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Scilly Police Investigate Pirate’s Skeleton Theft On Bryher

Sgt Colin Taylor has called into Radio Scilly today to appeal to the person who stole a leg and arm from a skeleton to return it. It formed part of a pirate style decoration in a themed nautical display at a Bryher business. The parts were removed 11 days ago and, although Colin accepts that […]

Open Gardens Postponed Until Monday

Sunday’s weather forecast isn’t so good. That’s why organisers of the Inner Wheel Open Gardens are postponing the event until Monday. You’ll be able to tour 5 private gardens around the town and Eastbank at Porthloo between 11 and 5 on Monday. Tickets from the TIC. There’ll be refreshments at the Church Pavilion. Proceeds to […]

Old Carn Thomas Secondary School To Be Demolished

Old Carn Thomas Secondary School To Be Demolished

The old secondary school at Carn Thomas is being demolished. Some locals have voiced their concerns that the 1960s-built structure, which has been partially empty since the new school opened in 2011, is at risk of becoming an eyesore as it falls into disrepair. A section of the building is currently used as offices for […]

Lifeboat Called To Sinking Yacht

Lifeboat Called To Sinking Yacht

The St Mary’s lifeboat has been launched for the second time in two days. At around 3.40pm on Thursday, RNLB The Whiteheads went to assist a yacht that had sunk near the Blockhouse on Tresco. Falmouth Coastguard says a lifeboat crewmember had noticed the vessel was in trouble around 100m off shore. The lifeboat, under the […]

Hospital Officials To Be Questioned Over Patient Escorts

Hospital Officials To Be Questioned Over Patient Escorts

Councillors say recent changes to travel arrangements are putting the health of vulnerable island patients at risk. And officials from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust will be summoned to a special Council meeting to discuss the matter urgently. Jane Hurd from Scilly’s Healthwatch told members of the recent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee that patients […]

Successful Visit For Largest Cruise Ship To Date

Successful Visit For Largest Cruise Ship To Date

The visit yesterday of the largest cruise ship to come to Scilly is being hailed a success. St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says that detailed planning and close teamwork paid off as around 1,100 passengers of the Magellan came ashore. Dale says it was a “win win situation” for the islands with plenty of tourists […]

Staff Cream Tea Event Raises Funds For Hospital

Staff Cream Tea Event Raises Funds For Hospital

Staff Cream Tea Event Raises Funds For Hospital Patients receiving treatment at St Mary’s hospital will be a bit more comfortable in the future after staff organised an event last Thursday to help buy two special recliner chairs. They sold cream teas and handmade goods, bringing in over £900 in just two hours. Stalls included […]

Second Shout In Two Days For Scilly Lifeboat

The St. Mary’s lifeboat has been launched for the second time in 2 days. At around 3.40pm The Whiteheads went to assist a yacht that had sunk near the Blockhouse on Tresco. Falmouth coastguard say a lifeboat crew member had noticed the vessel was in trouble, around 100m off shore. The lifeboat, under the command […]

Lifeboat In Medical Rescue Off Scilly

Lifeboat In Medical Rescue Off Scilly

St Mary’s lifeboat was launched at lunchtime yesterday to help in a medical evacuation from a vessel, half a mile northwest of Shipman Head Down. RNLI Press Officer Steve Watt says The Whiteheads, under the command of Stuart Hitchens, was called out at approximately midday to the White Dolphin, a 55-foot ketch. The patient is […]