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Talat Aslam and her husband Mohammad from Glasgow,
were on a pilgrimage to Mecca, when they were among six British
nationals killed in a minibus accident in Saudi Arabia.
Holyrood sets out how it hopes to reduce greenhouse gas
The Scottish Government accuses the Prime Minister
of treating them with contempt, as Holyrood and Westminster meet
We follow the journey of Donald Trump's mum -
Mary Ann Macleod, from the Western Isles,
I don't have a picture of his mother. She had a lovely head of
hair. But I think she kept it a bit better than Donald does.
A Licence to Giant-kill - the junior football team taking
A couple from Glasgow have died in a road accident
while on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Mohammad Aslam and Talat Aslam were from the Newlands area
Four members of another family from Manchester were also
Aileen Clarke is at the Glasgow Central Mosque for us tonight.
Terribly sad news. Mohammad Aslam and Talat Aslam are from the South
Side of Glasgow. Mohammad Aslam in his 70s, his wife in her 60s. They
had just completed their pilgrimage to Mecca when their minibus crashed.
They were killed and also some members of what is believed there
extended family from Manchester, were also killed. This afternoon I
spoke to a good friend of the family. And he said he completely
understood why such warm tributes have been paid today on social
media, particularly to Talat Aslam, who said was a very warm and
outgoing person. She was a lady's lady. All the
functions and charities and the groups, she was always there in
front all the time. More of the ladies will be missing her. And
Mohammad Aslam a very good friend? No doubt about it, a dear friend,
Mohammad Aslam a very good friend? like my own brother. Anything I
needed, he would come and say, I will help you out. When I moved into
this house, he helped with the windows and the bathroom, you was a
gentleman. They will be very much missed? Definitely. I am deeply
sorry about it. For other people, three adults and a
baby also died in the crash. Those members of the family are thought to
come from Manchester. But here, prayers have already been said in
the mosque for the couple from Newlands who died in the crash who
are survived by their five grown-up children. Thought is very much here
with them to night. Thank you. Environmental groups say Scotland's
draft climate change plan is too much of a "technofix" with not
enough focus on changing behaviour. The environment secretary has laid
out a series of proposals for reducing greenhouse gas
emissions by 66% by 2032. Our environment correspondent
Kevin Keane joins us from Aberdeen. Sally, we are a carbon hungry
environment and so much of what we do creates greenhouse gas emissions
from switching on the lights to eating party in front of the
television and obviously, driving the car. All these things cause
damage to the environment. Ministers set out how we in Scotland make our
contribution to tackling climate change.
They are the three industries responsible for our greenhouse gas
emissions, energy, transport and electricity make up for what he
pumped into the atmosphere. Today, a plan to fix the damage they have
caused. At the end of the day, if we don't fix this problem, the negative
impact will be on huge numbers of people. We need to get this sorted
out. On transport, the aim is to make to fit of cars ultralow
emission by 2032, half of all bosses will be the same. There is a
commitment to decarbonise will be the same. There is a
electricity sector with increased capacity for energy storage and for
agriculture, better management of the nutrient value of soil. NFB 's
Scotland welcoming the Minister's pragmatic approach. My message to
Scotland's farmers is clear, what is good for the climate is good for
your pocket and we will support you to put your missions and costs.
Conservatives accused the minister of not fully costing the plan, but
gave it their backing. The announcement today of the intention
to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032 against the 1990 baseline, is a
transformational step forward. against the 1990 baseline, is a
plan is a 178 page document and the devil will be in the detail. There
was no commitment on a workplace parking levy like the one in
Nottingham, but it wasn't dismissed. And technology made in Glasgow will
be in area examined to help decarbonise the heat supply from
2025. I don't think it goes far enough on areas like transport and
agriculture. I think there is scope for all parties to come up with good
ideas on how the plan can be made more specific and the
steps can be made more specific going forward. James Watt's steam
engine spark the Industrial Revolution and Josie Black, the
scientist who discovered the gas which did most of the damage. Both
Scots, both linked to our climate's history. Today, both
linked to its future. This plan was meant to be published next year, but
it was requested it would be brought forward so it could be scrutinised.
Did shows how important this plan is for Scotland's future.
A woman who was badly hurt in a house fire
in East Dunbartonshire, in which her boyfriend died,
Rebecca Williams was injured in the blaze on New Year's Day
at the family home of her partner Cameron Logan.
On Monday, 26 year-old Blair Logan appeared in court charged
He also faces other charges, including attempted
There are renewed tensions between the Scottish and UK
governments tonight over Brexit, after the latest round of talks.
The Scottish Government's Brexit minister, Michael Russell,
has accused the Prime Minister of treating Holyrood
It follows Teresa May's announcement that she plans to take the UK out
Here's our Westminster correspondent, David Porter.
Davos in Switzerland and the World Economic Forum. The annual meeting
of the world's great and good. An opportunity to chew the economic and
political fact. This day, a key topic on the menu, Brexit. Enter
Theresa May, to articulate her vision of the future. Britain is and
will always be, open for business, open to investment in our companies,
infrastructure, universities and entrepreneurs. To coincide with that
speech, a direct message to Scotland in a placed newspaper article. It
comes in the week Mrs May explicitly ruled out remaining in the single
market. Today in Whitehall, more talks on the nitty-gritty of Brexit.
But the Scottish Government is still angry with the Prime Minister's
pronouncement. I think it is a breach of the terms of this
particular meeting. We were meant to be involved in decisions not being
told what to do. There will be a general view it breached the process
with which we are engaged. After two hours, talks which did little to
improve the mood of Brexit's minister. It was the wrong thing to
say at the wrong time. It is fair to say, in great part, the other
administrations were very concerned she had pre-empted the meeting. She
made a pronouncement on the single market, which is the wrong
pronouncement to make. She had done so frankly, with contempt. Anger
from some of Northern Ireland's politicians, but a more emollient
tone from the Scottish Secretary. The Prime Minister has set out her
plan for how Britain should exit from the EU, which is what people
voted for across the United kingdom on the 23rd of June. Obviously, we
will have differences with the Scottish National Party on that
issue. I don't think people would expect otherwise. But this is just
the beginning. The First Minister and the Prime Minister are due to
meet again soon and Brexit will be top of the agenda. Further
discussions will be held between Scottish and UK ministers next week.
Also next week, the Supreme Court will make a key ruling on how the
Brexit process should get under way. But most are expecting a long,
protracted and difficult road ahead. Frail patients were left
on ambulance trolleys in a reception area while waiting to be
admitted to a hospital under "extreme pressure",
according to inspectors. A team from Healthcare Improvement
Scotland said more needed to be done to address "patient flow"
and capacity at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock,
after an unannounced A spokesman for NHS Ayrshire
and Arran said staff had a strong focus on ensuring that improvements
were made to deliver MSPs have been urged
to change the way Scotland's Right now, almost all buses
are operated by private firms and the Unite union claims that's
failing to serve communities Today they brought a petition
to Parliament, calling The Scottish government has ruled
out wholesale changes Our transport correspondent,
David Henderson has this report. The village of Banton in North
Lanarkshire is home to a few hundred people who rely on buses to get them
to work, school and the shops. The way they are going, they are awful.
If I want to go to Falkirk, the thing is I have to get out at
Forsyth and then wait for another bus. They are talking about taking
the Falkirk won out as well. It is not fair on people who don't drive.
This shop" back, presenting a problem for many of the people who
live here. They have to travel to a nearby town to do their shopping.
But they don't have a car, they have to go by bus. But what if there
isn't a bus to catch. Banton is away from the main road and this bus,
which goes through the village, may not come here in future. It is a
dismal prospect for locals like this. I cannot get to work and I
cannot get to go out with my friends and everything. I won't be able to
go to college when I leave school without relying on my mum and dad.
Younger children may also be affected, parents have brought their
youngsters to display group in the village. They are entitled to more
free hours of nursery a few miles away, but without a bus, they can't
get there. My two Sons are at nursery, so I use the bus on a daily
basis. I would like to take them to playgroups and things out of the
village. Get shopping and things like that, so it would have a
massive impact on my family. Scotland buses were deregulated by
Margaret Thatcher's government in the 1980s, so now all services are
run by private firms and they are not obliged to serve a bus route if
they cannot make a profit. In a petition to Parliament, big night
union claims the system has failed. You can't have it that you are
handing over a vital service to the community to the private sector and
allowing the firm to dictate what it will and won't do in terms of that
service to the public. The Scottish Government has ruled out what it
service to the public. The Scottish calls the wholesaler reregulation of
the bus system. It says it is working to improve the services and
spending more than a quarter of ?1 billion of year, but campaigners
want to see that many do more for places like Banton.
More HIV-positive Scots are living past the age of 50 than ever before.
While that's good news, a leading charity is warning
about what it describes as a social care "timebomb".
The Terrence Higgins Trust says this first generation of older people
with HIV are facing poverty, loneliness and discrimination,
because no-one expected them to live this long.
There is now a danger that has become a threat to us all. A death
sentence, that his how HIV or AIDS, as it was known, was regarded in the
1980s. I didn't think I had any future. I was 35 in 1986 when I was
diagnosed. I didn't think I had a life, so I spent my money. Then I
have a life so I have started saving again. Not everyone is as positive
about the future. 4500 people in Scotland are living with HIV. A
third of them are over the age of 50. Of those, two thirds are living
in poverty, while eight out of ten say they experience loneliness and
isolation. Much higher than in the wider population. They have lived
through an era when treatment were not as effective. They may have lost
dear friends and loved ones and partners to the condition. They have
also lived in a time when people had less positive attitudes about HIV so
they carry some of that burden with them. Michael now volunteers with
the Terrence Higgins trust, helping others come to term with diagnosis,
treatment and long-time care. This is the ticking time bomb the charity
one. In some areas, because they have never had an understanding of
HIV before, you are still living with the stereotypes of 20 or 30
years ago, so they are isolating people. They sit in a chair and
people will wipe it down afterwards. They are not encouraged to be in the
same room as other residents. As for Michael, he is more positive than
ever. You have to be philosophical and grateful that each year passes
and they continue to pass and you are still breathing. In that
respect, I am a positive person. I just happen to be positive.
It's a bloodline that started in a croft house
and is to continue to the White House.
This family tree shows that the incoming US
President Donald Trump is of strong Hebridean stock.
But as in the States, opinion on his new role remains
split on the island of Lewis, from where his mother
As final preparations for his inauguration take place
across the Atlantic, we sent Jackie O'Brien
Yrigg. -- it's a story that could be played out in Hollywood as well as
the Hebrides. Setting sail from the Isle of Lewis to escape Great
Depression. The fisherman's daughter turned New York socialite could
never have imagined what lie ahead after marrying Frederick Trump
First, I want to thank my parents who I know are looking down on me.
The youngest of ten children, Mary Anne Macleod left the Hebridean
shores as a teenager for a new and better life across the Atlantic but
the islander, who was to produce a President, never forgot her roots.
So. Older members recall her visiting when she was home on the
island and the amazing thing was she was very much into the Gallic and
she spoke Gallic. The President-elect did make a flying
visit to his mother's home several years ago, where his cousin still
lives. He's never returned and there are no plans to celebrate his
inauguration here tomorrow. If we wanted to celebrate anything
we'll celebrate Mary-Ann herself. Donald arrived off a plane and
disappeared. That was T I can't say he left much of an impression behind
him. Some believe that Trump deserves greater island recognition.
Someone of this stock, being President of the USA, it should have
some benefit for the island. But this American living in Lewis won't
be flying any flags. We share the shame of the elected President.
There is no dispute that Donald Trump's distinctive red hair has
come from the Hebrides and we've been sharing style tips The pictures
I saw of his mother, she had a lovely head of hair. I think she
kept it at bit Bert than Donald did. What advice would you give him the
next time he visits the hairdresser? Go for a number 2.
Andy Murray's main rival for the Australian Open has been
Novak Djokovic lost in five sets to the unseeded
From Melbourne, Kheredine Idessane reports.
The moment a little-known player from Uzbekistan blew the Australian
Open wide apart. COMMENTATOR: Got it. The six times winner and
defending champion out of a tournament he had come to call his
own. Well, this is arguably the greatest upset in the history of
this tournament but what could do it do for the world number 1, Andy
Murray? Murray fans will be rubbing their hands together, won't they? It
is certainly again for Murray to takes like Wimbledon when you see
Novak Djokovic out of the draw. But it is Andy's tournament to win. He
did it in style at women wi. Let's see if he can here. I think he
probably will. That's assuming all's well with
Andy's Ann he will. He rolled it in his last match but practised on it
today moving as freely as ever. How relieved will Murray be that Novak
Djokovic is out. Every time he has played him at this turn anti has
lost a sequence that starts six years ago and includes four defeats
in the final and one in the semis. All of a sudden Andy Murray is the
overwhelming favourite. COMMENTATOR: With his departure it changes the
draw for everybody. It's now up to the world number one
to make the most of his arch rival's surprised departure.
Now football - it's the fourth round of the William Hill
The stage when the country's biggest clubs enter the competition.
It always throws up some interesting ties.
None more so than the one involving the part time junior team who'll
And as David Currie reports, there's even a hint of showbiz
The junior club, Bonnyrigg Rose aren't usually huge box office, they
are this week, they are playing the be Cup holders Hibernian in the
fourth round but there's also a film star connection Action. OK. JAMES
BOND THEME TUNE PLAYS We had Sean Connery playing for
Bonnyrigg when he was younger. He sent a message, he read a bit in the
paper or something, wishing us all the best.
Before he was 007, the screen icon briefly played for the Rosie Posey.
That accounts for the Bond theme at their media day. But Sir Sean never
managed the sort of footballing heroics, the current squad have
performed, knocking out the Championship side Dumbarton in the
last round. Next, the Cup holders. Now, the tie was scheduled to be
played here at New Dundass Park which has a capacity of about 2,000.
But it has been switched to Tyne castle, the home of Hibernian's arch
rivals, Hearts A fair few Hearts fans in the squad. Myself, I was a
mascot there. The dress is much less formal as
Bonnierig train. If they pull off one of the biggest shocks in club
match history, you'll remember the name, it's Rose Bonnyrigg Rose.
A dry but cloudy day for many. Thank you for our weather watchers sending
in photographs this like. You can see swathe of cloud across the
country. North-east, some sunshine. In fact one of our weather watchers
sending in this beautiful picture. Blue skies going on. Tonight it is
cloudy for most and mild where it is cloudy. Where it is clear it'll be
cold with temperatures dipping down to freezing, perhaps sub-zero in the
countryside. A touch of frost and also perhaps some fog around but for
many, five or six Celsius does it. Cooler than recent nights but
nothing desperately cold. Tomorrow similar fayrre. Similar, a weather
front trapped here in the middle. Giving some cloudy and sunny
weather. To the south, the area of sunshine more expansive than we have
seen today but really to areas only to the north of the central
lowlands. Tomorrow another dry day for most. Cloudy for central and
southern parts but the cloud is just that bit thinner. The area is that
bit drier, so it is more likely to break. So there could be some
brighter moments coming through. By mid-afternoon, say around 3.00pm, it
is actually cooler, 6 or 7 Celsius but once again reasonably dry,
fairly cloudy, the odd spot of rain around south-west coast. Any
guaranteed sunshine, if you like, probably up to pertshire, Moray,
Invernesshire and the far north of Orkney. Cloudier for the Western
Isles and Shetland, a few spots of rain and a fresh freeze. Once again
any clear spells overnight will lead to a frost and perhaps fog. Then to
the weekend, Saturday and hopefully something a bit brighter in towards
the west and south-west which has been rather gloomy. Eastern parts,
more cloud compared with recent days and certainly come Sunday, it will
well, another dry day for most but it will be cloudy and quite cool.
Four or five Celsius. It'll feel chilly, with cloudy skies. That is
he a the forecast for now. -- that's the forecast for now.
I'll be back with the headlines at 8.00 and the late bulletin just
Until then, from everyone on the team, have a very good evening.