cocklers headed off with buckets and forks to hunt for the cockles along the banks of the

  • Village is a Cornish treasure

    Fun for all ages was to be had at the Easter Treasure Hunt in Port Navas. Over 30 people, aged between five and 80, took advantage of the warm spring weather and enjoyed an hour of solving clues in rhyming couplets, with the answers hidden around the

  • Look cool for Guide Dogs

    SCHOOLS, work places and organisations can help raise money for the Yeovil Express' Paws for a Pound Appeal by getting involved in this year's Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's Shades for a Day campaign. The campaign - now in its fourth year - is

  • How YOU can help our Paws for a Pound Appeal

    PLEASE support the Yeovil Express Paws for a Pound Appeal to raise £35,000 to help fund the life of a Guide Dog. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is an amazing charity which does so much good work for blind and partially-sighted people, yet it

  • Remembering the war years

    YEOVIL Library will be the venue for a free three-part course called The People's War. The course starts on Wednesday, April 21 and continues on the two following Wednesdays on April 28 and May 5. The library service in Somerset is inviting people to

  • Saints hand out 10-0 whitewash

    St Ives A completed their season with a 10-0 whitewash of Redruth A in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League. The team of John Bassett, Mike Fisher and Wayne Vincent were in fine fettle. Mike was pushed to five ends by Bernard Harvey, and Paul Thomas

  • Crackdown on farm crime

    SOMERSET'S farming community and police have been on a crime crackdown this week. Officers have been involved in Operation Glide, which aims to stop a £5 million-a-year trade in plant and industrial machinery throughout the Avon and Somerset force area

  • Fun to be had in aid of breast cancer

    THE Rose and Crown pub in Bower Hinton will be awash with activity this weekend as it holds a three-day fundraising campaign in aid of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. All the fun starts tomorrow (Friday) evening when there will be an Ann Summer's

  • E Thomas triumph in final

    E THOMAS Construction erased the memory of their final defeat last season to be crowned Nantuckett News Carn Brea Five-a-side League champions for 2003/4 with a convincing 5-0 victory over Redruth United who were the surprise package of the night. With

  • Runners are ready for the off!

    THE training has been completed. The days are being ticked off. And now runners Leanne Marr and Rod Appleby cannot wait to get started in this Sunday's London Marathon. Both Leanne and Rod are running on behalf of the Yeovil Express' Paws for a Pound

  • Hospital joins in cancer drug trial

    WOMEN in Yeovil are being invited to take part in a major new study which is being hailed as the next big step towards preventing breast cancer (writes Steve Sowden). Yeovil District Hospital, which is renowned for its work with breast cancer patients

  • Jamie shatters course record with flawless 58

    GIFTED golfer Jamie O'Hara created a little bit of history at Budock Vean on Sunday when he became the first player to break gross 60 in an official competition. Playing partner Tony Ramsden, golf manager, said: "When Jamie birdied each of the first four

  • Witnesses wanted after riverside assault

    POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted while walking home from work in Yeovil. The incident happened on the footpath which runs between the Yeovale Leisure Park and Sherborne Road on April 5 at about 7.50pm. He walked passed a

  • Setback for Athletic's title hopes

    HELSTON 1 PENRYN ATHLETIC 0 HAVING been beaten 2-0 at Penryn only last week, Helston turned the tables on their Jolly's Combination League title chasing opponents with a narrow 1-0 verdict. With the finishing post in sight the leading teams are beginning

  • Army part timers off to Iraq

    More than 60 part-time soldiers from the South West departed for peacekeeping duties in Iraq this week. The Territorial Army members from the Rifle Volunteers have undergone an intense training programme in readiness for their six-month tour of duty.

  • Lessons to be learned

    Plymouth's Derriford hospital trust has accepted there were "lessons to be learned" from the death of an 84-year-old patient. Retired builder Ernest Bickford, of Cardigan Road in Plymouth, died after falling 17 metres (56 feet) from the roof of Derriford

  • Diving reef huge success

    Almoust 300 people each day are exploring the former warship sunk off the coast last month. The old Royal Navy vessel HMS Scylla became an artificial diving reef when she was scuttled off Whitsand Bay. Hundreds of people dived on the wreck of the Leander

  • MAN HURT IN KNIFE INCIDENT

    A 42-YEAR OLD man taken to hospital with knife wounds to his hand yesterday praised a policewoman for her quick response following an incident at his home in Penryn. Steve Parker (pictured above), who lives in West Street with his partner, Jessica Bray

  • MP CONDEMNS BUS CUTBACKS

    Helston and The Lizard MP Andrew George has condemned "draconian" plans by bus company First to axe dozens of loss-making services and more than 130 local jobs. Mr George, who was due to discuss the cuts with First's managing director yesterday afternoon

  • New cross but same Easter message

    A NEW cross dominated the Carn Brea skyline after it was erected in time for the Easter celebrations. The cross replaced the old, heavy wooden one which had previously been manoeuvred into position for so many years by willing volunteers from the Redruth

  • Arts minister gets on the skate ramp

    Estelle Morris, Minister for the Arts, visited Mount Hawke SK8 Park near Truro, to see rehearsals for a new project using skateboarding, digital visuals and music to develop creative teaching and learning that aims to impact on in-school achievement for

  • Service with a smile...

    The Department for Hotel Catering and Bakery Studies at Cornwall College Camborne is celebrating a double success this week after receiving a substantial grant from the Savoy Education Trust and student Anouska House winning a food service competition

  • Angry reaction to bus service cuts

    Transport watchdogs and Cornish MPs have reacted angrily to the sweeping cuts in bus services announced by First. One-hundred-and-fifty jobs are to go and a number of services will be lost. Unless the county council comes up with more cash to help prop

  • Police deny bitter blow to tea treat

    OFFICERS at Camborne have denied claims that the long-standing Troon Tea Treat festival was cancelled because the police were going to charge for attending. Sgt Dave Aynsley of Camborne neighbourhood team said that although the police had started charging

  • NEW TWIST IN CROFTY SAGA

    The saga of South Crofty mine took another twist this week as owners Baseresult set off an explosion to open up a new shaft which they claim marks the beginning of a new phase for mining in the county. The new tunnel, which will link the Tuckingmill Decline

  • New Look for Museum

    Chard and District Museum has undergone a major transformation over the winter months. Its grounf floorhas been refurbished and opened up to provide a more accessible and attractive viewing area. Complmenting the facelift is a total re-vamp of the history

  • Arson at Chard Tyre Firm

    A Chard business has been the teget of an arson attacke over the Easter holiday. ATS Tyres on Crewkerne Road, was subject to a deliberate attack in the early hours of Friday morning, according to a fire service spokesman. Two garages were completly destroyed

  • Football's Tragic Loss

    A CREWKERNE man appeared in court on Monday charged with killing football club boss Sean Cosgrove. Christopher Rideout, 23, was chraged with manslaughter and granted bail by taunton Deane Magistrates on the condition that he stays at an adress outside

  • Ship takes blame for company's collapse

    The catastrophic collapse of the Mayflower Corporation has been blamed on the revolutionary turbine installation vessel Mayflower Resolution a ship that captivated the port two months ago when she jacked up off the seabed at the docks. Several local companies

  • Polar Star in for work

    The polar expedition cruising vessel Polar Star will remain in number four dry-dock until mid-May undergoing repairs after an inspection has revealed extensive bottom damage caused when Polar Star hit an uncharted rock in South Georgia during an Antarctic

  • Town's top teams team up

    THERE was a meeting of two successful Yeovil sports clubs on Saturday when members of the championship-winning Ivel Barbarians Rugby Club were guests of honour at Yeovil Town FC's Huish Park stadium. The Ivel players received a great reception from the

  • Webb Ellis Trophy is heading for Yeovil

    IVEL Barbarians Rugby Club will be hosting the Webb Ellis Trophy on Monday (April 19) at its Yeovil Showground headquarters and are expecting around 2,000 visitors. The trophy - so expertly won by England at last year's rugby world cup competition in

  • Club announces loss

    Yeovil Town have announced they made a loss of £297,370 during the club's Nationwide Conference championship-winning season of 2002-03. The balance sheet, which will go before the club's annual meeting of shareholders on April 27, go up to the year ending

  • Waiting on Way

    Yeovil Town are waiting on whether midfielder Darren Way will be fit for selection for Bury after he went off injured at Boston United on Monday with an ankle injury. Glovers' boss Gary Johnson, meanwhile, has revealed that left wing-back Abdelhalim El

  • Parking Fears Among Residents

    Concern is growing anong Ilminster residents about cars and lorries in Station Road. The County Council is looking at introducing parking restrictions along the road.

  • One-way street

    Ilminster Town Council is proposing to make East Street one way to east traffic congestion in the town. This means there will be no right turn from Ditton Street and no left turn from North Street. The proposal is being considered by the highways authority

  • Airbase had busy Easter "holiday"

    SEARCH and rescue crews from 771 squadron at RNAS Culdrose experienced the Easter break as one of their busiest weekends so far this year. The series of missions began on Friday when a crew conducting its routine daily flight was tasked to assist two

  • Feast of Celtic character

    THERE was a truly Celtic flavour at historic Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross, on Easter Sunday, when traditional Breton and Cornish dancers and musicians performed at the house as part of the Falmouth-based cultural festival AberFest '04. A large crowd

  • Officers support plans for controversial masts

    Plans to site controversial radio masts on land at St Keverne and Porthleven are being supported by Kerrier planning officers. Villagers in both communities have already expressed strong opposition to planning applications by Airwave MM02 for masts at

  • Fire engine set for journey to Nepal

    St Keverne's old fire engine looks set to go to the kingdom of Nepal in Southern Asia - if fundraisers can raise enough money to get it there. Cornwall County Fire Brigade has donated the engine to the appeal as part of its project to help provide third

  • MP CONDEMNS BUS CUTBACKS

    Helston and The Lizard MP Andrew George has condemned "draconian" plans by bus company First to axe dozens of loss-making services and more than 130 local jobs. Mr George, who was due to discuss the cuts with First's managing director yesterday afternoon

  • Mill restoration plan takes shape

    REGENERATION plans for Wellington's Tone Mill are progressing. An application is set to be made to the Charity Commission for the Tone Mill Partnership to become a trust. This will pave the way for greater investment to restore the disused industrial

  • Saints hand out 10-0 whitewash

    St Ives A completed their season with a 10-0 whitewash of Redruth A in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League. The team of John Bassett, Mike Fisher and Wayne Vincent were in fine fettle. Mike was pushed to five ends by Bernard Harvey, and Paul Thomas

  • Wendron complete campaign unbeaten

    WENDRON CC completed their season undefeated in Division I of the West Cornwall Winter Pool League with a 6-3 win over the Godolphin Club in their final game. Singles winners for Wendron were Steve Williams, Peter Williams, Ian Williams and Shane McCartney

  • Culdrose runners-up in county plate event

    The Cornwall County Squash Inter-Club Knockout Competition reached its climax when the finals were played at a neutral venue, generously hosted by Falmouth Sports Club, utilising two their three courts. This year there were 14 mens teams playing in the

  • Colin new captain at Praa sands Golf Club

    Colin Cratchley took over as club captain at Praa Sands Golf Club from David Phillips at Wednesday's annual general meeting. Francis Vickerstaffe will be his vice-captain with the committee consisting of Kate and David Phillips, Lou Archer, Jim Duffield

  • Port celebrate historic victory

    MONDAY, April 12, will be a date etched in the annals of Porthleven Football Club for ever and a day as they finally laid the ghost of the nearly-men by winning the Cornwall Senior Cup at the fifth time of asking. Desperation to jubilation in five minutes

  • Red Cross always ready to respond

    The devastating rush hour bombing in Madrid, on March 11, killed almost 200 people and left more than 1,400 injured. Our sympathies go to the victims, their friends and families. From day one, more than 900 volunteers and staff of the Spanish Red Cross

  • Did anyone see the accident?

    On February 21 there was an accident outside of Helston Upper School involving two motorcycles. I am the rider who crashed and wish to say a very big thank you to the few people who assisted me, especially the person who called the emergency services.

  • Want to be on Wife Swap?

    We are producing the third series of Wife Swap and are very keen to feature a lively and loving large family with six or more children living at home in the next series. I wondered whether any of your readers may know of such a family living in the local

  • Money pot is not bottomless

    I was disgusted to learn that the skateboard park at Tollgarrick, Tuckingmill, has been vandalised even before it has been finished. It goes to prove that it doesn't matter what anyone provides for the youth of today it will be vandalised. I'm all for

  • MNA's request was made before

    MAY I, for the sake of historical accuracy, correct the impression that the Falmouth Merchant Navy Association applied for the Freedom of Falmouth subsequent to the USA 29th Division being awarded this honour. Nothing could be more inaccurate. As secretary

  • I've moved, not closed down!

    With regard to the recent Packet article "Concerns over building work on town estate", week ending March 27). I rented the now sadly demolished building in question running a thriving garage - Penryn Car Repairs. I have not closed the business down but

  • Parking is a nightmare

    I have lived at my address for approximately 45 years (since 1959). I do not have a garage or a back entrance with car space. All the years I have resided here have been a parking nightmare. I live between the Greenbank Hotel and the Royal Cornwall Yacht

  • Candy has had change of heart

    I note with interest two recent articles regarding the deaths of dolphins and porpoises, largely caused by pair trawlers from France and Scotland. While I am very pleased you are highlighting this important issue, I think it is worth remembering that

  • Vic was one of my rugby heroes

    I was saddened to read the obituary of Vic Roberts. I lived in Sussex for more than 40 years not realising that he lived in Horsham where his memorial service was held. Vic Roberts was one of my rugby heroes of the late 40s and 50s, along with the great

  • Spring concert was wonderful!

    I JUST had to put pen to paper after my family and myself were entertained by some very talented young people at the Penryn College Spring Concert this week! The varied programme included performances from rock, samba and jazz bands, choirs, pianists

  • E Thomas triumph in final

    E THOMAS Construction erased the memory of their final defeat last season to be crowned Nantuckett News Carn Brea Five-a-side League champions for 2003/4 with a convincing 5-0 victory over Redruth United who were the surprise package of the night. With

  • Expectations high for new season

    The 2004 Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League season gets underway on Sunday at 1pm. Champions Newquay travel to Troon, Grampound Road host St Just, Menheniot take on Falmouth and new boys Werrington play an East Cornwall derby at Callington. Truro

  • Truro upset odds to reach cup final

    TRURO 18pts PENRYN 16pts This Skinner's Brewery Cornwall Cup semi- final was without doubt one of the most exciting games played this season with the lead changing hands four times and ending with "Diddy" Duncan's match-winning penalty goal in the fifth

  • Ferry first for Trelissick

    From August visitors to Trelissick near Truro will be able to travel to the garden by boat for the first time. The National Trust has commissioned the construction of a landing stage on the Fal Estuary, with the aim of increasing the number of environmentally

  • New scheme for recycling

    The thousands of tons of waste that ends up dumped in landfills at United Downs could be a thing of the past as Carrick plans to bring in a new recycling scheme. Currently out of 2700 tons of rubbish that is collected in the district only 102 tons gets

  • New cross but same Easter message

    A NEW cross dominated the Carn Brea skyline after it was erected in time for the Easter celebrations. The cross replaced the old, heavy wooden one which had previously been manoeuvred into position for so many years by willing volunteers from the Redruth

  • New royals are chosen for carnival

    Perranporth's carnival queen and fairy queen have been chosen for this year's carnival. Nikita Pritchard, from Indian Queens, was chosen as carnival queen, with the 14-year-old beating three other competitors for the title. Seven-year-old Zoe Scholes,

  • Hospital on alert

    BURNHAM Hospital reopened on Thursday - three weeks after it was closed when a virus swept through the wards and infected 16 patients and ten members of staff. The War Memorial Hospital in Love Lane was closed for nearly three weeks after patients and

  • Burnham beach is the fifth best in the country

    BURNHAM sands is leaving other resorts standing in the shade after being named one of the best beaches in the country. The coastal town is the fifth best beach out of 171 in the UK and kicked off its summer season at the Easter holiday weekend. Thousands

  • Hoping for £70,000 regeneration boost

    TRADERS and tourism chiefs could benefit from a drive to secure £70,000 of regeneration funds to pay for 'quick hit' projects to combat "regeneration fatigue" in Burnham and Highbridge. Cllr Neville Jones is spearheading a drive to secure a slice of cash

  • Saints hand out 10-0 whitewash

    St Ives A completed their season with a 10-0 whitewash of Redruth A in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League. The team of John Bassett, Mike Fisher and Wayne Vincent were in fine fettle. Mike was pushed to five ends by Bernard Harvey, and Paul Thomas

  • End-to-end encounter

    PENZANCE 1 ILLOGAN 3 ANY remaining hopes Penzance had of retaining an interest in the Jolly's Combination League title race disappeared after this 3-1 defeat at Penlee Park. This was without doubt one of the best games seen anywhere in the league this

  • £68,071 Grant for Camborne RFC full pitch lights

    CAMBORNE Rugby Club are amongst several English rugby clubs to have have been awarded a slice of the £6.4million cake as part of the Community Club Development Programme. Camborne RFC, who are located in one of the top 10 per cent most deprived parts

  • Reds outgunned

    Redruth 13pts Launceston 28pts The after match comment of Redruth player/coach James Lancaster "We were beaten by a better team on the day" summed up this Cornish derby. Choosing to play down the slope with the wind, Launceston took the initiative with

  • Revenge for Reds

    LAUNCESTON 5pts REDRUTH 69pts REDRUTH, thanks to a crushing 59 points to five win against Launceston at Polson Bridge on Easter Monday, gained some measure of revenge for their league defeat on Saturday by reaching the final of the Skinner's Brewery Cornwall

  • Pleasure boat back in action after winter refit

    The Passenger Boat Princessa, owned and operated by Falmouth Pleasure Cruises, went back into action last week after her winter refit. While laid up at Martin Heard's yard in Mylor the vessel had new super structure installed forward of the main saloon

  • Seal team come under attack

    The curator of the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek and four crew members from Oscha productions in Penryn along with their pilot were lucky to escape with their lives this week while filming the controversial seal hunt in Canada. Dr Glenn Boyle, curator

  • Territorial Army on the look-out for new recruits

    Territorial Army soldiers in Cornwall are looking for new recruits aged 18-32 to join them in fulfilling an increasingly important role in support of the regular Army. The Spring recruiting 'surge' across the region sees armoured and infantry TA, as well

  • High hopes for Bumper Box scheme

    The thousands of tons of waste that ends up dumped in landfills at United Downs, near St Day, could be a thing of the past as Carrick district council plans to bring in a new recycling scheme. Currently, out of 2,700 tons of rubbish that is collected

  • Carriage clock stolen

    An emotional appeal has been made on behalf of a Falmouth resident whose house was burgled and irreplaceable items stolen in the raid. Police are seeking information on behalf of the victim, Mr Alan Gosling, after his home, in Frankin Close, was burgled

  • Village is a Cornish treasure

    Fun for all ages was to be had at the Easter Treasure Hunt in Port Navas. Over 30 people, aged between five and 80, took advantage of the warm spring weather and enjoyed an hour of solving clues in rhyming couplets, with the answers hidden around the

  • MAN HURT IN KNIFE INCIDENT

    A 42-YEAR OLD man who was taken to hospital with knife wounds to his hand yesterday praised a policewoman for her quick response following an incident at his home in Penryn. Steve Parker (pictured above), who lives in West Street with his partner, Jessica

  • Yeovil pre-school looks for new home

    ORGANISERS of a long-running pre-school in Yeovil are looking for new premises - or they might be forced to scrap the vital community amenity. The Old Barn Pre-School has met at the Old Barn Community Centre in Plantagenet Chase for the past 16 years

  • Expectations high for new season

    The 2004 Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League season gets underway on Sunday at 1pm. Champions Newquay travel to Troon, Grampound Road host St Just, Menheniot take on Falmouth and new boys Werrington play an East Cornwall derby at Callington. Truro

  • Man appears in court over Crewkerne death

    A CREWKERNE man appeared in court on Monday charged with killing football club manager Sean Cosgrove. Christopher Rideout, 23, was charged with manslaughter and granted bail by Taunton Magistrates on the condition he stays at an address outside Somerset

  • Morwenstow shatter Holmans' cup hopes

    HOLMANS 1 MORWENSTOW 3 HOLMANS first appearance in the Cornwall Junior Cup Final ended in disappointment at St Blazey's Blaise Park on Easter Monday when they were beaten 3-1 by Morwenstow. The East Cornwall side eventually deserved their victory, but

  • Westland association is going quackers!

    THE Yeovil-based Westland Apprentice and Student Association will be holding a charity duck race on Sunday to raise money for local charities. South Somerset District Council has kindly agreed for the association to use a stretch of the River Yeo within

  • Cornish duo win top event

    After a winter of training in all wind and sea conditions the team of Jon Cook and Tom Phipps (15) travelled north to their first UK catamaran event of the year at Rutland Water near Peterborough. In winds of 18 knots, gusting 25 knots, the duo was put

  • Penalty shootout agony for Town

    FALMOUTH TOWN 1 ST JUST 1 (St Just won 5-4 on pens) HISTORY was in the making at Gala Parc on Easter Sunday when St Just won the first-ever Jolly's Combination League Cup Final to be played to a finish on the day. Full time and extra time was not enough

  • Cash boost for Yeovil College

    YEOVIL College has been formally recognised as a Centre of Vocational Excellence. The college has been given funding of £500,000 over three years by Somerset Learning and Skills Council to develop a key specialist training in advanced engineering. The

  • Borough suffer cup upset

    TRURO 18pts PENRYN 16pts This Skinner's Brewery Cornwall Cup semi- final was without doubt one of the most exciting games played this season with the lead changing hands four times and ending with "Diddy" Duncan's match-winning penalty goal in the fifth

  • Walking the wall for cancer charity

    TWO daring and caring members of staff who work with cancer patients at Yeovil District Hospital will be stepping off the top of the ten-storey hospital building this weekend to support a major fund-raising event for Cancer Research UK. Kerry Rennie,

  • Falmouth and Old D's provide spectacle

    Falmouth 57 pts Old Dunstonians 7pts Falmouth entertained long-time friends Old Dunstonians on Saturday on their traditional Easter tour of Cornwall. A dry, firm ground with a little breeze and a large crowd inspired the players to provide a spectacle

  • Dour battle ends in defeat for Town

    Falmouth Town 0 Porthleven 1 Falmouth Town lost a dour Good Friday battle against local rivals Porthleven, but as the scoreline suggests, there were few chances - one, in fact, and Porthleven took it to claim all three Carlsberg SWL points in their quest

  • Sun shines on superb sevens day

    THE Rugby World Cup came to Penryn on Easter Sunday and with the the sun shining 20 teams contested a superb day for rugby and the Borough. With touring side Kingsclere, Los Troncos from Chile, and a rather weird sounding team who hail from the far west

  • Traditional visitors beaten

    Penryn 39pts Old Dunstonians 0pts Old Dunstonians started their 70th Easter tour of Cornwall at The Memorial Ground where there was the traditional wreath laying and minute's silence at the Memorial gates before the kick off. Lynn Richards, wife of Alan

  • Athletic move out of danger

    PENRYN ATHLETIC 4 PENZANCE 1 PENRYN Athletic boosted their chances of having to avoid to seek re-election following another fine win against Penzance in the Carlsberg SWL. The Magpies were their latest victims during a run of results which is the best

  • Intruder in Exeter restaurant

    POLICE were called to a restaurant in Cathedral Yard in Exeter early Wednesday morning. An armed unit was called to the Al Farid restaurant, after a burglar was seen inside with a large carving knife. Police officers, dog handlers and armed police surrounded

  • Restoration work begins on water wheel

    RESTORATION work on the 200-year-old water wheel at Coldharbour Mill, a working museum in Uffculme, has begun. The wheel was used until 1980, when owners the Quaker family decided to cease running the mill commercially. Work on the water wheel is expected

  • Police action against paedophiles

    Police action against internet paedophiles has seen more than 45 people convicted in Devon and Cornwall. The convictions are a result of Devon and Cornwall Police's participation in Operation Ore, the nationwide campaign against this type of crime. Over

  • Street gates go up

    Two streets in Plymouth have been fenced off with huge metal gates in a bid to cut crime. Residents in Keyham and Stoke say they have had enough of burglaries and fly-tipping in their back lanes. The gates have been put up by Plymouth City Council, in

  • Council meetings to go on-line

    WEST Somerset's politicians could soon be reaching for the greasepaint and hair mousse if plans to web-cast council meetings go ahead. Video cameras and microphones could be installed in a project to broadcast council meet-ings live on the internet.

  • Camborne band are new national youth champions

    CAMBORNE has been put firmly on the map after its youth band stole the National Youth Brass Band Championships with a stunning musical and visual display. The 40-strong band composed of musicians aged 16 or younger took to the stage at The Northern School

  • Field full of concern

    A councillor for Carharrack written answer over whether a third traveller site could be established in the village. County and district councillor Mark Kaczmarek has been reassured verbally by Carrick district council that travellers who have bought a

  • New consumer helpline centre for Camborne

    The urban regeneration company for Camborne, Pool and Redruth has vacated its offices so that they can be used to create 60 new quality jobs in Camborne. CPR Regeneration moved from the Tolvaddon Energy Park to the former CompAir Holman on Tuesday , as

  • Tenants worried about future

    Angry tenants at a Troon housing estate voiced their concerns last week over the future of their area. People who attended the Grenville Gardens Residents' Association AGM claim that Kerrier Homes Trust, who oversee the welfare of the estate, said at

  • Villagers oppose church's plans

    ANGRY Penponds residents claim that a planning application submitted for the "heart" of their village will open up a precedent for housing development, compound traffic problems and force the closure of an 80-year-old family business. Councillors were

  • Buses face cash cuts

    Bus services in Chard and Ilminster could be cut due to a lack in funding. The head of Somerset County Council's Integrated passenger Transport Unit, John bates, said the authority was heavily involved in negotiations with bus operators over which services

  • Trader hits out at jail sentences

    A Chard trader criticised sentences given to two ram raiders who left him over £2,000 out of pocket and locked in a lenghty battle with planners for improved security. Anthony Stuckey, 21, of Langdon Close, Chard, and Mark Curtis, 36, of Upton Court,

  • MP favours A358 upgrade

    LOCAl MP David Laws is pushing for the upgradeing of the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. Mr Laws has written to the South-West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) outlining his support for the project. In his letter, Mr Laws also noted that he disagreed

  • Arson at Chard Tyre Firm

    A Chard business has been the teget of an arson attacke over the Easter holiday. ATS Tyres on Crewkerne Road, was subject to a deliberate attack in the early hours of Friday morning, according to a fire service spokesman. Two garages were completly destroyed

  • Shipping Intelligence

    Tuesday, April 6 British coastal tanker Audacity (2,965/97) arrived from Milford Haven to discharge petroleum products at the FOS terminal and later sailed for Pembroke. Honduran bulk cement carrier Cementina (899/60) moved from the bay and proceeded

  • Match report: Yeovil Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0

    For full match report of Yeovil Town's Nationwide League game with Cheltenham Town on Easter Saturday see here: NATIONWIDE LEAGUE DIVISION THREE YEOVIL TOWN 0, CHELTENHAM TOWN 0 STEVE SOWDEN REPORTS FROM HUISH PARK IT was somewhat strange that there was

  • Match report: Boston United 3, Yeovil Town 2

    FOR full match report of Yeovil Town's Nationwide League game at Boston United on Easter Monday see here: NATIONWIDE LEAGUE DIVISION THREE BOSTON UNITED 3, YEOVIL TOWN 2 STEVE SOWDEN REPORTS FROM YORK STREET YEOVIL Town boss Gary Johnson finally lost

  • Mark makes U-turn on YTISA role

    OVERWHELMING support for Mark Kelly has seen him make a U-turn on his decision to step down as chairman of the Yeovil Town Independent Supporters' Association. Mark announced a couple of weeks ago that he would be standing down as chairman, a post he

  • Gaffer waits on Plucky

    Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson hopes defender Colin Pluck will be fit for selection for the Glovers' match with Bury at Huish Park on Saturday. The tough tackling Pluck went off injured last weekend in the match with Cheltenham after picking up a whack

  • Jolly Green Giant thanks the 'understanding' fans

    Yeovil Town mascot, the Jolly Green Giant, has thanked supporters for their 'warm' reception last Saturday. It was the first time the Jolly Green Giant had been seen at Huish Park since the Yeovil Express ran its April Fool's Day joke on April 1 claiming

  • Vote now for your player of the season!

    IT is that time of the year when the Yeovil Express is asking you -- the readers -- to once again vote for your Yeovil Town FC player of the season. Although play-off aspirations are still very much 'up in the air' the 2003-04 season has been one to remember

  • It's not all over yet

    YEOVIL Town boss Gary Johnson is adamant that there is still a chance that the Glovers can reach the play-offs in the Nationwide League Division Three (writes Steve Sowden). But even Johnson himself must feel deep down that it is going to be extremely

  • Glovers draw in Pontins match

    A YEOVIL Town Squad X1 drew 3-3 with Swindon Town Reserves at Huish Park last night (Wednesday) in the Pontins Holiday Combination League. The Glovers' goals came from Sean Smith, Kirk Jackson and Sam Croft.

  • Boost for Playtime

    ILMINSTER youngsters are set to get some new equipment for their play area in Canal Way. The current wooden climbing frames and tyre swing is to be replaced with modern equipment.

  • Buses Face Cash Cuts

    Bus services in Chard and Ilminster could be cut due to a lack in funding. The head of Somerset County Council's Integrated passenger Transport Unit, John bates, said the authority was heavily involved in negotiations with bus operators over which services

  • MP Favours A358 Upgrade

    LOCAl MP David Laws is pushing for the upgradeing of the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. Mr Laws has written to the South-West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) outlining his support for the project. In his letter, Mr Laws also noted that he disagreed

  • Smith crash hits Rebels' trophy hopes

    SOMERSET Orchard FM Rebels' team manager Mick Bell rates their chances of reaching the Premier Trophy as "pretty remote" after they failed narrowly to win last Friday night for the second home game running. "We're third in the South Group table and only

  • Deflection is United blow

    Somerset County Premier Division BURNHAM UTD 2 TEAM BATH 2 BURNHAM were unlucky not to have taken all three points at Cassis Close on Saturday after a good game of footbal against second-placed Team Bath. For the match report, see this week's Weekly News

  • Town cup repeat bid

    TONY Turner, manager of the last Highbridge Town side to win the Somerset Intermediate Cup, rates just as highly the current team. "On their day the present side are probably as good as the 1998 line-up," said Turner. See this week's Weekly News for more

  • Support for the seafood industry

    A new organisation has been set up to support the local seafood industry, thanks to a funding package of more than £500,000. It will be led by former Conservative MP for St Ives and Helston, David Harris, who lives near Perranwell. Called Seafood Cornwall

  • Rich pickings at Helford

    The waters around the Helford were the hunting grounds during Easter for cockle pickers. Trigging, as it is known locally, took part on Good Friday and dozens of cocklers headed off with buckets and forks to hunt for the cockles along the banks of the

  • New herb garden opens in Carleen

    A selection of organically grown herbs are available at a new herb garden in Carleen which officially opened to the public on Friday. Planet Herb is the brainchild of Fran Swanson, who used to be head herb grower at Halzephron Herb Farm, Gunwalloe, and

  • Pan for gold at Poldark

    X marks the spot for buried treasure this summer, as Poldark Mine opens its new attraction. Would-be miners have the opportunity to pan for gold and search for gemstones - with the possibility of finding a real diamond. The lucky few will receive a certificate

  • Villagers to decide fate of common

    A REFERENDUM is to be held to give residents at the Lizard the chance to decide the fate of part of their village green. It is hoped the move will bring to a close months of wrangling over the land, which has been at the centre of a bitter row over wider

  • Helston 'fiver' worth £100s

    COLLECTORS of old bank notes are expected to show considerable interest in a 150-year-old note about to be sold in London. But because of its origins, many people in Helston are expected to take part. The note is one produced in the town at a time when