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Updated Bomb disposal team recovers military drone that ‘crashed’ near Hillswick
Viewpoint / Police chief urges islanders to be vigilant to avoid becoming a victim of ‘sextortion’In his first contribution to what is set to become a regular column, chief inspector Paul Daley warns of the dangers of ‘sextortion’ and reassures the community that help is at hand
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Also in the news / Boat company award, seven Covid cases, Promote Shetland contract, Swan school trip and more…
Business / Sandwick Co-op gets green light from planners
Politics / Carmichael ‘deeply shocked’ by death of MP after stabbing
Climate / Parliament event to explore islands’ response to climate emergency
Community / Time for a parliamentary inquiry into DVSA, Carmichael says
Community / Funding boost worth £400,000 for local projects with net zero themeA project to process fleece into yarn in Foula has received funding
Community / Isles geopark included in UNESCO digital trail
Emergency services / Woman taken to hospital following Tingwall crash
Letters / Women can do anything they choose to do
Health / Gilbert Bain maintenance bill topped half a million last yearMeanwhile Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has launched an online petition for a new hospital
Arts / Community’s views needed for climate change art project
Community / Funding secured for new domestic abuse community engagement worker
Also in the news / Public protection, Fishing for Litter, Mission’s thanksgiving, Viking donation, Greens oppose HIAL plans and more…
Sport / New membership scheme aims to make leisure centres more accessible
Transport / ‘All options’ must be considered to alleviate freight ‘crisis’, industry group urges
Health / ‘Care in Shetland is not broken’ – more worry at national service proposal
Court / Man banned after driving dangerously
Health / Receiving eye treatment locally makes ‘immeasurable’ difference, patient says
Letters / A safer future
Letters / Stranded!
Letters / Rural Shetland provides for the centre
Court / Man’s ‘horrendous example of dangerous driving’ results in prison sentence
Arts / Crime drama cast speak about ‘Shetland-centric’ new series
Court / Lerwick man jailed for a year for breaking non-harassment order
Court / Drink driver disqualified but allowed to keep his car
Energy / New power lines through central mainland could have ‘significant effect’ on landscapeSSEN Transmission said the proposed overhead line route has been “carefully designed to try and minimise impacts on the local landscape and community”
Health / Flu and Covid booster vaccine programme progressing
Community / Bigton community group awarded £64,000 for kirk bidThe Church of Scotland says it is planning to put the Bigton kirk on the open market in November
Community / New chairperson for COPE
Energy / New name for renewable energy forum in transition to net zero
Business / Community’s views sought for tourism study
Council / ‘It’s been an absolute privilege’ – SIC convener to step down at next election
Health / New GPs for Scalloway and Brae
Business / Oil industry logistics firm pledges to be carbon neutral by the end of 2022
Energy / Wishart calls for additional help to keep pensioners warm this winter
Health / Staff working ‘very hard’ to deliver flu vaccine programme
Health / Health board reports £1.9m overspend
Business / Rocket company signs multi-launch deal with Unst spaceport
Community / Work expected to start on new Fair Isle Bird Observatory next year after £2.35m funding boost
Climate / ‘Inspiring the future’ – local architects highlight the dangers of the climate crisis