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Coronavirus / Measures in place to ensure supply of protective equipment, NHS boss says
Education / Expanded early learning deadline removed due to virus pandemicChairman of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee George Smith said the council was in a ‘fairly strong position’ already
Community / Wool week organisers looking to make decision on fate of this year’s festival soonThe event is thought to bring £2 million into the local economy each year
Community / Amenity trust’s ‘worst case scenario’ would see sites closed for entire season
Transport / Ferry service could reduce further
Education / Merged college could launch in March next year
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Coronavirus / Councillor says waiving fares could protect ferry and bus staff from virus
Transport / Transport partnership keen to keep in ‘continuous dialogue’ with bus operators during virus outbreak
Council / Value of council investments dip as coronavirus affects markets‘Don’t panic’, however, is the message from councillors and officials
Transport / SIC to look into viability of transferring responsibility of ferries to government
Council / Council budget ‘affordable in 2020/21 but not sustainable for the future’
Council / SIC left in ‘dire position’ following ferry funding shortfall
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Council / Street lights to go back on
Community / Infrastructure key challenge for future of healthcare in Skerries, meeting hears
Marine / Work expected to resume on Toft Pier after lengthy weather delay
Council / Sullom Voe users ‘disappointed’ at increases to harbour charges
Education / College merger delay will cost SIC dear
Education / Interest increases in work experience scheme designed to tackle gender stereotypes
Education / Canteens could go cashless in bid to reduce stigma of free school meals
Community / Up Helly Aa cruise ship visit an ‘opportunity’, says Lerwick Community Council chairman
Community / Community council happy to support merchant navy memorial
Transport / Transport man supports extending free bus travel for under-19s to ferries
Transport / Extra million of ferry funding to go to Argyll and Bute
Updated Council tax rise given go-ahead as SIC left ‘stuck between rock and a hard place’
Council / Council tax could rise by nearly five per cent as SIC struggles to close funding gap
Business / Permission given to turn Lerwick pub into flats
Council / Knitwear producer given permit to trade from van at two locations in town after appeal
Council / Two housing developments given green light after councillors overturn planning decisions on appeal
Council / Extra hour for hop night at Brae Hall
Transport / Lerwick car parking ‘problem’ raised during discussion on more airport bus runs
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