19th March 2019

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NorthLink warns of weather disruption

• NorthLink is warning of a six-hour delay in the departure of Sunday’s northbound sailing

• Ferry operator says forecasted conditions mean the ship’s departure is delayed until 11pm.

• It is expected to arrive in Lerwick at 2pm on Monday

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Althing decides: Facebook brings out the worst in people

• The Althing has supported a motion against Facebook

• Moraig Lyall spoke for the motion ‘Facebook brings out the worst in people’

• Genevieve White named as the Althing’s new chairwoman

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Convener pays tribute after Christchurch shootings

• The convener of Shetland Islands Council has paid tribute after 49 people were killed and at least 20 wounded at a shooting in New Zealand

• Malcolm Bell has spoken of the ‘deep connections’ between Shetland and New Zealand and called for ‘vigilance against hatred’

• It comes after terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch

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Votes sought for community justice projects

• An invitation is being made this weekend for people to vote for projects that aim to prevent crime

• Shetland Community Justice Partnership promotes the coordination of services to reduce offending

• It is calling on folk to come to the Islesburgh Community Centre to find out more about projects they may want to support

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