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Police have charged the Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry
Ms McGarry has been under investigation after the Women
for Independence campaign group reported discrepancies
The MP stood down from the SNP group at Westminster last year
A report will now go to the Procurator Fiscal.
Our political editor, Brian Taylor, has more details.
Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party, 24,000...
May last year, triumph - Natalie McGarry ousted Margaret
Curran of Labour in Glasgow East at the UK general election.
It was part of a clean sweep for the SNP in Glasgow.
Natalie McGarry was at Nicola Sturgeon's side to celebrate
And the sense of uplift continued when Ms McGarry made
her maiden speech in the House of Commons.
I am privileged to be here, serving the people of Glasgow East.
I was swept here on a tide of optimism.
That tide seemed to turn when concerns were raised about
funding within the campaign group Women for Independence.
Natalie McGarry was a leading member.
As those concerns emerged, Ms McGarry resigned the whip
in December last year, determined, she said,
Although no longer part of the SNP she has remained
She even wore her wedding dress for a Commons photoshoot of female
MPs after having her marriage blessed in a historic
Enquiries continued and her solicitor said his client
attended Govan police station this morning on a voluntary basis.
He said following an interview the MP
was charged with several alleged offences including embezzlement of
funds, breach of trust, and an offence under the Scottish
That is the statute which set out the rules
It is understood the charges against Natalie McGarry relate both
to Women for Independence and to the SNP Glasgow
From the outset the MP has stressed her innocence.
The first shipment of shale gas from America has arrived here -
but the tanker has so far been unable to dock at Grangemouth
But the fracked gas is highly controversial.
The Scottish government has a moratorium on fracking
while environmental studies take place.
The plant's owners - INEOS - say it's good
Here's our environment correspondent, Kevin Keane.
A new dawn breaks over the North Sea.
And a traditional water salute welcomes the first shipment of shale
On the tip of the bow, a lone piper heralds the
arrival of this controversial delivery.
The petrochemical giant receiving it says it is necessary for jobs.
It's cost effective today, and looking forward it will take
some time to develop the shale gas industry in the UK.
When that comes that's going to be a benefit.
In the meantime we will secure jobs to get the business running.
Ships come and go along the Firth of Forth but this
one was always going to attract attention.
And this is the iconic scene it's all about.
27,500 cubic metres of shale gas about to
disappear under the Forth Bridge on its way to Grangemouth.
The controversial shipment was meant to arrive at the quayside
with a fanfare, but high winds meant it couldn't dock.
When it's finally off-loaded, the ethane will be fed
into the many miles of pipes here, ultimately coming out as small
No Scottish minister was there to greet the ship today,
they are keeping their distance while their policy position on
It is important that we have a moratorium in place while we
in Scotland understand the science behind the proposed technology.
It's not for the UK Government to tell the Scottish Government
We are clear on our policy position in the rest of the UK.
We believe there is significant economic benefit that can come from
fracking, but in Scotland it is a matter for the Scottish Government.
In the States shale gas has boosted the economy but not
Seismic tremors and water pollution among the issues
Here protesters gathered, albeit in small numbers, to reflect
The impacts of fracking are devastating wherever it
happens, and the refrain of the global anti-fracking movement is not
For now the shale gas ship remains anchored in the Firth.
It will make a fresh attempt to dock on tonight's high tide.
A bin-lorry driver has admitted causing the death of an 80-year-old
Scott Hamilton reversed a Stirling Council recycling lorry
into a mobility scooter used by Peter Wills.
At the High Court in Stirling, the 44-year-old was banned
from driving immediately and will be sentenced in October.
The offence carries a maximum penalty of five
Scottish Labour is to get new powers to set its own policy
and send a representative to the party's UK executive.
The measures were agreed at the party's conference
in Liverpool, despite claims part of the package was undemocratic.
From Liverpool, here's our political correspondent,
A vote she hopes will help Scottish Labour
One that brought the party's power struggle to the fore.
whether Ms Dugdale should get a seat on the UK executive.
The package going forth will gerrymander the NEC and
allow for the decision made at the weekend to be vetoed.
That contested by Ms Dugdale's allies.
An opportunity to close the door on our opponents who make
the accusation that Scottish Labour cannot talk for Scotland.
A challenge that ultimately ended in failure.
Resolution one on NEC rule changes was carried.
This is about more than who has a say on which body within
The Scottish party spent years trying to fend off
claims that it's controlled by London.
And after days of wrangling here in Liverpool, this is a victory
She's got the autonomy she craves and she has more
A delighted Ms Dugdale says she'll take the seat
It's the biggest change to how the Labour Party organises
itself in a generation and it's been a long time coming.
How do you now persuade the country to vote for you?
I understand to a lot of people this might seem like navel gazing,
internal to the Labour Party, but it is clear that the Labour Party
speaks up for Scotland and puts Scotland first.
Tomorrow this man will be beating the drum for his
policies, but how closely will that be echoed by the Scottish party?
The sister of a man accused of the murder of a restaurant worker
in North Lanarkshire almost 20 years ago has told the High Court
in Glasgow that he claimed to have got away with "the perfect murder".
Margaret Chisholm was giving evidence at the trial
He denies fatally stabbing Surgit Singh Chhokar in Overtown
in North Lanarkshire in November 1998.
Now - do we have a crisis in keeping doctors in general practice?
It's a question MSPs have been discussing on the Health
Committee today - with one in four practices
The Health Secretary set out her vision for
Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Reevel Alderson, has been
Each Tuesday this GP surgery in Edinburgh
offers a handful of places on its patient list.
I think it's quite degrading a wee bit, making
When really you should be able to walk in when you want to register.
It's the third unsuccessful attempt to join the practice for this
I will say they are very uncompassionate.
Doctors' leaders say the shortage of GPs is affecting the
It will mean more pressure on hospital services,
It means it's increasingly difficult for patients to register with
We are beginning to see a situation where lack of GPs mean
there may not be a GP available outside of hours.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has
launched a campaign to persuade more medical students like these at
Aberdeen University to join the profession, emphasising it's not
I don't really know what it is about community medicine,
it's something you have to be passionate about to want to do.
I suppose you probably get to know your patients a lot
better in community medicine but I don't know.
I like the idea that you get to do a bit of everything
and build a community, build up a relationship with your patients,
You get so many people, families, stuff like that.
The GP crisis is especially acute in areas like Shetland.
Here patients can be seen by an advanced nurse practitioner
who can diagnose, prescribe and treat them without them seeing a
It cuts down my costs, obviously, and probably, I would
think, cuts down on the National Health Service costs.
Because Chris, our community nurse, can come along
and check me at his convenience and mine.
government has developed to free up GP time,
which is also seen as beneficial for patients.
It's about the choice and a better environment
I see the patients in their own homes which is a safe and
The other option is for them to go and visit
If we see them in their own home it frees up GP time.
It is all about cost and feasibility.
Nurses, pharmacists and other specialists are being recruited to
work in GP practices, which the government says is part
of an increased investment in primary care.
Well, it's over to Christopher Blanchett now with the weather
outlook for tonight and tomorrow...
Good evening. One word sums up the weather for the next few days,
windy. Low pressure pushing west to east and the north of the country
bringing windy and fairly wet weather. By the end of the week,
blustery showers. On the face of it it is a decent start to Wednesday,
some morning sunshine around. Temperatures around 11 to 13 Celsius
and at this stage winds moderate. The chance of one or two morning
showers towards Inverness and the far north-west but they are light
and well scattered. After the dry, find morning, things go downhill
fairly rapidly. You can see behind me that area of rain sweeping its
way inside and by late morning, lunchtime, meaning most areas
getting fairly wet through the early afternoon. Pushing through Northern
Ireland quite quickly, south of the border, dry and bright, some
sunshine, quite warm in the south, into the low 20s. It will be windy
and after the rain around lunchtime dryer through the afternoon, still
cloudy, but holes in the cloud, temperatures up to 19 or 20 in the
South West of Scotland. Another band of Wednesday evening moving
eastwards. With it, windy again. You can see on the southern flank of
that low front the tightly packed isobars, strong winds through
Thursday. We have a yellow warning for disruption on the travel, not
only the fairies but probably restrictions on bridges as well,
gusts likely around the gale force to severe gale force category, with
it blustery showers and a much cooler feel.
The next update is from 6:25am tomorrow morning. From the