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Community / SIC to spend half a million over coming financial year to support Tall Ships event
Council / Bid to freeze council house rent fails in vote
Council / Third Green candidate throws hat into ring for council election
Council / Under pressure planning service cut back again due to staff shortages
Council / Council house rent likely to rise by 2.5 per cent
Who stands for the Council? / Fair ferry funding deal shows councillors ‘can truly make a difference’Leadership needed to ensure community’s voice is heard loud and clear by government
Who stands for the Council? / Council and NHS aim to care for people at home wherever possibleImplementing national care service locally will be among key challenges
Council / SIC defends committee’s decision-making process in response to Viking Energy planning appeal
Who stands for the Council? / ‘Exciting opportunity’ to shape education to meet bairns’ long-term needsDebate has moved decisively away from focus on school closures
Who stands for the 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
Transport / Ferries’ dry dock schedule affected by manufacturing delays
Updated SIC leader Coutts won’t stand in next election after taking on COPE chief job
Council / Funding set to be used to create inclusive play parks
Council / Family house build set to go ahead after planning conditions removed on appeal
Council / Windfarm developer alleges ‘lack of justification’ behind planning application refusal
Sport / Thirteen athletes secure travel funding
Council / Proposed government funding settlement ‘disappointing’, says council leader
Council / Critical report on ethical watchdog no surprise, Bell says
Transport / Government raises idea of leasing zero carbon planes in Highlands and Islands
Council / Crime drama star plaque set to be relocated
Council / Council chief’s call for compassion as staff do their best in ‘extremely challenging circumstances’
Education / Council tightens Covid measures in schools and early learning
Arts / Cleeves cuts ribbon to reopen ‘magnificent’ refurbished libraryConvener says building has ‘special place’ in islanders’ memories
Transport / Levenwick road upgrade process in line to move to next stageThe estimated capital cost of the preferred option has risen by around one third to £4.3 million
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
Community / Crown Estate funding to increase
Energy / Orion energy project costs council £850k so farThings are now reaching a ‘new phase’ as discussions move towards project development
Education / Big interest in Fair Isle school vacancy – even from people with no teaching qualificationsA preferred candidate for the headteacher role has been picked and is due to move to Fair Isle soon
Business / Local building industry’s capacity for large jobs a ‘real concern’ for councillor
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