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Daily Archives: February 17, 2009

Worries over isles unemployment levels

Worries over isles unemployment levels

17/02/2009, by in News

There are six unemployed people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance for every advertised vacancy in Shetland and Orkney, it is being claimed.Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show 53 unfilled vacancies across the Northern Isles, with 294 people currently claiming the allowance.Isles MP Al... Read more...

Man stands accused of biting teenager’s ear

Man stands accused of biting teenager’s ear

17/02/2009, by in News

A man alleged to have bitten a boy's ear appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday.Edward Rankin, 21, of The Manse, Gruting, Bridge of Walls, is charged with assault and biting the ear of a 15-year-old boy to his injury at Aith Hall on Sunday.Rankin is also charged with attem... Read more...