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Angry exchanges at Prime Minister's Questions over Brexit

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Left out - families promised an investigation

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into the deaths of their babies are excluded from

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Is there a criminal turf war in Glasgow?

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We look at the history of gang-related violence

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And, we're at Ricky Burns' training camp as he shapes up

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The Prime Minister claims Scotland will be leaving the European Union

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regardless of whether or not we vote for independence.

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Theresa May also told SNP MPs that "constitutional game-playing" should

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not be allowed to break "the deep bonds" of the UK

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after the SNP's Westminster leader Angus Robertson told Theresa May

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she was breaking promises to secure a UK-wide agreement on Brexit.

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Our political correspondent Nick Eardley reports from Westminster.

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What future for the union? Theresa May does not want another referendum

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to happen but at some stage the Prime Minister has to decide whether

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she will allow it. In the Commons she was asked with reference to the

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SNP manifesto pledge if it could hold one in Scotland was taken at

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the EU against its will. Though she agreed that the Government should

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stick to its manifesto promises and, if so, it she cannot object to the

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First Minister sticking to hers? In response, a hint perhaps on what

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might influence Theresa May's decision. I of course recognise

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there was a boat that took place for the Scottish parliament and the

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First Minister was returned as First Minister in a minority government.

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Since September 2014, the Scottish people were given the opportunity to

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vote on whether or not they wish to remain in the United Kingdom. They

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chose that Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom. The SNP

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wants you to know they have tried to find a middle ground but they say

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the UK Government is not listening. Another plea today for a compromise.

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But... If she is not prepared to negotiate on behalf of the Scottish

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Government and secure membership of the single market, people in

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Scotland will have a referendum. The PM insists her deal will work for

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the whole UK and says the union is more important than the EU. We have

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been one country for over 300 years. We have fought together, worked

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together, achieved together. And constitutional gameplaying must not

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be allowed to break the deep bonds of our shared history and our future

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together. There will be more conversations before Article 50 is

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triggered but it seems I there will be a deal which meets the demands of

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ministers in Edinburgh. The most important question that remains

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tonight is will Theresa May allow another independence vote? Unlikely

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we'll get a more substantive answer on that until after Holyrood debate

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sit next week. As seasons change in Westminster, we will wait to see on

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whether you will boat again. that they remain committed to full

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independent membership But they acknowledged

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that the position would only be completely finalised in time

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for the planned referendum. The comments follow an academic

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survey which indicated support for independence

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is at a record high. This from our political

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editor Brian Taylor. For Scotland, the campaign

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continues, and the dream shall never die. And for the SNP, it never has,

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although for the rivals that is a recurring nightmare. The latest

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academic survey suggests independence is backed by 46%,

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double the figure five years ago. Devolution attracts 42% while just

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8% want no parliament at all. Among the options on the EU, 25% would

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quit while 42% want to cut be you's our. It might be hard to win more

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converts to independence with a pro-EU pitch. You'll agree if we

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are, and if it is going to be based on somehow trying to get Scotland

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back into the European Union, today's evidence shows it will be a

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more difficult argument for the First Minister and the SNP to make

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them we otherwise thought. There is no clarity about staying in Europe.

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Nothing said about currency. It adds to the confusion. If Scotland were

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on their own, stuff would get done and we would not get pushed to one

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side. Do not get me started. I find the whole thing is like the

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gramophone record. It is stuck. For some, Brexit is a driver for

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independence and others the deterrent. What is being proposed at

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the moment about leaving the UK is not independence. I think it should

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go ahead. Yes. A lot more has changed since the last referendum.

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Just as the idea of leaving the European Union. And there should, I

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think, be little doubt about this. Does that explain why Nicola

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Sturgeon noted the final policy position on Europe would depend on

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prevailing circumstances to be absolutely clear full membership

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remains SNP policy for the big Scotland has been taken out of the

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new, might the initial focus be upon retaining the single market? The

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single market membership is really important for Scotland. Exports

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depend on it, jobs depend on it. Respectable EU nationals and

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Scottish jobs depending on them, we need the single market. The problem

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is we have no clarity from the Brexit position from the United

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Kingdom government. We need clarity. Just now it is looking worrying

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indeed. If it is a running jump of a hard Brexit cliff said that is good

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for Scotland and we an alternative. It is about having a Scottish seat

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around the table to fix it. That is what we can do with independence. In

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the 2014 referendum, 16 and 17-year-olds had a vote and they

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were included in the survey for the first time with the young

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substantially backing independence. Scotland's choice if and when it

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arises again. Can we actually get any

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clarity on this issue Clarity is a rare and precious

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commodity in the miasma of uncertainty surrounding wrecks it

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and the independence referendum. -- wrecks it. -- Brexit. I do not think

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they will talk about the mantle of the existing UK membership. They

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would be in favour of discussions and negotiations, either protracted

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or according to the SNP, relatively easy with Labour leave Brussels

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welcoming Scottish membership. There is the question of the objective. I

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think it possible. You heard Fiona Hislop. She said it is impossible to

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be precise because there is zero clarity from the UK position. Around

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the time of the referendum they might be setting out something of a

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route map which perhaps in the first instance might involvement the ship

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of the single market as the top priority. It has to be stressed and

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Nicola Sturgeon and others might be stressing they still see as the

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objective Scotland as an independent member state of the European Union.

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Thank you, Brian. Five of the six families,

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promised an investigation following the deaths

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of their babies, have been excluded The Health Secretary

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ordered the review following the "unnecessary" deaths

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of six babies at Crosshouse hospital in Ayrshire,

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in the past nine years. The review team says it's

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offered an open invitation But the BBC has learned it will only

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formally look at cases that happened Our correspondent Lucy Adams has

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been looking at the story. Good evening. The Scottish Cup and

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has recorded a review of care at a Scottish hospital. The Government

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ordered a review into six baby death at Crosshouse Hospital in command.

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The six families, five have been excluded from the review. Some have

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asked that we do not identify them. Babies a, B and C will not be

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included. Police who died in 2009 and Campbell who died during

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childbirth in 2012 will also be excluded for the Lucas Morton is the

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only case from the original six who will definitely be included. He died

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during childbirth in November, 2015. Rebecca Pringle who was not part of

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the original six was born in December, 2011. She won't be

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included in the review either. Rebecca was born at the hospital

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five years ago. Her mother was told she would not survive. They told me

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that Rebecca would be transferred to the hospital. At the hospital they

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told me Rebecca would die on Christmas Eve at ten o'clock in the

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morning and they took her ventilator off. What happened then? Rebecca

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continued to breed. They do not know why. She should have passed away.

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She has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk and finds Aquarians

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soothing. I find it disgusting it takes families to dying children to

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die before the Government listens. Dawn says her life was split apart

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when her daughter died in 2009. We thought that this is finally a

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chance. It is absolutely devastating to find out there is a cut-off

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point. It is almost like our stories are not valued and the experiences

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we have been through, they mean nothing. The reason that December

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2013 was chosen by the health care Scotland as the date was many of the

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cases had already been looked at during a previous review. They have

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spoken to those families and any issues emerging from those

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discussions, even if those cases that predated December 2013 should

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be part of their report. Families like Rebecca's they may have always

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wanted answers are not compensation. They want to ensure mistakes are not

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needed. The H IS review is due to be published shortly. If the family do

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not get answers, some believe the next step is public enquiry.

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Unemployment in Scotland has fallen for the first time in four months.

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The latest figures show the number of people out of work

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between November and January was down by 16,000.

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But there's a warning that political uncertainty is denting

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Our correspondent David Henderson reports.

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It is firms like this one which are driving up employment in Scotland.

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Glasgow based Allied vehicles has found a booming market for its

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wheelchair accessible cars and vans. And boosted its workforce with 200

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new staff in just the last two years for the now it is looking to France

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and Germany for new sales. So I asked the company's and if the

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Brexit vote throws a spanner in the works. People come from the

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continent, Europe. Sales wise we are seeing an increase in sales. Between

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the two, we're in a better position at the moment, the Euro against the

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pound and export is really good for us. This company is growing fast.

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Others are more concerned about the road ahead. As the UK looks to leave

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the European Union, some firms are holding off from making key

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decisions on investment and employment. For now, the latest jobs

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market figures are pointing in the right direction. The unemployment

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rates and employment rates in Scotland are pretty much where they

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were before the financial crash although those years ago. As always,

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it is a mixed picture. There are some weaknesses in the labour

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market. Wages are still below the prerecession level real terms. In

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activity in the last year in Scotland has increased. That is

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people who are not in work and not seeking work. So, what lies ahead.

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The's economy? The survey suggests employers could be planning job cuts

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in the coming months. We see two things. There will be a very large

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financial services sector in Scotland which will begin to fall.

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There is a lot of uncertainty now, both with the referendum for

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independence and also with Brexit. Some employers see that uncertainty

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as grounds to be cautious, to batten down the hatches. For others, it is

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business as usual. You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. There've been angry exchanges

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at Prime Minister's Questions over Brexit and an independence

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referendum. An ?8 million fund is

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launched to help restore Scotland's peatlands and reduce

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greenhouse gas emissions. Police say they're investigating

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whether a series of shootings in the Glasgow area in the past few

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weeks are linked. They're also trying to establish

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if they're part of a turf war Our Home Affairs Correspondent

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Reevel Alderson reports on the history of gang-related

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violence in west central Scotland. It is 2006 and this garage in North

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Glasgow is where a feud between two Glasgow families erupted. Police

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animation revealed to a jury web two men, working for the Daniel family,

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had shot dead a member of the Lions clan and badly winded two others. In

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January, 2010, a man he worked for the Daniel family was gunned down in

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a supermarket car park. A convicted kid came dealer was charged with the

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murder. He was cleared. For a short time there appeared to be a truce in

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the war. It sparks up and then it dies down. I am sure they do not

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through intermediaries have a proper truth but they backed off from time

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to time. What we are seeing now is it is all about business and drugs

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and it is for control of the hugely lucrative drugs market. In recent

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months, it has appeared the truce has ended. The Duchess bug in

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September 2015, a man was shot outside Bishopbriggs primary school.

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A drug dealer was murdered at traffic lights in Kelling Park. That

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is a Park. I'm shot outside a primary school. There was another

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shooting outside Shawlands. Police say they cannot rule out links

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between the shootings and organised crime. The reality is there are

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serious organised crime groups. These groups do have access to

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weapons and are not afraid to use these weapons in public places

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against each other. We need to investigate that to try and

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determine a motive. There are a number of activities that these

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organised crime groups become involved in, the money-laundering or

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drugs or that the types of things we need to look at to establish whether

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there are links between the incidents that have taken place.

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Detectives say all the shootings have been targeted but gathering

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evidence to establish if they are linked takes time.

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The murderer of teenager Paige Doherty is to have his

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deli business dissolved and its assets seized.

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32 year old John Leathem stabbed the 15 year old 61 times

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at his shop in Clydebank before dumping her body.

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Companies House has now given two months notice that his business

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will be struck off the register and its assets handed to the Crown.

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The driver of the lorry which overturned on the Forth Road Bridge,

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in January, blocking it for 19 hours,

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has been fined ?1000, banned from driving for two years

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and ordered to re-sit the driving test.

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Aleksander Niemiec pleaded guilty to dangerous driving by failing

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to comply with prominent road signs showing the bridge was closed

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to high-sided vehicles due to strong winds.

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Meanwhile a Lithuanian lorry driver whose vehicle overturned

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on the Forth Road Bridge yesterday, causing major traffic disruption,

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56 year old Juozas Zilvys denied dangerous driving by failing

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to comply with road signs prohibiting high sided vehicles.

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He was granted bail and his trial was set for June.

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An ?8 million fund to help restore Scotland's peatlands has

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been launched by the Scottish Government.

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The restoration work will help reduce the country's

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Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports from Perthshire.

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Almost 2000 feet above sea level and these two figures are we sculpting

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the landscape. They are covering over the beer patches of peatlands

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being exposed like this means carbon is escaping into the atmosphere.

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They hold the equivalent of about a years of our emissions from

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Scotland, all the industry, so it's important we are holding it in

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place. If it goes into the atmosphere it is going to exacerbate

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climate change and that is why we are doing this, to cap it and keep

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it in place. This wonderland contains about 12 kilometres which

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is being rebuilt. We keep pushing down. Keep pushing until it

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basically stops. This shows that the peat is deep and the more the is the

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more carbon in the land contains. peat is deep and the more the is the

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Without the restoration it's released into the atmosphere,

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contributing to climate change. Work like this is still in its relative

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infancy, so far 10,000 hectares have been restored and the plan is to

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have 20,000 text ears restored every year until 2032. The restoration

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here cannot go ahead without the consent of landowners and for many

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it seems counterintuitive. I did think that sounds very odd because

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back in the 70s my mother got grants to do a lot of training and this

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seemed to be going completely the opposite way. But thinking on it,

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it's going to benefit wildlife. Around 1.7 million hectares in

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Scotland is covered in people tweet peat land. Covering it will take a

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while but should have a significant impact on our climate change

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targets. A revamp of Aberdeen's Union Terrace

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Gardens has been approved. The project will see better access

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to the sunken park in the city centre as well as a cafe

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and gallery space. In 2012 a ?120 million proposal

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from businessman Sir Ian Wood to raise the level of the park

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was scrapped by the council. A Glasgow-based artist

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has won this year's Gareth Reid beat off competition

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from 54 other artists to win His prize was a commission to paint

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the TV presenter Graham Norton During the process,

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the pair discovered Reid - who's originally from Belfast

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- teaches life drawing Environment set job well for this

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kind of competition where you are drawing in front of a lot of people

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within a time frame as well. That's the kind of day job, it helped. The

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greatest part of it was never mind meeting Graham Norton and everything

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which was great, but to have that picture in a national collection is

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just the icing on the cake. Motherwell have appointed Stephen

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Robinson as their new manager The 42-year-old from

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Northern Ireland had been interim boss since the sacking

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of Mark McGhee last month. Robinson's had one win and one

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defeat in his two matches in charge. St Johnstone visit

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Fir Park on Saturday. Coatbridge boxer Ricky Burns

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will defend his world super-lightweight title

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against Namibia's Julius Indongo next month, but BBC Scotland has

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been to his Essex training base to see what it takes to get

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ready for such a clash. It provided a snapshot

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of the intense physical and mental preparation required before stepping

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into the ring in Glasgow in April. Early morning and Ricky Burns is

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hundreds of miles from home. It's the first of many gut-wrenching runs

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in the streets of Brentwood NSX. 12 weeks, that's how long I usually

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come down for. Maybe a week or two weeks and then home for a weekend.

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You are training to three times a day so you have no time for anything

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else so it's good being down here because you are away from all the

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distractions. First test of the day, the dreaded triangle. Just under 1.2

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kilometres, there are some hills involved as well. You do it once,

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get unaddressed, go again, and another minutes rest, that's the way

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they like to work it. The camp is run by trainer Tony Simms. Is good

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to work with, he's the ultimate professional. He loves training,

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always doing the right thing, always eats well. He lives well. He trains

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really hard. Back, had breakfast, just chilled out for a couple of

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hours and now we are on our way to the gym for the second session. Once

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that's done, same again, same routine, home, chill out for a bit

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and then back to the gym tonight. The intense training programme is

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geared towards victory and unification of the WBA and IBF light

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welterweight titles. Expecting a hard fight, big tall southpaw, big

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long-range, but if it all goes to plan I'm up for that. Every minute

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counts in Ricky Burns preparations, the big fight in Glasgow on the 15th

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of April. The gloves are off for the forecast because we are expecting

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some snow? In the hills, don't get excited. It

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was not too bad today, some sunshine around, cloudy conditions for many,

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the atmosphere at a picture from our weather watcher. High-pressure to

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the south, low pressure to the north, warm sector conditions

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meaning it will be a wild night, -- mild night. Quite breezy around the

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West Coast, light rain and drizzle across the north-west and at times

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elsewhere as well. Some hill fog and perhaps some mist and Mark around

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the coast. The overnight temperatures in towns and cities

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around 7-9dC for many so quite mild. That's how we start tomorrow, a mild

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and fairly cloudy morning with some outbreaks of rain. As we head

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towards lunchtime the wet weather turning heavier and more persistent

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so a soggy lunch and early afternoon but it is clearing through,

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brightening up behind it but also turning colder. Let's look at

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mid-afternoon, still across parts of Lanarkshire, Lothian and Borders

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still quite cloudy and wet but further west towards part of Galilee

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and ears are drying up, some sunshine. North of the central belt

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it's pretty bright, some sunshine but it will be thoroughly blustery,

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temperatures falling away. It's going to feel chilly, and the snow

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as well but it's in the hills and mountains. As we head through

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towards the evening, the rain clears, it remains breezy and

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showery and further wintry conditions across high ground.

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Looking ahead towards the end of the week on Friday still fairly breezy

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and then we have this area of rain edging and from the Atlantic. Let's

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take a closer look, for the central belt and South it's pretty wet and

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great, further north some sunshine but where we have the wet weather it

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will be quite cold, 4-6dC, breezy as well in the south-west. That's the

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forecast. Now, a reminder of

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tonight's main news. The Prime Minister claims Scotland

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will be leaving the European Union regardless of whether or not

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we vote for independence. Meanwhile the SNPs Westminster

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leader Angus Robertson told Theresa May she was breaking

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promises to secure a UK-wide The Chancellor Philip Hammond has

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been forced into a U-Turn over last week's budget plan to increase

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National Insurance contributions It follows a backlash both

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inside and outside parliament. I'll be back with the headlines

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at 8pm and the late bulletin just Until then, from everyone

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on the team - right across the country -

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have a very good evening.

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