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Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

Scilly To Be Starting Point Of Epic Five-Month Charity Walk

The Isles of Scilly will be the starting point this spring for an epic five-month charity walk to the Shetland Islands. 67-year old Phil Godfrey will kick off his 1,400-mile journey from the islands on the 10th March and is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the medical charity APS Support UK, which offers […]

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

Passenger helicopters will return to the skies of Scilly next year after Cornwall planners today voted unanimously to approve the application for a new heliport in Penzance. The £2m scheme off Jelbert Way and adjacent to the site of the former heliport at Eastern Green, is expected to create around 30 permanent jobs. Tresco owner […]

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

The inquest into the death of a Tresco Estate worker has been halted after a witness claimed he saw him having an altercation with other staff on the day he went missing. The body of 23-year-old Josh Clayton was found on the uninhabited island of Tean on 23rd September 2015, ten days after going missing […]

Island RNLI Volunteer Set To Join London’s Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Service

Island RNLI Volunteer Set To Join London’s Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Service

A lifesaving volunteer from Scilly will be representing the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the annual Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service this weekend. Phillip Woodcock from St Mary’s is one of nineteen people from across the UK and Ireland who will represent the RNLI at the service in London’s Whitehall, marking the first time the charity […]

Dog Owners Who Don’t Clean Up After Pets Could Face £1,000 Fine

Dog Owners Who Don’t Clean Up After Pets Could Face £1,000 Fine

Councillors have voted unanimously to introduce tough new penalties for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets. The so-called Public Spaces Protection Order was agreed at the recent Full Council meeting, following a public consultation with islanders earlier this year. Under the new order, dog owners could face a fine of up to […]

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

A man died yesterday afternoon while swimming at Porthcressa Beach. Sergeant Colin Taylor from the Isles of Scilly Police Team says the man in his early 50’s and who lived locally, had been swimming in the sea with a friend. Sergeant Taylor says he was flown to Treliske Hospital by the Cornwall Air Ambulance but […]

Council Chairman Slams Racist Incidents In Scilly Following Brexit Vote

Council Chairman Slams Racist Incidents In Scilly Following Brexit Vote

The Chairman of Scilly’s Council says islanders “should not tolerate” racist incidents following the recent Brexit vote. Cllr Amanda Martin issued a statement today saying our community, “is not immune to racism” and reporting that there have been, “offensive comments and so-called jokes made to or about islanders of foreign origin.” Cllr Martin says these […]

Your Chance To Take A Look At Some Of Scilly’s Hidden Gardens

Your Chance To Take A Look At Some Of Scilly’s Hidden Gardens

Have you ever fancied taking a closer look at some of the lovely gardens you’ve glimpsed over the wall in Scilly? Well now’s your chance as the islands’ Inner Wheel Club is organising an Open Gardens Day on Monday 4th July. Five gardens in the Holy Vale, Maypole and Pelistry area will be open to […]

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services In Scilly Rated ‘Good’ By Ofsted

Children’s Services in Scilly have been rated as amongst the top 25% in the country. That follows a three-week Ofsted inspection in April this year when the service was given a ‘Good’ rating by inspectors. The inspection focused on compliance and the quality and effectiveness of services in helping the most vulnerable children on the […]

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