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Business / Sandwick councillor ‘sincerely hopes’ new Co-op will not impact existing business
Health / ‘Care in Shetland is not broken’ – more worry at national service proposal
Health / Receiving eye treatment locally makes ‘immeasurable’ difference, patient says
Health / New GPs for Scalloway and Brae
Health / Staff working ‘very hard’ to deliver flu vaccine programme
Health / Health board reports £1.9m overspend
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Council / Parliament committee backs council ward changes
Energy / Wind farm site ‘flies in face’ of government’s wish to mitigate climate change, natural heritage expert claimsBut Energy Isles Limited director says the plans have evolved to become the ‘correct size to contribute to renewable energy’
Health / Health and care partnership encouraged to explore new treatment method for people using heroin
Council / Watchdog investigating complaint over handling of councillor’s referral
Community / ‘Poverty in Shetland is an insidious thing’, councillor says
Council / ‘Positives outweigh the negatives’ for SIC in latest external audit report
Council / Proposal to change location of Viking Energy concrete batching plants rejected by councillors
Coronavirus / Concern some drinkers are being a ‘bit lax’ with face coverings
Council / Spiggie Hotel to receive warning over late licensing payments
Transport / ‘More needs to be done’ on boat passenger capacity, councillor says
Transport / Options being looked to alleviate freight capacity constraints, meeting hears
Transport / Wind farm construction helps airline’s recovery from pandemic
Health / New strategy sets out health and care priorities for next decade
Council / Project managing islands deal programme could cost council more than £100,000 a year
Community / Councillors support isles playing part in Afghan resettlement scheme
Education / Funding bid to be prepared for new Brae school after councillors back project
Council / Requirement to appoint unelected members to education committee leaves councillors feeling uneasy
Community / Traffic entering Lerwick too fast from old North Road, community councillor says
Police / Policing ‘antisocial’ driving in town centre often a case of ‘being at the right place at the right time’
Business / Property developer bites back over comments on economic impact of proposed new Co-op stores
Council / ‘We need to break that cycle’ councillor says amid call for deeper engagement around poverty
Community / Up Helly Aa holiday to be moved to June next year to celebrate Queen’s platinum jubilee
Business / Economic development chief challenges Co-op assumption on rural shop impact
Emergency services / New water safety policy needs to be ‘well understood’ by the community – and put in place quickly, councillor says
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