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    Urquhart: politicians must listen to the people

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    Independent MSP Jean Urquhart.IT IS VITAL that the voices of ordinary people are heard during talks on greater powers for the Scottish Parliament, according to Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart. The pro-independence politician said she was “delighted” to read a comment from Lord Smith of Kelvin, who is chairing the Smith Commission on further devolution, stressing that “our people must have a say on extra powers”. Urquhart said she was concerned that Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael “seems to be setting boundaries with regard to the devolution of more powers before the Smith Commission gathers in the crucial evidence of the people living in Scotland – including the voters of Orkney and Shetland”.

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    Football lottery letter is a scam

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    Postal scam letters, seemingly offering people the chance to win large amounts of money in online football lotteries, have been received by households in the isles. Lerwick resident Andrew Chalmers is one person who has received a letter, said to be from the “International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery, Australia”. He said he googled the […]

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    Street fight arrests

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    Police were called to a fight in Lerwick’s Commercial Street in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident, involving four men, happened around 12.30am and was reported to police by a member of the public. Officers went to the scene and two men were arrested. One has been charged with a hate crime and is […]

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    Golspie confirmed for Shetland semi

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    Golspie confirmed for Shetland semiThey reached the final four following a stunning 7-0 thrashing of Sutherland United in the quarter-final stages. Shetland were handed a bye through to the semi's after Inverness Clachnacuddin were unable to raise a team and forfeited their own quarter ...

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    Man arrested in connection with Shetland hate crime

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Man arrested in connection with Shetland hate crimeA man has been arrested and charged with an allegation of hate crime after an altercation between four men in Shetland. The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday, in Commercial Street, Lerwick, and resulted in a second man also being ...Serious fire which badly damaged church building under investigation stv.tvall 8 news articles »

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    Blaze damages Shetland church

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Blaze damages Shetland churchTwo crews from Lerwick, and one from Scalloway, were deployed to the fire, which severely damaged an extension at the two-storey building. It had started on the ground floor, while the firefighters' task was made more difficult by a build up of smoke ...

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    Alleged hate crime

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    A MAN has been charged with committing a hate crime and is in custody following an “altercation” involving four men on Lerwick’s Commercial Street in the early hours of Tuesday. Following the incident at around 12.30am another man has also been arrested and charged with assault.

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    More flights added to Loganair schedule

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    Loganair is increasing the number of flights from Sumburgh to Glasgow and Edinburgh as part of the airline’s 2014/15 winter schedule. Starting on Wednesday, the Sumburgh-Edinburgh route will continue on its summer pattern of three return flights a day on Mondays and Thursdays, as opposed to traditionally scaling down for the winter months. This increase […]

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    Investigation into St Clement’s fire

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    Fire fighters from Lerwick and Scalloway attending St Clement's Hall on Monday night. Photo: Austin TaylorA JOINT police and fire investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire, which damaged the disused St Clement's Hall in Lerwick on Monday night. Police are guarding the St Olaf Street building until officers from the mainland arrive in the isles to start their inquiries.

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    Ferries delayed by ‘Gonzalo gales’

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    The tail-end of hurricane Gonzalo is disrupting sea travel to and from Shetland. Tonight’s southbound passenger ferry sailing to Aberdeen will only leave Lerwick at around 2am, not 7pm as scheduled. This is due to “forecast adverse weather conditions”. However passengers on the Hjaltland will still have to check in as usual. Check-in will open […]

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    Hockey girls through to next round

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    The Shetland Ladies hockey team were victorious in their first mach in the Scottish District Cup at the weekend, defeating Livingston & West Lothian by four clear goals.

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    Tannery up for award

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    Natalie Cairns-Ratter with her Shetland Tannery produce.THE SHETLAND Tannery, which processes local sheep, goat and cattle hides, is up for an award this week. The business is based on a croft at the Knowes in Gluss, Ollaberry, and was started by Natalie Cairns-Ratter. She is travelling to Worcestershire for the finals of the British Farming Awards.

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    St Clement’s Hall badly damaged in blaze

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    The listed St Clement’s Hall in Lerwick has been left badly damaged by a fire that resulted in severe damage to the ground floor. Firefighters were called to the hall at 7.46pm on Monday and the fire took more than an hour to extinguish. The two-storey building, in St Olaf Street, is believed to have […]

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    Ferry delays

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    The Hrossey leaving Lerwick earlier this month.AS SHETLAND is likely to escape the worst of Tuesday's stormy weather, north boats operator Serco NorthLink has said both its ferries will operate. The Hrossey, due to leave Aberdeen for Kirkwall and Lerwick at 5 pm, will arrive in Orkney up to two hours behind schedule and, depending on sea conditions, is expected to reach Lerwick by mid-morning.

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    Jan Bevington collects wildlife award for Shetland rescues

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    Jan Bevington collects wildlife award for Shetland rescuesA Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award. Jan Bevington, 67, rescued her first seal in 1987, and then established the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary. And she played a key role in the ...

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    Fire breaks out at Shetland church

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Fire breaks out at Shetland churchA Shetland church which is currently being refurbished has been damaged by smoke after a fire broke out this evening. Three fire crews were sent to St Margaret's Church, on Lerwick's St Olaf Street, just before 8pm after the blaze started on the ground ...

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    Helicopter lands at Sumburgh after emergency

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    A full emergency was declared at Sumburgh Airport this afternoon after a helicopter was forced to land.

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    Britain's Got Talent scouts to search isles

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    The judging panel on the last series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.SCOUTS Britain’s Got Talent will take their search for fresh flair to Shetland for the first time next week ahead of the popular ITV show's ninth series in 2015. The production team will be at Mareel’s Green Room between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 28 October before heading to The Lounge Bar for an open mic session that evening.

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    Hairst redd up

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    Thumbs up from those who took part in a Hairst Redd Up at Walls on Saturday afternoon, from left: Yetti Biskit, Grant Gilfillan, Joy Allan, Freya Stout, Chris Cope, Marjolein Robertson and Jen Hadfield. Photo - Peter DuncanNINE PEOPLE took part in a Hairst Redd Up at a beach in the Dale of Walls on Saturday afternoon.  They cleaned up more than a dozen bags of assorted rubbish and plastic, along with bulkier items, from the Footabrough beach on a bright and breezy afternoon once the morning downpour receded.

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    Britain's Got Talent to hold auditions in Orkney, Shetland and Lewis for the ...

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    Britain's Got Talent to hold auditions in Orkney, Shetland and Lewis for the ...BRITAIN'S Got Talent is set to hold auditions in Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis for the first time. Simon Cowell will take his search for a star to the Outer Hebrides and Orkney later this year. Bosses of the TV talent show believe that ...and more »

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