14/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


14/04/2017

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Now on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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5,000 heart-valve patients in Scotland have been warned that

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bypass machines used in operations may have been contaminated

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but Health Protection Scotland say the risk of infection is very low.

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Here's our health correspondent, Lisa Summers.

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This is in response to a UK-wide alert that has been in place

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What has happened is that there is believed to be a link

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between the bacteria mycobacterium chimaera

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and the type of device used to heat up cold blood during certain types

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This device is absolutely essential for this type of surgery, and it's

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thought that perhaps the equipment may have become contaminated.

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Around 5,000 people in Scotland have received these letters.

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They have gone to people who had their valve repaired or replaced.

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The consequences of not taking any action are clearly very serious,

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Across the UK, 26 cases have been identified,

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and, out of that, 15 patients have died.

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Since then, measures have been taken to improve

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Health Protection Scotland say that anybody who might start

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experiencing symptoms - they could start as flu-like

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symptoms or weight loss or night sweats -

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should contact their doctor as as soon as possible.

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It can lie dormant in a body for five to six years.

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They say that, although the risk is low, you should contact

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the GP as soon as possible if you have any symptoms.

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Police have revealed that one of the men stabbed in Glasgow city

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centre yesterday was deliberately targeted by his attacker.

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The 33-year-old, who carried out the assault,

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It's emerged that a third man was also injured,

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The incident has been referred to the Police Investigations

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Interpol has issued an international alert for a Scottish teacher

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over the murder of a colleague in Myanmar.

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Harris Binotti left the country, also known as Burma,

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in November last year, after the death of English teacher

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Mr Binotti, who's originally from Dumfries, took a flight

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to Thailand a day before Mr Ferguson's body

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Detectives investigating the alleged rape of a man in Dumfries last

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weekend say they're now satisfied that no crime took place.

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Specialist investigating officers had been reviewing CCTV and taking

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statements from witnesses, after the alleged assault

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in the town's Brooms Road in the early hours of Sunday.

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But now they say they're no longer looking for a male suspect,

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who was reported to have attacked the victim.

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Free-range egg producers in Scotland are beginning

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to release their birds from barns, where they've been

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The industry took the decision to house the hens, after bird flu

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forced some farmers in England to impose tight restrictions.

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Our rural affairs correspondent Kevin Keane reports.

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These are free-range hens which haven't been

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Since bird flu arrived in December, they have been inside barns.

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It's not the Government that has forced this restriction.

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High-risk zones were designated in some parts of England,

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The industry on both sides of the border responded as one.

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They have had the upset of being shut in but they are surviving and

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have coped very well. Extra bio-security measures might be

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necessary, with additional feed I think it's been probably

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as difficult as I expected, but more than 50% of the UK eggs

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produced are free-range eggs, so we have to protect

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consumer demand, Normally, if you were standing,

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the hens would be coming and coming from the shed through these hatches,

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giving them a free range Also things like this to try to keep

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them stimulated. Since this ban has been introduced,

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all of this has been out of bounds. The hens here produced thousands of

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eggs every day and all of these are destined for the UK's biggest

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supermarkets. Being housed indoors,

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consumers have had to be told that they are no longer

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technically free-range. The preventions we all have in place

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expire on the 30th of April. We are looking now at

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the populations of wild birds to see These birds will now be reintroduced

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gradually to the outside world. Ministers will decide

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whether the extra bio-security This will be decided in the coming

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weeks. Four youths, who tied a metal ladder

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to railway tracks in West Lothian, Officers said the consequences

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could have been "catastrophic" when an Edinburgh train ran over it

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at Livingston North station. The youths remained

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at the scene to watch, A lorry driver had a narrow escape,

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after crashing in darkness, only feet from the edge of

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Loch Lomond. The vehicle went down

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the embankment on the A82 south of Arrochar in the early hours

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of Friday morning. Police Scotland said

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the driver was not injured, but one lane of the road has been

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closed, causing major tailbacks. The police have warned the public

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not to approach an inmate, who's failed to return

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to Scotland's open prison. 54-year-old Frederick Boyd had been

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on home leave in Glasgow He's believed to have

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connections to the Clydebank, The Scottish cyclist,

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Katie Archibald, has won gold at the Track Cycling World

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Championships in Hong Kong. Her victory in the women's omnium

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gave Britain its first gold The 23-year-old from Milngavie

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succeeds Laura Kenny Katie was part of the winning

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Olympic team in Rio, but she admits that individual

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success was a different feeling. It is odd to celebrate by yourself

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and it feels lonely but looking for to going back to the Hotel... I am

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feeling pain primarily, but I am happy to have pulled it off. That

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was a bumpy race and I thought I had lost it in the middle. Chasing and

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chasing and being attacked... I got back on in the end and pulled it out

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of the bag. Let's see what we can expect from

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the weather, is that a rainbow? Easter weekend is upon us and while

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we cannot guarantee it will be dry, we are not expecting a washed out.

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This evening and tonight, it will bring further showers, heaviest and

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most frequent across the North West and Northern Isles. Perhaps Hill and

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the odd rumble of thunder in the mix. The wind increasing all the

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while from the north-west. Touching gale force across the Western Isles,

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towards Orkney and perhaps some coasts. Viewers showers are crossed

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eastern and southern, and three or five Celsius for most of us, but in

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some sheltered clearer parts, around freezing. Into tomorrow, and another

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day of sunshine and showers. Heaviest and most frequent across

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the North and the Northern Isles, during tomorrow morning. Being

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the North and the Northern Isles, driven in fresh to strong

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north-westerly winds, and these will gradually ease through the day.

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Tomorrow afternoon in more detail, across much of southern, central and

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eastern Scotland, expect dry and bright weather with sunshine until

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the afternoon, and a scattering of showers. In the sheltered east, not

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too bad in the sunshine. Across much of the North, quite a chilly feel

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with brisk winds, temperatures struggling. Some of these showers

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may well still be on the potent side during tomorrow afternoon. Into the

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evening, a lot of dry weather, brightness and sunshine, and a

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scattering of showers continuing across the North. Towards Easter

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Sunday, a degree of uncertainty. At this stage, expecting rain across

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the west coast and central and southern areas, gradually clearing.

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The driest and brightest conditions across the North, with one or two

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showers, but a cold feel, with North and north-westerly winds. By Easter

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Monday, a ridge of high pressure/ largely dry conditions with some

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sunshine, if the wintry showers from the North but still feeling chilly.

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At the forecast. That is Reporting Scotland. Our next

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update is at 20 past 10pm, after the ten o'clock news. Join me then if

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you can.

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