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Scillonian Woman Celebrates 104th Birthday

Scillonian Woman Celebrates 104th Birthday

A Scillonian woman has celebrated her 104th birthday. Sylvia Phillips now lives in a nursing home in Ohio in the USA and two days of parties were held to mark her special birthday. Sylvia grew up on the islands and lived in Scilly until she was 8 years old. Her dad was Arthur Ellis, a […]

Councillors Increase Travel Allowances As Chairman Says She Struggles To Attend Some Meetings

Councillors Increase Travel Allowances As Chairman Says She Struggles To Attend Some Meetings

Scilly’s councillors have voted to increase their travel allowance limits following a debate where the Chairman said she struggled to attend all of her meetings and often had to “pay the difference.” Cllr Amanda Martin said the Council “must be prepared to accept that some members will not be able to carry out their functions […]

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Passengers arriving on Ryanair’s new flight from Frankfurt on Sunday were welcomed to Newquay Airport with a Cornish pasty! It’s the first time the Irish-based airline has used the airport since January 2011, when they pulled out, blaming the controversial airport development fee, which required every passenger to pay an extra £5 to use the […]

Bank Fines Pay For New Cornwall Air Ambulance Building

Bank Fines Pay For New Cornwall Air Ambulance Building

Cornwall Air Ambulance has a new volunteering and fundraising base, made possible by the Libor fines imposed on the banks by the government. The Lady Mary Holborow Fundraising and Volunteering Building at Newquay Airport was opened on Friday by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. A grant of £241,000 has allowed the […]

New Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly Coroner Area Comes Into Force

New Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly Coroner Area Comes Into Force

The control of more islands’ services are being transferred to the mainland following the announcement that Scilly’s Coroner Service has been merged with Cornwall. The new Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Coroner Area, headed by Senior Coroner Emma Carlyon, will be administered by Cornwall Council from Truro. The authority will be reimbursed by Scilly’s Council […]

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