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New War Memorial Dedication

The new War Memorial will be dedicated in a ceremony by Canon Miller and Rev Gibbs on Saturday from 11am. The Council Chairman Amanda Martin and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Robert Dorrien Smith will be in attendance. Smudge Smith says you’re welcome to go along to The Park on Saturday.

Mainland Travel Hub Is ‘Vital’ Says Economic Report

Mainland Travel Hub Is ‘Vital’ Says Economic Report

A new mainland transport hub in Exeter, Southampton or Bristol is “vital” to make transport to the islands easier. And a modest increase to the runway at St Mary’s could also be needed. That’s one of the key findings of the Council’s economic consultants, Ash Futures. In their report, they say better onward connections for […]

Porthcressa Beach Closure

On Wednesday 23rd works will be undertaken to install a sub-sea superfast broadband cable at Porthcressa. Works are estimated to be completed within three days, weather permitting. Two excavators will pull a cable that will be floated ashore and buried two metres below ground level on the beach. The St Mary’s Harbour vessel Pegasus will […]

Police Make Arrest For Alleged Bike Theft

Police Make Arrest For Alleged Bike Theft

An islander has been arrested over an alleged bike theft. The male was apprehended around midnight on Friday after a resident on Church Street saw what they allege was a bike theft. A bike was retrieved from St Mary’s quay. The youth was kept in the police cells until the early hours on Saturday morning […]

Police Issue Warning For Cannabis Smoking

Police Issue Warning For Cannabis Smoking

A Hugh Town resident has received a cannabis warning after one of the islands’ Police Team walked past the male who was smoking the drug. Sergeant Colin Taylor says he noticed the distinctive smell whilst walking along Porthcressa on Friday. The police can issue a warning for cannabis use if they find a small amount […]

Islands’ Partnership Wants Members To Update Their Website Listing

Islands’ Partnership Wants Members To Update Their Website Listing

The Islands’ Partnership is encouraging members to check that their website listing is up-to-date and contact them if they’re struggling to change the settings. Radio Scilly has been contacted by a number of accommodation owners complaining that their entries on the ‘Visit Isles of Scilly’ website show them fully booked for years ahead. Some feel […]

Runners And Walkers Out in Force For Cancer Despite Heat

Runners And Walkers Out in Force For Cancer Despite Heat

77 people entered the Stride for Life run or walk around St Mary’s yesterday in aid of Cancer Research UK. The winner of the event was a visiting doctor from Cheshire, Andrew Cliff, who completed the 5km circuit of St Mary’s in 25minutes and 52seconds. He only heard about the event while he was out […]

Islanders Show Support For Lifeboat In Annual Service

Islanders Show Support For Lifeboat In Annual Service

Around a hundred islanders and visitors showed their support for the RNLI by attending the annual lifeboat service last night. They sang hymns with seafaring themes including ‘Will Your Anchor Hold’ and ‘Let the Lower Lights be Burning.’ Canon Paul Miller and Reverend Charlie Gibbs offered prayers for those who “brave the raging seas to […]

Choral Society Back For Summer Concerts

Choral Society Back For Summer Concerts

Scilly’s Choral Society begin their summer concert programme tonight, with music ranging from traditional pieces through to pop tunes and songs from the musicals. Organiser and Conductor Len Michell says people come back year-after-year for their performances so they have to constantly pull something new out of the bag. They’ve added seven new works to […]