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Fears For Future Of Butcher’s Shop on St Mary’s

Fears For Future Of Butcher’s Shop on St Mary’s

There are fears over whether we’ll have butcher’s shop on St Mary’s in the long term after its owners’ attempts to sell the business have stepped up a gear. Steve Griffin says it’s no secret that the property has been on the market for two years. Now “For Sale or Rent” signs have appeared in […]

Duchy Revenue Increased by 4% During Last Financial Year

Duchy Revenue Increased by 4% During Last Financial Year

Images of Scilly occupy the front and back of the Duchy of Cornwall annual accounts and report. The organisation, which operates across 23 counties, has grown its revenue surplus, effectively a profit, by just under 4% to £18 million over the past year. That’s down to financial investments and better performing land values due to […]

Helicopters To Remain In Penzance Until Next April

Helicopters To Remain In Penzance Until Next April

The Boss of British International Helicopters says it’s likely that they’ll stay in Penzance over the winter, until moving to St Erth in April. Tony Jones says he had a positive meeting last Thursday with Cornwall Council and Sainsburys about planning permission for a new supermarket at the existing heliport site in Penzance and a […]

Plans For Business Complex Move A Step Closer

Plans For Business Complex Move A Step Closer

Plans for the Council to develop the former wholesalers store as a multipurpose business unit are set to go to architects’ tender over the next few days. The plan is to create a flexible workspace that will allow up to 15 businesses to operate. The Council’s Head of Economic Development, Diana Mompoloki, told us the […]

Future Fishermen Could Be Priced Out Of Islands Waters

Future Fishermen Could Be Priced Out Of Islands Waters

We’re often told to go for sustainable and locally caught fish but future generations of fishermen may be priced out of fishing in our islands’ waters. Proposed legislation will only allow you a quota based on your current vessel and the size of its catch of ray, megrim, sole or plaice. And as the two […]

Longstone Centre Hopes To Reopen Soon

Longstone Centre Hopes To Reopen Soon

The Long Stone Centre and Cafe remains closed but its owners hope to open for business before they lose too much of the season. Sonia Scott says they’ve had to shut the doors because of a water leak and she says it isn’t the sort where you can just put in a small bucket and […]

Helicopter Boss Says Cornishman Letter Incorrect

Helicopter Boss Says Cornishman Letter Incorrect

The boss of British International Helicopters says a letter in the Cornishman newspaper, which makes claims challenging his company’s commitments to operate all year round from St Erth, isn’t helpful. Tony Jones says he wants to reassure people that the contents of the letter from Tim James, published last Thursday, were “in all regards, except […]

New Bryher Store Opens To Customers

New Bryher Store Opens To Customers

After a winter of having to plan ahead and carry shopping from St Mary’s or Tresco, Bryher’s new community shop and post office opens its doors today. It’ll be a lifeline for islanders, self-catering visitors and campers. Shop owner Zoe Dan says it seems ‘a bit surreal’ that the shop is finally opening – she […]

No Sunday Papers As Special Scillonian Sailing Cancelled

No Sunday Papers As Special Scillonian Sailing Cancelled

Islanders won’t get to read the Observer or News of the World this Sunday. The only planned Sunday sailing of the Scillonian III this year has been cancelled, just three days before it was meant to sail. And that means we won’t have the rare treat of Sunday papers at the weekend. The sailing was […]