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Council / Air traffic control impact assessment a ‘cursory process’, SIC says
Community / Food growing policy given green light by councillors
Council / No general extension to licensing hours this festive period
Health / Stress-related absences among NHS staff increase during pandemic
Transport / Not all passengers complying with face covering requirement on ferries, meeting hears
Transport / Loganair bookings remain slow after lockdownChief executive Jonathan Hinkles confirms backlog of refund requests is now cleared
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Council / SIC to map out steps to deliver high speed broadband to all
Updated SIC to explore ways of achieving self-determination after elected members back motion
Marine / Discarded fishing gear motion approved by councillors
Community / Council approves plan for islands
Transport / Decision to move flights from Scatsta Airport came as ‘genuine surprise’ to council
Transport / Remote air traffic control plans prove unpopular with Lerwick Community CouncilThirteen full-time equivalent jobs at Sumburgh could be set to relocate to Inverness
Council / Value of council investments rise by over £60 million as markets improve
Coronavirus / No commitment yet from government on covering additional Covid-19 cost, SIC leader says
Council / Lockdown saw increase in SIC staff accessing counselling
Marine / Councillors call on SIC to raise issue of discarded fishing gear with government
Community / Town councillor disappointed to see little movement on lowering speed limits
Council / Government takes bashing from councillors on ferry fundingSNP councillor Robbie McGregor says he will raise the issue with finance secretary Kate Forbes
Transport / Covid restrictions continue to hamper Fair Isle ferry service
Community / Allocating larger homes to single folk could be beneficial in the long run, councillor suggests
Community / ‘Exemplary’ Scalloway place plan moves closer to being adopted by council
Coronavirus / Mental health and substance misuse referrals rise as lockdown eases
Coronavirus / Schools well prepared for future spikes in Covid-19, SIC director says
Education / ‘Don’t be fooled’ by ‘weak’ Whalsay nursery inspection grades, councillor says
Council / Delays add extra half a million to Toft Pier bill
Education / Number of apprenticeships over coming year set to take dip
Police / Crime figures take sharp drop during lockdown
Health / Concern in communities over levels of lockdown drinking, health board chairman saysNHS Shetland board members also hear that MMR rates are rising in the isles
Health / Concerns remain over mental health waiting times
Health / NHS chief issues warning over financial impact of Covid-19, Brexit and winter
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