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Updated Most Covid restrictions to be lifted from MondayBut face covering must be worn in all the same indoor settings as is the case now
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Transport / Local politicians invited to event on impact of air traffic control plans
Energy / Land near power station earmarked for new electricity infrastructure
Police / Police investigate damage to car in Lerwick
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Also in the news / Book launch, cable roadworks, police advice, historic boat, flood consultation, results helpline
Politics / Islands bond idea dismissed as ‘gimmick’Islanders say they need ‘tangible actions’ and ‘long-term investments’
Education / New college vows to ‘do a good job for Shetland’
Coronavirus / Five more people test positive for Covid-19
Court / Man charged with serious sexual offence
Health / Help available for those concerned about substance use, drug development officer says
Community / Views wanted on ‘islands bond’The scheme will offer cash to support people to stay on, or move to, islands which are under threat from depopulation
Sport / Moars named isles’ strongest man and woman
Community / First minister pays tribute to local woman who died suddenly
Sport / Orkney footballers secure Milne Cup after extra time victory
Coronavirus / One Covid case recorded
Coronavirus / Two more Covid cases confirmed
Energy / Local Greens organise Cambo oil protest
Community / Flotilla, jarl squad and musicians welcomes Statsraad Lehmkuhl into Lerwick – all live on Norwegian TV
Arts / Murals add splash of colour to Da Street
Community / In pictures: Prince Charles’ trip north
Updated Prince Charles formally opens new fishmarkets on visit to islesThe Duke of Rothesay also visited Lerwick Town Hall, NAFC Marine Centre and Uradale Farm
Health / MSP on drug death figure: ‘every statistic is an individual tragically lost to their families and loved ones’
Also in the news / Cancelled driving tests, burst water pipe, free sporting kit, come to Brae, salmon company accolades
Coronavirus / Four more Covid cases
Updated Coastguard and lifeboat crews come to aid of woman ‘clinging to the cliff face’ at the KnabThe coastguard said it was an ‘extraordinarily difficult rescue’
Police / Tasers ‘used’ six times since introduction few years ago
Arts / Mareel to host AC/DC tribute band
Sport / Intercounty football match to be broadcast live on radioShetland will take on Orkney at Seafield in Lerwick at 5pm on Saturday
Community / Food and drink festival set to return to Clickimin in OctoberThe event will also be broadcast online
Education / New chapter for NAFC Marine Centre as merged college prepares to launch
Energy / Community benefit fund turns attention to offshore wind
Community / Can you help trace this bass? Marjolein searches for distinctive guitar stolen in Amsterdam
Education / High praise for lecturers and students
Community / Carmichael stands up for RNLI after migrant rescue criticism
Also in the news / Fisheries call, couple more Covid cases, MSP’s ‘despair’ over HIAL, lighthouse book, New Shetlander
Education / Increase in families benefiting from free school meals and other grants
Health / Lerwick doctors offering reduced service amid staff shortage
Viewpoint / Free bus travel for youngsters welcome, but more can be doneThis week the Scottish Government confirmed that under 22s will receive free bus travel from January next year – but at this stage transport on ferries for islanders is not part of the plans. One of Shetland’s two members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, Jonathan Dorrat, gives us his view
Community / Housing association makes changes to allocation policyThere will be ‘greater opportunity’ for single applicants and couples, and increased priority for those experiencing domestic abuse
Court / Remanded in custody
Transport / Union says air traffic controllers ‘forced into strike action’ by HIAL plans