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Letters / Anger and disbelief after Norwegian authorities kill Freya the walrus
Letters / Guilty of omission
Community / Babies on board: airline marks anniversary of twins’ arrival on plane
Updated Investigation after traveller accuses airport security staff of ‘obnoxious’ behaviourHIAL has meanwhile apologised to Mr Skinner
Housing / Housing association finishes 18 new homes
Living Lerwick - There's trows aboot da toon!
Arts / Music man Matthew ‘privileged’ to book bands for Tall Ships
Also in the news / Cemetery tours, school catering award and more…
Council / SIC working to address issues raised in audit report, chief executive says
Letters / ‘Horrible behaviour’
Marine / SIC funding package worth nearly £180k to help keep shellfish sector sustainable
Council / Mixed feedback for council in best value reportThe SIC’s approach to transformation has been ‘slow, lacking drive and urgency’, report says
Business / Dates set for postal strikeLocal union rep: ‘We don’t want to withdraw our labour, but we have to defend ourselves’
Energy / Smart meter ‘saga’ for Lerwick resident – with others also experiencing problems
In Pictures / A Wednesday to remember as Cunningsburgh Show makes long-awaited return
Marine / Tall Ships company awards marketing contract to NB
Reviews / What exactly lies beneath the waves, we wonder as Shetland returns to our screens
Energy / Lib Dems call on government to take on full cost of next energy price hikeEnergy providers say connecting housing scheme in the isles is ‘not commercial beneficial’
Housing / Government needs more time to consider plans for house near broch
Transport / Transport minister open to NorthLink capacity solutions – but frustration remains for industry group
Energy / Preparations continue for cable to Yell for wind farm export
Transport / Government keen to learn more about fixed linksSIC leader Emma Macdonald said the local authority had a ‘constructive meeting’ with the transport minister
Energy / INTOG bidding process to get underway
Business / Ocean Kinetics diversifies into hire service for marine equipment
Letters / ‘First world’ pod problems
Transport / Shared cabin Facebook group shows NorthLink policy is ‘probably not working’, transport minister says
Updated Care sector under ‘sustained pressure’ but no crisis
Also in the news / Sandwick crash, tunnel vision, Loganair on TV, wool week on sale and more…
Sport / Ness Utd league victory ‘a long time coming’
Education / Exam pass rates remain above average
Health / You will be seen in an emergency – NHS reassures local patients after damning report into provision of dental services
Reviews / Plastic Fantastic: ‘sheer hard work’ pays off for youth theatre group
Also in the news / Transport minister visit, council workers’ pay offer, yoga classes and more…
Nature / Noss gannet photo lands £100k prize in global competition
Business / LEF set for further growth after management buyout
Community / ‘It’s great to be back’ – Voe Show returns after three years
Arts / Nisbet lines up homecoming gig to launch new album
Community / Faroese Telecom still interested in boosting Shetland’s connectivity
Also in the news / Cruise activity, Rosebank update, opera shows and more…
Council / Fixed links on the mind of new North Isles councillor
Community / Isles’ politicians meet with Ofgem as energy suppliers confirm they are not obliged to provide connections to new build sites
Election / Robert Thomson elected new councillor for North IslesFive candidates are in the running for the vacant seat
Entertainment / Cortese and band due back in the isles for two concerts