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Scottish Labour's verdict on the leak of the Jeremy Corbyn's

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The Craig Whyte fraud trial hears that previous Rangers owners

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were "desperate to get the deal over the line'.

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A former Catholic monk accused of abusing boys

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at a boarding school in the Highlands is eligible

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Relaxing in a specially designed environment -

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a holiday alternative to respite care for people with dementia

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It's just lovely. It makes all the difference in the world, having

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that. The Scottish Rugby Captain Greg

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Laidlaw won't be starting for his club tomorrow,

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when Gloucester play at Murrayfield Rival parties have pounced on a leak

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of Labour's election manifesto - which includes the renewal

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of Trident on the Clyde. Scottish party leaders said the leak

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showed Labour in disarray. But after talks in London,

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the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the package had been endorsed

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unanimously, after changes. This from our political

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editor Brian Taylor. In hot pursuit of Jeremy Corbyn, not

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a great day for the Labour leader. Worse for an eager BBC cameraman,

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when the Corbyn car ran over his foot. Mind the Gap. From Labour in

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London, an update on the manifesto was leaked overnight with its plans

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for ownership -- public ownership of rail and royal energy. Kezia Dugdale

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told me the leak was far from ideal. She stressed that Scottish Labour

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would publish its own manifesto, reflecting devolved powers. But how

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about Trident? The manifesto backs renewal of the nuclear deterrent

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while urging extreme caution about its use. Renewing Trident runs

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contrary to Mr Corbyn's own views and a vote by the Scottish Labour

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conference. I always said we would give our party membership the space

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to debate these issues. We took a position against the renewal of

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Trident. The final vote of the Labour Party is to renew Trident,

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but also to work on the basis of discussion. So the Scottish Labour

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Party was overruled? It was part of a democratic process and this was

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the result. The manifesto promises to campaign tirelessly against any

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repeat of the 2014 independence referendum, and it backs a new

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constitutional settlement for the UK.

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I understand that Scottish Labour wanted changes firmly backing the

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Barnett formula, making clear that some social security powers are in

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Holyrood hands and undermining support for the North Sea oil and

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gas industry. But rivals say the row leaves Scottish Labour looking like

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tartan onlookers. For the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon was visiting St

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Andrews university. She marks Labour done. When you look at Labour, you

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are not looking at a party that is fit to be in government. On Trident,

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the SNP position is clear. We are against nuclear weapons in

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principle. These are weapons of mass destruction. But at a time when

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public services are under so much pressure, spending tens of billions

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of pounds on new weapons of mass destruction is the wrong thing to

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do. The Liberal Democrats published what they called a commit card,

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headed by thwarting an independence referendum. The question Labour's

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political ability. There are of competence about the Labour Party.

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They can't even run their own party. Nobody is seriously thinking they

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can be a party of government. But now people are questioning whether

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they can be a party of opposition. The Liberal Democrats are clear. We

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are prepared to step up and be that strong opposition if people back us

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in this election. And the Conservatives say Labour's plans are

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unsustainable. The only thing which hasn't been leaked seems to be how

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they would pay for all the suggestions. Even Jeremy Corbyn's

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enemies don't seem to want to leak how they would deliver these

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policies, so it is clear from that that they have no idea. And the

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injured cameraman? Recovering in hospital with two broken toes.

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Apologies for the problems at the beginning of that report.

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While candidates for Westminster are out on the campaign trail,

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Education, the NHS and Brexit were just some of the topics raised

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at First Minister's Questions this afternoon.

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John McManus watched the proceedings.

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Four weeks today, the polls will be open to the general election. But at

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First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, it was business as usual.

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Since last year, this government has spent more time debating the

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constitution than debating education, health, transport and

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justice combined. And we have had enough. After ten years, don't the

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people of Scotland deserve a government that will for once focus

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on their priorities and not on hers? But the First Minister said the

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Conservatives had a reason for wanting to change the subject. When

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Ruth Davidson talks about the time spent in this chamber debating the

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constitution, what she's trying to distract attention from is that that

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constitution, what she's trying to has been time debating the

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implications of Brexit, the Brexit disaster. Labour were keen to

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highlight their campaign on NHS funding. Our hospitals don't have

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enough nurses. Those nurses don't have enough money in their pocket.

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Our hospitals don't have enough doctors, but there is enough money

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Our hospitals don't have enough for private health firms. Is this

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what the NHS looks like when the government is more interested in

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running a referendum than running the NHS? The performance of

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Scotland's schools and in particular a decline in some literacy and

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numeracy skills has made the headlines this week, a point made

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repeatedly in the chamber. The mother of a 15-year-old schoolboy

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said to me yesterday that she is worried that her son could be one of

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those statistics. He is struggling with reading and writing. She is

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anxious about his future, and she is also angry with the SNP, who have

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been in charge for the whole of her son's education. Scotland's issues

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debated inside this building. In the coming weeks, the politicians will

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step out into the sunshine to chase your vote for the general election.

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A lawyer who handled Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers in 2011

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has told a court that the club's owners were "desperate to get

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Gary Withey's comments came as he gave evidence

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in the trial of Mr Whyte, who's accused of acquiring

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Our correspondent David Henderson reports.

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Gary Withey, the London lawyer at the heart of the deal to buy

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Rangers. He was back in court today, giving evidence for a second day.

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Six years ago, his client was a company run by Craig Whyte, which

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launched a takeover bid for the Ibrox club. Mr White is on travel

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fraud and accused of funding most of the deal with the club's season

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fraud and accused of funding most of tickets. Rangers was being sold by

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the role Leave Murray group, controlled by this man, Sir David

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Murray, and Mr Withey told the jury he came under pressure to get the

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deal done. One Murray group director, he said, wanted reassured

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that this didn't turn into an almighty mess and embarrass

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everyone. Mr Withey said the sellers didn't ask how Craig Whyte's team

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were financing the deal. They didn't seem to care, he claimed. This is

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the only girl I know where the vendor, the seller, is pushing more

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than the purchaser. He said, I have never been pushed so hard on any

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deal. They were desperate to get the deal over the line. Mr Withey said

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he was repeatedly asked for assurances that Craig Whyte had the

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money to buy Rangers. He did supply them, he said. If I didn't trust my

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client, I would have walked away. But the prosecution claims the deal

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was mostly funded through the sale of Rangers' season tickets to

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was mostly funded through the sale accompany. The prosecutor asked Gary

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was mostly funded through the sale Withey, where steps taken to conceal

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it? Gary replied, I was told that Ticketus must not be shown. Mr

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Withey told the defence advocate it was impossible to keep the

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involvement of Ticketus a secret when so many people were involved.

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Mr Findlay asked him, were people coming up to you, saying, I hear you

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are in with Ticketus to do a deal for Rangers? Mr Withey replied, yes,

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they did. Gary Withey returns to the witness box on Monday. Craig Whyte

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denies the charges and the trial continues.

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A former Catholic monk, who's accused of abusing boys

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at the Fort Augustus Abbey boarding school in the Highlands,

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is eligible for extradition to Britain, according

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The decision on whether to send Father Denis Alexander back

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to Scotland for trial now rests with the country's Attorney-General,

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The magistrate here in Sydney has decided that the former Catholic

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monk will be eligible for extradition, but this case appears

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to be far from over. The defence in court today raised no objections to

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the magistrate's decision, and the defence barrister told me later,

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because in her opinion, the Lord gave her very limited scope in which

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to challenge that decision -- the law gave her little scope. It is now

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up to the Attorney General here in Australia to decide whether Father

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Alexander will face a trial in Scotland. It seems the defence is

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saving its powder for the Attorney General, and its submissions are

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expected to be lodged within the next four to five weeks. We don't

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know what sort of arguments the defence will use in those

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submissions to the Attorney General. We do know that if the decision goes

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against the defence, it can seek a judicial review. Denis Alexander is

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in his early 80s. He was in court today, wearing a green prison

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uniform and using a wheelchair. He didn't say anything during the brief

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30 minute hearing, but he did appear didn't say anything during the brief

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to be very frail and for most of the time fairly detached from

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proceedings. He has always denied any allegations of wrongdoing at the

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Fort Augustus Abbey School in the Highlands, and he was arrested

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earlier this year. He has been remanded back into custody into the

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hospital wing of the jail here in Sydney.

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Poorer people are more likely to die, or become ill,

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Researchers at Glasgow University examined the health records of more

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They say the stress of poverty can lead to a less healthy lifestyle,

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The reason that poor people experience greater levels of alcohol

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harm is not because they are drinking more. Actually, it seems

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that even if someone who is more disadvantaged in society drinks the

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same amount of alcohol as someone who is richer, there are still at

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increased risk of harm. Even accounting for things like binge

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drinking, smoking and obesity. Hopes are rising that there could be

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a resolution to an industrial Today lecturers across the country

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have been holding their fourth one-day strike over

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pay and conditions. The EIS says progress is being made

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in talks with the colleges and that More strike action is still

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scheduled for next week. MSPs have been told

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that the chairman of the Scottish Police Authority isn't

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fit to remain on its board. It follows the resignation

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of a board member, Moy Ali, in a row over meetings being held

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behind closed doors. Ms Ali told Holyrood's

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Audit Committee that when she dissented over the policy,

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she received a letter from the chairman,

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Andrew Flanagan on Christmas Eve. She was asked if she regarded that

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as amounting to bullying. You're watching BBC

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Reporting Scotland. Scottish Labour leader

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Kezia Dugdale describes the leak of the Jeremy Corbyn election

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manifesto as "far from ideal". The new owner of basketball

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team Glasgow Rocks on why he got rid of

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the club's head coach. A stone's throw from one

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of Scotland's busiest streets, one of the world's most powerful

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lasers is hard at work. It's replicating radiation levels

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in space - and one of its aims This report from our science

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correspondent Kenneth Macdonald Not far from Glasgow's George

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Square, this ten tonne door floats on air, guarding the entrance to a

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concrete bunker. Inside, they're in to recreate the harsh types of

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radiation encountered in space. It can be a deadly environment for

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satellites and astronauts. The particles can be very intense and

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this is dangerous for electronics on board satellites, but also for

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this is dangerous for electronics on astronauts. Sometimes, these are

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called killer electrons. The reason is because they are dangerous. That

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radiation has been be produced by the Scottish centre for the

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application of plasma -based accelerators. Here is an example of

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application of plasma -based how far the technology has come. In

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the old days, you would have had to turn a laser beam into electrons

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the old days, you would have had to using a linear accelerator 100

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metres long. Now, this is the accelerator. But you need enormous

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amounts of power, which is one reason why they have just installed

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?3.5 million worth of laser light upstairs. This the highest average

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power laser system in the world today, extremely unique to a

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university enrolment. It delivers 350 terawatts at five hertz. Or to

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put it another way... If you think about the power from the sun

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reaching the UK, this laser actually produces the same amount of power,

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but only for a very short time. This is about more than space. The system

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will produce high-energy particles and radiation pulses for experiments

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in science, engineering and medicine. Very high-resolution x-ray

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imaging, for example, in hospitals. Radiotherapy is an ongoing

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interesting project cars well looking at electron beams as a

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potential radiation therapy technique, as opposed to x-rays or

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proton beams. Among the other applications, experiments in nuclear

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proton beams. Among the other fusion, so we may finally produce

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energy in the same way the sun does. Scotland is one of the locations

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being used by a new travel company that's running holidays specifically

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for people with dementia Mind For You says the short

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breaks are an alternative Andrew Thomson reports

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from Granton on Spey. Caring for someone with dementia can

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be a 24/7 job, but here on this supported holiday in Granton on

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Spey, help is on hand. Guests can get a bit of pampering, some company

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and for the care, a well earned break. It can be very stressful for

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somebody living with dementia to be away from their carer. We see

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ourselves as an alternative, that they come on holiday together, that

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our support staff are there to help, and also to give the carer time for

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themselves. The person with dementia gets time for themselves. And the

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concert is proving popular with these guests. He has Alzheimer's and

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two types of dementia. No more holidays are not suitable any

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longer, so we were looking for somewhere that provided a care

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environment, but also allowed us to do many of the things we have always

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been interested in, which is outdoor activities. These folk look after

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you really well, and they are all nice and they are all trying to do

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things for you. It is something that has been missing since I have been

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ill. A range of daily outings are run, this one to the Highland folk

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museum, which is perhaps the perfect place to help bring back happy

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childhood memories. We always had good holidays. But once my husband

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developed dementia, that went. I was told about Mind For You by an

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organisation in Edinburgh, and I found them marvellous. You're never

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alone. There is always plenty of help, and it just gives us a break

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that we really need. Everyone needs a break sometimes from their normal

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routine, and supported holidays like these, with good accommodation and

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care and also interesting day trips to places like this, seems to be a

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winning formula for these dementia sufferers and their carers.

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It's been a bittersweet sort of week for the captain

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A few days ago, Greig Laidlaw was called up to the British

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and Irish lions squad for their summer tour.

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Today it was announced that he won't start for his club Gloucester

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in the European Challenge Cup final in Edinburgh tomorrow.

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But as David Currie reports, he's not too disappointed.

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Greig Laidlaw leads Gloucester on a training session, but won't lead the

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Greig Laidlaw leads Gloucester on a team against Murrayfield, he will be

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Greig Laidlaw leads Gloucester on a on the bench. He's not bitter. I'm

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just glad I'm back fit and that's the way I want to stay. For me it's

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about being sharp now when I get the way I want to stay. For me it's

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opportunities. Life was sweet for the Scotland skipper at the start of

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February. Captaining the national the Scotland skipper at the start of

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team to win over Ireland in the Six Nations. He was injured in the next

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match against France, missing the rest of the tournament. It's been a

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season of ups and downs for you, hasn't it? Yes, looking back I

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suppose it has. You get injured, then you get back. Obviously I have

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been selected for the Lions squad. Greig Laidlaw... Will being benched

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on Friday a fact his prospects for playing in the Lions? It might

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reflect in the Lions tour coming up, having limited game time might not

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be a bad thing. It will reduce his chance of injury which is probably

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his real fear at this moment in time. He will be joining the French

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club Clermont, and they are in action here on Saturday.

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Andy Murray's struggles this year continue.

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The world number one has suffered another early exit,

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With a place in the quarterfinals at stake, the top seed was a strong

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But the young Croatian won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

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Murray has just one tournament left before the second grand

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slam of the season - the French Open -

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The new owner of the Glasgow Rocks basketball team says it came down

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to a gut feeling to dispense with head coach Sterling Davis.

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After losing out in the quarter final play-off last season,

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Duncan Smiley hopes a new approach will help guide Scotland's only

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professional side to UK glory, as well as build on a growing

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interest in the sport amongst the young.

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Silverware or the lack of it can be costly in sport. The Glasgow rocks

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today in the presence of the euro basket Trophy at the Emirates arena.

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The rocks themselves without a trophy this season. The new owner

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wants change, the first parting company with head coach Sterling

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Davis. I was certainly disappointed, I would have liked to work with him

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this year but my gut instinct was we needed to do something different and

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Sterling Davis was on board with that as well and as a consummate

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professional. So they are searching for a new coach and looking for

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grand slam trophy success next season. Safe to say, they have got

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some pretty big ambitions. What do you want to see achieved next

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season? For me it is win as much as we possibly can. I believe we have

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the pieces to win championships but we possibly can. I believe we have

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it takes a lot of effort. Success breeds success but building on youth

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interest key in a sport on the up. I think basketball is getting more and

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more popular. Now a lot of people are playing it. Membership of

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basketball Scotland has trebled in the last six years, so is there

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scope for second franchise in Scotland? There is definitely

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potential there. There is certainly enough interest in the sport that

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there could be two franchises in the future. I think the rocks would

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benefit from that in terms of having a local derby. Have you ever been to

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see the Glasgow rocks? Yes, two or three times. They do have their off

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nights but most of the time they are good. And how about some tricks? Can

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you come up with tricks right here on the spot? I have zero tricks but

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I can scare you a little bit. Definitely not scared!

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Timeline will be on BBC Two tonight at 7.30pm.

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Here are Glenn Campbell and Shereen Nanjiani

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Tonight we look at like calling directory inquiries 118 services can

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now cost a minimum of ?9, and hear from money saving expert Martin

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Lewis about what should be done. Also we are joined by Commonwealth

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Games medallist Stephanie Ingles a year on from a motorcycle accident

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that almost cost her her life. Plus meet scooter gran and find out all

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about her superpowers. Let's see what the

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weather has in store. Good evening. Many parts of Scotland

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haven't recorded a drop of rain for about two weeks since the 28th of

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April, today no different for most of us. Call up around the east coast

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with stubborn cloud. Plenty of evening sunshine pretty much across

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the board, but overnight there will be some cloud forming around eastern

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coasts, some low cloud drifting inland through the central belt at

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times and a few showers pushing towards Galloway, Kintyre and the

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Hebrides. But for most dry night with temperatures no lower than

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around five Celsius, but at school in the countryside. Showers for the

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Hebrides tomorrow, but a good part of Central Scotland bright and

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sunny, then come the afternoon showers pushing in across the south.

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This time yesterday we were expecting those showers to be

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further west. Certainly a change, further south expect showers through

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the afternoon. North of here, in eastern areas thicker cloud stubborn

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to go, call on the east coast. Quite breezy around these north-eastern

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coast from the south-east. As we had through into the evening, these

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showers in the south-west heavy for a time. That is low-pressure moving

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its way north was and still with us as they head into the weekend.

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Saturday looks fairly cloudy and rather wet at times. A rash of

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showers across the country, some quite heavy with the odd rumble of

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thunder in the mix as well. Still breezy around the coast, and the

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temperatures similar despite the cloud and rain so quite busy

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midfield but it will improve later from the south. Sunday, writer,

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breezy, fewer showers with temperatures around the same but

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here is Monday, more rain on the way.

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I'll be back with the headlines at eight and the late bulletin just

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