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Bob Dawson’s St Agnes Report 27th March 2015

Bob Dawson’s St Agnes Report.    

Irish Charity Rowers To Stop Off In Scilly

Irish Charity Rowers To Stop Off In Scilly

Scilly will be at the centre of an international rowing event at the end of May. A group of sixteen rowers from the Dublin airport police and fire crew intend breaking their journey from County Waterford to L’Aber Wrac’h in Brittany with an overnight stay in our islands. The rowers will leave Dunmore East on […]

The Tourism Show 27th March 2015

The Tourism Show 27th March 2015

David Jackson has the Islands’ Partnership update. Today – TIC changes and recruitment, new events planned for Scilly, an update on Walk Scilly and the future of Autumn Walk Scilly. And will Scilly gain from the Poldark TV show?    

Jaclyn Pearson On Protecting Greenfinches

Jaclyn Pearson On Protecting Greenfinches

Greenfinches are the 5th most common bird in Scilly but don’t even make the UK top 10. It appears that our geographic isolation is protected the birds from a killer parasite that has been spreading on the mainland. Jaclyn Pearson from the RSPB in Scilly talks about their plight.    

Devon and Cornwall Police Agree Alliance With Neighbouring Dorset

Devon and Cornwall Police Agree Alliance With Neighbouring Dorset

Devon and Cornwall Police have agreed an alliance with neighbouring Dorset Police. It’s not a merger and regional control will be maintained, but is intended to save millions across the two constabularies through closer working arrangements. Over the next year staff will assess whether some operations can be outsourced. This region’s Police and Crime Commissioner […]

Pupils’ Creativity Highlights Work Of Seabird Project

Pupils’ Creativity Highlights Work Of Seabird Project

For the second time, the Seabird Recovery Project has asked Year 9 school pupils to produce a video to promote the work of the team eradicating rats on St Agnes and Gugh.

Kier Holding Open Day On St Mary’s Quay Project

Kier Holding Open Day On St Mary’s Quay Project

If you have questions about the ongoing work to extend and widen St Mary’s Harbour, you’ll be able to put them to the project team next week. Kier Construction is hosting an informal session at the Old Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday. Kier’s agent in Scilly, Rients Jan Veldkamp, says it will be similar to the […]

MP Says South West Water Interested In Running Scilly’s Supply

MP Says South West Water Interested In Running Scilly’s Supply

Scilly’s MP says South West Water is interested in taking on Scilly’s water and sewerage infrastructure. Andrew George says he’s had discussions with the company’s Chief Executive, Chris Loughlin, who has indicated that he would ‘look favourably’ at any approach by the Council. Andrew says the cost of running our water and sewage systems would […]

Islanders Most Agreeable and Conscientious People In The UK

Islanders Most Agreeable and Conscientious People In The UK

The Isles of Scilly has the most agreeable and conscientious people in the country. Those are the findings of a scientific study into personality traits among the residents of all 380 local authority areas in the UK. The results are the culmination of a survey first launched by the BBC as part of its ‘Big […]