26th May 2019

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Cyclist completes 1,600-mile journey in aid of Samaritans

• Cyclist hopes to raise awareness of and funds for Samaritans charity.

• Arrival in Shetland comes on the eve of local branch’s 34th anniversary.

• Johnson visits 28 branches during a 1,600-mile cycles across the UK.

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Duncan praises emergency services after being involved in crash

• Allison Duncan has praised the efforts of emergency services after being involved in a car accident

• He thanked police and ambulance services at the beginning of the board meeting in the town hall

• Mr Duncan said the ambulance had attended ‘almost in an instant’ adding police were quickly on the scene

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Recruitment drive a success for firefighting service

• A recruitment drive has helped attract over 30 new applicants to the fire service in Shetland

• Report showed 33 people came forward after a recruitment drive was held earlier this year

• A female-only recruitment session saw 13 potential applicants take part in the interactive taster session

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Top prizes at national fishing awards

• Shetland fishing industry has again taken top honours at national awards ceremony.

• The region had nominations in five categories of the Fishing News Award.

• Winners were pelagic skipper Chris Duncan and new vessel the Research.

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