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Community / Plans to develop interactive sensory garden for people with additional support needsPeople and businesses are encouraged to offer time and help to get garden up to speed
Community / Historic environment agency repeats concern over plans for house near Clickimin Broch
Coronavirus / Isles to move into Level 1 restrictions from Monday, First Minister announcesGreater freedom on household visits, hospitality and hugs for loved ones
Council / Council on the campaign trail to secure the ‘Shetland tariff’Community in danger of becoming the ‘green islands’ with the highest level of fuel poverty
Police / Police enquiries after boat damaged at East Voe marina
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Arts / Cinema tickets now on sale for Mareel’s reopening
Community / Council and DSVA set to discuss future of LGV and motorcycle testing in the isles
Arts / Shona chosen for San Antonio art exchange projectThe two artists’ work will feed into debate about the climate emergency
Community / Excitement as Tall Ships Races confirmed to return in 2023
Court / MacDougall and Smith to appeal life sentences
Coronavirus / Sturgeon confirms faster easing of Covid-19 restrictions for islandsShetland to move into Level 1 restrictions from Monday
Election / Lib Dems vote was squeezed by polarised politics – CarmichaelThe party will enter the constitutional debate once recovery from the Covid pandemic is under way
Community / Siblings take on half-marathon to show support for dad after terminal diagnosisNearly £5,000 has been raised so far for the MSA Trust, which supports people affected by multiple system atrophy
Community / Carmichael furious over lack of progress on driving test siteDriving instructors have been told that Anderson High site will cease to be available from 31 July
Viewpoint / Racism takes many formsFollowing news reports of racist graffiti appearing on some crumbling Cold War buildings in the southend of Shetland, Peter Hamilton puts pen to paper to reflect on the many forms racism, sexism, transphobia and discrimination can take.
Coronavirus / People asked to phone up for Covid vaccine appointment if they have not been contacted
Energy / Renewed planning permission sought for Cunningsburgh wind turbines
Letters / Political wasteland
Letters / Thanks for your support
Council / Council pauses routine house repairs
Marine / Local fishermen’s association calls for review panel to assess scientific catch advice
Marine / Hopeful outlook at port despite continued fall in traffic
Letters / Whistling in the dark
Letters / Why can’t these be recycled?
Reviews / Exploring what makes us who we areHelen Kerr reviews You Made Me: Oliver, performed by Islesburgh Drama Group at the Garrison Theatre as part of Shetland Arts’ Refresh Now programme on 30 April.
Election / Update: List MSPs elected
Viewpoint / Fuel poverty facts speak for themselvesChief executive of Hjaltland Housing Association and vice chair of the Shetland Fuel Poverty Action Group, Bryan Leask, is urging the incoming government to make tackling Scotland’s ‘shamefully’ high levels of fuel poverty, particularly in rural and island areas, a top priority
Police / Police investigate fire raising incident
Election / Wishart re-elected as Lib Dems hold Shetland seatThe MSP said it is an “honour and a privilege” to be re-elected
Coronavirus / People in their 30s to be given Pfizer vaccine for first dose after change in guidance
Community / Flag of Europe to fly on top of Lerwick Town Hall
Community / Drewie will be ‘greatly missed’
Community / The two houses vying to be named Scotland’s home of the yearDa Hen Run in Burra and Evrabister in Kergord will feature on a national property TV programme next week
Election / SIC releases polling place turnout figures
Council / Viking decommissioning bond worth £40 millionSIC and SSE Renewables confident that negotiations will be finalised soon
Coronavirus / First Covid vaccine dose for ‘nearly everyone’ by mid-May, health board expects
Election / Voters head to the polls in Scottish Parliament election
Business / Salmon company chuffed after reaching zero antibiotics target
Letters / A quality local company
Arts / Accordion and fiddle festival postponed again
Business / Local tourism study to get underway
Business / Ocean Kinetics rejects union accusations over decommissioning incident