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  1. Its very sad to see this but i think people are naive if they think Shetland does'nt have racist people here, hopefully it is declining though.
  2. Electric cars: What will happen to all the dead batteries? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56574779
  3. Co-op Own brand beans 0.32p Co-op honest value beans 0.25p, not 0.22p but not far off it.
  4. Depends what your buying, many CO-OP own brand products are cheaper though some country shops also carry CO-OP brand stuff but i am not sure if its at the same price point, with the CO-OP you only get clubcard money back with thier own brand stuff where with Tesco its done on the total spend.
  5. I do, that's the main reason i buy them, saving on better value things allows more money to spend in other area's and to save a bit for the future.
  6. Why would the brand name tin be better in every way ?
  7. Some things may be lower quality but the likes of pasta, cereals, rice, etc there aint much difference. I am pretty sure the BBC TV show "Eat Well For Less" highlights the difference in products with many brand names being unhealthier as they are packed with more flavourings and sugar compared to the supermarket own brand.
  8. I am for both developements for me Supermarket shopping is essential for low income families in communities, I believe the doomsday scenario is being over played especially by the number of Tesco van's you see delivering shopping, If anything i reckon it would hit Tesco more than the local shops as most weekly shops are done there. I would like to see a set of traffic lights on the east voe road and an pavement put on the sea side of the road plus a reduced speed limit from the view point above the Scord to 30mph.
  9. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/04/23/what-sort-of-community-do-we-want-mp-asks-while-urging-planners-to-reject-plans-for-two-new-co-op-supermarkets/ What sort of community do we want? MP asks, while urging planners to reject plans for two new Co-op supermarkets
  10. Totally agree, Even if you look at only brake pipes, why after over a 100 years of making cars are they still made of a material that can corrode
  11. Will it end up going to a vote by the council or can the decision be made by the planning department only ?
  12. There ca'nt be much in it when you factor in the new housing that's coming to Scalloway. Tingwall would be a good option though as there is plenty of space there and you pick up trade from north and west, but that would effect the westside shops and the one in nesting.
  13. Maybe if this gets turned down it might make Blydoit Fish and the Sandwick Shop expand a bit to offer more products.
  14. Is there not a plan to boost the population of both area's with new housing scheme's ? I always buy local, bread, milk, meat (apart from chicken), tatties, and other things like pastries, pies, filled rolls, coleslaw, and cake's etc. The larger shopping trips are done at tesco. You do wonder how much it would take away from the Tesco delivery van compared with local shops.
  15. https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/03/30/co-op-plans-to-expand-with-shops-in-sandwick-and-scalloway/ Are you in favour or do you think it will destroy the local economy and result in huge job losses some are predicting. \ ** admin edit - thanks for starting the poll XAM7102, we've added a couple of additional choices **
  16. Post from an article i read recently. The question of how quickly Autonomous vehicles will establish market dominance is difficult, and a range of opinions have been offered. A number of car companies have predicted the fully autonomous vehicles will be on the market within the next 5-10 years - this includes Audi in 2017 (Torr, 2014), Ford in 2020 (Su, 2015), Nissan in 2020 (Nissan, 2013) and Tesla in 2023 (Kaufman, 2014). Google is probably most most advanced, and they plan to have a driverless car in the market by 2018 (Tam, 2012). How quickly the market will take up these vehicles is
  17. Level 0 (No-Automation): The driver is in complete and sole control of the primary vehicle controls - brake, steering, throttle, and motive power - at all times. Level 1 (Function-specific Automation): Automation at this level involves one or more specific control functions. Examples include electronic stability control or pre-charged brakes, where the vehicle automatically assists with braking to enable the driver to regain control of the vehicle or stop faster than possible by acting alone. Level 2 (Combined Function Automation): This level involves automation of at least two prima
  18. Note the word eventually, i am talking a long time away tech/software and self driving transport has to be perfected first, in reality it probably won't be banned but i reckon it will decrease in time as subscription based autonomus transport will make owning your own car less appealing financially and without the hassle of maintenance, depreciation, insurance, tax etc. This is just my theory based on things ive read and science/technology podcasts ive listened to.
  19. I want to see more info on where and how they are sourcing the lithium and low energy materials for building all these EV's. We all no too well that people somewhere are getting exploited and paid low wages in horrid conditions just so the ones who can afford it can drive around thinking there a saviour of the enviroment in thier shiny new EV. The fact that car's are used for the journey then sit idle for long periods make private ownership a bad case for the environment. Drive to work, car sits all day not used, drive home and possibly a stop at the shop or a visit and then the ca
  20. In the next decade the evolusion of batteries will be huge. Autonomus Smart transport is where it will eventually go, you will probably have a monthly contract and when you want to go some where you will select your journey on a device and a few minutes later your transport will arrive and take you where you want. Private car transport will decline.
  21. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/inside-donald-trumps-crumbling-empire-23321833
  22. Trumps empire is on shaky foundations as he's financed to the hilt.
  23. Slavery: Scotland's Hidden Shame David Hayman explores Scotland's role in the transatlantic slave trade Filmed across three continents, it demonstrates the many and intricate ways in which Scotland and the Scots were embroiled in the trade. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0brjnkq
  24. Your points are all valid, but they are also 'whataboutery' That kind of logic would dictate that folk shouldn't protest about anything unless they're going to protest about everything. Just trying to raise the issue Davie that many are totally unaware off as they are about to buy thier latest gadget. But fair point your right the logic is flawed.
  25. Is your smart phone powered by child labour ? Read the link below if your interested in modern day slavery and oppression of up to 40,000 young boys and girls working in Cobalt mines for 12 hours a day earning 1 or 2 dollars some as young as seven, who live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), central Africa. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2016/06/drc-cobalt-child-labour/
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