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    Review: Ticking all of the panto boxes in style

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

    Playing the baddie is Malcolm Younger as the Sheriff of Nottingham, here with his sidekick the witch of Sherwood Forest (played by Morag Mouat) - all photos: Chris BrownIT'S that time of the year again. Time for children to line the rows of the Garrison Theatre to watch classic goodie and baddie tales unfold, time for Shetland's homegrown acting talent to flourish, time for parents to scoff their kids' sweets whilst they're not looking, writes our panto reviewer Chris Cope. Yes, it's time for the pantomime season and this year sees the Islesburgh Drama Group present their production of Babes in the Wood.

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    Too drunk to recall PC assault

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    A YOUNG man from Whalsa was fined £500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work after he pled guilty to assaulting a police constable in a Lerwick pub on 26 April this year. Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Thursday how David Leeman punched the officer and then struggled with him, resulting in them both falling down a flight of stairs. The 25 year old, of Wilander, Brough, then held his victim in a headlock, and punched him on his head before the officer was able to free himself.

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    Davies shortlisted for BBC sports gong

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    Shetland swimming star and record breaker Erraid Davies has been shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. At 13, para-swimmer Davies became the youngest Scot ever to win a Commonwealth medal when she won a bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke. Previous winners of the BBC award include diver Tom Daley, tennis […]

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    Injured oil worker evacuated from Shetland platform

    Originally published by and copyright of Energy Voice

    Injured oil worker evacuated from Shetland platformAn injured oil worker was flown to hospital from a Shetland platform after falling in a stairwell. The Shetland Coastguard said a helicopter was dispatched last night to the North Cormorant platform and the man was taken by helicopter at around 9.50pm.

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    Calendar photos – vote for your favourite

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    The Shetland Times newsroom was flooded with photographs following a Facebook appeal for entries to the newspaper’s calendar competition. A free 2015 calendar will be included with every issue on 31st December and as usual it will feature a image which captures the spirit of Shetland life. But in a change from previous years The […]

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    Drones over Shetland

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    A SHETLAND-based production company has launched the islands’ first aerial video service using drones. Ronas Media, of Vidlin, say they are proud to be able to offer the most northerly commercial drone service in the UK, after filmmaker Simon Thompson gained professional qualifications and permission to work from the Civil Aviation Authority.

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    Carnegie Hall wins itself a kitchen

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    Celebration time in the Carnegie Hall kitchen after winning the People's Millions.SANDWICK’S Carnegie Hall has won almost £50,000 from the People’s Millions to build itself a state of the art kitchen. The news was announced on STV on Wednesday evening, though committee members were told at 10am and had to keep quiet all day. “We were just jumping with excitement and just had to talk amongst ourselves,” said committee member Evelyn Jamieson.

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    Best bull calf

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    Jamie Leslie with his 10 month old champion bull calf Scholland Dagger P637 at the Black Beauty Bonanza in Thainstone.SHETLAND Aberdeen Angus breeder Jamie Leslie, from Scholland, Virkie, proved himself once again by winning the bull calf championship at the Black Beauty Bonanza at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, on Friday. Heading up a strong show of bull calves from 34 herds was Leslie’s Scholland Dagger P637, a 10 month old son of Nightingale Proud Jake G405.

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    Dental misconduct

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    SHETLAND dentist Paul D’Eathe has been allowed to continue working under supervision after being found guilty of misconduct by the General Dental Council. Two patients brought the charges against D’Eathe alleging failures over a 10 year period, many of which he admitted.

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    Court round up

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    A TWENTY three year old man from Lerwick appeared in private before the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday morning, facing two charges of theft by house breaking. Craig Manson made no plea or declaration, and was committed for further examination before being released on bail.

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    Supreme Court windfarm hearing before Christmas

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    A hearing that is likely to be the final round of the legal battle between Sustainable Shetland (SuS) and the backers of Viking Windfarm is scheduled for Thursday 18th December at the Supreme Court in London. While the 18th December date, brought forward at the request of the Scottish government from June next year, is […]

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    Last fight over Viking Energy next month

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    A view of the proposed Viking wind farm from the Burn of Lunklet.THE FINAL legal battle over the future of Shetland's planned 103 turbine Viking Energy wind farm has been provisionally set for 18 December. Anti-Viking campaign group Sustainable Shetland agreed unanimously at a meeting on Tuesday to go ahead with an appeal in London's Supreme Court. The decision by 50 of its 850 members who attended the meeting at Bixter public hall came a week after the group learned that they would be granted a protected costs order.

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    Three times the limit

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    A LERWICK man who “stupidly” drove his car for a short distance through the town on a Sunday morning while almost three times the alcohol limit has been banned from driving for 20 months. Following a tip-off, Andrew Eunson, of 18 Lovers Loan, was stopped by police and arrested after failing the roadside test.

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    Fisherman bit fellow crewman’s cheek

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    A fisherman who assaulted a fellow crewman and bit his cheek has been jailed for eight months. Aberdeen prisoner Mark Davison, 44, was described as being like an animal holding on to its prey when the attack took place on board the King Explorer in waters 30 miles south of Scalloway. Appearing from custody Davison […]

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    Fisherman bit crewman and would not let go

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    A FISHERMAN from Plymouth was sent to jail for eight months after pleading guilty to assaulting a fellow crewman by biting him in the cheek like “an animal that holds on to its prey”. Mark Davison, a prisoner in Aberdeen, was described as a “violent and dangerous individual” when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. It took crew members at least 30 seconds to get 44 year old Davison off his victim. They eventually managed to restrain him before calling the police.

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    Sullom Voe’s financial future under review

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    The port of Sullom Voe may be worth £70 million, but if it was sold it could realise £100 million in investments, according to financial modelling. But, said chairwoman of the harbour board Andrea Manson, the port is categorically not up for sale. It does, however, have to increase its income. Ms Manson said: “It’s […]

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    Discopolis return

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    Disciples tickets go on sale on Friday for their 27 December concert in DingwallTOP Scottish band Discopolis return to Shetland next month for a post-Christmas concert at Tingwall public hall on 27 December. The four piece from Edinburgh that blends electronica with guitars and drums and have drawn comparisons with Hot Chip, Groove Armada and M83 were a hit when they debuted in the isles a year ago.

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    Discopolis heads to Tingwall

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    One of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new bands return to Shetland following a successful debut show in the islands in December 2013. Discopolis, a four-piece band from Edinburgh that seamlessly blend electronica with live guitars and drums, will play Tingwall Hall on Saturday 27th December. Comparisons have been drawn with Hot Chip, Groove Armada and […]

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    Faroe sells final 10% stake in Shetland shelf field

    Originally published by and copyright of BQ Live

    Faroe sells final 10% stake in Shetland shelf fieldFaroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production firm, has completed the £10m sale of its 10% interest in the undeveloped Glenlivet gas field, West of Shetland. The sale was deferred until the submission of the field development ...

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    Shetland festival opens up a new chapter for lovers of crime fiction

    Originally published by and copyright of Herald Scotland

    Shetland festival opens up a new chapter for lovers of crime fictionDonald Anderson, the literary development officer of Shetland Arts, said: "It's really exciting to be able to announce such a stellar line up for Shetland's first ever Crime Fiction Festival and we are grateful to Iceland Noir for the opportunity to ...

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