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A man who was acquitted of a gangland murder is shot
as he dropped his child off at a Glasgow primary school.
I heard a noise and thought it was an air rifle. The kids asked what
happened and I just said hurry up, because it was so loud.
The brother of a man who died in a house fire in Milngavie appears
A row at Holyrood over whether there will be
cuts to local services - as Scotland's biggest local
authority announces it will put up council tax.
fishing season brings plans to boost fish stocks on the Tay.
And, Andy Murray overcomes grand slam jitters -
and ninety degree heat - to make it through through the first
A man has been shot in a targeted attack outside a Glasgow primary
school just as children were arriving for classes.
It happened this morning in the Penilee area of the city
and it's understood the victim was a man who'd previously been
Police say whoever carried out the attack had put young children
Our reporter Suzanne Allan is outside the school for us tonight.
frightening thing to have happened first thing on a Monday morning just
as parents were dropping off their children at school. It happened
around five past nine, a man pushing a buggy approached another man who
had just dropped his child off at school and shot in the back. He then
made his way off down the street behind and disappeared.
Police have spent today examining the scene of this crime and
reassuring the public that they are safe. It was near Bell time and as
parents were dropping off their children a man pushing a buggy
approached another parent. He shot in the shoulder and ran off. One
woman told me that she heard a loud noise. I heard a big bang, I thought
it was an air rifle going off, and the kids asked what had happened and
I just said just up. Was there a commotion afterwards? No, but I saw
the children jumping and then they kept walking. These grandparents who
live around the corner have a child in school and worried. We cannot get
into our own house just around the corner. You are very worried?
Worried that we do not know what else is happening. It is shocking
for it to be at his school. And especially a primary school with the
kids away, to scare them like that. Police believe that this was a
targeted attack. The BBC understands Police believe that this was a
that the victim is 35-year-old Ross Monaghan who was cleared four years
ago of the gangland murder of Kevin Carroll, who was shot dead in a car
park in 2010. The force says it is putting on extra patrols over the
next few days. This was a frightening incident for those
involved and indeed some of the staff have been shaken up by this
incident. I would like to reassure people that we have extra resources
that are brought into the area as well as all the resources I have at
my disposal. It is the second time there has been a shooting close to a
school in the West of Scotland. There was another 18 months ago in
Bishopbriggs and as with this incident there are concerns that
children may be upset with what has happened. Fortunately most of the
children and almost all of them wear in the playground and they were safe
and secure but they dashed would've been some late comers and it is
unacceptable but these people have chosen to target this incident
outside a and potentially endanger the lives of children.
outside a and potentially endanger Well you could hear they're the
anger from the director of education but I can tell you the school day
went on relatively as normal. Until the children were brought into a
special assembly and told what had happened. Some of them had heard
about it and others of course had not. Parents were then told they
could take their children out of school and others chose to leave
them in. So the children here seem to be coping with it so far OK. I'm
told that Mr Monaghan has been discharged from hospital and
enquiries continue tonight. A man has appeared in court
charged with murdering his brother in a house fire
in East Dunbartonshire Cameron Logan, who was 23,
died in the blaze at His girlfriend was rescued from
the house and is still in hospital. Today 26-year-old Blair Logan
was remanded in custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court charged
with murder and attempted murder. Still a significant police presence
in Milngavie today as well as forensic officers working at the
scene, there are floral tributes left to the young man who died here.
Emergency services were called just before 730 in the morning on New
Year's Day. The body of 23-year-old Cameron Logan was found in the
house. As they began to investigate what they called the complex scene
behind me, investigators concluded that they believed the fire had been
deliberately set. Rebecca Williams, the girlfriend of Cameron Logan, is
still in hospital and the brother's parents David and Cathy both needed
treatment for the effects of breathing in smoke. Today
26-year-old Blair Logan, the older brother of Cameron Logan, appeared
at Dunbartonshire and scored to face a range of charges including murder
and attempted murder. He made no plea and he was remanded in custody.
The date of his next appearance in court has yet to be set.
The SNP government's spending plans have again come under scrutiny
with claims that local services face "disastrous" cuts.
The Tories complained that people could be landed with higher council
But the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted he had
offered a "fair package to local government".
This from our political editor Brian Taylor.
Money. Local authority said they left short. Ministers said there is
more for local services if you include direct funding and higher
council taxes. But it is also about holes in the road, the day-to-day
services that councils provide. For the Tories, Murdo Fraser focused on
one council. They are considering cutting 24 secondary teachers in
maths and English, removing primary school swimming lessons, increasing
the cost of school lunches from ?2 a day to 2.70, scrapping the community
wardens scheme and cutting 94 K home places. So my constituency is being
asked to pay more council tax, in some cases substantially more and
they are seeing a cut in services at the same time. Labour claim funding
was down by ?327 million. In the past few weeks we have had reports
of counsel and social work badges being overspent, teacher shortages,
also reports of 13,000 staff leaving local government on exit passes over
the next five years. The president has warned of further funding cuts
would be disastrous. But the government said that the claims were
misleading, as well as council cash, there was money going directly to
schools to boost them add extra cash from the integration of social care
with health. There are increased pressures as demand for services has
risen but in all parts of the public sector we will have to continue to
be efficient. Witty increases and resources available through the
decisions the Parliament has taken on the multipliers and ability of
local authorities to raise local income, and some of the specific
fund the government has been able to provide, I think it is a fair
package to local government. On health minister said he had met
pledges to increase spending in terms. Derek Mackay faces a bigger
question still. How to get his budget through Parliament.
Scotland's biggest council has confirmed it's planning to put up
It'll be the first time bills have gone up in Glasgow for 12 years.
It's able to put the bills up because the government's ending
Our local government correspondent Jamie McIvor is here now.
So how many other councils have said a rise is likely, Jamie?
So far only about a third of them. 3% in council tax, it is about three
pounds a month for a typical pair. Glasgow council said it was likely
to make the rise joining others including borders and West
Dunbartonshire. But most have got no public indication yet of their plans
and South Lanarkshire is going to freeze their bills again. I would be
surprised if it was the only council to do that although it is worth
pointing out that if you're in a home classed as band you're above
then your bill will rise no matter where you live because of changes to
the system that came in in April. Why have so many failed to declare
at this stage? I think to be frank in some cases political calculations
are being made ahead of the council elections in May. The council is
whether a further freeze or rise of under 3% could prove popular with
some voters or demonstrate efficiency. On the other hand some
Labour councillors I've spoken to feel they are caught between a rock
and a hard place, they argue a 3% rise in the council tax will not be
enough to avoid cuts, so they're cautious basically about something
that could look to the public like they're being asked to pay more but
perhaps still get less. On other hand the council tax is really the
only tool at their disposal when it comes to income and they could find
it hard not to use that to try to mitigate what they say are cuts in
savings that they do not want to make. We should know the plans of
every council by mid-February. Additional checks are being carried
on a North Sea helicopter fleet grounded last week
over safety fears. It follows an incident on a north
sea platform last month, which saw an S92 spin more than 180
degrees on landing. Operators are now being told
to increase inspections The inquest has begun
into the deaths of 30 tourists who were killed in a terror attack
in Tunisia in 2015. Four Scots were among those who died
when a lone gunman opened The proceedings, which are taking
place in London, are being shown It was a special holiday for Billy
and Lisa Graham from near Perth, they'd gone to a resort in Tunisia
to celebrate the 50th birthday of Mrs Graham but they became victims
of terrorist attack aimed directly at holiday-makers fellow Scots Annie
and Jim McGuire also lost their lives in the shooting, the retired
couple in their 60s were described as being very active in their local
church. It was on the 26th of June 2015 when a heavily armed
23-year-old Tunisian student began firing indiscriminately on tourists
as they sunbathed and swam. He killed 38, 30 of the British. It
remains the deadliest attack on religious people to the London
bombings of 2005. Relatives of those who died gathered
at the Royal Court of Justice in Relatives of those who died gathered
London today as the inquest into the deaths of the British victims began.
There was a minutes silence and all the names were read out. For the
Scottish relatives and survivors there was also a chance to be
involved. Arab room has been set aside at Stirling Sheriff Court
where the relatives of those who died can watch the proceedings in
London through a special TV link. The inquests are expected to last
around seven weeks and this facility will be available to them for the
whole time. The evidence today heard claims that Tunisian law enforcement
units delayed their arrival on the scene because they were too
frightened to tackle the gunman before police arrived. Relatives of
the victims have waited a year and a half for the inquest to get under
way and they help now they will finally get some answers. -- they
hope. You're watching BBC
Reporting Scotland. A man who was acquitted
of a gangland murder is shot as he dropped
off his children at It's as American as Apple Pie
and the National Football League says they may play some
matches in Scotland. Salmon fishing season has opened
in the Tay with the announcement of plans aimed at significantly
boosting fish stocks. It's claimed that restoring water
to a 17 mile section of the river system will do more
for Salmon Fishing in the area It begins with pipes and drums in
the village square. A procession towards the banks of the Tay. After
the whiskey blessing, the ceremonial first cast, marking the start of
salmon season. We always come every year. It is amazing, we meet good
guys like Chris. We never knew them before and we met them here on the
banks of the river. It is a good day out and hopefully this year a nice
catch a fish was up with a shared goal they come from all over
Scotland and beyond. Which is good for business. It is always on the
radar of fishing, whether it is salmon fishing or any other kind,
millions of pounds coming from fishing. That all depends on a
thriving salmon population. As a new season arrives, developments
elsewhere in the catchment of those managing the river cause for
optimism. This is the river Garry, an important tributary of the Tay.
Today the snowmelt is flowing but over the past 50 years are so
hydroelectric scheme has left this part of the river predominantly dry.
Work is under way to change that, opening up a new stretch to spawning
salmon. We estimate it could produce about 1500 extra spring salmon into
the Tay catchment, a significant addition to the river. And there is
no other project in Scotland that anyone could do, and individual
project, that could actually be of that scale. Prompted by an EU
directive, there is a trade-off. Clearly we will lose some
generation, we will lose around half a percent of our annual hydro
generation capacity. So it is not insignificant as I say, but we say
that the River Garry is a special case where it makes sense to
introduce water. Last autumn was poor but spring catches have
improved in recent years with conservation measures taking some of
the credit. Formula is simple, more fish in the river means more chance
of catching one. For these guys better something worth drinking too.
The former chairman of UKIP in Scotland has admitted in court
to making sexual phone calls to ten women.
Arthur Misty Thackeray, who was chief of staff
for the party's MEP David Coburn, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff
Court to the offences over a five-year period.
Billboards and van adverts accusing the BBC of bias have been unveiled
The pro-independence group Inform Scotland set up
a crowd-funding initiative last year in order to pay for the campaign
In a statement the BBC said audiences continued to regard it
as the most trusted news provider and it rejected the suggestion
A look at other stories from across the country.
The trade union Unison says almost 2,000 jobs supporting
teachers have been lost over the last seven years,
including classroom assistants, technicians,
The government says it's done its best to cushion
Prices charged by Scottish firms are rising
at their fastest rate for six years, according to a Bank
It says the economy returned to growth at the end of last year
But it says businesses are being squeezed by rapidly rising
costs of raw materials and by the fall in
Aberdeen Football Club has submitted its planning
application for a new stadium on the outskirts of the city.
The 20,000 capacity ground would end the club's long
Training facilities, a youth academy and outdoor pitches
A new primary school is being proposed for south east
Edinburgh after projections showed plans for new homes would lead
The site would be in the Broomhills housing development site.
What do you need when a big crane topples off a road
That's right: an even bigger crane to try to get it out.
Salvage experts have toiled all day to recover an 80 tonne crane
which overturned at the beginning of December on the
It settled deep into the bog and the painstaking operation
to remove it is expected to continue into the evening.
Ayrshire new potatoes could be joining Europe's best-known
foods by having their identity protected under European law.
An application has been lodged in Brussels for the county's
new potatoes and the "Ayshire earlies" to become part
It would mean Ayrshire new potatoes joining more than 70
UK protected products, including Arbroath smokies
Sir Andy Murray is safely through to the second
He beat the Ukranian Illya Marchenko in straight sets.
But in searing temperatures, Murray was made to work very
From Melbourne, here's Kheredine Idessane.
down, you know Melbourne is melting. down, you know Melbourne is melting.
-- locals need. But most seem to like it. It's all right, I'm having
a ball! She wasn't the only one. But how hot is Andy Murray around these
parts? Well, so handy, you mean. Yes, look, I don't mind him. -- Sir
Andy. He would be welcome for dinner at any time. Others didn't want to
miss the grand entrance. Another Murray milestone from his first
grand slam as top seed and world number one. But would he play like
it? The night of the round, Sir Andy Murray. First point of the
championship. -- night of the realm. Double fault. Slowly. The worst
possible start, broken in the first game. But a 0- one soon became 4-1
as Murray made his move. Four games in a row for Murray. He was broken
again saw out the first set 7-5. -- again, but saw out. It was around 90
degrees on court so when the match stretched over two hours, the
importance of this tie-break was clear.
The Scot securing it meant a straight sets win was in sight.
That was duly achieved after two and three quarters hours as Marchenko
melted and Murray marched on 7-6, 7-5.
It was tough, for sure. I think, Marchenko played well. It was very
aggressive. That made it hard. It also, the conditions. He was playing
very fast out there. The ball was very lively, which it hasn't been,
you know, in the practice week. I found it hard but I managed to get
through. Well, it wasn't a vintage Andy Murray today but the main thing
is that he's through to the next round on Wednesday, where he will
play the 19-year-old Russian Andrey round on Wednesday, where he will
Golubev for a place in the third round on Friday.
The American football season is reaching its climax in the US
but could Scotland become part of the action?
Four games are already scheduled to be played
Now the sport's governing body, the NFL, has confirmed there have
been conversations about also staging games here.
This is the Vince Lombardi Trophy, presented to the winners of the
Super Bowl. It's one of the world's most famous and iconic sporting
prizes. It's here, as the NFL are making their presence felt in
Scotland, with players from the New Orleans Saints and the Cleveland
Browns. I'm here in Scotland to be a spokesman for the Cleveland Browns,
get a chance to interact with some of the fans here. I didn't know that
this was as big a fan base as it is. It's a good idea that we are playing
games over here in multiple teams. This fall will be the first time I
will play the Saints, the Dolphins at Wembley. It will be great.
Exciting to be over here. Hopefully we will get to meet some of the
die-hard fans, they've got to be, because they are watching the games
at 3am, for in the morning, whenever we play. The NFL have four
regular-season games scheduled for London in the autumn and demand for
tickets is huge. The NFL claimed that there are 13 million fans in
the UK. Record attendance for a single London game is over 80 4000.
In the future, could any games come to Scotland? Touchdown, Vikings! I
say Hamden Park and Murrayfield at the 22 venues across the UK that are
well equipped and have the right pitch size to host the NFL game.
Although the focus for us right now is about expanding the London games,
conversations have certainly taken place and will continue to take
place with a game is possible in Scotland in the future. Visit
Scotland say we would welcome an NFL game but also recognise the
challenges. The greatest would-be stadium
capacity and capability against those in London. A spokesman for the
National football stadium says: those in the know say an NFL game
could be here in Scotland within a decade.
To the weather. It is over to Kirsty with the latest. Good evening. The
weather will be stuck on repeat over the coming days.
An area of high pressure to the south west of the UK drifting its
way over towards the North Sea over the next few days. Keeping us with a
mild south westerly airflow. A lot of cloud within the circulation of
this high pressure. In the west especially we have had leaden skies
and in the east, the best of the brightness and sunshine. That is how
it will continue over the next few days. Some clear spells this evening
initially in the east. However, clouding over fall as the night
progresses with some and patchy outbreaks of rain continuing to
filled in from the north west. Misty and murky conditions for many of us
with extensive hill fog around the west and south, especially. A mild
night with temperatures around six to nine Celsius for most. Tomorrow
dawns on a cloudy note, misty, murky conditions. Light and patchy rain
drifting away to the south and the EEC as we go through the day,
leaving largely dry conditions. With the best of any sunshine in eastern
areas. Some hill fog, misty and murky skies lingering in some parts
of the South tomorrow afternoon. Lots of cloud but look at these
temperatures, double figures for all of us with highs of around 12
Celsius. Around double the average for the time of year. Some
brightness and sunshine perhaps in the Northern Isles. Through
Aberdeenshire in towards Angus and Fife tomorrow afternoon.
South-westerly winds freshening, especially across the western and
Northern Isles, perhaps touching gale force in the evening tomorrow.
Otherwise remaining dry as we head into tomorrow evening. Low cloud and
hill fog across the South especially. Wednesday, not much in
the way of change. Cloudy skies for many and light and patchy outbreaks
of rain. Especially in the west. The best of the sunshine in the east.
Very mild. Now, a reminder of
tonight's main news. A man has been shot as he dropped
off his child at a Glasgow primary school just as other children
were arriving for classes. It's understood the victim had
previously been cleared The inquest has begun
into the deaths of 30 tourists who were killed in a terror attack
in Tunisia in 2015. Four Scots were among those who died
when a lone gunman opened I am back with the late bulletin at
10:25pm. Let me see them hands up.
Let's do this.
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