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Theresa May has ruled out a points-based system to


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


A shop owner from Clydebank admits murdering the teenager Paige Doherty


after stabbing her dozens of times in a frenzied attack.


Only John Leathem comic is the only individual who knows what went on in


that shop that morning, and while he has told the court his reasons for


what happened only he will truly know what happened that morning.


A child has died after an e-coli outbreak,


which health officials have linked to a South Lanarkshire cheese maker.


We'll have a series of special reports on the impact of Brexit


as the First Minister calls for a coalition with UK


ministers who want to preserve links with Europe.


And after battling back from injury, a hat-trick from Robert Snodgrass


helps Scotland to victory over Malta, in their World Cup qualifier.


A 32-year-old shop owner from Clydebank is facing a life


sentence after he admitted murdering teenager Paige Doherty


The 15-year-old suffered more than 140 separate


She'd stopped off at the deli to buy her breakfast,


Paige Doherty was one month shy of her 16th birthday. She lived with


her family in Clydebank and had a part-time job at a hairdressers. On


Saturday, 19th March, she was on her way there when she went into the


Delicious Denly to buy a roll. Ten minutes later she was dead, stabbed


more than 60 times. Friends and family raised the alarm that might


win she had not turned up at work. An intense police investigation got


win she had not turned up at work. under way with huge support from the


local community. Her badly injured body was discovered two days later,


yards from the busy great Western Road. A passer-by had seen legs


protruding from the undergrowth. Two days after that John Leathem was


arrested. CCTV pictures shown in court today told the story of how he


had tried to cover up his crime. Minutes after the murder he pulled


down the shutters on his business and was seen running in and out of


neighbouring shops. He bought antibacterial wipes, bin bags and


bleach. Further footage saw him driving away from the premises, the


lifeless body of the teenager in the car boot. Then the court heard he


had the body in his garden shed and went back to work. The next day he


took his wife and baby girl on a family outing to the shores of Loch


Lomond. On Monday it was business as usual. Today the QC for the defence


told the court John Leathem was just an ordinary, normal person. John


Leathem's account of what had happened was that the pair had gone


into the back office to talk about the prospect of him giving her a


job. When he did not instantly offer her the job he said Paige threatened


to tell people he had touched her. They both stood up, he grabbed a


knife, friends and evidence shows the teenager suffered over 140 wins,


many defensive. We want to know what happened but perhaps more important


for the family of Paige are the questions that haven't been


answered. Only John Leathem is the only individual who knows what went


on in that shop that morning and while he has told the court his


reasons for what happened only he will truly know what happened that


morning. Paige's family say they will never get over what happened.


Her grandmother described her as an all-round good goal, kind, selfless


person. The judge told John Leathem it had been a savage frenzied attack


on a child. She deferred sentence until next month. Sally McNair,


Reporting Scotland, Glasgow. A child, who was receiving treatment


during an outbreak of the E.Coli 0157 bug in south


Lanarkshire has died. The child was among 20


confirmed cases of infection, which has been linked to a local


cheese manufacturer. Our Social Affairs Correspondent


Reevel Alderson is here now. Reevel, what do we know


about the child who's died? We don't know very much, David, we


don't know if it was a boy or a goal or where he or she died. The child's


family has asked for privacy at this difficult time for obvious reasons


so we are not even getting a statement from them. What is more,


we don't know whether the child was one of the 11 people in that


outbreak of 20 treated at hospital for this E. Coli 0157 bug. Health


Protection Scotland which has been investigating the outbreak says all


the cases were recorded in the first couple of weeks of July. Since then


there have been no new cases, it has now closed its investigation and has


begun to draw together all the evidence it has collated into a


report which will come out in the next six months or so but it does


say that epidemiological investigations identified this type


of blue cheese as the most likely outbreak source and that is


manufactured in south Lanarkshire. What has the cheese company said?


Nothing today. The manager said to us that they would be making no


further comment at all. A couple of weeks ago the set of very strong


statement on their own website, a very strong rebuttal of all the


allegations made against it, they said they could not understand why


health protection Scotland had linked its cheese to this outbreak.


It said that none of its Jesus, when tested, had proved positive for E.


Coli, and it said, their conclusion was that the outbreak was more


likely to have been caused by something with a shorter shelf life


than its cheese, all by not food at all, David. Reevel, many thanks.


The First Minister has offered to help build a "coalition"


with like-minded Ministers in the UK Government who want to preserve


links with the European Union - especially the single


Nicola Sturgeon told BBC Scotland she was ready to work with those


who acknowledged that leaving the single market would be


The Scottish Secretary David Mundell stressed that the UK


government would take the lead in Brexit negotiations.


This from our political editor Brian Taylor.


I think I should get a job here. Making her mark Nicola Sturgeon


visits Alexander Dennis in Falkirk whose buses and coaches sold


globally. She sees the European single market is vital to protect


Scotland's trade links. She would prefer Scotland to stay in the EU


but is willing to preserve as much as possible through UK negotiations


including full membership of the single market. Can there be a


coalition across the UK that gets the UK Government into a more


sensible position? I think that is worth a good try.


Theresa May, I don't know but she was indeed Remain side, presumably


she knows the real risks of removal from the single market. Let's try


not getting the UK into the best position because that in my view


would be continued ownership of the EU but let's get the UK as a whole


into the least worst position, staying in the single market. The


Prime Minister faces worldwide staying in the single market. The


warnings, Japan says accessing the single market is important for


Japanese firms in Britain. The UK Government says it is open to ideas


from Scotland, within limits. Of course the First Minister,


responsible for devolved issues in Scotland has a very, very important


role in formulating that position but there is not a veto in relation


to that because of course, we have Scotland as two governments in terms


of formulating the position and speaking for Scotland as a whole.


Mentalist urgencies three elements to this debate. She wants to


contribute to UK Brexit talks. She wants separately to protect Scottish


interests like university stashed Nicola Sturgeon sees three elements.


Then the third option, independence. The cabinet minister with specific


responsibility for exiting the European Union has said


there will be a FULL assessment of the impact of Brexit


on the Scottish economy. David Davis told MPs he would be


visiting Scotland soon to discuss in more detail how leaving the EU


will work in practice. Our political correspondent,


David Porter is at Westminster So, David do we know any more


about Brexit will mean? For those MPs wanting chapter and


verse on how Brexit will work, the ins and outs, I am reminded tonight


of that catchphrase by the late entertainer, Paul Daniels, they like


what they could a little but not a lot! I say that because there simply


wasn't enough detail from David Davis for them. He said Brexit would


lead to the UK leaving the European Union. No surprise there. No one at


Westminster would have been surprised by that. There was no


detail on the timing or the negotiation strategy, that will all


come for another day. It was quite interesting that directly addressing


the SNP benches, Mr Davies said that no part of the UK would have veto on


the Brexit process. He also said he would be going to Scotland soon and


that he would be looking at the impact of Brexit on all areas of the


UK, including Scotland. In March the Secretary of State for Scotland


stated that access to the single market of 500 million people reduces


costs the Scottish businesses by removing barriers to the export


market currently worth around ?11.6 billion. Can I ask what evaluation


he himself has made on the impact of exiting the EU to the Scottish


economy? She's right, that's the kind of thing we have to assess and


we will, and carefully, because, I beg your pardon, I intend to deliver


on our undertaking that we will make sure that this outcome serves all


parts of the UK. And if you needed any example of how Brexit is


dominating politics at Westminster, while that statement was going on


elsewhere in the palaces of Westminster there was a discussion


about a second EU referendum. More than 4 million people have signed an


online petition saying they would like a second referendum. It gave


MPs a chance to give their views but it will not happen, speaking in


China at the G20's it Theresa May has said there will be no second EU


referendum, Brexit is coming and it will happen -- at the G20's it.


Thank you, David Porter at Westminster.


While every Scottish local authoirty Scotland voted to remain


in the European Union, not every region produced


Moray voted only narrowly to stay, producing the closest referendum


Jackie O'Brien's been back there to find out if voters


Moreover, the land of whiskey, farming and fishing, is now also


famed for becoming Scotland's most divided region over Europe. In the


EU referendum a little over half of Moret voters voted to remain, with


the Leave campaigning losing by only 122 votes. In spite of the mood


music at this engine is keep fit class that still no regrets about


breaking up with Brussels. I don't feel European. I feel a corrupt


self-serving dishonest deceitful lot they are. Yet next door the position


and pace is different. We live in a global world, and we need to live as


a global citizen and to cut yourself off as a little island is a


disaster. Most of this group wanted to Remain but the future is even


more unclear for those migrated to Moret for a better way of life. It


is a little worrying because we don't know what to do, are we going


back home,? Most of those aboard for the local Leave campaign was found


in the coastal communities of the area and the demise of the local


fishing industry was a key factor in that decision. This fisherman,


Douglas Innis, is one of many from his industry who voted to leave,


believing the decision will bring some buoyancy back to the sector. We


get 20% of the EU fishing quota, if we were in charge of more that it


would be a growth industry. What you see now is a ghost town. Before the


EU it wasn't, in the EU now it is. It speaks for itself. The people of


Moret may remain split but they share the same interest in finding


out exactly what Brexit will bring. Jackie O'Brien, Reporting Scotland,


Moret. And how will Brexit affect


Scotland's tourist industry? EU nationals have been among


the most loyal and lucrative visitors, but a recent survey


suggested that more than a quarter would be LESS likely to holiday


here, because of the vote to leave. The industry is particularly


important to the economy of the Highlands from where


Craig Anderson reports. Another tourist cruise heads up blog


is with visitors from around the globe delighting in the dramatic


scenery and desperate to catch a glimpse of the elusive resident of


the lock. This summer hotels and other historic attractions have


reported a bumper season but while tills ringing so our alarm bells. In


the short term it is extremely good as far as the tourism industry is


concerned, however, in the long term, we don't know what is going to


happen and this is where the big? Regarding tourism generally is


concerned, we are entering very, very uncertain times. There are no


decisions being made, no indication of decisions being made, future


planning has been put on the back burner at the moment in time. There


are fears of the attitude of potential EU tourists. Will they now


turned their backs on us, as one poll has suggested? It's not


unreasonable the people on the continent to feel miffed with the


result of the EU vote. Effectively, we said, we don't want to play, so


therefore of course a number of people will say, if you don't want


to be part of our great economic experiment, then we don't want to


come on holiday to your country. Tourists coming to our shores is one


side of the coin. Increasingly the staff serving them in the cafes and


making beds in hotels are from the EU states and many of those are


astonished at the UK's Brexit vote. I was so sad. Everybody was sad in


work, our manager, John, was sad, so, I think it is not only about us.


I think it's about the Scottish people as well, about leaving the


European Union. Experts say foreigners seasonal workers and


other backbone of the tourist industry here. There will be two


sets of losers, first, the young dynamic people from places like the


Czech Republic but also my friends the hotel owners and managers here


in the North of Scotland. And it will be difficult for them to


replace the staff from other sources. More than ten weeks since


replace the staff from other the vote, the tourist trade is still


trying to work out what exactly Brexit means for them. Craig


Anderson, Reporting Scotland, Loch Ness.


Our political editor, Brian Taylor is at Holyrood.


Brian, Brexit is turning into a long, drawn-out process. Where do we


stand tonight? Business generally hates uncertainty and there is


frustration about the evident lack of answers so far. One opposition MP


shouted, "Is that it?", after David Davis sat down in the Commons having


delivered his principal statement on the question. Partly that is


rerunning the referendum battle, in Scotland it is revisiting the


independence question, but this is a fiendishly complex and complicated


issue, untangling 40 years of connections with the European Union.


But it does not mean that the eventual outcome will be either


intrinsically bad or intrinsically good, but it does mean it is


complex. We have had two months of consideration so far and we have got


more than two years to go in which to consider the details. Politics,


like truth, is rarely pure and never simple.


And Scotland 2016 returns this evening after its summer break.


Yes, we are back. Tonight it's all about Brexit. Will it be a hard or a


soft exit from the EU? Just how much influence can Scotland have over the


deal that is eventually hammered out? I will be asking the new


minister whose job it will beat you negotiate with the UK Government.


Join me on BBC Two from 10:30pm. You're watching BBC


Reporting Scotland. A deli owner faces a life sentence


after pleading guilty to the murder 33 Scots in the British team


make their final preparations before First, let's have a look at other


stories from across the country. Police have arrested


a woman following the death Officers were called


to Ballantrae Terrace in the north of the city,


yesterday afternoon, They found 36-year-old Marie Low


in the street with serious injuries. It's understood she'd


suffered stab wounds. An episode of Crimewatch tonight


is to profile the case of a West Dunbartonshire teenager


who was murdered 20 years ago. Caroline Glachan was 14


when she was brutally attacked. Her body was found on the banks


of the River Leven in 1996. Now, two decades on from her death,


Police Scotland will make a fresh televised appeal


at 9 o'clock on BBC One. An Aberdeen energy group says


Scotland's first urban community hydro scheme will be generating


electricity later this month. The main part of the device


was lowered into place The scheme's backers expect


the project to generate funds for the local community,


while powering the equivalent The village was established about


three and a half years ago. That's The village was established about


when myself and the other directors moved in. We picked up on this more


or less straightaway. The community behind it from the outset. They are


out today to see it being installed. behind it from the outset. They are


It's a big moment. The bones of a sea creature


which lived in Scotland 170 million years ago have been unveiled


by scientists in Edinburgh. The skeleton was found in Skye


in the 1960s and has been Experts say the conditions are now


in place to carry out further tests The Scotland captain,


Darren Fletcher, says Robert Snodgrass can


help the country qualify The Hull City midfielder missed


the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign through injury but scored


a hat-trick last night in his first game back and Scotland's first match


on the road to Russia. Here's our Senior Football Reporter,


Chris McLaughlin. They say that sometimes fortune


favours the brave. And after battling back from a dislocated knee


and 16 months out, this was part of one man's reward. Goal one of three


in a 5-1 win, haps a little lucky! It was very important to me that I


was fit and ready to go for this campaign. To get the three points


tonight was the main aim but for me on a personal level, to score three


goals and help the lads to try to get the three points is terrific.


This was the moment in 2014 the midfielder crumpled to the pitch in


a match against Queens Park Rangers. It was his debut for new club Hull.


Now a distant memory as his second and third last night helped Scotland


to a convincing win. If his first was fairly fortuitous, his last was


somewhat straightforward. But according to one player turned


pundit, his performance was superb. You had to give him ten out of ten


in your player ratings? I had to think about it because I would have


given him 11! His first chance was not an easy opportunity. He could


have had four goals. But I think all round his performance deserved it


ten out of ten. You get three goals, for a midfield player. You're


playing in those positions, out wide and just off the striker, and


generally his play was outstanding. I think he thoroughly deserved it.


After game one on the road to Russia, this is how Group F looks.


Favourites England are just below Scotland after a very late 1-0 win


away to Slovakia. So, top of the group and a potential banana skin


avoided. Much to celebrate, for some more than others.


Now, we're just 48 hours away from the opening ceremony


There are 33 Scots in the British team,


all making their final preparations before the Games begin.


Amongst them, in athletics, two women at very different stages


Rhona McLeod can tell us more.


The countdown is on for the British Paralympian is at the training camp.


Stef Reid had her foot amputated as a 16-year-old after a boating


accident. She is keen to add to her Paralympic medal collection. So far


a bronze from Beijing and silver in London. There is a huge part of me


that just wants to finish off the collection with a gold. But actually


my very first level, the bronze, I actually lost it for six months! I


had to come to terms with it and I kind of realised that, yes, the


medal is awesome, but the real prize is the journey and how you've


changed as a person. That is not held in the middle, that is held in


me. And fortunately I found the medal! Reid admits it has been a


challenge for her and her support team to be ready on set. How keeps


someone fit who has an artificial lake and a bad back and can't do any


of the things... They've just been so creative. I'm going into these


Games very aware of how grateful I am for that team. -- artificial leg.


16-year-old Maria Lyle from Dunbar has cerebral palsy. She has medalled


at world level and said that athletics has changed her life.


Yellow I wasn't very good at a lot of things! So, like, sport gives me


a lot to do and with my condition, it helps with my movement and gives


you a purpose, which is important in life, I feel. I think any medal


would be great, because not every person has got a Paralympic medal,


so regardless of the colour, I would be over the moon with a medal. The


games begin on Wednesday night and athletics begin on -- begin day one


on Thursday. It's another late night tonight


for Andy Murray fans, as he continues his quest to win


the US Open tennis. He's up against the Bulgarian Grigor


Dimitrov for a place in the last eight of the competition


at New York's Flushing Meadows. Murray got there by beating


the Italian world number 40 Paolo Lorenzi in four


sets over the weekend. This evening's match will start some


time after midnight. Time now for the weather


forecast with Judith. Thank you very much. Very good


evening. It has been unseasonably warm the last few days, and it's


going to be a warm evening as well. Here is a picture from our weather


watchers. Although there is quite a bit of cloud around at the moment,


it is continuing to break up with some late sunshine in the south-west


in particular and across the north-east. A predominantly dry


start to the evening. Patchy rain and drizzle, Misty and murky


conditions across southern Scotland, towards the west coast and central


lowlands. Still windy across the Northern Isles. Look at these


temperatures, incredibly mild and humid for the time of year, 17 or 18


Celsius. In the North, a wee bit lower but still warm feel.


Conditions bright in the north and generally and improving day away


from southern Scotland and the south-west. We have a flow coming in


from the sea, keeping drizzly conditions towards parts of the


south-west, mainly over higher ground. The further north you come,


drier and brighter towards the West. Temperatures looking good, 19, 20


Celsius. Quite windy here. Temperatures of 18 Celsius. Inland


Aberdeenshire and around Inverness, 22 or 23 degrees. Over the borders


and East Lothian, they should see some sunshine and those temperatures


not looking too bad either. Not very much changes as we head towards


tea-time. Cloudy skies for the south-west and injuring tomorrow


night we see another weather front introducing cloudy skies and some


damp conditions. The weather front moves northwards. Dry air moving


through from France, so Wednesday is an improving day. Writers skies


feeding in from the south and it will feel warm. -- brighter skies.


Now, a reminder of tonight's main news...


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


Join Jackie Bird for the latest news headlines, and Glenn Campbell for a special debate with voters quizzing both sides on what the EU referendum means for Scotland.

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