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Health centre takes steps towards improvement

Improvements are being made at the heavily criticised Lerwick Health Centre to cut waiting times for appointments and make for a more efficient service. Healthcare assistants will now be able to take blood at the time the patient attends, usually without having to make another appointment. This is... Read more...

Gas plant worker banned from driving
14/07/2014, by in News

A Portuguese worker at Shetland Gas Plant who drove when more than twice over the legal limit was fined and banned at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. Mario Alberto de Oliveira Torres, 51, of Rua Ameixoerilas, Barroselas, Portugal, admitted having 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath... Read more...

Custody for threatening behaviour
14/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A man who pleaded guilty to entering a house uninvited, threatening a woman sleeping there and behaving aggressively, was sent back to custody when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. The court heard that Matthew Smith, 29, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, had gone into the house in the town's Bruce... Read more...

‘Lights Out’ as mark of respect
1 comment, 14/07/2014, by in News

The floodlights at Lerwick Town Hall will be turned off for an hour next month to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Shetland Islands Council is supporting a nation-wide Lights Out initiative in memory of the conflict's beginning. Everyone in the UK is being encouraged to t... Read more...

Conochies clinches top retailing prize
0 comments, 11/07/2014, by in News

Conochies on Lerwick's Commercial Street has been recognised as one of the best greeting card retailers in the UK.The shop was picked out at this year's greeting card retailing awards - effectionately known as the Retas - when it won the prize for being the best card shop in Scotland.The ann... Read more...

Extra North Isles ferries to run tomorrow
1 comment, 11/07/2014, by in News

Extra ferries will be running tomorrow between Unst, Yell and Fetlar. The Unst Yoal regatta is being held in Unst tomorrow and all ferries into the isle have been fully booked. As a result extra services are being provided. These are as follows: Ferries leaving Gutcher to Belmont: 09:30; 10:00; 1... Read more...

Teenager had pick-shaft during argument
10/07/2014, by in News

A Kirkcaldy teenager has been warned to stay out of trouble after he admitted having a pick-shaft during a heated argument with his brother. Matthew McAllister, 18, of the Fife town's Rutherford Court, pleaded guilty to having the offensive weapon in Lerwick's Ronald Street on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more...