04/10/2016 Reporting Scotland


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More on the Ukip leadership crisis on the BBC News Channel.

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The Scottish Government is planning a radical extension of the ways

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electronic tags can be used on offenders.

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Sobriety tags, GPS tracking and tagging will be used

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as an alternative to remand for the first time here.

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Our political correspondent Lucy Adams has this report.

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It means offenders can stay at home rather

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Electronic monitoring has been used in Scotland

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for almost 15 years, mainly as a form of house arrest.

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Now it is fitted, that's when we would

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In future, these could be used as an alternative to remand

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and for those who offend under the influence of

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alcohol, and for the first time in Scotland it could be used

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to monitor the movements of offenders using GPS

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This is a typical screen we would see for a person that has

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There's more than 1,000 people currently tagged in Scotland.

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G4S says in future the numbers could be limitless.

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They warned there are still blackspots in

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reception for GPS and tracking but said overall it is effective.

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It is not a soft option, it is a

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restriction placed not only on offenders but also the families.

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Sobriety tags will be able to pick up on tiny traces of drink in

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people's sweat for those who reoffend when drunk.

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We spoke to one offender who has been monitored

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When I was in prison, I was embarrassed and

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ashamed, I didn't want my children to visit me in a place like that

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because every dad is Superman to their children

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so they don't want to be exposed as having any weaknesses.

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I was ashamed to be in prison and to have

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done that my family, so having

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the opportunity to be out meant the world to me.

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It's all part of a wider government review on penal policy.

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The objective is to be about thinking about the outcome we are

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If it is an individual where we want to monitor

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and restrict where they are at particular given times, GPS tagging

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could be the most effective way to do that alongside other measures.

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can use electronic monitoring more but we also have to be very careful.

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We have seen the SNP get soft on issues of justice,

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and whilst there is a role to play we have got to

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make sure victims don't feel forgotten.

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For the Scottish Government now, the job will be

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persuading judges monitoring is more effective than prison.

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A woman who suffered life-changing injuries in a car crash

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when she was sixteen has been warning teenagers about

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Laura Torrance has been a wheelchair user since the accident in 1999.

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With traffic accidents the biggest killer of young people in Scotland,

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she's hoping they'll learn from her experience.

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My friend passed his test on the Monday,

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this was Thursday night, we went for a drive, had a laugh

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We came up to the corner to quickly and rolled into

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the farmer's field and I don't remember much after that.

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I was 16 and I didn't think this would happen

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Hopefully they will look at me and think this can happen to me,

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One can have silly mistake and it can

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lead to something devastating and life changing.

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Demonstrating safety to those about to drive on our

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Young drivers up to 25 make up for 10% of drivers in Scotland

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and 20% of crashes, it is a disproportionate amount so we need

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to do engagement with them to make sure they are where they are

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vulnerable and need to work on their experience.

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This has been designed to show what a crash might feel

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That was a really nasty jolt and it was only six miles per hour.

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I'm learning to drive so this makes me more

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aware of my situation and

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I don't think it will put off anyone from driving,

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but I think it will make everyone more cautious about it.

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If you're going faster, what would it be like?

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One person is killed every week on our roads,

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campaigners want people to belt up, slow down, and not use mobile phones

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Police in Suffolk searching for a missing airman from Fife say

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they still haven't found his phone after checking the contents

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Detectives believed his handset may have been lost or discarded

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Corrie McKeague, who's from Dunfermline, went missing ten

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days ago after a night out in Bury St Edmonds.

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There has already been huge publicity about the disappearance of

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Corrie, who went out ten days ago on a Friday

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night, a few beers, into

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the early hours of Saturday, last seen on CCTV, after that nothing.

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Police trapped his mobile phone from Bury St Edmunds to this area about

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They tracked by using massed in the area.

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The theory is it could have been lost or discarded,

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mixed in with rubbish, and got into the back of the bin lorry.

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Police seized that vehicle and found there

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They say they are going through hours of fresh CCTV footage.

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They are hoping for a fresh glimpse of

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BBC Scotland has obtained the first exclusive pictures of an oil leak

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Around 95 tonnes of oil leaked from the Clair field on Sunday,

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BP says three surveillance flights flew over the slick today and it

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The company says it believes the environmental impact

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of the spill is likely to be minimal.

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Senior Tories have tonight turned their fire on the SNP,

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accusing the First Minister and her party of using Brexit

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as a lever to try and bring about independence.

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The prospect of a second referendum has been described as a Sword

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of Damocles hanging over the Scottish economy.

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Here's our political correspondent, David Porter.

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Separate but inextricably linked, since that vote in June Brexit and

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Scottish independence, issues both vying for attention and causing

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From Scotland, no such verbal pitfalls but strong

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rhetoric nevertheless on how Brexit is being portrayed.

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Using it as an excuse to threaten a second

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independence referendum, that's not what the people of Scotland want,

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it is a sort of Damocles, the single

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biggest threat to Scotland's economy.

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And a very direct message to the Government.

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We will negotiate as United Kingdom, leave as the

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United Kingdom, and face the future together as the United Kingdom.

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Elsewhere at the conference, time for the Conservative leader to meet

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Most of the stuff I got was, you are from who?

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They liked that, but again the issue of Brexit,

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It becomes the post of First Minister, the way she has

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tried to exploit the vote to get independence back on the table, I

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think even she has realised she went too far.

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The First Minister will

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take issue with that and probably this as well.

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Who would we like to see Ruth in Theresa May's cabinet?

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Look at that, will you be disappointing these people?

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So she doesn't want to be in Theresa May's

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cabinet but tomorrow Ruth Davidson will share a platform with the Prime

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It becomes the post of First Minister, the way she has

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tried to exploit the vote to get independence back on the table, I

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think even she has realised she went too far.

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The First Minister will

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take issue with that and probably this as well.

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Who would we like to see Ruth in Theresa May's cabinet?

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Look at that, will you be disappointing these people?

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So she doesn't want to be in Theresa May's

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cabinet but tomorrow Ruth Davidson will share a platform with the Prime

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charged in connection with child pornography offences.

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Scottish Labour councillor David Fagan,

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who represents the Airdrie South ward, is due to appear

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman would only confirm a 52-year-old

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man had been arrested on the seventh of September.

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An MSP is calling for a fatal accident inquiry to be held

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into the death of the Dundee boxer Mike Towell, who died on Friday,

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after being knocked out in a fight the previous evening.

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The 25-year-old had been in a bout with Dale Evans

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The Conservative MSP Brian Whittle says it would be

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silly to ban boxing, but there needs to be a full

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investigation to establish if Mr Towell had a brain injury

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In this instance, my concern is around whether there were steps are

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missed, we understand he was having headaches beforehand and if that is

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the case, why was that Mr? Other steps that are not there that should

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be there. It is incumbent upon the sport to ensure that every caution

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is taken to ensure tragedies like this don't happen and lessons have

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Two Scottish-born scientists have won the 2016

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Professor David Thouless - who was born in Bearsden -

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shares it with another Scottish-American,

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Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University.

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Together with the third recipient, Duncan Haldane, they've been

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recognised for their work in condensed matter physics.

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At the announcement in Stockholm, a member of the Nobel Prize

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organisation attempted to explain the phenomenon by tearing a hole

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Now for the weather. Good evening. Many of us started the day on a

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beautiful note and ended on a lovely note, too. Some glorious sunrise

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pictures set and ten from weather watchers. And sunset pictures as

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well. The rest of the night will be largely dry. Breezy proposal areas

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and some clear spells towards the north west of the country. Low cloud

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across parts of Aberdeenshire, Angus and the eastern Borders.

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Temperatures likely to drop to around four or five Celsius. By

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morning it will be around nine, 11 Celsius. The fine and dry stout in

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the day. Sunny both developing and if you're heading out around 8am, it

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will be fine, settled and with the best of the sunshine across the west

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coast up to the north-west. The east will be cloudy, still fine and dry.

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Temperatures around 12 or 13,000 years. The wind still quite strong

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coming in from the south-east. The north sea coasts and the Northern

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Isles as well. But the wider look at the rest of the UK, fine, settled

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and dry for much of the country. Some decent spells of sunshine to

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England and Wales. A bit more in you will cloud for England and southern

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Scotland. Damage is around average for the time of year. A shade cooler

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than it was today. This settled weather is courtesy of an area of

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high pressured word Scandinavia and around it we're getting some fresh

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winds coming in from the east by the time we reach for their estate. That

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high pressure is keeping the Atlantic weather systems at bay. For

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most of us on Thursday we are looking at fine, dry set of

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conditions continuing, although it will feel cooler with the wind is

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coming in from the east apart from England and Wales. The best defence

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Temperatures best across the UK here.

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From everyone here on the late team in Glasgow, goodnight.

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