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.
Mens and Ladies teams from as far away as Holland have been battling it out this afternoon [Saturday] for a place in the finals tomorrow [Sunday].
The 24th World Pilot Gig Championship is taking place on the Isles of Scilly this weekend.
More than 130 teams will take part in events across the weekend on St Mary's, racing in six-oared wooden boats.
The Men's and Ladies finals on Sunday.
The Royal Cornwall Show has been selected as the launch pad for a drive to boost the number of people visiting the Isles of Scilly.
It starts with the Isles of Scilly Pavilion at the Royal Cornwall Show – the first time the islands have exhibited there under one roof.
The 60 inch by 40 inch wooden building will be decorated on the outside. Inside there will be a range of exhibitors, grouped under six themes.
– David Meneer, Show Co-ordinator
It will be an oasis of blue and white; a veritable seascape contrasting with the stunning greens of Cornwall. We are designing it so it will certainly stand out from the crowd,” said Truro-based
The 24th annual World Pilot Gig Championships get underway on the Isles of Scilly.
The four day rowing event on St Mary's attracts teams from across Europe. Last year Falmouth gig club held onto its title.
An ambitious scheme to provide superfast Broadband for the Isles of Scilly has been unveiled by BT.
It's expected that the first customers will be connected during the first half of 2014.
A cable ship is due to spend about a month later this year cutting and moving two cables, which had previously been used for communications between the UK and Ireland and Spain, and connecting them to the islands.
It's expected to cost more than three million pounds and will provide the islanders with some of the fastest internet connections in the country.
There's new hope tonight for people on the Isles of Scilly after a pledge of a £3.5m investment into its transport links.
The Scillonian passenger ferry is nearing the end of a major refit and a new runway is to be built at Land's End airport which has been closed for most of the past two months because of flooding.
Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:
There's new hope for islanders on the Scillies after a three and a half million pound investment into its transport links.
The Scillonian passenger ferry is nearing the end of a major refit and a new runway is to be built at Land's End airport which has been closed for most of the past two months due to waterlogged surfaces.
– Jeff Marston, Chief Executive of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
The £2 million investment in the Scillonian III is money well spent – it will ensure she is fit for purpose for the next five years and demonstrates our commitment to investing in our assets and for the support of the community we serve on the Isles of Scilly.”
Isles of Scilly passenger ship Scillonian III is set to leave Penzance Dry Dock after a £2 million programme of refurbishments and winter maintenance.
The Scillonian III, which provides a vital link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, will leave Dry Dock on Monday (11 February) to undergo sea trials ahead of the 2013 sailing season beginning in March.
As part of a multi-million investment upgrades carried out include new flooring, new lighting, audio visual screens and new catering facilities.
Facilities for disabled passengers have been improved, with a new passenger lift installed that will give wheelchair users direct access to the main deck.