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The Coastguard's search and rescue helicopters in Scotland were due
back in service tonight after safety checks were ordered on their tail
All Sikorsky 92 aircraft - including those working offshore -
Every S92 helicopter around the world spent most
Sikorsky, the manufacturer, issued an alert this morning over
concerns about the aircraft's tail rotor following an incident
in the North Sea last month when an S92 experienced a technical
fault as it was coming in to land on the West Franklin Platform.
Nobody was injured but it left significant gouge marks on the deck.
Operators today were told to carry out immediate safety checks,
taking up to 11 hours per helicopter, before
It will cause concern given the history of helicopters.
I think the delays must be accepted for what they are -
a precautionary measure to ensure it is safe for the guys.
I'd rather put up with a delay than be forced
We've got to make sure the aircraft are safe and get people home safe.
Oil and Gas UK cannot say how many workers have been affected
by the delays today but have described the restrictions
as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the workforce.
There's confusion tonight over Labour's position
In a speech this afternoon, the UK leader Jeremy Corbyn said
Labour is not wedded to the principle of free movement
However, Labour's deputy leader in Scotland says freedom
Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has been
It's the first day back after the break at Holyrood.
The coffee counter is doing a roaring trade as people look
Jeremy Corbyn is looking for a boost too in 2017.
He attempted a Labour leadership relaunch
of movement, a hardening his stance on immigration, hoping to appeal
But this morning, no new restrictions on immigrants.
Ending exploitation of migrant workers.
Ending undercutting of existing paying conditions And enforcing
what is known as the Posting of Workers Directive.
But at the speech in Peterborough, there was a caveat.
We are not wedded to free movement of the EU as a point of principle
but I don't want to be misinterpreted, nor
So, not wedded to and not ruling it out.
And then when asked about work visas for EU citizens...
Jeremy Corbyn may have been hoping to make clear his stance
today on Brexit, but, as you've seen, after a day
of speech-making and interviews, perhaps there needs to be
Scottish Labour were launching their own local government
They set out their position on freedom of movement.
We believe the free movement of labour in Scotland
is good for Scotland, but we understand people's concerns
when they cannot get a house and when they cannot get
appointments at their local hospital or their local GP.
But the answer to that is not to blame free movement of people,
Opponents seized on the possible contradiction.
Jeremy Corbyn appears to be disagreeing with himself.
He billed a major speech about his view of the EU
and against freedom of movement, he is now saying he is not sure
whether he is in favour of it or not but he is in favour
You cannot be in the single market without accepting
Back at the coffee shop, maybe Mr Corbyn is trying
to have his cake and eat it, wanting to mix it up on immigration
Andrew Kerr, Reporting Scotland, Holyrood.
Independence campaigners, who were evicted from a camp outside
the Scottish Parliament, have been refused permission
to appeal the case to the UK Supreme Court.
The IndyCamp group spent almost a year outside Holyrood before
Their bid to appeal the order in the Supreme Court has been thrown
They now say they will submit a written plea, directly
The Jim Clark Rally in the Borders will not go ahead this year.
It has been suspended until the completion of a fatal
accident inquiry into the deaths of three people at the event in May
2014, when a rally car spun off the course.
Organisers say they are "demoralised" by a ruling not
to give a permit for the event due to insurer's concerns.
Household water charges in Scotland are set to rise
by an average of ?6 a year, but will remain among
Scottish Water said an increase in household charges
was being limited to 1.6% for all council tax bands.
This means the average charge for this year and next will be ?357.
It's been just over a week since the first families
received their baby boxes - the scheme where new parents receive
a package of essential items from the Scottish Government.
The initiative is costing ?6 million, but critics believe
Our reporter David Deldy has been finding out
what parents think in Orkney, which is one of the pilot
Little over a week old but already with plenty possessions.
This baby and parents are the first to benefit from a baby box.
We've got clothes in all sizes, newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9.
Over 50 items are included, from clothes to nappies and much more.
We've got books, we've got a play mat.
When he's teething as well. Bath stuff.
And Alicia who is three and a half still loves a good toy in the bath.
When this stuff has been cleared out of the box one of the main ideas
But is that something parents in Orkney have been making use of?
For this baby, it is a no, but it is a different
The parents said the box itself has been handy
For first-time mums there is a lot of things they will need but this
If they were giving it to parents that already had children
they would need to have a scheme that you could return
It is estimated it will cost ?6 million a year to run the scheme.
The Government say it will give every child and equal start
but critics claim there are many parents who do not need
I would like to see the money targeted at those most in need.
I understand the problem with stigmatising certain families
but we need to be more imaginative as to how we deal with that,
can we look at ways where accessing some kind of extra support doesn't
involve lots of difficult form filling or being interrogated?
It is for the child, not for the mums and dads,
Aldi is opening six more stores in Scotland over the next year.
The discount supermarket has plans for new shops
in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as Dumfries and Montrose.
The retailer says it will also continue to grow its range
An amateur sailor who grew up in Scotland has been awarded
the Yachting Journalists' Yachtsman of the Year award.
It comes after he rescued five crew from a stricken vessel
28-year-old Gavin Reid was taking part in a Round-the-World Yacht Race
Despite having no previous sailing experience, and being deaf,
he swam to help rescue four crew from the vessel and a fifth
who had been trapped in the rigging for nine hours.
The Glasgow Rocks basketball team has reached the final
of the British Cup - they play arch-rivals Newcastle
But as well as excelling on the court, the Rocks play
a valuable part off the court too, helping young people to lead
Getting ready for one of the biggest games of the season.
But when the day job is over, Glasgow Rocks mentor school children
and vulnerable young people in themes which can be life-saving.
We will be here talking to you guys about healthy eating,
staying away from smoking and drinking, in order to become
a good athlete and also bouncing back from bad
It can be school, home, sport, I will talk about anything.
Making a mistake is a bad thing - true or false?
The Rocks head coach places great value on his players'
Because you learn from your mistakes.
I think with the amount of time our professional
athletes have in a day, things like that put them
in positions to be role models for these young kids.
I think if you do that, that keeps them going in the right direction
One of the most important things the Rocks said to me
If you drink you can't do a lot of sports.
They tell us not to give up and some things are hard,
you pick yourself up and bounce back.
We come in here with 100% effort and mentality.
We come here to have a positive change on what is going
on and the kids react to us in such a way
Them feeling that, you know strongly about us, thatst poive way,
I think that's the light we want to shone.
The Rocks will look for more medals in Sunday's BBL Cup final.
Time for the weather. Thank you. We are in the midst of
winter. Turning wet and windy at times. There will be some cold are
coming down from the Canadian Arctic which will double as a bitingly cold
spell of weather. The strengthening wind and there is a Met Office
yellow warning in force. Tonight the wind is of concern, could be severe
gales in some places. Possible disruption on ferries and bridges
tomorrow morning. But the winds, a disruption on ferries and bridges
number of squally showers and they will last for most of the day. At
this point, anything wintry is likely over the mountains. For most,
any of those showers will be offering. It will be a windy
morning, temperatures at eight o'clock around 4 degrees or 5
degrees at best, feeling colder in the wind. Through the course of the
model, it remains windy and showery, there will be some sunshine at
times, the drives and write spot is the likes of Aberdeen, Dundee or
East Lothian. Across the UK as a whole, South of the border, pure
East Lothian. Across the UK as a showers, lighter winds, milder, ten
or 11 cells is for central and Southern parts, but for parts of
Northern Ireland, Wales and the North of England, windy with
showers. That is when they cold era begins to bite. As a head through
awards Wednesday evening, those showers, increasingly windy and some
small at low levels. Treacherous conditions on higher road routes but
expect some small at lower levels at times. Because of the showers,
difficult moral where they will happen and with the winds, could be
potential blizzards at times. Firstly, been in the South, edging
northwards. Affecting parts of Central England. We are still under
those wintry windy conditions. Another windy day on Thursday,
showers again will be of snow for some. Before the least, it will be
dry. It will be very cold for all of us. That is the forecast, for now.
Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.
But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around