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History Made As Woman Swims From Mainland To Scilly

History Made As Woman Swims From Mainland To Scilly

History was made on St Mary’s at dawn yesterday as Beth French became to first person to record a swim from Cornwall to Scilly. The 36-year old from Somerset made the 26-mile crossing in 17 hours and 28 minutes. Beth, who was once wheelchair-bound after developing ME in her teenage years, started at 12.20pm on […]

Aggy Fest Travel Arrangements To St Agnes On Saturday

15 bands, lots of food, sports and fun challenges. That’s Aggy Fest. Aggy Fest 2 on Saturday from 12noon- 12midnight will fundraise for the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the St Agnes Hall. Organiser Rob Seddon says boats will be running from St Mary’s during the day to the regular schedule. The Spirit of St Agnes […]

In Pictures: Broadband Cable Arrives On St Mary’s

In Pictures: Broadband Cable Arrives On St Mary’s

Scilly’s new fibreoptic cable link to the mainland arrives on land at Porthcressa Beach, St Mary’s.

Helpers Needed For Memory Cafe on Friday

Jenny Byers has contacted Radio Scilly to say "we could do with a couple more helpers at Friday’s café..25th July from 2pm to about 4pm down at the Memory Room Carn Gwaval, just behind the old primary school bicycle sheds! We have Liz from Scilly Scarves coming along to do one of her workshops with […]

Commissioner Impressed With Scilly’s Neighbourhood Policing

Commissioner Impressed With Scilly’s Neighbourhood Policing

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall says he’s impressed with Scilly’s neighbourhood policing. It’s Tony Hogg’s second official visit since he was elected as the Conservative candidate to the post in 2012. Tony says he’s keen to work with the Chief Constable to maintain the numbers of officers in the force and […]

Uncertainty Over Who’s Paying For Economic Strategy Report

Uncertainty Over Who’s Paying For Economic Strategy Report

Councillors aren’t sure who’s paying for the new economic strategy, developed by consultants, Ash Futures at a cost of £30,000. At yesterday’s Policy and Resources Committee meeting, Cllr Adrian Davis asked why the Council’s end-of-year budget report said the authority didn’t know if the funding was in place. Adrian said there was “considerable cost” involved […]

Streets Filled With Colour And Music In School’s Blue Wave Parade

Streets Filled With Colour And Music In School’s Blue Wave Parade

Scilly’s streets were filled with seaside colours and the sound of samba beats yesterday as Five Islands School pupils and staff brought a sense of mardi gras to the islands with a procession from the school to The Strand.

Scilly’s New Broadband Cable Comes Ashore Today

Scilly’s New Broadband Cable Comes Ashore Today

The cable that will bring superfast broadband to Scilly is being brought ashore today. A fibre optic cable that linked the UK to Santander in Spain, and which has been redundant for eight years, has been reused. The estimated £3.7m cost of the work is being financed by the EU and BT as part of […]

More Adventures For Scilly’s Unique Shrews In New Sequel By Children’s Author

More Adventures For Scilly’s Unique Shrews In New Sequel By Children’s Author

The adventures of a fictional family of animals in Scilly are featured in a new children’s book being published next week. The illustrated hardback, ‘More Scilly Shrew Tales’ is the second by author Jeff Jenkins, and picks up the story of the islands’ unique little rodents, who live in Tresco’s Abbey Gardens. Jeff said he […]