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Councillors Demand Answers Over Off-Island Ambulance Pagers

Councillors Demand Answers Over Off-Island Ambulance Pagers

It’s emerged that some of the pagers that should alert ambulance co-responders to an emergency on the off-islands haven’t been working. And one councillor says it could mean the difference between life and death. Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation has contacted the South Western Ambulance Service Trust following concerns over missed messages, calls not being answered and […]

Scilly Sees Largest Fall In House Prices

Scilly Sees Largest Fall In House Prices

Government figures released this week claim that Scilly has seen the largest fall in house prices in the country. The Office of National Statistics says that the median value of homes was down 15% between 2013 and 2014, from £275,000 to £235,000. Scilly Estate Tony Dingley says some properties have lost even more value and […]

Warning Over Disruption To Power This Morning

Warning Over Disruption To Power This Morning

The electricity supply to parts of St Mary’s may be liable to interruption this morning. A problem with an underground cable, which affects supply to Buzza Hill, Porthcressa Square including the library and Porthcressa Terrace was identified at the weekend. Specialist engineers were flown in last night by Western Power. Manager Ritchie Christopher says he […]

RAF Pays Visit To Scilly

RAF Pays Visit To Scilly

The RAF has paid a visit to Scilly to offer islanders an overview of how their service operates in 2015. Flight Lieutenant Scott Toomer travelled down from Bomber Command in High Wycombe on Tuesday. He attends around 100 Royal Air Force presentations around the UK each year. Unfortunately just two islanders attend the talk along […]

Poetry Trail Launched On St Mary’s

Poetry Trail Launched On St Mary’s

Eagle eyed locals are being encourage to spot poetry posted in different places around St Mary’s. Island resident Geri Bright has put up ten compositions from poets including Charles Kingsley, Rupert Brooke and John Masefield as part of her new poetry trail. The poem subjects have been chosen as appropriate for their setting – Wordsworth’s […]

The Scilly Council Chair and CEO Answer Your Questions TONIGHT- THURSDAY

Today, you have your chance to question Council Chairman Amanda Martin and Council CEO Theo Leijser on any council issue that matters to you. If you have comments or questions on the plans to build more homes, the use of Pendrethen Quarry, Council costs, the water supply or sewage or waste then go to the […]

Lifeboat Helps With Helicopter Evacuation Of Injured Sailor In Scilly

St Mary’s Lifeboat was launched at lunchtime on Wednesday to help with a medical evacuation from a vessel, half a mile north-west of Shipman Head Down. RNLI Press Officer Steve Watt says The Whiteheads was called out at approximately midday to The White Dolphin, a 55-foot ketch. The patient is thought to have sustained spinal […]

Electricity Will Be Off In Parts Of St Mary’s On Thursday

Ritchie Christopher from Western Power wants to warn islanders in parts of St Mary’s that the power will be turned off, at times, tomorrow. There’s a fault in the supply affecting the Porthcressa, Porthcressa Terrace and Buzza Hill areas. Specialist engineers are coming in from the mainland on the last flight this evening to deal […]

Fog Could Stop Scilly Flights On Friday

The weather forecast for Friday 26th June is indicating high humidity, with a possibility of reduced visibility which could cause some disruption to Skybus flights, particularly during the morning. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Friday may transfer to another date free of charge […]