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Daily Archives: May 8, 2009

Two unions back single status deal

Two unions back single status deal

08/05/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Two of the three main unions representing the SIC workforce have now voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the proposed new pay structure.Following the GMB union’s 92 per cent vote for the single status offer, TGWU-Unite members have followed suit with 91 per cent acceptance. The long-de... Read more...

Review of elderly placement services

Review of elderly placement services

08/05/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Councillors have backed a review of the system in Shetland which helps elderly people avoid being stuck in hospital when they do not need to be there and provides a temporary care unit for people to stay in while waiting for a care home place.The so-called interim placement services are increasi... Read more...

Hjaltland stays apart

Hjaltland stays apart

08/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

Hjaltland Housing Association will continue to operate the “one stop shop” for housing, it was decided this week.Councillors were given the option of taking the service back into local authority control when they met at the Town Hall on Tuesday.However they agreed the service, which hand... Read more...

Gathering at war memorial for Anzac Day

Gathering at war memorial for Anzac Day

08/05/2009, by in News

New Zealanders and Australians gathered recently at the Lerwick War Memorial for the 2009 Anzac Day service. After a short address and the singing of the national anthems, a wreath was laid, and the flags of the two nations were raised. The traditional one minute’s silence was observed, followed... Read more...

Police found 1,300 tablets in dealer’s home

Police found 1,300 tablets in dealer’s home

08/05/2009, by in News

A dealer was shopped to the police after supplying one of his customers with poor quality drugs.Callum Jamieson, 25, supplied Class C diazepam tablets from his home in Norstane in December last year.Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that the offence came to light when a customer becam... Read more...

Smith gets fine for assault in hotel toilet

Smith gets fine for assault in hotel toilet

08/05/2009, by in News

Following a man into a hotel toilet before assaulting him because of an ongoing dispute resulted in a £250 fine for a man at Lerwick Sheriff Court this week.Brendon Smith, 32, of Dunross­ness, pushed Alan Umphray on the body before placing him in a head­lock and repeatedly punching him at th... Read more...

Allotments for Mossbank

Allotments for Mossbank

08/05/2009, by in News

They have already proved popular with green-fingered food fans in Sandwick, and now allotments are set to appear in the North Mainland too.Councillors gave their backing to a proposal to develop a newly identified site in Mossbank.The move follows a widespread flurry of interest last year in... Read more...