18th August 2018

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Communications failure is due to work on subsea cable

• A number of isles residents were left without internet or telephone services.

• Work was being carried out on the Shefa-2 subsea cable from Faroe to Scotland via Shetland.

• NHS Shetland and Shetland Islands Council both experienced some issues.

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Offences lead to jail time for former couple

• Paula Flaherty, 35, jailed for two years for being concerned in the supply of drugs.

• Her ex-partner, 32-year-old Simon Cooper, gets 16 months for compressing police officer’s throat.

• Total sum of cannabis found at address valued at over £4,000.

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MSPs demand answers over ferry fares ‘shambles’

• The “shambles” surrounding reduced fares on lifeline ferries must be sorted out quickly, according to MSP Tavish Scott.

• He has called for the new transport secretary to update residents and explain why a promised cut  has not been introduced.•

• In July 20 per cent reduction on the Aberdeen-Lerwick and Kirkwall-Lerwick route brought in “as a first step”.

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Wait is over as texts arrive with exam results

• It is results day for the 560 secondary pupils in Shetland who have been patiently awaiting their exam results.

• Shetland pupils have performed strongly, though in some areas the number of passes were down on last year.

• The number of pupils receiving their results in Shetland was at the lowest for several years.

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