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Lantern Procession and Fireworks In Scilly On Saturday

The second Scilly lantern procession is taking place on Saturday. It is a parade of lanterns made by youngsters and their families and it is due to leave Carn Thomas at 7pm on Saturday evening. Joel Williams who is driving this project for the Council tells Radio Scilly that everyone is welcome to take part […]

Message from Western Power after Friday Power Cuts

Ritchie Christopher of Western Power has emailed Radio Scilly to say that 03:00 this morning Scilly was hit with severe wind and rain which caused two major incidents on the power network. It killed supplies to over 1000 customers in the Islands. With only two staff on duty a third member on leave was called […]

Medical Samples Should Be Flying On Skybus By March

Medical Samples Should Be Flying On Skybus By March

The Steamship Company should be able to transport medical samples on Skybus planes by March. It’s taken almost 18 months for a licence to be issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, in a process described as “crazy” and “Kafkaesque” by the Chairman of Scilly’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee last week. The helicopter used to […]

Islanders Encouraged To Count Stars

Islanders Encouraged To Count Stars

Islanders are being encouraged to count the stars as part of a national light pollution measurement campaign. It is the third time Scilly’s AONB has arranged the islands’ participation in the Big Star Count, which in turn is backed by the British Astronomical Association and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. Scilly has […]

Five Islands School FC Football March 1st

Helen Glenn wants parents and players to note tat there is no Primary football session on Saturday, March 1.

Road Closures Due To Weather- Friday 28th 10.15am

The Council of the Isles of Scilly Press Office say that there are a couple of road closures in effect, due to fallen trees caused by the strong winds. The top of Porthloo Road near the Golf Club is temporarily closed, and the junction from Porthloo Road at Telegraph is completely blocked because of a […]

Island Patients Still Struggling To Reach Medical Appointments

Island Patients Still Struggling To Reach Medical Appointments

The manager of Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation says she’s “despondent” that island patients are still struggling to get to mainland medical appointments. Carol Clarke was speaking to members of the Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She said the recent bad weather and closure of Land’s End airport has resulted in islanders missing or declining to […]

‘Way Forward’ Agreed For Tackling Overgrown Hedges

‘Way Forward’ Agreed For Tackling Overgrown Hedges

There’s going to be a drive to tackle overgrown hedges in Scilly.  It follows a meeting held last week between farmers, the Duchy, the Council, AONB and Police, The discussion aimed to find a compromise between road users and farmers, and to identify potential solutions to prevent future problems. Bus tour operator Glynne Lucas took […]

Complaints About Further X-ray Delays

Complaints About Further X-ray Delays

Scilly councillors have complained again about the delays in getting more X-rays performed on the islands. A state of the art X-ray machine was installed at St Mary’s Hospital in August 2012, but it’s only used once a week for scheduled appointments operated by a specialist who travels from the mainland. It can’t be used […]

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