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Giant Broadband cable being laid off the Scillies

A giant cable is being laid to give the Isles of Scilly Superfast Broadband. Engineers are using a ship moored off St Mary's to bring a 60 kilometre cable to the shore.

It will be connected to a high speed line that runs from Cornwall to Spain deep under the sea

Cable-laying ship
The cable-laying ship, Resolute, moored off St Mary's, Isles of Scilly Credit: ITV News West Country

It will mean islanders have much faster internet access.

Jeremy Steventon-Barnes from BT says the cable will be buried out of the way, deep in the sand.

Cornwall to Isles of Scilly swimmer sets off

Beth French
Beth French pictured in training for her swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman who's beaten ME is attempting to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.

Beth French from Somerset has set off this lunchtime and is aiming to complete the swim in around twenty hours.

She trains by towing her 5-year-old son behind her in a dinghy.

She's raising money to help children with disabilities access sport.

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