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St Helena has been in splendid isolation since it was first discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1502. Surrounded by thousands of miles of empty ocean, its remoteness and isolation have always been key to its character.


ITV Merdian's reporter Richard Jones visited the island and made a series of special reports about this fascinating British territory. Links to each of the reports are below.

ITV reporter Richard Jones first visited the island six years ago and has been back as it prepares to welcome the world.

Reporter Richard Jones visited the world's newest international airport.

What do St Helenians - and descendants of St Helenians who live in the UK - think of the airport?

Richard Jones visited Plantation House to speak to the Governor of St Helena.

With a new airport and a turnaround in the island's economy, Richard Jones looks at whether St. Helenians can be convinced to return.

The future of remote British island, St Helena, depends on tourism.

Richard Jones looks ahead to how to island might change.

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