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The First Minister has formally requested the transfer of powers
from Westminster to hold an independence referendum.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon says there is "no
rational reason" why this request should be declined.
But Downing Street says it would be wrong to hold
talks while the details of Brexit remain uncertain.
And the Scottish Tories accused the First Minister
On a sofa, the image of shoes off relaxation,
the First Minister signs a letter urging an Independence
Referendum, an obvious contrast with the Prime Minister, signing goodbye
to the EU at a desk below a portrait of Britain's first Prime Minister.
One I sit around the day goes shipping table...
Nicola Sturgeon says she wishes Theresa May every
success in Brexit talks, promising full and constructive support.
But she reminds the Prime Minister that the Scottish
Parliament has now voted for an Independence Referendum to coincide
with the inclusion of those Brexit negotiations.
The First Minister adds that there appears to be no
rational reason for you to stand in the way of the will of the Scottish
Parliament, and I hope you will not do so.
I asked the First Minister why now, when she knew the Prime
I'm writing to the Prime Minister today,
to set out the rational case for the will of the Scottish Parliament.
I'm writing to her to formally request that she
respects the view of the Scottish parliament.
What we're dealing with his natural gas me or the SNP, this
If she refuses to enter into these discussions, what I said very
In my view the will of the Scottish parliament must be
It is a question not of if it is respected, but how.
Spokesman for the Prime Minister confirmed she would not enter any
The Scottish Tories say the focus should
It is a highly theatrical gesture we have all been
This is a request for a referendum which the people of
Scotland don't want, and the Prime Minister has made it
clear she does not believe now is the time.
In many respects this is pure theatrical
It will not serve any meaningful purpose and we will not
be having a referendum in the immediate future until our future
outside of the European Union is clear.
Nicola Sturgeon insists Scotland must be given a choice.
The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow, killing six
people in December 2014, has been banned from driving
for three years and will have to wear an electronic tag
Arriving at the sheriff court knowing he could face a custodial
Last month, Harry Clarke, on the right, pleaded guilty to
His licence was taken away after he lost
consciousness at the wheel of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow city
But just nine months after the crash, he was seen back behind
Harry Clarke admitted driving on this road
Neighbours had seen him from a window
getting into his car in the
private car park near his home, turning on the headlights and
In his defence, Harry Clarke's lawyer said
he had driven the car 30 yards from the car
park to the front door and
In court last month, Harry Clarke admitted
or should have known he was
unfit to drive following the bin lorry tragedy, and an episode more
than four years earlier when he worked as a bus driver for first
But a fatal accident enquiry also held here heard he had a
history of fainting and blackouts over 30
years, and had been to the
The enquiry found he had lied on forms
And the crash could have been avoided had he told the truth about
Harry Clarke's lawyer said nothing he said today in
mitigation is intended in any wait to diminish the events of December
Sentencing Harry Clarke today for driving again, the sheriff
told him the decision he had taken to drive
short distance, was wholly irresponsible and reprehensible, and
placed the safety of the public at risk.
He said, you must have been acutely aware of the possible
consequences of you losing consciousness while driving.
Harry Clarke has been banned from driving
for three years, although his license had already been revoked
He will be supervised for a year, is tagged and on a curfew
If he breaches this, the consequences could be
An employment tribunal case taken by two foster carers in Glasgow
could have wide-ranging implications for the future status
James and Christine Johnstone want all carers to be treated
as employees by local authorities, with all the rights
Glasgow City Council says it works closely with its carers to resolve
We work with vulnerable young people, we are
We're getting involved, we are trying our
Why local authorities kicks -- scared to give us employee rights or
The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has called for people who wish to appear
during its first public hearings to come forward.
They'll begin at the end of May, and will hear evidence
from survivor groups and large care providers as well as
The inquiry says evidence is continuing to be taken
Every pregnant woman in Scotland will receive free
The Scottish Government said the move was aimed at improving
the health of parents and children, and had widespread support
Football, and Aberdeen thrashed Dundee 7-0 at Dens Park to ensure
that Celtic will have to wait to be crowned
The Dons were four up at half time, and Andrew Coinsidine scored
They're now 11 points clear of Rangers in third place.
Edinburgh lost by 22 points to 32 against La Rochelle
at Murrayfield, in the quarter finals of the European
Duncan Weir's penalty drew Edinburgh to within four
points of the French side, but they pulled away again.
Well, It's over to Kirsteen now with the weather outlook
After some rain across much of the country, tonight is looking largely
dry, fairly cloudy, do hold onto some light patchy rain, hourly
across the far north north-west. The 1st of April, it dawns on a cloudy
node with how big is raining in west, particularly giving way to
showers in the morning which will eventually become fairly widespread.
It will be bright sunny spells in between. Around 2pm tomorrow, we
could see some showers just about anywhere, fairly heavy, some will be
slow-moving with little in terms of wind. Brightness, some sunshine in
between the showers, and with temperatures around 1013 Celsius for
most of ours, given some sunshine and light wind. It would feel too
bad. Across the rest of the UK, much the same story, sunshine and April
showers. Heavy, slow moving, potentially thundery in nature, but
with plenty of brightness and sunshine in between. Temperatures
are widely entered double figures, peeking into 16 Celsius across the
south-east. Tomorrow evening, we have this ridge of high pressure
which begins to Bruges in, and that will kill off the UK. A dry night to
come, clear with a touch of Frost in some sheltered rule spots. As we
head into Sunday, high-pressure staying with us, a dry day to come
across brightness and sunshine. Temperatures climbing well into
double figures and with light winds that will yield really quite
pleasant in the sunshine. A look ahead to the beginning of next week,
that area of high pressure will begin to pull away, we'll see some
rain moving into the west of Scotland and across Northern
Ireland, always back and try a further east. Hazard
From everyone on the late team here in Glasgow,
to sit down and really flush everything out.