1st March 2017

Van driver who was five times limit is jailed and banned for 10 years

• A man who drove to a petrol station while more than five times over the legal limit has been banned from driving for 10 years.

• James Garson, of Bixter, was also imprisoned for nine months when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

• Defence agent Liam McAllister said that his client had travelled seven metres from his workshop to a petrol station.

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Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court

Increase of £1.4 million for health board

• Extra 3.2 per cent for NHS Shetland.

• Health Secretary Robison reaffirms shift to care in the community.

• Investment must be accompanied with service reform.

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LISTEN: Police chiefs urged to consider shared control centre in the isles

• SIC councillor Wills wants police station open 24/7.

• Chief inspector said resources better used on the streets.

• Logging systems could be a stumbling block.

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Crerar report slammed as an end to Highlands and Islands decision-making

• Findings by HIE chairman heavily criticised by MSP

• Report described as an ‘acid test’ for SNP administration

• Scott: ‘Does Scottish government accept the will of the parliament or not?’

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