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Features / Running challenge fundraiser to undertake half-marathon
Entertainment / Busy week ahead at Mareel
Community / Cancer survivors share their stories ahead of Relay for LifeIn the first of three survivor stories Denise MacBeath shares her experience of going through cancer treatment
Space / Preparations continue for spaceport ‘dress rehearsal’
Space / Plans could be submitted for ‘£60m to £70m’ Saxa Vord hotel by end of the year
Living Lerwick - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail - 30 April - 12 June
Transport / Bergen flights to return for first time since before pandemicNorwegian ambassador says the direct transport link to Norway resuming is ‘brilliant news’
Also in the news / High visibility patrols, councillor withdraws from leadership race, SFA meets fisheries secretary, new partners at law firm
Letters / Relocating housing projects to rural Shetland
Letters / Facts, not fiction
Housing / Housing planned for Moorfield Hotel site
Transport / Space can be used as lever to help drive fixed links, Strang believes
Council / Leask interested in leader role
Court / Sentence further deferred
Also in the news / Waste-to-hydrogen grant, CAB needs new board members, inflation worries, food group recognised and more …
Energy / Electricity network ground investigations paused due to breeding birds
Space / ‘Milestone’ work underway at spaceport site ahead of construction
Marine / New fishing partnership enters industry
Sport / Boats, trains and planes – the Rangers fans heading from Shetland to SevilleOne fan is lucky enough to have a gold-dust ticket for tonight’s Europa League final – but some islanders are travelling ticketless
Climate / Excluding ferries from carbon neutral island plans makes no sense – Lib Dems claim
Also in the news / Visualising Shetland’s Iron Age, trade war warning, squad raises cash, road repairs and more…
Police / Europa League football match on local police’s radar
Letters / Sour note
Letters / Firm grasp of the bigger picture needed
Community / Wreaths laid at Shetland Bus memorial on national Norway dayNorway’s ambassador to the UK says the wartime operation is ‘part of the national psyche’
Climate / Government announces ambitious plan to turn Yell carbon neutral by 2040
Council / Macdonald and Thomson keen on SIC leader role
Nature / New boardwalk and visitor hub launched at Hermaness
Updated Yell Sound ferry service back on following technical fault
Community / Travellers warned to check and renew passports early
Council / Former convener’s service highlighted in parliament motion
Business / Port authority responds to union announcement
Marine / Tall Ships team grows as preparations continue for 2023
Court / Man bailed after admitting breaching curfew
Also in the news / Speed bumps removed, Yell Sound disruption, plant sale for Ukraine, and more …
Marine / ‘Breakdown in negotiations’ in port authority pay dispute, union says
Energy / No government talks with offshore wind developer over supply chain
Marine / Dim Riv returns to the water
Community / From Fethaland to Sumburgh for runner in memory of dad
Community / ‘Simply not good enough’: Bank sorry after Ukrainian refugee endures ‘unnecessarily’ long wait for account‘We have to ensure that the challenges faced by Tetiana are not repeated for anyone else’, MP Carmichael says
Health / Health board offering ‘as much mental health care as it can’ locally to new mums
Arts / Filmmaker to return to Foula for feature-length documentary
Community / Future of Firth lighthouse unsure due to coastal erosion