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Cancer Research Christmas Fundraiser In Old Town This Evening

Cancer Research Christmas Fundraiser In Old Town This Evening

Locally made jewellery and craft items, teddies and food are on offer tonight at Cancer Research UK’s Christmas fundraiser. And while the Scilly Sirens female choir and the Blue Sky Jazz Band return but this year, there’s a new venue for the popular event. It’s the first time the Old Town Inn has hosted the […]

St Mary’s Harbour Improvement Project Weekly Update from Kier

Here’s the update for the Week Ending 27 November 2015 Quay Extension: 2nd Slab poured – 10 remain. Fenders – 15 of 19 pre-drilled, installation continues this week. Quay Widening: 100% Pre-cast concrete units placed and anchored. 100% Foundation works complete. 10 of 13 Wall panels installed. External access platforms 2 of 13 installed. Removal […]

International Sporting Event Coming To Scilly

International Sporting Event Coming To Scilly

The Islands’ Partnership has secured an international event that will bring thousands of additional visitors and tens-of-thousands of pounds into Scilly’s economy over the next decade. Scilly will be the first UK location to host the ÖTILLÖ Swim-Run event qualifier. CNN has described it as “one of the toughest endurance races in the world.” 100 […]

Pendrathen Quarry Recycling Can Continue, Says Council

Pendrathen Quarry Recycling Can Continue, Says Council

Councillors have granted a certificate that will allow current recycling activities at Pendrathen quarry to continue. But in a heated and lengthy debate during Tuesday’s Planning Meeting, many committee members expressed their concern that they now have no control over how that work is carried out and the Council Chairman apologised, on behalf of the […]

New Right To Buy Plans Unlikely To Apply In Scilly

New Right To Buy Plans Unlikely To Apply In Scilly

The government’s plan to offer some housing association tenants the right to buy is unlikely to apply in Scilly. That’s the view of Cornwall Rural Housing Association. The Bodmin-based affordable home provider has built 25 homes on four islands and has recently added two new units at Tom Chudleigh’s former yard in Well Cross on […]

Police Commissioner Welcomes Funding Announcement

Police Commissioner Welcomes Funding Announcement

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warmly welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement not to make any further budget cuts to policing. But Tony Hoggs adds that, “it is too early to say what specific impact this will have” in Scilly, Devon and Cornwall. Tony Hogg says his team will continue to look at efficiency […]

Piece Of Mal De Mer History Up For Grabs

Piece Of Mal De Mer History Up For Grabs

Islanders are being offered the chance to own a piece of Mal de Mers history. The sportsmen from all over the UK converge on Scilly each September for a week of timetabled sporting events from rowing to cricket and football to tug-of-war. Jimmy Goold started the sporting tours in the 1930s. His grandson David Waters […]

Winter Work On St Mary’s

Mainland Marketing are looking to recruit people to work on their flower bunching line, near to St Mary’s airport. The start date would be from now through to the end of March – depending on the crops. If you would like to know more, or to apply, please email hannah @ mainlandmarketing.co.uk or call 01720 […]

Risk Of Skybus Flight Disruption Thursday Nov 26th

The weather forecast for Thursday 26th November is for high humidity with the possibility of low cloud and poor visibility which may cause some disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Thursday may transfer to a different date free of charge […]