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Daily Archives: February 6, 2009

CLAN appeal reaches £200,000 milestone

CLAN appeal reaches £200,000 milestone

06/02/2009, by in News

The Shetland CLAN 1,2,3 appeal has now reached the £200,000 mark.The appeal, which began at the end of July 2008 and runs to July of this year, has received donations from different groups covering the length and breadth of the isles.CLAN committee co-ordinator Cecil Smith said that “people i... Read more...

School closure debate begins

School closure debate begins

06/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSON and RYAN TAYLORThe first political skirmish over closing rural schools is set to take place in the Town Hall on Thursday when SIC councillors debate the controversial so-called blueprint for education which has been a year-and-a-half in the making.The blueprint is essentially ... Read more...

Brae murder charge denied

Brae murder charge denied

06/02/2009, by in News

A Brae resident accused of starting a fire which killed his baby daughter denied a murder charge last Friday.William Middleton, 32, appeared briefly at the High Court in Edinburgh for legal debate ahead of his trial.The murder charge alleges that Mr Middleton knew that nine-month-old Annalise wa... Read more...

Council spending D-Day looms

Council spending D-Day looms

06/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCouncillors will have to hammer out a final agreement on their capital programme for the next year at a Full Council meeting in 10 days’ time after this week’s discussions descended into confusion and all three of its committees deferred any detailed discussion on priorities fo... Read more...