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Information Bulletin St Mary’s Harbour Improvement works – from Kier

Kier has given Radio Scilly and Scilly Today and update on St Mary’s Quay works. Quay Extension Pre-casting works on the Quay Extension concrete blocks is continuing in Plymouth. The recent poor spell of weather has severely hampered the dredging operation, however Kier have now mobilised sufficient resources in order to work 24hrs on the […]

Events Manager For Islands’ Partnership

The Islands’ Partnership, is seeking an Events Manager to lead and actively develop a new event initiative entitled ‘Scilly Events’. The aim of ‘Scilly Events’ is to develop a rolling programme of sustainable events and activities designed to stimulate and grow event led tourism across the Isles of Scilly, increasing visitor numbers and spend whilst […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 9th March 2015

John Emmett from Sheffield

Air Ambulance Fundraiser

There will be a coffee morning at Speros on Thursday 26th March in aid of Cornwall Air Ambulance. Amelia Mills is running the Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday 19th April in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance so all monies taken will go towards her goal of raising £500!! Any cake donations or raffle prizes […]

Airport Runway Works Over Budget Says Council Report

Airport Runway Works Over Budget Says Council Report

The cost of the work to refurbish the airfield at St Mary’s airport is £560,000 over budget. And the Council doesn’t know yet where that money will come from. Papers being debated in tomorrow’s Full Council meeting reveal that the extra costs were caused by “unexpected ground conditions” under the apron and at the end […]

First Arrest Of Year For Alleged Drink Driving

First Arrest Of Year For Alleged Drink Driving

St Mary’s Police have arrested a motorist following a roadside breath test on Friday evening. It’s the first alleged drink-driving case this year. Officers made the arrest at Parting Carn around dinnertime, during routine checks on whether drivers were using seatbelts. A local man in his 40s was taken to St Mary’s police station where […]

Islanders Happy With New Medical Travel Process

Islanders Happy With New Medical Travel Process

Islanders are generally happy with the recently introduced process for arranging medical travel to the mainland. That’s the finding of Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation, following their survey of 66 patients who have dealt with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Booking office. Many respondents found the RCHT staff accommodating and friendly but some islanders feel that there […]

Old Photos Feature In Theatre Club Social Evening

Old Photos Feature In Theatre Club Social Evening

The Chairman of St Mary’s Theatre Club says their cheese and wine event on Friday was a success and they’ll do it again in the future. The get together was designed to showcase their work and recruit new members. Gail Sibley says that worked, and four new recruits came forward. Three were interested in volunteering behind the […]

Islands’ Judo Hopeful Gets Through ‘Tense’ Schools Tournament

Islands’ Judo Hopeful Gets Through ‘Tense’ Schools Tournament

Islands’ Judo hopeful Harry Stone just missed out on the medals at the British Judo Association Schools finals in Sheffield on Saturday. Dad and Coach, Dave Stone said Harry, who was representing the Five Islands School, had a “tense and hard fought competition” in the under 66kg category. Harry achieved three convincing wins, says Dave, […]