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Emergency services / Coastguard volunteers rescue injured walkerRescue teams walk over one kilometre with casualty in stretcher
Politics / Councillor Thomson to appear at Standards Commission hearing over ‘failure to update register of interests’
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Energy / Viking Energy aware of reports of ‘discoloured water’ entering lochRoadside ditches at the side of the public road and near Sand Water are being investigated as possible source
Updated Man transferred to hospital in Glasgow after serious road accident
Community / More funding for unpaid carers
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Coronavirus / Uncertainty over whether students may be able to go home for Christmas
Education / Education chair has faith in judgement of teachers for next year’s grades
Letters / What size of back-up power station will Shetland need?
Letters / Green ambitions come at a high price
Shetland Lives / ‘I couldn’t be luckier’: broadcaster Sutherland on journey from Shetland to Sportscene
Coronavirus / New Covid-19 case confirmed
Coronavirus / Families and children told not to go guising this Halloween
Business / Cocktail entrepreneur looking to mix things up with home delivery service
Coronavirus / SIC leader hopeful of isles being placed in lower tiers of coronavirus restrictionsHeath board chief, however, wouldn’t be surprised to see Shetland start at a level ‘slightly higher’ than expected
Coronavirus / First minister outlines new tiered approach to Covid-19 restrictionsThe bottom two levels of the five-tiered system will allow household visits
Showcases / Tackling the plastic threat to our seas‘Ghost gear’ is a serious problem; we need more cooperation for healthy seas, writes Anton Lazarus of KIMO International
Letters / Shetland deserves answers
Environment / Attenborough documentary encourages bakery to ditch palm oil
Updated SSE to submit analysis on interconnector back-up solution to Ofgem in coming weeksIt comes after a transmission link in the Western Isles failed – with a replacement cable needing to be installed
Business / Shetland Space Centre commercial not military, says Lockheed Martin
Energy / Yell wind farm developer wants larger turbinesPeel Energy also hopes to extend the lifespan of its Beaw Field project to 50 years
Transport / Air Discount Scheme savings redirected to support HIALClaims to the Scottish Government’s discount scheme are down by over £4 million this year as fewer islanders fly
Coronavirus / Number of local Covid-19 cases continues to rise
Transport / Norway’s arctic region embraces remote tower technology
Letters / Ethical Shetland
Coronavirus / Roughly 1,000 still on job retention scheme at end of August
Council / SIC convener welcomes consultation on updated code of conduct for councillors
Transport / Vehicles to be allowed back on Skerries ferry following linkspan work
Business / ‘Sky no longer the limit’ says space centre boss after aerospace giant confirms move to Shetland
Community / Scalloway man keen to see funding in place for more archaeological digs after garden discoveriesLocal archaeologist Val Turner says funding is an ‘enormous issue’ in the sector at the moment
Coronavirus / Hospitality restrictions to remain in place until early November
Health / Condition of Covid patient in Gilbert Bain improving
Community / Dog lover’s charity calendar sells out in minutes
Letters / No Christmas cards, please!
Coronavirus / New Covid case a local resident, health board confirms
Community / Family to jet off to Florida after bairns win space art competition
Coronavirus / Hardship fund open for applications
Court / Wishart says delay in helicopter crash ruling should trigger ‘fundamental change’ in fatal accident inquiries
Police / Drug drivers detected in police patrols
Court / Sumburgh helicopter crash caused by pilot error, inquiry finds
Coronavirus / SIC leader frustrated by lack of talks with government on Covid-19 restrictionsFirst minister Nicola Sturgeon, meanwhile, reiterates that a different approach for the islands is not being ruled out
Updated New Ocean Challenge a massive boost to Skerries