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The Tourism Show 31st July 2015

The Tourism Show 31st July 2015

Zoe Parry, the Islands’ Partnership Events Manager, talks about next year’s maritime festival, a cultural event to replace Art Scilly, the October Walk Scilly and a comedy event. We air our IP update every Friday at 9.30am on Radio Scilly 107.9FM.    

Police Warning Over Boat Fuel Thefts On St Mary’s

Police Warning Over Boat Fuel Thefts On St Mary’s

Police are warning boat owners on St Mary’s to keep an eye out for thieves who have stolen fuel from two boats in the past week. They’ve targeted private, rather than commercial vessels. One was on a mooring while another was on dry land Sergeant Colin Taylor says the theft doesn’t amount to a great […]

Cruise Ship Making Unexpected Visit To Islands

Cruise Ship Making Unexpected Visit To Islands

In what’s already becoming a record year for cruise ship visits, Scilly will be getting an extra, unexpected visit tomorrow. The Captain of the Adonia, with 690 passengers on board, has decided to alter her route and stop in the islands. Harbourmaster Dale Clark says it’s a “welcome surprise” although he says it’s unusual for […]

Children’s Health Services In Scilly Will ‘Continue As Normal’

Children’s Health Services In Scilly Will ‘Continue As Normal’

A commercial operator won’t, for now, be able to pitch for the contract to take on some of Scilly’s health services. NHS Kernow, who contract health providers, have cancelled their planned procurement of a children’s healthcare and mental health services provider. The tendering process was underway but they’ve put plans on hold until details of […]

Plans Submitted For Desalination Plant Fix

Plans Submitted For Desalination Plant Fix

Plans for a new seawater intake for St Mary’s desalination plant have been submitted to the Marine Management Organisation. The £500,000 water purification system, which was installed in 2013, has struggled to meet demand after the onshore boreholes that provide it with water became contaminated with iron pyrite. That means the unit’s filters are getting […]

Scilly’s Police Hit The Headlines Again

Scilly’s Police Hit The Headlines Again

Scilly’s police are making the headlines again this morning on news websites and papers from Ireland to Algeria. Sergeant Colin Taylor has created another comedy Facebook post on the station’s social media page and his own Scilly Sergeant website – this time, picking up on the killing of Cecil the Zimbabwean lion and growing resentment […]

St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update From Kier

Week Ending 31 July 2015 Quay Extension: Aggregate fill of Level 6 is now complete. Level 7 blocks will now commence end of this week weather permitting when construction will be clearly visible above sea level.   Quay Widening: Clearing of the boulder field and construction of the ramp will start week commencing 03 August 2015.   […]

Assurances Given Over Scilly’s Dental Service

Assurances Given Over Scilly’s Dental Service

The organisation that manages the dental surgery at St Mary’s hospital has given their assurance that the service will continue when the current dentist resigns in the autumn. PCH Dental, a not-for-profit company, confirmed yesterday that Scilly’s only dentist, Dr Robert Seddon, wants to stand down in September. And they say they’re running a number […]

Cornish Devolution Not A Threat To Scilly’s Independence Says MP

Cornish Devolution Not A Threat To Scilly’s Independence Says MP

Our islands’ MP says Scilly shouldn’t worry about losing its independence following the new devolution deal for Cornwall, announced earlier this month. There has been concern that because the islands receive many of their services from both Cornwall Council and the Kernow NHS Commissioning Group, any move to devolve power to the county could leave […]

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