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see Scilly IslandsScilly Islands
, officially Isles of Scilly, archipelago and unitary authority (2001 pop. 2,153), encompassing more than 150 isles and rocky islets, off Cornwall, SW England, 28 mi (45 km) from Land's End. The archipelago has been politically separate from Cornwall since 1890.
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Another highlight followed on nearby Tresco, where we were guided around the exotic Abbey Gardens by student gardener Ollie Johnson from Cookham, who was fired with a burning ambition to become head gardener himself one day.
Where England will miss Tresco is the crucial slip cordon.
Tresco and his colleagues have induced certain human cells to grow upon and fill the pores within an elastic foam that's about 70 percent open space.
Tresco, where Josh worked Painter and decorator Leroy Thomas initially told police he had not seen Josh that night.
One of the many refreshing things about the Isles of Scilly is the lack of traffic, which was most evident on Tresco, a walking-only island.
And Tresco has been in the same boat - he flew home distressed from two England trips - in India in February, 2006 and Australia in November, 2007 - with a similar condition.
Peter Tresco walk The gardens also host figureheads from local shipwrecks, as well as an 18-pounder cannon from the Warship Association, whose loss in 1707 with three other ships and hundreds of lives after a navigation error, led to the race to discover a way of measuring longitude.
Tresco lies just 28 miles from the Cornish coast yet basks in a balmy climate where spring comes early, autumn stays late and winter hardly exists at all.
Which group of islands is served by Tresco Airport?
It is a beautiful place, a mixture of the rugged seascapes and deserted golden beaches that grace so much of the islands, and the wonderful and surprising subtropical Tresco Abbey Gardens.
We spent one day on Bryher and two on neighbouring Tresco - which is bigger and, as well as a hotel, has a pub, a store and a post office.
More circumspect bettors may prefer to trust the pitch rather than a technical analysis of Tresco.