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  • Dust flies as DEFRA lift ban

    It was good weather but a little dusty for the Bank Holiday grass track meeting held at Truthan Farm, St Erme, near Truro on Sunday. A large number of spectators and riders met following the lifting of the DEFRA ban to stop off road racing. Some riders

  • Falmouth meet holders in Vinter Cup

    The quarter-final draw for this year's Warren's Vinter Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering tie at Trecobeas where Falmouth will entertain the holders St Just. At least two teams from outside the Premier League are guaranteed a passage into the semi-finals

  • Handicaps add to surprises

    The Clive Rosevear Twenty/20 Centenary Handicap Cup opening games have been played. The competition has been devised to celebrate the Cornwall Cricket League Centenary in 2005 with all 78 clubs automatically entered. A handicap system sees teams with

  • Double for Andy

    RNAS Culdrose Golf Club welcomed fairer weather on Sunday morning as two competitions were played at the club, the Scratch Shield and the Sid Hewer Trophy. Andy Smith was on top form again in the Scratch Shield, having returned from the Naval Air Command

  • Helston fail to raise side

    It has been a week or so to forget for Helston Cricket Club. Following the disrupted start to the season due to the weather, and Flora Day, there was the first round defeat in this year's Warrens Vinter Cup at home to Troon. Just as the weather improved

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Handicaps add to surprises

    The Clive Rosevear Twenty/20 Centenary Handicap Cup opening games have been played. The competition has been devised to celebrate the Cornwall Cricket League Centenary in 2005 with all 78 clubs automatically entered. A handicap system sees teams with

  • Racing's 'reprieve'

    THE chief executive of the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), Neil Hellings, has hailed the off-road racing success which has been achieved over the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidy issued to farmers by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Cricket rules are turning people away from game

    Having read with interest and some dismay an article about Menheniot Cricket Club having to withdraw from the Cornish premiership this season - they follow Mullion and St Buryan who have also withdrawn in recent seasons - it begs the question why? It

  • We're not all against supermarkets

    I am writing this as it makes me very angry that your report on the Co-op scheme in Perranporth makes out that all the residents of the village are against the new shop. What is making us angry is the fact it is taking so long to get built. There are

  • Dust flies as DEFRA lift ban

    It was good weather but a little dusty for the Bank Holiday grass track meeting held at Truthan Farm, St Erme, near Truro on Sunday. A large number of spectators and riders met following the lifting of the DEFRA ban to stop off road racing. Some riders

  • Falmouth meet holders in Vinter Cup

    The quarter-final draw for this year's Warren's Vinter Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering tie at Trecobeas where Falmouth will entertain the holders St Just. At least two teams from outside the Premier League are guaranteed a passage into the semi-finals

  • Racing's 'reprieve'

    THE chief executive of the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), Neil Hellings, has hailed the off-road racing success which has been achieved over the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidy issued to farmers by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Hill proves a real obstacle for Road

    Grampound Road, playing on a Saturday for the first time in a month, went down to a five wicket defeat at the new look Trescobeas ground at Falmouth. Though the margin of victory, with almost 12 overs to spare proved to be comprehensive, at one stage

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Second gig for rowing club

    THE new boat at Flushing and Mylor pilot gig club is proving a huge attraction with 98 people are now using Pinnacle every week Fourteen crews are now timetabled to row each week and they include beginners, juniors, ladies, mens and veterans . . . an

  • Gavin clinches title thriller

    If ever Falmouth lived up to its reputation for varied racing conditions it was at the weekend when Twenty J/24s assembled for the Tribute Southern Area Championships. They were met on Saturday with WSW winds of Force 6 gusting 7, and after testing the

  • Handicaps add to surprises

    The Clive Rosevear Twenty/20 Centenary Handicap Cup opening games have been played. The competition has been devised to celebrate the Cornwall Cricket League Centenary in 2005 with all 78 clubs automatically entered. A handicap system sees teams with

  • Racing's 'reprieve'

    THE chief executive of the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), Neil Hellings, has hailed the off-road racing success which has been achieved over the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidy issued to farmers by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Archers warm to task

    THERE was another very good turn out for the Redruth Archers' Double-American record status shoot held on the club ground at Portreath Road. Although the weather was quite chilly, the sunny conditions made it a pleasant afternoon especially with the archers

  • Hayle maintain pressure

    UNBEATEN Hayle with their fourth outright win head challengers Paul by a point. Winning at St Austell in a keen tussle, Hayle picked up 20 points from their 63 run victory. The run makers were the Jenkin brothers, the man for all seasons - Paul Lello

  • Camborne set pace at top

    Camborne sit proudly at the top of the ECB Cornwall Premier cricket League after they defeated Callington by four wickets at Roskear on Saturday. The league's new boys have certainly made an impressive start to their campaign back in the higher echelons

  • Dust flies as DEFRA lift ban

    It was good weather but a little dusty for the Bank Holiday grass track meeting held at Truthan Farm, St Erme, near Truro on Sunday. A large number of spectators and riders met following the lifting of the DEFRA ban to stop off road racing. Some riders

  • Falmouth meet holders in Vinter Cup

    The quarter-final draw for this year's Warren's Vinter Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering tie at Trecobeas where Falmouth will entertain the holders St Just. At least two teams from outside the Premier League are guaranteed a passage into the semi-finals

  • Handicaps add to surprises

    The Clive Rosevear Twenty/20 Centenary Handicap Cup opening games have been played. The competition has been devised to celebrate the Cornwall Cricket League Centenary in 2005 with all 78 clubs automatically entered. A handicap system sees teams with

  • Racing's 'reprieve'

    THE chief executive of the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), Neil Hellings, has hailed the off-road racing success which has been achieved over the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidy issued to farmers by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Skipper's call helps Truro

    Truro defeated Newquay by four wickets in a low scoring ECB Cornwall Premier League game at Boscawen Park on Saturday. It completed a good week for the club with young county player and former Menheniot skipper, Alex Tunnadine, having completed a transfer

  • Bishop of Truro - star of the small screen

    Long known as a star in Cornwall the Bishop of Truro is set to prove his qualities nationally when a television series following his life airs next spring. Bishop Bill Ind is currently being followed by television cameras as he carries out his daily duties

  • Couple in tandem on news business

    Having just cycled nearly 6,000 miles around Europe on a tandem, and returned to Cornwall, husband-and-wife journalists Huw and Carolyn Thomas are staying in partnership for a new business venture. Launched this week is The Engine House, a specialist

  • Five pups abandoned near hotel

    The RSPCA is appealing for information after five puppies were found dumped outside a Cornish hotel. The collie type puppies, which are five or six-weeks-old, were discovered in a wooden box near the entrance to the Esplande Hotel, on the Esplanade at

  • Row over new flats at warehouse site

    RED mist has descended on Highbridge residents who say the council has passed plans they claim will mean they "won't even be able to get into their own home". The green light has been given to the conversion of the old customs warehouse on Huntspill Road

  • Kara is national twirling champ!

    Sports student Kara Lee, from Camborne, has just become the Senior Two Intermediate Solo Twirl UK Champion at the British Baton Twirling National Championships held in Portsmouth. The 18-year-old also came second in the Fancy Strut and Dance Twirl competitions

  • Keep the light on!

    Cornwall County Council is calling on Trinity House to abandon plans to switch off Godrevy lighthouse which, it says, would put lives at risk. Representatives of Trinity House are in Cornwall today to meet with representatives of local organisations to

  • Refuse tip has grown much bigger

    A MAJOR extension to the St Day tip has been officially opened by County Environmental Services, Cornwall's own waste management company. It is hoped that the extension at the United Mines landfill site at St Day near Redruth will ease the pressure on

  • Raising awareness of domestic violence

    THERE are a staggering seven incident of domestic violence reported a day in the Yeovil and Somerset East Police District - officers have revealed. And now a new unit has been set up at Yeovil Police Station to raise awareness about domestic violence

  • Macmillan thanks Yeovil people

    MACMILLAN Cancer Relief would like to thank people in Yeovil and the surrounding area for going that extra mile and making this year's Macmillan Miles Challenge even bigger and better than before. In its 15th year of running the Macmillan Miles Challenge

  • Cannabis plants seized

    POLICE in Yeovil have recovered a number of suspected cannabis plants from a disused business premises in the town. At 12.15pm on Wednesday, May 25, officers entered the former Autocraft premises and seized nearly 100 plants which are believed to be cannabis

  • Yeovil people are so generous

    YEOVIL people have been named as some of the most charitable in the country - according to research revealed by the Entertainer Toy Stores. Compiled sales figures of ten charity wristbands - sold exclusively through The Entertainer stores in England and

  • LAUGHING RAPIST SENT TO JAIL

    The smile was wiped off the face of a retired Falmouth man on Friday as he was labelled a paedophile and told he would be going to prison for 12 years. Retired builder Stanley Pirie, 78, had earlier laughed in the dock as he was accused of raping two

  • Dads given £5,000 to make CD

    A group of dads who take their children to a government child care programme have written and recorded their own CD celebrating the joys of fatherhood. Tony Escott, from Beacon, Ian Parsons, from Troon, and Reuben Rowe, Russell Hazelden and Stephen Moreton

  • PAY AS YOU ARE SAVED?

    Royal Navy search and rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose could lose their vital lifesaving role if plans to privatise the service became a reality. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is reviewing the future of the air sea rescue service, but

  • CAMERAS SPY ON BISHOP BILL

    Long known as a star in Cornwall the Bishop of Truro is set to prove his qualities nationally when a television series following his life airs next spring. Bishop Bill Ind is currently being followed by television cameras as he carries out his daily duties

  • Martime Museum announces Trafalgar exhibition

    The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has announced its new exhibition called 'Trafalgar - The Race Home'. Specifically developed for the SeaBritain commemorative activities, the exhibition centres on Lord Horatio Nelson, the Battle of Trafalgar and Lieutenant

  • Gardens of remembrance

    Bathed in sunlight, Trebah Gardens was the perfect setting for around 800 people to witness a military memorial day on Saturday. Trebah Military Day brought together the Royal Cornwall Branch of the Parachute Regiment Association, the Military Vehicles

  • Area devastated

    An urgent meeting is expected to take place between Feock parish council and Carrick district council to discuss what has been described as "devastation" in the countryside by a local garden centre. Parish clerk Alan Truan told councillors there were

  • Police hunt vandals

    Council workmen were quick to react when flowers suddenly appeared on the cannon at the Hillhead roundabout on the Penryn bypass. Who was to blame was not clear but all was shipshape by Monday. In Falmouth on a beach at the eastern end of Church Street

  • £100,000 deal to break link with cinema

    A PROMISE by developers to pay a £100,000 forfeit if a new multi-screen cinema is not built in Falmouth within the next five years has been thrown out by councillors who feared that the facility would never be built. New Cornwall Developments Ltd had

  • A&P wins major BP contract

    A&P Falmouth has won a major contract to repair two BP Shipping tankers - the 35,000 ton dwt British Enterprise and British Endeavour. It will be the first time in more than a decade that two BP tankers have been in port for repairs together flying

  • Yeovil are placed at 20-1

    THE majority of Yeovil Town fans -- one would guess -- are predicting that the 2005-06 season could be a campaign of consolidation. And early indications from the bookmakers show that they too believe Yeovil could well be a mid-table side in the Coca-Cola

  • Chelsey gets her dream Gav shirt

    YOUNG Yeovil Town fan Chelsey Bratherton was left devastated when her favourite player, Gavin Williams, left Huish Park for West Ham United at the end of last year (writes Steve Sowden). Chelsey was a huge fan of Williams and his departure left her in

  • Bus routes

    YEOVIL Town chairman and chief executive John Fry would still like to receive comments and suggestions from supporters about the idea of relaunching a bus service to and from Huish Park on matchdays. In particular he would like to hear from supporters

  • Culdrose Air Day will be truly international event

    The RAF's new Typhoon will be among the many aircraft expected to impress the crowds at this year's RNAS Culdrose Air Day. Taking part in its first display season, the Typhoon will be put through its paces during the flying display on Wednesday, July

  • County council calls time on wasteful use of resources

    Cornwall County Council says it is confident it can make more than £7.5 million of efficiency savings in its budget over the next 12 months. Following the Gershon review into public sector efficiency, which set councils the target of finding 2.5% efficiency

  • Ponies permitted to graze at Goonhilly

    A group of Shetland ponies has been given grazing rights at Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in an environmental experiment by BT and English Nature. For the first time in the 43-year history of the station, ponies are being used to control some of the

  • Porthleven people fear for fate of beloved pine tree

    Plans to chop down a distinctive tree in the heart of Porthleven have been opposed by town councillors. A planning application submitted to Kerrier district council for the felling of the huge Monterey pine on Methleigh Bottoms is now understood to have

  • House on clifftop proposal raises stability concern

    Fears over the stability of a cliff face in Porthleven came to the fore when plans to build in a garden overlooking the harbour were discussed at a site meeting last week. Local landowner Trevor Osborne is seeking planning permission for a two-storey

  • Pay as you are saved?

    Royal Navy search and rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose could lose their vital lifesaving role if plans to privatise the service became a reality. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is reviewing the future of the air sea rescue service, but

  • Racing's 'reprieve'

    THE chief executive of the Auto Cycle Union Ltd (ACU), Neil Hellings, has hailed the off-road racing success which has been achieved over the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) subsidy issued to farmers by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Racing's fast and furious in first event

    Cornwall Raceways got their 2005 season off to a flying start at the weekend at their Trezemper track near Goonhilly. In perfect spring sunshine over 75 competitors ensured that the large crowd of spectators were treated to fast and furious action with

  • St Julia's Hospice benefits from event

    The St Julia's Hospice charity Stableford weekend at Praa Sands Golf Club, with prizes sponsored by club captain Francis Vickerstaffe, raised a total of £225. Di Lyons won the ladies' gold medal on Saturday with a fabulous 42 points - 10 ahead of Caroline

  • Dave wins with shots to spare

    The men at Mullion Golf Club played their May monthly medal last Wednesday. The winner of the competition overall and of division two was Dave Trivett who returned a nett 68; John Stone was second in that division with nett 70 with Chris Hewitt third

  • Dust flies as DEFRA lift ban

    It was good weather but a little dusty for the Bank Holiday grass track meeting held at Truthan Farm, St Erme, near Truro on Sunday. A large number of spectators and riders met following the lifting of the DEFRA ban to stop off road racing. Some riders

  • Local clubs in league payou

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Cornish miners once used wind power

    Cornish miners once used wind power The Skipper in his editorial "windmills are desecrating our beautiful county" (Packet, week ending May 28) has only painted part of the picture regarding the nuclear or renewable energy debate. James Lovelock has highlighted

  • Cars and roads far more ugly than windmills

    SO the Skipper goes off in another ill-considered and bad tempered tangent on energy issues. How childish and prejudiced can one get! First it has to be asked why do we need so much energy and what do we use it on? After all, mankind has survived thousands

  • Roll on the day when politics are more genuine

    IN reply to Mr Roger Crossley's arrogant and dictatorial letter to the Packet dated May 12. Mr Crossley clearly emphasises and reiterates the very reason why David Mudd stood as an independent candidate at the May general election. Sadly, it is this same

  • Tesco have employed me - and I'm 60!

    With reference to John Kiss and his suggestion that Tesco are not employing people aged over 50. I have just had my 60th birthday and have been offered a job in the new Tesco Extra store in Pool. I have accepted their offer and start June 7 so I think

  • Handicaps add to surprises

    The Clive Rosevear Twenty/20 Centenary Handicap Cup opening games have been played. The competition has been devised to celebrate the Cornwall Cricket League Centenary in 2005 with all 78 clubs automatically entered. A handicap system sees teams with

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Royal Cornwall to hold regatta day

    ONE of the most eagerly awaited events in the sailing calendar is now just a few weeks away. The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club has issued an invitation to all local sailing crews to take part in their Regatta Day and Challenge Cup races. The event will take

  • St Just maintain grip over Town

    ST JUST 2 FALMOUTH TOWN 0 THE Jolly's Combination League season ended on a disappointing note for Falmouth Town when they were beaten 2-0 away to St Just. It was one final opportunity for retiring managers Stuart Wilkes and Nick Seviour to avenge their

  • Dust flies as DEFRA lift ban

    It was good weather but a little dusty for the Bank Holiday grass track meeting held at Truthan Farm, St Erme, near Truro on Sunday. A large number of spectators and riders met following the lifting of the DEFRA ban to stop off road racing. Some riders

  • Falmouth meet holders in Vinter Cup

    The quarter-final draw for this year's Warren's Vinter Cup has thrown up a mouthwatering tie at Trecobeas where Falmouth will entertain the holders St Just. At least two teams from outside the Premier League are guaranteed a passage into the semi-finals

  • Troon hold their nerve in tight finish

    Troon were worthy winners by 13 runs in a tense contest against Penzance at St Clare. County bowler Justin Stephens in three spells took 3-37 from 12 overs. Troon openers, skipper Stoddard and prospect Matthew Rowe, added 115 in a great start. Rowe stroked

  • Local clubs in league payout

    LOCAL clubs were amongst the prize-winners at the Carlsberg SWL's annual dinner at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday evening. It was no surprise that St Blazey were the club who received the largest payout. They won the league and cup double

  • Hill proves a real obstacle for Road

    Grampound Road, playing on a Saturday for the first time in a month, went down to a five wicket defeat at the new look Trescobeas ground at Falmouth. Though the margin of victory, with almost 12 overs to spare proved to be comprehensive, at one stage

  • Road in cup exit

    Grampound Road crashed out of this year's Cockspur Cup on Sunday, losing at home to Taunton Deane by 115 runs. Only five overs were possible in Somerset the previous week before a downpour ended proceedings. The visitors batted well in the replay to post

  • Town enjoys busy holiday weekend

    A RENAISSANCE in Burnham this Bank Holiday has seen the town welcome a "good class of customer" and enjoy a "quiet weekend" for crime. Glorious sunshine, silky sands, refreshing cool sea and no major police incidents made the seaside hotspot a holiday

  • DADS GIVEN £5,000 TO MAKE CD

    A group of dads who take their children to a government child care programme have written and recorded their own CD celebrating the joys of fatherhood. Tony Escott, from Beacon, Ian Parsons, from Troon, and Reuben Rowe, Russell Hazelden and Stephen Moreton

  • Camelot looks for lucky Lotto winner

    THE National Lottery's catchphrase is 'it could be you' and for one lucky South Somerset person it is definitely them - but who is it? Lottery operator Camelot is desperately appealing for a £266,000-plus lucky ticket holder in the Yeovil area to come

  • Tributes flood in for man who "lived life to the full"

    FAMILY and friends of a passionate Bridgwater motorcyclist who died last week have been paying tribute to the "wonderful son" and "fantastic bloke" they have lost. Andrew Dodd was killed on the A39 at Holford last Sunday, doing what he loved best - riding

  • Smoke and steam

    Silver anniversary celebrations were declared a steaming success this weekend as Mabe's 25th Steam-Up and Shindig went off with a bang. The event was held over two days - Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - and the decision appeared to have paid off. Mervyn

  • Devoran wins grant of £73,000

    Devoran is to receive a £73,000 grant from the Mineral Tramway Strategy for village improvements, a good result largely due to work by Devoran Village Forum and its action group, clerk Alan Truan told Feock parish council. Now it was a question of deciding

  • Hectic shoot for winning directors

    PICTURESQUE locations around the Helston and Lizard area provided the perfect backdrop for a Cornish language film being created by an enterprising duo from Perranporth, with the help of students from Falmouth and Penryn. Fran Broadhurst, 24, and Mathy

  • Buildings are an eyesore!

    A row of derelict houses in the centre of Falmouth has been troubling neighbours for a quarter of a century. The properties at numbers 9 to 13 Waterloo Road, off Trelawny Road, are two, three bedroomed terraced houses plus a former shop with a flat upstairs

  • Ellen MacArthur's latest challenge

    Record-breaker Dame Ellen MacArthur could be back in Falmouth later this year. She is to attempt the tough non-stop 3,000 mile trans-Atlantic race which begins at Ambrose Light off New York and finishes off The Lizard. Dame Ellen captured the attention

  • Shock as tornado hits

    FAMILIES enjoying a warm sunny day out on Sunday were horror struck when Penryn was hit by freak weather conditions more akin to the tornado belt of America. Falmouth United was playing host to a fundraising, fun day at Penryn football club, when at half

  • LAUGHING RAPIST SENT TO JAIL

    The smile was wiped off the face of a retired Falmouth man on Friday as he was labelled a paedophile and told he would be going to prison for 12 years. Retired builder Stanley Pirie, 78, had earlier laughed in the dock as he was accused of raping two

  • Shipping intelligence

    Tuesday, May 24 Dutch general cargo vessel Merwedelta arrived from Fowey for bunkers in the Roads and sailed for Port Hawkesbury. Wednesday, May 25 Maltese vessel Wilson Reef arrived from Rouen for bunkers in the bay and sailed for Agadir. Ada D sailed

  • Round-the-world sailor on last leg of voyage

    Fedor Konyukhov, the Falmouth-to-Falmouth round-the-world yatchsman is on the last leg of his 26,000 mile circumnavigation. Fedor, who left the port last November, is currently off the Azores negotiating the high pressure system. Weather conditions are

  • Good enough for Liverpool . . .

    Port managers must be somewhat more hopeful of acquiring funding for a multi-million pound capital dredging and cruiseship berth scheme for Falmouth after Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott announced a funding package worth £17 million to build a cruiseship

  • Wreck hunters in port

    Wreck hunters are in port taking a rest from searching the oceans for lost vessels that could give up their valuable cargoes of gold bullion. The Odyssey Explorer, best known in Falmouth as the former Hull trawler Farnella, arrived on Tuesday. She used

  • Fans praise club on price reduction

    SUPPORTERS have applauded Yeovil Town officials for reducing the prices originally fixed for the club's pre-season friendly match with the now-Premiership bound West Ham United on July 23 at Huish Park. There was some anger among fans when the club initially

  • Night to remember!

    PUBS, clubs and homes across Yeovil and the surrounding area were buzzing with excitement on Wednesday of last week as footie fans gathered to watch one of the most amazing games of football ever to unfold on a night of amazing tension (writes Yeovil

  • Ton-up teenagers

    A CLUb record stand between 17-year-olds Craig Slack and Matt Counsell led Huntspill to a massive victory at Taunton on Saturday. Both scored centuries - the first for each and the first time two Huntspill batsmen have managed the feat it one game. It

  • Shiho brings taste of Japan to Trannack

    Pupils at Trannack School, near Helston, have been discovering a taste for all things oriental, thanks to a Japanese visitor who is spending several months working at the school. Shiho Tamura, a 31-year-old legal secretary from Yokohama, near Toyko, has

  • Trebah Gardens bathed in sunlight for military day

    Bathed in sunlight, Trebah Gardens, near Mawnan Smith, was the perfect setting for around 800 people to witness a military memorial day on Saturday. Trebah Military Day brought together the Royal Cornwall Branch of the Parachute Regiment Association,

  • Yacht rescue drama

    The Lizard lifeboat spent much of Friday night rescuing a dismasted French yacht taking part in the annual Helford to Brittany L'Aber Wrac'h race. The lifeboat was called out at midnight after red flares were seen coming from the yacht Morbreizer, some