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Scilly’s Set To Have A Record Year For Cruise Ships In 2014

Scilly’s Set To Have A Record Year For Cruise Ships In 2014

Next season will see the greatest number of cruise ships coming to Scilly. 42 separate visits have already been confirmed and the he season will start on April 2nd with the arrival of the Discovery. The last booked boat is the Hanseatic on September 17th. St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says it’s a fantastic number […]

Historic Anchor Could Form New Focal Point In Scilly

Historic Anchor Could Form New Focal Point In Scilly

A St Mary’s underwater explorer wants the 18th century anchor he found earlier this year to be turned into a new public focal point. Diver Todd Stevens says he and Robin Burrows lifted the 3.5 tonne, 18 feet long, wrought iron haul with Pete Carrs’ help in October. At first the divers thought it was […]

Councillors Approve New War Memorial For Hugh Town

Councillors Approve New War Memorial For Hugh Town

Hugh Town could get a new war memorial after planners granted permission at their meeting yesterday. It’s the idea of Smudge Smith who’s organised fundraising and the Remembrance Day events for the Royal British Legion on the islands for years. Smudge feels that less able-bodied islanders are finding it too difficult to get to the […]

MCA Delays European Safety Exemption Request For Scillonian III

MCA Delays European Safety Exemption Request For Scillonian III

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has delayed a request to Brussels to exempt the Scillonian III from European safety laws. They pulled their application before a European Commission meeting last Friday where the issue was due to be discussed. Justin Stares, Editor of the news website maritimewatch.eu  says the fire sprinkler system on the Scillonian III […]

Plans For Controversial Road Are Pulled From Planning Meeting

Plans For Controversial Road Are Pulled From Planning Meeting

A temporary road from Porthmellon through to the Moorwell waste site may have an even shorter lifespan, if and when it’s approved. The proposal for the 75 foot-long concrete access route to allow clearance of the dump has been pulled from today’s Planning Committee meeting. It follows a number of representations from islanders and businesses […]

Fire Fighters Called To False Alarm

Fire Fighters Called To False Alarm

Firefighters responded to a false alarm on St Mary’s yesterday. A fire engine was dispatched to the Five Islands School after sensors were activated in the science lab. Head teacher Linda Todd says it was a simple case of over sensitive smoke alarms. And she said it was a good way of making sure that […]

MMO Begins Six-Week Environmental Consultation on St Mary’s Quay Plans

MMO Begins Six-Week Environmental Consultation on St Mary’s Quay Plans

The Marine Management Organisation has started a formal six-week consultation into the environmental impact of the proposed building works at St Mary’s quay. The £16m scheme to improve the quay facilities in Scilly and Penzance was given the green light recently by the Department for Transport and the project team are awaiting an announcement on […]

St Mary’s Police Launch Tax Disc Campaign

St Mary’s Police Launch Tax Disc Campaign

St Mary’s motorists are being warned to make sure their tax discs are up to date. The islands’ police will start checking vehicles today. Sergeant Colin Taylor says his team has a duty to report out-of-date or missing discs but officers don’t have to inform the vehicle owner and they don’t leave a ticket. Colin […]

New St Agnes Hall To Open Early Next Year

New St Agnes Hall To Open Early Next Year

The new St Agnes Hall is likely to open sometime in January or February next year. The Project board met to discuss progress on Thursday. Project Trustee Aisling Hick says the original hall, which is being refurbished, is now complete and work is focussing on the new oak-framed extension to the rear. The builders Dawners, […]