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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 […]

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 […]

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Bryher-based Island Fish has made a commitment to help native lobster populations. Their director, Amanda Pender, has signed up to the National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One Set One Free’ scheme. It means that the business will donate money to the Padstow-based hatchery for every lobster order they receive. The money raised will go towards raising […]

Plan For Ambulance Named After Island Gig To Help Refugees

Plan For Ambulance Named After Island Gig To Help Refugees

An ambulance named after a Scilly gig could soon be saving the lives of refugees in Syria. Islanders and visitors are being asked to help raise the £6,000 needed to buy a fully equipped vehicle, filled with medical aid. James Overton is the Cornwall Ambassador for the Refugee Aid Network and he’s behind the appeal. […]

Council Wants Your Views On Development Projects

Council Wants Your Views On Development Projects

Do you use St Mary’s Airport more frequently since last year’s runway and terminal works? Has the £5m scheme increased the reliability of transport? And do you think that the Porthmellon Innovation Centre on the former wholesaler site has created jobs? Those are some of the questions posed in a survey that the Council has […]

Bryher Family Promotes Their Scilly Farm And Invites You To Visit

Bryher Family Promotes Their Scilly Farm And Invites You To Visit

A Bryher family has been sharing their daily experiences of working on a small farm with thousands of Twitter followers interested in farming after being chosen as guest editors for the ‘Smallholders UK’ updates on the social media site. Ruth and Graham Eggins took on the tenancy of Hillside Farm six months ago. And from […]

Scilly Is ‘Most Significant’ Seabird Colony In Southwest

Scilly Is ‘Most Significant’ Seabird Colony In Southwest

The RSPB says that Scilly is the most significant seabird colony in the southwest. Their statement follows the release of data collected during last year’s seabird survey, the most detailed for nine years. Volunteers counted breeding seabirds on over 60 different rocks and islands across Scilly. The survey has found that Scilly supports over 8,000 […]

Hotel Owners Can Convert Staff House To Holiday Let

Hotel Owners Can Convert Staff House To Holiday Let

The owners of Tregarthen’s Hotel have been granted permission to alter their staff house so it can be used as a holiday let. Planners agreed an application for changes to the 18th century building, ‘Starboard Light,’ which is alongside The Bank in St Mary’s. In recent years the Grade II listed property has been connected […]