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Council / Effort to bring down carbon emissions ‘needs energetic people to drive it forward’Reducing fuel costs faced by islanders goes hand in glove with tackling poverty
Who stands for the Council? / Councillors can help industry ‘capitalise on direction world is going in’Housing, jobs and infrastructure the key to a strong local economy
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Community / Energy firms accused of being uncaring towards customers amid price hikesOne Lerwick woman faced trebling of bill from £245 to £746
Transport / Zero carbon ferries but no fixed links
Land use accounts for ‘very large’ proportion of isles’ carbon emissionsCouncil report says reversing how land is used could prove ‘very challenging’
Coronavirus / Health board dealing with around 20-30 Covid cases a dayOfficial local figures in recent days have not included lateral flow positives
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Coronavirus / Sturgeon announces removal of Covid restrictions from Monday
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Council / 1,600 homes and businesses unable to connect to superfast broadband
Council / SIC hopeful it can deliver 400 new homes by 2027
Council / Councillors impressed by condition of local football pitchesPlan to make isles play parks more inclusive is approved
Education / Sandness school praised for approach to remote learning
Politics / Halcro-Johnston says it is time for Prime Minister to resign
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Community / Fresh appeal to help rewrite history
Arts / Arthur releases collection featuring traditional tunes played on guitar‘Shetland Guitar’ features 15 sets including a pair of originals
Community / Demand for support expected to increase as food bank expands serviceInitiative with council’s Anchor project will see food parcels delivered direct to homes in effort to reach remote areas
Community / TL Dallas staff raise over £2,500 for good causes
Community / Youngster Ruben pens catchy Christmas song to dance toProceeds from the sales of (I Hope That We Can) Dance This Christmas on Bandcamp will go to community group Bigton Collective
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Arts / Cleeves cuts ribbon to reopen ‘magnificent’ refurbished libraryConvener says building has ‘special place’ in islanders’ memories
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Police / Police area commander post vacant again
Politics / Tory MP’s paid role in Shetland space project shows ‘rot at the heart of Westminster’Garnier is paid £2,500 a month – but could rule change force him to step aside?
Community / Charitable trust to spend more as repairs funding brought forward
Business / Cunningsburgh opportunity was too good to pass up, say new cafe ownersStrong community support makes for busy first fortnight at The Kitchen Table
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Community / ‘A sparkle in the eye and a sharpness of mind’: warm tributes to late Geordie JamiesonFormer head teacher and keen footballer will be sadly missed
Business / Town shop accepts gift voucher issued way back in 1980s
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Community / Books galore and a ‘place to go’: library prepares to open doors after big move
Coronavirus / Covid cases on the rise in the islandsMeanwhile Shetland Islands Council says Bell’s Brae Primary School will stay open after positive cases
Climate / Local people ‘really willing to engage’ on climate changeAs the COP26 conference continues in Glasgow, Shetland Islands Council’s climate change strategy team leader says ‘urgent action’ is required
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Arts / Sophie honoured to bring harp show to Prague
Community / Clarity sought over funding isles-wide projects
Coronavirus / Health board outlines next phase of Covid-19 vaccine rolloutA further 15,000 doses to be delivered in the coming weeks
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