Monthly Archives: August 2013

Luck of the draw for airline bidder

The team hoping to launch an airline to serve St Helena has been given a significant financial boost at the annual Reading Sports. Carl Haslam and his colleagues had turned up to share their plans with UK Saints, and hand … Continue reading

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Eddie puts up his own cash to start kidney fund

A fund has been launched to save the lives of people on St Helena who have kidney disease. Eddie Leo put up £200 to start the fund after a neighbour died because the island had no dialysis machine to take … Continue reading

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Wrangham’s wrangle exposes conflicts over heritage

A plan to remove heritage protection from one of St Helena’s historic houses has been thrown out by councillors. They acted only days after The Castle issued a newsletter about the importance of the island’s built heritage for future tourism. … Continue reading

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Heritage may be ‘critical’, but making money comes first

With its unchanged Georgian capital, clifftop defences and country mansions, St Helena’s built heritage has been described as globally important. Government policies say it is key to hopes of attracting tourists to an island without beaches or guaranteed sunshine. “Conservation … Continue reading

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Saint FM posts more winning Sports pictures

Some of the medal winners at the annual Reading Sports were simply too quick for St Helena Online’s photographer; they got away without being snapped. But their pictures may well appear in the galleries Johnny Clingham has posted on the … Continue reading

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Waspish invaders make Sports go with a sting

Wasps turn out to be discerning in their choice of victim, according to the organisers of the annual gathering of Saints in the UK. The Reading Sports take place within flying distance of one of the UK’s biggest rock events, … Continue reading

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Re-live the fun of Reading Sports – or else

When a cowgirl tells you to stick ’em up, it’s best to oblige – and we have, by sticking up a few hundred great pictures of the 2013 Reading Sports. The sun shone and nearly 2,000 people had a great … Continue reading

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