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Updated NHS to carry out review that could pave the way for new hospital
Health board over budget by £1.4m so far this yearNHS Shetland board members also hear that a new GP for Yell has been recruited
Health / Gilbert Bain deemed not fit for purpose as new hospital mooted again
Council / ‘Adequate resource’ needed if islands plan is to make a difference, SIC leader warns
Community / Plans in for lifeboat station defibrillator
Council / Tour company appeals Eshaness steps planning decision
Promote Shetland - Shetland Pride of Place
Business / Hoteliers and community groups maintain objections to Sella Ness camp
Climate / Petition calls on SIC to declare climate emergency
Council / SIC welcomes Crown Estate funding
Health / New healthcare model for Bressay given the green light
Health and social care partnership ‘not financially sustainable’
Council / Ferry funding raised again in chamber as councillor hits out at government
Shetland Charitable Trust - Grant Funding 20/21 - 11 Dec 2019
Transport / Family and friends fare a possibility for Fair Isle and Foula flights
Islands deal discussions continueThere are hopes that 700 jobs could be created in Shetland as a result of the growth deal
Transport / Councillors approve extra funding for linkspan refurbishment
Council / Old Eric Gray centre to be demolishedCouncillors also approve plans to relocate services from the Knab
Health / Defibrillator registration reminder
Police / Five pupils charged in connection with Brae school vandalismLocal police chief also answers questions on tasers and roll out of mobile devices
General Election - 12 December 2019
Councillors show appreciation of emergency services after challenging summer
Emergency services / Fire fighter recruitment drive a big success
Transport / Cost of improving ferry linkspans rises by £1.75mCouncillors show frustration over lack of full ferry funding
Council / Plans afoot to move council services away from Knab
Council / SIC keen to demolish old Eric Gray centre
Impact of Brexit beginning to be felt at amenity trust
Marine / Boat week’s ‘financial viability still open to question’
Amenity trust elects four new trustees
Emergency services / Pontoon could improve access to Aith lifeboat in emergencies
Nature / Bird watchers could be more responsible in the outdoors, councillor says
Community / Development council ‘angry’ as road issue puts project on hold
Transport / Government’s ferry commitment welcomed
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