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25th World Gig Championships start on Scilly Isles

The Women's Veterans' Race this evening. Credit: ITV News/Steve Hardy

The World Pilot Gig Championships started on the Isles of Scilly this evening. 3000 rowers are on the islands for the bank holiday weekend: a thousand more than the number of people living there. The event is in its 25th year, and a record 150 boats are taking part.

Another shot of the Women's Veterans' Race. Credit: ITV News/Steve Hardy
A busy scene on the beach at the end of the Women's Veterans' Race. Credit: ITV News/Steve Hardy

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Rats threaten Scilly Isles birds

Birds on two islands on the Isles of Scilly are in danger of being wiped out by rats.

The rats came to the islands from shipwrecks - and now a team of experts in pest control are spending the winter on the islands to try to wipe out the rodents.

Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy and cameraman Kevin Blanks spent a day with the team.

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