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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is taken to hospital by ambulance


The Scottish government bans the extraction of gas by burning


A warning that Brexit could cost Scotland


A striken rig is finally being loaded aboard a salvage vessel,


two months after running aground on the coast of Lewis.


And Jack and Victor are back, as Still Game returns to our screens


The Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted the Ebola


virus in west Africa, is back in hospital in Glasgow tonight.


She was taken from her home in Cambuslang by ambulance


with a police escort earlier today, after becoming ill.


Our reporter Aileen Clarke is at Queen Elizabeth


Pauline Cafferkey is in a stable condition and she is undergoing


investigations. The health board have told us that, following a


detailed assessment of her, they can provide reassurance that there is no


risk to the public. She was brought here around 9:30am today by


ambulance from her home and under police escort. She's in the care the


infectious diseases team here at the hospital. They will be carrying out


all these tests. It must be, though, some concern to herself and


disappointment to herself and her family that is, at this point in the


recovery, she's found herself back in hospital once more.


It's just three weeks since Pauline Cafferkey emerged from a hearing in


Edinburgh cleared to go back to nursing. This process has been


upsetting and stressful for Pauline but she's delighted that the panel


is made the decision that she is no case to answer. As she left that


day, she must have been looking forward to continuing with her


nursing career but this morning she forward to continuing with her


was taken from her home in Cambuslang by ambulance under police


escort by hospital in Glasgow. Neighbours expressed concern and


hope for a speedy recovery. Shocked. She was making progress, out and


about and going to work. She's been through so much and, each time she


gets out, she thinks she's on the road to recovery and then she gets


something else. It's a shame. Unfortunately she contracted the


disease kind of others. -- trying to help others. Pauline Cafferkey


contracted Ebola after going out to nurse patients in the Ebola outbreak


in Sierra Leone. On her return home, she became critically ill and


complex arrangements were put in place to transport her to a


specialist unit in London, where she stayed for a month. Last October,


the virus re-emerged causing meningitis and she was taken again


to London. In February this year, another complication, another


readmission to the specialist unit. In September, the hearing into what


she had told health officials when she arrived back in the UK from


Sierra Leone cleared her to go back to nursing. This morning, she was


taken back to hospital as a patient. She spoke a year ago about how she


didn't really know how herself would hold up. Is taken me a good few


months to recover. You don't know long-term either. Hopefully this is


the end of it, but you just don't know. Pauline has been back doing


some work at a health centre in Blantyre, and local people today


wished her well. I think there will be a lot of concern and sympathy for


her. You don't want anybody to go through it, especially somebody


trying to help people. She's a good person, the work she does. I'm sorry


to hear it and I hope she comes out of it OK. Of course, we should


remember that, in the last couple of years, Ms Cafferkey's immune system


is dating a right good battering, so it might be the case that, as long


as she is in a stable condition, the doctors will want to get the results


of all the tests today before reaching a decision about whether


she needs to go back to the specialist unit in London where she


has been treated before or whether they can adequately treat her here


in Glasgow. The Scottish government is banning


the controversial practice The technique involves


burning difficult-to-mine coal under the ground,


and capturing the gas it gives off Environmental campaigners


are against the practice but the Conservatives argue it has


the potential to boost the economy. Here's our Environment


correspondent, Kevin Keane. It lies deep beneath the rippling


waves and is causing alarm to be toonie Unity is along its banks but


today the monster was silenced. -- to be communities. That monster is


coal, and this campaign has fought hard for a ban on the controversial


technique to turn it into energy. This process creates huge cavities.


Nobody knows what's above it and nobody can convince us how they are


going to prevent any of it, the gas leaching into old mine workings and


getting to the surface. The technique involves drilling to be


coal seam and getting oxygen. That causes gas to rise back to the


surface where it is captured. And Fife is rife for it. The amount mind


here at the coal face was only the most accessible, just a small


proportion of what exists. Little now remains here of the industry


that these communities were built on. They once supported tens of


thousands of jobs, and some have predicted that gasification would


prompt the revival of coal. The techniques might be different to


fracking but the protests covered them all and today ministers


confirmed what was a first victory for campaigners, as you was banned.


It doesn't come at any price and we have to take a balanced, proportion


of view, listening to the scientific evidence and taking a considered


decision. Don't think that this technology should form part of our


technology makes. Underground coal gasification is very different to


fracking. Last week, the first imported shipment shale gas arrived


in Scotland. The Scottish Conservatives say these technologies


have economic potential. This ban is nothing short of environmental


nimbyism. It's clear that the SNP is happy to allow shale gas to be


imported from Pennsylvania and America and today, when asked, there


was no ban on importing any gas produced this way. For now, one


controversial technology is dead in the water but the bigger battle


against fracking here is still A new report has warned that


Scotland could lose between 30,000 and 80,000 jobs as a


consequence of leaving The report, from the Fraser


of Allander Institute, suggests the impact on the rest


of the UK could be even greater. The issue dominated questions


to the First Minister This from our political


editor Brian Taylor. Scotland trades with the European


Union, and that's potentially affected by Brexit, especially if


tariffs replace free exchange cost date's report commissioned by


Holyrood puts numbers on that. It tracks the extent to which Scotland


disengages from the EU economy. Under the best scenario, the economy


would shrink by at least 2%, shedding 32,000 jobs. Under the


worst scenario, the economy would contract by 5%, costing 80,000 jobs.


The report says that Brexit may have a worse impact than on the remainder


of the UK because Scotland is less exposed. -- a worse impact on the


remainder. It isn't surprising when you think of the trade composition


of the Scottish economy and the UK economy. Nicola Sturgeon said the


report underlined the need to minimise any disruption caused by


Brexit but she was challenged by Ruth Davidson of the Tories to say


what she would do. My position is to face up to the realities ahead of


us, to mitigate risks and take advantage of opportunities, and this


Parliament now faces a choice about whether to put the lions share of


its efforts into examining practical solutions or simply complaining


about the results. Which is it to be? Ms Sturgeon said the Tories


brought about Brexit. Unlike Miss Davidson, my position hasn't


changed. I continue to think that Brexit is a bad idea and I continue


to think it's my responsibility to protect Scotland from it. These


foreign workers are our neighbours, friends and families. The Lib Dems


condemned the idea. The First Minister offered a suggestion. To


call on the UK Government to stop using human beings as bargaining


chips and give them the guaranteed right to stay where they belong,


here in Scotland. Supporters of Brexit said it would open


opportunities for other trades. The report authors concede, but


circumstances may change with passage of time and under political


direction but, as of today, the Scottish take on Brexit is wholly


negative. The Auditor General's warning that


two Scottish health boards are facing prolonged


and considerable NHS Tayside needs to make savings


of ?175 million over the next five years,


while the bill for the new NHS24 IT The Auditor General said


the difficulties faced by the boards would "continue to have an impact


on the way they operate The operation to remove the oil rig


the Transocean Winner, which was stranded on the Western


Isles last month, is well under way. It's been positioned over a heavy


lifting vessel in Broad Bay on the east coast of Lewis,


and it's now being slowly If the operation's successful,


the rig will be transported The rig started its short journey to


the heavy lift ship this morning. The same attempt last week had to be


abandoned when a heavy swell from the north meant it was too dangerous


to try and get the 17,000 tonne rig on board. The rig was nursed by four


small tugs. It suffered damage when it grounded and progress at the be


slowed as it moved towards the ship. The heavy lift ship was let down


into the sea overnight to a depth of 23 metres until only the bow and


stern were visible. It was necessary to rip... The right wing had to be


pulled across the deck and held in position. More and more of the rig


became visible as the hawk threw off ballast. The rig is now on the deck


of the hawk and it is taking off ballast to take the hollowed out of


the water. We'll take some hours but then will come the work to tie the


oil rig firmly to the deck before it's transported away to Turkey. The


forecast for the next few days is unusually benign for the north west


Scotland and today temperatures reached 18 Celsius as salvage teams


watched. Salvage will start perhaps later tonight and suddenly tomorrow


morning, making sure the rig is securely fastened to the deck before


the next move, which should take it out of Tim Peake -- out of Broad


Bay. If the weather is favourable we will stay here to do the fastenings.


If it looks as though it's going to change, we may take her round


towards Stornoway. But the plan is to keep her there. The unexpected


arrival of the rig in August has brought many benefits to Highland


businesses. In the next few days, the rig and the ship will be


scrutinised closely before it begins its journey to Turkey.


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who contracted Ebola in west Africa, has been taken to hospital


And still to come, how Sikhs are serving free food


in the streets to help the needy and to promote peace.


Judges and sheriffs are to be given new guidelines to ensure consistency


It's part of a move to improve public confidence


Our Home Affairs Correspondent, Reevel Alderson reports.


How do sheriffs and judges decide what sentence to pass? There are a


number of factors they have to take into consideration. I will discount


the sentence for the reasons I have indicated, namely the degree of


guilt in advance of trial, the expression of remorse... But cameras


are rarely and loud in Scottish courts so few people here these


reasons. Even then, like in the case of the death of business, victims or


families can feel that the judge got it wrong. -- the death of this


nurse. The driver in this case was jailed for six years, which his


victim's family called a sick joke. The Scottish sentencing council is


working on ways to ensure that judges impose a fair sentence,


particularly in driving cases, and to explain to the public are are


arrived at. The range is something I think people have difficulty getting


to blame -- to grips with. The blame worthiness can vary hugely, but of


course the impact and affect on members of the public is enormous


and it's an area in which the public has considerable interest and


judges, because of the wide range of offences can be encompassed, have


considerable anxiety about sentencing. Wood sentencing in


wildlife crimes are also to be studied. -- sentencing in wildlife


crimes are also to be studied. Victims groups have welcomed this


work is in positive mood. For far too long, victims of crime and the


general public have had very little understanding of what the sentencing


decision process is, and that has caused confusion is potentially a


perception of inaccurate practice or inconsistencies in practice across


Scotland. We feel strongly that this will counteract that. Be sentencing


council hopes that its work will make the decisions of courts easier


for the public to understand. Feeding people is a very important


part of the Sikh religion, and every temple offers free food


to anyone who goes there. This week, Sikhs across the world


are taking this principle a step further by serving free food -


known as Langar - on the streets They hope to target those in need,


and to promote peace. These women in Edinburgh meet every


week to prepare food for anyone who comes to the temple, regardless of


faith or background. And, for the past two years, they have been


making extra portions on Wednesday past two years, they have been


to take onto the streets of the capital. We make a curry with


potatoes and rice. We make lentils and rice. We also give hot tea,


Coffey, hot chocolate, sweets, biscuits. We are here to serve the


Coffey, hot chocolate, sweets, community. The stall is set up in


Coffey, hot chocolate, sweets, the centre of Edinburgh for anyone


who is hungry to come and eat. In this Langar Week, the scene is being


repeated in many countries. Some people are busy and we thought we


would do Langar Week every year. We are Sikhs who are here. Giving out


food and water. We are here to help anyone in anyway. The smell and


taste of the carriers cheering up an autumn evening. Many people seek


Langar as a welcome service. It is terrific. It is very charitable.


Bighearted of them. If it was not for themselves, the homeless would


be hungry on a Wednesday night. Even after Langar Week the Sikhs in


Edinburgh are hoping to increase the amount of free street food they


provide. A look now at other stories


from across the country. The death of a trawlerman


who was "catapulted" overboard while working on deck,


was "entirely forseeable" according The crew member -


Annang Nuerty from Ghana - was on the Aquarius off Aberdeen


last August when he was thrown from the deck during


what Marine Accident Investigators called an "unnecessarily


hazardous" procedure. The long-running legal dispute over


the cost of repairs to the runway extension at Sumburgh Airport


has been settled. Shetland Islands Council,


which was a partner in the project, has agreed to pay around


five and a half million pounds to Highlands


and Islands Airports Limited, Safety checks are being carried out


at an Inverness secondary school, after a pane of glass fell out


of a window and injured a pupil. The boy was taken to Raigmore


hospital after the incident Inverness High School has been


closed to S1 to S3 pupils today, while repairs


were being carried out. energy-from-waste plant in Aberdeen


have been backed by councillors despite concerns about the possible


environmental impact. The scheme at East Tullos


would provide low cost energy and reduce the amount of waste


going to landfill. Lerwick Harbour's busiest cruise


season has just come to a close. The final arrival of the year called


in at the Shetland capital this morning, bringing the total number


of ships to a record 79, and the number of passengers


to well over 50,000. A thief has been caught on CCTV


stealing a charity bucket About ?90 was taken


from Tapa in Leith. At first the owners thought


the bucket had been misplaced, but they checked their CCTV when it


failed to turn up two weeks later. As Scotland's footballers prepare


for their home match in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,


the manager's been talking about how he deals with


the stresses of the job. Ahead of the game against Lithuania


at Hampden, Gordon Strachan also told us there's a serious purpose


to the confrontational way Far from the madding crowd and away


from prying eyes, apart from the chap on the bike, the Scotland squad


look relaxed at their training camp. So does the manager. However... I


just have to qualify from the will just have to qualify from the will


-- for the World Cup. I need to make sure I can protect my family. It can


affect you. It can affect the people round about me. It can affect how I


train with the players, how I treat the players and the staff. Yet the


man in charge admits to being less worried about how he treats his


media inquisitors. It is a battlefield out there. People don't


realise, it is usually 32 against one. The 32 are looking for a


headline and I need to try to protect my players at all times. He


is adept at deploying the verbal custard pie, cutting a line of


questioning dead. Last week he was asked about the resignation of Sam


Allardyce. I do not think anyone is interested in 15 seconds of answers.


Another weaponry that is not a weapon in the armoury is the decoy.


A lot has changed since 2007. Who would have thought you would have an


iWatch. It is a game. Sometimes you get that headline you want and it


makes me feel terrible for two days. The sound bite, something that makes


me feel terrible, or I win and I just give the information pertinent


for that news conference and I win. I hope, at the end of the day, you


put your hands up and think, that was a good fight. We will see you


next week for the next round. The next round is tomorrow. Mr Strachan


will take on reporters in his pre-match conference for the game


against Lithuania on Saturday. The hit comedy Still Game returns


to the small screen tomorrow night. Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill -


who first created the show for the stage at the Edinburgh Festival -


say they decided to revive Jack and Victor after the huge success


of their live show two years ago. Our arts correspondent,


Pauline McLean, reports. It is nine years since they were


last on screen but fans cannot get enough of Jack and V. 100,000 people


applied for tickets to see the first episode at the Glasgow cinema. It is


just Scottish humour. All the good comedy. Everyone getting together to


watch it. We'll want to get together and have fun as a family. The


characters remain 75 but the world around them has changed. We said,


characters remain 75 but the world who would have the internet out of


all these characters? This was Google before Google or she would


know all about everyone. Who is it, please? But the internet has also


given the show and international platform and a massive new following


was two years ago, they returned to the stage with a sell-out run at the


Hydro. They have since announced another live show. We had a good


idea from when they wrote at the Edinburgh Festival all ago there was


something that could travel. We took it to Canada and Dublin. We took it


to Canada. The North of England. All over. The characters have heart stop


people have their favourites. They love them. Maybe they all know some


like those characters. They love the way they interact. We are fans of


shows which make you feel good rather than cynical or whatever. We


like sitcoms where you can lose yourself for half an hour with a


bunch of people you feel like you know. We could see a few more


series? Are you going to keep going till you are 75? We will put the


make up on a money in our pockets. Good stuff.


Time now for the latest weather forecast.


Another beautiful day across the country. On the satellite we did


have some cloud melting away to allow much more in red sunshine. The


best in the sunshine in the north-west where temperatures


reached 17 Celsius, well above the seasonal average. Making it one of


the warmer spots across the whole of the UK. Here is the proof. Glorious


pictures from one of our weather watchers in Fort William in the


Highlands. This evening and overnight it is staying largely dry.


The cloud will tend to increase, coming in on fresh, south-easterly


winds. The cloud may be thick enough for one or two showers, most likely


across southern parts of the borders and the Solway coast. Under clearer


skies, temperatures could dip down to three - six Celsius. Tomorrow


morning fairly cloudy to start. Any showers will die away and we will


see much more in the way of sunshine especially by the afternoon. The


best of it will be across the north-west of the country. Towards


4pm tomorrow, a good deal around for Shetland. Still breezy for Orkney. A


bit of an east/ West split. In the east, more in the way of cloud and


sunny spells. The best of the sunshine further towards the West.


Temperatures around 13, to maybe 15, 16 degrees. High pressure is


dominating our weather across Scandinavia and towards Norway. The


wind direction does become more of an easterly as we look to the end of


the week and the weekend. Drawing in more in the way of cloud and also


the risk of a few showers. By the time you reach the weekend, there


will still be plenty of sunshine, most likely towards the west of the


country. In the Eastern increase chance of just a few light showers.


For all of us as we head through to the weekend, it will turn a little


cooler. Temperatures back down to average by Sunday. That is the


forecast. Now, a reminder of


tonight's main news. Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey,


who contracted the the Ebola virus She was taken to hospital


from her home by ambulance under police escort earlier today


after becoming ill. I'll be back with


the headlines at 8. And the late bulletin just


after the Ten O'clock News. Until then, from everyone


on the team - right across the country -


have a very good evening.


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