04/01/2017 Reporting Scotland


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News Channel. Now it is time for the news where you are.

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Police have made a fresh appeal for witnesses who may be able

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to help them find the killer of a man who was murdered

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23-year-old Cameron Logan died in the blaze in Milngavie

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His girlfriend, Rebecca Williams, remains in a critical condition.

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Mr Logan's parents were also injured but have been

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Searching woodland behind the house where Cameron Logan died.

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Did whoever started the fire use these

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paths to get two or away from the property?

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Whoever is responsible for this, we know they have made off

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Perhaps they have dropped some evidence and if

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that is out there we intend to find it and will search every area where

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we could recover any potential evidence.

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Whoever set the fire was targeting this house.

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But investigators cannot or will not say yet if

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Cameron Logan was the intended target.

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At this time there is no information coming in that anyone

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had a grudge or there was any fallout with the family members and

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that is why it is imperative that if anyone knows anything

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that they come forward, hopefully to give us that

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vital bit of information to establish why this horrific crime

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Today police gave details of dog walkers and joggers

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seen by CCTV or eyewitnesses in the area at the time that

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They could have vital information and they revealed that

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the heroic efforts of David Logan to save his son and his girlfriend,

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He was assisted by a neighbour and it can only be

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They managed to get Cameron's girlfriend out of the house.

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Unfortunately she still remains critical, at this time, and we are

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But police have been speaking to surviving

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members of the family who they describe

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They hope that members of the public may come

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forward with information to help catch

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With a week to go till the end of a public consultation,

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the Scottish Government is urging people to register their views about

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But the Conservatives say the people of Scotland made a very clear

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Andrew Kerr looks at the major political challenges for 2017.

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The UK and Scottish Government agreed a deal on an independence

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referendum back in 2012 and now the Scottish Government

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is seeking your opinions on a fresh Referendum Bill

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It is broadly similar to last time around, and

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they need the permission of Westminster.

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So do you think there should be another vote?

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I do not think so, we had the referendum.

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No, because I think it is causing enough issues already.

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The decision has already been made, maybe wait

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another generation for a younger generation to decide.

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Do you think Brexit changes anything?

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I do not have the answer for that, unfortunately.

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Brexit is seen as a threat to the Scottish economy and

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so to protect their place in Europe another referendum may be required,

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Nicola Sturgeon faces a tough decision, when to call the vote.

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We are trying to get an agreement on what should happen

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If they are rejected and we cannot find

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agreement then it will be a need to re-consult people

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With those accusations that Theresa May is adrift in

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Brussels, the Conservatives hit back and said that the people of Scotland

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voted decisively against independence in 2014.

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But the UK Government Brexit plans are not decisive.

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At least according to the former ambassador to the EU who

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I think the government is rightly taking its time,

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Brexit is complex and unravelling more than 40 years of

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legal and economic integration between the UK and the rest of

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continental Europe is not going to happen overnight

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2016 was a big political year, 2017 will be a make or break year for

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Leaders on both sides of the border face tough choices.

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A health board has had to cancel operations

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because of a shortage of theatre nurses.

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A patients' group says elderly patients in

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NHS Grampian are being affected disproportionately because

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of the lack of staff with specialist skills.

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Earlier, I asked our reporter Steven Duff what sort of operations

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In operations that are being cancelled, it is collective surgery.

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People getting PEPs or knees replaced or dealing with cataracts.

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In the last hour or two, the NHS has said that more than 180 have been

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cancelled since the end of November. To put that in context, every year

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NHS Grampian carries out 130,000 operations. But they do not have

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enough nurses to carry out the operations. Every cancellation has

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an impact on an individual patient and one patient group says that

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elderly patients are being most affected.

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The acute care will be the last to suffer but it is a symptom of

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underlying problems in the retention and recruitment of staff for

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whatever reasons and it is something that needs to be addressed not only

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within Grampian but in Scotland as a whole.

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NHS Grampian has apologised to anybody who had a cancelled

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operation but say this is not about funding, it is about being able to

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recruit and retain highly qualified nurses.

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A man has been charged with the murder of a 40-year-old man

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in Bonnyrigg in Midlothian yesterday.

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Police say the victim was found seriously injured at a property

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in Auld Coal Grove around four o'clock in the afternoon

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The 36-year-old man in custody is due to appear tomorrow

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A man has gone on trial accused of raping and murdering

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Bala Chinda is alleged to have killed Jessica McGraa

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at a property on Union Terrace in February last year.

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The 26-year-old is also accused of attempting to defeat

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Tennis now and Andy Murray has just reached the quarter-finals

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of the Qatar Open, after beating Gerald Melzer two sets to love.

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The win over the Austrian means a career-best run of 26 victories

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in a row in competitive matches for Murray.

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Tomorrow, he'll play for a place in the semi-finals,

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Let's get the weather outlook for tonight

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It was a pretty good day for much of Scotland and tranquil. I like this

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picture of a noble stag taking a look at the view. High pressure is

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over us tonight, generating dry weather over most of the UK with the

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widespread frost setting and for many. Temperatures below freezing

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for many and a good few degrees below in parts of rural Scotland. He

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dry start tomorrow with that possibility of a few freezing fog

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patches in the Glens. A wee bit higher on the West Coast but

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freezing temperatures for most of us. Good sunny spells across the

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board from first light. Staying that way for a good part of the day. A

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good winter 's day. We will see some rain spilling into the high West

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through the afternoon. The rest of the UK is under that influence and

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temperatures will struggle in England. Similar values for Scotland

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as well. As far as the rest of the afternoon is concerned, it is dry.

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Chloe thickens up in the evening and a band of rain moves across the

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western and far north of the country and into the northern isles,

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although the east will stay dry. Weather fronts bringing rain on

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Friday but then on Saturday more rain will return. A wet start on

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Friday for a western areas. The rain eventually clears away so it will be

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an approving day and it will be milder.

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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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This is the most dangerous, the most despicable human being

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