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Council / SIC representatives resign from valuation joint board
Coronavirus / Health board to use local staff as ‘far as possible’ for Covid-19 contact tracingDetails also being finalised over how swab kits will be sent to Glasgow quickly as criteria for testing widens to anyone with symptoms
Council / SIC looking to push UK and Scottish governments on islands deal decision
Community / 4G mast in Foula not being actively pursued despite planning application
Council / SIC awaiting guidance on whether dump can reopen
Council / Mobile mast opposed by local residents fails to secure planning permission
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Coronavirus / SIC leader welcomes assurances over local government funding
Coronavirus / Health board chief: ‘We can’t come out of lockdown in isolation’
Coronavirus / Team in place at health board for return to contact tracing
Updated Mussel farmers concerned over subsea cable plansThere are six active mussel farms in Weisdale Voe, where the cable would run in to from Caithness
Community / Amenity trust chief not expecting tourist market for year and a half
Council / SIC to ask for extra funding from government to cover ‘significant’ cost of coronavirus response
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Education / Over 40 minutes to upload work – broadband speeds hamper online learning for children in rural areas
Energy / Campaign group objects to cable application
Council / SIC chief stresses need for ‘world class’ connectivity as staff work from home
Business / More than £4m approved for local businesses through coronavirus support fund
Updated New housing for Aith gets planning go-ahead
Community / Isles’ enterprise and innovation during lockdown hailed – but better broadband would helpShetland is the worst place in the UK for working from home when it comes to average internet speed, a new study claims
Updated ‘Milestone’ reached as councillors approve business case for college merger
Council / SIC leader praises coronavirus response as warning made over ‘new normal’ post-lockdown
Education / Final decision on legal status of new college rests with government minister, council saysCouncillors due to meet remotely on Wednesday in what will be the first meeting since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced
Marine / Fetlar salmon farm given approval but concern raised over Cullivoe road
Coronavirus / More than 200 people tested for Covid-19 so far
Coronavirus / Testing equipment arrives in isles
Coronavirus / Isles well placed to be case study for mass Covid-19 testing, says councillor
Education / Council focusing on distance learning as school shutdown continues
Council / Council absence rate around three times higher than usual
Coronavirus / Nineteen care clients showing coronavirus symptoms
Business / Grant funding of over £1.8m approved for local businesses so far through coronavirus scheme
Updated Plans for housing near Clickimin Broch turned down
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