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Harry Clarke - the driver of a bin lorry that crashed
in Glasgow in December 2014, killing six people -
has pleaded guilty to culpable and reckless driving less
The crown accepted his plea saying that he either knew or ought to have
known he was unfit to drive, and that he was at risk
Harry Clarke pleaded guilty. He had a licence revoked by the DVLA after
crashing the bin lorry was driving in December 20 14. George Square was
full of Christmas shoppers when he was consciousness at the wheel. The
glory there out of control. Six people were killed, 15 others
injured. No charges were brought against Harry Clarke for this. The
crown office maintained there was not enough evidence in law to
prosecute him. During a fatal accident enquiry, it emerged he had
fainted while driving a bus in 2010 and it heard he had repeatedly lied
about his fitness to drive. Just nine months after the bin lorry
crash, Harry Clarke was seen at the wheel of his Vauxhall Corsa. Please
look old, Harry Clarke told him: Today, he admitted culpably and
recklessly driving his car, even though he had suffered a loss of
consciousness while driving twice in the previous five years and you'd
have known he was an fit to drive. We will be sentenced next month and
could potentially be jailed. For more than five months,
Nicola Urquhart has been campaigning Twenty-three-year old Corrie McCaig,
an RAF serviceman from Dunfermline, disappeared during a night out
near his base in Bury St Edmunds. He was last seen
going down an alley. His mobile was tracked and matched
the route of a bin lorry working in the town and heading
for a landfill site This weekend, it's hoped a search
of that landfill site will begin. Nicola, a serving police woman
in Scotland, has been Knowing that the police are about to
start searching the landfill, which everybody knows how much we wanted
that to be searched, and there is a good chance, I think, as to the
police, that Corrie might be there. I dared believe the person who put
him there will have come forward as they will have by now. If someone
knows that someone is behaving strangely, have heard or seen
things, we will find Corrie if he is in the landfill, so come forward now
so that whoever has put him there does not get away with saying he has
fallen in a game and it was an accident. Give us some more closure
and not just in finding Corrie. Finding out how he got there and
what happened to him. -- bin. We have saw you physically searching
over the past few months, how have you found the strength to do that?
That's when I end up not having the strength. It is... It is my son. I
will do whatever it takes to get him home. If somebody isn't doing their
job, if I think they could do something a little bit better, if I
can do it myself, I will. If I can not, I will do what it takes to help
them do this properly. That's all I ever wanted. A basic investigation.
That has given me the strength to fight for something to try and get
Corrie home. Tony Blair has said the context
for the Scottish independence case is "much more credible"
after the Brexit vote. The former Prime Minister insisted
the case for Scotland staying in the UK is now stronger
than in 2014. But he said the vote to leave the EU
put what he called "the break-up There is the possibility of the
break-up of the UK. Narrowly avoided by the result of the Scottish
referendum, but now back on the table. This time with a context much
more credible for the independence case.
In response, the SNP said that if there is to be another
independence vote then the context would be very different to 2014.
The Scottish Conservatives maintained that there is no appetite
What Brexit has shown is that within the UK, Scotland's voice is not
listened to and does not appear to count for much. They are given for
taking control, taking charge of our own future, society and place in the
world becomes ever more strong. The case for Scottish independence was
not credible in 2014 when the people rejected it and it is still not
credible now. What anywhere may not know, given his time out of
politics, is that only around one quarter of people in Scotland want a
second referendum. The killer of a Clydebank schoolgirl
has had his sentence reduced John Letham, who admitted
stabbing Paige Doherty more than 140 times, will now
serve a minimum term Our Home Affairs Correspondent,
Reevel Alderson reports. It was in this shop,
now under new management, that John Leathem ran a
delicatessen and it was here Leathem was jailed at the High Court
in Glasgow for life, with The sentence was
imposed because of the brutality of the killing and also
because he had attempted to dispose At the Appeal Court,
his lawyers argued that he showed genuine remorse and had
never been in trouble before. They also said he had left her body
in a place where it could easily be It was contrasted to
another case in Glasgow. A case that a body has been
attempted to be disposed of in an accident. -- acid bath.
He had also been jailed for a minimum of 27 years
and said that that case was different from that
The judges agreed to reduce his minimum term to 23 years, but
there is no guarantee he will get out after serving that length of
That will be a matter for the parole board,
who will base their decision on how safe the community
will be once John Leathem is released.
The girlfriend of a man who died in a house fire on New Year's Day
has described him as "the love of my life".
Cameron Logan, who died at the family home
in Milngavie was laid to rest today at Clydebank Crematorium.
His brother Blair Logan has been charged with his murder.
Drivers on the M8 have been told to expect together in delay around eBay
listing interchange. Contractors are working on a newly built section of
the motorway. -- second. -- Ballieston.
Rugby, and Edinburgh have lost their Pro 12 league match
The final score was 20 points to 10.
Yes, and looking very cold across most of the country. Saudi border,
largely dried up fairly cloudy. Certainly for tomorrow morning, it
will get off to a rather soggy start for central and western areas, Biggs
of rain. The filly GR, whether getting patchy. Staying dry along
the north Aberdeen child goes. That drain trundles eastwards and intend
to fill out. The afternoon is an improving picture. Across the UK,
edging across northern England and toward northern parts of Wales.
Midlands fairly cloudy and dry any sound with some sunshine certainly
around the London area and overnight to what Hampshire. Mild. Images and
its afternoon around 12 Celsius. The best of any sunshine, up towards the
coast, although the genes. West of best of any sunshine, up towards the
hair, thick clouds and likely to be wet. Rain continuing to fall and a
few heavy showers in the next as well. With a fairly brisk, Southwest
breeze. Into this time tomorrow night and the rain in the north
stars, turning wet. If you're out on the town. Looking towards Sunday,
that weather cleared towards the south of us and reasonably drive.
There is another weather front waiting in the wings but, for many
on Sunday, a dry, cloudy day. Reasonably bright but the building
through the course of the day. Any son, maybe 14 Celsius possible.
There is the next batch of rain heading into the West Coast. Looking
to Monday, importing some subtropical air from the resource,
that means 16 Celsius is possible but it will be fairly cloudy and
also firmly windy. That is the forecast for now. -- -- Azures.