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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me


Nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces disciplinary action.


It's claimed she concealed her temperature at an Ebola screening


when she returned to the UK from Sierra Leone.


From dust to development - 1,000 new council houses will be


built in Lanarkshire, helping the thousands


Don't get on with my life in that year-and-a-half. I was stuck in


waiting an trying to get somewhere. I was stuck in waiting an trying


to get somewhere. We'll be looking at how it should


help tackle the housing shortage. Also on the programme. Why people


from ethnic minorities in Scotland are more likely to live


in overcrowded accommodation, It's a massive night for Eilidh


Doyle adds she prepares for her first Olympic final. It comes from


the audience tonight, ladies and gentlemen. And we catch up with the


comedians trying to sell their shows on the Edinburgh Fringe.


Nurse Pauline Cafferkey is facing charges that she concealed


the fact that she had a high temperature when she returned


to the UK from working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.


Ms Cafferkey is expected to appear before a hearing of the Nursing


Our social affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson has


We knew she was under investigation. It was in March last year that she


appeared before the Nursing and Midwifery Council to decide if she


could continue to practise as a nurse while other investigations


went on. They were into allegations that she was unwell when she began


her journey back to the UK, from Sierra Leone in Africa, and obscured


her symptoms. Remember she was in Sierra Leone treating patients who


were suffering from the Ebola virus epidemic out there. When she


returned home in December of 2014, she quickly became unwell, she was


treated at the Royal Free Hospital she quickly became unwell, she was


in London in specialist isolation conditions and although she was


declared free of the virus, she subsequently had a relapse, although


she is now well, we understand. What exactly are the charged that she is


facing? We, public health officials were monitoring everybody coming


back into the UK, into Heathrow Airport from an Ebola zone, in 2014


and 15. It is alleged that Pauline Cafferkey knew she had a raised


temperature. That is one of the signs of the virus, when she came


back into the UK and she took Paracetamol to depress the


temperature. The NMC has drafted charges reflecting this, but it says


it has received new evidence from Ms Cafferkey which it is considering.


They have apologised to her, today they put briefly the charges she is


facing on their website, in advance of a disciplinary panel next month.


They have taken them down, they have apologised. They will be examining


her fitness to practise as a nurse, in a statement, she said this


evening that she hoped that after the case has been examined by the


panel, the matter will finally be at an end. Thank you.


Most of us used to live a home owned by the council,


but for years the number of council houses in Scotland has been falling.


Now plans have been announced for what's thought to be the biggest


council housing development in Scotland for decades


So is council housing on the way back?


Here's our local government correspondent Jamie McIvor.


Thank you. David and Eileen have moved into a brand-new council


house. Eileen has been house bound since she had an accident. The new


house is making a big difference to them The house for start, they have


wider doors which helps... Me getting about in my wheelchair. And


the bathroom is a massive size, there is no problem getting in. The


15 floor in the last tower block. Their old home was at the top of a


tower block. The once in is where a tower block used to stand. I seen it


getting exploded as well. The tower dominated this part of


Motherwell for nearly 50 years. Tower blocks and housing schemes


defined Scotland's urban landscape. The plan in North Lanarkshire is


very different. The plan isn't for massive new housing estates, instead


the council is talking about maybe building ten new houses in one place


and 15 somewhere else, all adding to existing communities. It is


important the council does not build big estates with these new houses.


They should be small groups of house, 15-20. Campaigner says the


investment is welcome but 12,000 are still on the waiting list. And


across Scotland it is more than ten times that number. There is 150,000


people on waiting litss for a home in Scotland. To put that in


perspective, that is like filling Hampden three times over. We know


that last year there was about 35,000 people made homeless


application, in Scotland, so there is a real housing crisis in


Scotland. Nationally the Scottish Government wants 50,000 affordable


homes built over the lifetime of this Parliament. 35,000 of them for


rent by councils or housing association, the right to buy


council houses was established recently so council houses now stay


council houses. Joe knows what it is like to be in a housing waiting


list. He stayed with friends for more than a year. Sofa to sofa with


bag, my clothes in bags, just really couldn't really get on with my life


during that kind of year-and-a-half. Back in Motherwell, the Irvines are


enjoying their new home and while today's announcement is significant,


nationally, council housing will never be as important again as it


once was. This is all about how councils and others can help solve


BBC Scotland has learnt that the Chief Executive


of Aberdeen City Council excluded herself from an investigation


into the way senior managers handled the baby ashes scandal.


Angela Scott commissioned a secret report, but didn't include herself


Our reporter Kevin Keane is at the council's headquarters now.


Well, it is very surprising, and many people are surprised by it,


because the impression that has been given and certainly some people have


been stating is that this secret report covers senior managers, right


up to the very top, but not very long ago we managed to get from the


council the terms of reference set out by the chief executive, and it


was from the crematorium manager, the person who was sacked, up to the


director, the under fire director who is on annual leave. It did not


include the chief executive herself, or any of her predecessors, now the


explanation for that is that the chief executive was not specifically


criticised in previous reports about this issue and that is why she was


excluded but of course, remember, an external person has been brought in


to carry out this review and the presumption by many is that was


because that would enable them to investigate all levels of managers.


One councillor has said this evening that it is wrong that the most


senior manager who sets the culture of the organisation has been


excluded, and the father, we heard from earlier this week, stated that


it is surprising because it was meant to be an open and transparent


investigation looking at everything. Thank you.


People from ethnic minorities in Scotland are four times more


likely than the general population to live in overcrowded


accommodation, according to research published today.


They are also twice as likely to be poor and out of work.


But the Scottish Government says it's working to eradicating racism.


He came to Glasgow from Afghanistan, as a 21-year-old. Back in 2001,


teenage boy or a young boy, alone with no family support, for me the


priority was my first of all need to know the people, the culture, the


language, settle here. He took an accountancy degree but...


When I qualified unfortunately the country was hit by recession, or


unemployment, the entire country, but being a member of ethnic


minority group, we are more disadvantaged. It was difficult for


me, difficult for the public, but more difficult for me, to get


employment, or full-time employment at the time. Today's report says in


2013 more than 13% of ethnic minority people were unemployed


compared with nearly 7% for the minority people were unemployed


general population. Population. Ethnic minority people were twice as


likely poor and 12% of ethnic minority households live in


overcrowded accommodation, that is four times the rate for white Scots.


We have known the overcrowding issue for 20 year, we are bringing the


whole pile of information together, to hold a mirror up to Scotland, and


place a challenge to local Government, central Government, the


NHS, we have known the problems for a long time, we really need action


on this now. The Scottish Government says racism


has no place in Scotland. It says it already has ground-breaking policies


in place. Through a framework we will undertake and are currently


undertaking a range of actions to address inequality and race


inequality in Scotland, because race inequality in disadvantage any form


is unacceptable. Back at the two bedroom flat he shares with his wife


and their five children, Abdul is making plans for their future in


Scotland. My oldest one is getting 11 years of age. I don't want him to


be unemployed, I don't want him to be treated differently, so I want


him to have success in the life like any other children, the children


they are, are the same school, class together.


The inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiaso could lead


to criminal prosecutions, according to the judge


The probe, chaired by Lord Hardie, has just started to gather evidence


It is just around the corner from here, this tram stop at St Andrew


ice square that Lord harry and the team have been sifting through


millions of documents and for the first time talking to members of the


public about how they were affected by the upheaval and disruption of


the Edinburgh trams project. In fact he reminded us today there is a


chance to come forward, if you have a contribution to make to his


investigation. His job, of course, to find out how the project went so


badly wrong. You will recall those months of structure, the dug up


streets, the dispute between the council and contractors that went o


on for years in fact. His job to find out why it ended up costing


over three-quarters of a billion pounds to deliver half the line. He


said today the scope of the inquiry goult be able to determine criminal


or financial liability, but he did say that the evidence it uncovered


and its findings could be used by the Crown Office and the Lord


Advocate to bring about prosecutions should they want to do so. In the


meantime of course, it is up to him to get to the bottom of what went


wrong, we are into the tenth month of this inquiry. It has cost ?3.7


million of public money, and we still are a long way off finding out


the answers as to what happened. Salvors working to refloat


a drilling rig aground in the Western Isles say they plan


to attach a second towline today. It's also hoped that tens


of thousands of diesel fuel onboard the Transocean Winner will be


transferred to a different section of the structure to prevent any more


leaking into the sea. At the Olympics there


have been more Scottish competitors in action today,


as Team GB continue Eilidh Doyle, formerly


Eilidh Child, goes in the final There's also Scottish interest


in the golf. In Rio for us this evening


is our Olympics reporter Jane Lewis. Thank you. We will bring you news of


a great day on the golf course for that Scottish golfer, let us look


ahead to a massive night for Eilidh Doyle. She goes in the final of the


400 metres #4urdles final. It is her first Olympic final. Here are two


quay questions, can she win, get a medal and the second one, how is she


feeling right now? To get some insight into that, a short time ago


I spoke to the former Scotland and British 400 metre runner Alison


Curbishley. I never had a final, but yes, without doubt, she hasn't made


it easy for herself, she had to go through as a fastest loser, no


athlete wants to do that, her lane draw isn't as good as she would have


hoped. But she is in the final, she has a lane. Lane one, it will be


tough, but she has had so much confidence that she has got to be


able to harness, she has beaten a lot of these girls not necessarily


got the quickest time lining up but she has got the chance. Do you think


she has a realistic chance? You talk about the fact she has done it in


Diamond Leagues but this is the Olympics? She is up against a


reigning World Champion, who is looking close back to her best,


Mohammed from America is outside, the two lanes outside her, the


favourite. A good second and a bit ahead of everyone. It's the minor


medals. As long as she can nail her start, and her stride pattern from


lane one there is a bronze there for her. She did that in the semi, we


have seen her stuttering to the ends n the semi it was almost perfect.


Technically, yes, the only questions were her coming off the barrier and


started -- starting to fade. An adrenaline surge from being in the


final, the backing of Malcolm ao told in who has been there and done


it, he has a wealth of knowledge, he will be calming her down.


Tay Road Bridge bridge. Tie Other Scottish interests in the athletics,


crystal Ha wrecks goes in the finals of the 1500 MRSA.


Tonight great news from the golf course and a brilliant second day


for Scottish golf Erika treenia Matthew. She started after the first


round on level par but she has played out of her skin. Finished a


short time ago, her second round, 5-under. Three shots off the leader


who is Steacy Lewis of the USA. So, a traffic day for Scottish


golfer, Catroina Matthew there. Let's hope that sets the tone for


this evening, a massive night lies ahead for Eildh Doyle. She goes in


her first Olympic final. Fingers crossed for her. Fingers crossed


indeed. Thank you. It's 50 years today since


the Tay Road Bridge opened. At the time it was the longest


crossing of its kind in the UK. The bridge brought huge benefits


to the people of Dundee and Fife, but as Andrew Anderson reports,


for some that first day - it's 50 and the flags are flying


once again, as it did when the Tay Road Bridge bridge opened. The Queen


Mother was driven over the UK's longest road bridge. Nearly 1.5


miles connecting Dundee and the north of Fife. The bridge was and


remains vital to those communities It provides access to other


infrastructure, such as hospitals. Incredibly important and we carry


2,000 vehicles a day. To be able to create that link it's marvellous.


The coming of the bridge meant the passion of the Fifees, the ferries


that for decades, crossed the Tay. Margaret wliegt's father had been a


ferry captain. On the day the bridge opened, they watched from here as


the last ferry sailed. My dad was opened, they watched from here as


able to throw the last rope on to the boat before it took off, yes. It


must have been a really poignant moment. It must have been, yes.


Building this bridge last tleed years, with the labours of hundreds


of men. -- lasted three years. It took their sweat as well as blood


and tears. This modest memorial on the Fife side commemorates the five


men who died during the building of the bridge. Three were killed in one


accident in 1965. This man, John McQueen had swapped his shift with


another work. Better Smith's wife was ill. He had gone home to be with


her. He was killed when it should have been me. It must have been a


shock. It brings the hair up on the back of nigh neck, yet. It really


does. I think about them every November. The bridge now carries


nearly five times the traffic it did when it opened. 9 million vehicles a


year. When bridges are designed they typically of a design life of what


engineers call, 120 years we are only 50 into it. With maintenance


and inspection, there is no reason why it can't go on forever. We could


be back here in another 50 years. And now the home-based sporting news


now. With Celtic on the verge of


qualifying for the Champions League, their manager Brendan Rodgers


admits his team is far However, Brendan Rodgers


is praising their character and ability after beating


Hapoel Beer Sheva of Israel 5-2 in the first leg of their


final qualifying tie. The message from the Celtic fans was


clear and the team, it appears, took it to heart. Under the guidance of


Brendan Rodgers, Celtic looked like a team keen to make amends for two


years without Champions' League football. By half-time, following a


polished and at times scintillating display, they had one foot in the


group stage. Only for a familiar failing to rear


its head. We conceded two poor goals. A little bit of inexperience.


Then there is a question asked of you - there will be periods that


come under pressure. It is having the checkpoints in place it stay


calm, get control of the game and look to shift the momentum again.


Like I say, they are nowhere near the finished article yet in terms of


where I want them to be but I think they look a really exciting team,


full of character. Both those attributes were to the foreas Celtic


recovered their composure. Taking command of the tie once more,


perhaps an indication that the new manager has instilled a new mind


set. It is up here the mentality that sometimes gets you here. You


can have the tactical ability, we can talk about it all day but if you


can get the mind right perform at this level under intense pressure,


that's what matters. That's the difference between the top players


and the aevenl players. Rodgers and his players won't believe the hype


just yet but this was a big step towards mixing once more with


Europe's elite. The man at the top of


Scottish Rugby Union says Gregor Townsend as the next national


team coach, the man who lead Glasgow Warriors to the Pro12 league


title may have been tempted The SRU's chief executive also told


us he knows who he wants to take Here are the two main characters in


this story so star. Scotland head coach, Vern Cotter and the man who


will replace him, Glasgow Warriors head coach, Gregor Townsend. As we


understand why, we need to introduce a third man, their boss. He says


Townsend is being promoted because otherwise, he might be lost to


Scottish rugby. I think he felt it was probably in his interest to get


experience elsewhere, rather than stay at Glasgow for what would have


been six or seven years. His view was, if it is not now, I think I


want to move on and we expected that and there's tonnes of interest. Our


view was he was ready. Was Cotter ready to leave? And did he have any


say in the matter? We never had that conversation. It was a case of this


is what Scotland needed. We took the view and did our due diligence that


this was the right time. We had a coach that was ready. Probably the


most outstanding coach of his generation and this was the right


time for us to make that move. With Townsend moving, who'll move into


his job at the Pro 12 team Glasgow Warriors? We have movers on the


market and are confident to be able to announce a highly successful


coach. You know this person? We do. And that person is... Sorry, at the


moment I don't know. As soon as I do know, I'll tell you.


Just a few days after becoming the first player to defend


an Olympic Mens Singles title, Andy Murray cruised


through his first round match at the Cincinatti Masters.


Murray beat Juan Monaco in straight sets, 6-3,


6-2 as he began preparations for the US Open.


He plays South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the next round.


Some of the best-known comedians in the country started their careers


Robin Williams, Steve Coogan and John Cleese have


And despite being regarded as one of the toughest places to play,


there's no shortage of volunteers this year.


Our arts correspondent Pauline McLean found a vantage point


above the Royal Mile to talk to two Scottish comedians


Hello. We are up here. We are avoiding everything that is


happening. Escaping the Mele that is the Fringe and the Royal Mile at


this time where thousands of shows are being sold and marketed. Almost


one-third of them at the Fringe are comedy shows, and two belong to


Susan Calman Daniel. Tell us what the Fringe means to you. You started


here, this is where it began? Yes, I started when I was 16, I think. I


did some weird awful comedy course, which if you want to get into


stand-up don't ever do. First years, I sold fliers up and down here. Did


you have big audiences? Yes it worked I had a lunch time show h 12.


45. We got people in their lunch breaks and harassed them until they


came to the show. They enjoyed it. When did you first start coming? My


tenth year, my first anniversary, like Daniel I started off fliering


in the Royal Mile. Unlike Daniel no-one came to my first show for a


whole month. It was terrible. Things have got better. I remember coming


here in the '80s when my sister was a student and thinking it was the


most exciting place in the world to. Perform here I think it is the most


amazing thing possible as a comedian, it is tough. Tough, the


comedy circuit is tough but you are putting yourself through it. It


makes you a better comedian. If you have a bad gig, you don't have time


to worry about it, you have to get back on stage the next night. You


have to keep going throughout illness and stress. If you are a


comedian here, it makes you better for the future I think doing one


season here is the equivalent as two years on the circuit. You don't have


someone opening for you or on after you. You have to keep their


attention from 15 minutes to an hour. It is all on you, it is where


you develop a personality on stage. Well thank you very much. Good luck


with the best of the Fringe run. I guess we better head back down there


again. That's Pauline McClean there. Now


let's get the weather from Christopher.


Good evening, a another lovely day for many parts of the country, but


there is comang afoot. Low pressure on the way in through the next few


days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday bringing bands on rain, heavy


showers and some strengthening winds as well. That's what is to come.


This is what has been. If we just get rid of the demroeb, you can see


it was pretty decent weather across the south-west. Blue skies there in


South Ayrshire, early 20s, 22, 23. But as we head through the course of


the evening, we will see some low cloud and misreforming across the


north-east. And indeed you can see on the chart there. It should be a


dry night. Tomorrow, it starts dry, some


sunshine further north that you are, looking south-west, the cloud


building and rain arrives. That's that low pressure system we just


saw. If we pull out we can see it pushing its way across Ireland,


bricking this band of rain in across the south-west and the rain moving


north, north-eastwards through the day. Turning wet through the central


belt by early afternoon, and certainly by mid-afternoon across


the south, the winds heavy and persistent. Winds fresher around the


coast from the east to south-east. Dundee, Aberdeen still dry. Fairly


cloudy. Towards Inverness and north-west sunshine in store andself


tours could still be up to 22. Dry for Orkney and shelt land. Cloud and


brightness. For the rest of the evening the wet weather working


northwards reaching most parts of the mainland and heavy showers


following. Certainly that's the weekend's weather really. Heavy rain


with us across Orkney and Shetland, behind it for a time in the


mainland. Some showers. Some thunder in the mix, difficult to pinpoint


where they will be but cater for one or two heavy downpours at time. If


you get the sunshine it'll be humid, certainly not a write-off but cater


for one or two heavy Nurse Pauline Cafferty has been


accused of concealing that she had a high temperature when coming back


from Sierra Leone. That's it from us until the 10.00


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