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Council / Macdonald and Manson make history as they take on top council jobs
Emergency services / Work starts on new Aith lifeboat pontoonThe ‘floating dock’ should save time when the lifeboat crew is called out
Council / New council meets for first time to appoint to key rolesEmma Macdonald and Andrea Manson take the top two jobs in the new council – the first time women have been appointed to the roles
Updated Yell ferry service back on track after linkspan issue
Entertainment / Busy week ahead at Mareel
Community / Cancer survivors share their stories ahead of Relay for LifeIn the first of three survivor stories Denise MacBeath shares her experience of going through cancer treatment
Space / Preparations continue for spaceport ‘dress rehearsal’
Space / Plans could be submitted for ‘£60m to £70m’ Saxa Vord hotel by end of the year
Transport / Bergen flights to return for first time since before pandemicNorwegian ambassador says the direct transport link to Norway resuming is ‘brilliant news’
Also in the news / High visibility patrols, councillor withdraws from leadership race, SFA meets fisheries secretary, new partners at law firm
Housing / Housing planned for Moorfield Hotel site
Transport / Space can be used as lever to help drive fixed links, Strang believes
Living Lerwick - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail - 30 April - 12 June
Council / Leask interested in leader role
Court / Sentence further deferred
Also in the news / Waste-to-hydrogen grant, CAB needs new board members, inflation worries, food group recognised and more …
Energy / Electricity network ground investigations paused due to breeding birds
Space / ‘Milestone’ work underway at spaceport site ahead of construction
Marine / New fishing partnership enters industry
Sport / Boats, trains and planes – the Rangers fans heading from Shetland to SevilleOne fan is lucky enough to have a gold-dust ticket for tonight’s Europa League final – but some islanders are travelling ticketless
Climate / Excluding ferries from carbon neutral island plans makes no sense – Lib Dems claim
Also in the news / Visualising Shetland’s Iron Age, trade war warning, squad raises cash, road repairs and more…
Police / Europa League football match on local police’s radar
Community / Wreaths laid at Shetland Bus memorial on national Norway dayNorway’s ambassador to the UK says the wartime operation is ‘part of the national psyche’
Climate / Government announces ambitious plan to turn Yell carbon neutral by 2040
Council / Macdonald and Thomson keen on SIC leader role
Nature / New boardwalk and visitor hub launched at Hermaness
Updated Yell Sound ferry service back on following technical fault
Community / Travellers warned to check and renew passports early
Council / Former convener’s service highlighted in parliament motion
Business / Port authority responds to union announcement
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