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    Convener hoping for unity in new year

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    SIC convener Malcolm Bell.SHETLAND Islands Council convener Malcolm Bell has urged the wider community to work with the local authority to overcome the considerable financial challenges it faces in the new year. In November the council set its first balanced budget since way back in 1997 having slashed annual spending by £35 million. In an end-of-year interview coming at the midpoint of this council’s term of office, Bell reflected that when elected in 2012 he “really did doubt that we could make that level of savings and maintain the quality of service”. “There is no doubt that the scale of the task we faced was the hardest of any council in Scotland and probably the UK,” he said. 

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    Christmas behind bars

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    A 41 year old man will spend Christmas behind bars after pleading guilty to two charges of theft when appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday. Simon Edwards, of 17 Hoofields, Lerwick, admitted stealing two gifts sets from Boots, on Commercial Street, on 17 December, as well as four computer games from the Tesco supermarket, on Sunday.

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    ‘Habitual thief’ will have to spend Christmas in custody

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    A Lerwick resident has been remanded in custody after he admitted pilfering goods from two stores in the town.

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    Charity installs defibrillators

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     The training team visited Whalsay to carry out training last week. From left: John Ellis, Ross Cowie, Neil Campbell, Jimmy Tulloch (Charisma), Hamish Corrigall and William Polson (mate on the Charisma).​DEFIBRILLATORS are being installed on Whalsay's pelagic fishing fleet courtesy of a charity formed by a Skye man who is alive today thanks to the life saving equipment. The medical equipment will also be put into the Whalsay Boating Club, Symbister Hall, the Whalsay Golf Club at Skaw and the Shetland Fishermen's Association offices at the Stewart Building in Lerwick.

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    More NorthLink delays

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    The Hrossey.THE LIFELINE ferry service between Shetland and Aberdeen is again being hit by delays as another spell of windy weather passes through overnight. Heading for Lerwick, the Hrossey will now leave Aberdeen not before midnight and is expected to arrive in Shetland in the early afternoon on Tuesday.

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    Lightning strikes again

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    That's all that was left of the telephone sockets at Lunna House - Photos: Tony ErwoodCONSIDERABLE damage was caused to electronic equipment at Lunna House, in Vidlin, when a transformer was directly hit by lightning in the early hours of Saturday. The power surge was so strong that telephone sockets were blown off the wall. Scottish and Southern Energy said power was lost at 1.28am. While engineers were able to restore electricity to most of the 135 customers affected during the night, those in Lunna had to wait until 10.30am for power to come back.

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    3G in Baltasound

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    BALTASOUND in Unst is to be the latest part of Shetland to enjoy a 3G mobile signal after it was selected as part of Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal programme. It follows in the footsteps of Walls on Shetland’s west side who joined the scheme last year, and Hamnavoe , which joined last month. The move has been welcomed on the island of Unst, which has suffered from notoriously poor mobile signals.

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    Fishing boat safe in port after Mayday call

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    Lerwick lifeboat escorted the Floreat to Lerwick harbour - Photo: Mark BerryLERWICK lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter responded to a Mayday call on Sunday morning when a fishing vessel was in danger of capsizing in the Fair Isle channel. The Scarborough registered Floreat SH60 with six crew on board reported that a line had become fast to the seabed and with one door open the vessel was taking in water and had started listing. Shetland Coastguard was alerted to the incident 15 miles southeast of Sumburgh at 7.16am.

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    Scarborough fishing boat in trouble escorted to Lerwick

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    A Scarborough-registered fishing boat was involved in a mayday incident early today after getting into difficulties while fishing south-west of Fitful Head.

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    Four Seasons – Christmas 2014

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    A dusting of snow.I WASN'T going to mention the weather, but it is undoubtedly due to the endless wet and wind that the garden looks a good deal more thrashed than it should do in December. That mid-month dusting of snow transformed it for a day and a bit, then rendered it even more brown and soggy. Lea Gardens is famed for its shelter; it has indeed been accused of having "all the shelter", implying that there was none left for all the other Shetland gardens.

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    Ocean Endeavour sails off

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    Another of the accommodation vessels used by Shetland Gas Plant workers, the Ocean Endeavour, left Lerwick Harbour today.

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    Lightning repairs continue

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    BT engineers are still working on repairing damage to the telecommunications services across Shetland following last week’s ‘weather bomb’. Lightning strikes peaked at a rate of around 100 an hour resulting in an unprecedented increase in the number of faults across the network. Many individual lines were blown and numerous overhead cables serving small clusters of homes were affected.

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    Winter festival fun

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    A HOST of local musicians will liven up the last shopping weekend before Christmas as Living Lerwick’s Winter Festival reaches its climax. On Sunday afternoon Harrison Square will see a steady flow of live music from 1pm, starting with west side drum and dance troupe Aestaewast bringing some warmth with their African and Latin flavoured sounds.

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    Isles’ only Victoria Cross soldier honoured

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    SIC convener Malcolm Bell (centre) with the Reverend Caroline Lockerbie and AHS history teacher Jon Sandison - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsA SMALL group of invited guests gathered at the war memorial at Lerwick's Hillhead on Friday morning to witness the unveiling of a commemorative paving slab in honour of Lieutenant William Bruce. Bruce, the only person in Shetland's World War One Roll of Honour to be awarded a Victoria Cross, died in the trenches in France 100 years ago to the day.

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    Hunger and poverty amid economic boom

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    David Grieve and Angela Nunn at the Salvation Army's food bank on Lerwick's North Road. Photo: Shetnews/Neil RiddellWHENEVER Angela Nunn of the Salvation Army hands out hot water bottles, blankets and duvets to some of Shetland’s most needy residents, she has mixed feelings: “They need to be able to afford to heat their home properly.” It is a deeply uncomfortable truth that, in a wealthy community with exceptionally low unemployment, demand for food parcels and other assistance exists at all.

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    Lerwick break ins spark police hunt

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    LERWICK police are looking for thieves behind a series of break ins and attempted break ins overnight on Wednesday. Damage was caused to The Red Dragon takeaway restaurant on Commercial Road, when thieves broke in and stole foodstuffs. A house on Rudda Court had its windows smashed for the second night in a week and several commercial properties in the Gremista Industrial Estate suffered attempted break ins and associated damage.

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    Government cash to refurbish airport

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    Sumburgh airport manager Nigel Flaws (left) with transport minister Derek Mackay in Sumburgh on Thursday.THE SCOTTISH government is to pump £6.5 million into refurbishing Sumburgh airport, transport minister Derek Mackay announced during a flying visit to the isles on Thursday. The airport terminal, which has seen little work carried out since it opened in the 1970s to cope with oil industry related traffic, is to be reclad and the check in and security sections are to be revamped. Money will also be spent on upgrading the control tower and the fire station.

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    Sumburgh Airport renewal plans revealed

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    Scotland’s new islands minister has insisted he will listen to local concerns when dealing with Shetland’s transport needs following a fleeting trip to the town hall yesterday.   And the minister used his visit to announce a raft of improvements at Sumburgh Airport as part of a second phase of its major redevelopment. The changes […]

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    Isles-based Pakistani lecturer condemns horrific massacre

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    This week’s atrocity in Pakistan in which 132 schoolchildren were murdered has had repercussions worldwide, including in Shetland.

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    Supreme Court hears Viking wind farm arguments

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    THE SCOTTISH government displayed “a fundamental misunderstanding” of European laws to protect birds when it granted permission for a huge wind farm in Shetland, it was claimed in the UK’s highest court on Thursday. Five law lords sitting in the Supreme Court have been asked to decide whether Holyrood was correct to give planning consent to the 103 turbine Viking Energy wind farm in Shetland’s central mainland in April 2012. Thursday’s hearing, the third in connection with the Viking development, may set a precedent about protecting endangered birds that live outside designated special areas of conservation.

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