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MP airs smart meter fears

NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has voiced his fear that the Conservatives’ plans for rolling out smart electricity meters throughout the country allow for a “loophole” that could result in areas like Shetland missing out.

Police increase patrols

A 50mph speed limit at Girlsta was introduced in March 2013. Photo: Shetland NewsTHE local police force will be increasing its presence on the main road between Tingwall and Brae following concerns about speeding and dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

Oil installation evacuated

THREE coastguard helicopters, including Rescue 900 based at Sumburgh, were involved in evacuating 76 non-essential personnel from the Bruce oil platform following a power failure.

Points & fines for speeding

TWO MEN have been fined and given penalty points after admitting speeding charges in separate incidents on the A970 just outside Lerwick.

Knife and drugs charges

A TWENTY eight year old man has been kept behind bars after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court in relation to knife possession and drugs charges.

Lifeboat called out

LERWICK lifeboat was called out just after midnight on Sunday to assist a Swedish yacht that was taking in water quite rapidly off the Bressay lighthouse.

Whalsay water clearance

Supply from Whalsay's new treatment plant at Huxter has been affected by old networks and pipes.SCOTTISH WATER has now lifted the restriction on the remaining 20 properties in Whalsay that have previously been advised not to drink or cook with the water supply.

Dangerous overtaking

POLICE are looking for information after receiving reports of a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre carried out near the blind summit on Lerwick's South Road.

Fewer drink drivers detected

THE NUMBER of people detected for driving while under the influence of drink or drugs over the last 12 months has fallen by around 20 per cent.

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