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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 February, 2004, 18:02 GMT
Tiny island needs two new workers
Lundy Island
Electricity on the island is switched off at night
Adverts have been published for two workers to join Lundy Island's 20-strong community.

The three-mile by half-a-mile granite outcrop in the Bristol Channel needs a handyman and a general assistant who will receive free accommodation.

Paul Roberts, the island's general manager, said: "The people who usually apply are those who want a change and a challenge in their lives."

The National Trust-owned island boasts its own pub, shop and one payphone.

Electricity is powered by a generator which is switched off at night.

The successful new recruits will move to Lundy with their partners or spouses.

A salary is provided but the amount has not been disclosed.

"We do provide a salary but people do not come to Lundy for the money - they come for the lifestyle," said Paul Roberts.

The island - famous for its bird population, wildlife and marine life - attracts scores of tourists in the summer who make the 10-mile trip from North Devon by boat or helicopter.

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