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Cornwall Air Ambulance Welcomes Chancellor’s VAT Decision

Cornwall Air Ambulance Welcomes Chancellor’s VAT Decision

The Cornwall Air Ambulance is welcoming the Chancellor’s decision to offer VAT relief for the service. Spokesman for the Newquay-based charity Tom Matthews, who used to live on Bryher, says the move brings air ambulances into line with other rescue charities such as the RNLI, who already receive similar exemptions. In 2013, around 10% of […]

Chef Needed At The Atlantic

A chef is needed to join the team at the Atlantic, this is a full time position all year round, the ideal candidate would be able to cope with high volume but keeping up high standards they also would be creative as we our always looking to improve our menus and grow on last year’s […]

Former Steamship Chairman Calls New Airport Terminal ‘Ghastly’

Former Steamship Chairman Calls New Airport Terminal ‘Ghastly’

A former Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company says he’s “horrified” at what he’s seen at the newly refurbished airport terminal on St Mary’s. In a letter written by Barneslie Ward to the Chairman of Council, Amanda Martin, he says the terminal is “ghastly” and “a hare-brained, self-indulgent, excessive and ugly building which is incompatible […]

MP Wants Better Access For Islanders To Home Insulation Programmes

MP Wants Better Access For Islanders To Home Insulation Programmes

MP Andrew George says he’s been pushing for islanders to have access to low cost or free loft and cavity wall insulation programmes, available elsewhere in the UK. Although mainlanders can receive this help in reducing their heating bills, schemes have never been offered in Scilly. That’s because it’s not financially viable for the approved […]

Rights Of Way In Scilly Investigated By Islander

Rights Of Way In Scilly Investigated By Islander

A Garrison resident has tried to find out why Scilly was excluded from an Act of Parliament, drawn up last decade, to allow people the freedom to walk where they want. And Alan Davis says he’s been surprised by the answer. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act came into force in 2000 and gives […]

Steamship Company Not Affected By New EU Fuel Rules

Steamship Company Not Affected By New EU Fuel Rules

Scillonian passenger fares and Gry Maritha freight costs will be unaffected when new European marine fuel legislation comes into force on New Year’s Day. Bell Rock Hotel Manager Daniel Lawson contacted the Steamship Company and Radio Scilly with his concerns after the Daily Mail claimed that all ferry fares could rise by up to 30% […]

Scilly’s Transport Links Could Benefit From Proposed Penzance Breakwater Scheme

Scilly’s Transport Links Could Benefit From Proposed Penzance Breakwater Scheme

Islanders and visitors to Scilly could benefit if an offshore breakwater is built off Penzance, says MP Andrew George. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in the town yesterday to announce that the government was funding three quarters of the £200,000 study assessing the options. Some of the spin-off ideas include a marina and a […]

Truro And Penwith College News December 2014

Truro And Penwith College News December 2014

Top performing Higher Education student begins valuable work placement Top performing Computing student Lauren Cook will shortly begin a placement at web development agency, Digital Web Media, during her second year on the Web Technology Foundation Degree course at Truro and Penwith College. Digital Web Media (DWM) is a successful web development company that has […]

One Of Scilly’s Longest Serving Councillors Is Standing Down

One Of Scilly’s Longest Serving Councillors Is Standing Down

One of Scilly’s longest serving councillors is standing down. David Pearson, who is the Council’s Lead Member for Children, says he and wife Irene have decided to move back to the mainland after 17 years living on the islands. David first came to Scilly 31 years ago as a visiting Social Worker, before finally retiring […]