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Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

Pole who stabbed neighbour may face prison

Pole who stabbed neighbour may face prison

14/01/2009, by in News

A Polish man who stabbed a neighbour with a knife following a late night struggle before hiding in a cupboard to avoid detection was warned he could face a prison sentence this week.Arkadiusz Helbecht, 28, inflicted a three centimetre laceration to his victim's right thigh and a half centimetre wi... Read more...

Eco-driving saves motorists money, claims survey

Eco-driving saves motorists money, claims survey

14/01/2009, by in News

A new survey claims that if all Shetland motorists switched to eco-driving habits they would save £1.7 million a year and 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of one motorist driving from John O' Groats to Inverness 120,000 times.The survey of 1,000 Scots in 44 different locations... Read more...

MSP urges rethink over ferry couchettes

MSP urges rethink over ferry couchettes

14/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

MSP Tavish Scott is urging Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson to change his mind and to allow NorthLink to provide sleeping couchettes on the ferries serving Lerwick.He has argued that there is a desperate need for more berths on the ferries in the face of evidence that lack of sleeping... Read more...