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Falmouth & Penryn Packet

The Falmouth & Penryn Packet is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the towns of Falmouth and Penryn on the southern coast of western Cornwall.

Several newspapers have borne the title Falmouth Packet in the past. The earliest, founded in 1801, was the Cornwall Gazette & Falmouth Packet, which however lasted under that title for less than two years before becoming the Royal Cornwall Gazette (and ultimately being absorbed into The West Briton.

The second, the Falmouth Packet & Cornish Herald, was founded in 1829 and published until 1848. The third, Lake’s Falmouth Packet, is the ancestor of the present-day Falmouth & Penryn Packet; it started publication in 1858.

It’s published by Packet Newspapers from editorial offices in Falmouth and is the lead title in a series of Packet weekly paid-for tabloids for central Cornwall (the name comes from the packet ship service that ran from Falmouth for nearly two centuries until 1851). Packet Newspapers used to be part of the Express Newspapers group (and, before that, its predecessor Beaverbrook Newspapers), but is now a subsidiary of the Newsquest media group’s South West division.

All the Packet titles share a common website; the link below is to the Falmouth news pages.

It comes out on Wednesdays.

  • Address:
  • Falmouth & Penryn Packet
    Falmouth Business Park
    Bickland Water Road

    TR11 4SZ
  • Tel:
  • 01326 213333
  • Fax:
  • 01326 212108