17/02/2017 Reporting Scotland


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Harry Clarke - the driver of a bin lorry that crashed

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in Glasgow in December 2014, killing six people -

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has pleaded guilty to culpable and reckless driving less

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The crown accepted his plea saying that he either knew or ought to have

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known he was unfit to drive, and that he was at risk

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Harry Clarke pleaded guilty. He had a licence revoked by the DVLA after

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crashing the bin lorry was driving in December 20 14. George Square was

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full of Christmas shoppers when he was consciousness at the wheel. The

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glory there out of control. Six people were killed, 15 others

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injured. No charges were brought against Harry Clarke for this. The

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crown office maintained there was not enough evidence in law to

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prosecute him. During a fatal accident enquiry, it emerged he had

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fainted while driving a bus in 2010 and it heard he had repeatedly lied

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about his fitness to drive. Just nine months after the bin lorry

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crash, Harry Clarke was seen at the wheel of his Vauxhall Corsa. Please

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look old, Harry Clarke told him: Today, he admitted culpably and

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recklessly driving his car, even though he had suffered a loss of

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consciousness while driving twice in the previous five years and you'd

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have known he was an fit to drive. We will be sentenced next month and

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could potentially be jailed. For more than five months,

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Nicola Urquhart has been campaigning Twenty-three-year old Corrie McCaig,

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an RAF serviceman from Dunfermline, disappeared during a night out

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near his base in Bury St Edmunds. He was last seen

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going down an alley. His mobile was tracked and matched

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the route of a bin lorry working in the town and heading

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for a landfill site This weekend, it's hoped a search

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of that landfill site will begin. Nicola, a serving police woman

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in Scotland, has been Knowing that the police are about to

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start searching the landfill, which everybody knows how much we wanted

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that to be searched, and there is a good chance, I think, as to the

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police, that Corrie might be there. I dared believe the person who put

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him there will have come forward as they will have by now. If someone

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knows that someone is behaving strangely, have heard or seen

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things, we will find Corrie if he is in the landfill, so come forward now

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so that whoever has put him there does not get away with saying he has

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fallen in a game and it was an accident. Give us some more closure

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and not just in finding Corrie. Finding out how he got there and

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what happened to him. -- bin. We have saw you physically searching

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over the past few months, how have you found the strength to do that?

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That's when I end up not having the strength. It is... It is my son. I

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will do whatever it takes to get him home. If somebody isn't doing their

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job, if I think they could do something a little bit better, if I

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can do it myself, I will. If I can not, I will do what it takes to help

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them do this properly. That's all I ever wanted. A basic investigation.

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That has given me the strength to fight for something to try and get

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Corrie home. Tony Blair has said the context

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for the Scottish independence case is "much more credible"

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after the Brexit vote. The former Prime Minister insisted

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the case for Scotland staying in the UK is now stronger

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than in 2014. But he said the vote to leave the EU

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put what he called "the break-up There is the possibility of the

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break-up of the UK. Narrowly avoided by the result of the Scottish

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referendum, but now back on the table. This time with a context much

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more credible for the independence case.

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In response, the SNP said that if there is to be another

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independence vote then the context would be very different to 2014.

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The Scottish Conservatives maintained that there is no appetite

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What Brexit has shown is that within the UK, Scotland's voice is not

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listened to and does not appear to count for much. They are given for

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taking control, taking charge of our own future, society and place in the

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world becomes ever more strong. The case for Scottish independence was

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not credible in 2014 when the people rejected it and it is still not

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credible now. What anywhere may not know, given his time out of

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politics, is that only around one quarter of people in Scotland want a

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second referendum. The killer of a Clydebank schoolgirl

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has had his sentence reduced John Letham, who admitted

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stabbing Paige Doherty more than 140 times, will now

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serve a minimum term Our Home Affairs Correspondent,

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Reevel Alderson reports. It was in this shop,

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now under new management, that John Leathem ran a

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delicatessen and it was here Leathem was jailed at the High Court

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in Glasgow for life, with The sentence was

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imposed because of the brutality of the killing and also

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because he had attempted to dispose At the Appeal Court,

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his lawyers argued that he showed genuine remorse and had

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never been in trouble before. They also said he had left her body

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in a place where it could easily be It was contrasted to

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another case in Glasgow. A case that a body has been

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attempted to be disposed of in an accident. -- acid bath.

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He had also been jailed for a minimum of 27 years

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and said that that case was different from that

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The judges agreed to reduce his minimum term to 23 years, but

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there is no guarantee he will get out after serving that length of

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That will be a matter for the parole board,

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who will base their decision on how safe the community

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will be once John Leathem is released.

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The girlfriend of a man who died in a house fire on New Year's Day

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has described him as "the love of my life".

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Cameron Logan, who died at the family home

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in Milngavie was laid to rest today at Clydebank Crematorium.

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His brother Blair Logan has been charged with his murder.

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Drivers on the M8 have been told to expect together in delay around eBay

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listing interchange. Contractors are working on a newly built section of

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the motorway. -- second. -- Ballieston.

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Rugby, and Edinburgh have lost their Pro 12 league match

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The final score was 20 points to 10.

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Yes, and looking very cold across most of the country. Saudi border,

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largely dried up fairly cloudy. Certainly for tomorrow morning, it

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will get off to a rather soggy start for central and western areas, Biggs

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of rain. The filly GR, whether getting patchy. Staying dry along

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the north Aberdeen child goes. That drain trundles eastwards and intend

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to fill out. The afternoon is an improving picture. Across the UK,

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edging across northern England and toward northern parts of Wales.

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Midlands fairly cloudy and dry any sound with some sunshine certainly

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around the London area and overnight to what Hampshire. Mild. Images and

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its afternoon around 12 Celsius. The best of any sunshine, up towards the

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coast, although the genes. West of best of any sunshine, up towards the

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hair, thick clouds and likely to be wet. Rain continuing to fall and a

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few heavy showers in the next as well. With a fairly brisk, Southwest

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breeze. Into this time tomorrow night and the rain in the north

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stars, turning wet. If you're out on the town. Looking towards Sunday,

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that weather cleared towards the south of us and reasonably drive.

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There is another weather front waiting in the wings but, for many

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on Sunday, a dry, cloudy day. Reasonably bright but the building

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through the course of the day. Any son, maybe 14 Celsius possible.

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There is the next batch of rain heading into the West Coast. Looking

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to Monday, importing some subtropical air from the resource,

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that means 16 Celsius is possible but it will be fairly cloudy and

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also firmly windy. That is the forecast for now. -- -- Azures.

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