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Kier Harbour Update 30th April

Here’s an update on Harbour Works sent to Radio Scilly and Scilly Today. Kier are currently undertaking the construction of improvements to St Mary’s Harbour. The improvements include a quay extension, quay widening and passenger/freight facilities within and around the existing Harbourside building. The current situation is: Quay Extension: The dredging is now been complete […]

Waiting and Assistant Chef Vacancies At Juliet’s Garden

April 30th: Juliet’s Garden are looking for a couple more members of staff, either full or part time. They would like a front of house person, waiting, taking orders delivering food and drink and a part time chef to help Drew out in the evenings, or perhaps just prep in the day time, depending on […]

Sale Of Council’s Porthmellon Offices Falls Through

Sale Of Council’s Porthmellon Offices Falls Through

The Council says it is “reviewing its options” after a potential buyer for the redundant Porthmellon offices withdrew their offer. They agreed to sell the property last August after consolidating their staff onto existing sites as part of the reorganisation instigated by Chief Executive Theo Leisjer. The Authority says they received two offers over the […]

American Rowers Arrive For Championships

American Rowers Arrive For Championships

  It was an emotional arrival at St Mary’s airport yesterday for a group of American rowers who have travelled 3,000 miles over 24 hours to take part in the World Pilot Gig Championships. The rowers from Gloucester, Massachusetts, only decided to take part in the event in March but despite their late entry, their […]

TV Seeking Stories Of Scilly Good Deeds

TV Seeking Stories Of Scilly Good Deeds

A Cambridge University study released last month claimed Scilly has the most agreeable and conscientious residents in the UK. And now ITV are looking for stories about random acts of kindness on the islands to feature in a new slot on Good Morning Britain. Executive Director of the Islands’ Partnership, David Jackson, says this is […]

Cruise Ship Marking A First For Scilly

Cruise Ship Marking A First For Scilly

The first cruise ship to stay in Scilly for two nights has arrived in St Mary’s Roads. 100 passengers are on board the Sea Explorer. They’ll have more opportunity to visit the off-islands and will tour Bryher today, St Martin’s tomorrow and St Mary’s the day after. They are set to leave Scilly at 2pm […]

Big Response To Theatre Club WW1 Project

Big Response To Theatre Club WW1 Project

The organiser of an ambitious theatre project marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme says she is “over the moon” with the response from islanders. Theatre Club Chairman Gail Sibley appealed for locals to share their First World War family stories. They’ll be incorporated into a locally written theatre performance, which will run […]

St Agnes Rowers Have Secret To Gig Success – Chocolate

St Agnes Rowers Have Secret To Gig Success – Chocolate

While some mainland rowers will have been following strict diets devised by nutritionists ahead of this weekend’s championships, St Agnes gig rowers are banking on chocolate bars to give them a boost in their bid for victory. Maddy Goudsmith, the chocolate maker behind The Little Island Chocolate Company, says they wanted to add a plain […]

Council Won’t Be Prosecuted For Criminal Damage To Monument

Council Won’t Be Prosecuted For Criminal Damage To Monument

A Scheduled Monument dating from the Bronze Age has been damaged during the recent building work at the airport. But the body responsible for protecting these sites says they won’t pursue a criminal prosecution against the Council because it’s not in the public interest. Nick Russell, the officer investigating for English Heritage, says instead they’ll […]

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