27/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


27/12/2016

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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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Police say they're following up a "positive line of inquiry"

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following the murder of a man who was discovered badly

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injured in Glasgow back court on Christmas Day.

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Thomas Roberts, who was 43, died later in hospital.

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Ad 4am on Christmas Day, police were cold to this block of flats in the

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Saracen area of Glasgow and found a badly injured man. 42-year-old

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Thomas Roberts from Milton. A was taken to hospital from the scene but

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died shortly afterwards -- a was. Unconfirmed reports say the attack

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may have lasted for some time. On Facebook, his daughter said that

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Heaven had gained another angel. His family and friends have been left

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shattered. A 50-year-old unnamed man was also discovered injured at the

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scene and is in a stable condition in hospital. A could be a vital

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witness. Forensics teams have already combed the area for clues.

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Police are following a positive line of inquiry but won't help from

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witnesses. They are conducting inquiries locally house-to-house and

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examining CCTV footage to try to find out what happened here.

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Police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old man whose body

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was found in Frasers department store in Princes Street

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Officers say they are treating the death of the man -

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who was a member of staff - as unexplained.

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The shop has been shut and will remain closed

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House of Fraser says it is "deeply saddened" by the death,

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The NHS is struggling to cope with increasing demands

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The doctors union has said health service funding is stagnating

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despite what it describes as the "unprecedented

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Queueing just to register for AGP, such other pressures on the NHS. The

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dockers union says urgent action is needed with an ageing population --

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a GP. Most practices can recruit new doctors. A consultant level, we have

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one in 15 vacancies, that is the official figures. We think they're

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worse -- at consultant level. It has a knock-on effect on staff in the

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health service because everyone is working harder and it has a knock-on

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effect on the quality of care. Recruiting doctors and nurses is an

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ongoing problem in riddle, rural areas. Money is static so the health

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service cannot keep pace with demand. The Health Secretary accepts

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changes needed. the criticism follows Audit Scotland that the NHS

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met only one of its eight waiting time targets and faces further

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savings. The Scottish blueprint for the NHS emphasises intervention to

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savings. The Scottish blueprint for stop people becoming ill and

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treatment to prevent conditions worsening but doctors argued the gap

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between demand and resources continues, and there will be no

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choice but to ask what the NHS can't deliver in future.

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Building work on the new Forth Crossing is now 94% complete.

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Transport Scotland has released this video showing progress

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on the construction work over the past year.

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Only two segments of the deck of the Queensferry Crossing

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The bridge was originally due to open this month,

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but is now scheduled to begin carrying vehicles from May.

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An album of early photographs is to be sold at auction.

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Edward Muybridge's pictures of horses and humans from the late

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19th century were the first to be made using high speed

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It pioneered the stop motion photography which preceded

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cinematography, so it was the first time that people had seen these

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Then he set up their system of tripwires so that the horse

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ran through the wires, it would automatically trigger

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a bank of 12 cameras that were set up one after another.

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Football and there are two Premiership matches

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At Pittodrie, Aberdeen took on Hamilton Accies.

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That match ended in a 2-1 victory for the Dons.

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Hearts against Kilmarnock kicks-off at 7:45 tonight.

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There's live coverage of the game over on BBC Radio Scotland.

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Scotland's ferry services are largely returning to normal,

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including Eigg's first in almost a week, following disruption caused

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In the Northern Isles, Northlink's Orkney sailings

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Cal-Mac's Mallaig Armadale service was cancelled earlier,

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while a few other routes aren't running to the normal timetable.

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Now let's get the weather forecast from Christopher.

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Fairly settled condition over the next few days but tonight, dry away

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from the northwest. Further south, fog will develop and it will be

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fairly dense by tomorrow morning saw some tricky travelling conditions,

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potentially delays. Overnight tonight, across the northeast we

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will have the coldest conditions below freezing. Milder around the

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West Coast and northwest and that we sucked into tomorrow. Elsewhere,

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cloudy with light rain or drizzle over the hills and temperatures of

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six Celsius but temperatures at around 10 Celsius to start the day

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and across the Northern Isles, windy and settled there us north-western

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coasts the wind will be quite strong, perhaps gale force for a

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time. Elsewhere, largely dry, lighter winds, probably cloudier

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than today but still some brightness on offer across parts of the

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northeast and towards the Lothians and Borders. Milder in the southwest

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and the northwest but still quite windy here. Elsewhere, like today,

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temperatures are eight or nine Celsius looking ahead and little in

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the way of change, we still have high pressure to the south of us but

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this front is trying to edge it way in and threatens outbreaks of rain

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at times. Elsewhere, largely dry, but also largely cloudy. Come

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Friday, the rain is waxing and waning around northern parts of the

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way -- mainland, temperatures into double digits, and fog Hogmanay, the

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rain could jittery southwards. It could be in the Central Belt for the

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spells. Join Graham Stewart for our

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"late-late" bulletin at the later than scheduled time of 11:10pm

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tonight if you can. Until then, from everyone

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on Reporting Scotland,

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