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Councillors Question £2.1m ‘Black Hole’ In Capital Programme

Councillors Question £2.1m ‘Black Hole’ In Capital Programme

Some of Scilly’s councillors have questioned what appears to be a £2.1m black hole in the authority’s capital programme. The Finance, Audit and Scrutiny Committee approved the plans, including £4m earmarked for the controversial ‘Smart Islands’ project as well as improvements to water infrastructure, flood defences and the demolition of the old secondary school at […]

Busy April For Air Ambulance In Scilly

Busy April For Air Ambulance In Scilly

The Cornwall Air Ambulance had a busy April in Scilly. The helicopter airlifted five patients to Treliske Hospital during the month, three of whom were suffering from serious medical conditions. A visitor to Tresco injured her leg after falling on the coast path and was flown to the mainland hospital in 35 minutes. And a […]

Health Professionals Urging Men To Take Up Aneurysm Screening In Scilly

Health Professionals Urging Men To Take Up Aneurysm Screening In Scilly

The NHS are urging eligible men in Scilly to attend the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening service, which returns to St Mary’s Health Centre on Thursday 7th July. Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the main blood vessel from the heart weakens and ruptures. It’s more common in men as they get older and the NHS is now offering […]

Limited Places Left For This Year’s Tresco Triathlon

Limited Places Left For This Year’s Tresco Triathlon

Competitors hoping to take part in this year’s Tresco Triathlon need to hurry to snap up the last few places. The sprint distance event on the 26th June will consist of a short sea swim, a 12 mile cycle and a 3 mile run. All competitors taking part are being asked to raise funds in […]

Obituary Of Former Scilly Resident Richard Hollow 1930-2016

Obituary Of Former Scilly Resident Richard Hollow 1930-2016

Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard), a former resident of Scilly, has died at his home in the USA. Richard was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his right hand in a blasting accident. […]

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