Ocean slog ends with a man overboard

Yachtsman Malcolm Russell reached St Helena exhausted but unharmed after a gruelling 1,600-mile voyage – then fell overboard in James Bay. He couldn’t climb up out of the water, and his brother Rusty no longer had the strength to haul him in. Now Malcolm has told how the pair were taken in by “the angel […]

Marine teacher Beverley brings an expert in her wake

Teacher Beverley Tyson will be bringing an added extra when she turns up on St Helena: a husband who’s got the bug for museums. Beverly is arriving in August to start work as an education officer, setting up a marine science programme to help make the most of the island’s extraordinary environment. And husband Paul […]

Take a trip into Jamestown – at breakneck speed

Click the pic above to experience the thrill of the 2014 Gravity Rush kart race down the hill into Jamestown, courtesy of Julian Beard’s YouTube video. It’s bumpy, and a bit scary. Then click the image on the right for Andy Day’s film over Nick Yon’s rather less successful run down the hill, waved off […]

The day a tortoise turned turtle for the King of England

Flags flapped along the seafront as King George VI stepped ashore on St Helena‚Ķ a small island, somewhere off the coast of France. Quite a long way off, actually – and the same goes for the rest of the text that accompanies newly released archive footage of the royal visit. One is left wondering whether […]

St Helena tops the league table for unique species

Charles Darwin glossed over it, but now St Helena has been officially recognised as Britain’s wealthiest spot on Earth when it comes to natural treasures. The island is home to a third of the endemic species that are found on British territory around the world – that is, plants and creatures that appear naturally in […]