01/09/2016 Reporting Scotland


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sight to privilege? How can the Corbyn as possibly object?

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More than 1,900 offences of possessing indecent images

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of children have been recorded by Police Scotland in

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The NSPCC, which obtained the figures, is calling on internet

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companies to do more to tackle the problem and for greater

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Our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson, reports.

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These are the images of some of the paedophiles convicted

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recently of possessing indecent images of children.

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PhD student James Hudson was jailed last June for 18 months.

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Police IT worker Barry Rankin had more than 300,000 indecent

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images on his computer and is serving five years.

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Paedophile David Logan was placed on the six offenders register

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for ten years at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

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In the past three years Police Scotland has recorded more

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than 1900 offences of possessing indecent child images,

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that's well over the total for the Metropolitan Police,

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Last year saw a 17% rise in offences in Scotland compared to 2014.

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Police Scotland says it's because they are taking a proactive

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For the past three years Police Scotland have been committed

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to keeping children safe and part of that key priority has been

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to tackle the emerging national threat that we now recognise

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as being the threat of online child sexual abuse.

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Because of that it is indicative of the increase.

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Children's charities are calling on the digital industry to commit

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significant expertise and resources to prevent the publication

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We know that a lot of grooming and sharing of images takes place

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via social media and we think there is a lot more the industry

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could do to tackle this kind of offending via their platforms.

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A lot of the harmful images children come across come via social media

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and it's quite unregulated so we want the industry to step up

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to do more to make sure they are protecting children as much

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Earlier this year police seized computers in a major operation

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which led to 77 arrests and the recovery of 30

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The NSPCC which obtained today's figures through freedom

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of information said they clearly show a growing problem of people

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A conduct hearing has heard the social worker assigned

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to murdered toddler Liam Fee failed to take necessary steps

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Child Protection Team leader Karen Pedder has been giving

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evidence to the Scottish Social Services Council in Dundee.

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Karen Pedder was Lesley Bates's manager in the child protection team

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in Fife and she said they had an extremely high caseload

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but that Lesley Bates was no higher than anybody else.

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She acknowledged there were internal divisions within their team but says

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she encouraged her staff to act professionally and not be childish

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Lesley Bates had been assigned as a social worker to Liam Fee.

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He was killed by his mother in March.

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Miss Bates faces several charges involving 13

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During the trial Karen Pedder gave evidence and said Liam had

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dropped off the radar because his social worker had gone off sick.

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Today Karen Pedder told the conduct hearing at the Scottish social

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services council in Dundee she believed Lesley Bates had not

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She said despite concerns she didn't have specific systems in place

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She said she tended to keep lots of information on her

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head speaking to staff at regular supervisory meetings.

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She was asked why it was that with vulnerable children at risk nothing

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She said Bates was charged with doing that.

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Lesley Bates has chosen not to appear at the

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hearing and faces being struck off the social work register.

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The Serious Case Review is being carried out

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into the failings of social services in Fife to protect Liam Fee.

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A total of 1,000 Syrian refugees are now living in Scotland.

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It follows the arrival of 120 more refugees last week.

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John McManus reports from an Edinburgh community centre

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where some of the new arrivals are being taught English.

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This is the reality of life in Syria, a country which has now

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been at war with itself for five years.

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There is no sign the various factions will lay

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For some of those who have escaped like these refugees taking English

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classes today in Edinburgh, Scotland's generosity

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Passing the 1,000 person mark means that Scotland has taken

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about a third of the entire UK total of refugees from Syria

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English lessons are just one of the classes that refugees

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It is a skill they will need to get their heads around to become

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proficient in if they want to make a success of their time in Scotland.

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But one of those who has come from Syria says he may

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When Syria will be good I will come back, yes.

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My sisters and my brother are in Syria now.

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He has worked in telecoms and sales, skills that Scotland can use.

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But does the government think the new arrivals

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It's important people from all different faiths, backgrounds

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We have a good record of that in Scotland.

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There is always more work to do and that's

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where the Scottish Government invests heavily in community

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Angela Constance won't put an upper limit on the number of refugees

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Syrians are now living in almost all of the country's

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As this thank you letter to the First Minister

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shows they are profoundly grateful for the safe haven

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Perhaps inevitably, though, the Scottish weather

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John McManus, Reporting Scotland, Edinburgh.

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A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident

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in which a toddler fell from a flat window in South Lanarkshire.

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Emergency services were called to Kirkwood Street, in Rutherglen,

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The two-year-old boy was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth

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University Hospital where he's still believed to be

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Doubts remain over the Army's future use of a 250-year-old former

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The SNP has concerns that Fort George at Ardersier,

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near Inverness, is to stop functioning as a barracks as part

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It currently a base for soldiers of the Black Watch.

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The Scottish Secretary David Mundell said he could not confirm at this

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stage the military's future use of the barracks.

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The MoD is engaged in a widescale review of all it promises across the

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United Kingdom. It isn't going to make any statement about any

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individual premises until that review is complete. I don't think

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negative speculation is particularly helpful because it's always easy to

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suggest that a particular base is going to close, knowing the MoD

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isn't going to be able to deny that until the review is complete.

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The Scottish Labour leader has launched her alternative

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programme for government, five days before the First Minister

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lays out her plans for the new parliamentary year.

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Kezia Dugdale says she's putting forward a "serious agenda

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"for change" with 13 proposed bills, including an education bill to help

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close the attainment gap and a law to ban fracking.

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The SNP say Labour's actual programme for government

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was rejected by voters in May's election, but Ms Dugdale

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insists she's focussing on what matters to people.

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The SNP once again have announced they are going to have a campaign

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for independence and I actually think Nicola Sturgeon should go back

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to the Parliament next week and focusing on the bread-and-butter

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issues affecting Scottish people, the quality of schools, NHS,

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the care elderly people get, how to eradicate fuel

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Those are just three of the programmes we have

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on our bill put forward to the Parliament next week

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reflecting what Scottish people want and moving away

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It's more than two months since the European Union referendum.

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And the focus now is very much on how and when Brexit

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But the Electoral Reform Society has been looking back at the campaign

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and today released a highly critical report, saying there were "glaring

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"democratic deficiencies" with voters left

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I'm joined from Holyrood by our political

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The Electoral Reform Society examining the campaign up until June

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23 vote, they've been looking at the leave camp and remain camp and the

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terror into them. They say their campaigns were ill informed,

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negative and dominated by big political beasts on each side. So,

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they say reforms should be put in place in case there is another

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referendum, whenever that may be, so, to that end, they suggest

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allowing 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote so people get engaged

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in the political process, as they did in Scotland in 2014. They want a

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six-month campaign for the actual running up into the referendum

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period. It was only for McManas for the EU referendum. And they want an

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adjudication for the claims and counterclaims of both sides. That

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might be a hard one to instead. They praise the Scottish referendum by

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contrast and say Scotland became a hotbed of political spaces up and

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down the country. The SNP have welcomed that, criticising the UK

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Government. Of course, speaking to unionists, they say, hang on, don't

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get carried away. They claim the independence referendum was negative

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and divisive, and they say they were glad to see the back of it. At the

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end of the day, one has to be realistic, one has to be pragmatic

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about politics. It can be a brutal and sometimes a pretty miserable

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business. Well, it's over to the weather

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outlook for tonight and tomorrow. Good evening. Most of us have had

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some spells of rain so far today. That continues to clear bubble away

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during tonight to leave largely dry conditions with some cloud spells.

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Just a few showers affecting the north-west primarily and a fairly

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mild might come for most of us, too. Tomorrow brings us a mixture of

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sunshine and showers, the showers initially heaviest and most frequent

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across the north-west, becoming more widespread through the course of the

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day. Taking a closer look at 4pm tomorrow, some heavy and at times

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frequent showers across the Western Isles across much of the Highlands,

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and the Northern Isles, two, with the old rumble of thunder,

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temperatures 15-17. Plenty of sunshine across the Northeast and

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just a few showers. In the sunshine inland, temperatures reached 21

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Celsius, not too bad for this time of year at all. Through much of

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central and southern Scotland, a lot of dry weather to come with some

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showers with highs of 18. For the rest of the UK tomorrow afternoon,

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for Northern Ireland, a similar story to Scotland with sunshine and

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showers. It's an improving picture across north in England and Wales.

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The south-east, however, holding onto cloudy conditions with light

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and patchy rain and highs of 21. On tomorrow evening, showers continue

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towards the west and north-west, then as we head into Saturday, we

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have low pressure in charge and we then as we head into Saturday, we

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are expecting heavy rain to reach our shores. At this stage, the rain

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will push through Wales. Northern Ireland will have a mixture of

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sunshine and showers were the top temperature of 19 in Scotland. On

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Sunday, the low pressure remains in charge, fairly cloudy with showers

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at times, too. Our next update is during Breakfast

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at 6:25am tomorrow. But, from everyone on the late team

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here in Glasgow and around

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