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Council / Councillors seek to explore options for achieving ‘financial and political self-determination’Nine elected members say the ‘prosperity, and even basic sustainability’ of Shetland is being threatened from centralisation and reduced public funding
Court / Inquiry hears of tragic events that led to four people losing their lives near Sumburgh
Energy / Work on Upper Kergord electricity stations to kick off soon
Coronavirus / Schools well prepared for future spikes in Covid-19, SIC director says
Education / Expanded early learning programme now available across Shetland
Education / ‘Don’t be fooled’ by ‘weak’ Whalsay nursery inspection grades, councillor says
Energy / Energy Isles wind farm proposal to face opposition
Letters / Who pays for decarbonising fossil fuels
Letters / Dispiriting
Politics / Councillors give their views on more autonomy for Shetland
In Pictures / Pioneering Spirit delivers Ninian Northern platform for decommissioningThe world’s largest construction and decommissioning vessel on her first visit to a UK port
Energy / Ninian Northern rig arrives in Lerwick for decommissioning
Health / Flu vaccination more important than everLocal health board scores better than most in vaccination data comparison
Travel writer plans to start ‘Britain by bike’ adventure in Unst
Community / ‘Small bump’ in referrals at sexual violence charity after ‘Wis Too’ document
Marine / Discarded fishing gear a growing problemFishermen report they haul up rubbish wherever gill netters have been working
Energy / Final plans in for 160MW Yell wind farm
Truck sheds load at Girlsta
Energy / SIC believes offshore wind development east of isles could bring ‘significant’ boost to economy
Health / Islands patients ‘cut adrift’ from parts of health service
Emergency services / Coastguard reminds people to take care around cliffs
Space company says rocket launch followed all correct procedures
Business / Lerwick bank set for Virgin makeover
Council / Ferry and port staff praised for work during lockdown
Council / Delays add extra half a million to Toft Pier bill
Emergency services / Emergency services called to incident in Breiwick
Nature / Building work begins at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary
Environment / Greenpeace returns to protest in Brent oil field
Business / Busta team extends government scheme to attract diners
Community / Crime drama star helps Fair Isle fundraiser reach £80,000
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