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The way schools in Scotland are run could be set
The Scottish Government says it wants to give as much power
as possible to individual schools, and headteachers.
It means local authorities are likely to have far less control.
The Education Secretary John Swinney launched the review this afternoon.
Our guiding principle for the way schools is run are simple.
Decisions should be taken at school level.
That will be the presumption and we will place it
We want to empower teaches to make the best decisions for
There will be new educational regions operating above
Would the cabinet Secretary accept this looks like
Let's talk about the things which John Swinney
He said there will be no moves to selective education or
grammar schools or formally allowing schools to opt out of local
But don't be put off by the moderate language of John
Swinney, we could be talking about radical changes.
Especially when it comes to the role of councils.
The Scottish government would see this
as a form of devolution to schools and say that by empowering teachers
they're more likely to do what is best for the school and raise
What is right for one school may not be right for a school
But there is a question of the regional education
boards to encourage schools in different areas to
The question is what role is left for local authorities?
The debate talking about the priorities of the school budget and
the curriculum. The main question will be how schools remain
accountable to parents and the wider communities they serve.
A man has told a court that his uncle confessed
to the stabbing in 1998 of restauraunt worker
Andrew Coulter said Ronnie Coulter told him what he had done
Andrew Black reports from the High Court in Glasgow.
He said he and his uncle had been reviled caching of jabber check
belonging to -- agile check. Mr Chokkar Belonging to. -- giro
cheque. He said that after his uncle is gone to see Mr Chokkar his uncle
was at his flat and he appeared shaken. He was asked if he had said
anything he said he had stabbed Mr Chokkar. Donald finally put two and
a cult that he had killed Mr Chokkar Chokkar. Donald finally put two and
and had gone to see with the baseball bat. Ronnie Coulter denied
that he had and said they had he would have confessed to it.
The disciplinary hearing against nurse Pauline Cafferkey
who survived Ebola has ruled she did not act
'dishonestly' by allowing her temperature to be mis-recorded
during screening at Heathrow airport.
But the 40 year-old nurse still faces charges of misconduct
Pauline Cafferkey arrived back home and the screening room was described
Although her temperature was enough to warrant medical
attention, somebody in her team has had written it as being 37 degrees.
After that she said she was feeling unwell and had taken paracetamol.
But when she went back to the screening area,
a doctor cleared her to return home to Scotland.
Now, the panel here, the conduct hearing has
agreed she didn't act dishonestly in not declaring her attempt.
But representatives argued she should be
found guilty of misconduct, because she did put
Her lawyer said she should have been treated as a patient from the moment
she arrived back at Heathrow and it was up
to officials to make sure the
temperature checks were done properly.
She said despite the chaos of everything that was going on, she
She said despite the chaos going on Pauline Cafferkey did speak to
medical staff and said she was feeling unwell.
She said her unblemished record demonstrates her
judgment was impaired because of the symptoms of Ebola.
But the panel have retired to consider the
arguments made by both sides and the hearing
The SNP will chair a newly created international trade
committee at Westminster, a party spokeswoman has confirmed.
The Prime Minister Theresa May created the new department,
led by Liam Fox, looking at the implications for business
Scotland is ahead of the rest of the UK in tackling
greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from
But it says the reductions were largely down to the relatively
warm weather last winter, and adds that in some areas,
schemes are "largely failing to deliver."
Here's our environment correspondent Kevin Keane.
They run on hydrogen but these buses are four times more expensive than
conventional one. Aberdeen has the biggest fleet of these buses in
Scotland but without them the fleet would not be viable. As long as
you're planning for a traffic light I can slow the bus down. This is one
way of tackling emissions from transport but with just ten buses it
is a small scale to a big problem. The report says there has been a
good progress in deploying renewable energy but says it is largely
unchanged in 1990 and in agriculture emissions reductions have been slow
but the reduction in the light of new forms planted.
We are aiming at cutting our emissions in the UK by 80% by 2050
and the Scottish Government has taken this seriously in making its
What we have got to do is concentrate particularly on
They run on hydrogen but these buses are four
transport, where we do have to reduce our emissions.
Hydrogen transport is good for vehicle
emissions, but one problem is getting people out of their cars and
on to buses like this in the first place.
So ministers are being urged in the report to better promote
It is a global challenge and we are taking
I'm pleased the fact that we are leading the rest
of the UK has been recognised, but it makes it tough to
Scotland is doing better than the rest of the UK in
tackling climate change, but ministers acknowledge more needs to
be done and a climate change plan will be published over the winter.
A five-year-old boy who died after he was knocked down by a van
in the Shettleston area of Glasgow yesterday has been named.
He was Lennon Toland, who lived in Tollcross.
He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University hospital when he died a
short time later. The 62-year-old driver
of the transit van was not injured. The squeeze on Holyrood's budget
is likely to dominate the council elections next May,
as the amount councillors have to spend could be cut
by as much as ?1 billion over That's according to a report
by the Fraser of Allander Institute The report warns that with health
and other priorities taking a larger share of the money available,
other Scottish Government I think the warnings are partly for
the Chancellor who could and austerity and has said he wants to
reset UK economic policy and they should do that in a way that
supports rather than undermines economy and in terms of the Scottish
Government will have new powers which will be in addition to the
existing powers and use in a balanced way. It will protect
household budgets. The onus is on the Scottish bone meant to make sure
they have measures. -- Scottish Government. They need to make sure
that we are not facing severe cuts to phrase about the Institute are
talking about. Football and Celtic endured
their worst ever European defeat as they lost 7-0 to a rampant
Barcelona in their opening group Lionel Messi Got Barcelona off the
mark manner. Celtic have the chance to level and the penalty was saved.
Two minutes later Lionel Messi punish Celtic with a second goal. In
the second half there was a goal from this free kick for Barcelona
and the captain hammered Bali. Lionel Messi Slid the ball home to
complete his hat-trick before Luis Suarez wrap things up
Now the weather outlook for tonight and tomorrow.
Unfortunately the sun was not out for most of us today. It was a
south-east of the UK that saw the best of it. 34 degrees in Gravesend
in Kent. The warmest day of the year. 14 at Lossiemouth. 20 degrees
cooler. This weather fun producing heavy rain and then pause. Because
Manchester Airport was shut. Now just edging into wards of court
orders and double grace the east coast overnight. -- the Borders. It
will graze on the east coast. There will be some shows tomorrow morning
in Glasgow it was a south-west and towards the north-east but as we
head towards honouring those will clear way so generally dry by
afternoon but still fairly cloudy and there will be some sunshine and
the south-west. Plus the UK as a whole not quite high temperatures we
saw today are still the mid to high 20s and a mixture of cloud and
sunshine. Similar to for Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland we
will have some sunshine in the south-west of hair shirt and
Dumfries and Galloway with 2324 degrees but elsewhere cool and
cloudier than that and that mist and muck around North Sea course. --
--murk. North east coasts. Around the west coast some rain. It will
have pursued through towards the North Sea by Friday and probably the
best day weather this week for in Scotland with bright weather and
some sunshine but a fresher feel and temperatures and mid-teens in the
afternoon. Our next update is during Breakfast
at 6.25 tomorrow morning. But, from everyone on the late team
here in Glasgow and around