19/12/2016 Reporting Scotland


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earlier this evening. There will be more on that and any development on

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the BBC News Channel. Now it is time Hundreds of mesh implant

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operations have been performed in Scotland,

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despite ministers suspending their use because of potential

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health complications. Figures obtained by the BBC show

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that more than 400 women have received mesh and mesh-tape

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implants, usually used for pelvic and incontinence problems,

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since June 2014, when the then Health Secretary called

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for their suspension. Our political correspondent Lucy

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Adams has this exclusive report. Hospital treatment is meant to make

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patients feel better, but not for Gillian,

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who now needs crutches to get round. It's meant to be

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a standard procedure. Life as I knew it

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completely changed. This is polypropylene, the same

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material used to wrap newspapers This is really hard,

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it's got a sharp edge. It can contract, it can

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break up in the body, I know of women who've

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lost their bladder and kidney. How they can put this

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into bodies, I have no idea. The Scottish Government took action

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and it was suspended back in 2014. That was following pleas from women

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suffering debilitating side-effects. But figures show that more

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than 400 women have had it The BBC has learned

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the Greater Glasgow Health Board has For some procedures,

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this is the only choice. They either live with their symptoms

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or have these mesh procedures. So for some, it's their only

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chance of some benefit and of having a benefit

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that lets them get out of the house. But this consultant, who's been

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advising the Scottish Government on these procedures,

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says there's at least two other forms of surgery which should be

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offered but which ministers cannot Only the MHRA could ban it

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from the whole of the UK but the Government could suggest

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to health boards and clinicians and surgeons to consider suspending

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these until we find exactly Is it in the device, the procedure,

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the surgeons, or the patients? Hundreds of women are now

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taking legal action. They certainly want answers

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as to why they received something which had

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been directed as not to be used until further investigations

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were carried out. Gillian and Olive are working

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together to support other women suffering as a result

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of these operations. More than 400 are taking legal

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action against health boards and mesh manufacturers,

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but if the procedure continues, that The full report into the killing

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of 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne at his Aberdeen school has been

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published, but with much of the evidence and even one

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of the conclusions blacked out. Rebecca Curran reports

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from Cults Academy. 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne

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was stabbed during a fight with a fellow pupil here

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at Cults Academy His killer, who was also 16,

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is serving nine years A review conducted by child

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protection expert Andrew Lowe found Bailey's death was "potentially

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avoidable if those who knew his killer carried weapons

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had told a teacher". Mr Lowe made five conclusions and 21

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recommendations in total, But the full report was kept

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private due to data But today the city council released

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a heavily redacted version. In fact, much of the 67

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pages look like this. Well, the section on the background

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of Bailey and his killer, who's described as child A,

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has been fully redacted. All information about previous

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concerns raised about the killer and a complaint that was made

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have been withheld. The only apparent criticism

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is levelled at a city councillor for taking part

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in a media interview. Well, in October,

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when the recommendations and conclusions were released,

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the city council's chief executive Angela Scott said the full report

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wasn't being published because it contained a great deal of sensitive,

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confidential and legally Mr Lowe conducted 43 face-to-face

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interviews and over the past weeks each person is understood to have

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been asked if they were happy What is now apparent is that

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most of them said no. Now, what's not clear

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is on what grounds any of those If they were allowed to object only

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on the basis of legal or data protection grounds,

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or if they could refuse because they were upset

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or embarrassed to have The Prime Minister says

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she will look very seriously at proposals put forward

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by the Scottish Government on Brexit, but has stressed

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the negotiations to leave the EU Theresa May was speaking ahead

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of tomorrow's publication of the Scottish Government's

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priorities for Brexit. I took a call from the First

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Minister this morning, where I assured her we will look very

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seriously at the proposals the Scottish Government is bringing

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forward. I welcome the fact they've been looking at their priorities.

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We've been welcoming all the devolved administrations to look at

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those so they can be taken into account in the UK negotiations on

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leaving the European Union. Plans have been unveiled to create

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up to 600 jobs and invest ?120 million at the site of the UK's

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last remaining aluminium It's hoped the site could eventually

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manufacture alloy wheels for cars. It's the last remaining

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aluminium smelter in the UK, relying on its own hydro-power

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scheme to produce the massive amounts of electricity

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needed for the process. But a review of its assets

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by the previous owners led to concerns it could be closed,

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with the loss of 170 jobs. Now with the sale of the smelter,

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the future is not only bright, Our plan is not to stop aluminium

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but make components which are very That creates 300 direct jobs

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and many more indirectly. The First Minister was on hand

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to take part in a traditional Hindu ceremony to mark the takeover

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by the company which earlier this year bought the former

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Tata steel plants. With a ?120 million investment

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to be made, direct jobs in the supply chain,

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it's clearly a massive shot It doesn't just guarantee the future

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of the aluminium smelter and the power plants

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and all the jobs associated with those, it heralds a bright

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new future for manufacturing, given the plans to create

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a new manufacturing facility here, bringing many more jobs

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in the process, This smelter has been

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here since 1929 and remains one of the most important industrial

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employers in the Highlands. Especially myself -

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I'm in my fourth year here. The chance of me having a job

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in the future here is excellent Moving into making alloy wheels

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and car components could triple The ultimate aim is to bring

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steel-making to the Fort William The Scottish Football Association

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has been fined more than ?15,000 by the world governing body Fifa

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after the national side wore poppies during last

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month's World Cup qualifier Our reporter Alasdair Lamont gave us

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the reaction at Hampden Park. The decision isn't an entirely

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surprising one, but nonetheless, the reaction has been

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one of disappointment. The Scottish FA, along

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with the English FA, had requested permission ahead

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of the match to wear the poppies in the match,

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which was denied. Fifa said there was a rule over

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the banning of wearing Players wore poppies regardless

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of that ruling, and there The Scottish FA has been discussing

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the matter with its English counterparts but also

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the other home nations. All of them have been fined

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for similar reasons. In terms of the fines,

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the Conservative MP Maurice Corrie Frankly I'm appalled

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at the decision. It's disgraceful they've come

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to that decision when you think of the commitment many football

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teams and players made in the wars. I quote the Heart of Midlothian

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club, who went as an entire team to fight in the Great War,

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and sadly many did not come back. Certainly strong feeling over

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the issue, and the English FA are standing their ground,

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saying that they will appeal. The Scottish FA stood

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shoulder-to-shoulder it would be surprising

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if they backed down. I would expect an appeal

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to go in in the New Year. An appeal to restore

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the fire-damaged Mackintosh School of Art has been boosted

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with a ?450,000 donation It's the largest grant

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to a non-science project in Scotland The cost of restoring

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the school of art is estimated With this latest donation,

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the appeal has now Now Judith has the weather outlook

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for tonight and tomorrow. Thank you. A very good evening to

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you. The jet stream is about to take control of our weather for the

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coming week. It is that incredibly fast moving ribbon of wind above the

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atmosphere, already pushing areas of low, deep pressure towards us, so we

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could see some very stormy conditions come Christmas weekend.

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You might wonder what the fuss is about because at the moment things

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are quiet and dry and we will have a fairly widespread frost tonight. A

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dry start, bright once we see the sun rising with spells of sunshine,

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and temperatures at around three or 4 degrees across much of southern

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Scotland. In rural sparked -- parts, temperatures around the freezing

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level. The wind really picking up across the Western Isles and

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Northern Isles and temperatures here higher first thing tomorrow as well.

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For the rest of the morning, we are holding onto dry weather, and then

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the arrival of that change with the band of rain feeding in across

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western Scotland with strengthening southerly winds and gales up towards

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the north-west. We will see the rain edging into Northern Ireland but a

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much brighter day than we've seen of late across much of England and

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Wales, losing the mist and fog we've had lingering over the last few

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days. Temperatures cooler than of late as well. It will feel that bit

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cooler tomorrow across Scotland as well. Holding onto dry weather for

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most of us and then the rain sweeps in as it moves across the country.

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Generally lighter and patchy in the east. Then the last of these showers

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feeds into the West and this is the next sign of change. These frequent

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blustery showers feeding in coming all the way from Canada mean it will

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feel cold with a wintry Mr those showers across western and northern

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Scotland, with hail and thunder as well. -- a wintryness.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6.25am tomorrow morning.

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But from everyone on the late team, goodnight.

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