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The shortage of carers in Scotland is reaching crisis point.
The organisation that represents independent care providers
says nine out of ten of its members can't fill vacancies.
It comes on the day figures from England showed 900 social
care workers there leave their jobs every day.
Our health correspondent Lisa Summers has been to meet
a couple from East Lothian who are struggling to cope.
Mary Turnbull is 78. The former schoolteacher was diagnosed with
dementia five years ago. Mary was the strong one in the family, the
homemaker, who did all the cooking. Now the roles are reversed. But it
certainly isolated, you have nobody to talk to, the buck stops with me
basically. Who is the? Her husband Michael does have some care in place
but despite offering contacting 60 local providers, can't get the help
he needs. The fact I have lost a lot of care during the week means I'm
doing a lot of caring in the evening, seven days a week and I
have to take upstairs, undress her, watch her, pushed her in her
pyjamas, but as a bed. Scottish care same manner to ten of their members
report struggling to recruit staff, say care homes have been forced to
close with the same problems in the community. If you are able to afford
a pound or a pound 50 ball in a supermarket, compared to the
challenging and difficult experience caring for somebody, however
rewarding, people have to pay mortgages, with bills rising and
exercising that choice and giving up their job of care in order to earn a
living or a better living. The government says it is trying to
encourage people into the care industry by introducing the living
wage but it feeds into a bigger picture of problems with integration
of health and social care and hospitals. There are too believable
and able to get home despite being well enough to be because care
packages are not fair for them. -- not there for them. Michael says the
care they do receive is invaluable. It gets much needed respite and that
allows him to enjoy the time he spends with Mary.
A gymnastics coach who represented Scotland in the 2010
Commonwealth Games is to stand trial on six sex charges
25 year old Ryan McKee, from Kinning Park in Glasgow
is alleged to have "engaged in sexual activity" with the girls
The offences are alleged to have taken place
Mr McKee denies the charges and is due to stand trial in August.
Decommissioning one of the most important oilfields in the North Sea
was always going to be a major task - not just the scale of the job,
Plans for the famous Brent field - which include leaving the legs
of the platforms in the sea - has angered environmentalists.
However the first platform is about to be taken apart and it's
a job for the world's biggest construction vessel,
We are in Rotterdam, the largest harbour in Europe and currently
docked here is the pioneering spirit. This shape is huge. It's the
length of six jumbo jets, and by many measures, this is the largest
vessel in the world. And it will soon head out into the North Sea to
undertake an incredibly complex bit of engineering work, the lifting of
the top side of the platform in the Brent Field, the Brent D. We have
now made our way into the pioneering Spirit and I'm joined by Alistair
from Shell. Why did you decide to lift the top side in its entirety?
Because it's fundamentally safer and more efficient, to lift these big,
compensated platforms, they are nearly 40 years old, they have been
modified and changed a lot over the years so to bring the Montr al will
years so to bring the Montreal will begin dismantle them in a more
controlled way, it saves a lot of risk and is fundamentally cheaper as
well. Some environmental groups are worried about the wider proposals,
they think that Shell are in breach of international law, is that a
blow? We are grateful to those groups who have contributed, we will
sit down and share more insight and knowledge with whoever needs to
wherever appropriate, that's the whole idea of public consultation,
to get comments. We will always comply with the law. This project,
ten years in the planning, another ten years to go, but the lift
itself, the key moment as Brent D is lifted off its legs, it will take
itself, the key moment as Brent D is all of ten seconds and is due to
take place in a few weeks' time. College lecturers across Scotland
have voted to take strike action in a dispute over variations
in pay between different A deal to settle a strike last year
was intended to resolve the issue but the union claims no progress has
been made since then. A huge dump of illegal waste
on the outskirsts of Glasgow is being blamed for an infestation
of flies in the area. Residents of Newton Mearns,
who want the rubbish removed were told it
would take time to deal with, as it was being treated
as a "crime scene". Our reporter Rebecca Curran sent
this report earlier. By the council and the environment
protection agency say tackling this issue is their top priority. They
say residents were noticing a fly infestation in the area sometime
ago. None of them wanted to go on camera today but they told me at
ago. None of them wanted to go on times there were swarms of 30 or 40
flies in their home, some have been making their own nets to put over
Windows and doors and others have reported feeling unwell. The problem
lies on the land behind these gates, what we now know is that a large
amount of illegal waste was dumped here, it cannot be confirmed exactly
what it is but say that due to the volume and variety of it, it will
take some time to remove. I spoke with East Renfrewshire Council
earlier and they had an update on when that operation might get
underway. We are hopeful it will commence tomorrow morning and if
not, very soon after. In conjunction with perhaps some pest control
activity to limit the areas, it could take several days. It just
depends on how quickly the material can be removed. The company say they
have devoted resources to getting the area cleaned up and catching
those responsible, this is now a the area cleaned up and catching
criminal investigation. A representative of the landowner who
hopes to demolish this site and build a retirement village say it
was leased to a third party at the time. Authorities have thanked the
local community here that their patients but having spoken to many
of them today, it seems that that patients is quickly running out.
The National Secular Society is calling for the monks
who make Buckfast, which has been linked to violence in Scotland,
to have their charitable status removed - claiming
The Abbey Trust, which made nearly ?9 million
from sales of the drink last year - say it's surprised
The Charity Commission says it will "assess the information".
A ceremony in Glasgow has honoured a soldier who sacrificed his life
Lieutenant Donald Mackintosh was 21 when he led a company
of men at the Battle of Arras in France.
He was wounded as they advanced on an enemy trench -
but despite that, he encouraged his men
He later died and was posthumously awarded
He was just a supreme example of what the human spirit, and all those
who fought with him and died with him, is. They found they were able
to do in the most appalling conditions of battle.
That's how the club's managing director has described plans
for a purpose-built training ground of their own.
The ?4 million for the project is coming from two
well-known benefactors as Kheredine Idessane reports.
Plenty to smile about nowadays, as if a top six finish wasn't enough,
now they are breaking new ground, their first ever dedicated training
Company. Our big day is this in the history of this couple.? One of the
biggest. Without question, I don't think we will be able to answer
until we are able to see the benefit of the training facility for the
next 20, 25 years. Transformation is probably the best way to describe
it. How does a club with a turnover of under ?3.5 million and a profit
of just over 200,000 built a bespoke training academy for four million?
Thanks to one of the wealthiest fans. They would build the passivity
and lease it back, ending their past as nomads. Sometimes, it is
difficult to find something, this example is its holiday weekend,
places are closed, we need to find somewhere else, it's very difficult.
This will solve the problems for the players as well to have that base.
As anyone who's tried to buy a house in the West End of Glasgow will the
new, property and land are very expensive. So don't expect the new
training facility to perform anywhere near Firhill when it's
built on a couple of years' time. Before club who almost went out of
business 20 years ago and have now secured their first top six finish
in the top division Saint Martin 81, the future could scarcely look
brighter. It's been quite a wet day of weather
across much of the Northwest. We can only offer a gradual improvement
through the night. That batch of rain sinks southwards into Argyll
and Bute, through the Glasgow area, and to Dumfries Galloway through
the early hours. Across the North and east in Scotland, there will be
some clear spells and a scattering of showers. A fairly windy night,
touching gale force at times across the Western Isles. But irritably
mould might instore also. But the early risers, still some rain
affecting parts of the West and south-west, gradually clearing
through the morning, if you're heading out, expect leaden skies
across the south of the country, with some rain lingering to which
Dumfries Galloway, try and brighter feeding into which Argyll
and Bute and crossed the central brighter feeding into which Argyll
belt, passed through showers affecting the Western Isles and much
of the Northwest Highlands and Northern Isles is wealth of bright
and sunny spells to anything in between. As we go through tomorrow,
this weather front to the south continues to track its way through
much of England and Wales, by the time it reaches the far south of
England, nothing more than one or two spits and spots of rain. Across
Northern Ireland and Scotland, bright spells and a scattering of
showers, again, fairly chilly feel in exposure to his brisk winds.
Showers becoming fewer and further between tomorrow evening. By
Thursday, fairly frequent showers affecting parts of the west of the
UK. Still on the chilly side. We are back tomorrow morning. Good