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Arts / Arts project evolves to cope with coronavirus
Transport / Islanders petition parliament to halt plans to move air traffic controllers to Inverness
Updated Fatal accident inquiry into Sumburgh helicopter crash delayed by coronavirus
Coronavirus / Number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 29Additional funding of £15 million will also be provided to GP practices
Energy / No decision yet on future of Scatsta Airport as move to Sumburgh continues as planned
Education / Expanded early learning deadline removed due to virus pandemicChairman of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee George Smith said the council was in a ‘fairly strong position’ already
CAB - Support for EU citizens applying for settled status
Coronavirus / Access restricted to maternity department due to coronavirus outbreakChanges are also in place for community nursing services
Coronavirus / Business interventions sought by isles politicians
Important Coronavirus – What’s Open
Community / Da Voar Redd Up postponed
Transport / Call for lifeline aviation support
Health / SIC depute leader says health and wellbeing of care home residents of ‘utmost importance’
Police / Local police receive calls about people ‘not adhering to social distancing measures’ when out and aboutChief inspector Lindsay Tulloch also confirms Shetland Police has increased patrols around the isles since government rules came into force
Community / Aith lifeboat gala cancelled
Community / Wool week organisers looking to make decision on fate of this year’s festival soonThe event is thought to bring £2 million into the local economy each year
Community / People reminded to look out for children and vulnerable adults during coronavirus crisis
Community / Isles dig deep as over £10,000 raised for coronavirus response and foodbank fundraisers
Police / Police investigate Lerwick assault
Coronavirus / Two care home residents test positive for coronavirus‘Do not be lulled into a false sense of security’ health board chief warns
Business / Coronavirus throws tourism sector into deep crisisSummer tourist season effectively called off
Letters / How is everybody faring?
Letters / The elephant in the room
Coronavirus / Coronavirus latest – 27 March 2020In this regularly updated blog Shetland News will bring you all the latest local updates plus the major national developments on the Covid-19 crisis
Community / Amenity trust’s ‘worst case scenario’ would see sites closed for entire season
Community / Scottish Government encourages people to exercise ‘locally’
Community / Wilma announced as Wool Week patron
Updated Treatment by Post Office Ltd has been ‘beyond a joke’
Business / Seventeen jobs lost as Scalloway Hotel goes into administration
Community / Over 100 people answer call to make homemade scrubs for NHS staffIt has emerged during the coronavirus response that there is a ‘chronic shortage’ of the uniforms for clinical staff
Coronavirus / Coronavirus latest – 40,000 to 50,000 people likely to be infected in Scotland, according to chief medical officerIn this regularly updated blog Shetland News will bring you all the latest local news plus the major national developments on the Covid-19 crisis
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