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St Helena has been in splendid isolation since it was first discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1502. Surrounded by thousands of miles of empty ocean, its remoteness and isolation have always been key to its character.

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St Helena prepares to welcome the modern world

The remote island of St. Helena is seeing major improvements to its economy and infrastructure, ahead of the opening of its first airport.

The population of the island has fallen by a third in recent years - as people left to find opportunities overseas. In fact, more people from the remote island in the South Atlantic live in the South of the UK, than St. Helena itself.

But with a new airport and a turnaround in the island's economy, Richard Jones looks at whether St. Helenians can be convinced to return.

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