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Air Southwest To Cease Operations

Air Southwest To Cease Operations

There has been a mixed reaction from accommodation providers over the news that Air Southwest are ceasing their operations, including flights from Newquay, in September. The company hasn’t been able to make a go of their routes. It’s another blow for the Cornwall Council-owned airport following the pull out by Ryanair in January. AirSouthwest had […]

MP Welcomes Reprieve For Cheques

MP Welcomes Reprieve For Cheques

Our islands’ Member of Parliament, Andrew George, says he’s pleased that a plan to scrap the use of cheque books in 2018 is being reversed but warns that banks may try to remove them in other ways. The UK Payments Council, the body made up of all the major banks, now say that cheque books […]

St Mary’s Fudgemaker Could Be Chosen To Supply London 2012

St Mary’s Fudgemaker Could Be Chosen To Supply London 2012

Fudge made on our islands could be promoted in the range of produce selected for the London Olympics. Michelle Mapplethorpe has just won another award for her confectionery, a double gold at The Guild of Fine Food awards for her Lemon and Meringue fudge. They are the UK trade association for people making or selling […]

St Mary’s Hall Hotel To Host First Wedding

St Mary’s Hall Hotel To Host First Wedding

This weekend, the latest islands’ venue to register for wedding services holds its first marriage. St Mary’s Hall Hotel joins the islands’ other registered venues, Juliet’s Garden, Star Castle Hotel, St Martin’s Hotel and the Old Wesleyan Chapel, as well as the Porthcressa Registry Office. Sarah Handy the Superintendent Registrar says this is a growth […]

Self-Catering Owners Will Not Need Energy Certificates Says Council

Self-Catering Owners Will Not Need Energy Certificates Says Council

Islanders won’t need an official assessment of how energy efficient your self-catering accommodation is. And that’s the official view of the Council’s Tourism Department. New Government legislation requires properties that are occupied for more than four months in a year to include these certificates in their marketing material. But Sophie Hughes says tourism lobby groups […]

Penzance Chamber Fight To Preserve Helicopters

Penzance Chamber Fight To Preserve Helicopters

Penzance Chamber of Commerce says it will do anything it can to preserve the helicopter link from West Cornwall to St Mary’s and Tresco. The business group met last week to discuss concerns that developments in the town could potentially jeopardise the British International Helicopters move to St Erth. BIH want to sell their current […]

Recent Exhibitions Prove Popular At Gallery Tresco

Recent Exhibitions Prove Popular At Gallery Tresco

There’s no sign of a downturn in the economy if sales at Gallery Tresco are anything to go by. Anna Parkes says there’s been a good response to an exhibition of work created by artists who each stayed for a week on the island over the winter. On Monday, artists Anthony Garratt, David Rust and […]

Scilly Most Entrepreneurial Place In Britain Says New Survey

Scilly Most Entrepreneurial Place In Britain Says New Survey

Forget the conventional wisdom that London is the centre of entrepreneurship in Britain. Figures calculated by Accountz, a software firm, show that Scilly is more entrepreneurial than London – and, in fact, the most entrepreneurial place in Britain. The data shows that the Isles of Scilly has a business for every 9 people, whereas London […]

Duchy To End Controversial Tendering Process For Accommodation

Duchy To End Controversial Tendering Process For Accommodation

The Duchy of Cornwall is moving away from their controversial tender process for residential accommodation. Land Steward Chris Gregory says he’s started to set the price for rents, as that’s what is done on the mainland. This happened recently when the Old Town Barn was offered to tenants and Chris says this will now be […]