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    Tug debacle should never be repeated

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    Lessons have been learned from the embarrassing history of Shetland's two new tugs, now sold to the port of Naples.SHETLAND Islands Council should never repeat the failings that led it to spend £14 million on two defective tugs from an inexperienced Spanish shipyard, a report to councillors this week has said. The report highlights an extraordinary catalogue of failings surrounding the purchase of Solan and Bonxie in February 2011. In the past few months the council managed to sell the two tugs to an Italian port for around half their purchase value, while claiming they had actually made a £70,000 profit based on the work the vessels had carried out during their brief working life in Shetland.

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    Pen stabbing

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    SCALLOWAY man Robert John Irvine was fined £200 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday after he admitted stabbing a man with a pen.

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    Community service for domestic assault

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    LERWICK man Alan McLeod has been ordered to work unpaid for 270 hours after admitting he assaulted his wife and brandished a knife at her.

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    Town hall clash over budget detail

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    An ill-tempered town hall meeting saw councillor Alastair Cooper and SIC chief executive Mark Boden lock horns in a row over the council budget. The spat came at this morning’s policy and resources committee which saw Mr Cooper annoyed to have a list of capital projects put before the chamber for progress to be noted […]

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    We must demand parity (Ryan Thomson)

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    I am happy to learn that the new transport and islands minister Hamza Yousef has used his first statement since being appointed to the role to state he was “committed to taking action to reduce fares on ferry services to Orkney and Shetland”. As the Fair Ferry Fares petition approaches the 2,500 mark after only […]

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    Guess what’s in Adenia’s crow’s nest … a crow’s nest

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    A nesting crow has taken up residence on board a Shetland pelagic boat – in the crow’s nest. The crew of the Adenia noticed twigs and rope at the top of the forward mast not long after they tied up at the new Holmsgarth North Jetty in Lerwick Harbour last month. The nest now has […]

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    Books and homebakes

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    Sue Lawrence is in Shetland on 1 June to raise funds for the MS Society and talk about her new novel.BEST selling cookery writer Sue Lawrence will appear for afternoon tea to help raise money for the MS Society at Shetland library next week and talk about her latest novel The Night He Left.

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    SIC “discriminating” against disabled youth

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    Disability Shetland committee members Sandy Peterson (left) and Kenny Groat ready to tackle the West Highland Way - Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News SHETLAND Islands Council has been accused of discrimination after halving its support for youth clubs for disabled children, while maintaining support for mainstream youth clubs. Publicly-funded youth club services for disabled kids have already been outsourced to the local charity Disability Shetland, which now runs a number of well-attended clubs across the isles.

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    Troublesome tugs sold – for a profit

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    The two controversial Sullom Voe harbour tugs have been sold by Shetland Islands Council – with a £70,000 return to council coffers. The Solan and Bonxie were bought by the SIC for £7 million each in 2011 however after steering problems they were put on the market in 2014. Venice-based towage company Panfido purchased the […]

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    Instant support for victims of sexual violence

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    Shetland Rape Crisis project worker Linda Gray: 'surprised by how taboo this subject still seems to be' - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsSHETLAND's first dedicated rape support service will formally launch in Mareel's screen two and upstairs bar on Tuesday afternoon, with presentations and a short film on offer. Shetland Rape Crisis is based in Lerwick's Market House and it will provide support, advocacy and information for anybody aged 13 and over who has been a victim of sexual violence.

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    Banned after being found asleep at the wheel

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    A scaffolder has been banned from driving for two years and may face losing his job after he was found by police slumped at the wheel in the early hours. Robert Hamilton was also fined a total of £700 after he admitted struggling violently with police and refusing to provide a breath test. Procurator fiscal […]

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    Concern over shortfall in young apprentices

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    Not enough young people faced with choosing their careers are taking up modern apprenticeships, elected members have heard. Council officials have also highlighted a gender imbalance in those who do seek alternatives to university courses. Head of development Neil Grant’s warning came at a meeting of this morning’s education and families meeting. Figures brought to […]

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    Man threw bottles at wife and threatened to kill her

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    A man has admitted assaults against his wife which, in one incident, saw him throw bottles at her. Sentence was deferred on Karl Michael John Maguire when he appeared in the dock at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Maguire, of Reafirth, Mid Yell, admitted throwing bottles at his victim on New Year’s Eve in 2011. He held […]

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    Husband admits seriously assaulting wife

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    SENTENCE on a 57-year man from the island of Yell has been deferred until 6 July after he admitted to two charges of seriously assaulting his wife at the couple's home. Appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday, Karl Maguire, of Reafirth House, Mid Yell, pled guilty to assaulting his wife by throwing bottles at her, and presenting a knife, or a similar instrument, at her whilst threatening to kill her, on 31 December 2011.

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    Carbon reduction drive helped by introduction of electric vans

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    Five new electric vans costing the public purse £60,000 are about to take to the road as part of a drive to reduce the carbon emissions caused by running council and NHS workers around the isles. Three of the new fleet will be used by the SIC and council leader Gary Robinson said: “Both the […]

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    Second court appearance

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    A LERWICK man accused of drug offences has been fully committed to trial after making a second private appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court, on Monday.

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    Banned for two years

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    A FIFTY four your old Lerwick man has been disqualified for two years and fined £700 after admitting being in charge of a vehicle while over the legal drink driving limit.

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    Bashies mix old and new at rocking album launch

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    The Bashies rocked Mareel at the launch of their debut album Too Late Now on Saturday. No doubt the up-tempo seven-piece would have liked to have been able to say the same to prospective ticket buyers, but the 200-odd sold for Saturday’s gig was a reasonable turnout for the cabaret –style format chosen for the […]

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    Ironman Inkster completes unforgiving sporting challenge

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    Burra resident Maurice Inkster successfully completed one of sport’s toughest challenges on Sunday night.   Mr Inkster decided to travel to the Canary Islands to compete in the gruelling Lanzarote Ironman triathlon, two months after his 50th birthday. The one-day endurance race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride, all topped […]

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    Shetland’s Ironman

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    A 'tired but incredibly happy' Maurice Inkster after the event.BURRA man Maurice Inkster has become Shetland's new Ironman after completing one of the toughest Ironman competitions in the world.

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