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Council / ‘An ambassador for the Shetland people’: tribute paid to Cooper after chairing final meeting
Police / Local police have top detection rate in Scotland
Police / Number of assaults on police officers still ‘unacceptable’, area commander says
Council / Council looking to do more energy efficiency work in-house
Community / SIC to spend half a million over coming financial year to support Tall Ships event
Council / Bid to freeze council house rent fails in vote
Education / Reduced uptake in meals at some secondaries but school food hailed as ‘good value’
Council / Under pressure planning service cut back again due to staff shortages
Council / Council house rent likely to rise by 2.5 per cent
Community / Former church hall could be converted into homes
Council / SIC defends committee’s decision-making process in response to Viking Energy planning appeal
Coronavirus / Praise for schools’ response as health board hears high number of recent Covid cases are children
Health / Mobile operating theatre hailed as ‘fantastic’
Council / SIC needs to prioritise projects as not everything is achievable, finance boss warns
Council / Funding set to be used to create inclusive play parks
Coronavirus / Six offered additional Covid treatment so far
Coronavirus / Unvaccinated people will be ‘welcomed with open arms’ if they change their mind
Coronavirus / Drop in Covid numbers down to less PCR tests
Transport / Community councillor dubious over likelihood of active travel boost from reduced speed limit
Police / Police release crime statistics for October and November
Council / Family house build set to go ahead after planning conditions removed on appeal
Council / Windfarm developer alleges ‘lack of justification’ behind planning application refusal
Coronavirus / Community showed ‘quite a high level of responsibility’ during festive period
Coronavirus / Spike in Covid cases not having impact on hospital admissions at presentBut due to national modelling it could be a few more weeks until ‘we know that it [the Omicron variant] genuinely is milder’, public health official says
Coronavirus / Covid testing changes should ease pressure on local health teams
Transport / Survey reiterates cycling safety worry
Business / Surplus Covid business funding being used up
Council / Proposed government funding settlement ‘disappointing’, says council leader
Council / Council chief’s call for compassion as staff do their best in ‘extremely challenging circumstances’
Community / Permanent MRI scanner could be ready in 2023
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