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Weather / A first blast of winter
Promote Shetland - Shetland Pride of Place
Marine / Whalsay welcomes first of three new pelagic trawlers
Letters / Where is the dialogue?
Letters / Slimy steps
Community / Fair Isle Bird Observatory rebuild gathers pace
Arts / Another million Spotify streams for EamonnComposer says ‘80,000 people tune into my songs every day’
Community / Charitable trust ‘enters new era’ after approving financial strategy
Unst station could be vital to Scottish space industry, academic says
Transport / Ferries disrupted by weather
News round-up / Viking Energy funeral procession, booze extension rejected, SIC investments grow, longest drone flight, charities benefit
Nature / Isles-wide footpath from Unst to Sumburgh would provide ‘spectacular experience’The Shetland Way, however, will not receive funding from the proposed islands deal
Updated Lerwick post office closure proposal triggers angry response
Court / Community pay back for assault
Climate / Transport and oil and gas industry behind high carbon footprint, says councillor
Marine / Contractors start work on Toft Pier
Business / Unst caravan site given go-ahead
Health / Bixter dispensary operation brought in line with others
Court / Ban for drink driver
Court / BP fined £400,000 for Sullom Voe incident
Community / Commercial Street Post Office set to close
Court / Dangerous driver banned and fined
Court / Drugged man banned from driving
Court / Man appears in private
Health / Day surgery upgrade secures funding
Transport / Councillors approve extra funding for linkspan refurbishment
Council / Old Eric Gray centre to be demolishedCouncillors also approve plans to relocate services from the Knab
News round-up / Politics: parliament prorogation unlawful, new SNP branch convener, Wishart makes maiden speech
Health / Defibrillator registration reminder
Business / Local food entrepreneur to appear on Dragons’ Den
Police / Five pupils charged in connection with Brae school vandalismLocal police chief also answers questions on tasers and roll out of mobile devices
Court / Jail for man who made threats in chemist
Councillors show appreciation of emergency services after challenging summer
Emergency services / Fire fighter recruitment drive a big success
Marine / Skippers urge ‘common-sense’ approach to cod quotas
News round-up / Coastguard helicopter called out, Carmichael slams government, tourist tax consultation, Knab proposal shortlisted
Council / Commission seeks views on electoral changesNumber of councillors set to increase to 23 representing eight wards
Letters / Very creditable result
Council / Wishart’s resignation triggers Lerwick by-election
Transport / Cost of improving ferry linkspans rises by £1.75mCouncillors show frustration over lack of full ferry funding
Community / Charitable trust set to disperse extra funds
Council / Plans afoot to move council services away from Knab
Council / SIC keen to demolish old Eric Gray centre