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Features / Spring garden galleryFlowers to bring some seasonal cheer
Council / SIC to ask for extra funding from government to cover ‘significant’ cost of coronavirus response
Community / Charitable trust reopens social inclusion fund
Education / Over 40 minutes to upload work – broadband speeds hamper online learning for children in rural areas
Business / Builders merchants stage limited re-opening to publicDemand for DIY supplies is high during lockdown
Environment / EnQuest wants to cut Sullom Voe Terminal emissions by 80 per cent
Energy / Campaign group objects to cable application
Community / Serviceman in photo appeal leads to Isles granddaughter
Coronavirus / Lockdown exit measures could be piloted in island communities, suggests MP Michael Gove
Business / Virtual public consultation event for Unst launch site
Coronavirus / Coronavirus may have plateaued, according to health chiefSturgeon warns social measures must remain in place
Community / Young mum pays tribute to ‘amazing’ ambulance staff who helped baby following Christmas Eve birth
Updated RAF fighter planes launched to monitor Russian aircraft near isles
Transport / Loganair contract extended for another monthScottish transport secretary also confirms support is being provided to NorthLink
Transport / HIAL looking to buy simulator for air traffic control training
Energy / Sullom Voe Terminal operator to cut 530 roles in UK as consultation period begins
Coronavirus / Politicians back scientist on early coronavirus testing in islesTests could be part of lockdown exit
Business / Folk encouraged to buy local as food and drink sector continues to face uncertainty
Business / Oil boss says future is bleak without government interventionDevelopment chairman calls on SVT to ‘weather the storm’
Coronavirus / Government says there may be benefit in covering face in shops and on public transportThe number of positive Covid-19 test results in Shetland, meanwhile, remains at 54
Letters / Interconnector not just a ‘business opportunity’
Politics / Carmichael ‘disappointed’ by response after asking chancellor to consider universal basic incomeMP says it is ‘apparent there are just too many people falling through the gaps’
Community / Minute’s silence to be held on International Workers Memorial DaySIC convener ‘deeply humbled by the skill and compassion shown by all those working in health and care settings during this pandemic’
Community / Cunningsburgh Show cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus / Loganair converts second plane into air ambulance for island Covid-19 patientsThe RAF says it will still respond to requests from NHS Shetland
News round-up / MP leads local media campaign, scheme to send anonymous letters to loved ones, ferry timetable changes
Coronavirus / Community’s ‘determination to do the right thing’ has saved lives, NHS chief executive says
Council / SIC chief stresses need for ‘world class’ connectivity as staff work from home
Business / Living Lerwick receives funding to extend support to businesses across isles
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