09/01/2017 Reporting Scotland


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It's emerged the Scottish serviceman Corrie McKeague,

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who hasn't been seen since September, is to become a father.

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I had the support of everyone around me, my family and friends, which was

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great, but it is still not the most pleasant thing to go through on your

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own. Especially when the person you love is missing.

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Also on the programme, the Scottish Conservative leader

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says she wants the UK to have access to the EU single

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Her opponents accuse her of selling out.

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There's been an increase this year in the number

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of people caught drink-driving over the festive period,

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and most of those would have failed the old, higher limit, too.

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Calls for increased support to help people retrain,

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as more of us work longer and change career direction.

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And Scotland's top badminton player is calling for the decision

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to remove the sport's Olympic funding to be reversed.

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The Scottish Conservative leader has insisted both

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she and the Prime Minister are intent on securing

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the best Brexit deal for the whole of the UK

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But Ruth Davidson's SNP opponents challenged her to back

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plans to keep Scotland inside the European single market.

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This from our political editor Brian Taylor.

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Like all politicians, the Prime Minister prefers to sound decisive.

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She has colleagues that want to quit the single market entirely, but has

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business leaders that want to maintain links so appears to

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indicate no to single market membership but yes to access. But

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how much access? This morning Gary Robinson suggested that she had

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shifted ground to Ruth Davidson. A couple of days later you said what I

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want to see for Scotland is access to the single market, why the

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change? I don't think there's a huge difference here. There's a weird

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conception the single market is a binary choice, and it's not, there

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are gradations. As somebody who not only recognises the result didn't go

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the way I want, but who is arguing passionately to stay in it, I want

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the largest amount of access to the single market. Temptations all

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around as Nicola Sturgeon carries on the day job, visiting a day centre.

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But she's not tempted yet to name the date for a second is

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independence referendum, although she hasn't said it will be this

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year, which rivals says a statement of blindingly obvious. Some say the

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Tories are letting Scotland down. But is deeply disappointing that

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instead of representing the interests of people that work in

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Scotland, Ruth Davidson has committed to try to prevent the Tory

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party into splitting into a civil war. What's that? You want precise

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details about the future? Mind if I get back to you about that one?

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The girlfriend of the missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has

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revealed she's pregnant with his child.

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21-year-old April Oliver discovered she was having a baby in October,

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weeks after Corrie disappeared after a night out in the Suffolk

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She said she'd always hoped he would return but has now decided

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She's always wanted to be a mother, but looking at the scan of her and

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Corrie's unborn child, she wishes circumstances could be difficult.

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The personal trainer first met him on an online dating site last summer

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and only discovered she was pregnant fortnight after the RAF gunner went

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missing. Being a mother is something I always wanted to be, right from

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when I was younger, but it is just... It is just a horrible time,

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isn't it really? Corrie's mother and April's parents have known about the

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pregnancy since the outset and they are supporting her. It's something I

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hoped he would be here to help me make the decision but he isn't so

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it's a decision I've had to make alone. Not the most pleasant thing

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to go through on your own, especially when the person you love

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is not present. Corrie was last caught on CCTV in the early hours of

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Saturday the 24th of September in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. The

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23-year-old had been enjoying a night out with friends before he

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left this nightclub alone in the early hours. After entering an area

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behind some shops, he disappeared. As this home video shows, Corrie

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McKeague is an extrovert and happy As this home video shows, Corrie

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to perform for family and friends. His family say he would talk to

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anyone. Every week, his mother flies to Scotland to coordinate the search

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for her son. It is difficult to balance the excitement of a new baby

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to what we are trying to focus on now and that is finding Corrie so it

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is just one day at a time. We will get through this but just now I have

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got to, for my own sanity, just try to concentrate on trying to find

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Corrie and doing everything I can to find him. Preparations are already

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in place for the birth of their baby. April now hopes to

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in place for the birth of their personal privacy for her and her

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baby's health. Both families are now determined that efforts are focused

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on finding Corrie, this unborn baby's father.

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Scotland's tougher drink-drive limits are still failing to deter

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motorists from drinking too much and getting behind the wheel.

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This festive period there was a 38% rise in the number of drivers

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who failed a breath test, and it seems the majority would have

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failed the test under the old, higher limit.

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Our home affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson has been taking

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This was the third festive season with the new,

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lower Scottish limits for drinking and driving, introduced

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And there's concern that the message that you really shouldn't drive

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if you've drunk any alcohol isn't fully getting through.

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The drink-drive limit is 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100

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Until two years ago, it was 80 milligrams of alcohol.

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The new limit's probably less than a pint of ordinary-strength

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beer or a glass or ordinary-strength wine.

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625 motorists failed a breath test - that's an increase of 38.3% over

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the previous festive period, although 15% more breath

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Worryingly, only 57 of the drivers who failed were under the old limit,

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meaning a whopping 90.9% would have failed before the new

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Police tested more motorists over the festive period than in recent

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years, campaigners say that the only way to deter drivers who

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deliberately chose to take to the wheel after drinking what they know

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is too much. The focuses on making sure the majority of people get the

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message, and majority do. Unfortunately the people breaking

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the limit now I fear don't take any notice of campaigns, or limit. They

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need to be caught by the police to stop them. And there is apparent

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need to be caught by the police to support in this Edinburgh pub for

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the tougher limits and tougher enforcement. I believe there should

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be zero tolerance on drink-driving. I don't think you should get in your

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car after drinking. You are out of control when you've had a drink so

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the answer should be quite simple, you shouldn't allow a limit, you

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should just... If you drive, you don't drink and that's it. Police

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say although drink-driving has had a high profile during the festive

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period, it will continue to be high profile during the festive

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focus for the force. When not going to stop targeting drink-drivers

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simply because the festive period is over. There will still be a focus on

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it throughout the year because there is a hard-core element of motorists

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disregarding the safety of other people and we will continue to

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pursue those individuals. My message is still the same, regardless of

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pursue those individuals. My message whether it is Christmas or summer,

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don't do it. The figures also showed an increase in the people caught the

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morning after drinking, which police said was reckless. Campaigners south

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of the border have been calling for a reduction in the drink-driving

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limit there and have expressed concern to that with so many

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Scottish drivers being over the old limit, it may dissuade legislators

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from bringing England and Wales into line with Scotland.

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from bringing England and Wales into Rank you. -- thank you.

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The driver of a lorry which crashed into a house killing a woman had

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blacked out with what a court heard described as an "explosive

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55-year-old Catherine Bonner died and her partner, Jim McColl,

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was badly hurt in the crash in Fairlie in 2013.

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A Fatal Accident Inquiry heard from a doctor who said

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driver George Marshall had an underlying medical condition.

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A charge of death by dangerous driving was dropped by the Crown

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after it had looked into his medical background.

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The way skills are taught in Scotland needs to be urgently

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overhauled to cope with rapid changes in the economy.

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That's according to a leading think tank, which is warning more needs

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done to help people train for a longer working life,

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Here's our business correspondent David Henderson.

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They are here to retrain and keep pace with changes at work. This

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class is popular with mature students who want to take on new

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skills for a career in nursery education. You learn to deal with

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people differently, your communication changes as you develop

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different working relationships with your mentors and lecturer and other

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classmates. I think it is vital that we keep learning and not give up at

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the age of 37, you know, decide to change your life for the better.

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Soon the owners classmates will take this training to where they work.

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For some, their first full-time job. For others, just a fresh start. Most

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of the students here are under 25 but the average age is on the rise

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as more people look to renew their skills after years at work. The

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college principal told me those skills are focused on the jobs that

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awaits students. Employers help shape and design the courses in the

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programmes, in some cases helping deliver those programmes with us and

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our lecturing staff. They provide real live work experience and

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projects for the students studying in college so they are tapping into

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talent that exists in the College at the same time as preparing the

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future workforce they will need. Technology is becoming ever present

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in the workplace, like this robot, which was taught to sort clothes,

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and the gathering pace of change in so many lines of work means skills

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and the gathering pace of change in training may have to adapt. In

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Scotland there is an issue with people moving from low skilled and

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medium skills into more highly people moving from low skilled and

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skilled positions and we've also found there is an issue around

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skills mismatch in Scotland, where the skills are not meeting the needs

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of employers. We feel the skills system needs to reform and become

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more flexible to meet these needs and to be able to be fit for the

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future. One the things we have done to respond to that particular

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challenge of helping people progress in their careers is extra funding to

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the tune of ?10 million. So working patterns are being redrawn and very

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few can expect a job for life. Instead, change is the order for the

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day. That presents challenges but opportunities too.

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A new forecast on the oil and gas industry says future tax

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income will be wiped out by rebates for decommissioning.

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Analysts Wood Mackenzie say dismantling and abandoning North Sea

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assets will cost the public purse ?24 billion.

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That's 50% more than the Treasury's own forecasts.

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Our energy correspondent Kevin Keane joins us now.

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If you look at the most up-to-date sets of figures of what the oil and

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gas industry contributes to the Treasury, it reveals that the net

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taxation paid at the moment is less than zero, partly because it's not

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really making any significant profits with the downturn is going

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on, partly because it's been receiving rebates because of

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exploration out wearing the North Sea. What this latest analysis has

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revealed and suggests is the total amount of tax that will be paid back

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to companies because of decommissioning is significantly

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higher than previously forecast. The Treasury's own figure of that is ?16

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higher than previously forecast. The billion, this latest analysis

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suggests it will be ?24 billion and it says that figure is more than the

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amount it can expect to receive from oil and gas in taxation in the

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future. This is a fluctuating figure because decommissioning is an

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industry in its infancy and Wood Mackenzie says it recognises that.

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That's not to say though that this is an industry that is not worth

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anything to the Treasury and to the economy in the future because

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decommissioning will bring with it many, many jobs. Thank you.

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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The girlfriend of missing Scottish serviceman Corrie McKeague has

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revealed she is pregnant with his child.

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And still to come, we visit one of our most remote destinations

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Towards the end of last year, we heard that Glasgow was to be

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the first location in the UK for so-called fix rooms.

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These are places where drug addicts could inject or smoke hard drugs

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like cocaine and heroin under medical supervision,

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Our reporter Divia Talwar spent a day inside a fix-room in Copenhagen.

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A warning that her film shows scenes of illegal drug-taking.

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It is 8am and inside users have already turned up. My name is

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Elliot, and I'm 25, almost 26 years old. Tell me what you are about to

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inject. It is good cocaine, a lot of heroin and diazepam to make the

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heroine stronger. Elliott is originally from Sweden, he's

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homeless and will beg, borrow and steal to buy hard drugs. He injects

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so often that it is difficult to find a vein. I will find one. There

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will... Ah! How are you feeling? Alert, euphoric and relaxed. This

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place opened three years ago, funded by the city with public money.

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There's always a nurse here to supervise the users. When they come,

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the only thing they have to bring themselves is the drugs they will

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the only thing they have to bring consume. Everything else we give to

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the only thing they have to bring them is for free. This is just an

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example, we give the needles, and of course the main thing is to save

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lives and to prevent diseases from spreading. I think we prevent a lot.

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Elliott is one of about 500 users who will come here today. This feels

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like a second home. And it is a safe place to take things in. When I take

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something that is really strong, I turned to the nurse sitting by the

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computer and I tell them, I'm going to take this strong dose, so they

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know what to expect if anything goes south. The fixing room will stay

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open through the night. Some people would say that having a facility

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like this is encouraging people to use drugs. It doesn't encourage

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people. It's a very hard life to be a drug addict in this environment.

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It is a very busy life. People are working to get drugs 24 hours a day.

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It gives people a place where they can be safe. But it is clearly not a

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It gives people a place where they treatment facility to get addicts

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off drugs and many people, like the users I've met here today, will come

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in and out of the fix room and go back to their difficult and

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sometimes dangerous lifestyles. You can find details

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of organisations offering information and support with

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addiction at bbc.co.uk/actionline. Or you can call for free at any

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time to hear recorded The centralisation of the control

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room of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as is being blamed for a

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series of call-out errors. Emergencies from across

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the Highlands and the north-east are now handled by operators

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in Dundee, but critics claim a lack of local knowledge has led

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to a range of mistakes in sending Fire brigade control centres in both

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Aberdeen and Inverness were closed down at the end of last year with

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the new North operations hub in Dundee part of a ?10 million

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reorganisation and investment in call handling. The closures were

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always controversial and in recent weeks it is alleged that emergency

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fire crews have been sent out when there were other crews close at

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hand. One crew was called out from leg to attend an incident on the

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Isle of Skye -- from Lairg. Five other crews were nearer. Another

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station was asked to go to an address in Dundee and that defies

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station was asked to go to an belief that a life-threatening

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situation and a life safety service, these things are happening.

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Councillors in the Highlands have always been against the

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centralisation and now calling for the closure of the local call centre

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to be reversed. Politicians are demanding answers to the current

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claims. We need to sure that fire engines go to the right place right

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across the Highlands and Islands and that has not happened recently so

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Parliament should look into it and find out what went wrong and make

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sure the Fire Service operate as it should do. Scottish Fire and rescue

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declined to be interviewed about the allegations but in a statement they

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said they had reviewed what were unsubstantiated claims and was set

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aside that in all cases the correct results have been sent to the

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incident involved. The added that in any area local knowledge came not

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just from control room staff but also from highly experienced local

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crews. Official figures on Scotland's

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tourism industry in 2016 Analysts will be watching closely

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for indications of what, if any, impact the Brexit vote halfway

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through the season might have had. Willie Johnston went to one

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of the country's most remote destinations to find out how tourist

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businesses there fared last year. You cannot go any further south

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than the Mull of Galloway. It comprises a lighthouse and news

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on the bird reserve, holiday cottages and a cafe. The land here

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was bought by the community three cottages and a cafe. The land here

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years ago and is committed as a visitor experience. We are down 8%

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occupancy rate in the Cottagers compared to 2015 and also with the

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visitor numbers to the experience, which is the exhibition and the

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tower, we are down by 3000 people. We have also noticed that the

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visitors are spending less money than in 2015.

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Uneconomic study showed in 2009 ?25 million was spent by the anglers

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in the area and I think that figure would have dropped a lot recently as

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the fish stocks drop. You go to the pub in the evening, it is normally

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full anglers telling tales of the fish they have caught but these

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numbers have dropped. You can see that is not the same number of

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people in the Tehran sites. Overall I would say we are about 10% down --

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caravan sites. Anglers used to provide almost all the trade for the

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pub and caravan park. We have seen a decline but luckily we have been

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able to increase the couples and families and general toasts but

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overall it is a reduction unfortunately -- general tourists.

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But other attractions save the day 16 was OK, even though there seem to

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be fewer people around overall -- say that 2016. We had a 2% increase

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and that is often reflected in the amount of events which we are now

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running for all the family. Four businesses, four views but a general

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impression that tourism footfall in 2016 was down on the previous year.

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Nobody I spoke to thought Brexit was eight factor. More things like the

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weather, transport infrastructure, tougher drink-drive law and sheer

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remoteness. Tourism remains fundamental here but what is the

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outlook? Against the many attractions and accessibility of

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Scottish cities, the fear is it may become harder and harder for them to

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compete. Scotland's top badminton player says

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she's worried about encouraging children to take up the sport

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if proposed cuts go ahead. Kirsty Gilmour, who won Commonwealth

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silver in Glasgow two years ago, is hoping a decision to remove

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badminton's Olympic Back on court, on the comeback

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trail. It is tough when you have had knee surgery. Tougher still when

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your sport loses its elite funding despite winning an Olympic medal. I

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specifically remember being in Rio, seeing the boys get that men's

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doubles medal and I can't tell you, it gives me goose bumps. Everybody

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was like, yes, we burn it, a medal, this is amazing. Best we have done

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it. And then a funding cut. I don't think any other sport has

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overachieved on their target set and then had funding withdrawn

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completely. Badminton's Olympic funding has been on the slide for a

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completely. Badminton's Olympic while. In 2012 it was ?7.4 million

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but by this year that had dropped to ?5.7 million and there is no funding

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at all for the next games in 2020 which would leave Scottish badminton

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with a shortfall of ?40,000 a year and also mean that Scottish players

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training at the British base in England would be sent home. We have

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and hope and Patrick MacHugh who are in Milton Keynes and they will be

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sent home -- Adam Hope. It is very sad. It is a drastic participation

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sport for all ages -- fantastic. And we have the World Championships in

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Glasgow in August. There is a lot to look forward to and this is a major

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setback. The poster girl for Scottish badminton is deeply

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troubled by the message that cuts sent out to kids. If I do in school

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talks, I can't go to kid and be like, it badminton is your dream, no

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matter what, if you reach a certain level you will be funded. I can't

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preach that message because the future is more uncertain. UK sport

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told BBC Scotland... British badminton will appeal and

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hope to have the decision reversed by March so that athlete like Kirsty

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Gilmour will not have to worry about by March so that athlete like Kirsty

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finance as they test themselves against the best in the world.

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Today has been a mixture of brighter moments but heavy showers as well

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and it was quite a fine end to the day in Aberdeen but looking ahead to

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this evening, we will continue to see those showers merging into

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longer spells of rain, especially in the West with some brisk winds,

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maybe even gales in the north-east corner. Those showers are mainly in

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the West with some clearer moment in the east allowing a touch of frost.

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Towns and cities holding up to about three or four Celsius overnight.

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Fairly cloudy to start the day three or four Celsius overnight.

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tomorrow with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west again

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and the cloud will thin and break-up with brightest bulb in the east. In

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the afternoon there will be some blustery showers. Quite a cloudy

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afternoon in store as well, some breaks with some bright moment in

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the central belt and further east and we still holding onto fairly

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mild air with temperatures around nine or 10 Celsius in the afternoon.

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Tomorrow evening we will start to see that change with a weather

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system moving from bringing outbreaks of rain but behind it on

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when states you can see very tight isobars and it'll turn Windy -- on

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Wednesday. And cold air coming in from the north and north-west.

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Showers will be increasingly wintry looking at two Wednesday night and

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Thursday. Several warnings out from the Met office, yellow warnings for

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the strength of the wind, dusting and up to 55 mph, maybe severe gales

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in the far north. And blizzard like conditions on a higher road routes

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with snow in the mix, especially on Thursday daytime. This is Wednesday

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and you can see those wintry showers even in the morning but by the

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afternoon more so, especially in the north and even at lower levels at

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times. Some brighter moment in between but bitterly cold with

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temperatures only five or 6 degrees. By Thursday, even colder with the

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snow showers pretty much anywhere across the country.

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The Mart - a place to expect the unexpected...

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You've got to get the figures stacking up at the end of the day.

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