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Tonight, on Reporting Scotland: Fears the discarding of fish at sea

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is not being properly policed, as skippers remove monitoring

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A double whammy for north-east hotels as oil business dries up

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Tributes from the great and the good for the late MP Tam Dalyell,

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as his constituents remember him fondly.

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He was a good man who did a lot for West Lothian. Quite a character, a

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one-off. Craig Gordon is a target for Chelsea

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and why the Hoops are desperate

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to keep him. And written by their music teacher

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and mixed by his pupils, a potential Eurovision

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song contest entry... It's a practice that

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caused widespread concern, when images emerged of large numbers

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of dead fish being dumped But BBC Scotland has learnt

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that cameras installed on boats to monitor the ban

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are being removed by skippers. The number of them has halved

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in three years and WWF Scotland says there's now no effective

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monitoring of discards. Our environment correspondent

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Kevin Keane reports. It is a controversial practice which

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all sides want to end but the contention is over how to do it.

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Discards are the dead fish thrown back into the sea because the boat

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does not have the quote to land it. It is now being banned, if you

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species at a time. Three years ago the boats were offered a chance to

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install cameras to help monitor the ban. As an incentive, skippers were

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allowed to bring back more fish. But for cod, the scheme has ended and

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the cameras are being handed back, which is causing alarm. We have

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significant concerns about the low which is causing alarm. We have

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level of monitoring of what is happening at sea. In fact, the

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number of vessels monitored is only around 1%, so we are concerned that

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we are not able to know what is happening and whether the ban is

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being adhered to. With many species found in mixed fisheries, where they

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swim together, a net load might fill their quota for a fish they do not

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want, meaning they have two head home. For fishermen, the problem is

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not the monitoring that the legislation. The cameras never

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existed to do it. They were never meant as a compliance tool. We had

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hoped they would contribute to the science. We are nowhere near the

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sort of technology to allow that to happen but in the fullness of time

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it might do. To use them as an extremely expensive compliance tool

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is complete overkill. The fisheries minister has been unavailable to

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interview today but in a statement the Scottish Government said it

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needs to deploy a range of methods to monitor and control this. Cameras

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are only one method. Quota incentives will also be available

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for species other than cod in the 2017 scheme. Details will be set out

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in due course. Fisher men say the ban is inflexible and are pinning

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their hopes on a post exit fishing policy to produce a solution that

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works for all. The number of schoolchildren classed

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as having additional support needs has gone up dramatically

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in recent years. Last year nearly a quarter of pupils

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had an additional need of some sort. But the number of dedicated teachers

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has fallen by a fifth in five years. While children with additional needs

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usually stay in mainstream schools, sometimes this isn't

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the right option. Our education correspondent

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Jamie McIvor has been meeting families who battled

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to have their children sent Auckland house in Fife is a

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specialist facility for boys let down by mainstream education. It

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helps children with autism, ADHD, to reds syndrome and social, emotional

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or behavioural challenges. Some of its success stories are remarkable.

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Kieron spent six years at the school. When I was 12, I could not

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read or write. I went from currently now in college doing my intro to

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sport and hopefully ready for university. You get the personal

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attention that you need. In mainstream schools, there are 20

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people in a class and you don't get much help. He was diagnosed with

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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant

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disorder. I think the authorities would have been happy for him to

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struggle through secondary school, but we had to get the headteacher

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and another support network to fight for us. Karen's ten-year-old son is

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at Falkland house. He has asked Berger 's syndrome and was

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desperately unhappy at his local primary. He was admitted into the

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childhood family psychiatry unit at Caledonia house. It was an emergency

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admission because things got that extreme. He did not want to be in

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this world any more. She also faced battle with the council. They

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disbanded disability team within social work and generic social

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workers took over, who did not have an understanding. Provision varies

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across Scotland, while the number of specialist teachers has been

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falling. We are lacking educational psychologists. We are training them,

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but the numbers are decreasing. We would like to see a review of how we

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are supporting the training of educational psychologists, their

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role. There is widespread support for the principle of keeping

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children in mainstream schools. The government is looking at the

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guidance. The government is currently reviewing what is

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available on the principle of mainstream to make sure it is

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available on the principle of appropriate for our times and meets

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the needs of the current educational environment. Removing a child from a

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mainstream school is always a difficult decision. The fear is that

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they lack of money or staff may sometimes make things harder for

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youngsters who face very real challenges.

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It's claimed that increases to business rates could be

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set to cripple parts of Scotland's hospitality industry.

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New rates come into effect in April, after a national revaluation.

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It's hit businesses in the north-east particularly hard.

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Campaigners say properties were valued while oil was still booming.

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Lunchtime at the Belvedere Hotel in Stonehaven. The chef is not as busy

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as he once was. Owners say footfall has fallen by 70% since the oil

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price downturn. All but two of the rooms are empty. But while occupancy

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plummets and profits plunge, business rates are set to soar for

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this hotel by 106%. I will not be able to afford to keep the rooms

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open at that rate with this occupancy. It will kill the tourism

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industry. Unfortunately, because the oil has gone and we were a dormitory

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town for oil, we only have tourism. The hotels are the major employer.

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If they close, or downsize, it's a disaster. The hospitality industry

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gathered in Stonehaven to discuss the issue. They say the rates rise

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will lead to redundancies and closures. The problem is not unique

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to the north-east or the hospitality industry. The Scottish Chambers of

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commerce say they are hearing concerns from businesses across the

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country. The rates revaluation was carried out in April 2000 and 15.

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Many businesses will stop paying rates altogether. Others will see

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there is double or triple. It has led to growing calls for the

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Scottish Government to consider in producing increases on a phased

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basis. We know the problem is coming and people will be made redundant,

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businesses may go to the wall. We have time to do something about

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these revaluations and mitigate the impact on business. It is not

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unusual for us to try innovative solutions, and we must do something.

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It is an issue in the north-east. That is why I am the king at try to

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provide a local solution for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas.

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That is why the council should engage with me to take that forward.

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In addition to relief divided nationally. The Scottish Government

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say it is for local councils to apply rates reductions and

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businesses can appeal their valuation if they feel it is

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businesses can appeal their incorrect, but that could take two

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years, and business owners here are already struggling to survive. They

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say basically can't afford it. The Finance Secretary has

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more to worry about than He's still seeking support

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at Holyrood for his budget. With the SNP a minority government,

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ministers have to get the backing of another party to back the

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budget, or abstain. The first crunch

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vote is on Thursday. Our political correspondent

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Andrew Kerr joins me now. Well, it is not looking good at the

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moment. The budget bill was introduced to Holyrood today and

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there is a stage one debate on Thursday, followed by the crunch

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vote. If he does not get the support then, he has to go away and try

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again. That support is not coming from the Conservatives and Labour.

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The Tories say he is taxing too much, Labour say he is cutting too

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much. The Greens are a possible ally, who won the Scottish

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Government to make more use of tax-raising powers. That is not

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going to happen, I think. The Lib Dems have set out spending demands

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of ?400 million, but still no deal yet. They were seen as the most

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likely suitors but they say they do not want to just roll over. Private

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talks are continuing next week and Mr Mackay probably believes they are

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quite constructive, but at the moment the Scottish Government know

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there is an impasse, but I understand he is still hopeful of a

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deal next week before the crunch vote.

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All day, tributes have been paid to Tam Dalyell,

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the former Labour MP who's died at the age of 84.

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Political leaders remembered him as a hugely influential figure

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In the constituency he served, West Lothian and then Linlithgow,

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they recall a champion of local causes.

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This from our political editor Brian Taylor.

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Tam Dalyell left the Commons in 2005, a rebel with umpteen causes.

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One such was fervent opposition to Scottish devolution. We will go down

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a motorway to a separate state, a journey on which many of us don't

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want to embark. Alongside him in that late 1970s campaign, Brian

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Wilson, later a Labour minister. He recalls his friend's determination.

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He was always prepared to take on a cause and pursue it to the end. If

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that made him unpopular, if it was to his personal disadvantage, in

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terms of party leadership or so on, so be it. If he thought he was

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right, he pursued it. From home rule to global concern. Here he is

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warning against the Gulf War in 1990. Friends, we are embarked on a

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course that is madness. And more. He pursued Margaret Thatcher over the

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sinking of the Belgrano during the Falklands War. The Lockerbie bomb,

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he questioned the involvement of the Libyans. The Iraq invasion in 2003,

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he condemned his own Labour Prime Minister. A substantial

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parliamentarian, somebody who pursued politics without fear or

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favour, a man of iron principles. When he got his teeth into

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something, he never let go. Even people who disagreed with him on a

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range of things, perhaps on people who disagreed with him on a

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everything, could see the value of having somebody like him, who put

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integrity and the pursuit of principle before everything else in

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politics. In the lift -- in Linlithgow, folk remember the local

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helping hand. He was a great constituent MP. He had the heart of

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the people. Very sad. He was a good man who did a lot for West Lothian.

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He was quite a character, quite a character. Character indeed. Here,

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sharing a laugh with Lord Steel two years ago. He was up for a good

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cause. He was determined. He made Margaret Thatcher's life very

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difficult over the sinking of the Belgrano. I think he was wrong on

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Scottish revolution, but his West Lothian Question will remain long

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after people have forgotten him. Early days, he looks on as his

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ancestral home is gifted to The National Trust. Later years, still

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thinking, contemplating, arguing. A life well lived.

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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Fears that discarding fish at sea is not being properly policed,

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as skippers remove monitoring equipment from their boats.

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How the North Coast 500 driving route is bringing tourism

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Celtic face a battle with the English league

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leaders Chelsea for one of their prize assets.

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Craig Gordon has already been the subject of one

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And his manager Brendan Rodgers maintains he wants the goalkeeper

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to sign a new deal at Celtic rather than head for the riches of England.

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He has caught the eye of the top team in England. Chelsea are also

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one of the richest and could offer Craig Gordon huge financial rewards.

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At Celtic, though, he is key to present and future plans. We do not

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need to sell him. He is someone I want to keep for a longer period so

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I would hope that the only thing that comes out of this is that we

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can renegotiate with him and get him here for a longer period than the 18

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months he has left, and he can get on with working and playing at a

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club he wants to be at. Brendan Rodgers does not want to sell, but

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he did say every player has a valuation. If Chelsea meet the

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valuation, what does the player have to weigh up? Will he have first-team

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football at Chelsea? He has it at Celtic and has performed extremely

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well. He has changed his game under Brendan and he is enjoying himself.

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For him to go down and the second choice... In saying that, he could

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work his way into the team at Chelsea and resurrect his career in

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England. Having had a bid rejected, Chelsea and resurrect his career in

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will Chelsea comeback? I don't know. I don't know about a lot of names.

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If the Chelsea manager does not recognise the name, that is good

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news for Celtic. He has been fantastic this season. He has come

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back pretty much from the dead to be our Player of the Year. He had a

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hard spell of injury at Sunderland, but he has enjoyed his football here

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and hopefully he stays for a long time. The next four days will be

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crucial in determining that. Chelsea have until Tuesday to make Celtic

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and Gordon an offer they can't refuse.

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A look at other stories from across the country now.

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Two fighter jets had a near miss, coming within 300ft of each other,

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An investigation into the incident at RAF Lossiemouth found a collision

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avoidance system was ineffective because it had not "warmed up".

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The incident in August last year involved a Typhoon and a Tornado

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Aberdeenshire Council is to receive an extra ?2 million to help meet

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the cost of repairs carried out as a result of devastating

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The funding comes from the Bellwin Scheme, which gives

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special financial assistance to councils facing extra

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Last year's Open Championship in Troon was worth more

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than ?100 million to Scotland, according to a new study.

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The research was commissioned by golf's governing body,

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the R, Visit Scotland and South Ayrshire council.

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Spending in Ayrshire alone accounted for ?23 million pounds.

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Drivers in Edinburgh have been left confused by road markings

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for the latest phase of Edinburgh's new 20mph speed limit.

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Roads have had both 20mph and 30mph markings painted

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Edinburgh council says the markings are ahead of junctions to show that

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traffic going one way is entering a 20mph zone and traffic going

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Politicians, faith leaders and conflict survivors have gathered

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Candles were lit at Bishopbriggs Academy last night

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Scotland's Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, spoke

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about the dangers of denying fundamental human freedoms.

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The daughter of one Holocaust survivor spoke of her

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Witch. So the trains that they used were freight trains, not the

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traditional trains everybody recognises, they were open top and

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bus of her knowledge of that area, she jumped into a snow drift and

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wasn't seen by the guards and managed to escape. It was launch

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It was launched last summer and has been rated one of the top driving

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The circular North Coast 500 follows much of the spectacular coastline

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Its popularity has led to a boost in both visitor

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numbers and employment, but as Jackie O'Brien

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has been finding out -- it's also brought fresh challenges.

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The north coast 500 which takes in some of Scotland's most breathtaking

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scenery has brought bumper business to far-flung communities along the

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route taking tourist operators by surprise. We haven't got enough

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beds. That's the problem all over. They have to go further afield. We

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are full up. The north coast village here has seen the installation of

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the area's first-ever 24-hour fuel here has seen the installation of

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stop, to keep up with demands. . It will increase foot fall in the shop.

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Business in the petrol station, bed and breakfast, hotels, everywhere.

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It's definitely been a bonus for the area. While driving along the north

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coast, soak up the views from our soft top has become a roaring

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success, it's feared that single track roads like this one simply

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can't sustain it. Local people want improved infrastructure as well as a

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crackdown on dangerous driving. Dodging the Aston Martins ander if

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oaries has become a nightmare for Crofters trying to move sheep along

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the route some now describe as a racetrack. They don't appreciate the

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animals on the road and that. It's just, you know, they are not used to

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driving on single track roads and they have these high-powered cars,

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you know and some of them are pretty reckless. These speeds, if you meet

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another vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, it could very well end up

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in a very serious be accident if something is not done to curb this

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kind of behaviour. Those driving the concept say road safety is a

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priority and they've pledged to work with the concerned communities to

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improve the experience for locals and visitors.

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We're working with the police, we're and visitors.

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work with the advanced school of motoring to put all their tips out

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there. So we're doing as much as we possibly can. There'll always be

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more. They can probably do more to help cyclists as well. We'll always

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more. They can probably do more to be aware of the need to work with

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local communities. It seems there's no stopping the success of this

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initiative and, as the village of Durness braces itself for another

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invasion this year, residents can't help but to reflect on the

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transformation that's already taken place I never thought I would ever

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be late for work due it traffic in Durness, but it certainly happened

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this year. Tonight, the UK choice

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for the Eurovision Song Meanwhile, a song the UK rejected,

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written by a Scottish music teacher, is in the running to be

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entered - by ROMANIA. Jason Blyth's composition was heard

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on social media by a Romanian singer and she's now hoping to take it

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to the finals. Andrew Anderson has been to meet

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Mr Blyth and the pupils who helped Can you isolate the vocals?

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the sound just right. This is the song written by a music teacher and

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mixed by his pupils that could make it to the finals of the Eurovision

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Song Contest. Jason Blyth 's song, Tear Up The Dark was rejected by the

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UK. 'S entry but has been picked up by the Romanians. He says he

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couldn't have done it without the help of his students. They were the

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ones telling me - oh, you need maybe it try it this way, maybe the drums

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don't need to be in at the start and don't need to be in at the start and

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- try adding more distortion on the guitar. I took all that on board to

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result in the high-quality mix we have now. And here's the Romanian

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singer with her version of the song. singer with her version of the song.

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# Tear up the dark...# She heard it when pupils from

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Kinross High School put it on social media. When we put it on YouTube we

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told people to comment on T I'm sure when he got rejected from the UK,

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they put it on their website and the Romanians saw it there. The song

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goes before judges on Romanian television on Sunday night. If it

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gets through, it is one step closer to becoming Romania's entry for this

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year's Eurovision Song Contest. Love it or loathe it, Eurovision is one

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of television's big nights. Around 200 million viewers are expected to

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tune in for this year's final in May from Kiev. From Kinross, they hope

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their song makes T We have been making it making sure the

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instruments sound right, at the real level. I think it'll do W it is an

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excellent song, written well and Mr Blyth had the Eurovision in mind

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throughout the writing process. Now Mr Blyth and his pupils can only

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hope their song strikes the right note.

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Well fingers crossed for kin cross. -- Kinross.

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Let's see what we have in store for the

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A mixed weekend. It has been mixed today. Beautiful sunshine around

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this morning although turning cloudier for many of us during the

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afternoon. This evening in the east, some clear spells, a touch of frost

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developing under clear skies with lows of around minus-2. As we go

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through the night, however, becoming cloudy across the board with

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outbreaks of rain continuing to move in from the west and the south.

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Especially over the high ground and the hills, there may well be some

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snow at times and as that rain reaches eastern areas, reaches cold

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surfaces in the east, there will be a risk of ice on any untreated roads

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and surfaces. By the end of the night, temperatures recovering

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somewhat, around 1-4 Celsius for most. That bit milder in the far

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west and across the Isles with strong winds in Shetland. Into

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tomorrow, then, we dawn on a fairly cloudy note with further outbreaks

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of rain and that rain really dragging its heels. We did

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anticipate that it would clear quickly from the east, although

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quite a slow process now and indeed leaving a legacy of cloud behind it

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for many eastern areas. Perhaps some very light rain continuing through

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the borders, the likes of the Edinburgh area tomorrow afternoon.

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Sunny spells for Galloway and Western Isles, althoughing there be

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some showers here at tiechls. Across much of the north-east, it is

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looking dry, albeit fairly cloudy. Perhaps some rain holding on across

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Shetland and beer Deanshire. Highs of around 6 or 7. So hill walking

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and climbing tomorrow. For the more Western ranges, especially the

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north-west there will be some snow showers. Temperatures on the summits

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around freezing to minus-2 and winds from the west or from the south-west

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around 15-25 miles per hour. For the more eastern ranges, occasional snow

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showers, rain showers to the border hills, minus-2 Celsius, plus-2 for

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the border hills and again, west-to-south-westerly winds, 15-20

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miles per hour. Into tomorrow evening that rain

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finally clearing away to the east, leaving behind it a dry, cold and

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clear night for most of us, with a widespread frost developing. By

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Sunday, we'll have high pressure overhead, keeping the weather

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largely settled and dry, although some uncertainty regarding this area

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of rain may feed into the south during the day. For the most part,

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though, dry with plenty of sunshine during the day. For the most part,

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but still fairly chilly. Now, a reminder of

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tonight's main news: Theresa May has been

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at the White House for talks He's taken the opportunity to pay

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tribute to the special relationship between

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the United States and Britain. Mrs May said there would be further

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talks and there was much on which they agreed.

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I'll be back with the late bulletin just after the Ten O'Clock News.

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Until then, from everyone on the team - right

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across the country - have a very good evening.

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