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Daily Archives: December 19, 2008

Green light for retailer to expand

Green light for retailer to expand

19/12/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTESCO’S plans for a significant extension to their South Road store in Lerwick will go ahead after sail­ing through a half-hour hearing at the council’s planning board this week, prompting howls of protest from Shetland’s other retailing organisations.None of the seven mem... Read more...

Nicole and Nethan triumph at ballot box

Nicole and Nethan triumph at ballot box

19/12/2008, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONTHE TWO candidates newly elected to the Scottish Youth Parliament are Nicole Mouat from Scalloway and Nethan Watson from Lerwick.MSYPs Nicole, 15, currently attending Scalloway Junior High School and Nethan, 13, from the Anderson High School, will replace Ryan Smith and Na... Read more...

Two years for man who preyed on young girls

Two years for man who preyed on young girls

19/12/2008, by in News

A PAEDOPHILE who sexually assaulted young girls while high on drink and drugs was jailed for two years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Michael Takoulas, 53, formerly of Lerwick, carried out three attacks over the course of five years.Sheriff Graeme Napier said he had no alternative but to i... Read more...

Seal charges

Seal charges

19/12/2008, by in News

TWO WHALSAY men appeared in court this week charged with club­bing 21 grey seals to death nearly three weeks ago on the isle of East Linga.Jimmy Stewart, 47, of Saltness, Symbister, and John Eunson, 44, of Symbister, had their case continued without plea until 15th January while their solicitors ... Read more...

Crack dealer jailed for four years

Crack dealer jailed for four years

19/12/2008, by in News

A CRACK cocaine supplier who came to Shetland to sell the drug in return for heroin was jailed for over four years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.Jason Headech, 37, a prisoner in Aberdeen who had visited from the south of England, was caught after the police saw his car late at night at Sou... Read more...

Horse-riders’ Seafield fears receding

Horse-riders’ Seafield fears receding

19/12/2008, by in News

CONCERN that a park used for horse-riding events at Seafield in Lerwick could be turned into allotments has receded following a meeting between the council and equestrian groups.The search by officials for a suitable plot of land for town gardeners is now focusing on a nearby field next to the Sea... Read more...

Festive break advice for patients

Festive break advice for patients

19/12/2008, by in News

NHS SHETLAND is reminding people to make preparations for the two four-day holiday breaks over Christmas and New Year when doctors’ surgeries will be closed.The “Be Ready for Winter” campaign, launched in November by television personality Sarah Heaney and Scottish health minister Nicola Stu... Read more...

Award for hard work on spinal cord injuries

Award for hard work on spinal cord injuries

19/12/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA SHETLANDER who lives in Canada has gained a top medical award for her work in spinal cord injuries.Louise Miller (née Hughson) recently received the Canadian Medical Association’s Medal of Honour – the highest honour bestowed on a person who is not a member of the me... Read more...