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Archive - October 2016

 
St Mary's harbour

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Dutch skipper dies after jumping 40ft from the mast of his yacht as it was being raided for drugs in St Mary's harbour, an inquest has learned.

The former Five Islands Scool, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Work will begin on the demolition of the old secondary school at Carn Thomas next week.

 
SWIG Finance

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Growing businesses in the Isles of Scilly could be eligible for loans of up to £100,000 in a new scheme open until next June.

St Mary's harbour

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The bright light at the end of St Mary's quay has been adjusted following complaints from residents.

Portuguese man 0' war

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Islands' doctor John Garman has offered advice on what to do if stung by a Portuguese Man 0' War.

 
St Martin's Film Festival

Thursday, October 6, 2016

St Martin's Film Festival kicks off today with a showing of the fantasy adventure Labyrinth at 2pm.

Plymouth Coroner

Friday, October 7, 2016

The death of a suspected drug smuggler in St Mary's harbour has resulted in a verdict of suicide at the end of a four-day inquest in Plymouth.

AW139 Helicopter

Friday, October 7, 2016

The luggage allowance for the proposed new helicopter service has been confirmed amid concern from some locals and visitors.

 
St Mary's Theatre Group pantomime 2014

Saturday, October 8, 2016

St Mary's Theatre Club is still unable to put on a major production due to the condition of the stage area in the Town Hall.

Cyprus Rescue Dogs

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Three rescue dogs from a shelter in Cyprus will start their new lives on Scilly this weekend.

Council Chamber, Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Monday, October 10, 2016

Members will be asked to approve the Council of the Isles of Scilly's Sex Establishment policy at a meeting this week.

Porthcressa ducks

Monday, October 10, 2016

A pair of ducks who hang out on Porthcressa beach have earned their own Facebook fan page.

Cornwall Tourism Awards

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A record seven businesses on the Isles of Scilly have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 Cornwall Tourism Awards.

 
Park House Residential Home, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Islanders are invited to a community update this week to find out about the conclusions of the Council's work on elder services. 

Birdwatchers on the Isles of Scilly

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has urged birders on Scilly to donate just £3 each to help keep a bird hide on the higher moors nature trail open.

 
Alison Steadman

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

One of the TV shows filmed on Scilly this summer is to air in the coming weeks.

The Atlantiv Inn, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A birdwatcher from Leicester was thrilled on Wednesday night when he won the £500 rollover jackpot at the Atlantic quiz. 

Fred Elms, Isles of Scilly bus driver

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fred Elms retires as a St Mary's bus driver after almost four decades.

Penzance Heliport artist illustration

Friday, October 14, 2016

An application for planning permission for a heliport at Penzance has been submitted to Cornwall Council. 

 
St Mary's Hospital, Isles of Scilly

Friday, October 14, 2016

The integration of the hospital and elder care on St Mary's will help ensure the hospital's future.

Town Hall, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Council has announced the dates for the St Agnes and St Martin’s legs of the autumn round of public meetings.

AW139 Helicopter

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A study accompanying the planning application for the proposed heliport at Penzance has outlined the economic and health benefits to the islands and the wider region.

 
Holy Vale, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Isles of Scilly is the only local authority in Great Britain not to receive any claims for vehicle damage caused by potholes in the last year. 

Birdwatchers on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Monday, October 17, 2016

A lifelong birdwatcher has said that he will not return to Scilly after he failed to see a 'lifer' for the first time. 

 
Penzance Heliport

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Islanders and visitors have been urged to show their support for the proposed new heliport by writing to Cornwall Council.

Isles of Scilly Airport

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Council of the isles of Scilly will continue to operate the airport for the foreseeable future.

Wesleyan Chapel, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cllr Gordon Bilsborough claimed that democracy was "going out of the window" at a meeting of the Transport, Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee.

 
Skybus over Isles of Scilly © Beth Hilton

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The number of air passengers to the Isles of Scilly during this year's main tourist season is up by 717 on 2015.

Town Hall, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Monday, October 24, 2016

The wreck of the HMS Colossus off the Isles of Scilly has been added to Historic England's 'At risk' register. 

Penzance Heliport artist illustration

Monday, October 24, 2016

Some 744 public comments have been submitted in support of the proposed new heliport at Penzance.

Manx Shearwater

Monday, October 24, 2016

More than 30 young Manx shearwaters have been seen ‘star-gazing’ on St Agnes and Gugh.

Park House, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Park House has once again been rated ‘Good’ in the latest report from Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors.

Roundabout, Carland Cross

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The mother of an injured biker is searching for a man travelling to Scilly who helped her son when he crashed his motorbike in Cornwall. 

Royal British Legion

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Isles of Scilly branch of the Royal British Legion is seeking a new secretary.

Sports Mode, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sports Mode on St Mary's has closed its doors after 23 years. Lyn Townend worked her last day behind the counter yesterday.

Robert Dorrien-Smith DL

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The number of public comments submitted to Cornwall Council in support of the proposed new heliport in Penzance has grown to 1,215.

St Mary's Gig Club, Isles of Scilly

Sunday, October 30, 2016

St Mary's Gig Club's had 734 entries for its inaugural lottery draw last night. 

Astronomical observatory on St Martin's, isles of Scillys

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A planning application has been submitted for an astronomical observatory on St Martin’s. 

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