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SCILLY BILLY ARRIVES ON THE ISLANDS
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A St Martins resident has created a new line of fun bags and T-shirts with a silly/Scilly theme.
NEW DOG CONTROL RULES TO START IN OCTOBER
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has confirmed that the new rules on dog control will come into force from 1st October.
HELICOPTER SERVICE WILL DEFINITELY GO AHEAD
Monday, August 29, 2016
Robert Dorrien-Smith has said that he will definitely go ahead with a new helicopter service if he is granted planning permission for a heliport in Penzance.
RED ARROWS STEAL THE SHOW TO CLOSE REGATTA
The Red Arrows made a triumphant debut on the Isles of Scilly as they lit up the sky to close the inaugural Islands’ Regatta on Monday.
SCILLY FAMILY FINISH CHARITY BIKE RIDE
The Morel family have finished their bike ride from John O’Groats to Land's End, raising more than £2,000 for Alzheimer's Society.
'LADYLIKE' WI PROUD TO FINISH LAST IN RAFT RACE
St Mary's WI said they are proud to have finished last in Sunday's RNLI raft race. The team claimed they were purposely going at a "very sedate, ladylike pace"
DAILY MIRROR: SUNSET CEREMONY OFF DUE TO DRUNKEN SAILORS
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Daily Mirror has reported that the Royal Navy cancelled yesterday's Sunset Ceremony because the crews were too hungover to attend.
AUTHOR TO VISIT ST MARY'S LIBRARY ON TUESDAY
Katharina Marcus, a writer of young adult horse-based fiction will appear at St Mary's Library on Tuesday.
CAMERA WITH SCILLY PHOTOS FOUND IN CHARITY SHOP
A man in Worthing is seeking the owners of a camera containing photos of a holiday to the Isles of Scilly
ROBERT DORRIEN-SMITH: 'HELICOPTER WILL HELP IOSSC'
Friday, August 26, 2016
Tresco owner Robert Dorrien-Smith has insisted that he is not out to compete with the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.
RED ARROWS SET TO THRILL ON MONDAY
As we prepare for the visit of the Red Arrows, who will provide a thrilling climax to the inauguaral Islands' Regatta on Bank Holiday Monday, we find out more about them.
TELEGRAPH TOWER PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE TO 4G
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The replica of Lt John Trinder's semaphore signal is up and running at the Telegraph Tower just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
BRAVE SHAVERS RAISE CASH FOR CANCER
Four Old Town Inn staff members have 'braved the shave' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR ISLANDS' REGATTA
The Isles of Scilly's inaugural Islands' Regatta starts today in what is expected to be bright sunshine.
PLANS TO REINSTATE ISLES OF SCILLY HELICOPTER SERVICE
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Plans are underway for the reinstatement of the popular scheduled helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCE
Monday, August 22, 2016
Volunteers are needed in the Air Ambulance tent over the course of the Islands Regatta.
SCILLY – LAND’S END SWIMMER REFLECTS ON NEAR MISS
A woman who recently fell just short of becoming the third person to swim between the Isles of Scilly and Land’s End has spoken about her attempt.
COUNCIL SEEK ISLANDERS HELP AHEAD OF BANK HOLIDAY
Islanders are asked to help clean up Porthcressa and Holgate’s Green ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
DUKE AND DUCHESS TO VISIT THREE ISLANDS
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit St Mary's, St Martins and Tresco during their day trip to the Isles of Scilly on September 2.
TASTE OF SCILLY PROGRAMME RELEASED
The new event is billed as a 'month-long, mouth-watering celebration of the very best in local food and drink from the islands'.
REDWING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SCILLY THIS WEEK
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Alongside the 13 local crews, competitors from Devon, Oxford, South Wales and Brittany will take to the water for the event.
DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT SCILLY
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Prince William and Kate will meet local organisations, businesses and charities during the visit on September 1 and 2, Kensington Palace revealed.
SEA STATE ‘CONCERNING’ OVER WEEKEND
St Mary's Harbour has described the sea state over the weekend as "concerning" and the Council have issued extreme flooding information.
4G FOR VODAFONE ARRIVES ON THE ISLES OF SCILLY
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
4G for Vodafone has arrived on the Isles of Scilly. Engineers have been spotted on the TV mast at Bants Carn all week. The signal switched off for a period of time today before 4G became operational.
NEW RESEARCH SHOWS IMPACT OF SEA LEVEL RISES ON SCILLY
Monday, August 15, 2016
The Lyonesse Project, published by Cornwall Council, was commissioned by Historic England following the discovery of a submerged forest in St Mary’s Road by local diver Todd Stevens.
NEW GALLERY TO OPEN IN HUGH TOWN
Tamarisk, a mother and daughter venture by Oriel Hicks and Erica Swain, will sell artwork by local artists as well as some from Cornwall and further afield.
FIRE CREWS TACKLE TYRE BLAZE ON TRESCO
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Firefighters from the island were assisted by crews from St Mary's and Bryher to bring the blaze under control.
CUDDLY TOYS - DIDN'T THEY DO WELL!
Some 54 exceptionally brave cuddly toys parachuted from the Church tower at the weekend, a few more than once.
WILSON 'THE AVERAGE TOURIST' SAYS FORMER BODYGUARD
Friday, August 12, 2016
Harold Wilson's former bodyguard has said that the Prime Minister lived a life "hardly any different from the average tourist" when he was on the Isles of Scilly.
ST MARTIN'S FETE COMMITTEE STUNNED BY SUCCESS
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Last month's St Martin’s Fete raised a massive £10,000 for the island's community hall.
STAGE IS SET FOR TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Cuddly toys of all varieties will be parachuting from the top of St Mary's Parish Church on Saturday.
FESTIVAL PLAYERS TOUR OF SCILLY STARTS TOMORROW
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the nation's greatest playwright and the Festival Players come to the Isles of Scilly to perform his most famous play on St Mary's and Tresco. Find out more.
LOCAL GIRL RAISING FUNDS FOR COSTA RICAN WILDLIFE
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
An Isles of Scilly teenager is fundraising to help sloths and monkeys in Costa Rica.
RESCUED ROWER WANTS TO VISIT SCILLY
The 70-year-old Norwegian man rescued while rowing from New York to Scilly has said that he wants to visit the islands before heading home.
MEMOIRS OF ANOTHER SCILLY COPPER OUT SOON
Monday, August 08, 2016
Hot on the heels of Colin Taylor's bestseller Life of a Scilly Sergeant, another book is to be published about policing on Scilly.
LIFEBOAT CALLED OUT TO RESCUE MAN OVERBOARD
Scilly's lifeboat was called out again on Monday, this time to aid a speedboat driver who had fallen overboard when the boat ran aground just south of Tean.
FIRST VOUCHER SCHEME BENEFICIARIES APPROVED
A beauty salon and sea salt company are the first businesses to be approved for funding from the Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme.
LOCAL BOATMAN PRAISED FOR LIFE SAVING AID
Sunday, August 07, 2016