28/02/2017 Reporting Scotland


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The families of the two Scots couples killed in the Tunisia terror

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attacks last June have been speaking of the devastating

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Today the coroner delivered his conclusion at the inquest.

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He found that all 30 Britons were unlawfully killed.

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Cameron Buttle was at that hearing for us and sent this report.

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It was a holiday the celebrate the beginning of a retirement they'd

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both worked so hard for. Anne and Jim from Cumbernauld were in their

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60s. As they enjoyed their holiday, a terrorist cell was watching their

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hotel. It was seen as a soft target for

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. Jim died on the way to hospital after waiting 20 minutes with a

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gunshot wound to his pelvis. Their family watched the final day of the

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invest via video link. Three weeks before Jim and Anne were killed, my

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wife and I retired and we had a party. And that was the last time

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the whole family were together. Unfortunately, in the aftermath of

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what happened in Tunisia, we lost another sister-in-law who died three

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weeks after the incident. So the whole family's been in shock really

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for the past year-and-a-half. Lisa and Billy Graham were celebrating

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their wedding anniversary at the resort. The couple from Perthshire

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ran into the hotel to get away from the gunman but, as this hotel CCTV

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shows, the gunman followed them upstairs. He caught them on the

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first floor and shot them both once upstairs. He caught them on the

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in the chest. They died in the corridor. Today at the inquest, the

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judge was highly critical of the Tunisian Security Forces, saying

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there were only three unarmed guards on duty at the hotel when the

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shooting started and two of them ran away and one hid. He said the police

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response was at best shambolic, at worst cowardly. He said there was a

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specialist response unit nearby minutes away but it returned to base

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to get more weapons. The judge said, this was a deliberate and

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unjustifiable delay. Security Forces eventually cornered the gunman

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outside the hotel and gunned him down. He'd been shot 20 times. I

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don't think there'll be any total closure on it until such time as we

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hear what recommendations are going to be made by the coroner. I think

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that'll probably help us then. The judge said that there were

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endless what ifs, what if there were more guards, more security cameras,

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better travel advice. But ultimately, he said it was a sudden

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and unexpected attack, and it would have made little difference.

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There are calls for the Scottish Government to curb alcohol

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advertising in a bid to protect children.

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Alcohol Focus Scotland said there was clear evidence that

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exposure to alcohol marketing through sports sponsorship

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and public adverts led children to start drinking at a younger age.

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Alcohol marketing is all around us. We often see it in sports like rugby

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and football. And Scotland's best-known music festival is named

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after the brewer which sponsors it. Now the charity, alcohol Focus

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Scotland, says this kind of marketing is enticing children to

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drink at an earlier age. But does the man in charge of Tea in the Park

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think this is the problem. I don't think alcohol sponsorship per se is

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an issue in itself. I think people's approaches to alcohol is where the

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problems are, the cheap availability of alcohol is a real problem. So was

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there enough evidence to link advertising to consumption? If

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children are exposed to it and you can measure that by just simply

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asking them what they've seen and you can see that a 13-year-old who

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has seen a lot of alcohol marketing is more likely to drink, not just

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then but you go back to them a year or two later. Tobacco advertising

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has been banned since 2002. The authors of the report says that

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played a huge part in the nation's health and they want similar

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restrictions for alcohol. But would that make a difference to young

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people today? There should be a cutdown on how much is shown on TV

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and bill boards and stuff because young people who maybe don't have an

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understanding of the effects of alcohol will see vodka adverts and

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understand it's not a really strong spirit. I drink for pleasure with

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friends and I see more marketing against alcohol than I do for

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alcohol. The Scottish Government wants to tackle problem drinking

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through minimum alcohol pricing but that policy's been delayed because

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of legal action. Ministers say they'll study today's report while

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continuing to press the UK Government which has responsibility

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for broadcast advertising. The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon,

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is accusing the Conservatives of attempting to use Brexit

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to unpick the powers Her political rivals say she's

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scaremongering to boost the case Our political correspondent

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Glenn Campbell reports. It's no surprise that Nicola

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Sturgeon believes the UK system doesn't serve the Scottish

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Government well, Mo surprise she sees the Brexit vote where Scotland

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voted one way and the UK as a whole voted the other as an illustration

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of that. This evening, she's not jumped the rhetoric a little,

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accusing some Conservatives of trying to use Brexit to

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fundamentally undermine the existing devolution settlement. The promises

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the leave campaign made in the EU referendum that a Brexit vote would

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almost see swathes of new powers repatriated from Brussels to

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Holyrood, there is not yet any real guarantee that the Scottish

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Parliament and other devolved administrations won't in fact be

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stripped of some of our existing powers. In my view, and it's a very

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strong view, the post-Brexit landscape, would and should demand a

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rebalancing of powers across the UK. I think she's particularly worried

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that fishing and farming powers could be eroded, rather than

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enHaned. But her political opponents have hit back. Labour say she's

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scaremongering. The Conservatives say this is synthetic grievance,

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more about making the case for another independence referendum. The

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UK Government say they've made clear that they don't intend to take any

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powers back from the Scottish Parliament and that they will use

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the Brexit process to look for ways of giving devolved Members of

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Parliament and assemblies more power.

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MSPs have been told compensation for survivors of childhood abuse

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in Scotland, could reach at least ?200 million.

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Holyrood's Justice Committee has been taking evidence on a government

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Bill to allow victims of abuse, to claim compensation beyond

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Here's our Home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson.

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Charities say few child victims of sexual abuse report the offence

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within eight years, but the law allows victims three years to sue

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their abuser, that's why the Government wants to extend the

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so-called time bar back to 1964. How much will the cost of compensation

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be? A small inquiry into institutional child abuse in Jersey

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may give a guide, the committee was told. You have an average cost of

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around ?40,000 and in Scotland that would involve about ?200 million if

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we had the same kind of numbers which would be around 5,000 in

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Scotland. So the scale of this, even at its potentially lowest level is

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highly significant. The Government estimated its Bill would result in

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2,200 court actions. Police say records they've examined of just one

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former force, Strathclyde, going back just 17 years, suggests that's

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a serious underestimate. We've found or we have catalogued for those

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specific types of terms of reference just less than 2,300 files. That

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said, we have 4,400 victims. MSPs wanted to know who'd pay the cost of

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legal actions which could affect the services voluntary groups and

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services provide. Would the Government step in? It should be

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adequately resourced and if local authorities cannot meet those

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resources, absolutely there should be extra funds available to cover

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that and it may well be circumstances in which local

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authorities didn't have insurance and then you get significant amounts

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of claims coming in. So that will be of serious and significant impact to

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local authorities, yes. The Government said it's consulting on

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the issue of financial redress, but it added: All bodies who have

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liability are required in law to meet that.

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Police searching for a missing teenage girl from North Ayshire

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believe she may have travelled to England to meet with

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16-year-old Abbey Lewis was last seen late on Sunday evening

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She was heading towards the train station.

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It is thought Abbey may be trying to get to the Birmingham area

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to meet someone she met on the internet.

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Police investigating the rape of a woman in a Renfrewshire

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village, revisited the scene of the attack last night and spoke

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The woman was attacked behind the Wallace Primary School

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Officers want to find a man who is described as white

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Local residents are also being asked to check their gardens and bins

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for any unfamiliar items of discarded clothing.

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Football; Hamilton beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership tonight.

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The home side scored in the ninth minute through Mikey Devlin and held

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The result moves Hamilton off the bottom of the table

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Now it's over to Kirsteen with the weather.

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Thank you very much. Good evening to you. Tomorrow marks the beginning of

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the meteorological spring. However, we still have some wintry conditions

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in the forecast over the next couple of days. Certainly tonight, wintry

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showers continuing in the north, given some slight accumulations of

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snow to low levels, especially across inland areas. Otherwise dry

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with a widespread frost and a risk of ice on any untreated roads and

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surfaces as skies clear at times in the north and temperatures fall to

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around freezing if not just below. That's continues into tomorrow

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morning. Around 8 o'clock, perhaps cloudier

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skies across the far south-west at times with one or two showers

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affecting these areas. For the most part of southern, central and

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eastern Scotland, it's a dry, cold, frosty start with plenty of sunshine

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developing. A few showers remain in the Western Isles, the north-west

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Highlands and in towards the Northern Isles, again wintry in

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nature. As we go through the day, they'll become fewer and further

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between and generally the snow level will be across the mountains, hills

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and highest levels. Lower ground it will be sleet. A lot of dry weather

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in the day with some sunshine. A chilly feel, however, across the

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north. For the rest of the UK, after a dry, bright start, the rain

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continues to push in during the afternoon. As it tracks north-east

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during tomorrow evening, it may begin to fall as snow over the hills

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and high ground and, all the while, winds strengthening across the far

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south-west, gale force gusts, so all in all perhaps some tricky Driving

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conditions here into tomorrow evening. Wintry showers again across

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the north of Scotland for a time. Generally they'll become fewer and

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lighter during the day. A bright and breezy day to come for many of us,

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plenty of sunshine around. Some rain arriving into the south-west later

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and temperatures ranging from around six to 11. That's the forecast.

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Thank you. That is Reporting Scotland. The next update is at

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Breakfast at 6. 25 in the morning. From the late team,

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It's like bake a cake, but we flipped it.

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Oh, my God, we love flipping. Cake-a-bake. Cake-a-baking.

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I love it. I so love it when this happens.

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