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Cost Of Some Trade Waste Set To Soar In Scilly

Your trade waste bill could triple if councillors accept new proposals at a meeting next week. And members are also being asked to…

Scilly’s Dwindling Gulls Defended As National Backlash Continues

Scilly’s Dwindling Gulls Defended As National Backlash Continues

There’s been a significant decline in the number of herring gulls on the islands. And, at a time when the seabirds are attracting…

Rural Growth Programme To Support Small-Scale Food Producers

Rural Growth Programme To Support Small-Scale Food Producers

Food and agriculture businesses in Scilly could get grants to help them develop their products as part of the new, national rural ‘Growth…

St Mary’s A Dream For Cycle Training

St Mary’s A Dream For Cycle Training

St Mary’s is a great place for serious cyclists to train. That’s the view of Rory Townsend who rides full-time with the Pedal…

Make A Model To Support Air Ambulance

Make A Model To Support Air Ambulance

Islanders and visitors are being encouraged to make a model of the Cornwall Air Ambulance. But there’s a twist – you can only…

Scilly Could Be Excluded From New Right To Buy Scheme

Scilly Could Be Excluded From New Right To Buy Scheme

Scilly could be excluded from the government’s new ‘right-to-buy’ scheme, which will extend the sale of social homes to housing association tenants. It…

Tresco To Get New Accommodation

Tresco To Get New Accommodation

Planners have approved plans for a new 3-bedroom stone and wood cottage on Tresco. The two-storey property will be built on the site…

Two Generations On St Mary’s Lifeboat Shout

Two Generations On St Mary’s Lifeboat Shout

A father and son were called out together on a St Mary’s Lifeboat shout at the weekend. And it’s the first time that…

Council Agrees New Whistleblowing Policy

Council Agrees New Whistleblowing Policy

The Council has amended its whistleblowing policy. They are not required to have one by law, but in his report, Legal Officer Richard…

St Agnes School Base Leader Retires After 11 Years

St Agnes School Base Leader Retires After 11 Years

The leader of the St Agnes school base has retired after 11 years’ service to the community.…

VAT Reduction Could Lower Cost Of Scilly’s Freight Says MP

VAT Reduction Could Lower Cost Of Scilly’s Freight Says MP

Scilly’s new MP says an exemption on VAT could be a novel idea to help reduce freight costs to the islands. Derek Thomas…

Stride For Life Gets Lucky Break With Weather

Stride For Life Gets Lucky Break With Weather

Organisers of yesterday’s Cancer Research UK Stride for Life event are delighted with the turnout. 117 people ran or walked the 5km course…

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bays Hill

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bays Hill

Report by Colin Daly Cricket is so much at the mercy of the weather that at the beginning of last week we thought…

Wildlife Trust Asks For Vigilance Over Cattle Fences

Wildlife Trust Asks For Vigilance Over Cattle Fences

The Wildlife Trust wants you to look out for and report any suspicious activity on or around the land that they manage. Someone…



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Scilly’s Dwindling Gulls Defended As National Backlash Continues

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Make A Model To Support Air Ambulance

Make A Model To Support Air Ambulance

Islanders and visitors are being encouraged to make a model of the Cornwall Air Ambulance. But there’s a twist – you can only use items picked up off…

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Tresco To Get New Accommodation

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Two Generations On St Mary’s Lifeboat Shout

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