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    Emergency work disrupts communications

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    TELEPHONE and internet services in Shetland are suffering from reduced capacity while BT Openreach carries out emergency work on Faroese Telecom's undersea cable between Orkney and Shetland. The work could last up to 72 hours, but it is expected to be completed sooner than that.

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    Overtaking at blind summit leads to fine

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    A MOTORIST who overtook other cars on the approach to a blind summit admitted driving without due care and attention at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

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    Assault numbers down

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    THE NUMBER of common assaults and breach of the peace offences in Shetland are at their lowest in five years.

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    Emergency services to share HQ

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    Ambulance and fire crews are set to move into new joint headquarters in Lerwick in the coming weeks. Bosses from both services gave an update at a meeting of the community safety resilience board on Wednesday. It will mean the ambulance service moving from the NHS-owned property at Burgh Road to the fire station at […]

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    Drink drivers pay the price

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    TWO motorists who fell foul of drink driving laws have lost their licences.

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    Offences lead to jail time for former couple

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    A woman concerned in the supply of drugs from her Lerwick home and her former partner, who grabbed a police officer by the throat, have both been jailed. Simon Cooper, 32, and Paula Flaherty, 35, were handed sentences of 16 months and two years respectively for the offences. At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday the […]

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    Man admits possessing indecent images of children

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    SENTENCE has been deferred on a man who admitted possessing pornographic pictures of children when appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

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    Escaped cow caught on film checking out Bigton toilets

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    Drug selection man has to pay back to community

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    A MAN found to have a "veritable cornucopia" of drugs on him at the Gilbert Bain Hospital has been given a community payback order. 

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    Car crash costs £660 and penalty points

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    A WOMAN who crashed a car into a fence in Scalloway and failed to report the incident to police has to pay £660 in fines and compensation and received 10 penalty points on her licence.

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    Prison terms handed out to criminal pair

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    A WOMAN who sold cannabis in Lerwick was imprisoned for two years at the town's sheriff court on Wednesday. The court heard that 35-year-old Paula Flaherty continued to deal drugs for eight months after police started investigating her. She was in court with her ex partner Simon Cooper, 31, who appeared from custody having admitted assault charges. A protracted investigation that started on 13 April last year followed intelligence that packages of drugs were being delivered to the couple's house in Nederdale.

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    Relay's final total a 'staggering achievement'

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    NEARLY £200,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK thanks to this year's Shetland Relay For Life. The full total, revealed at a 'thank you' evening in Lerwick on Wednesday, came to £190,217.

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    More paramedics sign up

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    FOUR new paramedics are set to be qualified by Christmas to bring the Lerwick ambulance crew up to its full complement.

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    The likely cost of crashing out of the EU

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    Brexit is set to hit the pockets of everyone living in Scotland, according to the People's Vote campaign. Photo: Shetland NewsA REPORT forecasting a tough Brexit outcome for Shetlanders vindicates remaining in the EU, according to local SNP politicians. The report by the People's Vote campaign, drawn up from research by the London School of Economics, indicates Shetlanders will be £483 per head worse off under a hard Brexit, and £241 worse off if access to the single market is kept.

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    SIC hopeful to re-occupy White House before Christmas

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    The SIC evacuated all it staff from 8North Ness, the White House, on 20 September 2016. Photo: Andrew Gibson/Millgaet MediaSHETLAND Islands Council hopes to be able to again fully occupy its headquarters at Lerwick's 8 North Ness before the end of the year.

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    High-tech fire engines set for September

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    The new fire engine with the Conduct equipment on board. Photo: SFRSTWO new state of the art fire engines are set to come into service in Bixter and Bressay in the third week of September. Crews at the two stations are already undergoing training to prepare them to use the rapid response units.

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    Industry publishes salmon mortality rates

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    A Shetland salmon farm.MONTHLY mortality rates for fish in Scotland's salmon farms have been published for the first time. Details of around 50 farms in Shetland operated by Cooke Aquaculture, Grieg Seafood and Scottish Sea Farms are included in the reports, which were issued by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

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    Abuse man ordered to stay away from Foula

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    Lerwick Sheriff Court.A MAN who subjected his wife to tirades of threatening or abusive behaviour narrowly escaped prison at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. William Ratter, 49, formerly of North Biggins, Foula, was ordered to keep away from the isle for 18 months during which time he is to make no contact whatsoever with his victim, other than by court approved application.

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    Information for EU citizens

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    AN INFORMATION event on the consequences of Brexit for citizens of other EU member states living in Shetland will be held next month in Lerwick.

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    Emigrants wanted

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    A PROFESSOR of history at the University of Aberdeen is seeking to make contact with Shetlanders who have emigrated, including those who have returned to the islands.

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