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Election / Turnout in council by-elections around 20 per cent
Arts / Venue and fiddler nominated for traditional music awards
Updated Investigation underway to find cause of Buchan Alpha mishap
Politics / Bad weather key issue in election planning‘This is now for Shetland the fourth election in a year where we expected none’, returning officer says
Marine / Drones and thermal imaging cameras sought for marine protection vessels
Transport / Stand-in ferry breaks down on Yell Sound route
SIC - Free Tyre Check - 22 Nov 2019
Energy / Yell wind farm team confident over export link despite Ofgem hitch
Environment / Glass heading south again after lease ends at recycling plant
Updated No Ofgem approval yet for 600MW subsea cableEnergy regulator encourages SSEN to submit revised proposals for vital interconnector
Community / Calendar showcasing curious cat aims to raise cash for charityWorldwide interest shown in Tommy the cat
Transport / Airport layout could be rejigged to cater for new baggage scanner
Sumburgh Airport water rescue facilities set for upgrade
GR Direct - Black Friday Sales 2019
Community / Stromness to get a taste of SMUHA
Transport / Diverting freight vessel to ship goods into Scotland post-Brexit a ‘last resort’Transport Scotland says there is ‘no threat’ to the Northern Isles service after a no deal Brexit
Health / Measles alert issued after ferry sailingPassengers on a northbound journey in early October have been contacted by the NHS
Transport / Former air rivals team up for new agreement
Court / Life jackets should be mandatory for fishermen, fatal accident inquiry recommendsSheriff Ian Cruickshank also recognises the ‘selfless bravery’ of crew mate following accident on the King Challenger in 2016
Business / HIE loan not repaid as company goes into liquidation
Health / Number of winter deaths down by one quarterNHS Shetland flu vaccination plan gets underway in October and November
Community / MRI appeal to ‘scale up’ campaign as fundraiser joins team
Community / Heart screening fundraiser closes in on target
Transport / CalMac questions ferry contract process after claiming it offered best price
Energy / Yell wind farm team remain upbeat despite recent Viking setbackThe 29-turbine Energy Isles wind farm, which could cost around £160 million, has the backing of Norwegian energy giant Statkraft
Health / Isles midwife launches petition for menstrual health lessons to be compulsory at schoolShaunee Jamieson has endometriosis but endured chronic pain for years ‘because I wasn’t taught any different’
Health / Red Cross guest house in Aberdeen facing closureShetland MSP Beatrice Wishart said the decision to shut the accommodation, often used by families of island NHS patients, is ‘very concerning’
Arts / New EP and UK tour as local rockers ‘grab opportunity with both hands’
Business / Construction company ceases trading
Community / Pension group to keep campaigning despite court ruling
Emergency services / Crews tackle Yell house fire in early hours
Community / Citizens advice bureau praised in parliament
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