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

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A minimum price for alcohol gets the go-ahead

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after judges reject an appeal by whisky makers.

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A drink driver is jailed for seven and a half years

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as she returned from her son's wedding.

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You always remember your wedding day, it is the highlight of your

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life and to lose your mum the next day in tragic circumstances is top.

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Everyone who was there have seen the happiness, then the sadness.

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after making what are described as homophobic comments at a dinner.

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The Scottish Green Party urges the people of Scotland

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to back holding another independence referendum in the wake

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as Morton take on Aberdeen in their first Hampden

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Scottish Government plans to set a minimum price for alcohol have

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The Court of Session in Edinburgh has ruled against a challenge

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to the legislation from the Scotch Whisky Association.

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It claimed the plans were a breach of European Law.

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The ruling now paves the way for the Scottish Government

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It's four years since it was passed in Holyrood,

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where ministers argued it would save lives and reduce crime.

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Steven Godden reports from the Court of Session.

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In a country with a complicated, often troubled relationship with

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alcohol, ?5 is enough to drink more in a week than doctors would

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recommend. Those who deal with the consequences of problem drinking

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believe minimum pricing is the best way to tackle it. What minimum

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pricing targets is the cheapest, strongest alcohol, which is

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precisely the alcohol that is drunk by the people who end up in our

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hospitals and who end up dying from alcohol-related causes. It is a

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very, very targeted policy. It is not about your bottles of wine, it

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is about cheap cider, cheap supermarket vodka. A minimum price

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of 50p per unit would ensure a bottle of spirits cost at least ?14,

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or cheap, strong side could double in price. MSPs approved the policy

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in 2012, but a court challenge, led by the Scotch Whisky Association,

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stopped it in its tracks. After four years of legal argument, here at the

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Court of Session in Edinburgh and at the European Court of Justice, the

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ruling boiled down to one key question- would encasing the tax on

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alcohol be as effective as minimum pricing -- increasing the tax on

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alcohol be as effective as minimum pricing when it came to protecting

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people's help? Today, the panel of three judges ruled it wouldn't and

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rejected the appeal. Obviously, we regret the ruling today, we believe

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it is a barrier to trade and not the most effective way to deal with

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alcohol related problems. But we will decide on it before the next

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steps. Now it has that report, it has the overwhelming backing up

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Parliament and we need to move forward with this policy because it

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will save lives and the evidence points us in that direction, so I

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would hope it does now spell the end of the legal delay. An appeal to the

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UK Supreme Court could be launched within the next month, but the

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Scottish Government said today's judgment should be respected. Their

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aim, to make minimum pricing a reality as quickly as possible.

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A drink-driver who crashed into a taxi

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as she returned from her son's wedding has been jailed

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21-year-old Steven Bennie was being chased by police

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at the time and had been driving at speeds of up to 80mph.

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Marie Laurie was getting into the taxi with her husband

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when the crash happened in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow

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Aileen Clarke reports from the High Court in Glasgow.

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This family have lost a mother, wife, a grandmother, because Marie

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Laurie was all of these things and more. They came to court hoping for

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a sentence which might begin to reflect their loss. It is never

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enough, compared to what we have lost, but we got enough for us to be

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happy today. Marie Laurie was killed and her husband seriously injured

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when Steven Bennie crashed his car into the taxi they had just got into

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last November. Steven Bennie, 20 at the time, was being followed by the

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police and driving at high speed when he drove through a red light

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and then hit the taxi. The judge jailed him for seven and a half

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years. On sentencing, Lord Boyd said to Steven Bennie that Marie Laurie

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had been returning home with her husband from her son's wedding, one

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of the happiest days of her life, he said, and in an instant, that life

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was gone. He said it was difficult to imagine a more serious level of

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dangerous driving. You had no licence, he said, you weren't

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insured, you had taken alcohol, he didn't stop when the police

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signalled to you to do so and you reached 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. You

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had even turned your headlights off, he said. It was the wedding of her

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son Martin that Marie Laurie was on her way home from and although the

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two events are now intertwined, he says he can't dwell on Steven Bennie

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and his reckless actions last night. He is just a boy that had a bad

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experience and he has caused the death. To be honest with you, he

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could be regretting for his life as well, so let's hope he takes that. I

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have no hatred. As I say, I do not want to be filled with anger. The

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first anniversary comes next month. A difficult time for the family. I

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will never forget those two days of my life. You always remember your

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wedding day, it's the highlight of your life and to lose your mum the

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next day in such tragic circumstances is going to be tough,

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it's going to be tough for the whole family, you know? Everybody was

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there, they had seen the happiness, they've seen the sadness. The man

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accused of murdering an Inverness born policeman may have cooked and

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eaten parts of his body, a court has heard. The remains of 59-year-old

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Gordon Semple were found when investigators searched a south

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London flat. They found his DNA on cooking utensils in the kitchen

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belonging to Stefano Fritz Lee, who denies murder but admits

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dismembering and disposing of his body. The UK Brexit

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secretary David Davis has been hearing a range of Scottish opinions

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on negotiations for leaving the European Union. He met his opposite

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number in the Scottish Government as well as business leaders during a

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meeting in Glasgow. And he heard a call for more clarity about the

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shape that Brexit is going to take. Here is Douglas Fraser.

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Protective headgear may be required for the man with a challenging new

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job. Secretary of State for exiting the European Union. Tell me what

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you're doing. David Davis was in listening mode at Clydeside today at

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this business start-up centre, a new fruit from the Glasgow deal. Across

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the North Sea, his boss was at her first Brussels summit as Prime

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Minister, emphasising that Britain is fully in until it is fully aired.

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Yet other governments think the British will eventually change their

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minds and remain in the European club. That's not going to happen,

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the Prime Minister has made clear that the now infamous phrase "Brexit

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means Brexit" is going to happen, the people have given us an

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instruction, we have to carry it out. The UK Government has to

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negotiate with 27 governments across Europe and devolved administrations

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around the UK. The trickiest one is probably with Scotland's Brexit

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minister. After they met today, they Holyrood minister was looking for

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clarity other than the hints of what we might expect. This is a matter of

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enormous significance to Scotland, to our economy, to the way we live

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in the European citizens that live here and citizens of Scotland but

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live elsewhere. Hints are not good enough, there must be meaningful

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open discussion about what happens next and that is the message I gave

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to David Davis. This is about tone, attitude, the human component. Next,

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meeting business representatives at Strathclyde University, they raised

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concerns about foreign recruitment and access to markets and while

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rebuffing calls for devolved power over immigration, David Davies

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insists this is more than just listening to pressure groups. These

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are not just lobby groups, these are the people of Scotland, they

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represent various groups of the people of Scotland and it will have

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an influence on things like fisheries policy, on farming and our

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approach to negotiations there, it'll have an influence on our

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approach to things like data, the single issue that came today raised

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by one of the financial services people here, management of data.

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Every time we have one of these meetings, some important new issues

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up. There are many Scottish voices around the table at the meeting here

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today, from fisheries to universities, all looking for risks

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as well as opportunities in these extremely complex Brexit

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as well as opportunities in these negotiations ahead. They are not

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your talking about outcomes, they're talking about the inputs and the

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process that will decide which voices dominate.

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Two people have charged with human trafficking

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for the purposes of prostitution, the arrests took place

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A 40-year-old man and 32-year-old woman will appear at

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The charges follow a day of action by police to target

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A well-known Aberdeen hotel owner has apologised after making

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what were described as homophobic comments at a fundraising dinner.

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Stewart Spence used the term - regarded as highly derogatory

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and which will be mentioned in Steven Duff's report

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Steven joins us now from outside the five-star Marcliffe Hotel now.

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Well, Stewart Spence and the Marcliffe Hotel here in the west End

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of Aberdeen, the city's only 5-star hotel. He is a well-known

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businessman, entrepreneurial, awarded the MBE for his services to

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the tourist industry. At a fundraising dinner last night, he

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was speaking and he used the term "poofs" a number of times when he

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was claiming the hotel industry had a history of employing homosexuals

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and he said himself he had never employed a homosexual. Now, today,

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he apologise sincerely for what he described as ill-advised comments,

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saying he was mortified and he said as far as he was concerned, the

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Marcliffe Hotel was inclusive for staff and guests, whatever their

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sexual orientation. You say he has apologised, what has

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the reaction been to his remarks? Well, the event last night was for

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the hospitality industry trust, which helps find funding for young

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people who want careers in hospitality. We were told by one

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guessed that the chief executive quickly disassociated himself and

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the Organisation from the comments, getting a round of applause in

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response. Today, it put out a statement saying it was shocked and

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distressed by what Stewart Spence had to say, saying the hospitality

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industry is known for being inclusive and diverse. Stonewall

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Scotland says the comment shows how far there is to go before LGBT staff

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can feel safe and included in the workplace. It says if there is one

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positive from what Mr Spence had to say, it is the strong reaction and

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strong criticism he has received. Thank you very much. The Scottish

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Government says it will carefully consider proposals to introduce

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measures to pardon gay men who were convicted of historical offences

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which have since been abolished. The SNP MP John Nicolson failed

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earlier in a bid to have automatic pardons introduced

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in England and Wales. The UK Government has said it

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will grant pardons to those still living who apply

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and meet criteria. The operators of the Fort William

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aluminium smelter have confirmed they are in negotiations

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to sell the plant. The operation employs around 170

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people and is one of the largest There have been local fears that

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a review by owners Rio Tinto could lead to the closure

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of the factory but it's believed the discussions

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could lead to its being sold You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. A minimum price

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for alcohol is given the go-ahead after judges rejected an appeal

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by whisky makers. Greenock Morton prepare

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for their first Hampden semi-final The Scottish Green Party is urging

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the people of Scotland to back holding another independence

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referendum in the wake Speaking at his party's autumn

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conference, the co-convener Patrick Harvie pledged his support

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for the Scottish Government's stance - but he said he would also

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push the SNP to make Our political correspondent Andrew

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Kerr is in Perth this evening. Independence and Brexit dominating

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yet another party Yes, that's right, Sally. Like all

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the conferences, I suppose, Brexit has been the big issue and it was

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the big issue here today on the first day of the Green Party

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conference. This is the final conference of the autumn conference

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season and as the green leaves turn golden at this time of year, I

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suppose, the Green Party here think they are entering perhaps a golden

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phase, because at Holyrood, they entered... At the Holyrood election,

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they managed to treble their representation, they overtook the

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Liberal Democrats and they are now very powerful in a way, because the

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SNP is a minority Government, so their votes do matter. They are very

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important. So it looks like the Greens are going to push the SNP

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when it comes to issues like fracking, proposed cuts to air

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passenger duty and local authority taxation. They'll really giving the

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SNP a push in the way they want them to go, they are claiming, and now

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their co-convenor Patrick Harvie spoke to the conference this

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afternoon, he addressed the members there and it also looks like he

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wants to push the SNP, the Scottish Government, left wing when it comes

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to the Scottish Government's budget. So the SNP must make significant

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moves from their manifesto position in the direction of progressive tax

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if they expect to see Green support for their budget plans in the coming

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months. Now, back to Brexit and the

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Constitution. Patrick Harvie essentially spoke at his disgust at

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Brexiteers, the vote that has taken the UK out of the European Union. He

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wants to, as he says, protect Scotland's place in the EU, so he

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was fully supportive of the Scottish Government's plans to launch the

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consultation on the draft Referendum Bill, because he says the people of

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Scotland, their voice must be heard. This is what he told the conference

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when it came to independence. Scotland's mandate, that 62% remain

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vote, is being utterly ignored by Theresa May's Government. Well, we

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will respect that mandate. We will commit to keeping Scotland's place

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in Europe, because that's what the people living here voted for.

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APPLAUSE. One of the consequences of this vote

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is that the Scottish Government must be supported in their decision to

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publish a consultation on a bill for an independence referendum.

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So, as I said, the Greens supporting the Scottish Government when it

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comes to another referendum, but it's interesting, they are not

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looking for a quid pro quo when it comes to that, they are not looking

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for something in return. As I mentioned, votes are really vital to

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the Scottish Government. More on Brexit tomorrow, the Green

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conference here in path. They will hear from the German Green MEP

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outlining Scotland's connections with the rest of Europe, and the

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co-leader from the Scottish Green Party will be pushing the green

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message when it comes to the local authority elections next year.

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Andrew, thank you very much indeed. A look at other stories

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from across the country. A 12 year old boy has

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died, after falling Lachlan MacKenzie from Muir

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of Fowlis in Aberdeenshire was visiting relatives in Troon,

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when the accident Police in Suffolk have released

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new CCTV footage of the missing Scots RAF serviceman

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Corrie McKeague. He vanished after a night

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out in Bury St Edmunds Aberdeen Harbour is playing host

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to a flotilla of NATO ships The vessels from countries including

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Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Finland are part

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of a mine-sweeping group that's been A councillor is calling for more

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central government investment in roads in the Argyll islands,

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to help cope with the large Much of the surge is down

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to the introduction of the Road Equivalent Tariff -

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which has seen a significant All the infrastructure is done by

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the council, said the council has to get more funding for the

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infrastructure, for the increase of traffic. It's great that all that

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traffic is coming, but I'm afraid the infrastructure is not going to

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cope. The highest red phone box

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in the UK has been saved, after a local campaign to keep it

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in place.It sits two thousand feet above sea level at the base

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of the ski-slope in the Cairngorms. Almost a third of public payphones

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in Scotland have been earmarked for removal by BT,

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because of under-use. Pink and orange clouds

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appeared in the sky The phenomenon was captured

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in photographs taken by BBC Scotland website readers and BBC

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WeatherWatchers around The clouds are believed to have come

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from the Ineos petrochemical It's believed they were caused

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by heat from cooling towers, which created

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instability in the air. It's the Scottish League Cup

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semi-final weekend. Celtic and Rangers meet on Sunday,

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but tomorrow the action kicks off The Dons are heavy favourites

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to progress against the side But as our Senior Football Reporter

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Chris McLaughlin reports, the underdogs, who haven't enjoyed

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Cup success since 1922, On the banks of the River Clyde you

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don't have to look far for reminders of its industrial maritime past. But

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this is no misty eyed tale of long forgotten shipyards and days gone

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by, because for over 140 years here in Greenock, as the industry has

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ebbed and flowed like this great river, there has been one great

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constant. Morton's success can be enjoyed

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mostly in black and white, but things could be about to change.

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That's ?15 altogether... Merchandise tills ringing to the sound of

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optimism. We haven't had an easy tills ringing to the sound of

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time at Greenock, there have been ups and downs, but it is an

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incredible community with an incredible community spirit. Just

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ask the kit man who has been at the club 41 years. Would it be going too

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far to say this club has been your life? It's cost me about a dozen

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girlfriends in the past! I'm still single. I've been here since I was

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nine, a ball boy, then I got too old for doing that. I was 16 and I

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started on the kit and full-time 16 or 17 years. You can feel a buzz

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around this place and not just from the Longmore, the fan to make the

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pilgrimage here every other week has been starved of success for so long.

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In fact, you have to go back to 1979 to find footage of Morton in a

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League Cup semifinal. That was also against Aberdeen, and the Reds

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progressed with help from this goal. These days the dons are led by a

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former Morton midfielder, back in the days when short work short and

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strips were interesting. My job is to get Aberdeen to a cup final and

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hopefully go and win it. We're looking forward to the game. I think

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the players have done well to put themselves in this position. So the

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dons versus the tonne, two sides with plenty of history on one side

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with nothing to lose. The Commonwealth Games gold

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medallist Ross Murdoch has lost his top Podium level of funding

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for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. Instead he drops to "podium

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potential" after missing out on a place in the 100m

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Rio Olympic final. There are four Scots named

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in the elite Podium category. They are the Olympic relay silver

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medallists Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace along

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with the three times Olympian and multiple international medallist

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Hannah Miley. Scotland's men and women take

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on representatives from Ireland tomorrow in the annual

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shinty/hurling The Scots ladies were emphatic

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winners last year but will expect their toughest challenge of recent

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years as they face With the men's competition only over

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one leg this year, Ireland has met senior men's under

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the most of home advantage. Ireland has met senior men's under

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21 and Dublin women's hurling teams arrived at Inverness today ahead of

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their clash with their Scottish shindig counterparts tomorrow in

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Inverness. The Irish are under no illusions that a tough challenge

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awaits them. You have two Celtic nations who enjoy the physical

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contact. We're looking forward to the contest tomorrow. Scotland won

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outlast year before losing the return leg in Dublin. This year

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Scotland's manager thinks playing just one leg will be a benefit.

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Normally when it is a two legged affair, the next leg we struggle,

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and get turned over having had a nine or ten point lead. Last year

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there was nothing between the teams. We could have. Both games are there.

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Points scoring specialist Kevin Bartlett has set the Mac as a

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priority. The last two years we have read from the first half, which has

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gone on to help us win those games. They come back better in the second

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half. Scotland's women have been honing their skills this league and

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are hoping to keep the winning run from 2010 running, despite recent

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opposition in recent years. The whole of the women's game has

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progressed quite a bit but we are expecting a hard, fast, physical

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game, as always, with the Irish. Scotland's teams will hope to build

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on last year's successes at home. Let's see what we can expect

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from the weekend weather. Good evening. Fairly settled

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conditions this weekend. Much like today. There was a fair amount of

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cloud around. Sunshine and a few showers and we hold onto a lot of

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black cloud as we had overnight. Nothing desperately cold. Reasonably

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dry for many. The exceptions, a few showers in the North Sea. Those are

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likely to edge inland overnight, some patchy rain perhaps in the

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Western Isles, but for most it is dry. With that cloud, nothing too

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cold, temperatures in towns and cities around 6-8dC, but some clear

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conditions in the Highlands leading to a touch of Frost. Perhaps in

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western fog to start the day tomorrow. Quite a busy pressure

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chart this week but the low pressure and rain staying away from us. We

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are under the influence of a ridge of high pressure and there is an

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easterly flow coming in off the North Sea, so that means a bit of an

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east-west split weather-wise. In eastern parts the country, more

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likely some cloudier skies. Further west, more likely to and brighter

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weather. When we have that cloud there will be a few showers at

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times. Not a wash-out by any means, but cater

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for one or two coming in. In the West, sunshine more likely. We

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generally light winds, reasonably pleasant, temperatures 11-13. But on

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the East Coast with the breeze coming in off the coast, pressure at

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times, something just a touch cooler. Around the Northwest, plenty

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of sunshine, a pleasant afternoon in store will stop also in the Northern

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Isles comedies and spells of sunshine. If you are thinking of

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walking or climbing across the north-west, plenty of sunshine on

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offer. Temperatures good and winds moderate light. Across the eastern

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areas, little more in the way of cloud, a few showers but not a

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wash-out, but cater for one or two coming through. Temperatures are on

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the summit. The rest of the coming through. Temperatures are on

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afternoon into the evening, generally dry for many, still a few

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showers and eastern parts of the country. Into Sunday and little in

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the way of change. Still an easterly flow. There could be a little fog

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around to start the day on Sunday but plenty of sunshine went it comes

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up in western parts. Further ease, likely to have more cloud than some

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showers. The wind backing north-easterly, so shades down

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temperature wise perhaps. On Monday we do it all again. A bit of an

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east-west split. In the West plenty of sunshine and dry, further east

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are little more cloudy. Temperatures 10-11.

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Thank you, Chris. Now, a reminder of

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tonight's main news: Scottish Government plans to set

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a minimum price for alcohol have been backed by the Court

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of Session in Edinburgh. The Scotch Whisky Association

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claimed the plans were The people of Aberfan in Wales have

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been marking the 50th anniversary of the day a coal slurry avalanche

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buried at school. 26 people are being treated at the scene for

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breathing difficulties and two taken to hospital. I will be back with a

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headline that eight and the late bulletin just after the ten o'clock

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News. See you then, goodbye.

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