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Police investigating the murder of a man in a deliberate house fire

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in Milngavie make a fresh appeal for witnesses.

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Scots are urged to give their views on a second independence referendum.

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Operations in Grampian are cancelled due to a shortage of nurses.

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We speak to the Costa prize winner on his advice to would-be authors.

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Definitely give up and get another job! Know, if you believe in what

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you're doing and have a desire to get better and take on criticism

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then keep going. As the transfer window opens,

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Celtic agree a ?3 million fee Police have made a fresh appeal

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for witnesses who may be able to help them find the killer

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of a man who was murdered 23-year-old Cameron Logan died

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in the blaze Milngavie His girlfriend, Rebecca Williams,

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remains in a critical condition. Mr Logan's parents were also

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injured but have been Our reporter Huw Williams has been

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following this story. Huw, what have the police

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been saying today? They asked for anyone to come

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forward and in particular a list of people either spotted by passers-by

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or recorded by CCTV on New Year's Day morning at the time that the

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fire was deliberately started. They listed a man in a grey hooded top

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walking of people and another person in a dark top walking a couple of

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springer spaniel is and also a third man in dark trousers. And a couple

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of joggers a man and a woman seen running together at eight o'clock on

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New Year's Day morning. A warning that my report contains some flash

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photography. Searching woodland behind the house

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where Cameron Logan died. Did whoever started the fire use these

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past to get two or away from the property, did they leave any clue

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behind. Whoever is responsible for this, we know they have made off

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from the crime scene. Perhaps they have dropped some evidence and if

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from the crime scene. Perhaps they that is out there we intend to find

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it and will search every area where we could recover any potential

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evidence. Whoever set the fire was targeting this house. Targeting the

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Logan family. But investigators cannot or will not say yet if

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Cameron Logan was the intended target. At this time there is no

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information coming in that anyone had a grudge or there was any

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fallout with the family members and that is why it is imperative that if

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anyone knows anything that they come forward, hopefully to give is that

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vital bit of information forward, hopefully to give is that

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establish why this horrific crime has taken place. Today police gave

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details of dog walkers and joggers seen by CCTV or eyewitnesses in the

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area at the time that the fire was begun. They could have vital

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information and the revealed that the heroic efforts of David Logan to

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save his son and his girlfriend Rebecca Williams. He was assisted by

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a neighbour and it can only be Rebecca Williams. He was assisted by

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described as heroic actions, the managed to get Cameron was my

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girlfriend out of the house. Unfortunately she still remains

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critical, at this time, and we are still unable to speak to her. But

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police have been speaking to surviving members of the family who

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they describe as being traumatised. They hope that members of the public

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may come forward with information to help catch the killer of Cameron

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Logan. But is asking people to come forward if they have CCTV systems or

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even a dashboard camera in their car, if you have recorded anything

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in the area on New Year's Day can morning. They're also trying to

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trace the dog walkers, joggers and other motorists driving past and

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they said that you can contact them on the non-emergency 101 number or

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anonymously Crimestoppers. With a week to go the Scottish Government

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is urging people to register their views about the independence

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Referendum Bill with just one week left of the public consultation.

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But the Conservatives say the people of Scotland made a very clear

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Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr looks at

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The UK and Scottish Government agreed a deal on an independence

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referendum back in 2012 and now the Scottish Government is seeking your

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opinions on a fresh Referendum Bill as Brexit looms. It is broadly

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similar to last time around, and they need the permission of

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Westminster. So do you think they should be another vote? I do not

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think so, we had the referendum. We should just carry on. It is a bit

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too much politics now. I think they should be. No because I think it is

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causing enough issues already. The decision has already been need,

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maybe wait another generation for a younger generation to decide. Do you

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think Brexit changes anything I do not have the answer for that,

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unfortunately. Brexit is seen as a threat to the Scottish economy and

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so to protect their place in Europe another referendum may be required,

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Mr stay. Nicola Sturgeon faces a tough decision, when to call the

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vote. We are trying to get an agreement on what should happen

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after Brexit in Scotland, we put forward proposals for that. If they

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are rejected and we cannot find agreement then it will be a need to

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re-consult people on Scottish independence. With those accusations

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that Theresa May is independence. With those accusations

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Brussels, the Conservatives hit back and said that the people of Scotland

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voted decisively against independence in 2014. But the UK

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Government Brexit plans are not decisive. At least according to the

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former ambassador to the EU who resigned blaming muddled thinking. I

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think the government is rightly taking its time, it is not in a

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mess. Brexit is complex and unravelling more than 40 years of

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legal and economic integration between the UK and the rest of

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continental Europe is not going to happen overnight but will take time.

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2016 was a big political year, 2017 will be a make or break year for

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some politicians, leaders on both sides of the border face tough

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choices. A health board has had

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to cancel operations because of a shortage

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of theatre nurses. A patients' group says elderly

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patients in NHS Grampian are being affected

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disproportionately because of the lack of staff

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with specialist skills. Steven Duff joins us

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from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Steven, what type of procedures

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have been affected? It is not the emergency operations

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that have been cancelled, it is elective surgery, people with

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appointments to get their cataract in two, a hip or knee replacement.

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appointments to get their cataract Earlier today NHS Grampian had to

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deny that up to a quarter of these types of operations had been

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cancelled. In the last couple of hours they have said that more than

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180 have had to be cancelled since November. To put that into context,

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every year NHS Grampian carries out around 30,000 operations. The reason

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is they do not have enough theatre around 30,000 operations. The reason

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staff. Highly qualified nurses to cover the operating theatres behind

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us. Every cancelled operation has an impact on an individual patient and

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one patient group believes elderly patients are being worst affected.

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The acute care if you like will be the last to suffer. But it is a

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symptom that there is underlying problems in retention and

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recruitment of staff. For whatever reason. And it is something which

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needs to be addressed. Not only within Grampian but within Scotland

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as a whole. NHS Grampian has apologised to anyone who has had an

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operation cancelled, they do say that this is not about funding, it

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is about being able to recruit and retain highly qualified nurses.

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More than 40 years after the Equal Pay Act was introduced,

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research suggests there is still a significant gender pay gap.

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In fact, the Resolution Foundation thinktank found that,

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for some age groups, the gap is still widening.

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I am a 33-year-old solicitor based in Glasgow. I'm also a young mother.

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I have three-year-old son. I have worked for this company since

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leaving university, for ten years now and I was promoted to partner

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last year. Laura Connor has bucked the trend. The latest research shows

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that when many women hit their 30s they can expect to pay a big price

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if they opt to have children. Our research shows that the generation

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born since 1980, since they turn 30 begat shoots back up very similar to

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where it was for the generation before and what that suggests is

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that the old challenges around when women start to have children really

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are enduring for young women today and they can expect a significant

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lifetime earnings penalty looking at their whole life compared to male

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counterparts. According to research women born between 1981 and 2000 and

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around 5% less than their male counterparts. As soon as they hit

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30, the pay gap widens to 9%. The differential taking over the course

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of a career that can mean they lose out to the tune of hundreds of

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thousands of pounds. The energy firm SSE was one of the first

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thousands of pounds. The energy firm companies to publish is gender pay

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gap and it is ahead of many in the field with a number of initiatives

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to eliminate it altogether. We looked at what we're to get the

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gender diversity into the organisation, so gender neutral

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advertising to bring people in. We looked at helping people to promote

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themselves within the organisation, for example returner programmes.

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Shirley is living proof, undaunted at the prospect of entering a

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traditionally male domain, the qualified engineer now heads up

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their network division in Perth. It is an excellent career choice for

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females, engineering. Younger girls are better at the same subject but

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they do not choose to go into these professions for one reason or

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another. I get to solve problems every day and with an organisation

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that is respectful of diversity. Back a the solicitor 's office in

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Glasgow, Laura? Colleague specialises in equal pay claims. We

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have been pursuing tens of thousands of equal pay claims across Scotland

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in the public sector in ten years resulting in hundreds of millions of

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pounds of compensation for women paid less than their male

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colleagues. Any pay gap at any stage is unacceptable. I would never

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contemplate working anywhere where I was paid less than a male colleague

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doing the same job as them. And no woman in Scotland should have to

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settle for that either. You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. Police investigating the murder

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of a man in a deliberate house fire in Milngavie make a fresh

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appeal for witnesses. Why a growing number of campuses

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are bringing in a new and unusual A man has been charged

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with the murder of a 40-year-old man in Bonnyrigg in

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Midlothian yesterday. Police say the victim

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was found seriously injured at a property in Auld Coal Grove

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around four o'clock in the afternoon The 36-year-old man in custody

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is due to appear tomorrow A man has gone on trial accused

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of raping and murdering Bala Chinda is alleged to have

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killed Jessica McGraa at a property on Union Terrace

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in February last year. The 26-year-old is also accused

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of attempting to defeat And police in Fife have named

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a 25-year-old man who died after he was attacked

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in Kirkcaldy on Monday. Alex Forbes, from Edinburgh, died

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at the scene after he was seriously injured in the incident

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in Victoria Road. A 51-year-old man has been

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charged with murder. 50% of us are on prescription

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drugs at any one time, But, despite medical advice,

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many don't take their drugs Now a Glasgow company thinks

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they may have a simple solution. Our social affairs correspondent

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Reevel Alderson reports. It is estimated up to 50% of

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patients prescribed medication by their doctor do not take them at the

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right time or in the right dosage. Nationally it cost the NHS around

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?300 million per year and Scotland, up to ?50 million according to the

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British pharmacological Society which says that failing to take

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medication properly can lead to repeat GP visits or even a trip to

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accident and emergency. Pharmacists and doctors are under pressure and

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we want to help pharmacists and doctors and people to look after

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themselves better. This free app for mobile phones and tablets has been

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launched by Glasgow a technology company and is aimed at helping

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patients take the medicine at the proper time and notify them if they

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need further advice. It is easy to use even for technophobes. The keys

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to make it simple, you just point your camera smartphone at the bar

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code of the medicine and information is uploaded for you. You do not have

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to remember complicated names dosage. Pharmacists say it is vital

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in conditions like diabetes, mental health and asthma, even

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contraception, but medications are administered correctly and it is not

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just forgetful older patients that this is aimed at. It would be good

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for the younger generation as well, there are more likely to be using

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their smartphone and I think there is the assumption that it is always

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older people but forget. But people, young people lead busy lives now and

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they're quite likely to forget to take important medicine. Information

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gathered by the act can help pharmaceutical companies understand

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how their products are used. But the designers said no personal data

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identifying patients can accessed. Three young European brown

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bears have gone on show Brumm, Maja and Brumma have

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come from a Swedish zoo. They're the first new bears

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to arrive at Camperdown Wildlife centre in 30 years and will be

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companions to an older bear Their enclosure has been improved

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to allow them to behave With the separate enclosure they are

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able to hibernate and that is more akin to the natural rhythm. When it

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becomes cold in winter we want them to be able to feel that they can

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hibernate outside if need be and not cause bother to the keepers in

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managing them or to the other bears if they choose not to hibernate.

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A look at other stories from across the country.

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After two major incidents in the Cairngorms since the start

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of the New Year, in which three people were rescued,

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hillwalkers and climbers are being advised to ensure

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they are aware of the conditions and are suitably equipped.

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We are blessed with quality avalanche information services, and

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a quality weather forecast. They are at our fingertips. But people need

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to ask reasonable questions of themselves in terms of their

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experience of the snow. Often if there is doubt, that's normally a

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red flag. Glasgow based company Aggreko has

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has won a ?32 million contract to be the official temporary electricity

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provider for the Winter Olympics It will provide power

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across 18 venues, and the international

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broadcast centre. A prominent Aberdeen mansion

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is being demolished, after a campaign to save it

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ended in failure. Strathcona House,

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on the site of the former Rowett Research Institute,

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is being flattened as part of the project to create

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a new Aberdeen Exhibition A petition was launched in a bid

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to save it from demolition. Irvine Welsh is fronting

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a campaign to revive The Trainspotting author has become

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the patron of Leith Theatre and is launching a drive to raise

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an initial ?250,000. It's synonymous with lethal and

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artistic works. -- Leith. In contact with us. We hope he will raise the

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profile. I'm sure he will. And through raising the profile, we will

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attract more investment and donations to our project.

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Exams are a stressful time for students, but a growing number

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of campuses are bringing in a new tool to help them keep calm.

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They're using dogs, known as Therapets,

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to come in and spend time with young people who are needing

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This is Mercy, and 11-year-old dog who is not just good at tricks but

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is part of a team of dogs visiting the whole at Edinburgh University to

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give students a focus away from the pressure of exams. I have had my dog

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as long as I can remember. She's kind of one of my best friends.

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She's always there. I can tell her anything. So I associate pets with

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calming me down, relieving stress. I have three dogs of my own at home.

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Since I'm all away across the ocean, I cannot see them, and I need animal

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contact or I will go crazy. The students book 15 minute sessions

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known with the dogs, known as Therapets, and the event is becoming

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increasingly popular. They are not just in our catered accommodation,

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we go to the self catered flats all over the city and we have an room

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facilities like these, where they are able to bring in the dogs and

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offer the same services elsewhere. Dogs like Tigger have chosen to be a

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Therapet not because they are anything special but because they

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are good family dogs. They have proven over the years that they get

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on well with people and other dogs. Despite the fact some of these

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sessions appeared to be brief, the students are only here for 15

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minutes, the positive feedback the University is receiving is very

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encouraging. A growing number of campuses are bringing in the dogs at

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exam time, and it's clear this is a mutually beneficial arrangement.

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I think the dogs are enjoying it too!

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The first significant signing in Scottish football's January

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transfer window came a step closer today.

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Celtic have agreed a fee of nearly ?3 million

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Our reporter Kheredine Idessane is at Celtic Park and can tell us more.

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The player in question is Kouassi Eboue, a 19-year-old midfielder from

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the Ivory Coast. He flew into Glasgow today for a tour of Celtic

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Park and also to discuss personal terms after his Russian side

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Krasnodar agreed to part with him for close to ?3 million. Let's take

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a look at him and see what Celtic will be getting for their money. At

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six Eboue is a holding midfield player but he can get forward and

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score the odd goal. He has done well in Russian football as Krasnodar

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qualified from their Europa League group. Interesting to see how he

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gets on with Scottish referees. This was how he reacted to getting sent

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off in a Russian league match. He may have to work a little on his

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temperament. As he's only 19, plenty of time for that if the move goes

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through. How much work is still to be done before the transfer can go

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ahead? Assuming there are no problems with the medical, there's

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one final hurdle to be overcome. A work permit. Eboue would qualify for

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one if he played enough times for work permit. Eboue would qualify for

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his country, the Ivory Coast, but he has yet to be capped. So the initial

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application is likely to fail, Celtic can then appeal to the

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application is likely to fail, Scottish FA panel. S F A guidelines

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say the criteria Celtic would have to satisfy is that the player is on

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the highest calibre and can contribute significantly to do the

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development -- to the development of the game at the top level in

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Scotland and not stifle young Scottish talent. If Celtic are

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persuasive in their argument, Eboue's arrival would send a strong

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signal that manager Brendan Rodgers is already planning for next

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season's Champions League campaign. Thank you.

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The prestigious Costa children's book award has been won

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by Lanarkshire author Brian Conaghan.

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The success of his book "The Bombs That Brought Us Together"

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followed more than 200 rejections from publishers and agents.

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Just before we came on air, Brian joined us from Dublin, and I asked

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if his literary career was a perfect example of persistence and patience.

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Er, yeah... Blind stupidity! One of the two! I think I'm quite a

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tenacious person. So it was important for me to keep going in

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the face of adversity. Tell us about the book. The book The Bombs That

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Brought Us Together centres around a friendship between 214-year-old

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boys. In the midst of a war situation. -- two 14-year-old boys.

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They come from both sides of the war. It's about their friendship,

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loyalty and the moral choices they have to go through. To navigate

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around this war situation. Is it the case that writing for the teenage

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market was inspired by the fact that you used to be a schoolteacher?

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Possibly. Spending your life around teenagers, teenage voices, it tends

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to influence your creative work. There's also a rich tapestry of

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language and dialogue and conversation and anecdotal stuff

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that I can use in books. So probably, absolutely it has

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influenced me. You have had a chequered career. You were also a

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painter and decorator, so was there always a burning ambition to be an

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author? Well, there wasn't a burning ambition to paint fences! When I

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left school, I was a painter and decorator for three years. There was

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no burning desire to be a writer, to be an author. It's only when I went

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to university that I started to become more creative. What will this

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to university that I started to win do for you as a writer? I think

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it will bring my book, hopefully, to more readers. It's notoriously

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difficult to get yourself a footprint in the publishing world.

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Hopefully, this award will give me a little thumbprint. And your advice

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to aspiring writers who have suffered a few hundred rejections

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themselves? Definitely give up and get another job! No, my advice is if

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you believe in what you do, and you have a desire to get better and take

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on criticism, keep going. We wish you well. Great advice. Thank you,

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Brian. The weather is oscillating between

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mild, breezy and damp, to cold and frosty, which we will see tonight. A

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wonderful picture of a frosty pair of old boots. We are going to see

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Frost. Temperatures falling away under clear skies. Showers peppering

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the north coast, leering away, dry overhead. Widespread frost nearly

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everywhere. -- clearing away. Temperatures of -1 or two in the

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towns and cities, as low as -5 in the countryside. Perhaps a few

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freezing fog patches by tomorrow morning in the high land glens. High

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dominating tomorrow under the high it will be a dry and cold start. And

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frosty. Once the sun rises, a beautiful day. Crisp winter

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sunshine. The first signs of a change with cloud thickening up

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towards western coastal areas and the winds picking up. In the day,

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much of the country will stay dry. Temperatures struggling inland. They

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will start to rise on the west coast as the wind strengthens. Sunny

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spells. Some cloud in the afternoon, along the west coast, but not

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spoiling the day. It will be lovely. In the evening, we will continue to

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see dry conditions, but cloud across western

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areas continues to thicken up. Some rain in the north-west, sweeping

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enduring tomorrow night with a strengthening southerly wind.

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Introducing milder weather. Initially it will start chilly in

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the east. The rain does spread into the Northern Isles. The high

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pressure responsible for all of the weather we are seeing at the moment

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will pull away. Some rain on Friday, come Saturday another ridge of high

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pressure and a lot of dry weather during the daylight hours of the

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weekend. Friday starts with an breezy but improves from the

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north-west. The rain starts to clear away and brightens up away. It will

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be mild. In the last few moments, some sports news. Andy Murray has

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just reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar open. The winner over the

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Austrian Gerald Meltzer means a career-best run of 26 victories in a

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row. Tomorrow he will play for a place in the semifinal. That's

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Reporting Scotland. I'll be back at eight o'clock and just after the Ten

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O'clock News. Until then, have a very good evening. Goodbye.

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Mildred is our first student from a non-witching family.

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