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Shetland Lives / Living the dream: Clive the ‘music man’ looks back 40 years after opening first record shop
Health / NHS Shetland in talks with government as mental health waiting time figure goes well off targetMSP calls for urgent action as ‘waiting times have never been met by the government’
Health / McGregor calls for IJB to be a ‘little more aggressive’ in budget talks
Council / Smith returns to depute convener roleNew appointments were also made to Shetland Islands Council’s committees
Community / Well-loved cat famed for trips around town seeks new home
Council / Cullivoe road upgrade moves a step closer
Promote Shetland - Shetland Pride of Place
Community / Bid to host 2023 Tall Ships given go-ahead
Council / Flea again calls for action on ‘death trap’ Levenwick road
Community / New service to launch for people affected by alcohol or drug misuse
Council / SIC struggles to tighten belt while reserves grow
Drop in number of social work reports credited to fewer court cases
Council / Cullivoe road in line for much-needed upgrade‘Moratorium on future development’ in the area due to road condition
Discover Shetland Heritage and History during Up Helly Aa
Community / Lerwick and Scalloway projects picked for town centre funding
Community / Petition calls for more traffic calming measures in Lerwick
Community / Councillor backs call for water safety policy
Community / Smaller scale events an option as council to decide on Tall Ships bid
Council / Roads team praised after gritter filmed sliding in icy conditions‘Gritter drivers work tirelessly throughout the day’, councillor says
Council / Change of use consent needed to turn historic lodberry into home
Community / Amenity trust ‘stretched to capacity’ during Wool Week
Transport / Government to consider future design options for freight boatsSeafood Shetland welcomes development but calls for ‘more immediate action’
Transport / Walls road gets airing in parliament
Marine / Salmon farm company spends £1.9m on new workboat for Northern IslesThe vessel is aimed at improving Scottish Sea Farms’ response to tackling gill health problems in Shetland and Orkney
Health / New hospital would need to look at long-term picture, incoming NHS chief saysStaffing and sustainability of services also on the agenda for new chief executive
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
Energy / Yell wind farm team confident over export link despite Ofgem hitch
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