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And on BBC One, we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: The wall collapse which led

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to the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools - A report says

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Somebody should be held culpable for this. That could have been a kid. In

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fact the could have been a whole class full of kids.

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The inquiry blames a lack of checks and says problems

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Also on the programme, Four more councils agree to put up

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the basic rate of council tax as the freeze ends.

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22 schoolchildren are taken to hospital after the bus

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The unpaid work done by offenders - the government says it benefits

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local communities and keeps reconviction rates down.

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And a former Rangers captain says manager Mark Warburton hasn't

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been given the financial backing he deserves.

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An independent report into safety failures that forced the closure

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of 17 Edinburgh schools has blamed the council and the

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partnership which managed the building contracts.

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It began with the collapse of a wall at Oxgangs Primary School in January

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last year which the report says could have killed pupils.

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That led to safety checks and the closure of the schools,

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which caused major disruption for 8,000 schoolchildren.

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Today's report found there had been a lack of proper scrutiny

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of the construction work and warned that the problems may

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Our reporter Cameron Buttle is at Oxgangs school tonight.

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It was the day storm Gertrude/ silly-macro/ and it was only a

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matter of timing and look that no one was injured. It collapsed

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because of these, wall ties. They are used to connect the inner wall

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to the outer wall. According to this report, they weren't fitted properly

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here at the school and that many others.

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This is where the children sheltered on a windy day at playtime. This is

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where nine tonnes of rubble fell, hundreds of bricks peeling from the

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wall and crashing to the ground. Luckily it happened just before the

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school gates open. Parents are still angry. It's ridiculous. The fact

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they can build a school that holds 500 children and not check it out

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and not have anybody independently check it out, it is a complete and

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utter farce. I got a phone call to say your son's not here, he's not at

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school. Somebody needs to be held culpable for this. That could have

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been a kid, in fact it could have been a whole class full of kids.

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This sparked an urgent inspection of schools built under the same scheme.

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There are 17 of them and all found to be faulty and all were shut down

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causing massive disruption. The main findings are that the 17 schools

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affected were badly built. There was a lack of supervision that would

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have picked up bad practices. And the problems were not bound to the

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use of public, private partnerships to finance the projects. The problem

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was with wall ties, metal fixings that strengthened the inner and

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outer walls. The BBC Scotland investigation revealed the problem

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was not confined to Edinburgh. These pictures show faulty fixings in East

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Renfrewshire. The fact there were different contractors and

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subcontractors and the same faults turned up at other schools in

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Scotland, where we found five wall collapse in the last four years. It

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says this is something which isn't just here in Edinburgh. It is going

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to be down to a number of agencies across the UK and the construction

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agency itself to look at whether the quality assurance of those buildings

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is good enough. The closures caused massive disruption across the city,

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more than 8000 children affected and their families. The report praises

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the Council for their response to getting pupils to class and says

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learning did not suffer. But for one family, they still lack confidence

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in the building. I still don't stand next to the wall now. I know they

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have fixed it and I have seen them physically drill holes into every

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bit, but it does put you off standing too close. It is a lot

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quieter in that part of the trade ground. The Scottish Government says

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it is writing to all local authorities across Scotland,

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highlighting the report's recommendations.

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Tonight there is a sense this report has not answered all the questions

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asked. There is no finger-pointing at any one individual, organisation

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or company. All the construction firms have either merged or change

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management. As for the Edinburgh schools partnership, managers of

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this schools, it says it is still studying the report. Thank you.

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Four more councils have agreed to put up the basic rate

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The average bill will rise by ?3 or ?4 a month,

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while around a quarter of people will face more significant rises

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because of national changes to the way their council

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Edinburgh Council today became the first big

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But as our local government correspondent Jamie McIvor reports,

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councils are still under huge financial pressure.

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Council budget day is a day of tradition. Inside council chambers

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and outside. For years, councils have faced tough spending decisions,

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but this year there is a difference. Councils across Scotland can put up

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the basic rate of council tax by 3%. But it won't mean the end of cuts

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and savings. Many councils are proposing new headline grabbing cuts

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this year. Protesters say one big issue is about what some call

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cutting by stealth. Councils feel overstretched. In Edinburgh, 1400

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members of staff have gone this year. It increases the workload of

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other people. People can provide the service they want to provide. They

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cannot get out to meet the people. Typically, the council tax makes up

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only 15p of every pound council spends. Some council leaders want

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new powers to find other ways to raise cash, their independence --

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dependence on the Scottish Parliament. I would raise tax

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tomorrow if I had the power to do so. I would place a parking levy

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tomorrow, but I don't have those powers. Edinburgh Council is one of

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five councils to have agreed to put a basic council tax by 3%.

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Aberdeenshire opted for a smaller rise. Typically, an average bill

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will go up by three and ?4 a month, but around a quarter face bigger

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rises. The bills in band E, F, G and H are rising because of changes to

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the system. This man's annual bill will come to almost ?1600. I have

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spoken to my neighbours and most of us have said we are prepared to pay

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a bit more if it will be held locally and local decisions are made

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on how to spend the money. Others face even bigger rises and some will

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be less sympathetic than this man. All councils should reach decisions

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in the council tax within the next three weeks.

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And Jamie joins us now from outside Edinburgh Council.

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Jamie, can we assume that all councils will raise

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In short, no we cannot. At Edinburgh Council, there is no doubt how the

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decision would go today, but two councils had indicated their plan

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was to try to maintain the freeze on basic bills. That is South

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Lanarkshire and Inverclyde Council. They are both Labour run councils

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and would say it is an interesting move by them. These councils would

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argue they are trying their best to help family budgets, but leave

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themselves open to criticism by help family budgets, but leave

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campaigners that by not raising the council tax or not doing all that is

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within their power to at least try to mitigate the impact of cuts, the

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Scottish Government would no doubt argue a council that doesn't raise

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council tax, can hardly complain how much government funding they are

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getting. But there are a few of the councils to make

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getting. But there are a few of the public. Thank you, Jamie.

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The First Minister has faced claims that her Government has let down

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The Holyrood row followed analysis from a think tank

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which suggests that bright pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds

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in Scotland lag well behind their more affluent classmates.

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The Sutton Trust also suggested that Scotland's brightest

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pupils are performing below international standards.

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The First Minister insisted action was already well under way

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Here's our Political Editor Brian Taylor.

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If these warnings about Scotland's schools sound familiar, they are.

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The Sutton Trust the data from an international survey and matched

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pupil performance of background. They found bright children from poor

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households are more than two and a half years behind their wealthier

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classmates by the age of 15. In England, the gap in attainment link

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to wealth is even greater, but this report highlights a distinctive

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Scottish problem. Unlike in England, Scotland's brightest pupils score

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below the average for developed countries. The trust found no area

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in which the brightest 15-year-olds in Scotland really excel and they

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noticed a pronounced and sustained decline in science over a decade. A

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decade of cause, of the SNP in power at Holyrood. It is a generation of

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Scottish people that are being left behind in the race for

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qualifications and future jobs. Scotland used to lead the world in

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education. White under this SNP government, are we always playing

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catch-up? Time and time again I have come here and argued the SNP are

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leaving the poorest children behind. This report shows they are holding

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the brightest children back. A sombre Education Secretary by her

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side, the First Minister noted the basic figures were already two years

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old. But, no excuses, action was needed and was already in progress.

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We have embarked upon a programme of reforms in education are underpinned

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by substantial additional funding, going straight into the hands of

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head teachers. Our headteachers across this country, last week got

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told of the substantial additional funding that they will have at their

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direct disposal, to invest in additional teachers or the things

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they think will help raise attainment. The First Minister said

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again, education was her top priority and, like a political exam

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candidate, she was ready to be judged by results.

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Crews searching for missing kayaker Dominic Jackson

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The 35 year-old was reported overdue on Sunday night

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after leaving for a weekend trip from Portsoy in Aberdeenshire.

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His kayak was located four days ago near Lybster in Caithness.

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The body, which has yet to be formally identified,

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Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray and RAF

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Coningsby in Lincolnshire have been scrambled to monitor two

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The Russian aircraft were said to have flown an arc around the top

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of Scotland from a north east direction before passing

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The Ministry of Defence said they were not in UK air space.

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they were travelling in overturned and crashed down an embankment

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It happened as the bus arrived at Our Lady's High School shortly

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Although there were no serious injuries, a major incident

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was declared with ambulance, police and fire appliances

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The scene outside the school in Cumbernauld this morning. At 8:45am

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a single deck of bus plunge down this ditch. The bus rolled over onto

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its side. One people, who got out, said the driver helped his

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passengers to escape. It was witnessed by this woman. I literally

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saw the Boscombe down the hill and the wheel hit the curb and I don't

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know if it exploded, but there was fire coming out of it. I just saw it

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literally flip right over. A major incident was declared with 20

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ambulances going to the scene as well as three fire appliances. The

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bus was on its side and the escape hatches on the roof had been popped

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out and we lead the kids out through those openings. A lot of the kids

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were pretty upset. My friends and colleagues who saw it happening,

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they, it was a difficult scene for those. Most pupils were taken into

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the school hall to recover. Later, 22 were taken to hospital.

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116-year-old girl is being treated for nonserious injuries and the rest

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are under investigation. In North Lanarkshire we take the safety of

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our young people very seriously. Parents on a daily basis give their

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most valuable possessions, their children. It is important we

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investigate this matter fully. The vehicle was eventually pulled out

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from the ditch. It will now be examined. The bus company confirmed

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their driver is recovering. More than 1.2 million hours

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of unpaid work was carried out by offenders in Scotland in the year

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to the end of last March. The government maintains the scheme

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benefits local communities and keeps Our Home Affairs Correspondent,

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Reevel Alderson reports. Paying back to society. Offenders

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who have received community payback orders alternative to prison

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sentences deliver donations to a foodbank. Fraser Johnston was

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sentenced to 240 hours unpaid work for wasting police time. He avoided

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jail, but said it is not a soft option. It gives me a bit of

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structure in my life. Before I had community service, I didn't do much.

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We have been painting fences and sometimes you out in the cold and

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the rain and stuff. I don't think it is a soft sentence because it is

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hard work. The foodbank says it couldn't operate without these

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offenders and there is an additional benefit. The young men and women who

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are doing unpaid work, get to see the community in action. They get to

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see what can be achieved with a working partnership. They feel their

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contribution is valued. They see they are actually making a

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difference to the communities they live in. Breaking the cycle of

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reoffending, here in Bellshill, offenders are refurbishing bikes to

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be given to local schools and refugee families. The Scottish

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Government says work like this is more effective at addressing the

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reasons why offenders have got into trouble. Reconviction rates are at a

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17 year low. It has come about as a result of community payback orders,

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because it helps break the cycle of offenders going on to reoffend in

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the future. It helps to create safer communities. Payback orders can

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include help for offenders to deal with addictions or violent

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behaviour. The cottage government gave ?4 million extra last year to

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support community sentences and says it will continue in the draft

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budget. You're watching

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BBC Reporting Scotland. A report into the wall collapse

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which led to the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools

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says pupils could have died. A former Rangers captain

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says manager Mark Warburton hasn't been given

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the financial backing he deserves. The family of a man

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from the Highlands who died in mysterious circumstances

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20 years ago today say they hope a review of the case will

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lead police to his killer. 24 year-old Kevin Mcleod

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was found dead in Wick harbour, and an initial police investigation

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concluded it was an accident. But his family maintain

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he was murdered and that police covered up the truth.

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Craig Anderson reports. 24-year-old Kevin Mcleod died after

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a night out with his pals, his body found in the harbour. Police from

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the Ven Northern Constabulary concluded that Kevin had stumbled

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over an ornamental pollard at the harbour-side and his death was an

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accident. His family have always insisted otherwise.

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Kevin did not fall on that ornamental street pollard. No way.

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It's a ludicrous excuse. Kevin was kicked in, kicked to death, and I

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believe he was put in the water. A pathologist report showed the

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young man had suffered serious internal injuries, consistent with a

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beating before entering the water. Police were told to treat his death

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as potential murder. They didn't. Everything from day one was covered

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up, really. No proper investigation is done. No enquiries. Didn't

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protect us. They didn't do anything. Everything in their procedures was

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done wrong. A series of free investigations have

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raised more questions than answers. But now the Chief Constable of

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police Scotland has ordered another review.

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Let's make no mistake, the family have been through hell in the last

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20 years. We are at the stage now that the reassessment of the

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circumstances is very welcome, whether or not it will throw up any

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new evidence or reason for the investigation, it still remains to

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be seen. Police Scotland declined to be interviewed about the case this

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week, but insisted it was not a reinvestigation, but an assessment

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of the information surrounding Kevin Mcleod's death. That distinction may

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be lost on many of us, but for Kevin Mcleod's family, it may lead to some

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hope of what they see as justice for Kevin.

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A look at other stories from across the country.

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A 55 year-old woman who died after a house fire in Aberdeenshire

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Elmore Mitchell died after the fire in Kindrochit Drive in Braemar

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Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing,

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but there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

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Patients may have to wait longer for treatment by a health board

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which has been bailed out by the Scottish Government

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NHS Tayside is considering increasing its waiting times

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NHS Scotland chief executive Paul Gray told MSPs

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on the Public Audit Committee that it was one of the options

:20:39.:20:41.

the health board had discussed to improve its financial situation.

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The Scottish Prison Service says it's identified a site

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There were protests over initial plans to build the replacement

:20:48.:20:54.

for the city's ageing Victorian jail close to a growing

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The SPS will now apply for planning permission to site HMP Highland

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between an out of town retail park and a college campus.

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An international design competition has been launched to replace

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The venue, in the city's Princes Street Gardens,

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was developed in 1935 and has a capacity of 2,400.

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Architects are being asked to submit plans for a replacement pavilion,

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Once a winning design is chosen, its hoped that building work

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The former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson says the club's

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manager Mark Warburton hasn't been given the financial

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Warburton's side face Morton in the Scottish Cup this weekend

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but it's faltering league form that has led to some fans asking

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questions about his future. But is the criticism justified?

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He's the man Rangers fans once lauded for turning their team's

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fortunes around. But with one win in the last five league matches, the

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pressure is mounting ahead of Sunday's game against Morton. Should

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it be? Celtic are way out in front, but given their financial muscle,

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they were always likely to be. Second place was always the target,

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and is still very much insight. Rangers also remain in the Scottish

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cup. But it is a dip in form, and questionable signings that have seen

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eyebrows raised. So to some examples, striker Joe Garner was

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bought for ?1.8 million. He has been a bit part player and has scored

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three times. Joey Barton was a marquee signing, but played eight

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times, and left after a training ground bust up. Then Matt Crookes,

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he signed a four-year deal, played three times, and was sent out on

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loan. But have the board backed him with enough cash?

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I look at it and think, he has not been back. He would have wanted to

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strengthen more. To finish second, then see what happens in the summer,

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hopefully get a bit back from the boards to spend some money.

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A good ball in, it is walk! The argument is, he should have

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spent enough to avoid losses. Rangers are just behind second-place

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Aberdeen. Roughly where they should be?

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I think it will be tied between them and Aberdeen for the rest of the

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campaign. It could go either way. Rangers are not going to be

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convincingly second. It is worth remembering that Aberdeen have not

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had an outstanding season by their measure in the league.

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That will matter little to how Mark Warburton's success is measured. He

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says the random nature of football has worked against him. Not enough

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backing or not enough wins? Either way, victory at the weekend feels

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vital. Timeline is on BBC Two

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tonight at 7.30pm. Here's Shereen and Glenn

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with the details. Andy Murray has announced he is

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bringing Roger Federer to Glasgow. We have the world number one on the

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programme. We speak to a woman horribly

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disfigured by a dog attack. We ask why Scotland still has no

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film studio. As Shereen said, more

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on Andy Murray later, but when he announced that

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Roger Federer was coming to Glasgow this was the unusual advice he had

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for the Swiss tennis legend. Don't try the fried Mars bars... I

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tried one of them for the first time last year, it was horrific. Stay

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away from that. You are not going to teach him how

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to put a job on? to put a job on?

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-- a kilt on. It was quite good, it was funny.

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Are you going to put lederhosen on for him?

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Some sunshine today, a beautiful shot from a weather watcher in the

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north-west. For many, a cloudy and grey day. More cloud than we

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north-west. For many, a cloudy and forecast. Tonight, cold and frosty.

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Dry for most, but the showers with us a cross eastern Scotland from the

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Dry for most, but the showers with Borders up to Shetland.

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Accumulations of snow in places, particularly Shetland,

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Aberdeenshire, and the borders. For many, a dry and cold night. In town,

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temperatures freezing. In the countryside, well below. Showers

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affect eastern parts, slippery in the morning in places, but for many,

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a dry and bright morning. More sunshine than we saw today. Crisp as

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we head through to the afternoon. But it will be a cold afternoon, and

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certainly a inland areas, 3-4 at best. One or two spots struggling to

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reach anything above zero or 1 degrees. Eastern parts using,

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elsewhere largely dry. Once again, the best sunshine in the north-west.

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We have lost the wind around the west Coast and north-east coast, not

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as bitter here, but still cold. The rest of the afternoon, the evening

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and into the night, cold weather affecting the coastal fringes, but

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for many, it sharp frost. To the weekend, high pressure with us, so

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largely dry, but still the nagging easterly, North easterly, feeding

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showers from Angus towards the borders. Inland as far as South

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Lanarkshire, elsewhere dry and bright. In the central belt and

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South, Central winds quite bitter. For Sunday, dry and settled, the

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best of the sunshine in the west, East has more cloud, and once again,

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rather cold for all. That's the forecast for now.

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An independent report into closures closing schools has blamed the

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council and the partnership that managed the building contract. The

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report found a wall collapse could have killed pupils.

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I'll be back with the headlines at 8:00pm and the late bulletin just

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Until then, from everyone on the team, have a very good evening.

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