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.
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.
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.