21st June 2018

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Meeting held over Sumburgh parking charges

• Crunch talks between council and airport representatives

• SIC leaders ‘not convinced’ government subsidies for airport operations are being applied fairly

• Call is made for ‘island-proofing’ to support lifeline links.

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Hotel chain sets its sights on ‘up-and-coming’ destination Lerwick

• National hotel chain Travelodge writes to council to propose a new hotel in Lerwick.

• Shetland is one of 20 areas identified as the chain looks to expand across Scotland.

• Budget hotel firm has identified the isles as an “up-and-coming tourist destination”

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Lerwick laundry badly damaged by fire

• Laundry has been forced to close its doors after fire badly damaged the premises

• Crews from Scalloway and Lerwick were called when the incident happened

• The blaze was reported when a fire which took hold in a washing machine

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Man remanded while woman is released on bail

• Two people have appeared separately in the dock

• One is remanded while the other is released

• Man is expected to appear in court again next week

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