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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have apologised to expectant mothers,
who were turned away from the flagship
Queen Elizabeth Hospital because of a shortage of beds.
One pregnant woman who was waiting for a bed after her waters broke,
told BBC Scotland the situation last night was "chaos."
Here's our Health Correspondent Lisa Summers.
Normal service has resumed today but it was a different story
yesterday, with labour wards full foremost of it.
This is how one expectant mother described the scene last night,
when she was waiting for a bed to become available.
She said it was chaos, and another woman whose contractions
were two minutes apart had nowhere to give birth.
NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde offered an apology but said
Three mothers were diverted to the Royal Alexandra Hospital
Two others had their planned deliveries delayed.
But the pressure on services in Glasgow raises concerns about
Across the country, a picture of pressure on maternity
Our birth rate in Scotland is steady at the moment.
The issue we are seeing is a greater complexity in the women we care for.
That is partly to do with women being older when they have babies,
maybe they come to us with some medical conditions,
and there is a higher rate of Caesarean sections
Maternity services are having to adapt and as the face
of the nation changes it will inevitably mean more pressure
Detectives investigating the death of a man in an East Dunbartonshire
house fire have said they are following what they call
The body of 23-year-old Cameron Logan was found at his parents'
house in Milngavie just before 7:30am on New Year's Day. His
girlfriend, Rebecca Williams, suffered serious injuries, although
reports suggest that her condition in hospital may be improving so much
she has been able to talk to police officers. And both she and Cameron's
parents needed treatment for smoke. Soon after to what they call this
complex crime scene, forensics investigators say they believe the
fire had been started deliberately. Police called it a targeted and
wilful attack and they've been treating it as a case of murder and
three cases of attempted murder. This afternoon, detectives said they
were now following what they called a definite line of inquiry and to
try and unpack what that means, it is often police speak for the fact
they have identified the suspect, and it usually means they would hope
to be able to make an arrest quite quickly. Officers have been trying
to trace dog walkers and joggers seen in the area at the time the
fire started. And a week after the attack year happened, they were also
in nearby streets and local shops stopping and talking to passers-by
in the hopes of identifying more witnesses.
The family of a woman who died after battling multiple sclerosis
for years say she should have been allowed to choose when to die.
Flora Lorimer, who died last month, was paralysed and in constant pain
Her family have published harrowing pictures of her ravaged
by the illness, in the hope that they will persuade
politicians to change the law on assisted suicide.
Steven Godden's report contains pictures some
Childhood sweethearts, they had only been married three years
She shrugged and said, let's get on with life.
It did not bother her, you know, for 30 years.
But in the last four years, her deterioration accelerated.
Completely blind, Tom could not see it, but could only
She could not move, feed herself, could not scratch her nose.
That's when she started to say, I don't want to be here.
Every day she would be crying, I want to die, please help me.
The government could help her, doctors could help
If the law had allowed it, the family say she would have
When she died last month, they took these pictures
Difficult to view, the difficult decision to make them public
People need to know why they want to stop it.
She said, do it when I'm dead, not when I'm alive.
Proposals to introduce right to die legislation through the Scottish
parliament crystallised opinion on both sides.
The Law Society and Church of Scotland were among those
MSPs were given a free vote and the bill was defeated.
The problem is that if you change the law for the hard cases,
it can cause problems for many vulnerable people.
They might feel under pressure from other people,
Since sharing these pictures, the family say they have been
inundated with messages from others with similar stories.
They hope politicians might be prompted to look again at the issue
Well, it has brought it back into the spotlight.
I don't think it will make a difference.
What's claimed to be the first underwater pictures of humpback
whales in UK waters have been taken by a wildlife guide
Richard Shucksmith has taken advantage of an exceptional year
for whale sightings in the islands to get the shots.
Looming out of the dark, two 30 ton humpback whales.
This sequence of stills was shot just before Christmas in Shetland
He has seen whales many times, but never so close.
To get in the water with them, and one of the biggest animals
in the world coming past here, it was exhilarating, it was fun.
A little bit nervous, but generally, it was an amazing experience.
His encounter was captured on film by fellow wildlife
It turns out this was probably the first time humpback whales have
been caught on an underwater camera in the UK.
an image of something, and to be the first one to get it
2016 was an exceptional year for whale watching in Shetland
and local tourism organisations hope it will bring more
Well, it's over to the weather outlook for tonight and tomorrow.
Good evening. After a cold day, a cold night in store with
temperatures subzero pretty much across the board. Our attention is
on the risk of ice, a yellow be aware warning. A cold start the day
tomorrow, icy in places, a few rain showers, a few snow showers for the
far north, North and Northern Isles but for many tomorrow it is a dry,
crisp, cold and sunny winter's day. Similar south of the border. Across
Northern Ireland in towards the Isle of Man and Wales, cloudy with some
rain showers. Down eastern coast, some wintry showers. The bulk of the
UK dry and bright. Bit of an east-west split as well. Western
areas, the Northwest, cloudy, some rain showers but milder. Elsewhere,
dryer, brighter, sunnier but colder, too. If there is snow on the ground,
struggling to get above freezing. The cloud tends to increase through
the day but it shouldn't spoil things for most of us. However,
heading through the second half of Saturday, we see a change as the
cloud builds and the rain arrives, pushing its way in west to east.
This is a warm front. As it meets cold air, potentially a spell of
snow. It soon clears away but the legacy behind it is a very different
day on Sunday compared with tomorrow. It is far cloudier, quite
murky at times with extensive hill fog. It will be milder with
temperatures up to eight or nine. Further east, seven or eight.
Brightness, that will be very limited indeed. That's the forecast
for now. From everyone on the
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