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In Pictures: Five Islands School Blue Wave Parade

In Pictures: Five Islands School Blue Wave Parade

Pictures from the colourful Blue Wave Parade created by pupils from the Five Islands School.

Commons Committee Welcomes Scilly Council’s U-Turn On Subsidies

Commons Committee Welcomes Scilly Council’s U-Turn On Subsidies

A Commons Select Committee report on transport, published today, has welcomed attempts to secure a travel subsidy from the government for islanders. Back in March, a delegation of businessmen, FRIST and Council representatives spoke before the Select Committee examining passenger transport in isolated communities. In that meeting, Hotelier Robert Francis outlined the fall in visitor […]

Councillors Voice Concerns Over Restructuring

Councillors Voice Concerns Over Restructuring

Scilly’s Council has never been so officer-led. That’s the view of Cllr Marian Bennett. The Bryher member, who has served on the authority since 1983, says she’s never known elected members to have so little say about Council decisions. Marian, along with other councillors, has voiced concern about the ongoing restructuring process. This week it […]

Somerset Woman Aiming For First Mainland To Scilly Swim

Somerset Woman Aiming For First Mainland To Scilly Swim

A Somerset woman hopes to be the first person to swim from Porthcurno to Scilly today. And amazingly, Beth French says the massive challenge is a ‘bucket list’ item on her ‘things to do in life’ list. She’s overcome a number of hurdles in getting this far already. Beth has raised the money to pay […]

Police Investigate Alleged Theft From Hugh Town Shop

Police Investigate Alleged Theft From Hugh Town Shop

Police are investigating an alleged theft from the Farm Deli in Hugh Town. It’s thought that a sum of money, under £100, was stolen between 6.30am and 8am on Wednesday 9th July. And two pasties were pinched too. Sergeant Colin Taylor says this is a premises that has changed hands recently and there may have […]

Big Success For Weekend Golf Festival

Big Success For Weekend Golf Festival

Organisers of last weekend’s Festival of Golf at St Mary’s Golf Club say it’s been a huge success. The event saw three days of competition, designed to raise money for the club and its chosen charity, the Adam Mallon Fund. Club Captain Mark Twynham says they also wanted to encourage more people to visit the […]

Porthcressa Beach Closure Additonal Info

On Wednesday 23rd July, works to install a sub-sea superfast broadband cable at Porthcressa will start. Works are estimated to be completed within three days, weather permitting, and no work will take place after 8.30pm. Two excavators will pull a cable that will be floated ashore and buried two metres below ground level on the […]

Scilly Lottery Winner July 21st 2014

Stephen Houghton from Redruth in Cornwall

Aggregate Off Loading Through Town Tonight

Lagan Construction will off-load aggregate from 6pm tonight, Monday, overnight. They have to stop at 6am Tuesday. They might be doing it again overnight Tuesday into Wednesday but that may be delayed until later in the week. We’ll update you. Empty tractors and trailers and the wheeled excavator will be brought through town from 5pm […]