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  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    Pendennis Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one minute intervals between

  • Team retains title after 'battle of banks

    wo charities in Cornwall are £600 each better off thanks to the footballing prowess of local businesses who took part in the Cornwall Business five-a-side charity tournament held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Jointly organised by mpad and Carn Brea Leisure

  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    PENDINNIS Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one-minute intervals between

  • Buzza leads Cornwall AC to 1-2-3

    The Treetops five mile road race, round five of the 2005 Capio Duchy Hospital Cornwall Grand Prix Series, attracted a huge field to Cubert with over 340 runners lining up at the start. The Men's race was dominated by the strong Cornwall Athletic Club

  • Buzza leads Cornwall AC to 1-2-3

    THE Treetops five mile road race, round five of the 2005 Capio Duchy Hospital Cornwall Grand Prix Series, attracted a huge field to Cubert with over 340 runners lining up at the start. The Men's race was dominated by the strong Cornwall Athletic Club

  • Helston seek withdrawal from league

    HELSTON Cricket Club have requested that they be allowed to withdraw their Premier League team, with immediate effect, from the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. In a letter to the league the club said: "This decision has not been taken lightly

  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    PENDINNIS Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one-minute intervals between

  • Team retains title after 'battle of banks'

    Two charities in Cornwall are £600 each better off thanks to the footballing prowess of local businesses who took part in the Cornwall Business five-a-side charity tournament held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Jointly organised by mpad and Carn Brea Leisure

  • Helston seek withdrawal from league

    HELSTON Cricket Club have requested that they be allowed to withdraw their Premier League team, with immediate effect, from the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. In a letter to the league the club said: "This decision has not been taken lightly

  • Championship win for Evelyn

    The inaugural Working Boat Championship was staged in the Carrick Roads at the weekend and provided holidaymakers and spectators with some wonderful sights as these very colourful boats - in full sail - graced the waters of the Falmouth Roads. St Mawes

  • Helston seek withdrawal from league

    HELSTON Cricket Club have requested that they be allowed to withdraw their Premier League team, with immediate effect, from the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. In a letter to the league the club said: "This decision has not been taken lightly

  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    PENDINNIS Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one-minute intervals between

  • Cornwall win cup thriller

    CORNWALL are through to the quarter-finals of the MCCA Knock-Out Trophy after winning a thriller at a sun-drenched Falmouth on Sunday. History repeated itself as Devon's last visit to Trescobeas, ten years ago, resulted in a Cornish win in the competition

  • Buzza leads Cornwall AC to 1-2-3

    THE Treetops five mile road race, round five of the 2005 Capio Duchy Hospital Cornwall Grand Prix Series, attracted a huge field to Cubert with over 340 runners lining up at the start. The Men's race was dominated by the strong Cornwall Athletic Club

  • Open day to look at City's plan

    THE proposed major redevelopment of Truro City's Treyew Road football ground will be available for all to see next week. Members of the public will have their chance to find out more about the plans to build a 16,000 seater stadium at a specially arranged

  • 'Truro suffer title setback

    Camborne confirmed their credentials as serious championship contenders on Saturday with a well earned six wicket home win over Truro, to leapfrog over the city club into second spot. They are 24 points behind leaders St Just but have a game in hand.

  • Care 'village' fears

    BOSSES at the firm behind plans for an exclusive £12million retirement village at Dunball have accepted an invitation to meet families living in the area to hear concerns about the impact of the proposed development. Last week, the Mercury revealed that

  • Guilty of causing death

    A BURNHAM motorist who drank around ten pints and then "raced" another car along Berrow Road at more than 80mph has been found guilty of causing his best friend's death by dangerous driving. Jurors at Taunton Crown Court this week ruled that 23-year-old

  • Child porn teacher could face jail

    THE Berrow Primary School teacher at the centre of a child porn storm has been told it would be "appropriate" for him to go to jail, after he admitted downloading hundreds of indecent pictures and movies from the internet. Anthony Harvey, who worked at

  • Completion of new town square delayed.

    START on the final stage of the new Crediton Town Square has been delayed by six weeks until the end of July and a finishing date of mid-December is being predicted, according to contractors Kiers. For further details see the Mid Devon Star of Friday.

  • MAN'S LEGS GASHED BY BOAT

    THE owner of a popular seaside restaurant was recovering in hospital yesterday after a horrific powerboat accident in Swanpool bay. Roger Fergus, who owns the Three Mackerel restaurant at Swanpool, suffered severe injuries to both legs after they became

  • SALESMEN TARGET THE DISABLED

    A DISABLED Porthleven man has claimed that data protection laws are failing vulnerable people, leaving them exposed to the hard-sell tactics of large companies selling expensive specialist equipment. Rod Stephens, of The Gue, said he was being bombarded

  • Red tape hits couple's cabin plan

    PLANS for five log cabins to be built in woodland near Forton have been pushed back by months by council red tape. The original application by Richard and Helen Gurd was highlighted by planning inspectorate Wendy Burden to have environmental benefits

  • High Tides

    FALMOUTH Friday, June 17 12.49 (4.30 ____ ___ Saturday, June 18 01.04 (4.5) 13.48 (4.4) Sunday, June 19 02.08 (4.6) 14.45(4.6) Monday, June 20 03.09 (4.7) 15.40 (4.9) Tuesday, June 21 04.05 (4.9) 16.32 (5.1) Wednesday,June 22 04.59 (5.0) ____ ____ Thursday

  • Make a date for Lions fete

    THE 20th annual Ilminster District Lions summer fete will take place at Swanmead Community School on Saturday. Among the many events in the main arena will be displays by Ilminster Dazzling Sapphires, Greenfylde School Maypole Dancers, Kempo Karate and

  • Rugby clubhouse to be replaced

    THE battle to provide a new clubhouse for Helston Rugby Club looks finally to be over with contracts expected to be exchanged at the beginning of next week. Although the club itself is remaining tight-lipped until everything is signed, sealed and delivered

  • School joy at arts award

    WENDRON C of E Primary School, near Helston, has achieved one of the 1,161 Arts Council England Artsmark awards across the country. Wendron was celebrating this week after achieving another Gold Artsmark, three years after gaining its first. This is the

  • Blockade to stop ravers

    BLOCKS have been put up around the airfield at Smeatharpe to stop the repeat of an illegal rave that happened there in 2002. Hundreds of revellers, who had been unable to get past new security measures at Glastonbury Festival, gathered at the airfield

  • Cornwall win thriller

    Cornwall are through to the quarter-finals of the MCCA Knock-Out Trophy after winning a thriller at a sun-drenched Falmouth on Sunday. History repeated itself as Devon's last visit to Trescobeas, ten years ago, resulted in a Cornish win in the competition

  • Team retains title after 'battle of banks'

    Two charities in Cornwall are £600 each better off thanks to the footballing prowess of local businesses who took part in the Cornwall Business five-a-side charity tournament held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Jointly organised by mpad and Carn Brea Leisure

  • Helston seek withdrawal from league

    Helston Cricket Club have requested that they be allowed to withdraw their Premier League team, with immediate effect, from the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. In a letter to the league the club said: "This decision has not been taken lightly

  • Cornwall win cup thriller

    CORNWALL are through to the quarter-finals of the MCCA Knock-Out Trophy after winning a thriller at a sun-drenched Falmouth on Sunday. History repeated itself as Devon's last visit to Trescobeas, ten years ago, resulted in a Cornish win in the competition

  • Gig club's bay race success

    The twelfth Annual Marazion to Porthleven Gig race took place last Wednesday with the 8.25 mile race getting under way from Mounts Bay on a beautiful sunny Cornish evening. This year Porthleven Gig Club decided to charge each crew that took part £7 with

  • Cornwall win cup thriller

    CORNWALL are through to the quarter-finals of the MCCA Knock-Out Trophy after winning a thriller at a sun-drenched Falmouth on Sunday. History repeated itself as Devon's last visit to Trescobeas, ten years ago, resulted in a Cornish win in the competition

  • Buzza leads Cornwall AC to 1-2-3

    THE Treetops five mile road race, round five of the 2005 Capio Duchy Hospital Cornwall Grand Prix Series, attracted a huge field to Cubert with over 340 runners lining up at the start. The Men's race was dominated by the strong Cornwall Athletic Club

  • Champions take honours

    Around 30 Cornish Pilot Gigs from all over Cornwall and beyond were raced at Gyllyngvase on Saturday for the first in a series of fiercely competitive races in the St Austell Brewery Tribute Challenge. The event was the first of the three main rowing

  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    PENDINNIS Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one-minute intervals between

  • Team retains title after 'battle of banks'

    TWO charities in Cornwall are £600 each better off thanks to the footballing prowess of local businesses who took part in the Cornwall Business five-a-side charity tournament held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Jointly organised by mpad and Carn Brea Leisure

  • Cornwall win cup thriller

    CORNWALL are through to the quarter-finals of the MCCA Knock-Out Trophy after winning a thriller at a sun-drenched Falmouth on Sunday. History repeated itself as Devon's last visit to Trescobeas, ten years ago, resulted in a Cornish win in the competition

  • Buzza leads Cornwall AC to 1-2-3

    THE Treetops five mile road race, round five of the 2005 Capio Duchy Hospital Cornwall Grand Prix Series, attracted a huge field to Cubert with over 340 runners lining up at the start. The Men's race was dominated by the strong Cornwall Athletic Club

  • Goldsworthy anchors win

    THIS top of the table ECB Cornwall Premier League clash saw Camborne topple title contenders Truro in convincing fashion at sun-drenched Roskear Their fifth league win of the campaign is a huge boost in confidence for skipper Malcolm Pooley, his players

  • Camborne, with a fixture in hand, trail St Just by 22 points.

    TRURO won the toss, and elected to bat, but it was a decision they must have regretted after they mustered a modest total of 120 runs from 43.1 overs. Only five visiting players managed to get into double figure scores in a modest total of 120 all out

  • Fraser wins event by comfortable margin

    PENDINNIS Motor Club held the fifth round of the World's Apart sponsored South West Enduro Championship at a new venue on the outskirts of Truro on Sunday. A full entry of 120 solo motorcycle riders lined up at 11 am to start at one-minute intervals between

  • Team retains title after 'battle of banks'

    Two charities in Cornwall are £600 each better off thanks to the footballing prowess of local businesses who took part in the Cornwall Business five-a-side charity tournament held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. Jointly organised by mpad and Carn Brea Leisure

  • Helston seek withdrawal from league

    HELSTON Cricket Club have requested that they be allowed to withdraw their Premier League team, with immediate effect, from the Jolly's Drinks ECB Cornwall Premier League. In a letter to the league the club said: "This decision has not been taken lightly

  • Taunton in need of a road make-over.

    MOTORISTS are getting a bumpy ride on pothole-ridden roads around Taunton, it was claimed this week. A Somerset County Council spokeswoman said highways bosses have lined up a programme of work to improve the road conditions. For further details see the

  • Meals on wheels for the chop.

    HUNDREDS of vulnerable people in Somerset are set to lose a crucial lifeline when their daily Meals on Wheels service is axed. The service has been provided by the Women's Royal Voluntary Service since 1947 and currently serves over 2,400 meals a week

  • Care 'village' fears

    BOSSES at the firm behind plans for an exclusive £12million retirement village at Dunball have accepted an invitation to meet families living in the area to hear concerns about the impact of the proposed development. Last week, the Mercury revealed that

  • Sun brings smile to face of organizers

    BLAZING sunshine helped break attendance records at the Royal Cornwall Show for the second year in succession. Numbers were up by nearly 5,000 to 124,162 showing once more that the county show is as popular as ever. For three days it appeared many of

  • MAN'S LEGS GASHED BY BOAT

    THE owner of a popular seaside restaurant was recovering in hospital yesterday after a horrific powerboat accident in Swanpool bay. Roger Fergus, who owns the Three Mackerel restaurant at Swanpool, suffered severe injuries to both legs after they became

  • Cash for clean-up

    FALMOUTH Civic Soc-iety has agreed to donate £50 to the Clean Harbours operation set up last year by Dave Evans and Roger Green. The society had heard 130 businesses and public bodies had been approached for financial support, but only four along with

  • National interest in revamp scheme

    A SCHEME to transform the historic areas in Falmouth is attracting nationwide attention. The Falmouth Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme (HERS) was a project worth almost £2 million and now Carrick district council is being asked to demonstrate its

  • Paying respects to fallen

    FOUR teenagers from Penryn College had the experience of a lifetime when they travelled to Normandy to take part in the D-Day remembrance ceremonies. Jake Serviour, Matthew Chapman, Tom Day and Will Dove joined around 25 members and carers from the Cornwall

  • Town's carnival will go ahead!

    THIS year's Falmouth Carnival will now go-ahead after the people behind Falmouth Week came up with a rescue package to save the popular community event. Last week, the Falmouth and Penryn Lions Club announced that after 14 years of running the event,

  • Shipping Intelligence

    Tuesday, June 7 - British tanker British Enterprise (23,682/01) moved from Falmouth Bay to Carrick Roads anchorage. Salvage tug Anglian Princess (2,258/02) arrived from Mounts Bay and anchored in the Roads. Whitstar (1,116/68) sailed from the docks for

  • SALESMEN TARGET THE DISABLED

    A DISABLED Porthleven man has claimed that data protection laws are failing vulnerable people, leaving them exposed to the hard-sell tactics of large companies selling expensive specialist equipment. Rod Stephens, of The Gue, said he was being bombarded

  • Development trust feels its work is done

    THE trustees of Helston Development Trust, the organisation behind the creation of the town's Flora Centre, in Wendron Street, have decided to call it a day almost exactly 7 years after their first meeting. The trust was formed following a public meeting