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Community / Benefits system ‘not fit for purpose’, councillor says in discussion on child poverty
Transport / ‘Let’s get this over the line’: transport partnership supports Fair Isle ferry funding bid
Letters / Five stars for peace and quiet?
Education / School attendance rates rise during pandemic
Community / ‘Emotional day’ as fundraising family run half marathon for dad after terminal diagnosis
Arts / No rainbows on metal band’s new album – but ‘odd combo’ of influences sets sound apart
Police / Police appeal for information after school polytunnel damaged in Whalsay
Climate / SIC keen to identify projects to ‘get us to net zero’, new climate team leader saysClaire Ferguson heads up Shetland Islands Council’s new climate change team – and she is keen for ‘open dialogue’ with the community on the subject
Community / Tough time for buyers as ‘demand exceeds supply’ in property market
Council / Social care staff receive £500 as ‘thank you’ for efforts during pandemic
Arts / Plug pulled on Big Country gig for now after numerous postponements
BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to head to Da Street on Thursday
Council / Boundary proposals would see isles gain extra councillorThe plan would see Shetland West lose a Councillor but become smaller, and Shetland South and Central gain one each
Emergency services / Astray fire engine a ‘very, very rare’ event
Community / Lerwick exchange to be upgraded to full fibre broadband
Community / Plenty on offer during carers week
Community / Hopes that Bressay parkrun could return in early July
Council / SIC keen to serve local beef in schools in the future
Police / No reports of injuries after Black Gaet crash
Court / Sentence deferred in dangerous dog case amid concerns over ‘public safety’
Transport / HIAL says it is focused on ‘best practice’ after critical report published on air traffic control project
Court / Man found guilty of dangerous driving
Emergency services / Three new training staff set to join local fire service
Also in the news / NorthLink fundraising, Swan donation, Clair oil agreement, fishing funding, road repairs, gravestone reminder
BBC Filming / Museum to close to allow for crime drama filming
Community / Rat poison scare for dog walker after pellets found near HoswickPolice say at this time it is believed that the pellets were there as part of an attempt to deal with rats in the area
Police / New police chief says it is a ‘genuine privilege’ to take on role
Coronavirus / People invited to take part in Covid vaccination survey
Energy / Fuel poverty in focus again as supplier Bulb hikes prices for second time this yearLocal MP Alistair Carmichael has reminded people to compare energy deals and switch if they are struggling
Court / Two plead guilty to breaching Covid rules at parties
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