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13 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

New play area opens at Culdrose family centre

Youngsters of all ages have been enjoying summer at a new play park at the Royal Navy Families Community Centre in Helston. The park was built at the centre with money allocated from a naval fund set aside to refurbish 15 play parks across the Royal Navy estate, and enthusiasm for the park was so great that the Culdrose HIVE devised a competition to give the new facility a name.

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17 hrs ago | Falmouth Packet

Weekend celebration as St Keverne Male Voice Choir marks 70 years of song

St Keverne Male Voice Choir celebrated a landmark anniversary at the weekend - 70 years after singing up a storm to support returning World War II troops. The group was joined for the 70th anniversary concert at St Michael's Church in Helston on Sunday by Marazion Apollo and St Stythians male voice choirs.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Rotary 'Ball Splash at Coronation Park for air ambulance funds

Cober Valley Rotary Club has been having a ball over the last few months - selling entries into its charity event this Sunday. The club is holding its annual Ball Splash, this year in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance, in Coronation Park from 11am on Sunday More than 1,000 balls have been sold.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Falmouth Packet

'Ghetto' fears for huge Helston homes plan

Building 340 homes with only one access road on the edge of Helston could lead to a "ghetto area" cut off from the rest of the town. This was the fear when Helston Town Council's planning committee was asked to consider the outline planning application for this number of homes, plus buildings for offices and a medical practice, on land between Gwealdues and Trewennack.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Helston man whose heart stopped for eight minutes urges support for Air Ambulance

A Helston man whose heart stopped for eight minutes is urging people to help the charity that saved his life. David Swift was airlifted by Cornwall Air Ambulance last year and is appealing to people to get involved in the charity's Fund a Flight Week this September.

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Falmouth Packet

Old Bailey date set for ex CEO of ShelterBox over fraud and theft allegations

The founder of Helston-based aid charity ShelterBox is to appear at the Old Bailey in London to face charges of defrauding the organisation and attempted theft. Tom Henderson, 63, from Helston, is charged with carrying out a five year fraud on the disaster relief charity between 2007 and 2012.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Very large motorhome destroyed in Goldsithney blaze

Appliances from Penzance and a water carrier from Helston attended just after 11am, with the vehicle described as a "very large motor home". with LPG cylinders also involved.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Helston crew called to Porthleven grass fire

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Help stock Helston's food bank and win a hamper

Helston Farmers' Market is offering customers the chance to win a hamper full of local goodies and make a donation to a good cause at the same time. All people need to do is take along a store cupboard item, such as a tin of beans, to this Saturday's farmers' market at the Old Cattle Market from 9.30am.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Helston and St Keverne YFC was blessed with glorious sunshine for its Mystery Weekend.

This year members were treated to a lovely sunny day in which they went to Helford Passage for a meal and then down to the Helford river for a spot of "doughnuting." In the afternoon an obstacle course had been set up, ending with a giant plastic sheet water slide.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Falmouth Packet

ShelterBox founder to appear at Old Bailey on fraud allegations

Tom Henderson, 63, from Helston, is charged with carrying out a five year fraud on the disaster relief charity between 2007 and 2012. His son John Henderson, aged 34 from Hayle, and Darren Gervis, aged 41 of Beaminster in Dorset, are also accused of taking part in the fraud.

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Cornish Guardian

MP's 'bedroom tax' bill supported

He had originally planned to use his Bill to target second homes as well but was forced to drop those elements after failing to get support. However his Bill to target the bedroom tax which penalises those in social housing who have spare bedrooms has received support.

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Falmouth Packet

Council looks to slash 196million, but at what cost to Helston area

On street parking in Helston could be charged for and car parks sold off under new proposals to save money. Cornwall Council could also stop inspecting all but the highest risk food outlets and businesses in its bid to cut A 196 million from its budget over the next four years - despite acknowledging that "this may leave the public exposed to unacceptable risks in respect of food poisoning and unfair trading practices."

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Ice bucket challenge for Helston and Lizard Rotary Club

Hardy members of Helston- Lizard Rotary Club are the latest group to get involved in the current charity craze, the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Western morning News

Biomass boiler installer enjoys 10-fold growth in 12 months

The sun is shining on a Cornish installer of biomass boilers after it grew its turnover 10 fold in a year.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Help needed to get Sea Fury that crashed at Culdrose back in the air

Donations are needed to help get an historic aircraft flying again, after it crash landed at RNAS Culdrose Air Day.

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Falmouth Packet

Get ready for Helston Harvest Fair weekend: DETAILS

IT is the final countdown to Helston Harvest Fair Weekend, when the town will be taken over with two days of festivities.

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Falmouth Packet

Helston pony to compete in Horse of the Year Show

A horse rider has qualified for this year's Horse of the Year Show on a pony owned by her Helston-based brother-in-law to-be.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Plans for 340 new Helston homes move a step closer

An outline planning application has been submitted for 340 homes on land near Gwealdues, together with offices and a medical practice.

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Falmouth Packet

Traffic and travel plans in place for Tall Ships weekend: MAP

Traffic restrictions will be in place across Falmouth and beyond over the four days of the regatta to ensure pedestrians stay safe and roads do not become clogged with cars.

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