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Tuesday Jul 8 | Falmouth Packet

Tributes paid at funeral of first manager of rock band Queen

Norman Sheffield, who had retired to the Helston area with his wife Chris, where he has family, lost his battle with cancer aged 74. His funeral took place at St Wendrona Church last Friday, where mourners included his sons from London and his daughter Sam Sheffield-Dunstan, owner of AmA©lies restaurant in Porthleven, which is named after his ... (more)

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Falmouth Packet

'Desperate' Porthleven man stole meat from Helston store

Desperate for money, a Porthleven man went into Tesco in Helston, filled a bag he was carrying with meat worth more than A 70, and left without paying.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Helston Packet's 'Storm Force' coverage wins Front page of the Year at EDF awards

The front page of the Helston Packet that showed the awesome power of the surf crashing into Porthleven harbour has picked up the 'Front Page of the Year' at the EDF awards.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

This is The West Country

Helston woman died of a 'broken heart'

Extreme pain and loss of hearing caused by chronic tinnitus led to a man taking his own life in Porthleven.

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This is The West Country

Storm hit Old Lifeboat Gallery in Porthleven reopens with art awards party

Artists, friends and well wishers gathered in Porthleven's Old Life Boat Station gallery on Monday to celebrate the restoration of the storm damaged building and hear the announcement of the winners of the Spirit of Porthleven Art Competition.

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Related Topix: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, United Kingdom, Painting, Arts

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Teams searching for missing holidaymaker at Loe Bar describe 'horrendous' condtions

A coroner has called for greater warnings over the dangers of swimming at Loe Bar following the death of a holidaymaker on New Year's Day.

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

Falmouth Packet

There were 21 crimes reported in Porthleven during May, compared to 17 last year.

Of these, 11 were thefts relating to the Masked Ball, predominately involving stolen mobile phones.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Surrey Advertiser

New Year's Day skinny dipper died after being hit by 'huge wave'

A teaching assistant from Guildford died when he was swept out to sea while skinny dipping with friends at an "extremely dangerous" Cornish beach as they celebrated the new year, an inquest has heard.

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Mid Devon Star

Holidaymaker who died in New Year's Eve storm at Loe Bar is named

A friend has told of the moment he watched his best friend get dragged under a large wave early on New Year's Day at Loe Bar and not reappear.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

Falmouth Packet

Youths driving round Porthleven campsite causing 'disturbance'

The issue was raised when councillors met last Thursday, after the owner of the Mill Lane Campsite contacted town clerk Corrie Thompson.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

This is The West Country

The Helston Packet's coverage of this winter's storms has been shortlisted for an award.

The cover of the February 12 edition, showing Porthleven's harbour being beaten by huge waves, is in the running to be named "Front Page of the Year" in the EDF Energy South West of England Media Awards.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

Falmouth Packet

The Fishermen's Mission has chosen Helston as the place to open its first ever charity shop.

Director of fundraising Alison Godfrey said: "We are really excited to be opening our first ever charity shop.

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