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Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Readings must wait two weeks before sentence

Readings must wait two weeks before sentence

11/02/2011, by in News

A former Shetland resident facing jail for abusing two young children must wait to hear his fate.Ex-soldier and would-be paramedic Christopher Readings, 44, was found guilty after a trial of forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform indecent acts while he watched – using a web camera. (more&hell... Read more...

Jail sentence awaits couple who supplied heroin

Jail sentence awaits couple who supplied heroin

11/02/2011, by in News

Two heroin suppliers were warned they could be facing a custodial sentence when they appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.Carl Dew, 33, and Kirsti Moncrieff, 29, both of Punds, West Baila, Lerwick, admitted supplying over £1,300 worth of the Class A drug at a house in Mossbank last July.... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 11.02.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 11.02.11

11/02/2011, by in News

No-one in government, apart from the Tories and a few Liberal Democrats, likes budget cuts. Nor, when local authorities, central government departments and quangos have been used to year-on-year real terms increases in funding for many years, is anyone in officialdom keen on the taps being turned d... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

11/02/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThere were signs this week that Lord Lyon, the heraldic official who regulates the use of flags, banners and standards in Scotland, may have found what he calls a “diplomatic” solution to Shetland Islands Council’s “embarrassment” over the proposed referendum on a Shetland... Read more...