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Bad Weather Dampens Scilly’s Superfast Broadband Launch

Scilly’s undersea fibreoptic internet connection has been launched at a ceremony at The Mermaid. But poor visibility on the islands and on the…

Government Launches Consultation Into New Water Legislation For Scilly

Government Launches Consultation Into New Water Legislation For Scilly

The government has launched a major consultation into its proposals to bring Scilly in-line with existing national water legislation. Many of the current…

New Cinema Arrives In Scilly

New Cinema Arrives In Scilly

Scilly is getting a cinema! The Old Town Inn will start showing current movies on their new, state-of-the-art screen and sound system before…

St Agnes Boating Receives Digital Award

St Agnes Boating Receives Digital Award

St Agnes Boating has won an award for its interactive online services. Since the Blue Sail consultants’ sessions with islanders three years ago,…

Man Stopped For Alleged Drink Driving

Man Stopped For Alleged Drink Driving

St Mary’s Police have arrested a man for alleged drink driving. Sergeant Colin Taylor and PC Mat Crowe stopped a male in his…

MP Hails ‘Best-Connected Islands’ As Superfast Broadband Gets Official Switch On

MP Hails ‘Best-Connected Islands’ As Superfast Broadband Gets Official Switch On

Scilly’s MP says we will become “one the best internet-connected group of islands on the planet” today with the official launch of superfast…

Tourism Boost As High Society Magazine Reviews Tresco

Tourism Boost As High Society Magazine Reviews Tresco

Scilly has received a tourism boost from Harper’s Bazaar. The magazine, which is widely perceived to focus on British ‘high society’ and the…

Scilly’s Shoebox Appeal Breaks Record!

Scilly’s Shoebox Appeal Breaks Record!

The annual Samaritans appeal to fill shoeboxes with gifts for disadvantaged children has broken previous records. 106 shoeboxes have been donated after Mary…

Improvements At School But Work Still Required Says Latest Ofsted Report

Improvements At School But Work Still Required Says Latest Ofsted Report

The standard of leadership and management at the Five Islands School has improved since 2012. But some pupils are not making consistently good…

New Plants From Kew Gardens Arrive On Tresco

New Plants From Kew Gardens Arrive On Tresco

Around thirty species of plants that wouldn’t normally survive outdoors in the UK have arrived at Tresco’s Abbey Gardens. They’re part of a…

Police And Crime Commissioner Says Non-Emergency Phone Service ‘Unacceptable’

Police And Crime Commissioner Says Non-Emergency Phone Service ‘Unacceptable’

The region’s Police and Crime Commissioner says the non-emergency 101 phone service is “unacceptable” and “must be improved.” Even though St Mary’s is…

Aer Lingus Launches Newquay To Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus Launches Newquay To Dublin Flights

It could be easier for islanders or Scilly visitors to travel to and from Ireland, Europe or the United States next summer. Irish…

Scilly’s Airport Buffet Reopens

Scilly’s Airport Buffet Reopens

Food is being served again at the airport as the new-look St Mary’s Airport Buffet has opened for business. The remodelled café area…

Islanders Asked To Help African Ebola Victims

Islanders Asked To Help African Ebola Victims

A Scillonian living in Cornwall is asking islanders to send money to help African Ebola victims. Sylvia Pezzack is coordinating a consignment of…


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Bad Weather Dampens Scilly’s Superfast Broadband Launch

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Government Launches Consultation Into New Water Legislation For Scilly

The government has launched a major consultation into its proposals to bring Scilly in-line with existing national water legislation. Many of the current environmental and water laws in…

Scilly’s Shoebox Appeal Breaks Record!

Scilly’s Shoebox Appeal Breaks Record!

The annual Samaritans appeal to fill shoeboxes with gifts for disadvantaged children has broken previous records. 106 shoeboxes have been donated after Mary Leathers used Radio Scilly to…

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Scilly’s Airport Buffet Reopens

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