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Scilly Lottery Winner 30th November 2015

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Scilly’s Emergency Staff Get First Look At New Helicopter

Scilly’s Emergency Staff Get First Look At New Helicopter

The new search and rescue helicopters are impressive and boast state-of-the-art facilities. That’s what around twenty of the islands’ emergency personnel heard on Saturday, as they inspected one of the two new aircraft that will cover Scilly from the New Year. Ambulance staff, Coastguards and first responders from all the islands gathered on The Garrison […]

Authority Should Fight For AONB Funding Says Councillor

Authority Should Fight For AONB Funding Says Councillor

The Council should “put up a struggle” against further cuts to AONB funding. That’s the view of Bryher councillor Marian Bennett, who said not fighting for the organisation would “deny credit to the volunteers” who had worked hard for the islands and environmental issues over the years. It followed a report at last week’s Planning […]

Concern Over Parting Carn Planning Extension

Concern Over Parting Carn Planning Extension

Some St Mary’s residents have expressed concern over a planning application to continue using the batching plant and accommodation units at Parting Carn for a further three months. Kier Construction were expected to clear the area of all equipment and return the land to its original state by the end of December. But they say […]

Generous Donor Boosts Cancer Research Fundraiser

Generous Donor Boosts Cancer Research Fundraiser

A generous mystery donor has helped Cancer Research UK beat last year’s fundraising total at their Christmas Fair. In 2014 the event raised around £ 550 but the poor weather this weekend may have deterred some people who wanted to attend Friday’s event at the Old Town Inn. The charity was set to bank £251, […]

St Mary’s Harbour Report Nov 28th

Here’s the latest Harbour news from St Mary’s Harbourmaster, Dale Clark. The forecast weather for the coming week is unpleasant and during the HW’s there may be overtopping waves along the length of the quay. Please do not come onto the quay (by foot or vehicle) if waves are overtopping. Please ensure you keep an […]

Part Of Rocket Found Off Tresco

Part Of Rocket Found Off Tresco

Part of an American rocket, used to deliver satellites into space, has been found in the sea off Tresco. The debris is thought to have come from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 launcher. A warning to shipping was issued yesterday afternoon, after the crew of the Voyager and the Hurricane reported the 10m x 4m curved, […]

Councillors Reject Another Plan To Convert Shop Space

Councillors Reject Another Plan To Convert Shop Space

A plan to convert another Hugh Town shop to residential accommodation has been refused by planners. The owners of Man of War on Lower Strand want to replace the current ground floor retail space with a one-bedroomed flat for use by key workers or those with local need. The shop has been selling gifts and […]

Estate Agent Predicts Rush To Beat New Stamp Duty Rates

Estate Agent Predicts Rush To Beat New Stamp Duty Rates

Changes to the level of stamp duty that second home buyers pay can “only be negative” for Scilly, says St Mary’s Estate Agent Ian Sibley. Chancellor George Osborne announced the change in Tuesday’s autumn statement, when he explained how holiday home sales can price locals out of the housing market in Cornwall. From April, if […]

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