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Council / Change of use consent needed to turn historic lodberry into home
Police / Collision at Black Gaet junction
SIC - Free Tyre Check - 22 Nov 2019
Emergency services / Trawler freed from rocks near Lerwick
Health / Diabetes nurse Alison wins national award
Emergency services / ‘Very difficult conversations’ during Fair Isle fire debrief
GR Direct - Black Friday Sales 2019
Court / Remanded in custody until December
Community / Amenity trust ‘stretched to capacity’ during Wool Week
Business / Tourists could be taxed, if isles want it
General Election - 12 December 2019
Transport / Government to consider future design options for freight boatsSeafood Shetland welcomes development but calls for ‘more immediate action’
Community / Heritage and biodiversity key issues as amenity trust launches new strategic plan
Community / Greater awareness linked to sharp rise in reports of domestic abuse, meeting hears
Community / Tune in to Children in Need night at Radio Shetland
Election / Six candidates to contest Northern Isles seatBrexit Party a late entry to the list of candidates
Politics / Better transport and broadband are ‘essentials’ for future of ShetlandAquaculture ‘stifled’ by lack of transport links
Transport / Walls road gets airing in parliament
Health / Carers invited to ‘do short breaks differently’
Council / Pre-election restrictions delay climate petition response
Election / SNP keen to see oil and gas revenue used to support low carbon transition
Election / Lib Dem candidate speaks up for EU citizens
Marine / New Scalloway fish market to be finished before Christmas
Marine / Salmon farm company spends £1.9m on new workboat for Northern IslesThe vessel is aimed at improving Scottish Sea Farms’ response to tackling gill health problems in Shetland and Orkney
News round-up / MRI appeal hits £500k, wildlife film festival, election hustings, Redd Up total
Community / Youth volunteers recognised at awards ceremony
Community / Stillbirth charity to host remembrance event
Letters / Can anyone help locating the family of Andrew F Halcrow?
Election letters 2019 / Thank you for a fair election campaign
Health / New hospital would need to look at long-term picture, incoming NHS chief saysStaffing and sustainability of services also on the agenda for new chief executive
Emergency services / Man taken to hospital after road accident
Police / Two charged over cake fridge thefts
General Election 2019 / Alistair CarmichaelLiberal Democrats

I have always regarded it as an enormous privilege to represent these islands in Parliament.  It is a privilege that I have always sought to earn and have never taken for granted. As MP for Shetland and Orkney my priority has always been to give our communities a voice in the House of Commons. If I am again elected in December I will continue to put these islands first…

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General Election 2019 / Coilla DrakeScottish Labour

I live on a small farm in Westray, one of Orkney’s North Isles. I spent twelve years as full time carer for my husband and my father, both with dementia and multiple other health issues. During this time I had much to do with the health, social care and welfare systems.

Prior to that I was a lecturer in further education, and a veterinary nurse; now I work at the Bakehouse and part-time as a lifeguard and with the ambulance team…

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General Election 2019 / Robert SmithThe Brexit Party

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General Election 2019 / Jennifer FairbairnScottish Conservative and Unionist

I live in Orkney and, although I’m retired, volunteer at the Salvation Army shop in Kirkwall. I’m a former town councillor in Dunstable and district councillor in South Bedfordshire, and also served as Mayor of Dunstable, as well as being a former school governor.

I’m standing because I know there are so many things that can be done better in our islands. I want to see improvements to our ferry links…

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General Election 2019 / Robert LeslieScottish National Party (SNP)

My name is Robert Leslie. I am Orcadian by birth, although my branch of the Leslies came from Fair Isle and ended up in Kirkwall via Westray.

I have lived in Orkney for most of my 50 years so far. I am proud to be the SNP candidate for Orkney and Shetland, a constituency that needs change, having voted Liberal Democrat for my lifetime and more…

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General Election 2019 / David BarnardIndependent

He neither represents nor is a member of any political party.

The single issue that he is standing for is the ending of the monarchy. He believes that this centuries-old institution is not in line with 21st century life in the UK. We all pay through our taxes for the Royal Family. The behaviour of some members has been little short of disgraceful yet we are expected to defer to them…

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Education / Island nurseries receive positive reports
Election / Carmichael demands to see report into Kirkwall Airport incident
Council / SIC staff to party for an extra hour after councillors vote for licence extension
Election / Tories pick election candidate
News round-up / Children’s flu vaccine delay, wasted trip for rugby team, Herkja EP launch
Hotel hands mental healthy charity funding boost
Arts / Watt to edit poetry anthology