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  • The very low cloud and thick fog today, brought on by the warm temperature for January, disrupted flights at Sumburgh and Scatsta, including the scheduled flights and the mail plane. However the night-stop aircraft at Sumburgh were able to take off on time.

  • There has been a fall in the homelessness figures in Shetland, down from the second quarter last year in the third quarter.

  • After the peak at new year, the number of people attending accident and emergency in Shetland has fallen.

  • There has been a number of solutions proposed in recent years to deal with sea lice on farmed salmon in salmon farm cages. The most recent being trialed in Shetland is bathing the fish in warm water, with sea lice susceptible to changes in temperature. Now a PhD study is investigating the effects of laser technology on sea lice.

  • A new analysis of the offshore oil and gas industry on the UK continental shelf, by the energy industry consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie, suggests that production is expected to increase this year and that there is "still an appetite to drill" for new fields.

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