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This will be at the heart of this review.

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Also on the programme, the nephew of the man

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of Surjit Singh Chokkar, tells a court he heard his uncle

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces a misconduct hearing over claims

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she failed to ensure doctors had correct information

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Take the bus to help the planet - a new report says we must do better

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to cut greenhouse emissions from transport.

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We're at the Camp Nou ahead of tonight Champions' League match.

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The way schools in Scotland are run could be set

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The Scottish Government says it wants to give as much power

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as possible to individual schools, and headteachers.

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It's also planning to create new regional bodies which will work

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Between them, this means local authorities are likely to have

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far less control over the education service.

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In a moment we'll be talking to our education

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correspondent Jamie McIvor, but first, let's hear from the

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Our guiding principle for the way schools is run are simple. Decisions

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should be taken at school level. That will be the presumption and we

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will place it at the heart of the review. We want to empower teaches

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to make the best decisions for children and young people. They have

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the expertise. There will be new educational regions operating above

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local authorities. Would the cabinet Secretary accept this looks like

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centralisation of education? Well our education correspondent

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Jamie McIvor is at the Scottish Jamie just how radical could these

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changes to schools be? It could be significant. Let's talk

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about the things which John Swinney ruled out. He said there will be no

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moves to selective education or grammar schools or formally allowing

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schools to opt out of local authority control. But don't be put

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off by the moderate language of John Swinney, we could be talking about

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radical changes. Especially when it comes to the role of councils. The

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Scottish government would see this as a form of devolution to schools

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and say that by empowering teachers they're more likely to do what is

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best for the school and raise attainment. What is right for one

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school may not be right for a school somewhere else. But there is a

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school may not be right for a school question of the regional education

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school may not be right for a school boards to encourage schools in

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different areas to co-operate and work together. The question is what

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role is left for local authorities? And in this review that will be

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carried out it is going to be for councils to make the case for the

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powers they need to retain. What sort of powers could schools and

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head teachers get and what will it Plean for parent -- mean for

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parents? It is up for discussion. It would be that head teachers could

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take more decisions about what subjects should be available in a

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particular school and about opening hours. That sort of thing may be up

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for discussion now. With that goes the important question of just how

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to ensure that schools remain accountable to parents and the

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community. Thank you. A man has told a court

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that his uncle confessed to the 1998 stabbing of restaraunt worker

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Surjit Singh Chhokar, in Wishaw. Andrew Coulter said Ronnie Coulter

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told him what he had done the night Andrew Black reports

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from the High Court in Glasgow. This was Andrew Coulter's second day

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of evidence. He had said he and his uncle were involved in the theft of

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a giro cheque belonging to Surjit Singh Chhokar. He said his uncle and

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another man went to see Surjit Singh Chhokar in November 1998. The court

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heard a scuffle broke out in which Andrew Coulter hit Mr Surjit Singh

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Chhokar with a bat. Andrew Coulter said later that night he was at his

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uncle Ronny's flat. The prosecution asked how did he appear. He said, I

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don't know, shaken. He was asked, did your uncle say anything to you,

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he said, aye, that he had stabbed Surjit Singh Chhokar. Referring to

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the bat, the defence QC put to it Andrew Coulter he had gone to see M

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Chhokar. He said that he had killed Mr Chhokar. Mr Coulter said he

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didn't and if he had he would have put his hands up to it. Ronny

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Coulter denies murder. The trial continues.

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The disciplinary hearing against nurse Pauline Cafferkey

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who survived Ebola has ruled she did not act

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'dishonestly' by allowing her temperature to be mis-recorded

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during screening at Heathrow airport.

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But the 40-year-old nurse still faces charges of misconduct

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Lisa Summers is at the hearing in Edinburgh.

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Lisa, what's been said about Pauline Cafferkey's actions?

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Pauline calf ackee arrived back home and the screening room was described

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as chaotic. Although her temperature was enough to warrant medical

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attention, somebody in her team has had written it as being 37 degrees.

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After that she said she was feeling unwell and had taken paracetamol.

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But when she went back to the screening area, a doctor cleared her

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to return home to Scotland. Now, the panel here, the conduct hearing has

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agreed she didn't act dishonestly in not declaring her attempt. But

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representatives argued she should be found guilty of misconduct, because

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she did put the public at risk. And what has Miss Cafferkey's

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lawyer been saying? Her lawyer said she should have been

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treated as a patient from the moment she arrived back at Heathrow and it

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was up to officials to make sure the temperature checks were done

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properly. She said despite the chaos of everything that was going on, she

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had disclosed to medics that she was feeling unwell and had taken

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paracetamol. She said her unblemished record demonstrates her

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judgment was impaired because of the symptoms of Ebola. But the panel

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have retired to consider the arguments made by both sides and the

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hearing will continue tomorrow. Thank you.

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Scotland is ahead of the rest of the UK in tackling

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greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from

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But it says the reductions were largely down to the relatively

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warm weather last winter, and adds that in some areas,

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schemes are "largely failing to deliver."

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Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports.

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They're run on hydrogen and create no damaging emissions. But these

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bussings are four times more expensive than conventional ones.

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Aberdeen has the UK's biggest fleet of hydrogen buses, but without

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grants, this quieter technology would not be viable. It uses an

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energy recovery system, so as long as you're planning ahead for a

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traffic light, I can slow the bus down, the passengers won't feel

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anything and I pull smoothly away. This is one way of tackling

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emissions from transport. But with just ten buses, it is a small scale

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answer to a big problem. The report says there has been good progress in

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deploying renewable electricity, but emission from transport are

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unchanged from 1990 and in agriculture the changes have been

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slow. We are aiming at cutting our emissions in the UK by 80% by 2050

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and the Scottish Government has taken this seriously in making its

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contribution. What we have got to do is concentrate particularly on

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transport, where we do have to reduce our emissions. Hydrogen

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transport is good for vehicle emissions, but one problem is

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getting people out of their cars and on to buses like this in the first

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place. So ministers are being urged in the report to better promote

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policies to achieve that aim. It is a global challenge and we are taking

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on the challenge here in Scotland. a global challenge and we are taking

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I'm pleased the fact that we are leading the rest of the UK has been

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recognised, but it makes it tough to keep it going. Scotland is doing

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better than the rest of the UK in tackling climate change, but

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ministers acknowledge more needs to be done and a climate change plan

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will be published over the winter. You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. New powers for head teachers - the

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Government announces plans to change the way schools are run.

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A warning that council spending could be slashed

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A man has been jailed for life for murdering his estranged wife

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in her home in Mid Calder in West Lothian, while their

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Thirty-six year old Erhan Havuhlay-awloo

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strangled Leighanne Cameron, and stabbed her twelve times,

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The judge at the High Court in Glasgow ordered him to serve

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A five year old boy who died after he was knocked down by a van

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in the Shettleston area of Glasgow has been named.

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He was Lennon Toland, who lived at Easterhill Place in Tollcross.

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The accident happened yesterday afternoon.

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The child was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,

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The 62-year-old driver of the transit van was not injured.

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The squeeze on Holyrood's budget is likely to dominate

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the council elections next May, as the amount councillors have

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to spend could be cut by as much as ?1 billion over

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That's one of the findings of a report into Scotland's

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It warns that MSPs face tough decisions on what can

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no longer be afforded, while health and other

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priorities take a larger share of the money available,

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Our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser, joins me now.

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That was before the Brexit referendum made them much more

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Economists at Strathclyde University have set

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out their reckoning on what might happen to Holyrood's budget next

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They've looked at the money that might be

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with spending power falling by 4% over four years.

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At Westminster, the new Chancellor Philip Hammond says he'll 'reset'

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the budget, due to lower growth expected.

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than planned, Holyrood could still see a fall

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Or if he sticks to previous plans, with lower growth, the spending cut

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falls over the next four years by 6%.

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Whichever way you look at it, it's a cut.

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On balance, although the uncertainty is there, we can say with some

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confidence about what the outlook will be for the Scottish budget over

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the next four o' five years. It will be a tough settlement.

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This report looks at the SNP's manifesto at the election

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It promised to increase NHS spending, with more for childcare,

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Together, that's more than half the budget.

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With less available in total, that means a tighter squeeze

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on spending that is not protected, including local councils.

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They could see a cut of at least 10% and up to 17%,

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when they've already seen reduced grants and years of

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With elections in eight months, that ought to focus minds on how

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The school budget reforms set out today by the Scottish government

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demonstrate just how significant that change could be.And along

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The Scottish Government will be responsible for 50% of its budget

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with new commitments and challenges. So pulling this together the context

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of uncertainty around the economy a fragile Scottish economy, relative

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to where it was a couple of years ago and a transfer of new powers,

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make it a challenging time to go through this change.

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To get its Budget approved, the SNP has to gain support

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There's a blame game, perhaps a rough wooing,

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but after this warning, there have to be choices.

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The Chancellor should support the economy, rather than undermine it

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and in terms of Scottish Government, they will have new powers and the

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new powers will be used in a balanced way to grow the economy and

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deliver public service reform and protect households. The onus is on

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the Scottish Government to have measures to grow the economy and tax

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revenues so that public services don't fear the severe cuts they warn

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about in this report. A lot of this depends

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on what Philip Hammond does. His Autumn statement

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is on November 23. Derek Mackay's draft Scottish budget

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should be in the following month. Legislation has to be moved swiftly

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through Parliament, with new powers coming to Holyrood with the start

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of the financial year next April. And those council

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elections are in May. about the shape and reach

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of government in Scotland Here is Gary with detalts of

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tonight's Scotland 2016. The worst case scenario of the figures would

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see public services north of the border badly hit. Even the most

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optimistic projections would see the Scottish budget reduced. Tonight

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I'll ask panel of politicians where the cuts might fall. Join me on BBC

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Two at 10.30pm. Debt levels on Scottish Farms

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are now at their highest level since records began in 1972,

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according to Scotland's A survey of the main banks

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and lending institutions showed outstanding loans

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to the agricultural sector, of over This year has seen

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delays in a new computer A loan scheme has just been

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announced by the Scottish Government, to help farmers affected

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by the delays. A look at other stories

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from around the country today. Judges in Edinburgh have begun

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hearing applications for private prosecutions to be permitted in two

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separate controversial cases. The family of 18-year-old

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Erin McQuade and her grandparents, who died

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in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in 2014, want to prosecute

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the driver, Harry Clarke. And the relatives of two young women

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killed by the vehicle driven by William Payne four years earlier

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want HIM to be charged. In each case the Crown Office

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decided it was not in the public New York City Police are trying

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to identify this man in connection with a possible hate crime

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attack on a Scottish The woman, a muslim,

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was returning from sightseeing when her clothing was set on fire

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on Fifth Avenue. The minister for public health

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and sport has said the government is committed to assisting

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in providing mountain The Mountain Weather Information

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Service has concerns Aileen Campbell told MSPs that talks

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are ongoing to build a "resilient service"

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for hillwalkers and climbers. The Scottish writer

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Graeme Macrae Burnet has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize

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for "His Bloody Project" He's among six authors

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in the running for Macrae Burnet's book

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is a psychological thriller set in a crofting community

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in Applecross in the 19th century. The winner will be

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announced next month. Seventy Oor Wullie statues

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are being put up for sale The individually designed figures

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have been on show throughout Dundee and other parts

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of Scotland over the summer. Money raised from the bidding

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is going to the Tayside I guess I did anticipate interest

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because it is a national iconic character. I couldn't anticipate how

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much interest there has been. It's been overwhelming to see the visitor

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numbers and see the interests for auction tonight.

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Celtic are just under an hour away from their opening Champions League

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Brendan Rodgers' side take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

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Our senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin is there.

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Now the last time Celtic were here in 2013, Barcelona won 6-1. Much has

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changed since there. New players, new manager but it seems the Catalan

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giants are looking for a similar scoreline tonight. In a city known

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for its culture, its cathedral, and its football, Celtic are back.

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It is the best feeling in the world. Superb. After a two-year wait. These

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fans have that Champions' League feeling once again. For the team

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they've come to see, it's a familiar foe. They have played Barcelona five

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times in this competition but never won at the new camp We are at the

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early stages working together, but what I have seen with the team since

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I have worked with them is they have a real hunger and desire to do well

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in every single training session in every game. We expect this will be a

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in every single training session in very, very difficult game. But these

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are the types of games you want to be involved in.

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The team is scoring goals. This one of the five that helped rout Rangers

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at the weekend. But tonight it's the case for the defence and here's

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three good reasons why. Nemar, and Suarez and Messi make up a

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formidable front row and this is from one who knows. A huge victory.

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It is champion, Champions' League. The glamor. And in Europe and in the

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war. You know I think Barca wants a little goals as possible. Worrying

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news for the 2,000 fans that have travelled. Well, it seems they are

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worried enough already. It'll be hard. It is Barcelona. But give it a

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G you never know, you never know. A draw would be a bonus, honestly. We

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all know. They are the best team on the planet we are playing tonight.

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And when that happens, sometimes it's best, just to kick back and

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enjoy the show. Yes, one of the many street performers here in Barcelona.

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And Celtic need a huge performance of their own, but there is hope,

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Sally because the mighty Barcelona were defeated here at the weekend,

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2-1 by newly-promoted side Alavez, although the journalist I spoke in

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my piece says he thinks it might work against Barcelona.

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The athletics season came to a close at the weekend.

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A memorable one for 23-year-old Laura Muir.

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She became the first Scot to win a Diamond League series.

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But she admits she reached a low point at the Olympic Games.

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The vet student from Glasgow University says

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despite the challenges of life at the top of world athletics,

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her profession will always be part of her life.

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Rhona McLeod has been to meet her on a brief visit home.

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From the festivities and fireworks, Laura Muir was crowned winner of the

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Day Monday Series of race overs 1,500. A prize only claimed by the

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elite in each discipline of athletics. At her home, it is a rare

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visit of just 24 hours, at the end of what has been a season mostly of

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highs, but one significant low. Yes. It has to be Rio, I'm afraid.

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Probably the only low point of the whole season but I'm really happy I

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ran the race, I went for that gold. COMMENTATOR: She's getting chased

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down Laura Muir. Americans are coming as well. Had I ran the last

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part of the race more conservatively, I think I definitely

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could have come through from bronze to silver but I never would have

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known could I have got gold? I would always be thinking. Look how much it

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means, poor Laura Muir gave everything there. And then, Diamond

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League, to win that, are you the first Scot to have won? I think so.

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A lot of the people who win them are Olympic or world medallists, so to

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win the overall thing at the end is surreal. I can't believe it. So you

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are at the very top of that world and then you have another world you

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live in. What is happening with your vet studies? I finish fourth year

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just before Rio. I did my full-time fourth year and taking a gap year

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next year for the World Championships before finishing my

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fifth year. Not too many world class athletes also have a career. I think

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it is so, so important. I never dreamed of being a fall-time

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athlete. I need to keep my mind busy. I think it is the reason why I

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can switch off when I'm doing busy. I think it is the reason why I

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sessions and train so hard, because I'm not thinking about it all Dane

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not tiring myself out, overanalysing a session, as it were. I'll keep on

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going but I love what I do. There is little time to relax. She's now off

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for a two week vet placement in a dog santurary.

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Time to get the latest on the weather now.

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Christopher we've missed out on the high temperatures

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they've been enjoying in the south of England -

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No. Incredible for the middle of September.

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Ask a silly question! We will see a few thunderstorms

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developing, though, all connected with that heat. There was some

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sunshine for us today. You can see on the satellite picture up the west

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coast, but for most of us, this band of cloud was the order fted day with

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outbreaks of rain moving northwards. And now our focus is on some under

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thisry downpours developing across the north of England and likely for

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the borders over the next few hours. Difficult conditions on the roads.

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The yellow be aware from the Met Office. Heavy outbreaks in the

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south-west by the end of the night most of which will have cleared

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away. It is largely dry and mild a. Across central belt and south,

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temperatures in the teens and quite misty and murky around North Sea

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coasts which will drift inland throughout the night and for

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tomorrow morning. To start the day tomorrow, a few showers across the

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north of the Grampians pulling away. Elsewhere, largely dry but

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elsewhere, fairly cloudy. There will be some sunshine on offer but you

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need to be in the south-west really to see it, and here we will see

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temperatures of a 23, 24. South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway.

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Further east, the borders, the Lothians, cloudy, misty and murky.

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Across the North west, some sunshine coming through, for the Hebrides and

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west coast, albeit with a few showers and brightness for Orkney

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and Shetland but cooler compared with else where. The rest of the

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afternoon into the evening, that low cloud, the mist and murk, fairly

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extensive, as we head overnight into Thursday. That means, Thursday will

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be a murky start for eastern Scotland, through the central part

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of the country, some early brightness and pleasantly warm by

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the afternoon. But you will notice in the west coast, some outbreaks of

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rain. So a bit of a three-way split really, come Thursday. If you get

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the sunshine, pleasant. Elsewhere, less so. Friday, the weather will

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have cleared towards the North Sea. Hynd it, most of us into the

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fresher, brighter conditions, probably the best of the week with

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sunshine for many but still wet for Shetland. That's the forecast, for

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now. Thank you. Now a reminder of the

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main stories: Schools could be given substantial new powers under plans

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unveiled by the Scottish Government. It wants it devolve as much power as

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possible to individual schools and headteachers. It means local

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authorities are likely to have far less control over education.

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The two hosts of the Great British Bake Off, Sue Perkins

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and Mel Giedroyc will quit the programme when it leaves the BBC

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after the current series to go to Channel 4.

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BBC News understands the corporation would have had to spend an extra

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?10 million a year to keep one of its most popular programmes.

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And that's all from Reporting Scotland.

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I'll be back with the headlines at 8.

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Until then, from everyone on the team - right

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across the country - have a very good evening.

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