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    Moral duty of care (George Hobbin)

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    It must concern all that if HNP were to close upwards of 20 people would lose employment, not to mention their customers.

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    Time for a change (Gordon Thomson)

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    In a week when local councils are being asked to accept a £350 million cut in their support grant from the Scottish government, the question has to be asked, why?

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    Association highlights dangers of fishing near Total pipelines

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    Fishermen’s spokesmen are furious that a solution for “dangerous” gas industry pipelines in Yell Sound has not been forthcoming despite the announcement that the first gas is flowing through the Shetland Gas Plant. According to industry leaders a large swathe of Yell Sound has been taken off the charts thanks to heaps of rock up […]

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    Voe collision

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    There was a two vehicle collision on the A968 at Voe this morning. According to Police Scotland the collision happened outside Norville House at 6.50am involving cars driven by a man and woman. The man suffered some cuts and bruises but neither driver required hospital treatment.

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    Drugs courier in custody

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    A MAN has been arrested after being found in possession of suspected heroin worth £15,000 at the Holmsgarth ferry terminal, in Lerwick.

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    Minor collision

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    THERE was a two-vehicle road collision in Voe on Wednesday morning.

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    Man arrested following weapon threat

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    A TWENTY six year old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident where a member of the public was allegedly threatened with an unspecified weapon in Lerwick.

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    HNP complains to charity watchdog

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    SLAP has offered £27,000 to buy the HNP Engineers premises.THE WAR of words between Lerwick business HNP Engineers and the Shetland Charitable Trust has intensified after the marine engineering company made an official complaint to charity regulator OSCR. At the end of last year HNP publicly voiced its unhappiness that the trust's property development company SLAP was pursuing plans to evict the business from its Commercial Road site and sell it to Chester-based company Cityheart to build Shetland College UHI student accommodation.

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    Town hall is upgraded

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    Lerwick Town Hall has been reclassified as an A-listed building.LERWICK Town Hall has been re-graded to become a Grade A listed building – a move Shetland Islands Council hopes will boost its case for external funding to repair its fabric.

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    Council outlines ‘placemaking’ plans

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    A six-week consultation has been launched by Shetland Islands Council to find out what the community thinks of its new local planning guidance document known as “placemaking”. Council planning official Jonny Wiseman said placemaking was an approach which aimed to provide pointers to local development. He said: “Placemaking is aimed at architects, planning agents and […]

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    School meals booking goes online for pilot scheme

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    A pilot project which will allow parents to book their children’s school meals online will be launched in several primary schools. The SIC is taking part in a Scottish government promoted scheme already used in other parts of the country. It will mean all meals have to be booked a week in advance and council […]

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    Fishermen round on Total over pipeline dangers

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    Fishermen in Shetland are being warned of the dangers of posed by Total's gas pipelines in Yell Sound. Photo: Shetnews/Hans J. MarterSHETLAND Fishermen’s Association (SFA) is warning skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound and is calling on the multinational energy firm to take its promises to the isles seriously. The fishermen’s body has accused the company of "doing nothing" to make the area safe. It is urging shellfish boats in particular to stay away amid “serious” concerns for vessel safety.

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    Several charges denied

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    A man has been accused of stealing car keys and taking a car without its owner’s consent. Peter Henderson, 34, of Kalliness, Weisdale, is charged with driving in Lerwick while disqualified, with no test certificate or insurance. Henderson is also alleged to have stolen groceries and a television set. He is charged with failing to […]

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    Denies supermarket theft

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    A THIRTY four year old man has denied taking a car without consent before going on to steal groceries and a television from a Lerwick supermarket.

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    Tribute act to bring ‘spirit of the Pogues’ to Lerwick

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    One of Ireland’s most popular tribute bands are making the trip north early next month to play in Shetland for the first time. The Pogoes, who pay tribute to the legendary Pogues, will play at Mareel in Lerwick on Saturday 5th March. Over the best part of a decade the seven-piece group have built up […]

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    First Holmsgarth North section ready to use

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    The completion of the 110-metre long section clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty - Photo: LPATHE FIRST section of the new £16.5 million Holmsgarth North pier has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority by contractor Tulloch Developments. The completion of the 110-metre long section clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty which has until now been used by fishing vessels.

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    Pogues tribute band

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    The Pogoes will play in Shetland early next month.A TRIBUTE band from Ireland make the trip north early next month, bringing their homage to The Pogues to Shetland for the first time.

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    Early completion of £16.5 million Holmsgarth jetty section

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    The first section of a new £16.5 million jetty for the fishing and offshore industries has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority by contractor, Tulloch Developments Ltd. The early completion of the 110-metre section at Holmsgarth North clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty which has more recently been […]

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    Barton backs 1p tax rise to protect services

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    Labour's Shetland candidate Robina Barton.SCOTTISH Labour’s Shetland candidate has welcomed the party’s plans to use Holyrood’s new powers to add a penny to the basis rate of income tax to “stop SNP cuts to schools and vital public services”. Robina Barton described the party’s plan to set an 11p Scottish rate of income tax in next year’s budget as “bold” and called on the SNP to introduce the measure in its 2016/17 budget. The rate, 1p higher than that proposed by George Osborne and John Swinney, would raise an estimated half a billion pounds to invest in services. A Labour amendment to that effect was defeated by 81 votes to 43 at Holyrood last week.

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    Police consultation

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    A POLICE Scotland advisor was left in no doubt what Shetland councillors think of the national force’s response to local concerns when he attended a meeting of the community safety and resilience board last week.

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