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Scilly Makes The ‘Best Place To Live’ List For The First Time

Scilly Makes The ‘Best Place To Live’ List For The First Time

Scilly has made it into the Top 50 best places to live in the UK for the first time. And we’ve the best quality of life in the South West. Each December, Halifax Bank compiles the chart after assessing residents’ health and life expectancy, crime rates, weather, employment, school results, broadband access, and personal wellbeing. […]

St Agnes Composer’s Music Chosen For TV Show

St Agnes Composer’s Music Chosen For TV Show

St Agnes musician Piers Lewin can now add TV theme composer to his musical accomplishments. A track, which he wrote at home on St Agnes, has been used to accompany closing credits for a Channel 4 documentary. Scilly visitor Sir Tony Robinson presented the Channel 4 documentary, Walking Through History. Producers picked a track performed […]

Lottery Winner Dec 23rd 2013

Abbey Hall from Penzance

Room Sought In February And March

Jan Petzold, a PhD student from Hamburg is looking for somewhere to stay on the islands early next year. He’s conducting studies into climate change. He’s here from around February the 1st until March the 15th and would like to rent a room , preferably on St Mary’s and living close to other people who […]

Scilly One Of Only Two Areas Predicting Lower Pupil Numbers By 2017

Scilly One Of Only Two Areas Predicting Lower Pupil Numbers By 2017

Scilly is one of only two places in the country predicting a decline in the number of children needing primary school places by 2017. All other Local Education Authorities except Northumberland are expecting a rise of up to 33%, caused by a recent baby-boom. The figures were released on Wednesday, the day that Education Secretary […]

Travellers’ Christmas Plans Kept On Track As Airport Opens On Sunday

Travellers’ Christmas Plans Kept On Track As Airport Opens On Sunday

The Chairman of Council, Cllr Amanda Martin, has commended Council staff who will work tomorrow to keep the airport open in case there are flights. The entire airport staff of air traffic control, fire crew and transport operators, are going in to ensure that people can carry on with their Christmas plans. Amanda says she […]

St Martin’s Seal Experience Leads To Winning Poem

St Martin’s Seal Experience Leads To Winning Poem

An 11-year-old visitor to St Martins has won a national RSPB poetry contest by writing about the seals she saw while diving off the island. Charlotte Baldwin from Oxfordshire went on one of the St Martin’s Dive School’s snorkelling trips in the summer. As part of the prize package, Charlotte’s poem was read out on […]

Normandy Pool Closed tomorrow for Xmas Week

Tess Lloyd says that due to adverse weather conditions, staff travelling to the mainland for family Christmas’s and flights being brought forward, Normandy Pool will now close on Saturday 21st December at 3pm and will not re-open until Saturday 28th December. The Active Scilly team is sorry for any inconvenience caused. The Christmas open times […]

Waste Contractors Give Details On Plans In Public Meeting

Waste Contractors Give Details On Plans In Public Meeting

The waste from the Moorwell Alp should be cleared in seven boatloads. Teignmouth Maritime Services have teamed up with islands-based Blackwell Building and Richard Hand Haulage on the project. Yesterday they answered questions at a public meeting at the Old Wesleyan Chapel. They’ve chartered a Scottish vessel, the MV Burhow, to move the material to […]