21st November 2019

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Budge gets key role in Northern Alliance

• Council’s director of children’s services takes key role in the Northern Alliance – the collaboration between eight Scottish local authorities which aim to improve the lives of young people

• Mrs Budge has taken up the mantle of lead officer for the collaboration

• She has been participating in the work of the alliance alongside other education directors from all the councils involved

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Winter sickness bug arrives in isles

• The first cases of seasonal diarrhoea and vomiting have been reported to NHS Shetland.

• Public health consultant confirms that the bug has been spreading in the isles.

• She reiterates the importance of washing hands and staying home for 48 hours after symptoms end.

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Humpback spotted breaching off Fetlar

• Brydon Thomason, owner and guide at Shetland Nature, captured the impressive sight off the north shore of Fetlar.

• The photo has racked up hundreds of likes and shares on his Facebook page.

• The photographer said he had never seen a humpback breach up close.

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Pay dispute moves closer to resolution

• The air traffic controllers pay dispute has moved a step closer to resolution, with a work to rule due to end at close of play on Tuesday

• It follows talks between Prospect and the Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial)

• Prospect say a ‘preliminary agreement’ has been reached which will form the basis of an offer to be put to its members

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