Several million pounds is being invested to ensure vital sea and air links to the Isles of Scilly are maintained.
Helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly will cease from the end of October.
A fire is continuing on board a container ship 200 miles off the Isles of Scilly.
A man, thought to be a Dutch national in his early 60s, is believed to have fallen from the top of his yacht's mast. It's believed that the man is the same man who was assisted by the RNLI whilst aboard his vessel the Windrose, on Sunday.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and they are not making any comment on what happened last night. It is understood however, that the incident happened after the yacht had been boarded as part of a Border Force operation.
The Border Force have so far made no comment.
– Border Force spokesman
We are assisting Devon and Cornwall Police with their investigation and the incident has been referred to the IPCC.
Police have confirmed that a man has died after falling from the mast of a yacht. It happened at St Mary’s quayside in the Isles of Scilly at around 8.30pm last night.
The man, believed to be a Dutch national in his early sixties, was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.
It is understood that the yacht had been boarded as part of a Border Force (formerly UK Border Agency) operation shortly before the incident. The matter has been referred to the IPCC by the Border Force and a local investigation will be carried out this morning.
Falmouth Coastguard has confirmed that the Rescue Helicopter 193 from RNAS Culdrose was used last night to help bring back an injured person from the Isles of Scilly. It's reported that someone has died after a boat was raided at St Mary’s Harbour.
A person is reported to have died after a boat was raided at St Mary’s Harbour in the Isles of Scilly last night.
The Police and UK Border Agency are investigating.
Skybus flights to/from the Isles of Scilly cancelled due to strong winds. Passengers advised to contact the airline.
Sixty traditional Gaff Rig boats are due to set sail from Plymouth to the Isles of Scilly today.
The fleet have been on display at the Mayflower Marina as part of the 50th anniversary of the Old Gaffers Association. The vessels are touring the UK raising money for the RNLI.
At least four of the boats are over one hundred years old.
A record number of rowers are making their way back to the mainland today, after a 4 day rowing extravaganza on the Isles of Scilly.
Mens and Ladies teams from as far away as Holland have been battling it out to win the world gig racing championships.
A record number of rowers competed at the World Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly this year.
Mens and Ladies teams from as far away as Holland have been battling it out to win the coveted title. Francesca Carpenter went to meet the sportsmen and women keeping a centuries old tradition alive.