Radio Scilly & This Is Scilly News - Tuesday 21st May

Nearly 600 foster families are needed across the South West this year.

Nearly 600 foster families are needed across the South West this year.

Cornwall Council is looking for foster carers on the Isles of Scilly. Fostering and Adoption Manager Chris Knight has been answering questions on social media as part of Foster Care Fortnight, which highlights the shortage of foster homes across the UK.

Celebrity Chef James Martin has been on the Isles of Scilly over the weekend filming a new TV show. The Saturday Morning presenter visited the islands with fellow chef Galton Blackiston and a team from production company Blue Marlin.

An 8-week cricket programme for island children starts this Friday on St Mary’s. Five Islands Academy teacher Nick Hodgin has been spearheading the project. 

With today’s news for the islands here’s Will Lethbridge .