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    Election: candidates have say on food parcels

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    CANDIDATES for the Orkney & Shetland general election constituency have clashed over the UK and Scottish governments’ role in the expansion of food banks in recent years. Shetland News asked each of the five candidates to respond to new figures released by the Salvation Army this week. They demonstrated a more than 40 per cent increase in the number of food parcels handed out in the isles between January and April this year compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

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    Renewed calls for lower Loganair fares

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    Two of the new Saab 2000 aircraft brought in by Loganair last year.FLYBE and Loganair need to introduce “more imaginative pricing” and provide more seats at lower fares on flights in and out of Shetland, according to isles MSP Tavish Scott. A growing number of islanders are questioning why fares remain so high despite a huge tumble in oil prices, a boom in the number of passengers travelling through Sumburgh Airport and healthy profits for Loganair. In November the airline, which has operated the Northern Isles franchise on behalf of Flybe since 2008, announced annual profits of £6 million on an £87.5 million turnover.

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    'Particularly violent' assault

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    A MAN who violently assaulted his estranged wife until she had “many, many” bruises on her body and an imprint of a shoe on her head has been fined £1,700. Lawrence Lee Feek, 40, of Lavender Cottage, Bolingbroke in Boston, repeatedly attacked his wife at a Wester Skeld address on 2 January.

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    Election result expected in small hours

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    The general election result for the Orkney and Shetland constituency should be announced in the Clickimin Bowls Hall around 3.30am on Friday morning. Voting at the 28 separate polling stations in Shetland and 11 in Orkney starts at 7am tomorrow and closes at 10pm. Counting will begin at the bowls hall on Lerwick votes, as […]

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    Apolitics on election night

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    A SHORT film made in Shetland that promises to be a “satirical slap in the chops for modern politics” will be shown in Lerwick on Thursday night. To coincide with the UK general election, local filmmaker Tirval Scott will host a screening of his new flick Apolitics Now in Mareel when the polling stations close at 10pm.

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    New dental clinic ready for opening

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    A new dental practice for Shetland will open in Lerwick on Thursday. The Family Dental Clinic is in the premises of the former Complementary Health Clinic opposite Grantfield Garage, and is owned and will be run by dentist Michael Rylko. Mr Rylko will operate a private practice, and not take on NHS work. Refurbishment and […]

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    Shetland Catch focusing on Far East

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    Shetland Catch stand at the 2015 Seafood Expo in Brussels - all photos: Shetland CatchPELAGIC fish processor Shetland Catch is working hard on developing new markets in the Far East to compensate for its loss of trade following EU sanctions against Russia and the near collapse of the Ukrainian market. Last week it emerged that the amount of mackerel landed in Lerwick during the first three months of this year had halved to around 15,000 tonnes, while the export of frozen mackerel was also down. Managing director Simon Leiper said the figures were not quite as dramatic as they appeared at first sight because this year's drop followed on from record landings last winter.

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    Security dispute settled

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    PROSPECT union members providing security at Scottish airports including Sumburgh have accepted a management offer to end an industrial dispute which led to a 48-hour strike at Easter. Those working for HIAL’s security company AMSL have voted to accept an offer to harmonise terms and conditions in the next 20 months following what Prospect described as a “six year battle for equality”.

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    Another big rise in demand for food parcels

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    THERE has been a more than 40 per cent year-on-year rise in the number of food parcels being handed out in Shetland in the first four months of 2015. Figures provided by the Lerwick-based, Salvation Army-run service show that 123 parcels have been distributed between January and April. That compares with 87 in the first four months of last year and 76 for the corresponding period in 2013.

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    Get your wigs on

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    Janice Drummond, Kristi Hall and Shona Nicolson taking part in Wig Wednesday last year.A HOST of colourful wigs will brighten up many workplaces in Lerwick and Scalloway later this month as various businesses and individuals take part in this year’s ‘Wig Wednesday’ to support children and young people who have cancer. They will join hundreds throughout the country who are being sponsored to don wigs for the charity CLIC Sargent’s annual fundraiser.

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    Airport security staff vote to stop industrial action

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    The industrial row which caused headaches among management at Sumburgh Airport is at an end, with union members voting overwhelmingly in favour of a management offer. Prospect members working for Hial’s security company AMSL have voted 95 per cent – on a 74 per cent turn-out – in favour of the offer to “harmonise” terms […]

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    Black bags team gold on Scotland debut

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    Long distance runner Charlotte Black says it was privilege to pull on the Scotland vest for the first time, scooping a team gold in the Anglo Celtic Plate in Wales. Black was one of six Scottish athletes to tackle the gruelling 100k race in Redwick last weekend. Athletes from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland took […]

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    Fresh pressure applied over North Boats contract

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    The Scottish government has come under renewed pressure over its handling of the 2012 North Boats contract, with Holyrood politicians and union bosses demanding answers following the latest row. Labour’s shadow transport and islands minister, David Stewart, has backed calls from local MSP Tavish Scott for Audit Scotland to investigate the deal. The then publicly-owned […]

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    Gig planner

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    The New Rope String band will visit as part of a farewell tour.NEW Rope String Band will visit Shetland this summer as part of a farewell tour. The dynamic group - who juggle folk with elements of circus and slapstick - will return to the isles for three dates in June.

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    Teachers shortlisted

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    TWO Shetland teachers have been shortlisted as finalists at this year's Scottish Education Awards, sponsored by the Daily Record. Marianne Raikes from Ollaberry Primary School could be named Head Teacher of the Year during a ceremony held in the Thistle Hotel, in Glasgow, next month. Raikes has been praised for going the extra mile and encouraging pupils to work to the best of their abilities.

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    SIC decision made north Up Helly Aa homeless

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    Unhappy Vikings: This year's Northmavine Guider Jarl Magnus Nicolson (left) with next year's Jarl James Titcomb in the galley shed they have occupied for the past 20 years. Photo ShetnewsTHE ORGANISERS of one of Shetland’s most popular fire festivals are breathing easier after being threatened with eviction when the local council sold their headquarters to a businessman from England. The Northmavine Up Helly Aa committee were gazumped when Shetland Islands Council put their galley shed, a former primary school canteen in Urafirth, on the open market.

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    Scott demands inquiry into ferry contract

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    Were mistakes made in the awarding of the ferry contract to Serco three years ago?THE SCOTTISH government has rejected claims that it made mistakes awarding the £243 million northern isles ferry contract to the multinational company Serco in May 2012. The comments come after Labour’s shadow transport spokesman David Stewart last week accused the government of wrongly dismissing a cheaper bid from the existing operator NorthLink.

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    Chisholm's fiddle playing takes breath away

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    Jarlath Henderson, Duncan Chisholm and Matheu Watson. Photo: Chris Brown.ARRIVING to a jam packed Skeld Hall for Saturday night’s folk festival concert I was reminded how important the efforts  of the local committees are in making the festival run smoothly when, no chairs in sight, I was found an extra one by some helpful hall hands and installed at the back of the room, ready for the night’s music.

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    Sella Ness fire call out

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    Fire engines and the police outside the Sella Ness accommodation block on Saturday evening. Photo ShetnewsTWO fire engines from Brae and Hillswick were called out to the Sella Ness accommodation block on Saturday evening. However when they arrived at the 850 bed facility housing Petrofac employees and contractors working on the Shetland Gas Plant, the fire in the laundry room had already been extinguished.

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    An intoxicating night of folk in Cullivoe

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    Cahalen Morrison and Eli West: blissful musical companionship. Photo: Shetnews/Neil RiddellA SELLOUT audience at Cullivoe went home deliriously happy on Friday night after enjoying an intoxicating Shetland Folk Festival concert, writes Neil Riddell.  By the time high-octane, eight-man band Habadekuk rounded the concert off just after 11.30pm, the clamour for more tunes was only cut short by the need to get the musicians back to the ferry.

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