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Education / First strike and they’re out – lecturers picket college
Politics / Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’Pension age changes mean millions are affected
Updated Big day for Jamieson family at first fire festival of the year
SIC / Council disappointed by draft budgetDifficult choices for services ahead – council tax could rise by three per cent
‘Excellent job’ by A&E staff despite increase in delays
Weather / Ferries suspended for weather
Community / Laurenson and Stickle named in New Year honours listAwards made for services to industry and the community
Bail for man charged with assault
SIC / Emotions run high as new Eric Gray centre prepares to openThe long-awaited launch of the facility at Seafield will mark the end of a process spanning over a decade.
Carmichael warning on broadband as Openreach connects Gaet-a-Gott
Court / Hefty fine for £1 drug possession
Weather / Lerwick sea wall repairs ongoing
‘Ask for Angela’ aims to keep people safe in public
Weather / Waves undermine sea wall at South Commercial Street
Council to foot the whole bill for new Scalloway fish marketPeterhead and Lerwick got into European fund first.
Politics / Draft budget ‘lacks detail’ on what will be coming isles’ wayTough funding climate set to continue for health board
Entertainment / Full-on birlin’ line-up for Hogmanay at Mareel
NHS issues advice for looking after yourself over the holidaysPeople are advised to learn GP surgery opening times
Transport / More pods and play areas for NorthLink ferriesInvestment also made in freight facilities
Trawl survey yields plentiful small fishRecord numbers of small haddocks taken
Need for Jarlshof car park raised in parliament as visitor numbers boom
Plan unfurled to help people tackle unfair deliveries
Ornithology inspired exhibition to roost in old AHS
Record landings hailed as start of big thing for whitefishThis year’s figures set to top 2017 record
Business / Two firms awarded decommissioning grantsLerwick Port Authority and Ocean Kinetics have been granted shares in a £2.5 million cash award as part of the third round of a Scottish Government fund.
Society can help folk struggling with alcohol says NHS officerShetland is close to Scottish average for hospital admissions
Shetland Lives / Long serving Smith reflects on his time in ambulance and police uniformsFormer boss of the Scottish Ambulance Service in Shetland and police special constable Peter Smith retired recently having clocked up a staggering 76 years of combined duty to the two emergency service organisations.
Man pays fine after stint in jail
Bus manoeuvre forced car to swerve onto verge
Fishing industry rejects extension of Brexit transitionBritain could remain in CFP till 2022 with no say over fisheries.
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