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

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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Two years after the country voted to stay in the UK,

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proposals are published for a second independence referendum

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Two years after going on the run, this violent criminal from Glasgow

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Scotrail promises to improve its performance,

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after admitting its service isn't good enough.

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Scotland's only Labour and Conservative MPs are at risk,

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under plans to redraw the country's Westminster constituencies

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And the better team won, Brendan Rodgers' verdict

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on a disappointing night for Celtic in the Champions League.

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The Scottish Government has published a consultation

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on a new independence referendum bill.

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The First Minister said she'd been forced into the position

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because of broken promises from Westminster and

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But opposition politicians have argued that Nicola Sturgeon should

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Our political correspondent Lucy Adams reports...

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A macro if you think for one single second I am not serious about doing

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what it takes to protect Scotland's interests, then think again. It's

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not the first time the Scottish Government has launched a

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referendum. That led to this but failed to get the result they

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wanted. Greenock is one of the few parts of Scotland that voted with a

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50-50 yes no split in the independence referendum two years

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ago. But in June of this year, 64% of the electorate here voted to

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remain in the EU. Today is not necessarily about securing

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independence. It's just a first step and might not even lead to a bill.

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In effect it's the Scottish Government's insurance policy

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against a so-called hard Brexit removing Scotland from the single

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market. It's important to protect Scotland's interests against a hard

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right Tory Brexit that could cost up to 80,000 jobs. So we are consulting

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on a draft referendum Bill. Should it prove that independence is the

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best way or indeed the only way to protect Scotland's interests. But

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opponents say they should get on with running the country. We

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promised the people of Scotland two years ago that if they came out and

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voted in the independence referendum, their voice would be

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respected. The majority of people don't want independence and the SNP

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should take this off the table. Experts have reflected on the legal

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status of a second independence referendum. This time round the

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Scottish Government says they will ask the UK Government to authorise

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the referendum. That's what they did in the last referendum. However I

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doubt if the UK Government would agree to that. Parts of the

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waterfront in Greenock have been transformed with EU funding. Its

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people living in areas like this that the Scottish Government will

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need to persuade of the requirement for a second independence

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referendum, and who they hope will be swayed by the UK Government's

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moved to leave the EU and the impact they say that will have on trade.

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Voted to stay part of Europe. I also voted to stay part of the UK. I just

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think economic and I wouldn't vote to break the UK up. For me, Scotland

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being part of Europe is really important and I think I would vote

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accordingly for that. I would still vote for independence because I feel

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that Scotland did not vote to leave the EU market. The bill would have

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the support it needs to be passed, but questions remain as to whether

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it will get that far. A man has gone on trial

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at the Old Bailey for the murder in London

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of an Inverness-born policeman. Stefano Brizzi denies murdering 59

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year-old Gordon Semple, saying his death was an accident

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resulting from a "sex The Scot had been with

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the Metropolitan Police Earlier I caught up with our

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reporter Richard Lister. Richard, what happened in court

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today? Well, opening the prosecution case today Certainly for the past

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few hours we had a lot of gruesome detail about this killing. He came

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to the UK from Italy in 2011. But the jury heard that he was in

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contact with PC Gordon Semple, originally from Inverness, but a 30

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year veteran of the Metropolitan Police force. He used a gay dating

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app, they arranged a meeting and Mr Semple spent several hours at the

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flat. The jury heard he was almost certainly killed between 7:30pm and

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10pm. His body was not discovered for a week until a neighbour called

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police complaining about the smell coming from the flat. Lease officers

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attended the flat and when they were met at the door by Mr Brizzi, the

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court heard he had said he tried to dissolve the body. He said Satan

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told him to. There were emotional scenes in court when the jury was

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played CCTV footage of Mr Brizzi buying power tools and buckets and

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cleaning fluid from a shop near his house as Mr Semple lay dead in his

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flat. Mr Brizzi burst into loud sobs and eventually the afternoon session

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had to be stopped and will not resume until 10am. This case is due

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to last three weeks. Mr Brizzi denies murder but he has admitted to

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the charge of obstructing a coroner by trying to conceal Mr Semple's

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body. Scotrail has unveiled an action plan

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detailing how it's going to tackle the problems that have plagued

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the rail network over It comes the day after a petition

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was handed into the government calling on the company to lose

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the franchise to operate Our reporter John McManus

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is at Queen Street Station for us - That petition yesterday was the

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result of enormous public pressure calling on ScotRail to either

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improve its performance or give up the franchise. And they have had

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problems on the reliability and punctuality issues means they

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dropped below a certain standard of performance, 90.3%. That is what has

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triggered transport Scotland to order the company to publish this

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improvement plan. It has not all been bad, there have been

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significant successes over the past year for ScotRail, not least the

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introduction of the new borders railway. The company admits it does

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have problems. It says it will spend ?60 million over the next two years

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putting those problems right, but ?60 million over the next two years

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they are under a lot of political pressure. I asked the company

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whether they were now involved in a PR battle with government ministers.

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Absolutely not. People are expressing their frustration, that's

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fine, we would not be critical of anybody doing that. For us it is

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about making sure we do everything as well as we possibly can to make

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sure we provide our customers with the best experience they can have on

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Scotland's network as they go to their jobs and to see their family

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and friends. And what do the customers or passengers make of

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this? Well there's a lot of promises in this report, not least, for

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example, things such as bringing on my new electric trains, upgrading

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existing older rolling stock with new doors and Wi-Fi for example,

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upgrading stations and spending more money on all the services they offer

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to customers. But it's a big ask. For example 200 carriages over the

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next three years is something ScotRail have promised. I asked

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passengers at Queen Street earlier today whether they thought ScotRail

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could deliver on those promises. If they put their minds to it they will

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be able to but I'm not sure I can trust them. They are a bit delayed

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but they are consistent. They might not be there on time but from my

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but they are consistent. They might experience it's a minute or two they

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are delayed by. Half an hour and the like, barely acceptable. They used

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to be an old advert, let the train take the strain, I think they forgot

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about that. This is an extremely frustrating issue for passengers.

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People just want to get home and get to work on time. They are probably

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not interested in the finer details of the improvement plan, they just

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want the trains to run on time. Thank you.

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Senior investigators have warned an "extremely violent" Scottish

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fugitive is likely to be hiding in Spain's ex-pat community.

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36-year-old Jonathon Kelly is one of 10 people who feature

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on a new "most wanted" list, revealed by the National Crime

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They believe each of the fugitives are hiding in Spain.

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Kelly, from Glasgow, is wanted by Police Scotland

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to serve a jail term for a number of serious assaults.

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The violent offender is said to pose a high risk to both

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Our reporter Aileen Clarke has more details.

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Armed police surrounded a Glasgow tenements two years ago. Officers

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poured into the Govanhill Street in a bid to capture a violent career

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criminal with a string of assaults to his name, including a machete

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attack. They'd been looking for Jonathan Kelly since he had gone on

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the run two weeks earlier, but if he'd been here he had moved on. When

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released from prison on licence one of the conditions was that he would

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turn up here at his local police station every day. That lasted less

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than three weeks, and then he cut his electronic tag off and went to

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ground. Two years on the police have still to catch up with him. Now

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detectives believe he has fled to Spain and is one of ten fugitives

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the National crime agency is targeting in this latest push to

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trace button 's most wanted. We are hoping people who know the

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whereabouts of these fugitives get in touch through crime Scotland. We

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can work in punisher with our Spanish counterparts and arrest and

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extradite the fugitives. Kelly is not the only one on the list

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Scottish police are keen to chase. There is a European arrest warrant

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out for Marc Quinn, a 52-year-old man from Liverpool. It is believed

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he was involved in a drug dealing operation in Glasgow. The

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authorities hope that more raids like this will result from tip-off

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is on the latest figures they are targeting. Previous campaigns have

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flushed out more than 70 fugitives. Amongst them William Paterson who

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fled to Spain but is now serving at least 22 years in jail for the

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murder of Kevin Carroll in a supermarket car park in Glasgow six

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years ago. Over the years some arrest in Spain have come just hours

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after the mug shots have been publicised. Sometimes it takes days

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or weeks. But detectives say they play a long game. We are very

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determined, we never give up. We will keep looking for these people

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for as long as it takes to capture them. In the case of such a

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dangerous criminal as Jonathan Kelly, police hope their tenacity

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will pay off sooner rather than later.

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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Two years after the country voted to stay in the UK,

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proposals are published for a second

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As final preparations are made to host the Old Firm League Cup semi

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final at Hampden the police say they won't tolerate any misbehaviour

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Scotland's MPs have been looking at new proposals

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to reduce their number and re-draw the Westminster constituencies.

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It means some SNP MPs will have to fight each

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other to stand again, and it puts the only

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Conservative and Labour members in Scotland at risk.

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The UK Government wants the change in order to cut the cost

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of politics and have more equally-sized constituencies.

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Our political correspondent Andrew Kerr has more.

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Battle ground Glasgow in the 2020 general election. SNP MPs might have

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to fight each other before polling day. Journalists have been poring

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over these new proposals. The UK Government wants to cut Scottish

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constituencies by six to save ?12 million over the next Parliament. We

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are tossed with drawing boundaries and coming up with names of

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constituencies and we would very much welcome public engagement on

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each of those elements, particularly where people think there are

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improvements that could be made. These multicoloured maps could leave

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MP careers in tatters. There are going to be some SNP MPs who lose

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out. Those particularly vulnerable are those where it is not obvious

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that they have the best claim on the new seat that is being created in

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their area. In the last general election the SNP won 56 out of 59

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seats. In SNP health Glasgow the constituencies have been cut from

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seven to six, that means a fight in the party to stand again unless

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someone steps aside. Meanwhile Scotland's only Labour MP could be

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at risk in the redrawn constituency has he is losing traditional areas

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of support. It's the same story for the soul Conservative MPs. Areas

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added into the new constituency taking a chunk of SNP support.

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Finally an unusual merger, the rural Angus Glens and busy Dundee East.

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The people in that area we spoke to don't mind the change as long as it

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saves money. I think we've got far too much government. There Rafah too

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many MPs in London, Scottish or otherwise. We don't need all these

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people there. Quite right, saving money, anything to save money. But

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the SNP are critical of the plan to cut MPs and deny there will be in

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fighting has MPs search around for a seat. Identix so. For us what this

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is about is the overall representation, this is about a

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reduction in the representation of the people of Scotland, not picking

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on certain areas or looking at communities. For that Labour MP in

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Edinburgh who could be at risk, battle begins now. Of the seats made

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and created out of the Edinburgh South seat I'd be happy to fight and

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hopefully win, but there is a long way to go. We've been making some

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suggestions to make it reflect local communities and local community

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ties. Back in the south-west, Scotland's only conservative

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welcomes a cut in politicians but he's not impressed at his boundary

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changes. I support their being less MPs, I think it will make Parliament

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more cost-effective and that inevitably means more boundary

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changes. Obviously it is a disappointment to see a constituency

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I represented for 15 years being broken up. This is just the initial

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plan and it could change. MPs will have to pass it, but not until

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A prisoner, who went on the run from Castle Huntley

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open prison near Dundee, has been traced in Paisley.

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Police said Arthur had convictions for violence and they had warned

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members of the public not to approach him.

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The mother of an RAF serviceman from Dunfermline,

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who went missing after a night out in Suffolk, has renewed her appeal

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CCTV pictures show 23 year old Corrie McKeague in the centre

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of Bury St Edmonds almost four weeks ago.

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Since then there have been land and air searches, but no trace

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His mother says she believes he's still alive.

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Honestly, so many people have asked me that question and and absolutely,

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the thought that he is going to come back in weeks saying you will not

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believe what's just happened to be, that is him. Nobody can just

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disappear. I know that. I know that as a police officer, I know that you

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just don't have any evidence and there is nothing.

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A look at other stories from across the country...

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Almost 50,000 people have signed up to donate stem cells in a bid to

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save the life of a three-year-old girl. Eva Stark from Fife lost out

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on a life-saving transplant for the second time after a donor pulled out

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for medical reasons. She has a rare blood disorder and will die without

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a stem cell transplant. The donor has to be a ten out of ten identical

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match for genetic markers. Emergency services have been attempting to

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remove two empty cars which plunged into the sea in Edinburgh. They were

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spotted by Walker at West Shore wrote in granting early this

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morning. Police said they did not know how they ended up here but

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confirmed the body had been heart. Stagecoach bus passengers in

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Scotland may be able to pay their fears using contactless technology

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by next year. Ahead of some services elsewhere in Britain. In a ?12

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million scheme the company made plans to introduce the equipment on

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all of its UK regional bosses by the end of 2018. Political uncertainty

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is being blamed for a slowdown in growth for Scottish construction

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firms with modest expectations of business improvement over the next

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12 months. The quarterly survey by the Royal institution of chartered

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surveyors found more were expecting growth than contraction but only by

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a 7% margin. An American writer has won this year 's Dundee

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International Booker prize. She has been awarded ?5,000 and a publishing

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deal for horror novel, the margins, a coming-of-age story set in the

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1980s with a lead character who is transgender. I've always been

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interested in gender and gender roles and why we have them, how they

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are played out. I was looking for a book like this and I couldn't find

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one and I have always had a cliche, write what you want to read so

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that's what I did. Glasgow's top police officer says

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the behaviour of some Celtic and Rangers fans

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is an 'embarrasment' to the city and country,

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and is promising more on-the-spot arrests for any serious misbehaviour

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at Sunday's League Cup semifinal. Chief Superintendent Brian McInulty

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is deploying extra officers, claiming the police and the public

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'have had enough' . From the national stadium,

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Kheredine Idessane reports. Preparations are well underway here

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at the National Stadium for two big football matches this weekend,

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Martin against Aberdeen on Saturday, Rangers against Celtic on Sunday, up

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for grabs a place in the League Cup final and it's particularly the

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match between the Glasgow teams on Sunday which is exercising the minds

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of police. They are promising extra resources, additional officers here

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at the National Stadium on Sunday. There will be extra searches and a

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change in emphasis as well. There is going to be more arrests say police.

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This comes off the back of a match last month at Celtic Park in which

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effigies were hung from one part of the ground and some severe vandalism

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was done to toilets in another part. It becomes an embarrassment for

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Scottish football fans, it becomes an embarrassment for Scottish

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people. We should be talking after a football match about the game. We

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should not be talking about these senseless act by a minority of

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people who tarnish the event for everybody else. For that reason we

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will be focused on doing everything we can to prevent it from happening

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in the first place. If people do engage in that type of behaviour we

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will be looking to make arrests this weekend. There is possibly a more

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controversial Rangers and Celtic match later in the year at Hogmanay,

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controversial Rangers and Celtic will the template be said that this

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weekend, are you happy for that match to go ahead on that day? The

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fixture is being held at Ibrox, Rangers home ground, which is a

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different environment to the National Stadium but again we will

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learn from every game but the focus at the moment is absolutely on the

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two games this coming weekend. The last big club match held here at

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Hampden Park was the cup final involving Hibernian and Rangers and

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we saw the disgraceful scenes afterwards with bands on the pitch

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behind me and the subsequent enquiry into the going on and the failings.

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Police say they have learned and are continuing to learn lessons from

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that match and they will put procedures in place here at Hampden

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on Sunday to try to best preserve public order and make sure the

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majority of fans come here and enjoy the football in safety.

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The Celtic captain Scott Brown says beating Rangers in the semi final

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of the League Cup this weekend could provide the perfect tonic

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after their Champions League defeat last night.

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Borussia Monchengladbach were two nil winners at Parkhead.

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Brown says attention must now turn to their rivals but he's warning

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fans to be realistic about the scoreline.

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Here's our Senior Football reporter Chris McLaughlin.

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Footballers rarely get a chance to let Champions League wins these

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days, dust yourself down captain, forget last night and promote a

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League Cup semifinal. But is it that easy? It looked and sounded like the

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start of another memorable Champions League night at Celtic Park but it

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didn't last. From the Germans pushed, pressed, fought and fought

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and silenced and then scored with a little help from Kolo Toure. It's

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football, it's about how you bounce back and he's a great leader from

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the back, he talks and communicates and always wants the ball. I think

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that the statue of a great man and what he's done for us since coming

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in here has been phenomenal and he will push on as well. If he is to

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push on he will have two key mistakes to forget, this was the

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second last night, the goal which finished it for Celtic. Toure's

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indecision. All in all night to forget for the Scottish champions. I

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think the best team won, I don't think there's any argument about

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that. My players gave absolutely everything tonight, we were up

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against a top side. But we had some good spells as well. We were just

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beaten by a side that was very, very good. Celtic win could have had them

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pushing per second, now they look cut adrift at the bottom. Perhaps

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putting Rangers to the sword on Sunday would help it will be a lot

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tighter, everyone thinks it will be three, four, 5-0 for us again but it

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would be that, it'll be a lot harder again. Yet again we got the pace and

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quality, we can score a couple. Focus, promotional push over on

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Sunday, it will be back to business. Let's get details of Scotland 2016.

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The draft bill has been published but are we any closer to the second

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independence referendum? I will be talking to the Scottish Government

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Brexit minister fresh from his visit to Brussels.

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Lets see how the weather is shaping up.

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Asset obey across the bus majority of the country and on reflection if

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you had the sunshine it was quite pleasant. Little in the way of

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change tonight, driver most, settled again thanks to this high-pressure

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overhead, but this weather front trying to edging towards the Western

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Isles and some showery outbreaks of rain across Orkney and then east

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coast but for most of the mainland most of the night it's dry. Fairly

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cloudy and it will be cool but not perhaps as cold as last night. In

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towns and cities we are looking at temperatures around about six or

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seven, in the countryside coaster three or four. A touch of frost and

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a few mist patches in the Highlands. Tomorrow we still have that ridge of

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high pressure connected to the high cell just passed Scandinavia, the

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weather front into the Northwest so damp start in towards the Hebrides

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and showery rain affected east of Aberdeen and down towards Edinburgh

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and the Eastern Borders but that cleaving through. The wet weather in

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the north-west clearing away also but for most of the country for most

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of the day it's another dry and settled one. Cloud late but some

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brightness coming through. Highs around 12, it's not too bad. One or

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two residual showers around the coast but should be a dry afternoon

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compared with the morning, still a bit damp across the north-west but

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again that should be clearing away. As we head through the course of the

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rest of the afternoon into the evening still a bit damp across the

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vast North. To the weekend the settled theme continues, and

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east-west split. The East cloudy with showers, West likely to be

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drier with sunshine because we have an East south-easterly wind coming

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over the North Sea and picking up moisture, more likely to see cloud

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in the East with showers further west, likely to be drier and

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brighter with the sunshine. All told fairly settled, best of the sunshine

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in the West. A reminder of the main news, the

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Scottish Government has published a consultation on a new independence

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referendum bill. The First Minister says she's been forced into the

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decision because of broken promises from Westminster and the Brexit

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vote. The opposition say she should get on with running the country.

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That's Reporting Scotland, I will be back with the headlines at 8pm and

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the late bulletin just after the ten o'clock News. Until then from

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everyone and the team right across the country have good evening.

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Goodbye.

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