17/02/2017 Reporting Scotland


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That's all from the BBC News at Six - so it's goodbye from me -

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Tonight on Reporting Scotland: The man who was driving the bin

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lorry that crashed in Glasgow, killing six people,

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admits reckless driving in a separate incident.

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We speak to the mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague

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It is my son. I will do whatever it takes to get him home.

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Also on the programme: Plans to use compulsory purchase

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orders to reclaim homes in Glasgow's Govanhill

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Nurdles, the tiny pieces of plastic causing big problems

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And, from warriors to lions, hopes that Stuart Hogg and other

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Glasgow players can be part of the British and Irish Lions team.

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The driver of a bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow,

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killing six people, in December 2014, has pleaded guilty to culpable

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and reckless driving less than a year later.

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Our reporter is outside Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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Harry Clarke appeared here at Glasgow Sheriff

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He pleaded guilty to culpably and recklessly driving his car

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near Baillieston in Glasgow on 20th September last year.

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Nine months earlier he had lost consciousness while at the wheel of

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the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow City centre.

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That was after his licence had been revoked.

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The Crown accepted his plea saying that he either knew or ought to have

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known he was unfit to drive and that he was at risk

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Harry Clarke leaves Glasgow Sheriff Court. Harry Clarke had his licence

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revoked after he crashed the bin lorry he was driving on the 22nd of

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December 20 14. George Square was full of Christmas showers when he

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lost consciousness that the wheel. The lorry veered out of control.

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Ticks people were killed, 15 others injured. -- six were killed. During

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a fatal accident inquiry it emerged he had fainted while driving a bus

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in 2010. It heard he had repeatedly lied about his fitness to dry. Nine

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months after the bin lorry crash Harry Clark was seen by a neighbour

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at the wheel of his Vauxhall Corsa. Police were called.

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Today he admitted culpably and recklessly driving his car even

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though he now he had suffered a lot of consciousness while driving on

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two occasions and he should have known he was unfit to be behind the

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wheel. He will be sentenced at the end of next month and could

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potentially be jailed. at the forefront of a campaign

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to find her missing son. 23-year old Corrie Mckeague,

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an RAF serviceman from Dunfermline, disappeared during a night out

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near his base in Bury St Edmunds. CCTV captured him leaving

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a nightclub in the town, and he was last seen

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going down an alley. His mobile was tracked and matched

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the route of a bin lorry, which had picked up rubbish

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from the town centre and was heading This weekend it's hoped a search

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of that landfill site will begin, but tomorrow night a ?50,000 reward

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offered by a local businessman Nicola Urquhart, a serving police

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woman in Scotland, has been Knowing the police and about to

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start searching the landfill, everybody knows how much we have

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wanted that to be searched, there there's a good chance that Corrie

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may be there. I do not believe that who put him there will come forward

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but of somebody else knows, if they know somebody that is behaving

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strangely or they have seen things, we are going to find Corrie if he is

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there so come forward and tell us where he might be. Tell us why you

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think he is going to be there so that whoever has put him there does

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not get away with saying he has fallen in a bin and it is an

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accident. Give us some more closure, not just finding Corrie but finding

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out how he got there and what happened to him. We have seen you

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over the past 21 weeks in front of the media using social media, even

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physically searching. How have you found the strength to do that? That

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is when I end up not having the strength. It is... It is my son. I

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will do whatever it takes to get him home. If somebody is not doing their

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job, if I think they could do something a little bit better, if I

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can do it myself, I will. If not I will do what it takes to help them

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do it properly and that is all I have ever wanted, a basic

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investigation, and that has given me the strength to fight for something

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to try to get Corrie home. Honestly, social media, coming from somebody

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who is a police officer who does not go out there saying to use social

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media to families when I am dealing with them, the press and social

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media is what has got me through this. People do not understand how

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much it means when you are reading nice comments that other people are

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thinking about your child and wanting to do things to help. You

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and your family have been brutally honest. Corrie was on a night out

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and was drunk. He was asked to leave a nightclub. You blame no one. No.

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But you think lessons can be learned. Absolutely. Lessons can be

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learned when there were three tone pastors standing right at the door.

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People who are specifically there to look after...? Yes. Hindsight is

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wonderful. I am not criticising them. If you are putting somebody

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out of the club because they are drunk perhaps there should be some

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kind of legislation for all pubs, all doormen to make sure they have

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some sort of after-care. What do you think has happened? I don't know if

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I will ever find out. Somebody has done something to him. That we are

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sure. I am not going to try to kid by hoping I could connect with

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somebody who has done something to my son. If they can do it, listening

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to me talking to them and begging them is going to make no difference

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to them whatsoever. There are still far more decent people in this world

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than awful people. If any of them know something, fallen. Letters now.

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Even if you think it is a waste of time, it might not be. You do not

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know what is important so please get in touch.

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Tony Blair has said the context for the Scottish independence case

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is "much more credible" after the Brexit vote.

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During a speech the former Prime Minister said the vote

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to leave the EU put what he called "the break-up of the UK"

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Our political correspondent is at Westminster.

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The heart of Tony Blair's speech was a rallying call for those who

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support the EU to continue making their case. There was also a warning

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about what he believes the dangers of Brexit will be, economic and

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political. In the political sense Tony Blair was saying he is still a

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unionist who believes Scotland should stay in the UK whatever

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happens with Brexit. He has tweeted he thinks the case for remaining in

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the UK is stronger than in 2014. He has been looking at the changing

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political landscape and says the context of the post Brexit vote

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could be good for independence supporters. There is the possibility

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of the break-up of the UK. Narrowly avoided by the resultant Scottish

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referendum, back on the table, this time with a context much more

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credible for the independence case. What has been the reaction from

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other parties? You will probably not be surprised to find it depends

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where you stand on the independence question. The SNP I give and say

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airfares to be another vote the context will be different -- I

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believe. The Conservatives say there is no appetite for another

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referendum and you do not solve the challenges of Brexit by leaving the

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UK. What Brexit has shown is that within the UK Scotland's voices not

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listen to and does not appear to count for much. The argument for

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taking control of our own future and society and place in the world

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becomes ever more strong. The case for Scottish independence was not

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credible in 2014 when people rejected it and it is not credible

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now. What Tony Blair might not now given that he has been out of front

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line politics is that only about a quarter of people in Scotland want a

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second referendum. The killer of a Clydebank schoolgirl

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has had his sentence reduced John Leathem, who admitted stabbing

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Paige Doherty more than 140 times, will now serve a minimum term of 23

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years. It was in this shop,

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now under new management, that John Leathem ran a

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delicatessen and it was here Leathem was jailed at the High Court

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in Glasgow for life, with The sentence was

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imposed because of the brutality of the killing and also

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because he had attempted to dispose At the Appeal Court,

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his lawyers argued that he showed genuine remorse and had

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never been in trouble before. They also said he had left her body

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in a place where it could easily be It was contrasted to

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another case in Glasgow. He had also been jailed

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for a minimum of 27 years and said that that case was

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different from that The judges agreed to reduce his

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minimum term to 23 years, but there is no guarantee he will get

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out after serving that length of That will be a matter

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for the parole board, who will base their decision on how

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safe the community will be once John Leathem

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is released. Drivers on Scotland's busiest

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motorway have been told to expect significant delays,

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as a diversion comes into force From 8pm, traffic on the east

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and westbound approaches to the Baillieston interchange

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on the M8 will be diverted It will allow contractors

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to connect a newly-built Heavy congestion is expected

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on surrounding roads. Last autumn you may remember we told

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you how residents in some parts of North Edinburgh

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were being terrorised Despite the focus on the problem,

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it appears to be getting worse. Today, local people

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met with officials to try to bring the crime spree

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to a halt. Wrong side of the road, heading

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north. Tearing through the streets of north Edinburgh with a police

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helicopter in court suit these teenagers are oblivious to the

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danger they are putting themselves in and others and local residents

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say the spate of joyriders and motor bike thieves is damaging the area.

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The problem of motorbike crime and car crime and vandalism that goes

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with it is residents say it comes in waves. They say authorities are not

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doing enough to apply the breaks to the culprits. Some of those

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residents met with police, Crown Office and city officials today to

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place their concerns. Many of the offenders have been caught but

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there's a feeling the punishments do not the crime. It seems like our

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criminal justice system is a revolving door. Our communities say

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you can go up to court and get a slap on the wrist. They come out and

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two fingers that the police and the criminal justice system. This local

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MSP has contacted the Crown Office over the sentences handed out but

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thinks the bigger picture is important. Although a lot of the joy

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reading happens here in north Edinburgh, it is an issue for the

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whole city because the theft of motorbikes happened in the south of

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the city. Some of the bike thefts are happening locally. In September

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CCTV footage here revealed a thief making off with his partner's

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motorbike. This is my girlfriend's bike. We keep it in the kitchen

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because it has been stolen before. The bike is back safe indoors but

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the anti-social behaviour outside his house continues. It is every

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couple of nights he can hear them and see them coming down especially

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during the school holidays and later nights. It has been worse because

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the kids have been off. Authorities say the meetings were positive and

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have deployed special evidence gathering officers to the area.

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You're watching BBC Reporting Scotland.

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The man who was driving the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow,

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killing six people in 2014, admits reckless driving

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And still to come: Why were these mysterious tunnels

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We meet the scientists who are trying to find out.

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Glasgow City Council say it will now begin to use compulsory purchase

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powers to force rogue landlords out of the Govanhill area of the city.

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?34 million will be spent in the next four years

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in an attempt to address the issues of overcrowded, badly

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When cleaning up the streets in Govanhill persistence and manpower

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is key. Sorted out neglected housing stock is more complex. In the last

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two years 124 flats have been bought. 60% by private landlords.

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And done up for lead by the local housing association. The Scottish

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Government and local council have pledged more than ?30 million to

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keep the scheme going. ?34 million is a substantial investment. We need

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to make sure that all of the powers of the enhanced enforcement area are

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used in this area. This is the only enhanced enforcement area in

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Scotland which means the council can demand access to private landlords'

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property for rigorous inspections and they are about to introduce a

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tough for measure. We will continue to target rogue landlords but if we

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failed the scheme is not being as successful as we would like it to be

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we will use compulsory purchase powers to make sure those

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individuals are targeted and removed from the area. 87 flats taken over

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by the housing association are currently being refurbished and it

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is hoped the nature of the area will start to change when new tenants

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move on. People will know who are and hopefully they will be

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neighbours for considerably longer than just a few months at a time.

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That will give stability to the community. For many people who live

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or work here that cannot come quick enough. It is called the slums. In

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one house there is about 20 people living in one bedroom flat. It has

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downgraded this area. You have not seen any improvement? No. It is

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better. You can see more people are living in the properties and there

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should be. This pilot scheme has put in place the powers in the process

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to tackle some landlords and the City Council is aware there is

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plenty of them operating here will stop the challenge is to target the

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most persistent and the worst of them throughout this area.

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A search of hundreds of beaches around the UK has found

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three-quarters of them are littered with nurdles.

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They're lentil-sized pellets used as a raw material

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to make plastic products - and they can cause significant

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damage to wildlife, such as birds and fish which eat them.

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Huw Williams reports from Gullane in East Lothian.

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For the past five years on beaches from the south of England to

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Shetland they have been looking for nurdles, they are not recognisable

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chunks of plastic like this and they are not micro beads which cause

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problems for fish. They are pellets like this. On this beach in East

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Lothian there are literally tens of thousands of them. So what are they?

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And how many are out there? They are little plastic pellets, about the

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size of a lentil and they are used in plastics manufacturer to make

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most of our plastic products. In terms of the numbers we find we know

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there are millions of tonnes of these produced and processed each

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year in the UK alone and potentially billions of these little pellets are

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escaping into the environment every year just from accidental spillage.

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And they end up on beaches like this and it's not just conservationists

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like you who have noticed and are worried about them. I like to teach

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my kids to pick things up, it's part of what we do, incorporate that into

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the beach walk and it's tough to pick up thousands of these so we end

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up taking some of the bigger items home but then we are left with the

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idea that this is, this remains on the beach. So what should be done?

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There are simple solutions to stopping this spillage, companies

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can sign up to a scheme called operation clean sweep, a voluntary

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scheme that allows companies to connect is evil pellet loss and

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there are useful guidelines within that scheme. The problem is not many

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people have signed up to that and there are no checks in place to make

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sure companies who have signed up are doing what they promise. The

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beach is looking absolutely stunning tonight. But the next time you're at

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the seaside you might want to look a bit more closely at the sand to see

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what else is there. The Glasgow Warriors head coach

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hopes that several of his players will make a real impact

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for the British and Irish Lions Gregor Townsend -

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a former Lion himself - hopes they can push for places

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in the test teams and not Three more years with the Warriors

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for Peter Horne, committing his future to the Glasgow band of

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brothers whose top stars are increasingly admired on the

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international stage. One in particular has caught the eye is the

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best players in Britain and Ireland try to impress the man who will pick

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the Lions squad to tour New Zealand. Stuart Hogg scores in the corner!

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He's done it again! Stuart Hogg has played right hasn't he? Missed a few

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tackles last week so he will probably be looking at improving

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some of his defence of stuff but in attack he's been pretty good. This

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guy was pretty good as well as a scoring Lions full-back and thinks

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his fellow Scots can easily wear his old Jersey. Stuart Hogg has been

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playing extremely well, he has been the player of the first two rounds

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for many of the four home nations the player of the first two rounds

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and if he keeps his form up and keeps playing well then he would

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certainly be in with a good chance of starting at 15. Three of his

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Glasgow team-mates have also been tipped by Vern Cotter for possible

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selection. So is Scotstoun home of the Warriors

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the breeding ground for the next Scottish star in the British and I

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wish Lions? Well since the head coach here at Glasgow played in the

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tour of South Africa years ago only one other Scot, Tom Smith, has

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started a Lions Test match. It's tough because you are training and

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competing against the best players in Britain and Ireland. But at least

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once you are out there you have the opportunity to get that test place.

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If you look at the Scotland team you're probably looking at three,

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test 23, not just to list but probably three getting in the match

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day squad if you're picking the test squad now. Josh Strauss unlikely to

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be one of them, like a Greig Laidlaw the forward will miss the rest of

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the Six Nations effectively ending the forward will miss the rest of

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any hopes he had of impressing the selectors.

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New light is being shed on a mysterious network

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of tunnels and caves, hand-carved out of rock

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Scientists, using radar imaging equipment, have discovered

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that the ancient passageways at Gilmerton Cove extend much

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More chambers have also been uncovered.

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As Fiona Stalker reports, it's hoped the underground site may

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OK, some surface noise coming in here I think, it might be a cable or

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something. The latest ground penetrating radar equipment, new

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technology to unlock ancient secrets. The waves bounce off

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cavities or tunnels carved into the secrets. The waves bounce off

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rock below. This is where we have been looking at. When we were out

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there on the road we were the other side of this wall. And where this

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blocked up tunnel leads is just one of the questions unanswered for

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hundreds of years. Strange places, very few things inside these which

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tell us about the people who used it and what they were doing and why

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they built it in the first place. So perhaps the work we are doing, if we

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get a bigger picture we are mapping in a more extensive way the

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footprint of it, then what we are hoping his battle tell us something

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about the use. This is what is referred to in an early guidebook as

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the chapel. There are several theories about what these chambers

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and tunnels were used for. We have theories of secret religious work

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it, a deep cut bowl, we have stories of it being a punchbowl so I secret

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drinking den. Local legends that one of the tunnels leads to Craigmillar

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Castle a good mile from here and we have stories of May the Queen of

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Scots having used this place. This subterranean network card from the

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sandstone is now known to be at least double the size originally

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thought. That new information will be crucial in piecing the past

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together. Whether a secret drinking den, a place of worship or something

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more sinister the hope is that this work will finally solve the mystery.

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Fascinating. Let's see what we can expect

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from the weekend weather. Some lovely blue skies around for

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some of us today particularly in the east and north-east but for many

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rather grey. But lovely weather watcher pictures, thanks. Cloudy and

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breezy tonight and increasingly damp as weather starts to arrive off the

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Atlantic, showery outbreaks of rain. The further east in the wet weather

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fairly sporadic but all these factors combined, the rain and the

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breeze and the cloud mean it will be a mild night with temperatures for

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most around 6-9 C. But the breeze will be of note around the west

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Coast coming strong from the South West. To start the weekend, Saturday

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gets off to a soggy start with wet weather in the West, edging its way

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east, fizzling out. From around lunchtime many central southern and

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eastern parts will see an improvement, dryer and indeed

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brighter. By mid-afternoon generally driver central and southern

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Scotland, through Kintyre up towards the Highlands and Islands further

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outbreaks of rain, further east into parts of dried, perhaps 13 degrees,

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the rain spreading through, Shetland largely drive. If you are hell

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walking or climbing in the West it will be wet and windy. Temperatures

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falling through the course of the day. Eastern ranges more drive it

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still windy. Temperatures holding fast at five or six, they will not

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drop as far as they will as the West. Into the night and the wet

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weather edging its way south and east getting wet through the central

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belt on Saturday night and Sunday. For a Sunday, the second half of the

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weekend, not too bad, whether France in the north-west bringing quite

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windy from the West. Early Sunshine for central and eastern Scotland but

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through the course of the day the sunshine becoming increasingly

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confined to Eastern coasts, in the sunshine 13 degrees. Further west

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rain come in. Subtropical air coming in, that could well lead to a high

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of 15 or 16 degrees, it will not be sunny, it will be cloudy and indeed

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windy. That's the forecast. Thanks. Now, a reminder of tonight's main

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news: Harry Clarke - the man who was driving the bin

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lorry that crashed in Glasgow, killing six people -

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admits reckless driving And Tony Blair has said the context

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for the Scottish independence case is "much more credible"

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after the Brexit vote. He said the vote to leave the EU put

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what he called the break up of the UK back on the table.

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I'll be back with the headlines at 8pm - and the late bulletin just

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