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Daily Archives: September 5, 2008

CLAN appeal gets a huge boost

CLAN appeal gets a huge boost

05/09/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHS MORE than half a million pounds of lottery funding was pledged to the CLAN appeal this week. The grant will provide a massive boost to the charity’s aim of building a new cancer support centre in Aberdeen. The Big Lottery Fund has pledged £633,336 to the cause following a... Read more...

CLAN support was fantastic

CLAN support was fantastic

05/09/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHS THE CLAN complex in Aberdeen has been a lifeline for a Dunrossness resident and her family. Ann Dewberry has had several stays there, including a spell of five weeks earlier this year while having cancer treatment, and will continue to make use of the centre during her follo... Read more...

Trust bonus set to be reformed

Trust bonus set to be reformed

05/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELL SHETLAND Charitable Trust looks set to be forced to radically alter its £1 million Christmas bonus scheme for pensioners in the isles, it emerged this week. Under the trust’s budget for 2008/9, a payment of £321 is due to be made to all pensioner and dis­abled person househol... Read more...

Terminal could still get new gas

Terminal could still get new gas

05/09/2008, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELL THE UK government has insisted that Sullom Voe remains “in the mix” as it continues to examine how best to bring new oil and gas discoveries ashore. It has been suggested that Labour is keen to bypass Scotland with the new finds to protect the UK’s future revenue in the even... Read more...

Assurances over air franchise switch

Assurances over air franchise switch

05/09/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLOR LOGANAIR chiefs have moved to reassure passengers that its imminent switch from BA to the Flybe franchise will help improve airline services. Bosses were in the isles this week to stress the company was well placed to look after customers flying from Shetland when the change-over t... Read more...

Islanders not as fat as all that

Islanders not as fat as all that

05/09/2008, by in News

By LISA WARD THE REPORT which placed Shetland at the top of the UK’s “obesity map” came in for more criticism this week after it became clear that it was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company which manufactures the anti-obesity drug Xenical (Orlistat). The report, created by Dr Foster Rese... Read more...

Figures are misleading and unfair

Figures are misleading and unfair

05/09/2008, by in News

SOME Shetland people have reacted with anger at the obesity report. Laura Johnson, 19, from Weis­dale, described it as very unfair. She said: “BMI isn’t really the best way for measuring how healthy someone is.” Ms Johnson’s BMI is 22, which is considered a medically healthy BMI. However... Read more...

Man faces jail after heroin is thrown away

Man faces jail after heroin is thrown away

05/09/2008, by in News

PACKETS of heroin were thrown from a speeding car as police chased it along winding Shetland roads, the High Court in Edinburgh heard last Thursday. The driver, Terry Robert Charles Thomson, 33, of Sandveien, Ler­wick (who is now known as Terence Charles), now faces the possibility of a long jail... Read more...