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continuing coverage throughout the night on the BBC News channel but on

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BBC One it is time for the news where you

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There have been furious exchanges at Holyrood,

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as the UK general-election campaign heats up.

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The First Minister dismissed Labour's Jeremy Corbyn

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And the Conservatives came under sustained attack over

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This from our political editor, Brian Taylor.

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It is absolutely despicable, disgusting and unacceptable...

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Outside Holyrood, political leaders joined a protest

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which wants women to prove that they have been

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raped if they want tax credit for a third trial.

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The First Minister challenged her Conservative opponent.

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Do you support the rape clause in principle, or do you, like me,

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If the First Minister does not like the two-child tax

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Shame on Ruth Davidson and the Conservatives.

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She broadened the attack, arguing that only the SNP

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The rape clause has been introduced by a Tory government at Westminster

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If that's what a Tory government can do with a tiny majority,

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let's just think of the damage a Tory government, an unfettered,

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out of control Tory government can do with a bigger majority.

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Yesterday in Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon indicated she might

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contemplate a progressive alliance with Labour if the

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And we will say no to a second referendum so that Scotland can get

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on with building better schools and public services.

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The First Minister's very first intervention in this election has

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been to say that she would put Jeremy Corbyn in Number Ten.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out a coalition with the SNP,

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and Nicola Sturgeon steered clear of such talk today, arguing that

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You only have to take one look at the polls to know that

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Jeremy Corbyn ain't going anywhere near Number Ten Downing Street

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on his own or with the help of anyone else.

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The Labour leader said that they wanted the Tories

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to win UK power to drive Scots towards independence.

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It suits the SNP for the Tories to stay in power, because the only

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thing the SNP has ever cared about is independence.

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Willie Rennie wanted early sight of the SNP manifesto.

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He suspected it wouldn't contain a firm commitment

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We know what she and her government are up to.

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She's trying to get Brexit supporters back onside,

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Nicola Sturgeon said her manifesto would emerge in due course.

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I support membership of the European Union.

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Brian Taylor, Reporting Scotland, Holyrood.

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As Brian said in his piece, the idea of a so-called progressive

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alliance among Labour, the SNP, the Greens

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and Liberal Democrats has been floated by those hoping for a united

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But Labour has ruled out any deals with the SNP

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Our political correspondent, Nick Eardley, reports.

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The next Prime Minister of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn.

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It is an ambitious aim if you believe the polls.

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But Jeremy Corbyn thinks this election is still up for grabs.

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That you might put him in Ten Downing Street

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Much of the media and the establishment are saying, this

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But of course they do not want us to win.

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Because when we win, it is the people, not

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Many think it is unlikely that will happen.

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Especially without the help of other parties.

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But what about an informal arrangement?

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If we were to become the largest single party

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but not have a majority, we would then set out our policies.

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It would then be for the SNP, policy by policy, to decide

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whether they thought they should vote with us or not,

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But the Conservatives say it is a danger.

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There is a very clear choice between strong and stable government

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with strong leadership under Theresa May and the Conservatives,

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or a coalition of chaos with Jeremy Corbyn propped up

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by the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats.

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The SNP says it would be interested in alliances,

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if that could keep the Conservatives out of government.

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There is no prospect of Labour coming back into power

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Of course, in the unlikely event that there were to be a way

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we could oust the Tories from office and support a progressive

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It is not just the Nationalists that have been mooted

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The Greens say they are disappointed that Labour

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I'm deeply disappointed, and people up and down the country

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are disappointed because it is yet more of the same kind of politics

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that puts their own political self-interest above the interests

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Labour have ruled out a deal so early in this campaign

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because they think that rumours of one seriously damaged

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But that is exactly why the Conservatives will

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Opinion polls suggest it is extremely unlikely.

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But at the end of the day it is all down to you, the voters.

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Jeremy Corbyn hopes this race is far from over.

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Too many sweet puddings and not enough fresh vegetables -

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that's the verdict of health campaigners on some

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Obesity Action Scotland says improvements to school meals

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could play an important part in reducing childhood obesity.

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The Government is reviewing its guidance to local authorities

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on what should be in the meals we give to pupils.

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Here's our education correspondent, Jamie McIvor.

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For some youngsters, their school dinner is the most

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At this school, fresh fruit and vegetables are always an option.

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It's important that you're always healthy and you get your five a day.

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It's not OK to have pizza and chips every day because it's

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Is it OK to eat sweets some of the time?

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It is only for treats, not every day.

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There are government guidelines to try to make sure that the meals

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Councils are responsible for the local service.

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Scottish Government have strict legislation

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Chips only appear on the menu once a week.

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What is most important is making sure that the other options that

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are available are healthy and enticing for the young people.

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Many schools and councils would highlight what they

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But although there are national guidelines, is there

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The quality of school meals that are offered across Scotland

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Local authorities tended to offer puddings more often than soup,

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and they regularly serve processed food and red meat.

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They also want schools to cut down on processed foods,

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and say vegetables, soups and salads should take priority over puddings.

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The Government is currently reviewing the guidance.

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What I would say to parents is that the standards that we have

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in place are enforced by statute, they are of the highest quality,

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they guarantee that young people are getting high-quality,

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high-nutritional-value food in our schools,

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but we are constantly considering and assessing those

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regulations to make sure that the high standards that we set

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are able to be delivered in practice and we set up inspections to make

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Back in this dining hall, healthy choices seem

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Councils can be held to account for the quality

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and the council elections are just a fortnight away.

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The campaigners say candidates across the country should

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The former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has gone on trial,

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accused of a fraudulent acquisition of the club.

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The 46-year-old faces two charges relating

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Earlier, I spoke to our business correspondent, David Henderson,

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who was at the High Court in Glasgow.

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The case got under way here today. No evidence was led but the jury was

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selected, made up of eight men and seven women. Craig Whyte faces two

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charges relating to the way the club changed hands six years ago. He is

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charged with fraud and a breach of the companies act. The first charge

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alleges that he pretended to the then owner of Rangers, Sir David

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Murray, that he had sufficient funds to take a controlling stake in the

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Ibrox club. The Crown complains that in fact Mr Whyte did not have

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sufficient money but funded the deal through a loan taken out against

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future season-ticket sales of the second charge centres on the ?18

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million payment between Mr Whyte's company and Rangers to clear a back

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debt. Mr Whyte has pleaded not guilty to both charges. There has

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been a lot of publicity. What did the judge have to say about that?

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That is right. The judge asked the jury to consider matters before

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evidence was to be heard. She said, did you know Craig Whyte, were you a

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Rangers shareholder or season-ticket holder at the time of the deal? Is

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there any good reason why you can't be impartial? In the event none of

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the juror 's had to be excused and the first witness is expected to

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begin giving evidence here tomorrow in a trial that could last up to 12

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weeks. A gang of seven men have been jailed

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for blowing up cash machines ATMs in Aberdeen, Carnoustie

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and Perth were targeted during the year-long crime spree,

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along with others in England. The gang stole hundreds

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of thousands of pounds in total. They were convicted at Liverpool

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Crown Court earlier this month, and today received sentences ranging

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from ten years to life imprisonment. As many as a hundred jobs could go

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at Diageo bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife,

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with plans by the drinks giant to move some packaging to Italy,

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where its bottling plant 70 jobs are expected to go

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at Shieldhall by the end That's unless new bottling contracts

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can be won from other companies. Now the weather outlook for tonight

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and tomorrow. Good evening, fairly cloudy

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conditions tonight and some outbreaks of rain at times as well,

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particularly in the North West, but relatively mild away from Shetland.

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Tomorrow morning you can see where the wet weather is, in the north

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West, but we expect our breakthrough parts of our trial, Strathclyde,

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Ayrshire and Galloway. Further north, about rakes of rain to start

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the day and quite windy a long northern coasts, especially if you

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the day and quite windy a long are walking in Shetland. There could

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be wintry showers in Shetland. The zone of wet weather edges southwards

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but the further south and east you are any wet weather is light and

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patchy, so dry in Edinburgh than Glasgow. Across the UK as a whole,

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the North of England is cloudy but dry. In the south, temperatures into

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the teens. We are to the north of this cold front so we are getting

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colder air. It is an improving day with the rain clearing southwards

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and things brightening up but it will be a cold day. Perhaps 11 at

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best. At the weekend we still in the colder zone of air but high pressure

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nearby so reasonably settled. Still a north-westerly wind which will

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feed in some showers particularly through the North Highlands into the

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north-east. When Tory on the tops. The many a dry day and some sunshine

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coming in but probably 10 degrees at best. -- for many. Sunday, quite an

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active area of low pressure bringing wet and windy weather for some. This

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is what happens as we head towards next week, the locally as, opening

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the floodgates to cold arctic air, meaning it will be cold by night and

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by day, April showers and wintry, a mixture of rain, sleet and some

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snow. this super-sized hospital has been

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transforming lives in Scotland. He said it had been

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grown in America.

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