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  • Top seeds' demise adds to open drama

    There was a record entry of 134 overall, including a remarkable 66, in the Men's Singles discipline for the Duchy of Cornwall 23rd "Open" Badminton championships, which proved very successful, writes John Tresidder. The event, in its sixth year as a Badminton

  • Record line-up at the City of Truro Half Marathon

    Where will it end? The City of Truro Half Marathon continues to get bigger and bigger each year, with 509 runners, a Cornwall Road Race record, lining up in warm sunshine on the Lemon Quay Piazza on Sunday. Runners in this popular event, round 11 of the

  • Riders pay tribute to David Paull

    More than 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who turned out for a charity bike run, stood in silence in Truro on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for David Paull who died on Saturday after a long illness, writes Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union president

  • Best result yet

    RICHARD Thomas from Helston and Kevin Woodley from Redruth went to Northiam, Sussex, to take part in the 2005 ACU/Speedway Star British Masters Championship 1000cc Sidecar Grasstrack Outfit at the weekend. They managed to achieve their best result to

  • Back-to-back league wins

    TWO wins in successive games was the norm a few seasons ago, but now it represents a major step forward in the rehabilitation of Porthleven's SWL side. The last time Port won back-to-back games was April 17 and 23, 2004, against Tavistock 4-2 and against

  • Top seeds' demise adds to open drama

    There was a record entry of 134 overall, including a remarkable 66, in the Men's Singles discipline for the Duchy of Cornwall 23rd "Open" Badminton championships, which proved very successful, writes John Tresidder. The event, in its sixth year as a Badminton

  • Cornwall schoolboys race into country's top teams

    Cornwall were selected by Cornwall Schoolboy Scramble Club's team managers to represent Cornwall at the National Motocross Team Event. The two-day event, hosted by last year's winners, The Cotswolds Motocross Club attracted 340 riders from all over Britain

  • Riders pay tribute to David Paull

    More than 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who turned out for a charity bike run, stood in silence in Truro on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for David Paull who died on Saturday after a long illness, writes Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union president

  • Top seeds' demise adds to open drama

    There was a record entry of 134 overall, including a remarkable 66, in the Men's Singles discipline for the Duchy of Cornwall 23rd "Open" Badminton championships, which proved very successful, writes John Tresidder. The event, in its sixth year as a Badminton

  • Tough for Falmouth

    BODMIN 8pts FALMOUTH 36pts - Falmouth's first round Powergen Vase victory may have been anticipated as Bodmin play in a league below Falmouth, but this was far from a walk-over for the visiting team. It was not until the final quarter of the game that

  • Second half goals help Perran to snatch points

    PENRYN ATHLETIC 0 PERRANPORTH 2 - TWO second half goals earned Jolly's Combination League newcomers Perranporth all three points from their visit to Kernick Road. It also lifted them above Athletic in the table by virtue of having scored one more goal

  • Top seeds' demise adds to open drama

    There was a record entry of 134 overall, including a remarkable 66, in the Men's Singles discipline for the Duchy of Cornwall 23rd "Open" Badminton championships, which proved very successful, writes John Tresidder. The event, in its sixth year as a Badminton

  • Record line-up at the City of Truro Half Marathon

    Where will it end? The City of Truro Half Marathon continues to get bigger and bigger each year, with 509 runners, a Cornwall Road Race record, lining up in warm sunshine on the Lemon Quay Piazza on Sunday. Runners in this popular event, round 11 of the

  • Cornwall schoolboys race into country's top teams

    TWENTY young Motocross riders from across Cornwall were selected by Cornwall Schoolboy Scramble Club's team managers to represent Cornwall at the National Motocross Team Event. The two-day event, hosted by last year's winners, The Cotswolds Motocross

  • Riders pay tribute to David Paull

    More than 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who turned out for a charity bike run, stood in silence in Truro on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for David Paull who died on Saturday after a long illness, writes Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union president

  • Mankee shows way forward

    Kingsbridge 10pts Camborne 27pts - Camborne enjoyed a comfortable passage into the Intermediate Cup 2nd round after seeing off a committed Kingsbridge. Coach Brian Andrew was pleased with the disciplined defence and patience of his side against their

  • Top seeds' demise adds to open drama

    There was a record entry of 134 overall, including a remarkable 66, in the Men's Singles discipline for the Duchy of Cornwall 23rd "Open" Badminton championships, which proved very successful, writes John Tresidder. The event, in its sixth year as a Badminton

  • Riders pay tribute to David Paull

    More than 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who turned out for a charity bike run, stood in silence in Truro on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for David Paull who died on Saturday after a long illness, writes Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union president

  • Sex craze in lay-by outrage

    A bizarre craze that involves performing sex acts in public places - which first hit the national headlines when a well-known footballer admitted taking part in the practice - is now believed to be widespread in Cornwall. The phenomenon is known as "dogging

  • Portloe named best village

    PORTLOE, the winning village in the 2005 Cornwall Best Kept Village competition has been honoured at a presentation event. Stuart Cook of Calor presented representatives of Portloe - Cornwall's 2005 Best Kept Village - with a framed certificate in recognition

  • Record day for biker run

    a record number of riders took advantage of the glorious sunshine on Sunday to take part in the 18th annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle run. Over 900 bikers, 100 more than the previous record, filled Garras Wharf in Truro taking part in a minute's

  • Dumped kittens saved

    TWO kittens dumped outside the Tesco store in Redruth in a cardboard box are looking for new homes after being rescued by local vets Usher and Edwards. The practice in Drump Road, Redruth, sent down a nurse after receiving a call for help from worried

  • Tickets on sale for Flambards panto

    Tickets have gone on sale for the star-studded professional production, The Legend of Jack and the Beanstalk, being performed in the 400-seater Kingsford Venue at Flambards, Helston, from Friday December 23 to Sunday January 1. Produced by Hammond Feel

  • £48,000 worth of equipment stolen

    THIEVES raided the adult education centre in Pool at the weekend getting away with 45 laptop computers as well as flatscreen TVs worth over £48,000. The break in took place at the Link into Learning centre in Chariot Road after the alarms both inside

  • Third place for Windwhistle pair

    A SUPERB inward half of 32 on Saturday helped hoist the Windwhistle professional, Paul Deeprose and his amateur partner Gary French into a tie for third place in Europe's biggest pro-am championship. For the full story read the Chard and Ilminster News

  • Narrow cup defeat

    HAVING won a league match at Avon last week, Chard were forced to make eight changes for this Powergen Junior Cup match against Cullompton, and went down narrowly by 15pts-10. The full story is in this week's Chard and Ilminster News

  • Winning ways

    Winners of a travel competition organised by Redruth Post Office made their way to the outlet at the weekend to collect their prizes. Pictured with their goodies, being handed over by post office staff member Julie Williams, are David Rosevear, 12, from

  • Cleeve forwards too quick for Ilminster

    ILMINSTER took an under-strength side to Cleeve West Town on Saturday and lost 3-0 in the Premier Division of the Somerset League. For the full story see the Chard and Ilminster News

  • Lay-by sex craze outrage

    A bizarre craze that involves performing sex acts in public places - which first hit the national headlines when a well-known footballer admitted taking part in the practice - is now believed to be widespread in Cornwall. The phenomenon is known as "dogging

  • Combe draw

    COMBE St Nicholas drew 0-0 with Frome Collegians at home, in Division Two of the Somerset County League. Combe are lying mid-table in the league with ten points, and they have another home fixture on Saturday when they play Burnham United Reserves.

  • Crackdown on domestic abuse

    THE proportion of reported domestic abuse cases brought to justice in the western area of Somerset has significantly increased over the past year, new figures reveal. Almost three-quarters of reported offences were successful ly prosecuted over the past

  • MP calls for council tax re-think

    SOMERTON MP David Heath is fully supportive of the Liberal Democrat proposal to introduce a fairer tax system. Mr Heath, speaking from the LibDem party conference at Blackpool this week, pledged his backing to the campaign ahead of a key not speech entitled

  • Funeral for Penryn Stalwart

    ONE of Penryn's best known residents and a stalwart of town affairs has died. Tom Moore, who had been taken into hospital on the eve of this year's Penryn Fair Day, was 86. Mr Moore, who like his friend and former town clerk, Eric Dawkins, was originally

  • PO will sell food

    Helston's main post office is to become a Londis convenience store in a major six-figure sum revamp. The Packet can this week reveal plans for the Coinagehall Street outlet, which include extended opening hours and additional facilities. When operational

  • Sailors wave farewell to Dulverton

    THE TANG of briny wafted into Dulverton at the weekend as sailors from the Royal Navy ship that bears the name of the town sailed in. But as landlubbers of the town entertained the seafarers, the reception was tinged with sadness, as HMS Dulverton is

  • Gallery to mount campaign to house national masterpiece

    FALMOUTH Art Gallery with the assistance of Packet Newspapers has mounted a campaign to house in Cornwall a nationally acknowledged masterpiece. The work, entitled Study of a Head, was painted in 1933 by Ben Nicholson and is a tender love portrait of

  • 900 bikers in 'record' run

    A record number of riders took advantage of the glorious sunshine on Sunday to take part in the 18th annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle run. Over 900 bikers, 100 more than the previous record, filled Garras Wharf in Truro taking part in a minute's

  • Missing hat turns up at Packet reception

    An irreplaceable hat that mysteriously vanished almost a month ago has been returned to its rightful owner with a little help from the Packet. On August 31, the Packet reported that a unique Bass top hat, which belonged to former steam-car enthusiast

  • Bungalow bid

    A PLAN to build 12 bungalows at the end of Cedar Close in Chard is due to be approved today (Wednesday). Members of South Somerset District Council's Area West Committee will be recommended to approve the application from developer M.J.Jeanes. The site

  • Red Cross Under Fire

    AN Ilminster man has told of his sadness and anger after the British Red Cross axed a medical service which was run by his family for 17 years. Bill England and his late wife, Sylvie, have used the British Red Cross hut in Wharf Lane to distribute wheelchairs

  • Swim pool under debate

    A SERIES of projects for Ilminster will be discussed by district planners tonight (Wednesday). Members of South Somerset District Council's Area West Committee will learn of the status of more than 30 long and short-term Ilminster Forum projects, including

  • Meeting to save hut

    ILMINSTER councillors Kim Turner and Margaret Excell are calling on residents to attend a meeting on Sunday to discuss the future of the British Red Cross hut in Wharf Lane. Both are hopeful that the building, which is owned by the Ilminster Education

  • PO will sell food

    Helston's main post office is to become a Londis convenience store in a major six-figure sum revamp. The Packet can this week reveal plans for the Coinagehall Street outlet, which include extended opening hours and additional facilities. When operational

  • Mini Moto madness

    Youths are terrorising an area of Helston following a boom in the latest craze of "Mini Motos". Groups of five or six teenagers at a time are taking these so-called mini motorcycles to the former Arlington Garage site, on Penzance Road, to ride them almost

  • Car park horror

    Police are hunting for a man with an Eastern European accent who tried to steal the car of a woman in the car par of Helston's Tesco superstore. The attempted robbery happened just after dusk at 8.45pm on September. The man grabbed the woman by her lapels

  • Big birthday for St John Ambulance

    WELLINGTON St John Ambulance division has celebrated its 75th anniversary in style. The division, which opened in 1935, has been at its current headquarters in Victoria Street since 1939. For further details, get this week's Wellington edition of the

  • Cornwall schoolboys race into country's top teams

    TWENTY young Motocross riders from across Cornwall were selected by Cornwall Schoolboy Scramble Club's team managers to represent Cornwall at the National Motocross Team Event. The two-day event, hosted by last year's winners, The Cotswolds Motocross

  • Record line-up at the City of Truro Half Marathon

    Where will it end? The City of Truro Half Marathon continues to get bigger and bigger each year, with 509 runners, a Cornwall Road Race record, lining up in warm sunshine on the Lemon Quay Piazza on Sunday. Runners in this popular event, round 11 of the

  • Record line-up at the City of Truro Half Marathon

    Where will it end? The City of Truro Half Marathon continues to get bigger and bigger each year, with 509 runners, a Cornwall Road Race record, lining up in warm sunshine on the Lemon Quay Piazza on Sunday. Runners in this popular event, round 11 of the

  • Cornwall schoolboys race into country's top teams

    TWENTY young Motocross riders from across Cornwall were selected by Cornwall Schoolboy Scramble Club's team managers to represent Cornwall at the National Motocross Team Event. The two-day event, hosted by last year's winners, The Cotswolds Motocross

  • Riders pay tribute to David Paull

    More than 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts who turned out for a charity bike run, stood in silence in Truro on Sunday morning as a mark of respect for David Paull who died on Saturday after a long illness, writes Cornwall Centre Auto Cycle Union president

  • Athletic go on scoring spree

    HARROW HILL 2 PENRYN ATHLETIC 5 - MAKING their debut in the FA Carlsberg Vase, Penryn Athletic pulled off a stunning victory away to Harrow Hill in Gloucestershire on Saturday. The Hellenic League division one (West) side were hot favourites to win this

  • Reds lifted by home victory

    Saturday's 34-15 victory at home against Harrogate, who lost for the third time, lifts Redruth into fifth place in National Division Two. The match was honoured by the visit of two of the RFU's top officials. Chief executive Francis Baron and Malcolm

  • Record line-up at the City of Truro Half Marathon

    Where will it end? The City of Truro Half Marathon continues to get bigger and bigger each year, with 509 runners, a Cornwall Road Race record, lining up in warm sunshine on the Lemon Quay Piazza on Sunday. Runners in this popular event, round 11 of the

  • Cornwall schoolboys race into country's top teams

    TWENTY young Motocross riders from across Cornwall were selected by Cornwall Schoolboy Scramble Club's team managers to represent Cornwall at the National Motocross Team Event. The two-day event, hosted by last year's winners, The Cotswolds Motocross

  • All smiles as City end wait

    TRURO CITY 3 LAUNCESTON 1 - TRURO City have finally found the magic winning formula after defeating Launceston 3-1 in a first qualifying round of the FA Vase. For an hour the performance was similar to those that had gone before this season, but once

  • Portloe named best village

    PORTLOE, the winning village in the 2005 Cornwall Best Kept Village competition has been honoured at a presentation event. Stuart Cook of Calor presented representatives of Portloe - Cornwall's 2005 Best Kept Village - with a framed certificate in recognition

  • Hundreds of new homes for Norton Fitzwarren

    NORTON Fitzwarren residents can find out details of proposals to build hundreds of new homes on the former Taunton Cider. The plans will be unveiled at a public exhibition in the village hall on Saturday, October 1. Full details appear in this week's

  • 'Record' run for Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle gathering

    A record number of riders took advantage of the glorious sunshine on Sunday to take part in the 18th annual Martin Jennings Memorial Motorcycle run. Over 900 bikers, 100 more than the previous record, filled Garras Wharf in Truro taking part in a minute's

  • Fun order of the day at annual show

    THE tenth Illogan and district anniversary Fun Show, Gymkhana and Novelty Dog Show was held in damp conditions, but everyone who took part enjoyed the occasion. It started out grey then turned sunny before absolutely tipping down with rain around lunch

  • Robins secure point with Watson strike

    CHARD Town fought out a 1 - 1 draw away to Wiltshire side Biddestone on Saturday. Both sides had a number of scoring chances to win the match but neither was able to provide the finishing touch to get that vital goal. For the full story, see the Chard

  • Talented rugby player dies at 37

    THE Cornish rugby world was this week attempting to come to terms with death of Tony Mead, one of the best-known players of his generation. Tony, who was a police officer, died after taking part in a charity cycle ride last Wednesday. He was 37. The ride

  • Two hurt and one dead in A30 incidents

    POLICE think they may now know the identity of the driver of a car who was burnt beyond recognition following an horrific single-vehicle collision last week It is believed that the deceased man lived outside Devon and Cornwall. Identification has still

  • Hundreds of homes for Norton Fitzwarren

    PROPOSALS for a massive housing and employment development on the site of the former Taunton Cider will be unveiled to villagers at Norton Fitzwarren. The plans will be made public at an exhibition on Saturday, October 1. Further details appear in Thursday's

  • No need to panic

    SIGNS of a petrol crisis in Bridgwater have subsided and garages are this week predicting that fuel prices will begin to drop. Panic buying at the beginning of last week meant garages were selling up to three times more petrol than usual, with some pumps

  • Lay-by sex craze outrage

    A bizarre craze that involves performing sex acts in public places - which first hit the national headlines when a well-known footballer admitted taking part in the practice - is now believed to be widespread in Cornwall. The phenomenon is known as "dogging

  • MP praises college

    Praise has been given to Penryn College for their work in encouraging youngsters to take part in sport. Sports minister Richard Caborne visited the college to unveil a National Lottery Blue Plaque to mark the opening of its new Lottery funded sports facilities

  • Victory meal fit for national hero

    This year's Falmouth Oyster Festival will mark the bicentenary of Nelson's heroic exploits at the Battle of Trafalgar, with a special themed dinner in celebration of his great victory on Friday, October 21 at the Oyster festival marquee. The event organisers

  • Riders' Square route

    In the early hours of Saturday morning, 20 teams of cyclists numbering 80 in total, set off on a journey which soon became known as Square to Square. The cyclists left Falmouth's events square on route for Trafalgar Square in London on what is called

  • Penryn B&Q looks assured

    The future of a multi-million pound DIY store planned for Penryn was assured this week despite an announcement that B&Q is to close 22 of its stores nationwide. "All is still going according to plan for the proposed B&Q store at Penryn. We have

  • Lay-by sex craze outrage

    A bizarre craze that involves performing sex acts in public places - which first hit the national headlines when a well-known footballer admitted taking part in the practice - is now believed to be widespread in Cornwall. The phenomenon is known as "dogging

  • Funeral for Penryn Stalwart

    ONE of Penryn's best known residents and a stalwart of town affairs has died. Tom Moore, who had been taken into hospital on the eve of this year's Penryn Fair Day, was 86. Mr Moore, who like his friend and former town clerk, Eric Dawkins, was originally

  • Yeovil go down fighting

    YEOVIL Town fell out of the Carling Cup competition last night (Tuesday) when they lost 2-1 at home to Championship outfit Millwall. The Glovers dominated the first-half, but could not seize the advantage. The opening 15 minutes of the second period was

  • Couple cash in the fish 'n' chips

    A popular fish and chip shop in Helston that has been in the same family for almost 20 years has been taken over by new owners. Hutchinson's Fish and Chip Shop, at the top of Meneage Steet, had been run by Coleen and David Hutchinson for nearly two decades

  • FLAHERTY

    FLAHERTY Freda May Ruth. Passed from this life to the next on 30th November 2004. Special birthday memories for 27th September. I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind, the days I do not think of you are very hard to find. There will always