Cornwall and Isles of Scilly link work to begin

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Image caption Harbour works and dredging improvements will be carried out

Work to improve transport links between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly is set to begin after funds were secured.

The £11.9m scheme includes pier widening, dredging in Penzance and improvements to both harbours.

The European Regional Development Fund will provide £5.5m for the scheme, with the Department for Transport providing the rest of the money.

The Scillonian ferry and the Skybus air service links Cornwall to the islands.

The works are expected to be completed in Penzance by the end of March and on the islands by the end of June.

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