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Transport / Government wants new freight vessels to be as ‘low carbon as possible’
Community / Halloween house display set to be ‘biggest’ yet
Reviews / ‘A bloody good start’ – and more to comeShetland News’ very own television critic Jordan Ogg is full of praise after enjoying part one of the new Shetland crime drama
Community / ‘It was a massive change’: 50th anniversary of Burra and Trondra bridges opening
Police / Police keen to trace driver who may have witnessed assault
Transport / Drivers asked to be aware of oil spillages on A970
Business / Competition regulator assesses salmon company takeover
Community / New team in tow as dementia centre reopensJan Brown has taken up the role as Alzheimer Scotland’s new Shetland dementia advisor
Also in the news / Ferry timetable change, Covid numbers, fuel poverty concern, SSEN grants and more…
Community / Last surviving member of Shetland Bus operation commemorated in parliament motion
Community / Good progress on new Cullivoe marina
Community / Sexual violence charity increasingly busy in ‘challenging’ year
Business / Environmental award for Polycrub team
Community / Tavish part of a team to judge global island awards
Letters / Microplastics from wind turbines
Community / Plenty on offer at this weekend’s food and drink festival
Business / Sandwick councillor ‘sincerely hopes’ new Co-op will not impact existing business
Coronavirus / Around 40 per cent of 12-15 year olds have had Covid vaccine
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Business / Food and drink lined up for revamped Kiln BarThe refurbished building will eventually host a seafood bistro overlooking the sea
Marine / Conservation key for proper fisheries managementEnvironmental pressure group Open Seas responds to mounting criticism from local fishermen leaders
Business / Gas plant workers to be balloted
Court / Remanded after court appearance
Community / Weekend spree in centre of Lerwick proves popular
Environment / Interactive map launched of archaeological interests within Viking Energy site
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Updated Bomb disposal team recovers military drone that ‘crashed’ near Hillswick
Viewpoint / Police chief urges islanders to be vigilant to avoid becoming a victim of ‘sextortion’In his first contribution to what is set to become a regular column, chief inspector Paul Daley warns of the dangers of ‘sextortion’ and reassures the community that help is at hand
Also in the news / Boat company award, seven Covid cases, Promote Shetland contract, Swan school trip and more…
Business / Sandwick Co-op gets green light from planners
Politics / Carmichael ‘deeply shocked’ by death of MP after stabbing
Climate / Parliament event to explore islands’ response to climate emergency
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Community / Time for a parliamentary inquiry into DVSA, Carmichael says
Community / Funding boost worth £400,000 for local projects with net zero themeA project to process fleece into yarn in Foula has received funding
Community / Isles geopark included in UNESCO digital trail
Emergency services / Woman taken to hospital following Tingwall crash
Letters / Women can do anything they choose to do
Health / Gilbert Bain maintenance bill topped half a million last yearMeanwhile Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has launched an online petition for a new hospital
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Arts / Community’s views needed for climate change art project
Community / Funding secured for new domestic abuse community engagement worker
Also in the news / Public protection, Fishing for Litter, Mission’s thanksgiving, Viking donation, Greens oppose HIAL plans and more…
Sport / New membership scheme aims to make leisure centres more accessible
Transport / ‘All options’ must be considered to alleviate freight ‘crisis’, industry group urges
Health / ‘Care in Shetland is not broken’ – more worry at national service proposal