04/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


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just bad luck to lose three or we doing something wrong?

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

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A critical report into the state of Scotland's roads has found them

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Audit Scotland said spending by local authorities and government

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on maintenance was down and 57% of users were unhappy

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Every single road, there are potholes.

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June has been a career in Edinburgh for 32 years.

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It's not very good coming onto this road in the morning after you have

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With a fleet of vans, motorcycles and bicycles,

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I have had crystal, bottles, and every road, you are petrified

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in case something gets broken or the samples leak.

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Today's report shows over a third of council roads need repairs,

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with trunk roads and motorways also deteriorating.

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It is a huge issue of concern to the public.

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57% of the public in the Scottish household survey indicated

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dissatisfaction with the state of the roads.

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The local authority organisation say they are doing well,

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The state of the roads is a priority for us.

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We have invested ?6.5 billion which we had not

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We are investing in major infrastructure projects.

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Where the report says we can do more, we will look to do that.

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But this is where the cost of poorer repair it. A dozen coil springs. It

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is very common. Scotland has the highest proportion of pothole

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related breakdowns in the UK. This is the third critical report and it

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appears money will have to be found to keep them satisfied.

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The government says there's no public health risk to Scotland

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It follows the news that a small number of people have been diagnosed

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More than 50 people across the UK have been treated for the infection,

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which is associated with severe birth defects in babies.

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There is no health risk to the general public.

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The virus is transmitted by a mosquito and there are no

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mosquitoes in Scotland, because our climate is too cold.

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There is a very small risk of sexual transmission,

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and people who have been infected are advised very carefully

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about how to minimise transmission to sexual partners.

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One of the world's leading infectious disease researchers

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at the forefront of of the global battle against the Zika virus

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is Airdrie-born Dr Mario Stevenson, who now lives in Miami.

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Earlier, I asked him if there was a danger the world

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We want to put the risks in perspective. It is up to scientists

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and public health officials to be responsible and not exaggerate the

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situation and frighten the population but at the same time I

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keep repeating myself. We hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

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Six months ago, Governor Scott of Florida declared the state of

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emergency there. People thought that was an overreaction to the

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possibility that Zika could spread in Florida are now we have 14 cases

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of local infection, individuals who contracted the virus in Florida, in

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Miami actually. That was the right message. My fear is we want to hit

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that sweet spot of being cautious but not over the fear of Zika

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infection. It is serious for pregnant women but everybody else?

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For most people, four out of five individuals, you would not know you

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were infected, there are no symptoms. There is no risk to the

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general public but the situation is grey for a pregnant woman and that

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cannot be overstated. At least one Scot has been caught up

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in an attack on foreign tourists They were among 12 travellers

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ambushed while on their way Six were injured as well

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as an Afghan driver. The aftermath of a brutal attack

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in Herat province in the north-west The targets - an international group

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of travellers who had chosen to go One news agency reports a spokesman

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for the local Governor saying: 12 Among the 12, there were

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Americans, British, a Scot. And now I have got a picture

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from the scene from When you see this picture,

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the minibus is totally destroyed. They were very lucky

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to escape this attack. It is understood that the group had

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been in Darmian and may have been on their way to the city of Herat

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when they were attacked. It may seem unlikely,

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but search the internet and there are companies offering

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holidays in Afghanistan. This business, based in west

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Yorkshire, has a group in the area where the attack

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happened at the moment. I have been trying to contact

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them to get a comment. On their website, they say that some

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will regard it as premature to go to Afghanistan,

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given the continued conflict there and a lack of effective

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government control. But, they say, tourists

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going to Afghanistan and spending money there is a way of bringing

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direct benefit to local people, many of whom are still

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desperately poor. The Foreign Office has confirmed

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that it is providing assistance to British nationals involved

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in the attack in Herat, and is coordinating closely

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with local authorities. The hope is that tourism,

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money and jobs may freeze out the violence, but perhaps today's

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use shows that they react to that by proving that they can strike

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anywhere. Part of the island of Cumbrae

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in the Firth of Clyde has been cordoned off after what's thought

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to be a World War Two mine became The fishing vessel was taken

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to Stinking Bay to the north of the island, where it's understood

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to have released the device. A cordon has been placed around

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the area by local coastguards. A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit has

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been sent to investigate the device That's how the makers of the global

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gaming craze Pokemon Go are being described after they sited

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an animated character on a memorial to offshore workers who died

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in the North Sea's worst disaster. The group who maintain

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the Piper Alpha statue and garden Pokemon, a virtual game,

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the aim to capture animated characters that pop up

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on your smartphone Just grew up playing the games,

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and I have gone back It's really fun, and it makes

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you get out and about. Pokemon and his friends are popping

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up all over the place, I suppose it's the future,

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but as far as I am concerned, 167 men died in the Piper Alpha

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disaster in 1988. This memorial was created

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for their loved ones. For the families, their friends

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and people associated with Aberdeen, this is a place

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of reflection and remembrance. The last thing that everybody wants

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connected to this monument is to have hordes of people

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basically fussing around the site, looking for these virtual

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Pokemon characters. A crazy idea that people who come

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here to look for a Pokemon And it's not just there that

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the game has been causing distress. Nearby, this baby's memorial garden

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has also had a Pokemon character. The charity has been in contact

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with the game makers, Game makers Nintendo have also had

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requests to remove Pokemon characters from the Hiroshima peace

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Memorial Park and Auschwitz. Sport now and Andy Murray admitted

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he was speechless when he was asked to be Team GB's flag-bearer

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for tomorrow's Olympics He's also found out whom he'll face

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as he starts the defence This is the tennis arena where Andy

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Murray will play in the singles and's doubles. He has been speaking

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about that today and speaking about the fact he has been named the Team

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GB flag bearer. He said he has already had a wee practice are

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carrying the flag but admits it did not go according to plan. I was

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given directions and then ended up putting the flag in front of

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Princess Anne's face. I did not know what to do, to be honest. I think

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she said, make sure you don't put my eye out. I will try to get practice

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in before tomorrow night. A significant day for Andy Murray and

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today, you found out he we will play in the first round of the singles.

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He is playing with Jamie Murray in the doubles and they will take on a

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Brazilian pair. Aberdeen are out of the Europa

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League after an own goal in stoppage time saw them go down

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1-0 to Maribor. That was enough to see Maribor

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progress 2-1 on aggregate. An elderly man has been rescued

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by firefighters after becoming stranded on an island

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in the River Don at Inverurie. He was walking his dogs at the time

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and they were also taken to safety. A specialist fire service water

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rescue team was deployed to bring all involved

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to back to the riverside. Let's get the weekend weather

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outlook now from Kawser. Many of us ended the day with fine

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spells of late sunshine. A lovely pictures sent in. This from a lane.

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A lovely sunset here. It will be largely dry with any showers dying

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away. While it is rather cloudy, there will be clear spells

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developing. Mainly across central and western parts of the country.

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The winds falling light as well and temperatures dipping to 8-12d. Under

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those clearer skies, may down to single figures so quite cool

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tonight. Tomorrow, bright start of the day with spells of sunshine. If

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you are heading out around ATM, there will be a good deal of dry and

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bright with Iran. While in the way of cloud along the West Coast.

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Temperatures drop -- 14 degrees and along the east coast more in the way

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of cloud. One or two showers for the northern and western isles but the

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winds generally light and temperatures 11-12d. If we take a

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wider look at the rest of the UK, you can start to see cloud

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thickening across Northern Ireland, western Scotland and scattered

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showers arriving here is we had today. Elsewhere across the UK

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though, largely fine and dry with its positive sunshine. I pressure

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dominates our weather for tomorrow. Temperatures in the high teens,

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maybe the low 20s and the south-east of England. This feature will play

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away from Friday night. Clear spells, and other cool night, but an

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area of low pressure heads towards us. This is something we're likely

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to see in autumn not summer, but as we had through the weekend, dry and

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bright start, but further towards western parts of Scotland, outbreaks

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of rain and strengthening winds. Temperatures though still in the low

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20s further south. A Met Office early weather warning is in force

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for the strength of the winds, especially on Sunday.

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