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Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Voting ‘brisk’ in elections to SIC

Voting ‘brisk’ in elections to SIC

0 comments, 03/05/2012, by in News

Shetlanders were taking to the polling stations today to vote in a crunch local election which will dictate the SIC’s political direction over the next five years. There will be no late-night count this year: the scanning and counting of ballots will begin at 9am tomorrow morning in Lerwick Town ... Read more...

SRT to rethink tough new pool rules

SRT to rethink tough new pool rules

0 comments, 03/05/2012, by in News

Strict new rules to protect young children in Shetland’s eight main swimming pools have been with­drawn following concerns among parents and staff. The revised admissions policy for Shetland Recreational Trust pools was due to take effect on Tuesday which would have meant that each child aged u... Read more...

Co-op TV thief evades prison term

Co-op TV thief evades prison term

03/05/2012, by in News

A man who stole a television set from the Co-op in Lerwick after going there to buy cat food has narrowly avoided a prison sentence. Instead John Gibson, 35, of the town's Hoofields, must wear a tag for six months and carry out 300 hours of unpaid work as part of a one-year community payback order.... Read more...

Drunk Norwegian offshore worker fined and banned

Drunk Norwegian offshore worker fined and banned

03/05/2012, by in News

When Norwegian offshore worker Rolf Jenson arrived in Shetland through his work he took the chance to go drinking the evening before he was due to catch a flight. But in Wednesday's early hours he found himself drunk and wandering, and eager to get to Sumburgh Airport. He got into an unlocked car ... Read more...