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Health officials declare a national ecoli outbreak as more cases
are confirmed with a Lanarkshire cheese said to be
Politicians dress up to highlight the battle against cancer as access
Scotland's Brexit minister meets his UK counterpart and says
it's "inconceivable" he won't be involved in negotiations.
Criminalising psychological abuse - a new law to tackle the controlling
If you happen to be looking for a nice quiet game this is the one to
Eighty years after that film was made, we look ahead to the final
Scotland's food standards watchdog says it believes 19 people
who became ill during a recent e-coli outbreak
Officials said most of those were known to have
Food Standards Scotland has ordered a blanket ban
on all products from the makers, Errington Cheese.
Our reporter Aileen Clarke is here with the latest.
Tonight NHS Scotland has confirmed the number of cases
And the team managing the investigation say 19 of those
had eaten blue cheese and 15 of those people infected with E-Coli
are known to have eaten the Dunsyre Blue product.
What they will not tell us however is whether the three year old girl
who died during this outbreak was one of those who had eaten blue
We also know a small number of E-Coli cases in children
are being investigated in the Angus area.
Initial inquiries suggest these could be linked
All six cheese made by Errington in Lanarkshire were ordered
to be withdrawn from sale by Scotland's Food Standard's Agency.
But there is criticism that move is over-cautious
Well I am surprised all the cheese being produced by the company has
been withdrawn, in a very sort of premise triway, the company wasn't
given a chance to respond to the withdrawal notice as it were, and so
the food standard Scotland is taking a very precautionary line.
The team is defending its decision, saying they have taken a large
number of samples and these have identified a number of different
cheeses produced by Errington Choose containing organisms with the
potential to cause serious illness, including the E-coli bug. As for the
producers, they have stuck to their position, saying all their testing
has found no trace of E-coli, and they say that has been confirmed to
them, by various micro biological experts.
A mother of two who had to crowd fund her treatment
after being denied a new drug for breast cancer, is now to receive
the medicine on the NHS - after she wrote to the First
Tonight Anne Maclean-Chang said she was "delighted" -
Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the Grampian health board U-turn -
but warned that it was impossible to provide every patient
with the medication they thought they required.
This from our political editor Brian Taylor.
Yes, it is the First Minister gashed in pin. Nicola Sturgeon joined
fellow leaders to back the charity breast cancer Now, smiling together,
to help combat pain and anguish. But earlier political conflict. Today
Easdalely record highlights the ramty of cancer treatment under this
Government. The paper told of a woman, a mother of two, denied a
cancer drug which might prolong her life. The drug isn't routinely
proprescribed and her appeal for individual treatment was rejected.
Alerted to the case, the First Minister's office contacted Grampian
health board yesterday. This morning following further discussions with
her clinician, NHS Grampian has agreed to fund this drug, and I
understand she has been informed of that this morning. Delight, probably
a bit of surprise, after the fight I feel I have had, trying to get to
this point, so quickly, there seemed to be a turn round. I believe they
had over 100 women like me in Scotland with this disease and some
of them may well benefit from the drug as well. Some conscious that
although this personally is a great, you know decision for me, it doesn't
help these other ladies that are out there, that are already diagnosed or
about to be diagnosed. In a statement to the health board
confirmed it was their call. It said:
Wonderful news said Kezia Dugdale but what about others? Can she
assure the chamber that cases like this will never happen again. No, I
cannot and I will not give an assurance that no patient will ever
again find they cannot access a drug they think in all sincerity they
should, because in any system, that has to assess drugs, there will be
be hard decisions that are difficult for all of us, where drugs are not
accessible for a particular patient. There is a review under way into how
patients can access new medicines in Scotland. At the core of that, is an
attempt to persuade the drugs companies to charge lower price, to
the NHS. But from the general, to the particular, tonight one mum is
to receive treatment which she hopes will give her a longer time with her
Scotland's Brexit Minister says it's "inconceivable" that the Scottish
government won't be involved in negotiations on devolved issues,
when talks take place on the UK leaving the European Union.
Mike Russell has held his first meeting with his Westminster
counterpart David Davis, in Downing Street.
Mr Russell warned it would be inconceivable for ministers in
London to negotiate devolved issues on Scotland's behalf.
Our political correspondent Nick Eardley is at Westminster now.
And Nick, this is the first time these two men have met
That is right. I think today was about two things in particular.
Firstly it was a chance for the Scottish Government to set out its
key interest, the one we have heard a lot about in the last fortnight is
membership of the European single market. The Scottish Government
beliefs we need to stay in, the UK Government is yet to detail exactly
what it thinks on the issue. Secondly it was a chance for the
Scottish Government and the UK Government to discuss what role
Scottish ministers should have in formulating the UK Government's
Brexit strategy, and one area in particular that came up today is
what role Scottish ministers play when it comes to discussing devolved
issues. Massively embedded in how the whole of the UK is now, we
believe in moving on from that, but it would be inconceivable that the
areas were negotiated on by anybody else. They are the responsibility of
the Scottish Government and Parliament and I think we have to
make that clear. We are at a very early stage in the process, we have
to understand how we take forward the respective interests of
Scotland, indeed other pars of the United Kingdom and how the
negotiations are going to be structured.
He also told the BBC he is still open to Scotland having a slightly
different relationship with Europe, than the rest of the UK, post
Brexit. But that is not an idea that than the rest of the UK, post
is shared by everybody at the UK cabinet table. I am told there will
be more details of Scotland's role in the Brexit talks, in the next few
weeks and there will be more of these talks between the Scottish and
UK Governments as they try and formulate some common cause moving
forward. I think it is unlikely all will be as positive as today.
Plans to make emotional and psychological abuse a crime have
The proposals will also see a separate offence of domestic abuse
Victims groups welcomed the move - they say for too many years
the focus has been entirely on physical violence,
when the mental torture can often be worse.
Cover yourself up. Nobody wants to look at you. Domestic abuse takes
many forms. It can go on for year, gradually gnawing away at the
victim's self of sense. Make me feel worthless. Abuse for five years this
woman's former partner was eventually jailed. She is still
suffering. Depressed. Isolated. Anxious. Always feeling you had to
run thing past and ask for permission. And trying to separate
me from my friends, who could see through him. There tends to be a lot
of self blame because they have been told over and over and over that
this is only happening because they are not doing things right, they are
not behaving in a proper way, they are not cooking, cleaning properly,
and so, you know, that sense of person is eroded. This abuse is
designed to be tackled by the new legislation. It is the controlling
nature and the psychological abuse, and we have in the existing law,
provisions the deal with the physical aspect of it. What this new
legislation will do is to help with the psychological consequence that
go with domestic violence. Cases of physical domestic abuse are
currently prosecuted under existing criminal laws like breach of the
peace or assault. Experts say they don't give sufficient powers to
bring abusers to justice. The new law that is coming into place in
Scotland will allow officers to go incidents and look at the whole
story of what is happening in that particular relationship. So it is
not just about the physical assault, not just the sexual assault it is
about the isolation the controlling behaviour, the put downs and
together they can be panelled up and put to the problems ray for fiscal.
We are offering victims protection, we are offering the police more
teals in the war against domestic abuse. It is estimated a woman will
be initially or emotionally abused 30 or 40 times before she reported
it. MSPs voted unanimously to ensure the law will be on her side.
The UK government Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley,
has announced a new BBC Charter for the next 11 years.
The Minister told MPs the BBC should represent ALL parts of the UK,
but she added any FINAL decision on the Scottish Six
You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.
Health officials declare a national ecoli outbreak,
Trainspotting as you might not have seen it before.
The MP for Midlothian, Owen Thomson, has called for the UK government
to act urgently to allow a nine-year-old Syrian boy,
Mohammed Karou, who was feared dead in the country's civil war,
to be allowed to join his parents in Scotland.
The boy's parents fled from north-east Syria earlier this year,
But recently, having settled in Penicuik,
they discovered he's still alive but trapped in Syria.
TRANSLATION: Started with an area I had been living with, when the bomb
has been dropped by the aeroplane, and we shocked, we tried to escape
and we shocked, we tried to escape and run away.
kill more people than malaria or breast cancer.
are confident of developing new drugs and ultimately a cure.
Good morning. How you doing? Are you all right? Rosie is four, she has
him phone what, a blood cancer, -- lymphoma. Her body couldn't fight a
hidden and potentially lethal infection. Chemotherapy lowered her
immune system and that is when she became ill, leading into January.
Hence that is when the fungal infection started. The fungal
infection made Rosie seriously ill, her parents faced huge uncertainty.
One of the real difficulty is knowing whether a patient has a
fungal infection or not. One of the things I am hoping for is that new
tests to identify Feng gut Gus for say patient doesn't have fungus
might come from the type of research we are hoping will be done locally
in this new centre. Patients like this whose immune systems aren't
working properly are especially at risk of infection. Not enough is
known about how to prevent them or cure them. Amazingly there is not a
single vaccine against any fungal pathogen out there. More than one
million people die each year when the cells inindividual their body
and a vaccine is only one weapon in the cells inindividual their body
the armoury being developed by these scientists at Aberdeen University.
We need better drugs to be able to combat infections, we have drugs and
they work but they can have bad side effects and we have worryingly
increasing resistance to the drug, one of the greatest cause of death
is the fact that clinicians are unable to diagnose the infections
quick enough, so if we had better diagnostics that would save lives.
The odds are stacked against patients like Rosie, but she has
beaten them. This work could mean countless others do too.
A look now at other stories, from across the country.
Seven buses have been destroyed in a fire at a depot in Greenock,
Emergency services were called to the premises of Wilsons Buses
in Baker Street at one o'clock in the morning.
Forensic scientists are at the scene, and police have
A 17-year-old boy has been rescued after falling down a steep
gorge on a remote farm near Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire.
Moffat Mountain Rescue team was called out early this morning.
Both the Scottish Ambulance Service and a Coastguard rescue
helicopter had been unable to reach the teenager,
They eventually managed to get a stretcher to the casualty,
and he was taken to Dumfries Infirmary for treatment.
Post Office workers across the UK went on strike today in a dispute
over branch closures, job losses and changes to pensions.
The 24-hour walkout, involving staff in Glasgow
is being staged by members of Unite and the Communication Workers union.
An agreement's been reached that will see a mountain weather
The Mountain Weather Information Service had warned it might be
forced to close, if its public funding was withdrawn.
Now a deal has been reached with Sport Scotland to secure
money for the service for at least three years.
Two Scottish universities have launched a programme to tackle
the problem of sexual assault....A report by the National Union
of Students suggests that one in five experience some sort
of sexual harassment during their first week of term.
The Let's Talk initiative is a joint project between Glasgow University
Sexual violence as a crime area is chronically underreported. The
issue, we're not suggesting Glasgow has some problem not replicated
everywhere else. This is a problem in society. We should be taking the
lead as a veep versity. Andy Murray will miss his
grandfather's funeral But crease brown's proposal was
vetoed by the old firm clubs. Brown told them his suggestion centred on
making sure more young Scottish players were introduced to football
sooner. COMMENTATOR: McCoist. Yes. This is
Scotland beating France on the way to qualifying for the 1990 World
Cup. France didn't make Italia 1909 yet won the whole thing in France
1998. Craig Brown credits France's former technical director Gerard
Houllier for changing their fortune. Gerard's rule was no top division
club in France can sign more than 20 players over the age of 21. At
Monaco, they brought in two 17-year-olds to the first team.
Teary Henry was one. Two years later, they were in the French
national team. Convinced Houllier's under-21 rule was the way to go, he
failed to get to into Scottish clubs. Representatives from Celtic
and Rangers were there. Celtic and Rangers voted against The proposal
was never instigated. The old firm feared it would restrict them. Acies
have introduced international quality players. I think Hamilton
for me have the best set-up in Scotland bringing young players
through, developing them. Hopefully, giving them a platform to enhance
their life and careers. I think if you look at the two James's that
have moved on in particular, certainly they're the trail blazers
for that and set the stand order for everyone else. Only Darren Fletcher
for that and set the stand order for and Paul Lambert have Champions
League winners' medals since it started in 1993. So more trail
blazers would be very welcome. You can mow reflections about the last
30 years of the Scottish football on the fourth and final episode of the
Scotland's Game documentary tonight. Now to Scotland's other national
game - because this weekend two teams from the Highlands meet
in final of the Camanchd Cup. Oban Camanachd will be out to cause
an upset when they play thirty times winners Newtonmore
at Fortwilliam on Saturday. Our reporter David Currie looks
forward to the big match. Queen Victoria was on the thrown
when this trophy was cast. It's been the sport's greatest prize ever
since. The sport, well, here's a news reel description from 1938.
#23u happen to be looking for a nice quiet game, this is the one to
avoid. It's the Scottish form of hockey called shinity. One of the
club's in that film won the trophy hockey called shinity. One of the
that year. They've won it twice since. The Camacheros have another
attempt on Saturday. For Oban, it's massive. There's people coming up to
me that don't even know them. They recognise me from whatever. Whether
it's the semi time or Wharfe. People coming up saying we're going to see
the game. There's a buzz about the town.
COMMENTATOR: He's in the box! He's in the net! Oban are up against the
most successful team in the club's history. Newton Moor have won it 30
times. Been in many finals myself. Seen both sides of the scenario. The
joy and the hurt of defeat. If the Cup's back in Newton, it will be a
good weekend. It's heads. So... Oban have already scored a miner victory.
The winners of the Cup will not be decided on a coin toss. The action
won't be staged like it was for that news reel in 1938.
COMMENTATOR: There's a player mistaken for the ball. He shouldn't
have got in the way of the player! Goodbye.
A novel about a group of in Edberg. Train spotting went on to
become a film soon to have a sequel. The play went on to tour the world.
Now it's back where it first began in Glasgow as our Arts Correspondent
reports. Relinquish and junk stage one. Preparation. A familiar scene,
a familiar story. Even if many of this cast weren't around when Train
spotting first burst on to the Scottish cultural scene. They all
grew up with RRenton, Spud. It is riddled in Scottish culture in terms
of the book and film, everything. Getting a part like that, also doing
something a little different with it so people aren't going, cool, like
the film. The fill can which 20 years on, is still instantly
recognisable. So much so, the cast of the stage play have created their
own trailer in tribute. With train spotting two due in cinemas next
year, these characters seem here to stay. This is awe they are Irvine
Welsh speaking earlier this year. When it came out at the time it was
rest onnant with working class people. All these industries were
disappearing. Now it's more rest ninety with middle class people.
Their jobs are disappearing like journalism because of the technology
or at least are disappearing ace paid work. You have big
RAFifications of that too. That keeps it rest onnant in people's
minds, really. Steel yourself, Spud. Let's go for it. For the citizen's
theatre in Glasgow who staged the Let's go for it. For the citizen's
play first in 1994, it was an obvious show to revive. It is about
a group of disenfranchised characters who are struggle to
escape the world they're in. That's politically, socially, culturally.
That's as relevant now as in the eighties. One packet of mouth pass
tells. A bottle of mutty vitamins. It's a circle which has taken over
20 years to complete. A scriptwriter who loved the story who brought it
to the Citizens, took it round the world and brought it back again. Now
the weather. Real warm conditions. How long will it last? That's it.
Good evening. For some, it was warm. We start with Cowles. Beach weather
for some today. Not all. That picture taken on the north
Sutherland coast. 26 was our top hot spot in Boyne in Aberdeenshire. If
you had cloud down the west or east coast, much cooler. That wet weather
spreading across the country overnight. Fairly murky down the
east coast. The rain coming your way by dawn tomorrow. That should clear,
that low cloud. It is a fairly mild by dawn tomorrow. That should clear,
night tonight. We'll see a spell of rain. Temperatures around 13 degrees
in town. Perhaps a touch cooler in the north-west once the rain clears.
Tomorrow morning, a wet start for eastern Scotland with rain first
thing. Clearing away. Perhaps taking a while to clear the north-east of
Aberdeenshire and Shetland. Elsewhere, dry and bright. Spells of
sunshine. A fresh feel. Temperatures 15-17 Celsius. Bear in mind some
areas today had temperatures in the mid--20s. A different day entirely.
Around the west coast, cloud, sunshine and finally, we've lost
that low cloud around the north sea coasts. Shetland, perhaps showery
outbreaks of rain lingering into the afternoon for you. The rest of the
afternoon into the evening, largely dry. Some clear spells a ridge of
high pressure builds in as we head overnight into the weekend. Quite a
chilly night Friday to Saturday. The countryside perhaps down into
mid-single digits. But that ridge of high pressure with us for Saturday.
That means the first half of the weekend is dry and bright. Some
lovely spells of sunshine. Temperatures where they should be
for the time of year, about 17 Celsius are. Perhaps some thicker
cloud, the odd spot of rain in the far north-west later. Sunday, that's
when the rain really arrives. The weather front pushing in. The rain
heavy at times. The exact timing of it making further eastwards likely
to doubt. That's the forecast. I'll be back with the headlines
at 8pm and the late bulletin
just after the 10 o'clock news. Until then, from everyone on the
team - right across the country -