08/09/2016 Reporting Scotland


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Tonight, we reveal the contents of the Government green paper which

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confirms Theresa May wants to make further selection in English

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education a key feature of her Government. Join me on BBC

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Dungavel Immigration Detention Centre in south Lanarkshire

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is to close, and will be replaced by a short-term holding facility,

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Dungavel's been criticised over the years by campaigners who've

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raised concerns about the treatment of people detained there

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and the length of time they were held.

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The Home Office says it's being closed because it's underused,

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Dungavel, the former prison became a detention centre for a failed asylum

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seekers in 2001. But it was this view from the inside, which first

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seekers in 2001. But it was this brought it to the public's

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attention. Being held there wasn't child's play. This family were

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detained for more than a year, unable to attend school. They were

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the first of many children sent to Dungavel with their parents. This

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woman was just 14 when she was first taken there with her family in 2007.

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Not being able to do anything, that was the most difficult thing for me.

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I was the oldest one, and because I knew English, I had to do a lot of

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translation with the lawyer and Home Office officials within Dungavel. It

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is very tough on me, I felt really hopeless when I was translating,

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because I know that, unless the Government did something, MS was a

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campaign, we were just go in to be stuck there.

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Over the years, Dungavel has been the scene of many protest. At first

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against the detention of children, which only ended in 2010. There was

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more controversy recently, when the BBC revealed some detailing knees

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were being held for more than a year. Torture victims have also been

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kept at the facility, in contravention of the Home Office's

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own guidelines. This long-term campaigner this is the centre to

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take supplies to those being held there.

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Speak on the behalf of fellow campaigners, they will welcome the

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closure, but still worried about the detention aspect which may take part

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in the UK immigration and asylum system.

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But the detention centre did have a purpose, to stop failed asylum

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seekers from disappearing before they could be removed. Its closure

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would stop the detention, instead it'll be moved closer to Glasgow

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airport. In a statement, the Home Office said...

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The new short-term holding facility will have 51 bed. It will be built

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on this site, minutes from Glasgow Airport. The Scottish Government has

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welcomed the decision to close this facility. Campaigners are ready

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asking questions about what happens now to asylum seekers. They're

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worried the fast track process could lead them locked up hundreds of

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miles away from the family, friends and support next works. -- support

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networks. The Education Secretary says

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an amended Named Person scheme should be in place

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by August next year - The controversial system will see

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a single point of contact for all children

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under the age of 18. But it was put on hold,

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after the Supreme Court ruled its plans for sharing

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information were unlawful. For the avoidance of any doubt,

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the Government remains absolutely committed

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to the Named Person service. As he updated MSPs,

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the Education Secretary was clear. The Named Person scheme

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is going ahead, but first For that reason, the Scottish

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Government will undertake a three-month period of intense

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engagement in Scotland. We will take input from

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practitioners as well as parents, charities and young people,

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those who support the policy and Every child under the age of 18

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was supposed to have a named person by now, a health visitor

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or teacher, assigned to look But the scheme was put on hold

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after the Supreme Court ruled part of the controversial legislation

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that dealt with information sharing Three judges ruled that the Named

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Person scheme was unquestionably But they said that it was perfectly

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possible that information could be shared with authorities

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without the child being aware. The Conservatives want to see this

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scheme scrapped, and this is why. The court stated that even

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after the information sharing provisions are sorted out,

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the Named Person scheme is still in danger of constituting

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a disproportionate and therefore unlawful interference

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with family life. Labour supported the principle,

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but again called for 16 It seems absurd given that

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a 16-year-old can vote, marry, To remove them would give a strong

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signal that while the Government is not surrendering the Named Person

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policy, it is listening, That was a concession

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Mr Swinney said the Government The campaign group that brought

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about the legal challenge described today's announcement as laughable,

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saying the Government should be But they say they welcome the chance

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of dialogue with the More than 900 children,

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some as young as ten, contacted Childline in Scotland last

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year, saying they were suicidal. That's almost double

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the number five years ago. Our home affairs correspondent,

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Reevel Alderson, reports. Hi, you're through to someone you

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can talk to at Childline. It's good to talk. Childline's call

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centres are handling almost double the number of calls from young

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people with suicidal thoughts than five years ago. Including some

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children as young as ten. The charity sees this as positive, that

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you can have confidence in talking, even though the start off with more

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trivial matters. The main talk about bullying or exam

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rashers. Once again confidence and feel relaxed about councillor, they

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may go on to tell us the real reason they're calling is live the feel

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there is no hope and suicide is the only answer. Talking is a fabulous

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first step to getting children and young people the right help.

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This age old was a mischievous boy who always looked after his sister,

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two years younger than him. It's just 12, he took his life, leaving

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his family devastated. -- aged just well. Now his sister is a Childline

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councillor, wanting to help other families suffering the same anguish.

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I've seen the devastation it leaves behind. Not just to the family,

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friends, everyone. If we can stop that happening even one child,

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through Childline, then it's been worth it.

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The figures were raised in Holyrood, with Labour claiming increasing

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numbers of young Scots are now waiting for mental health treatment.

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The First Minister admitted demand had increased.

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I take the view that that is a positive development that as it

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doesn't sound like it - but it means the stigma associated with mental

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health is decreasing, and more people, in particular more young

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people, a feeling it easier to come forward.

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I thank the First Minister for that answer. In the summer, Labour

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revealed over 60 young Scots had waited for the treatment they

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desperately needed. These figures see that rising to 608. That is

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nothing short of a national scandal. Childline is now calling for better

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access to services for young people who feel they have nowhere else to

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turn. A report on the care of a woman

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with postnatal depression who killed her baby has

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concluded that chances Erin Sutherland admitted

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the culpable homicide of her baby daughter Chloe, on the grounds

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of diminished responsibility. The Mental Welfare Commission has

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made a series of recommendations, to improve postnatal

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mental health care. Seven years ago, the Gaiety Theatre

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in Ayr faced a gloomy future. The historic theatre closed

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after health and safety concerns. But thanks to the support

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of the local community, the Gaiety's back in business,

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and it's due to reopen this weekend Our arts correspondent

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Pauline McLean reports. From Sir Harry Lauder, to the stars

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of many summer seasons, the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr has seen them all.

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But offstage this Theatre has equally to romantic times. Not one,

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the two devastating fires, and have an safety problems which closed

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altogether. We've done a lot of work to the

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auditorium. But this Theatre is a survivor. And after a makeover, is

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now looking her best. Being closed for the six months,

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people were asking, when is it going to reopen, can I do anything, can I

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volunteer? There's real committee spirit behind

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the theatre. And as the Gaiety prepares to reopen

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this weekends, those that championed it for years are prepared to send

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their best wishes. Apparently I played the Getty more

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than anyone else in its history! I should get a medal. The people that

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had to watch me and listen to make, they should get medals!

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The first to try out the new stage, Ayr Players, one of the many amateur

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companies in the area. Lindsay Robbie Coltrane has played

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here, going back to Scottish musical greats, the Alexander Brothers and

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people like that. So it is a fantastic privilege to feel that

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you're part of that community and part of that history.

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And this weekends, they and the hundreds of people who have

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supported this Theatre through good times and bad can take a bow. As the

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Gaiety reopens for a second century of Scottish entertainment.

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Tennis, and Andy Murray is out of the US Open -

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but his brother Jamie is currently battling for a place

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Jamie and his partner Bruno Soares are up against the top seeds,

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French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.

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Murray and Soares took the first set 7-5, but lost the second 6-4. Murray

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and Soares array break up in the third set.

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Good evening to you. A breezy night with showery rain. Pressure compared

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to recent nights combine. Tomorrow morning, early brightness around,

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the best part of the day tomorrow with sunshine and eastern areas.

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Cloud further west with showers to start the day. These are the

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temperatures at 8am, a reasonable commute to work, but much wetter for

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the journey home. Some of the showers heading for the north west

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coast, but over to the Moray Firth, more sunshine for you. A reasonably

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dry day in Orkney and Shetland. Through Friday, things go downhill.

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Clouds thickening, showers increasing. As you concede, heavy

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rain to come later and high winds. Across the UK as a whole, the wet

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weather pushing into Northern Ireland, affecting Wales as well.

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Most of England dry and bright at this moment. Temperatures into the

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mid-20s. Elsewhere, more like the high teens, but it is the rain that

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is of note. Loretta colours indicating how heavy the rain is

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likely to be. When is strong, they'll force winds around the West

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Coast. Disruption on ferries and bridges. But the rain is clearing

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through at a pace, good news for the weekends, because come Saturday it's

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away from us, becoming stuck across the southeast and the wash, for the

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rest of the country, plenty of sunshine come Saturday. The winds

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are light. Sunday, some bright spells around, a few showers across

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the north and north west. Temperatures in the high teens. One

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fly in the ointment, the next weather system coming our way will

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bring a spell of heavy rain and high winds will stop the timing on its

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arrival is open to doubt, it could come in during the day on Sunday.

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Stage and on that one. That's the forecast.

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Thank you, Christopher. An update on the tennis, Jamie Murray and his

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partner are through to the

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