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Annual Festive Football Match Set For Boxing Day

Annual Festive Football Match Set For Boxing Day

Some St Mary’s amateur footballers may choose to forego an extra helping of Christmas pudding in order to keep in top shape for the annual festive footy fixture. But most players in the ‘Old Dribblers v The Boys’ football match on Boxing Day will just turn up and do their best. The two teams face […]

Christmas Tree Recycling In Scilly

Christmas tree recycling will be available at the back of the Town Hall and in the Old Town Inn Car Park. Recycling trailers will be available from Friday 2 January to Friday 16 January. Please do not dispose of plastic trees or decorations at these recycling points!

Scilly Lottery Winner 22nd December 2014

John Johnson from Chatham in Kent

MP Still Hopeful Of New Helicopter Service After Short Delay On Decision

MP Still Hopeful Of New Helicopter Service After Short Delay On Decision

Scilly’s MP says he’s still hopeful that a helicopter service to Scilly will be reinstated. It’s been over two years since BIH ended the route, which had served the islands for 49 years. In the autumn, Andrew George had said there would be a definite decision on re-starting a service by Christmas, but there’s been […]

St Mary’s Police Make Seventh Arrest For Alleged Drink Driving This Year

St Mary’s Police Make Seventh Arrest For Alleged Drink Driving This Year

St Mary’s Police have made their seventh arrest related to alleged drink driving so far this year. An island resident, aged in his 30s, was questioned late on Saturday night. PC Mat Crowe called at the man’s home address at around 11.30pm. Sergeant Colin Taylor says the arrest followed the discovery of vehicle debris in […]

First Bottles Of St Mary’s Pinot Gris On The Cards For Easter

First Bottles Of St Mary’s Pinot Gris On The Cards For Easter

Prince Charles could get his first bottle of St Mary’s Pinot Gris by Easter. That’s the hope of Holy Vale Winery owner, Robert Francis. But he says there’s still some way to go yet before he’ll know whether the wine will be good enough to serve. Robert promised the Duke of Cornwall the first bottle […]

Switch On For Hugh Town’s Christmas Lights

Switch On For Hugh Town’s Christmas Lights

The drizzle might have dissuaded some people from attending the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in The Park on Saturday. But islanders and visitors who attended were treated to a brass band, carol singing and a colourful display of lights on the tree. This year’s switch on was performed by Canon Paul Miller, with assistance from […]

Traditional Walking Nativity Played Out On Hugh Town Streets

Traditional Walking Nativity Played Out On Hugh Town Streets

Scilly’s traditional walking nativity featured on the streets of Hugh Town on Sunday evening. Andrew and Meriel King, playing Joseph and Mary, led the group of wise men, angels and shepherds from The Bank to the carol service at the Methodist Church. Their daughter Azalea played the part of the baby Jesus. Meriel agreed to […]

Sell Out For Second Inter-Island Swimming Event

Sell Out For Second Inter-Island Swimming Event

Scilly’s second inter-island swimming event has sold out – in just 48 hours! Nick and Bryony Lishman are hosting the challenge again, which will enable sea swimmers to cross between all the inhabited islands as part of an organised swim. It took two months to achieve full booking for September’s inaugural event. Around 150 people […]