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  • Vice-chairman resigns role in referees' society

    THE vice-chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Referees' Society, Andy Watts, has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mr Watts said: "I have attempted to move various areas of Cornwall RRS activities forward, some personally from re-appointments and

  • Vice-chairman resigns role in referees' society

    THE vice-chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Referees' Society, Andy Watts has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mr Watts said: "I have attempted to move various areas of Cornwall RRS activities forward, some personally from re-appointments and

  • County reverse cup semi-finals

    WHATEVER the outcome of the semi-finals, the Cornwall County FA's Easter Monday Finals is guaranteed to have a "David v Goliath" Senior Cup final. At last week's draw at the county FA headquarters, the Duchy's two "big guns", St Blazey and Bodmin Town

  • Cornwall's final game

    For their final group fixture of the season against Wiltshire in the South West Counties Youth Championship, Cornwall select the same squad that drew 1-1 with Devon at Crediton. Cornwall have drawn both their away fixtures against Hampshire and Devon,

  • Cornwall's final game

    FOR their final group fixture of the season against Wiltshire in the South West Counties Youth Championship, Cornwall select the same squad that drew 1-1 with Devon at Crediton. Cornwall have drawn both their away fixtures against Hampshire and Devon,

  • People's Palace cause upset

    Peoples Palace A caused an upset this week by beating third placed St Ives A 9-1 in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League's premier division. St Ives A were missing the prominence of John Bassett and Palace took full advantage cutting the gap between

  • Under 20s play Somerset

    CORNWALL U20s played their delayed match with Somerset at the , Recreation Ground, Redruth, this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm The selectors have chosen the following team: Baz Hocking (Liskeard-Looe), Lee Taylor (St Ives), Simon Peters (Redruth), Matt Elston

  • Robert and David win by single point

    COLIN Cratchley and Roy Hillyar won the Daily Mail Foursomes qualifier at Praa Sands golf club on Sunday with a nett 65. The rounds were completed in a very strong wind. The pair will go forward to represent the club in the competition. Joe Hill and Jess

  • Two points to spare for Jill and Margaret

    JILL Simmons and Margaret Melton were the winners of last week's Winter League competition held at Mullion. Their return of 38 points was two better than second placed Beryl Sibley and Lydia Gilbert. Mullion's juniors played a three ball team competition

  • We must pay the going rate for talented staff

    WHEN we go into a shop and buy something, there is a trading standards department at Cornwall county council that will ensure we get a fair deal. When our house catches fire, or we are trapped in a crashed car, the fire brigade will be there. When we

  • Who authorised the flying of the EU flag?

    NICE article on Page 7 of last week's Packet. I'd love to see the same format used to identify the councillors who voted in favour of regularly flying the flag bearing the logo of the EU outside County Hall in Truro. On January 10 I wrote to John Sawle

  • Do we really need a highly paid chief officer?

    WHY does Cornwall county council need a highly paid chief executive? (How I hate that word, both the noun and the adjective). There is a leader and a chairman, plus a horde of councillors - are they not enough to run the county? Miss P Collier, Ellen

  • A slur on those who did so much work

    MARGARET Norton (Packet letters, January 26) did herself and her group a dis-service by attacking not only myself, my present action group, but also the many previous members of the regeneration group who, under my chairmanship from 1997-2003 carried

  • Where are all these free car parks?

    WITH reference to the story "Plans to tighten the belt of expenditure" (Packet, February 2), I was intrigued to see Mr Clayton's comments that Kerrier does not charge for car parking from October through to February, thus losing revenue. Where does this

  • Chavs night out in Truro

    They are chavs straight out of Newport who grabbed the rapping world by its trainer flaps last year with Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do, their first single which stormed the charts. They're Goldie Lookin Chain who will be kicking up a fuss at the

  • Zombies are coming to town

    In the early 60s four teenagers formed a group destined to achieve top ten hits on both sides of the Atlantic, sell millions of records and carve a niche in the history of pop music. The Zombies struck gold with their debut single She's Not There and

  • County reverse cup semi-finals

    WHATEVER the outcome of the semi-finals, the Cornwall County FA's Easter Monday Finals is guaranteed to have a "David v Goliath" Senior Cup final. At last week's draw at the county FA headquarters, the Duchy's two "big guns", St Blazey and Bodmin Town

  • People's Palace cause upset

    PEOPLES Palace A caused an upset this week by beating third placed St Ives A 9-1 in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League's premier division. St Ives A were missing the prominence of John Bassett and Palace took full advantage cutting the gap between

  • County reverse cup semi-finals

    WHATEVER the outcome of the semi-finals, the Cornwall County FA's Easter Monday Finals is guaranteed to have a "David v Goliath" Senior Cup final. At last week's draw at the county FA headquarters, the Duchy's two "big guns", St Blazey and Bodmin Town

  • Under 20s play Somerset

    CORNWALL U20s played their delayed match with Somerset at the Recreation Ground, Redruth, this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm The selectors have chosen the following team: Baz Hocking (Liskeard-Looe), Lee Taylor (St Ives), Simon Peters (Redruth), Matt Elston

  • Athletes dominate as title virtually assured

    CORNWALL Athletic Club's Senior Men's team were in top form in the season's fifth Westward Cross Country League race at Paignton last weekend. A very strong 11-man squad dominated the race with Dave Buzza, Dan Simons, Ollie Shilston and Chris Harry firmly

  • Hancock dents United's hopes

    ANY hope that Redruth United had of winning the One and All Sports Mining League division two was dashed as they threw away the game against a Frogpool/Cusgarne team with a point to prove and who worked hard throughout the game before scoring with five

  • County champions

    FALMOUTH Cricket Club are the indoor cricket six-a-side county champions for the third successive year after beating Werrington at Fowey Leisure Centre on Tuesday evening by 46 runs. Falmouth, having been put in, went about the task with purpose scoring

  • Martin's goal clinches last-minute win

    MULLION 1 PENRYN ATHLETIC 2 TWO players were taken to hospital during a match that offered a whole new description to the clich of a "game of two halves" and summed up an eventful Jolly's Combination League game at Clifden Park. An injury to Penryn goalkeeper

  • Great start for ladies

    FALMOUTH Golf Club's ladies began their 2005 season with a first round match in the Mail on Sunday Golf Club Classic. The team of Melanie Temple, Kathy Wells, Lynne Dickinson, Lena Holland, Val Trevithick and Liz Shone were on top form to win five matches

  • No shortage of goals as top sides pick up points

    THERE was no shortage of goals in the Whirlwind Sports Falmouth-Helston League division one with all the leading sides doing well. Leaders St Day were 3-0 winners against Stithians after scoring through Tom Rosenfeld, Perran Cook and Stuart Reynolds and

  • Wheels come off big-time against rivals

    GOONHAVERN 5 FALMOUTH TOWN 0 THE wheels came off in spectacular fashion for Falmouth Town after they were beaten 5-0 by Jolly's Combination League title rivals Goonhavern. This latest defeat leaves Town's hopes in tatters and their only way back is a

  • Penair's stirring display

    AFTER the appalling conditions at Bideford, Truro and Bristol, Penair's cross country athletes were delighted to be greeted with bright sunshine for a change when they visited Paignton on Saturday. Underfoot, however, the ground was still very wet; sodden

  • Manager's position terminated

    THERE has been plenty of speculation over the past couple of weeks, but Penryn Athletic have finally decided to part company with manager John Dent . Following a meeting of the club's committee last week, a letter was subsequently sent to Mr Dent informing

  • Stylish Town back on song

    FALMOUTH TOWN 6 TORPOINT 1 FALMOUTH Town clocked up their first win in 2005 in some style. Entertaining third from bottom Torpoint Athletic, Town didn't really have to stretch themselves, but they were never allowed to dwell on their supremacy despite

  • County reverse cup semi-finals

    WHATEVER the outcome of the semi-finals, the Cornwall County FA's Easter Monday Finals is guaranteed to have a "David v Goliath" Senior Cup final. At last week's draw at the county FA headquarters, the Duchy's two "big guns", St Blazey and Bodmin Town

  • Under 20s play Somerset

    CORNWALL U20s played their delayed match with Somerset at the , Recreation Ground, Redruth, this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm The selectors have chosen the following team: Baz Hocking (Liskeard-Looe), Lee Taylor (St Ives), Simon Peters (Redruth), Matt Elston

  • Charlotte plays with maestro

    THE internationally renowned pianist Sandro Bartoli flew in to Cornwall last week from a concert tour of South America to give a recital in a local school. Truro School is currently holding a piano festival to celebrate its new £50,000 Steinway concert

  • Houses prices go up as sales fall

    THE full extent of the slow-down in the Cornish property market towards the end of last year has been revealed in the latest release of data from the Land Registry. House sales in the county slumped by more than 40% in the final quarter of 2004 compared

  • Extension agreed for hospital

    THE Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been given the go-ahead for a multi-million pound expansion of the accident and emergency department and new ward space at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The new building will provide additional space for resuscitation

  • Cabbies Rescue Hit and Run Victim

    The selfless actions of two taxi drivers, their passengers and three off-duty policemen made one rescuer "proud" to come from Burnham after a team effort to help a man left for dead. In the early hours of Sunday morning, taxi driver Alan Miller, of Custom

  • New Gates At Marine Cove Will Recall the Battle of Trafalgar

    Wrought iron gates are being installed at Marine Cove in burnham to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar - and also stop vandals getting in. Two sets of gates will be fitted at the entrance of the gardens, another set by the side of the pergola, and railings

  • House prices go up as sales fall

    THE full extent of the slow-down in the Cornish property market towards the end of last year has been revealed in the latest release of data from the Land Registry. House sales in the county slumped by more than 40% in the final quarter of 2004 compared

  • House prices go up as sales fall

    The full extent of the slow-down in the Cornish property market towards the end of last year has been revealed in the latest release of data from the Land Registry. House sales in the county slumped by more than 40% in the final quarter of 2004 compared

  • Derelict site could be £5 million bock of flats

    A £5 millioN project for 46 flats, half of which would be affordable homes offered at prices well below market value, is being proposed for a derelict site at College Hill, Penryn. The plan involves the demolition of the existing buildings - the former

  • Detached home in historic park

    A detached modern family home located on the renowned Tehidy Park estate near Camborne in Cornwall is on the market with Miller Countrywide at a guide price of £365,000. The house at 3 The Copse, offers 4/5 bedroom accommodation in lightly wooded surroundings

  • Express joins forces with Careline

    THE Yeovil Express has once again joined forces with the South Somerset Careline organisation which supports vulnerable people and saves lives in the community. And now the Express is offering people the chance to have a one-month free trial of the Careline

  • Physio's pension fears

    A YEOVIL physiotherapist is backing a campaign against changes the Government is planning to make to her pension. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is encouraging its 45,000 members to voice their concerns by writing to their local MP and by taking

  • Learning disability DVD launched

    A DVD for people with learning disabilities was launched at a Taunton college last week. For the full story see this Friday's County Gazette.

  • Moviemakers Are Putting Bridgwater on The Map

    Talented filmmakers from Bridgwater are in the final stages of making a documentary looking at the youth scene in the area. Three students from Bridgwater College have been working with the Detached Youth Team, part of Somerset County Council's Youth

  • Horror In The Back Garden

    A "feeding frenzy" were the words a horrified Bridgwater man used to describe scenes in his back garden when a 20-strong group of hounds broke in to tear apart an animal. Douglas baker told the Mercury dogs filled his Chedzoy Lane garden and ripped an

  • EASTENDERS HEAD WEST!

    FALMOUTH is set to become the new Walford this weekend as an Eastenders star shows himself to be a diamond geezer with a heart of gold. Steve McFadden - aka East End bad boy Phil Mitchell - is bringing fellow cast members, past and present, from the BBC1

  • IT'S HAPPENED YET AGAIN!

    A MAINTENANCE worker has suffered serious injuries in yet another crash on a stretch of road near Helston that in the past few weeks alone has claimed two lives and been the scene of a number of other accidents. The roadside worker - a 57-year-old man

  • MoT testing for walking sticks

    PENSIONERS registered at two surgeries in Minehead are to get the chance to have an 'MoT test' on their walking sticks. For the full story see this Friday's Gazette.

  • Hopes high for big show entry

    THE Falmouth Spring Flower Show takes place on March 19 and 20 and hopes are high that the entries will be up and more people than ever will take part. The venue for this year's event is the Princess Pavilion with the much-sought-after prizes being presented

  • Falmouth Week needs new ideas

    THE contract to run the shoreside entertainment at this year's Falmouth Week has been put out to tender after the company set to run it failed to reach agreement with the organisers. Flushing-based Wave Productions, run by Rob and Lucinda Rimmington,

  • EASTENDERS HEAD WEST!

    FALMOUTH is set to become the new Walford this weekend as an Eastenders star shows himself to be a diamond geezer with a heart of gold. Steve McFadden - aka East End bad boy Phil Mitchell - is bringing fellow cast members, past and present, from the BBC1

  • Harmonious transactions

    THE Cornish Christmas Harmony Choir presented cheques to local charities at a special presentation evening at Falmouth Rugby Club. The choir raised £971 on Christmas Eve by singing through Falmouth's streets. Bosvale Community Centre, Active Blind Leisure

  • Controversial Tetra mast toppled at Mawnan field

    A CONTROVERSIAL Tetra mast near Mawnan Smith was at "half-mast" last week in what appeared to be an act of defiance by frustrated protestors. The police communication mast, put up without planning permission by telecommunication company MMO2 over three

  • SPAR raises over £8k

    A CHEQUE for over £8,000 raised by Spar during the world's biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer relief has been handed over at the store's Falmouth branch. Calvin Lovelock (left), a fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Relief, accepted

  • Living nightmare

    RESIDENTS of Jocelyn Park in Chard have taken action to stop the anti-social behaviour and vandalism they say is blighting their lives. One resident contacted the News last week to say her neighbourhood has been on the receiving end of a host of petty

  • High tides

    FALMOUTH Friday, Feb 18 12.17 (3.9) -------- ------- Saturday, Feb 19 01.08 (4.0) 13.56 (3.9) Sunday, Feb 20 02.25 (4.2) 15.01 (4.2) Monday, Feb 21 03.21 (4.5) 15.52 (4.5) Tuesday, Feb 22 04.07 (4.8) 16.34 (4.7) Wednesday, Feb 23 04.47 (5.0) 17.11 (4.9

  • Triton back in business

    THE revolutionary designed research vessel Triton, the world's largest trimaran, has arrived from Portsmouth for drydocking following her acquisition by Gardline Shipping Limited (GSL), the Great Yarmouth-based shipping company. Triton berthed alongside

  • Jevo wanted the match ball!

    Yeovil Town hat-trick hero Phil Jevons said he was quick to claim the match ball following the 4-2 victory over Bristol Rovers on Saturday. "Sometimes the referees don't realise and walk down the tunnel and you never see it again so I was happy to have

  • YTISA in away day documentary

    TELEVISION documentary producers have selected to follow the Yeovil Town Independent Supporters' Association on the forthcoming trip to Grimsby as part of a new Sky One television show about football away days. Anyone wishing to travel to Grimsby and

  • New pub backed after complaints

    AN application for a public house and warehouse to be built on land at Harts Close, Ilminster, was recommended for approval at last week's town council planning committee meeting. The plans submitted by Pathfinder Pubs, which is owned by Wolverhampton

  • Derby After A Wash-Out

    Football took its worst hammering of the winter last weekend, with water-logged pitches ruling out all but a handful of matches in the local area. The big game this Saturday is the Somerset County League third-division local derby between Berrow and Burnham

  • Robbery attempt at village post office

    PEOPLE in St Keverne were left shocked this week after a man attempted to rob the village post office. The man entered the post office at around 5.15pm on Monday as sub-postmistress Sue Knight was preparing to shut up shop for the day. He verbally threatened

  • House prices go up as sales fall

    THE full extent of the slow-down in the Cornish property market towards the end of last year has been revealed in the latest release of data from the Land Registry. House sales in the county slumped by more than 40% in the final quarter of 2004 compared

  • More than £3 million donated to ShelterBox

    DONATIONS to the Helston-based ShelterBox Trust have passed the £3million mark - just six weeks after the Boxing Day tsunami that devastated parts of South East Asia. Money has poured in from around the country, but much of it has come from Cornwall,

  • County reverse cup semi-finals

    WHATEVER the outcome of the semi-finals, the Cornwall County FA's Easter Monday Finals is guaranteed to have a "David v Goliath" Senior Cup final. At last week's draw at the county FA headquarters, the Duchy's two "big guns", St Blazey and Bodmin Town

  • People's Palace cause upset

    PEOPLES Palace A caused an upset this week by beating third placed St Ives A 9-1 in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League's premier division. St Ives A were missing the prominence of John Bassett and Palace took full advantage cutting the gap between

  • Under 20s play Somerset

    CORNWALL u20s played their delayed match with Somerset at the , Recreation Ground, Redruth, this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm The selectors have chosen the following team: Baz Hocking (Liskeard-Looe), Lee Taylor (St Ives), Simon Peters (Redruth), Matt Elston

  • Manager's position terminated

    THERE has been plenty of speculation over the past couple of weeks, but Penryn Athletic have finally decided to part company with manager John Dent . Following a meeting of the club's committee last week, a letter was subsequently sent to Mr Dent informing

  • Annual awards are presented at dinner

    HELSTON and District Rifle Club held a dinner at the Queens Arms, Breage at which presentations were made to the successful teams and individuals over the past 12 months. A special presentation was made to the retiring secretary of the club, Mrs Susan

  • Narrow win for Angel

    WINS from Dave Robinson, James Williams and Glynn Meredith helped the Angel to a 5-4 win over Helston RBL A last week in division 1 of the West Cornwall Winter Pool League. The Legion remain second but are now 21 points behind Wendron CC, who won all

  • Porthleven unable to hold to lead

    PORTHLEVEN 2 HOLMANS 5 THIS looks like a comprehensive victory for the visitors, but they had to come back from a two goal deficit after just half an hour of the contest to clinch victory. Porthleven started sharply and pressurised Holmans all over the

  • League leaders suffer the Blues

    RNAS Culdrose 2 Helston 3 RNAS Culdrose still lead the Jolly's Combination League after their defeat by Helston but their hopes of a possible title tilt were severely dented by this local derby reverse. Just a point adrift with five games in hand, the

  • Mullion giftwrap points

    MULLION 1 PENRYN ATHLETIC 2 TWO players were taken to hospital during a match that offered a whole new description to the clich of a "game of two halves" and summed up an eventful Jolly's Combination League game at Clifden Park. An injury to Penryn goalkeeper

  • Officers also enjoy other valuable benefits

    LITTLE or nothing has been said about the massive contributions the county council is making each month towards officers' pensions. Peter Stethridge, if he retires after 40 years service, will enjoy a pension of £70,000 per annum. Additionally, they enjoy

  • Salaries a matter of genuine public interest

    WITH reference to your recent reports regarding the salaries of top officers at County Hall, I feel that there are two important issues involved. The first issue is the level of the salaries, which were recommended by external consultants. I and all the

  • Well-run youth centre would not be a problem

    WITH reference to the front page of last week's Packet, I would like to challenge Mr Simmons. The kids in Camborne have nothing and nowhere to go, hence they, like all kids of a certain age, get bored and start mis-behaving, causing trouble, and once

  • Lib Dem MP is looking to get his P45

    IN response to Mr Matthew Taylor MP's letter last week, the Liberal Democrats' policy of supporting the Euro, wanting to sign up to the European constitution, abolishing life sentences for murder, wanting lesser sentences for drug crime and extending

  • Vice-chairman resigns role in referees' society

    THE vice-chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Referees' Society, Andy Watts has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mr Watts said: "I have attempted to move various areas of Cornwall RRS activities forward, some personally from re-appointments and

  • Cornwall's final game

    FOR their final group fixture of the season against Wiltshire in the South West Counties Youth Championship, Cornwall select the same squad that drew 1-1 with Devon at Crediton. Cornwall have drawn both their away fixtures against Hampshire and Devon,

  • Vice-chairman resigns role in referees' society

    THE vice-chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Referees' Society, Andy Watts has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mr Watts said: "I have attempted to move various areas of Cornwall RRS activities forward, some personally from re-appointments and

  • Cornwall's final game

    FOR their final group fixture of the season against Wiltshire in the South West Counties Youth Championship, Cornwall select the same squad that drew 1-1 with Devon at Crediton. Cornwall have drawn both their away fixtures against Hampshire and Devon,

  • People's Palace cause upset

    PEOPLES Palace A caused an upset this week by beating third placed St Ives A 9-1 in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League's premier division. St Ives A were missing the prominence of John Bassett and Palace took full advantage cutting the gap between

  • RBL establish six-point

    REDRUTH RBL A hold a six point lead over Clinton SC A after last week's matches in division one of the Mining Snooker League, but Clinton A have a match in hand on their rivals. RBL A beat their own B team 5-1 on Friday, with Andrew Martin beating Robert

  • Under 20s play Somerset

    CORNWALL U20s played their delayed match with Somerset at the , Recreation Ground, Redruth, this Sunday, kick off 2.30pm The selectors have chosen the following team: Baz Hocking (Liskeard-Looe), Lee Taylor (St Ives), Simon Peters (Redruth), Matt Elston

  • Holmans hit back from two-goal deficit

    PORTHLEVEN 2 HOLMANS 5 THIS looks like a comprehensive victory for the visitors, but they had to come back from a two goal deficit after just half an hour of the contest to clinch victory. Porthleven started sharply and pressurised Holmans all over the

  • Perran routed

    PERRANWELL 0 ILLOGAN 4 ILLOGAN were 4-0 winners away to Perranwell in the Jolly's Combination League, but the visitors will be kicking themselves that they didn't win by a bigger margin. Despite playing against the wind in the opening half, Illogan had

  • Penryn qualify for national u17s finals

    FALMOUTH Golf Club's ladies began their 2005 season with a first round match in the Mail on Sunday Golf Club Classic. The team of Melanie Temple, Kathy Wells, Lynne Dickinson, Lena Holland, Val Trevithick and Liz Shone were on top form to win five matches

  • Club to run equivalent masters event

    SNOOKER players in Falmouth and surrounding district will be able to enter a competition that will put themselves on a par with those taking part in the British Masters Championship currently being played out. The idea is the brainchild of Paul Williams

  • Tom and Rachel on England trail

    TRURO School sixth former Tom Swingewood has been selected for training with the England under-18 rugby squad. The second row prop forward has joined the squad of 22 players who are preparing for internationals in March and April against Ireland at Cork

  • City blow it as St Agnes strike with late goals

    St Agnes 4 Truro City 3 TRURO City emphasised their undoubted talent for performing heroics one week and following up with a completely opposite display a week later. Having won away to Jolly's Combination League title favourites Goonhavern the previous

  • Andy breaks City's hearts

    TRURO CITY 1 MILLBROOK 2 TRURO City's supporters will be wondering how their side managed to throw away this Carlsberg SWL game after looking the likelier winners for most of the second half at Treyew Road. They played against a strong wind in the first

  • Vice-chairman resigns role in referees' society

    THE vice-chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Referees' Society, Andy Watts has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mr Watts said: "I have attempted to move various areas of Cornwall RRS activities forward, some personally from re-appointments and

  • Cornwall's final game

    FOR their final group fixture of the season against Wiltshire in the South West Counties Youth Championship, Cornwall select the same squad that drew 1-1 with Devon at Crediton. Cornwall have drawn both their away fixtures against Hampshire and Devon,

  • People's Palace cause upset

    PEOPLES Palace A caused an upset this week by beating third placed St Ives A 9-1 in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League's premier division. St Ives A were missing the prominence of John Bassett and Palace took full advantage cutting the gap between

  • City councillor in attack on car parking charges

    A CITY councillor is challenging car parking charges in Truro. Bert Biscoe, who is directing his attack at Carrick district council and has written a letter to chief executive John Winskill, said: "Is the city here to serve the interests of the council

  • Notting Hill style festival proposed

    THE sounds of samba and the buzz of Notting Hill's legendary street parties could come to Truro later this year if the ambitious plans of the city's carnival team succeed. A new project group called Truro Carnival - Colours of Cornwall launched its plans

  • Four Major Sporting Events for Burnham

    Burnham is gearing itself up for four major sporting events that will test the courage, stamina and fitness of the most hardy of sporting souls - including the return of a popular event last run in the town a dozen years ago. Entry forms are now available

  • Derby After A Wash-Out

    Football took its worst hammering of the winter last weekend, with water-logged pitches ruling out all but a handful of matches in the local area. The big game this Saturday is the Somerset County League third-division local derby between Berrow and Burnham

  • Affordable homes on their way

    HUNDEREDS of affordable new homes are to be built in Camborne, Pool and Redruth. The first area to see construction work is Dolcoath where 350 homes will be built, nearly half of them affordable. The massive overall scheme forms part of a radical new

  • Petition calling for more police grows rapidly

    THOUSANDS of people from Redruth and the surrounding villages have signed a petition calling for better policing in their area. The petition was started two weeks ago by independent Kerrier district councillors Graeme Hicks and Mark Kaczmarek and since

  • New managers come under verbal barrage

    THE former head of Carn Brea Leisure Centre explained for the first time yesterday why she had resigned and made a blistering attack on the new management. Mrs Geraldine Crew led the campaign to save the leisure centre from closure, but said she was unable

  • Period farmhouse over 500 years old

    A DELIGHTFUL period farmhouse believed to date back over 500 years with three letting units, impressive equestrian facilities and land approaching 14 acres is on the market. Treglossick, at St Keverne, is being offered by Miller Countrywide at a guide

  • Three bedroom home by creekside

    A three bedroom single storey residence set in a generous and mature plot enjoying a beautiful creekside setting offering fine views across its own gardens and over is on offer through Miller Countrywide at a guide price of £400,000. The property, called

  • Volunteers are urgently needed

    AN URGENT call has gone out to people living in the Yeovil and surrounding area to help with the work of the Somerset Association for the Blind. There are 900 people within Yeovil and South Somerset who are registered blind or partially sighted and the

  • Hunting ban upon Devon

    WITH the hunting ban coming into force on Friday, Devon and Cornwall Police are going to have their work cut out for them. Police chiefs have said that said the force is "very aware" of the sensitivity of the issue of banning hunting with dogs in England

  • Imerys fined for pollution

    IMERYS Minerals has been ordered to pay £3,168 in fines and costs after liquid china clay escaped into the River Fal. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency was alerted by a member of the public on January 30, 2004 after

  • £2 million council aid for railway line

    CORNWALL county council committed £2million towards an improved rail link between Truro and Falmouth this week. Colin Jarvis, the council's head of transport, said the £5m line would link the Eden Project near St Austell at one end and the National Maritime

  • Blacksmiths on the move

    HAVING been part of the business community of Penryn for the past 100 years, Davey & Jordan, the town's well known master blacksmithing business, is on the move again. Having had three premises in Penryn over the years - in Hill Head, Commercial Road

  • Helping victims

    AN entire night in early January at Gyllingvase Beach Caf, Falmouth, was dedicated to raising money for tsunami victims and a total of £500 was raised. Part owner of the Beach Caf Simon Daw said that he was "glad to be able to do something". The Barnaby

  • High tides

    FALMOUTH Friday, Feb 18 12.17 (3.9) -------- ------- Saturday, Feb 19 01.08 (4.0) 13.56 (3.9) Sunday, Feb 20 02.25 (4.2) 15.01 (4.2) Monday, Feb 21 03.21 (4.5) 15.52 (4.5) Tuesday, Feb 22 04.07 (4.8) 16.34 (4.7) Wednesday, Feb 23 04.47 (5.0) 17.11 (4.9

  • Flushing fishermen lost lives as naval exercise went wrong

    NAVAL exercises off Falmouth during May 1910 resulted in the village of Flushing being plunged into mourning when news reached the shore that the 40ft trawler Olivia, with five local men aboard, had been sunk by a Royal Navy destroyer with the loss of

  • Tasty bacon sandwiches were just the thing

    ON a cold February morning what could be more inviting than a tasty bacon sandwich accompanied by a cup of piping hot tea or coffee to set one up for the day. Down in the Events Square and on Pendennis Point on the morning of Ellen MacArthur's arrival

  • FORTNIGHT'S VISIT

    THOMSON Celebration (the ex Holland America Line Noordam) is pictured being manoeuvred into Number Two drydock earlier this week. The luxury cruiseship will spend two weeks in the yard during which time she will be repainted.

  • Match report: Yeovil Town 4, Bristol Rovers 2

    FOR full match report of Yeovil Town's 4-2 victory over Huish Park see here: COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO YEOVIL TOWN 4, BRISTOL ROVERS 2 STEVE SOWDEN REPORTS FROM HUISH PARK YEOVIL Town produced the perfect response to Bristol Rovers manager Ian Atkins and all

  • Gaffer thanks the fans

    YEOVIL Town manager Gary Johnson has thanked the Glovers' supporters for their fantastic backing during the 4-2 victory over West Country rivals Bristol Rovers. "I'd like to thank our great supporters for the wonderful support they gave me and the lads

  • Pounder's disappointment!

    FORMER Yeovil Town winger Tony Pounder, who also played for Bristol Rovers, was disappointed not to have forced his way into Saturday's matchday programme's Rovers Dream Team. Pounder, who now sits in the Pressbox at Huish Park working for PA, was most

  • Astroturf fears

    THERE are rumours circulating that the Astroturf pitch at Huish Park - a much-valued community asset - could be removed. The pitch is in desperate need of refurbishment after more than ten years of continual use. There are now fears that the pitch may

  • Speculation mounts

    THERE is mounting speculation linking Yeovil Town with Scunthorpe United's out-of-favour striker Paul Hayes (writes Steve Sowden). Although Hayes has scored his fair share of goals this season, he has found himself relegated to the substitutes bench in

  • Yeovil need a comfort zone

    YEOVIL Town boss Gary Johnson has said he is looking for his team to get a 'comfort zone' as the race for promotion gathers speed (writes Steve Sowden). The Glovers travel to Chester City on Saturday hoping to gain a maximum three-point haul and maintain

  • IT'S HAPPENED YET AGAIN!

    A MAINTENANCE worker has suffered serious injuries in yet another crash on a stretch of road near Helston that in the past few weeks alone has claimed two lives and been the scene of a number of other accidents. The roadside worker - a 57-year-old man

  • Students offered places at Oxbridge

    TOP talent - No fewer than six students from Helston Community College have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The high-flyers are David O'Brien, who will read engineering, Will Prior, computer science, Scott Collier, classics,

  • Antiques Roadshow drives in

    A NEW television programme focusing on the things people like to collect and why is to have an episode filmed at Goonhilly satellite earth station. The Goonhilly visitors' centre is to close for three days next month during filming for The 20th Century

  • MP backs bid to protect the pasty

    HELSTON MP Andrew George is backing a bid to protect the traditional Cornish pasty from imitation. Mr George has written to Food Minister Alun Michael urging him to support the Cornish Pasty Association's campaign to obtain official recognition for the

  • Taking matters into their own hands

    MILVERTON Traffic Action group is trying to raise £1,000 to employ a private roads engineer to look at traffic calming in the village. For more details see this Friday's County Gazette.