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    Alleged hate crime

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

    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

    Originally published by and copyright of BBC News

    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 ...and more »

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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 ...

    Originally published by and copyright of Scotland Now

    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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    'Folk for James' concert

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    Six year old James Hawick.CHARITY concert entitled ‘Folk for James’, featuring Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham together with a host of local artists, is to take place at Clickimin next month. The leisure centre’s bowls hall will host the event, in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust and the ARCHIE Foundation, on Wednesday 12 November.

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    First female manager

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    Scottish Sea Farms' first ever female site manager Kimberley Izdebski.SCOTTISH SEA Farms has appointed its first ever female site manager to its fish farm at Loura Voe in Nesting. Thirty one year old Kimberley Izdebksi, originally from Doncaster, has been with the company for over six years.

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    TMTCH: Fans enjoyed another memorable show

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    It didn’t take long for some eager fans to make their way to the dance floor - Photo: Chris BrownFIRST IT was the Clickimin in 1986 for the Shetland Rock Festival, a raucous gig so I'm told, followed by a return to the same venue 13 years later, and on Saturday night folk-punk rockers The Men They Couldn't Hang visited Shetland once more, putting on another memorable show for the couple of hundred ticket holders at Mareel.

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    Shetland fish auction volumes hit record high week

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    Shetland fish auction volumes hit record high weekWhile this volume is likely to have been exceeded from time to time in the past, before reliable statistics were available, most commentators on the local industry agree that Shetland has not seen landings on this scale for at least a quarter of a ...Shetland fish auction reports record whitefish volumes IntraFish.comall 2 news articles »

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    Call for communities to get 3G signal

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    Tavish Scott: 'broadband incredibly important to people in Shetland'.SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott is calling on local communities to apply for a Vodafone programme that could bring 3G mobile broadband to a number of rural areas. Following the successful Rural Open Sure Signal trial, which includes a pilot scheme in Walls, the communications giant is now extending the initiative to 100 communities across the UK. Scott said the scheme did not offer a "complete solution" to the problem of patchy mobile coverage but was one step in the right direction to improve the situation for some communities.

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    Shetland woman to be recognised for decades spent rescuing marine wildlife

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    Shetland woman to be recognised for decades spent rescuing marine wildlifeShe could not find anyone in Shetland who knew how to look after a seal pup so she contacted a centre in Cornwall for advice and went on to set up her own sanctuary. Now a registered charity, the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary continues to look after ...and more »

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