17th March 2018

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WATCH: Delting Up-Helly-A’ 2018 procession and burning

• Andrew Hall, aka Halfdan Ragnarrson, defies bitterly cold wind to bring festival to fiery climax

• Galley Fragar is sent up in flames as fireworks crackle overhead

• Entertainment continues in five halls

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Airport authority criticised over plans to introduce parking charges

• Hial says it has limited the new charge to £3 per 24-hour period

• Move has been heavily criticised by the vice chairman of the airport’s consultative committee

• Petition launched by Northern Isles MSPs

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Johnson honoured to be Shetland Wool Week patron

• Local knitwear designer and hand spinner is named as patron for 2018 event.

• News announced at the start of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

• Official hat is called “The Merrie Dancers Toorie” and was designed by new patron.

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Convicted Thule Bar manager allowed to keep personal licence

• Pub manager convicted of assault after pushing a barred customer is allowed to keep his licence.

• The man’s wrist was broken as he was thrown out, leading to prosecution and fine for manager.

• But councillors decided his personal licence should be endorsed rather than revoked.

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