14/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


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


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


bypass machines used in operations may have been contaminated


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


Here's our health correspondent, Lisa Summers.


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


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


between the bacteria mycobacterium chimaera


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


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


thought that perhaps the equipment may have become contaminated.


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


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


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


Across the UK, 26 cases have been identified,


and, out of that, 15 patients have died.


Since then, measures have been taken to improve


Health Protection Scotland say that anybody who might start


experiencing symptoms - they could start as flu-like


symptoms or weight loss or night sweats -


should contact their doctor as as soon as possible.


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


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


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


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


centre yesterday was deliberately targeted by his attacker.


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


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


The incident has been referred to the Police Investigations


Interpol has issued an international alert for a Scottish teacher


over the murder of a colleague in Myanmar.


Harris Binotti left the country, also known as Burma,


in November last year, after the death of English teacher


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


to Thailand a day before Mr Ferguson's body


Detectives investigating the alleged rape of a man in Dumfries last


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


Specialist investigating officers had been reviewing CCTV and taking


statements from witnesses, after the alleged assault


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


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


who was reported to have attacked the victim.


Free-range egg producers in Scotland are beginning


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


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


forced some farmers in England to impose tight restrictions.


Our rural affairs correspondent Kevin Keane reports.


These are free-range hens which haven't been


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


consumer demand, Normally, if you were standing,


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


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


them stimulated. Since this ban has been introduced,


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


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


supermarkets. Being housed indoors,


consumers have had to be told that they are no longer


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


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


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


gradually to the outside world. Ministers will decide


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


weeks. Four youths, who tied a metal ladder


to railway tracks in West Lothian, Officers said the consequences


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


at Livingston North station. The youths remained


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


after crashing in darkness, only feet from the edge of


Loch Lomond. The vehicle went down


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


of Friday morning. Police Scotland said


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


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


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


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


on home leave in Glasgow He's believed to have


connections to the Clydebank, The Scottish cyclist,


Katie Archibald, has won gold at the Track Cycling World


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


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


succeeds Laura Kenny Katie was part of the winning


Olympic team in Rio, but she admits that individual


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


towards Orkney and perhaps some coasts. Viewers showers are crossed


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


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


day of sunshine and showers. Heaviest and most frequent across


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


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


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


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


eastern Scotland, expect dry and bright weather with sunshine until


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


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


with brisk winds, temperatures struggling. Some of these showers


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


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


scattering of showers continuing across the North. Towards Easter


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


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


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


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


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


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


At the forecast. That is Reporting Scotland. Our next


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


you can.


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