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Updated Lerwick North to be contested as more candidates declare
Energy / New oil and gas no fix for UK’s energy security crisis, think tank saysUplift warns that renewed focus on oil and gas production would undermine clean energy targets
Community / Local residents united behind taking Lunna Kirk into community ownership
Police / Early intervention key to good policing – says new police chief
Police / Medicinal cannabis seized in the post a first for police
Ukraine invasion / ‘Significant progress’ but refugees could still find themselves trapped in bureaucratic limbo – Carmichael
Ukraine invasion / New government scheme will let people apply to host Ukrainian refugeesShetland Islands Council chief Maggie Sandison said ‘we should be able to develop arrangements quickly’
Council / Watchdog considers failings at valuation joint board
Ukraine invasion / Community rallies to help Ukrainian refugees
Updated Relief among fishermen as Yell Sound stays clear of salmon farm developmentsShetland’s largest salmon farming company Scottish Sea Farms expressed its disappointment and said the potential of the area’s masterplan has not been realised
Council / ‘Obsolete’ CCTV network to be dismantledCouncil officers are working with police on a business case for a new up-to-date system
Community / ‘Crofting matters’ agree candidates keen to represent the sectorVoting for the Crofting Commission takes place this month
Living Lerwick - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail - 30 April - 12 June
Ukraine invasion / Hundreds turn out to show their solidarity with UkraineBut many voice their concern that the conflict could spiral out of control
Ukraine invasion / Ukraine: Anxiety but also practical help on the ground
Community / UHA campaigner turns his attention to community safety board
Council / Russian shipping ban not expected to have financial repercussions for Sullom Voe
Energy / Application submitted to connect local electricity network to national grid
Updated Government bans all Russian shipping from UK ports
Politics / Unite confirms support for tug men at Sullom Voe
Community / Shetland rising to the challenge of helping Ukrainian civilians and refugees
Transport / Arriving on a jet plane
Politics / ‘Business as usual’ as Russian tanker berths at Sullom Voe
Politics / State-owned Russian tanker’s visit to Sullom Voe amid sanctions sends out ‘the wrong signals’Call for tougher sanctions that would hit state-owned companies doing business in the UK
Community / Community ready to face the challenge of taking on Lunna kirk
Weather / Engineers called out to multiple power cuts
Marine / Brand new Valentia will add safety and comfort for fishing crew
Council / Councillors approve new working hours for converter station construction site
Community / Call to donate council tax rebate to those most in need
Also in the news / Union approves HIAL deal, tide disrupts Whalsay service, strongman contest, athlete travel scheme and more
Coronavirus / High Covid numbers the new normal as people learn to live with the virus
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