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Audit Inquiry Reveals Council Overspent By £600,000 On Porthcressa Project

Audit Inquiry Reveals Council Overspent By £600,000 On Porthcressa Project

The Council overspent by more than £600,000 on the Porthcressa Regeneration project. But the officer responsible for the work says that’s normal and Local Authorities usually spend more than budgeted on big schemes. Senior Development Manager Diana Mompoloki told Thursday’s Council-run public meeting that her airport project had also gone £550,000 over budget, bringing the […]

Mental Health Safe Place In Scilly ‘Almost There’

Mental Health Safe Place In Scilly ‘Almost There’

The Council’s Head of Adult Social Care says a process to deal with patients having a mental health crisis on the islands is “almost there.” Gareth Peters has been working with the GPs, hospital staff and emergency services to come up with better way to help someone suffering from an acute mental episode while in […]

St Mary’s New Wine Is Fit For A Future King

St Mary’s New Wine Is Fit For A Future King

After five years of planning, wine produced on St Mary’s is now available. And the owner of the Holy Vale Winery, Robert Francis, says he is delighted by the compliments he’s received. Islanders and visitors have had their first chance to sample his bottles of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, harvested from seven acres of […]

Roaring Success For First Scilly Laughs Festival

Roaring Success For First Scilly Laughs Festival

More stand-up comedy events will be coming to Scilly after organisers of June’s inaugural Scilly Laughs Festival say they are delighted with the support they received. They’re planning an event for next year and potentially one-off sessions before Summer 2016. The programme of three comedy nights on the islands and one evening at Penzance was […]

Regular Visitor To Scilly Appointed To Most Senior Methodist Position

Regular Visitor To Scilly Appointed To Most Senior Methodist Position

The Reverend Steve Wild has been appointed President of the Methodist Conference, the most senior position in Methodism in the UK. Steve is well known to islanders from his regular visits to the St Martin’s and St Mary’s Methodist chapels. Rev Wild has served fifteen years in circuit ministry and he is currently Chairman of […]

Great Turnout For Garrison Cup Match

Great Turnout For Garrison Cup Match

The organiser of yesterday’s Garrison Cup cricket match says they definitely “got lucky” with the weather. And Kane Goddard is happy with the turn out of people for the game because he says didn’t think they we would have that much support. What was intended to be a 25-overs fixture between a combined off-island side […]

Islanders In Conversation – Steve Watt

Islanders In Conversation – Steve Watt

Steve Watt joins Keri Jones on our Sunday chat show.    

The Travel Show 27th June 2015

The Travel Show 27th June 2015

Steve and Lois Morris talk about their December trip to Venice    

St Mary’s Harbour News June 27th

Vehicle access remains an issue during this busy time.There is no parking on the quay and that the rear yard is especially congested during the unloading of the Gry Maritha. Due to the continued use of Old Quay as a parking spot the Harbour staff will be taking steps to ensure vehicles cannot access this […]