12/04/2017 Reporting Scotland


12/04/2017

The latest news and weather from around Scotland.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 12/04/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

:00:00.:00:17.

Pauline Cafferkey, the nurse who survived ebola,

:00:18.:00:20.

is to return to Sierra Leone where she contracted the disease.

:00:21.:00:24.

She says the trip, to raise funds for orphaned children,

:00:25.:00:26.

will give her closure, after what she's described

:00:27.:00:28.

This is the image which has come to define Pauline Cafferkey, being

:00:29.:00:39.

medevac to London under strictest quarantine,

:00:40.:00:40.

The relapse and the meningitis it brought was the worst to get over.

:00:41.:00:49.

I was destroyed, my body was destroyed, I could do very

:00:50.:00:52.

of hospital, and then I was on crutches, and it has been

:00:53.:00:58.

a long slow process, and I am still in a

:00:59.:01:00.

Which makes it all the more surprising that she has

:01:01.:01:07.

decided to go back to Sierra Leone next month -

:01:08.:01:09.

not to nurse this time, but to take part in a run

:01:10.:01:12.

I plan to run 10K, I definitely wouldn't be up for the

:01:13.:01:18.

marathon, but I am planning to do 10K for fundraising while I

:01:19.:01:21.

They have identified 1,200 children who are particularly

:01:22.:01:33.

vulnerable, and they were orphans as a result of a Ebola.

:01:34.:01:36.

Helping the orphans that Ebola left behind is a cause very dear to her.

:01:37.:01:41.

She particularly remembers a little 12-year-old whose dying

:01:42.:01:43.

He was just distraught, as you would be.

:01:44.:01:46.

And he had lost other members of his family as well.

:01:47.:01:51.

I don't know what happened to him after.

:01:52.:02:01.

Is he someone that you might be able to try and seek out

:02:02.:02:04.

He would be a little bit older now, no?

:02:05.:02:07.

the start of a long battle for Pauline Cafferkey,

:02:08.:02:19.

to get back to health and clear her

:02:20.:02:21.

Accused of allowing a wrong temperature to be recorded for

:02:22.:02:26.

her during screening, the misconduct charge

:02:27.:02:29.

was dismissed after the hearing heard she had been impaired

:02:30.:02:31.

by two nurses she met working in Sierra Leone.

:02:32.:02:40.

Going back is the first step in leaving that image

:02:41.:02:43.

behind her once and for all, as she moves on with her life.

:02:44.:02:48.

I think psychologically, it is important that I go back.

:02:49.:02:57.

I have had a terrible couple of years since then,

:02:58.:03:01.

so it will be good to go back, for things to come full circle for

:03:02.:03:05.

The number of Scots seeking work fell over the winter months

:03:06.:03:10.

That takes the unemployment rate to below that of the UK as a whole.

:03:11.:03:14.

Here's our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser.

:03:15.:03:20.

Unemployment across Britain hasn't been any lower than this since 1975.

:03:21.:03:25.

In Scotland, the jobless rate is 4.5% of the workforce,

:03:26.:03:28.

That's with an estimated 15,000 fewer Scots

:03:29.:03:34.

seeking work between December and February.

:03:35.:03:37.

But contrary to the wider UK trend, the number of Scots in work

:03:38.:03:40.

while the number of working-age Scots who are not in or available

:03:41.:03:45.

for work has continued to rise, up 18,000.

:03:46.:03:50.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics,

:03:51.:03:52.

show employees' pay inflation over the year

:03:53.:03:54.

running at 2.3%, including bonuses -

:03:55.:03:55.

the same as the most recent figure for rising prices.

:03:56.:04:12.

That means real spending power has stalled.

:04:13.:04:13.

With unemployment so low, recruitment pricey, and growing talk

:04:14.:04:16.

of skills shortages, it is all the more important to retain valued

:04:17.:04:18.

That doesn't include the self-employed.

:04:19.:04:21.

And it's a signal that growth in real spending power has stalled,

:04:22.:04:24.

with potentially big implications for the economy.

:04:25.:04:26.

Meet the millennial boss, dropping into his Glasgow office.

:04:27.:04:28.

His business offers experiences from meals to balloon flights

:04:29.:04:30.

with more than one million members of its online club.

:04:31.:04:33.

We have our hot air balloon and our magical tree, and all of

:04:34.:04:36.

these things are reflected in the business, they all serve purposes.

:04:37.:04:38.

The team sparkles every time a member joins,

:04:39.:04:43.

so typically 600 join every day, so it has a subtle

:04:44.:04:45.

When you are young and growing a business,

:04:46.:04:49.

retention is one of the biggest challenges you face, and we have

:04:50.:04:52.

grown up as a business and understood a bit more about it, so

:04:53.:04:55.

retention is a key priority, so much time

:04:56.:04:57.

is spent tried to find the right people, and maintaining them

:04:58.:05:00.

is what you have to do to grow the company.

:05:01.:05:08.

While players rising no faster than prices, there are other

:05:09.:05:10.

ways to keep workers from rebels - at least where bosses have

:05:11.:05:13.

M ranked high in the place of great places to work.

:05:14.:05:22.

We are doing things right, doing things

:05:23.:05:23.

well, and having things in place that recognise the difference every

:05:24.:05:26.

single one of our employees can make.

:05:27.:05:28.

Selling clothes may not be a way for workers to get rich, but a

:05:29.:05:37.

happy worker can be fulfilled in other ways.

:05:38.:05:40.

They invest in you so much as a person, and my confidence

:05:41.:05:46.

The people are amazing, all management, they are so approachable

:05:47.:05:58.

and great, always wanting to develop you, constantly push you to your

:05:59.:06:01.

Workers are reporting younger people leaving because they are simply

:06:02.:06:21.

poured. They want work to support health and

:06:22.:06:22.

The Scottish Government has announced that the ferry service

:06:23.:06:24.

to Arran will continue to operate from Ardrossan.

:06:25.:06:26.

Ministers made the decision after a specially commissioned study

:06:27.:06:28.

looked at issues including reliability, fares, travel time

:06:29.:06:30.

ABP had launched a bid to run the ferry from Troon.

:06:31.:06:34.

Peel Ports, the company who own Ardrossan harbour has pledged,

:06:35.:06:36.

along with North Ayrshire Council, to invest in improved facilities.

:06:37.:06:47.

A new section of the M8 will open to traffic this month.

:06:48.:06:50.

The link between Newhouse and Baillieston will open

:06:51.:06:52.

westbound on the 23rd, eastbound a week later.

:06:53.:06:54.

It's a welcome end to diversions which have been

:06:55.:06:56.

It has been described as the M8's missing link.

:06:57.:07:05.

But now after two months under construction, this

:07:06.:07:23.

section of newly built road between Newhouse and Baillieston

:07:24.:07:26.

It marks a major milestone in the half ?1 million project to

:07:27.:07:30.

reduce congestion between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

:07:31.:07:31.

Next week, the first part of the M8 will be complete,

:07:32.:07:34.

coming westbound firstly, and a week later, eastbound.

:07:35.:07:36.

That will mean for the first time mainstream Scotland,

:07:37.:07:38.

the road between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is motorway

:07:39.:07:40.

This is tremendous news on a substantial project.

:07:41.:07:44.

It may be good news, but there have been

:07:45.:07:47.

delays while work has been under way.

:07:48.:07:53.

It has been a long journey for commuters,

:07:54.:07:55.

This section may be opening ahead of schedule, but

:07:56.:07:58.

drivers are warned to expect further delays while some diversions remain

:07:59.:08:01.

Once the road is fully open, it is estimated journey times

:08:02.:08:04.

will be cut by around 20 minutes during peak periods.

:08:05.:08:07.

People who used the Shawhead travel junctions, they

:08:08.:08:20.

should visit Transport Scotland website to gain an understanding of

:08:21.:08:22.

As you say, the euro central junction, there will be

:08:23.:08:32.

diversions in place, and at Shawhead, so please

:08:33.:08:34.

follow diversion signs and we will

:08:35.:08:35.

get the work complete as soon possible.

:08:36.:08:37.

After weeks of diversions and delays, it seems the end of the

:08:38.:08:40.

road is finally in sight for drivers on Scotland's busiest motorway.

:08:41.:08:42.

Masked raiders who threatened a pensioner in her home were

:08:43.:08:46.

The images were posted to social media by the family

:08:47.:08:50.

of the 69-year-old victim in a bid to trace those responsible

:08:51.:08:52.

Fayyaz Rahman said the men forced their way into his mother-in-law's

:08:53.:08:56.

Police said their inquiries were ongoing.

:08:57.:09:07.

Health campaigners are calling on the Scottish Government to take

:09:08.:09:11.

One million people here drink more than the recommended amount,

:09:12.:09:14.

and more than 20 people die every week from alcohol-related illness -

:09:15.:09:17.

that's according to an umberella group,

:09:18.:09:18.

which includes Alcohol Focus Scotland and the BMA.

:09:19.:09:20.

Their proposals include a cut in children's exposure

:09:21.:09:22.

Ministers say they'll give the ideas careful consideration.

:09:23.:09:32.

The new head coach of the Scotland women's football team says

:09:33.:09:35.

the appointment is the pinnacle of her career.

:09:36.:09:37.

Shelley Kerr will take charge in the summer,

:09:38.:09:39.

after the European Championship in the Netherlands.

:09:40.:09:41.

Here's our senior football reporter, Chris McLaughlin.

:09:42.:09:47.

There is a wind of change blowing through the women's game

:09:48.:09:49.

I have been involved for such a long time.

:09:50.:10:07.

I mentioned before how proud I was to captain my country,

:10:08.:10:11.

but to be sitting here today and to be the

:10:12.:10:14.

national coach, it is a dream come true.

:10:15.:10:18.

She has played for the likes of Hearts, Hibs

:10:19.:10:24.

She has been in charge at the Scotland under 19 level,

:10:25.:10:28.

Her appointment comes before the squad

:10:29.:10:31.

head off for the European Championships in the summer, and

:10:32.:10:34.

although she will not be involved, she will be there.

:10:35.:10:41.

Shelley will concentrate on everything after the

:10:42.:10:43.

European Championships and we have planned for everything

:10:44.:10:45.

The team were planned for everything between now and going to the Euros.

:10:46.:10:49.

Shelley will be going on watching bases.

:10:50.:10:50.

When Shelley Kerr takes over in the summer, it should

:10:51.:10:53.

Top tournament status will have been achieved.

:10:54.:10:56.

For men, it is about growing the game and qualifying a World Cup.

:10:57.:10:59.

Few at Hampden Park need any reminders of how

:11:00.:11:01.

A semi-professional footballer in Glasgow has scored one of the

:11:02.:11:04.

Lets get the weather forecast now with Kirsteen.

:11:05.:11:24.

Some sunshine and showers have been the order of the day, with plenty of

:11:25.:11:31.

rainbows around, too. Tonight, we continue along the Sharif team,

:11:32.:11:37.

particularly so in the west and north. Clear spells to the east into

:11:38.:11:42.

tomorrow morning. Around 8am we are expecting plenty of sunshine across

:11:43.:11:47.

the likes of the Borders, Fife and the north-east. A much cloudier

:11:48.:11:52.

prospect across much of the west into the Northwest and Northern

:11:53.:11:55.

Isles with plenty of showers continuing. These will continue

:11:56.:12:00.

bright through the day. As we had through the day further east, the

:12:01.:12:04.

case of clouds continuing to increase. Not as windy as it was

:12:05.:12:10.

yesterday and today across the country, although it will still feel

:12:11.:12:16.

fairly chilly underneath the cloud. Across the rest of the UK, we are in

:12:17.:12:21.

the same board. A fair amount of cloud and bits and pieces of cloudy

:12:22.:12:27.

rain at times. The rest of the Thornton tomorrow afternoon will be

:12:28.:12:30.

across the far south-west, temperature wise for most of us at

:12:31.:12:35.

across the far south-west, around ten to 14 Celsius. Looking

:12:36.:12:37.

across the far south-west, ahead to Good Friday, a lot of

:12:38.:12:40.

clouds come with some showers and longer spells of rain. Particularly

:12:41.:12:45.

for western areas. Across Scotland, the best of the sunshine will be in

:12:46.:12:50.

the east. Brisk westerly winds on Friday, so again, really quite a

:12:51.:12:57.

cold feel. Especially in exposure to the wind and showers. Saturday, a

:12:58.:13:02.

fairly benign day of weather. A lot of cloud to come, hence the

:13:03.:13:05.

brightness and fun turnaround at times. Across the west and the north

:13:06.:13:10.

of Scotland, we may well see some wintry showers being pitched in on

:13:11.:13:15.

hold north another westerly winds. Easter Sunday, this weather front is

:13:16.:13:18.

set to make inroads across Northern Ireland and Scotland, producing some

:13:19.:13:24.

rain, drier further sad. That's the weather forecast.

:13:25.:13:28.

Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.

:13:29.:13:31.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS