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Helston Cricket Club barman Jamie Borrett sentenced for stealing club funds and setting fires in cover-up attempt - Cornwall Live

Jamie Borrett, 38, of Bulwark Road in Helston, appeared at Truro Crown Court today to be sentenced after being convicted by a jury following a trial of counts of arson and theft. He was acquitted of a more serious charge of arson being reckless as to ...and more » Read More...

Car parking and 'triple parked taxis' hotly debated at Helston Question Time - Falmouth Packet

Those making up the panel for this first event were chair of governors at Helston Community College Chris Webb, town mayor and business owner Gillian Geer, resident and town worker Chamonix Newsam representing the younger voice of Helston, Cornish ... Read More...

Big Responsibilities For Britain's Shortest Servicewoman - Forces Network

Laura has been training at RNAS Culdrose in Helston, Cornwall. She added: "It's been a very high-tempo course. We do everything from fire-fighting and rescuing casualties, to driving tractors and moving aircraft on flight decks. "You can't see anything ...and more » Read More...

'No police' for 999 calls in Cornwall, warns sergeant - BBC News

A police sergeant warns resources are so stretched by budget cuts, there are sometimes no officers to respond to emergencies in Cornwall. Falmouth and Helston Sgt Mark Cooper is reported to have told councillors "the box is empty" with "no one ... Read More...

Helston Question Time debates future of Helston Community Hospital - Falmouth Packet

Former MP Andrew George said that more than a third of acute hospital beds and nearly half of community hospital beds nationally had been lost in recent years. "We're one of the fastest growing places in the UK, in Cornwall, yet we're losing hospital ...and more » Read More...

Fears that cladding in new Helston school could 'kill children' in Grenfell-type inferno - Cornwall Live

The claim was an 11th hour attempt to halt the plans for the rebuild of Helston Community College. It comes as planners from Cornwall Council are due to meet on Monday to discuss the plans and reach a final decision on the long-awaited scheme. Read More...

Meet Britain's shortest servicewomen - who passes her Naval Aircraft Handler course despite warning that her 4ft 11 ... - Daily Mail

Ms Shann has been training at RNAS Culdrose in Helston, Cornwall. She added: 'It's been a very high-tempo course. We do everything from fire-fighting and rescuing casualties, to driving tractors and moving aircraft on flight decks. 'You can't see ... Read More...

Key meeting to decide controversial Porthleven arts centre and £17 million Helston College rebuild - Cornwall Live

Meanwhile, Helston has been waiting for year to replace the secondary school's aging buildings on its north site. The current buildings date from the 1970s and 1980s and leak in the rain and are stiflingly hot in summer. Cornwall Council successfully ... Read More...

Helston College meeting sees security called as tempers flare over £17 million rebuild - Cornwall Live

There were emotional scenes and claims of lies and scaremongering at the meeting of Cornwall Council's planning committee today, where plans for the £17 million rebuild of a secondary school were being debated. In the end the committee voted to approve ... Read More...

Helston Community College executive head Donna Bryant welcomes Cornwall Council planning permission for rebuild - Falmouth Packet

Security had to be called when emotions boiled over at meeting to determine the future of Helston Community College. It was as the west sub-area planning committee at Cornwall Council sat down on Monday to decide whether to grant permission for the ...and more » Read More...

Verdict in case of bar steward Jamie Borrett said to have started fires to cover £500 stolen from club safe - Cornwall Live

The trial of Jamie Borrett, 38, of Bulwark Road in Helston, came to its conclusion at Truro Crown Court today (October 10), with Borrett convicted of counts of arson and theft, but acquitted of the more serious charge of arson with intent to endanger life.and more » Read More...

The Range billionaire Chris Dawson announces three more Cornwall stores and new 'beach store' - Cornwall Live

"There were traders down from Manchester and London back then. And they wondered why I was doing great business. I always twisted my accent to put on a Helston twang. "These guys kept asking me for the secret of my success. I told them it was simple.and more » Read More...

Helston Library refurbishment will safeguard service and increase opening hours - Falmouth Packet

The services will also be joined at the redeveloped Helston Library building by a new children's library and a JobCentre Plus service. Cornwall Council has said the redevelopment will make more efficient use of the existing footprint, increasing ...and more » Read More...

These were the strongest gusts of wind and biggest waves recorded in Cornwall as hurricane Ophelia bore down on ... - Cornwall Live

The Met Office said gusts of 60mph were recorded near the Royal Navy base at Culdrose, Helston, between 1pm and 4pm - effectively the height of the storm - while Camborne saw winds of 59mph ripping through the area between 3pm and 4pm. The high ...and more » Read More...

Helston Town Council shortlisted in the Council of the Year Award by National Association of Local Councils (NALC) - Falmouth Packet

During the past 12 months Helston Town Council has continued its Helston & the Lizard Works project, which was named runner-up in NALC's Local Council Project of the Year in 2016. The project, which is run in partnership with Inclusion Cornwall, Active ...and more » Read More...