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2011-06-20 08:33:40

A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a 'lost' species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK).

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms.

2008-10-06 21:00:17

Birds including cirl buntings and twites will also benefit from the cash, as will wetland landscapes in various parts of the country plus marine species in the Isle of Scilly, Natural England said.

2008-09-25 00:00:30

By Andy Greenwood Chief Reporter Specialist cancer surgery services in Cornwall should be moved out of the county, an independent review is expected to recommend today.

2008-09-17 00:00:00

By Andy Greenwood Chief Reporter The Government has instigated an urgent review of threatened cancer surgery services in Cornwall.

2008-07-31 00:00:27

Health officials have labelled 'tombstoning' as 'utter and complete insanity', after two more teenagers were seriously injured in the act. Tombstoning led to a 17-year-old being airlifted to hospital just two days ago, after jumping off a 25-foot pier into shallow water in Looe.

2008-07-16 00:00:00

A new study has put Cornwall GPs top of the league in terms of their opening hours. According to the Department of Health, 97 per cent of all practices in the country offer extended opening hours.

2008-07-13 00:00:16

An airport advertised for an air traffic controller with good vision, but said applicants could use a Braille form to apply. The website for St Mary's Airport, on the Isles of Scilly, says controllers need to be able to observe changing weather.

2008-07-11 18:00:25

AIRPORT bosses were yesterday accused of political correctness gone mad after advertising for an air traffic controller - in BRAILLE. Bosses at St Mary's airport on the Scilly Isles say they are just honouring equal ops rules, despite stating that 20-20 vision is required. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror.

2008-06-18 00:00:17

M iracle Theatre have posted a short film on their recently- revamped website, where it is possible to relive just a few of those fleeting moments of genius for which this Cornish company is renowned.


Latest Isles of Scilly Reference Libraries

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2007-01-10 12:39:19

The lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) is a tiny shrew found in Europe. Its preferred habitat is woodlands. The population is found on the Isles of Scilly. It forages on beaches. This is unusual behavior for this species.

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.