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This will be at the heart of this review.


Also on the programme, the nephew of the man


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


Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey faces a misconduct hearing over claims


she failed to ensure doctors had correct information


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


to cut greenhouse emissions from transport.


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


The way schools in Scotland are run could be set


The Scottish Government says it wants to give as much power


as possible to individual schools, and headteachers.


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


Between them, this means local authorities are likely to have


far less control over the education service.


In a moment we'll be talking to our education


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


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


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


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


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


the expertise. There will be new educational regions operating above


local authorities. Would the cabinet Secretary accept this looks like


centralisation of education? Well our education correspondent


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


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


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


moves to selective education or grammar schools or formally allowing


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


take more decisions about what subjects should be available in a


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


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


to ensure that schools remain accountable to parents and the


community. Thank you. A man has told a court


that his uncle confessed to the 1998 stabbing of restaraunt worker


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


told him what he had done the night Andrew Black reports


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Coulter denies murder. The trial continues.


The disciplinary hearing against nurse Pauline Cafferkey


who survived Ebola has ruled she did not act


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


during screening at Heathrow airport.


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


Lisa Summers is at the hearing in Edinburgh.


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


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


as chaotic. Although her temperature was enough to warrant medical


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


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


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


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


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


representatives argued she should be found guilty of misconduct, because


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


lawyer been saying? Her lawyer said she should have been


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


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


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


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


paracetamol. She said her unblemished record demonstrates her


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


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


hearing will continue tomorrow. Thank you.


Scotland is ahead of the rest of the UK in tackling


greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from


But it says the reductions were largely down to the relatively


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


schemes are "largely failing to deliver."


Our environment correspondent Kevin Keane reports.


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


bussings are four times more expensive than conventional ones.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


deploying renewable electricity, but emission from transport are


unchanged from 1990 and in agriculture the changes have been


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


and the Scottish Government has taken this seriously in making its


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


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


transport is good for vehicle emissions, but one problem is


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Reporting Scotland. New powers for head teachers - the


Government announces plans to change the way schools are run.


A warning that council spending could be slashed


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


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


Thirty-six year old Erhan Havuhlay-awloo


strangled Leighanne Cameron, and stabbed her twelve times,


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


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


in the Shettleston area of Glasgow has been named.


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


The accident happened yesterday afternoon.


The child was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,


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


The squeeze on Holyrood's budget is likely to dominate


the council elections next May, as the amount councillors have


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


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


It warns that MSPs face tough decisions on what can


no longer be afforded, while health and other


priorities take a larger share of the money available,


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


That was before the Brexit referendum made them much more


Economists at Strathclyde University have set


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


They've looked at the money that might be


with spending power falling by 4% over four years.


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


the budget, due to lower growth expected.


than planned, Holyrood could still see a fall


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


falls over the next four years by 6%.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Together, that's more than half the budget.


With less available in total, that means a tighter squeeze


on spending that is not protected, including local councils.


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


when they've already seen reduced grants and years of


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


The school budget reforms set out today by the Scottish government


demonstrate just how significant that change could be.And along


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


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


of uncertainty around the economy a fragile Scottish economy, relative


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


make it a challenging time to go through this change.


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


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


but after this warning, there have to be choices.


The Chancellor should support the economy, rather than undermine it


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


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


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


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


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


about in this report. A lot of this depends


on what Philip Hammond does. His Autumn statement


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


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


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


of the financial year next April. And those council


elections are in May. about the shape and reach


of government in Scotland Here is Gary with detalts of


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


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


optimistic projections would see the Scottish budget reduced. Tonight


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


Two at 10.30pm. Debt levels on Scottish Farms


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


according to Scotland's A survey of the main banks


and lending institutions showed outstanding loans


to the agricultural sector, of over This year has seen


delays in a new computer A loan scheme has just been


announced by the Scottish Government, to help farmers affected


by the delays. A look at other stories


from around the country today. Judges in Edinburgh have begun


hearing applications for private prosecutions to be permitted in two


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


Erin McQuade and her grandparents, who died


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


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


killed by the vehicle driven by William Payne four years earlier


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


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


to identify this man in connection with a possible hate crime


attack on a Scottish The woman, a muslim,


was returning from sightseeing when her clothing was set on fire


on Fifth Avenue. The minister for public health


and sport has said the government is committed to assisting


in providing mountain The Mountain Weather Information


Service has concerns Aileen Campbell told MSPs that talks


are ongoing to build a "resilient service"


for hillwalkers and climbers. The Scottish writer


Graeme Macrae Burnet has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize


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


in the running for Macrae Burnet's book


is a psychological thriller set in a crofting community


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


announced next month. Seventy Oor Wullie statues


are being put up for sale The individually designed figures


have been on show throughout Dundee and other parts


of Scotland over the summer. Money raised from the bidding


is going to the Tayside I guess I did anticipate interest


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


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


numbers and see the interests for auction tonight.


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


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


Our senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin is there.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


my piece says he thinks it might work against Barcelona.


The athletics season came to a close at the weekend.


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


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


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


The vet student from Glasgow University says


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


her profession will always be part of her life.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


part of the race more conservatively, I think I definitely


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


next year for the World Championships before finishing my


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


for a two week vet placement in a dog santurary.


Time to get the latest on the weather now.


Christopher we've missed out on the high temperatures


they've been enjoying in the south of England -


No. Incredible for the middle of September.


Ask a silly question! We will see a few thunderstorms


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


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


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


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


thisry downpours developing across the north of England and likely for


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


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


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


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


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


coasts which will drift inland throughout the night and for


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


of the country, some early brightness and pleasantly warm by


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


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


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


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


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


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


now. Thank you. Now a reminder of the


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


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


possible to individual schools and headteachers. It means local


authorities are likely to have far less control over education.


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


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


after the current series to go to Channel 4.


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


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


And that's all from Reporting Scotland.


I'll be back with the headlines at 8.


Until then, from everyone on the team - right


across the country - have a very good evening.


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