31/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


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to one of Britain's Paralympians just ahead of those Games.

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It's just eight miles from Ferguslie Park in Paisley

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to the Whitecraigs area south of Glasgow, in East Renfrewshire.

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Ferguslie Park is officially the most deprived area in Scotland,

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The Government figures published today reveal a complex picture

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It is one of 50 projcts operated by the council

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Children get the best start in live life and their mothers can

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access financial housing and benefits advice.

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I have help from every aspect, talking about tax, benefit,

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240 families have received support from the scheme,

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organisers say it is successful because it is local.

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I think the local focus is key, services that are Renfrewshire

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wide, people for some reason don't access them.

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With the school at the centre means people access financial advice,

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housing advice, employment advice as well as their positive

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This is part of a six million poverty fund.

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Too late to influence this year's figures but a significant attempt.

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This is not going to be an overnight success. It is long-standing issues

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we are dealing with. This investment is for the long-term. It's for the

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youngest in our community, supplied to be Google providing support for

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families. We are seeing sluggish growth is in

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the economy. We have inclusive growth, so we pay attention to

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places, that all things being equal, don't benefit from expansion and the

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economy. We make concerted efforts to tackle the barriers those places

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face. The index is published as research

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shows people from deprived backgrounds are paying

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a premium for being poor, with utilities and services

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costing them more. We found the premium exacerbates

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the effects felt by people living at or near the poverty line,

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there is big instances of cutting back on expenditure

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and food worryingly. There are plans to boost employment

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in Ferguslie Park with a new sports complex and Paisley's bid

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for City of Culture status. The Prime Minister has ruled

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out giving the devolved She's been meeting the cabinet

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at her official retreat, Chequers. A statement after the meeting said

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that while there is a "commitment to the Devolved Nations to make sure

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that Brexit works for all" the timetable and terms

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of triggering Article 50 are up First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said

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Mrs May's lack of detail on Brexit is an 'increasingly unacceptable

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and irresponsible position'. Our Political Correspondent Glenn

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Campbell reports from Chequers. If the Cabinet reached any firm

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conclusions on what form Brexit should take they are not giving much

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away, after meeting of the political cabinet this afternoon,

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Downing Street did confirm the desire to push ahead

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with the exit process, and it seems that Theresa May

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is looking for a bespoke deal for Britain, rather than some kind

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of off the shelf solution. What does this all mean for Scotland

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and the other devolved nations? Apparently ministers spent some time

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discussing the Prime Minister's commitment to make Brexit work

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for all, there is also clearly an emphasis though on the fact

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that the UK will take decisions about what form the negotiations

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will take, and they seem to be ruling out any kind of veto

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for Scotland and the other devolved nations on the timing

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of when that process begins. It will only begin though,

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when ministers agree what the future relationship between the EU

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and the UK they want will look like. The first advanced warship to be

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built in Glasgow in almost five It's been hailed as a rebirth

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of Clyde shipbuilding, but unions say there's

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still uncertainty about The Navy's newest patrol vessel

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and the first advanced warship built on the river in almost five year,

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the project has been hailed as a return to traditional Glasgow

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shipbuilding but using modern This is the first of three offshore

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patrol vessels being built on the Clyde for the Royal Navy

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and with negotiations on going to potentially build two

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more, management say Eight of these type 26 frigates

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are also due to be built on the Clyde, but the order has been

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delayed by the UK Government, Unions want that work to start

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as soon as possible, to avoid skilled workers having

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to transfer to other UK shipyards. What we really need is the type 26

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programme to start earlier than the dates that were speculated

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on which was late 2017 early 18. We need to get the manufacturing

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phase of that starting earlier so we can use the workforce we have

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on the Clyde. However, the shipyard

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operators say the work that is going on at the moment,

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lays the ground for future success. The offshore patrol vessels

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are a great example of us building It's a great path into type 26,

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these vessels are helping us own that capability and make us,

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you know, puts us in a good position The patrol vessel programme is due

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to last until autumn 2018. But then it is hoped

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new contracts will be in place, to secure the future of this

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Clyde workforce. Did you know Scotland has

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an international Council They've been having

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their first meeting. And as part of a government drive

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to reduce the so-called attainment gap in schools,

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with children from low income households do significantly worse

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at school than those The experts gathered at a primary

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school in East Lothian, from where our political

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correspondent, Andrew Kerr, reports. It is a challenge for the kids

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at this primary school. The daily mile raises

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their fitness levels. Setting a challenge of our own

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the First Minister wants to improve Aided by advisers from across

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the world, she wants Schools should be places

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where we support children to overcomedies advantage,

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and that makes it all the more important we focus on what schools

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can do, to help young people overcome any disadvantage they come

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across and that is why we are putting emphasis

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on the attainment gap It is a modern school,

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far cry from the Victorian classrooms in perhaps

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many of which were educated. During those time Scotland's

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education system was top of the class: So to improve

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the system, excellence and equity are said to be

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the guiding principles, One adviser from Boston in the US,

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says they don't want to close the attainment gap by meeting

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in the middle but by If you give attention to everybody

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the range in a class narrow, it becomes easier to teach

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the kids to engain them, because you are not distracted

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with behavioural problems with kids who are finding the learning too

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difficult and so on. The Conservatives say

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the Scottish Government must take note of what the advisers

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actually say. I would be very concerned

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if the meetings with international advisers were A smoke screen to hide

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the fact that the SNP have cut education budgets every

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single year, that we have over 4,000 fewer teachers in our school,

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that teacher training funding Involving these advisers means

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the First Minister is looking A senior social worker has told

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a hearing that a child protection team which dealt with the murdered

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toddler Liam Fee was The hearing is investigating

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the conduct of Lesley Bates, who faces charges involving 16

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children, including Liam. She was a member

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of the team in Fife. They were social worker

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with the Child Protection Team She said Miss Bate that were given

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task that were not done or there was no record

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they had been done. In one case she said she had left

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a child in a vulnerable position. Leslie Bate and the team

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were involved in It is alleged Miss Bate failed

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to take the steps to protect him from harm and 15 other children

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between December 2011 Sharon Bar told the hearing

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there was a split in the Child There were personality clashes

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and it was divided into two camps. Some staff wouldn't speak to others

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unless they had to. She agreed that had an effect on two

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case, although neither was that Liam's mother and partner

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were jailed for his murder, concerns had been raised with social

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work for his safety but their trial That evidence came from

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the leader of the Child She is due to give

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evidence tomorrow. Lesley Bate is not attending this

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hearing and she has given up her social work registration,

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she does not admit to any The airline Jet Two has

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announced a recruitment drive as it expands services,

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including 160 new jobs based A total of 1,000 new flight

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and ground crew jobs are being Well, time now to get the weather

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prospects from Kirsteen. Thank you. Good evening. A settled

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night on the cards. Mostly dry with clear spells. Showers across the

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North, fairly breezy two. A relatively mild night. Tomorrow we

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have the beginning of the meteorological autumn, decent start

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across the country with brightness, especially across eastern areas.

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However, for Western and coastal areas we will continue to see cloud

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thickening. One or two showers across the North West and across the

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Northern Isles and freshening south to south-westerly winds. It's going

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downhill as we go through the course of the day. Much of Northern Ireland

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and Scotland will see rain moving in through the course of the day.

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Generally, that rain will be persistent. Strengthening southerly

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winds. Much of England and Wales, a dry, bright day with sunshine and

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temperatures comfortably around 23 Celsius at best. That bit fresher

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elsewhere. Into the evening, across Scotland wheezy outbreaks of rain

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moving west to east, that eventually clears and by Friday we see a

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mixture of sunshine and showers across Scotland and Northern

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Ireland. Heavy showers in the north-west with the odd rumble of

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thunder, and a cloudy prospects across England and Wales with

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outbreaks of rain. A fairly fresh feel. Saturday, we have various

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frontal systems sitting in the Atlantic, and this feature, ex had

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recurring cast on which introduces topical area to the mix. That in

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turn adds to the potency of the heavy rain we are expecting, some

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uncertainty regarding the track of that rain. I'll keep you posted.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25 tomorrow, but from everyone

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on the late team here in Glasgow, and around the country, good night.

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