27/10/2016 Reporting Scotland


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independent child sexual abuse inquiry. Join me now on BBC Two,

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11.00pm in Scotland. Here, on BBC One, it's time

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for the news where you are. Scotland's spending watchdog says

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the NHS is struggling financially and is failing to achieve key

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waiting time targets. The auditor general says

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that despite rising spending on the health service,

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funding isn't keeping pace with increased demand from

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an ageing population. This is the annual health check

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for the health service. And the prognosis is

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certainly not positive. The Auditor-General says health

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boards are struggling NHS funding, she says,

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is not keeping pace with increasing demand and the needs

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of an ageing population. There is an "extremely

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challenging" financial position for health boards,

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and the report warns many are at risk of being unable

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to balance their books. There is a growing

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population in Scotland and a population which

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is We know that older people

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tend to need more health care, particularly in the last

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years of their lives. We're also seeing increasing cost

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pressures from the cost of the NHS workforce

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and we have noticed particularly busy of prescribed drugs,

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new drugs being available, more drugs being

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prescribed and the cost is really The report acknowledges

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that despite the cuts, health boards are being asked

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to make sure more money In the past year spending rose

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by 2.7% above inflation. But as Caroline Gardner said,

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the cost of drugs alone went Total spending on the NHS

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is ?12.2 billion. That's a jaw-dropping 40%

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of the entire Scottish Yet the report says the NHS has

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missed seven of eight of its key In three areas, performance has been

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deteriorating in recent years. They're the target to begin

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treatment within 18 weeks of a GP referral, the 12-week target

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for treatment to be completed and a target to access

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child or adolescent Each of these missed targets means

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a patient waiting longer for James Neesom, a retired miner,

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has already waited 12 weeks for treatment from blocked artery

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in his leg which is affecting his He should have had

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an appointment by now. appointments office in the Royal,

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and they informed me it would be at least 30 weeks before I could maybe

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hear something as there was a 30 week waiting list, appointment time

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for appointments, due to a shortage His case was highlighted

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by Labour in bitter exchanges at First Minister's

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question that every word but callers to radio Scotland's phoning

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and people outside a major Glasgow hospital were largely supportive

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of the NHS and its staff. Personally, I can't fault it,

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I'd had the best of treatment in the NHS and my waiting

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time has been before the 12 weeks. We know it is struggling

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financially but it's the best treatment I

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would I think the whole thing is badly

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structured and it has been going on to so many years,

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it is getting worse and worse. Audit Scotland says one way

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of improving the health of the NHS would be to speed up proposals,

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first mooted in 2005 to treat more patients in the community rather

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than in costly hospitals. But it says there's a problem

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here of an ageing workforce. Half of community nurses are over

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50, so are a third of GPs, while a slightly larger proportion

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of nurses and midwives Replacing them when they retire

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is another challenge the NHS must being paid under ?4 an hour -

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that's almost half the minimum wage. Tonight the Scottish Government says

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it is unacceptable They have asked Serco

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Northlink to ensure the crews are paid the national

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minimum wage and their Arriving in Lerwick

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harbour, the cargo boat On board, fresh supplies of food

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for the supermarkets and other But some of the crew

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working on the vessel are being paid well

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below the minimum wage. They are getting paid ?3.66 per

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hour. This is a Scottish Government

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contract for the ferry service and it is totally

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unacceptable that these workers from Estonia are being paid way below

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the UK national minimum wage. The union has launched an online

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petition highlighting their plight and

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calling on the Scottish Government to stop the practice

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with publicly funded contracts. Serco Northlink was awarded

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the ?243 million Scottish Government contract

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for six years in 2012. It operates three ferries

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and two cargo boats on the lifeline

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routes to the Northern Isles. But the running of

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the two cargo boats is outsourced to another company

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which is based in Heysham. But the companies say under

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current legislation, the national minimum wage is not

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applicable to the crews They say the crew

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are deemed not to be They add that if

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the national minimum wage applied, it would place

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the company at a serious If they are not receiving

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the minimum wage, that cannot be right, they

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are members of staff, Scotland and they should be

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receiving the wages due to them. Transport Scotland will be in touch

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with always subcontract the company and they will offer to pay

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the minimum wage and backdate that I would urge the subcontractor

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to take that up and I will write the UK shipping

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Minister to say that because he has controls over the minimum wage

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and the UK Government, they should impose that minimum wage on non-UK

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nationals regardless of whether they are working in international waters

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or not if they are working on a As the ship set sail

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for it overnight trip to Aberdeen, the RMT has pledged

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to continue its fight for the crew. John Johnston, Reporting

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Scotland, Shetland. The sister of a woman from Glasgow

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who went missing nine days ago has find her. Janet McQueen, who is 58,

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was last seen leaving her house in Her family say they

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are worried sick. This morning, we have

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the sister Janet McQueen. It is daunting speaking front

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of the cameras but The family are really worried now

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about my sister, Janet. She loves her dog and it

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is really concerning Alongside, with her mobile

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phone and her purse. We are worried sick,

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not knowing where she is at this time,

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as you can understand. Mrs McQueen lives in

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the Govanhill area of Glasgow and she was last seen there

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at about nine o'clock at night. She was seen by

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neighbour, walking down Janet we know enjoys

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daytime activities and was not known to go out of the house

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at that time of night. Janet McQueen's family say she likes

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routine and most days she would pop into this pub where staff

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and customers are worried about her. She would normally come

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in between nine and ten and it was always a caramel

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latte and a bacon roll, toasted. She had a good group of friends

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that she came in and sat There was a possible

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sighting of Janet extensive search produced

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no trace of her. In the afternoon of the day she went

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missing, she was found several miles from home

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in a confused state but was able to tell police where she lived

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and was taken Police say they found nothing

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which would indicate there is any criminal

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element to Janet's disappearance but they

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are really keen to hear from anyone

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who thinks they may have seen her or from friends who can tell they're

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more about her daily routines and If Janet is watching this,

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please get in contact We love you and miss

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you so very much. Aileen Clarke, Reporting

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Scotland, Glasgow. The mother of a 14-year-old girl

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who died in a crash in Moray has said she still cannot

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believe she's gone. Neringa Narasoot from Bucky

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was killed in the accident near A 14-year-old girl has been flown

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to Glasgow with life-threatening injuries and two girls aged 16

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and 17 have serious injuries. Police Scotland is likely to

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overspend its budget for the current The Scottish Police Authority

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which oversees the force says the main reason is staff

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costs but it says that with strict workforce planning in place,

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these costs are being managed down. The Scottish Government has pledged

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to maintain police officer numbers

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at more than 17,200 and has a strict policy of no compulsory

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redundancies for civilian staff. Portobello High School in Edinburgh

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opened its doors to pupils The school is the city's biggest

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with space for 1,400 children. The development was initially

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surrounded by controversy following local opposition

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to redevelopment of parkland. private bill through

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the Scottish Parliament to change I think the initial controversy has

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subsided. We have had a great deal of Hosoda feedback and the fact we

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have a lot of green space around us. We are feeling positive about the

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future. A young Rangers fan who was injured

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by a bottle before the Old Firm League Cup semifinal last

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weekend made a special appearance as a mascot

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at Ibrox last night. 11-year-old Craig McKay

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led the team out before the game between Rangers

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and St Johnstone. Police have condemned

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the attack on him which left him needing

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seven stitches in a cut to his head but despite what happened, he says

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he still wants to see the next Old The weather is next.

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Fairly cloudy today and went for some and tonight the rain is on the

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move again. You can see from the weather front, it is moving its

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weight southwards. A spell of wet weather has some cross central and

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southern Scotland over the next couple of hours but by tomorrow

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morning, it is sitting across the North of England but this warm front

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will be coming back our way. Tomorrow morning, it is a largely

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dry start with temperatures around eight to 11 Celsius and much lighter

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winds compared with today. Further north, after the wind is a beating

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over night, they strengthen again so a blustery morning through parts of

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the North. Blustery showers here but the showers and wind will ease

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through the course of the day. Elsewhere tomorrow, it is largely

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dry with some ease and bright or sunny spells. If no improvement

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across the south-west but it should appear later too temperatures down

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on today but given some sunshine, it shouldn't be too bad. Across the UK

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as a whole, high pressure is in charge but we have this weather

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front step in the middle, producing cloud for areas south of the border.

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Temperatures are admitted to high teens but fairly murky at times.

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There's that returning warm front edging its way in across the

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south-west, bringing bigger cloud and patchy rain, Friday night. To

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the weekend and high pressure is still at nearby, keeping this low

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and this weather front at bay for most of the day will start becoming

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a little bit as we head into words Sunday. Saturday, is going to be

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generally dry but fairly cloudy. Some extensive hill fog in places.

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Temperatures up to 16 degrees. Damp at times around the western isles.

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Our next update is during breakfast at 6:25

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

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