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Illness Affecting Some Park House Staff Is Not Norovirus

Illness Affecting Some Park House Staff Is Not Norovirus

An illness that has affected some Park House staff is not the norovirus, or winter vomiting bug. Procedures to limit any spread of disease through contact were put in place by management last weekend and medical advice sought after some staff became unwell. Head of Adult Social Care Gareth Peters says their day-to-day hygiene procedures […]

Scilly’s Postal Staff To Work Until All Christmas Mail Delivered

Scilly’s Postal Staff To Work Until All Christmas Mail Delivered

St Mary’s postal staff will work until they have delivered all the outstanding Christmas mail tonight. That’s the message from postmistress Lindsay Rodger after 70 mile-an-hour winds halted deliveries to Scilly yesterday. Lindsay has confirmed that the post has arrived this morning and a full team of seven postmen and women will start deliveries as […]

HRH Must Wait Another Year For St Mary’s Wine

HRH Must Wait Another Year For St Mary’s Wine

Prince Charles won’t be receiving a complimentary bottle of St Mary’s wine this Christmas. Star Castle Hotel owner Robert Francis had hoped that his Silver Carn Chardonnay and Holy Vale Pinot Noir would have been ready for the festive season. But Robert says the poor weather in May and June meant late flowering as the […]

Rescue Attempt in “Horrendous” Sea Conditions Continues Off Scilly

[category announcements] A mission to rescue two French sailors from a sinking yacht continues into Christmas Eve, 170 miles South West of Scilly. Falmouth coastguard was alerted to the incident at around 7pm. Initially 2 helicopters, one from Culdrose, the other from Chivenor in North Devon were going to be dispatched. But only the Cornish-based Rescue […]

Rescue Attempt in “Horrendous’ Sea Conditions Continues Off Scilly

[category announcements] A mission to rescue two French sailors from a sinking yacht continues into Christmas Eve, 170 miles South West of Scilly. Falmouth coastguard was alerted to the incident at around 7pm. Initially 2 helicopters, one from Culdrose, the other from Chivenor in North Devon were going to be dispatched. But only the Cornish-based […]

Scilly’s Visitors Get Free Night’s Stay As Weather Closes In

Scilly’s Visitors Get Free Night’s Stay As Weather Closes In

The Council and tourism sector worked together yesterday to make sure locals and visitors could reach Scilly before the onset of today’s bad weather. Council staff opened the airport to allow flights to land. And the Star Castle Hotel contacted the 44 people booked in for Christmas breaks there and offered free accommodation for an […]

More Change At The Council As Two New Senior Jobs Are Advertised

More Change At The Council As Two New Senior Jobs Are Advertised

The change of the Council’s senior ranks is continuing with the advertisement of two new roles. A new Head of Infrastructure is being sought to manage essential services on the islands, such as waste and recycling, water supply, sewerage services, public highways, cemeteries and open spaces. They’ll also be responsible for the airport. The second […]

Weather Delays Launch Of Scilly’s New Tourism Brochure

Weather Delays Launch Of Scilly’s New Tourism Brochure

Today’s bad weather means the launch of the Islands’ Partnership’s new tourism brochure has been called off until early in 2014. Manager Amanda Pender says that in 13 years of commuting from Bryher to St Mary’s, she’s never before been advised she would be unable to make the crossing. Weather permitting, her colleague Amy Langdon […]

Scilly’s New Catholic Priest Addresses Crowd As Christmas Lights Turned On

Scilly’s New Catholic Priest Addresses Crowd As Christmas Lights Turned On

Scilly’s new Catholic clergyman had his first public duty on the islands on Saturday. Bishop Christopher Budd addressed the crowds at the turn on of the Christmas lights. The Bishop shared prayers with Methodist Minister Reverend Charlie Gibbs. Bishop Budd leaves his position in Plymouth on January 28th and will start his retirement role in […]