22nd May 2018

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RAF flyby: Typhoon jets ‘wave’ to Bell’s Brae pupils

• Bell’s Brae Primary pupils abandoned their classrooms and headed outside to see two Typhoon jets roar by.

• The flypast was held as part of the RAF Baton Relay – an event aimed at celebrating the air force’s first century.

• The children waved and yelled with excitement as the jets made two flybys over the school.

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Beloved motorbike auctioned off for mental health charity

• Woman whose father died of heart disease last year is to auction off bike at Simmer Dim Rally

• All funds going to mental health charity Mind Your Head

• Overhwelming response from Shetland community

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Look out for tourists when driving in town

• Police and town centre-based organisations warn motorists to be extra careful on Commercial Street.

• They fear the influx of cruise ship tourists means there is a “higher risk” of accidents.

• Inspector says police will enforce road traffic legislation if necessary.

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Call for council to be clear on space race

• Call made for council to be clear on its position if Unst is going if it is to maximise its potential as a satellite launch site

• It comes after the island was highlighted in a far-reaching report commissioned by the UK Space Agency

• Westminster government wants the UK to have its own sovereign capability to launch by 2020

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