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.
The World Gig Championships are taking place this weekend on the Isles of Scilly.
147 gigs are taking part in the three day event at St Marys, which is now in its 25th year. The first races get underway this evening.
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All of today's Skybus flights to and from Lands End Airport have been cancelled due to thick fog.
The Scillonian ferry has arranged a second sailing from Penzance at 5pm. Passengers are advised to contact the travel centre on 0845 710 5555 for further information.
There's a revised service on the Scillonian Ferry between Penzance and Isles of Scilly for the next 3 days due to forecast weather and tidal conditions.
The Scillonian III will be departing St Marys earlier than originally scheduled at 1pm today, 2pm tomorrow and Thursday at 3pm.
Passengers should call the travel centre for more details on 0845 710 5555.
Extra government money will be spent repairing the breakwater at Mermaid Wall on the Isles of Scilly, and repairing the harbour wall at Looe in Cornwall. Both were damaged in the recent storms.
The fund is part of a £140 million floods package announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today's budget speech.
A group campaigning for better transport links to the Isles of Scilly has been giving evidence to MPs today.
The Friends of Isles of Scilly Transport want government help to maintain the ferry link, and to re-instate the helicopter service.
The Transport Select Committee was also told the high cost of sea and air fares was hurting tourism.
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.
All Skybus flights to and from Lands End and Newquay have been cancelled due to low cloud.
Scillonian III will be sailing tomorrow to allow Skybus passengers the opportunity of travelling over to the Isles of Scilly.
The ship will depart Penzance at 9.30am.
The vital sea link to the Isles of Scilly has been secured tonight. The Government says it'll pledge £8m towards improving the harbours on St.Mary's and at Penzance.
It follows 2 years of uncertainy after a £65m scheme was thrown out.
Tonight's announcement is the news many islanders have been waiting for. The sea link has become even more important since the loss of the helicopter service to the islands last year.