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

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Good evening on Election Reporting Scotland.

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We'll have the latest from the campaign trail.

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And if you're suffering from election overload -

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we'll have some top tips on how to survive the next four weeks.

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Keep calm. Centre yourself in the morning. Do some yoga. Some hippy

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nonsense. Then turn the TV on and throw it out the window.

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Welcome to a shorter Election Reporting Scotland tonight -

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we're making way for Question Time, which is on next, from Edinburgh.

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Nominations have closed for candidates standing

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Our political correspondent Nick Eardley is here.

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Nick, what do the nominations tell us?

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They close this afternoon. We have the numbers. A a few days before we

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sift through them. We know tonight that everybody across Scotland on

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the 8th of June will have the choice of voting for someone from the SNP,

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Lib Dems, Tory and Labour. They stand in all 50 90s. We have spoken

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quite a lot about how Weans are outstanding and very few. You could

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buy standing in eight more. -- Greens is standing in very few.

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Theresa May will be taking her pitch to Labour's heartland?

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She will be on Jeremy Corbyn's one. She will argue in the north-east of

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England that Labour are abandoning working people. It's not the first

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time she has made a unashamed pitch to Labour voters. She will say

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tomorrow that you respect them and understands where families have

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voted Labour the whole lives. She asks them to change their mind.

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Libraries agrees and say that bills will go up under the Conservatives

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for the same families. -- labour disagrees and says that bills will

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go up. The Nationalists say it is disingenuous.

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Now Graham Stewart has the rest of today's news.

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A lawyer who handled Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers in 2011

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has told a court that the club's owners were desperate to get

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Gary Withey's comments came as he gave evidence

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in the trial of Mr Whyte, who's accused of acquiring

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Our correspondent David Henderson reports.

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Gary Withey, the London lawyer at the heart

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He was back in court today, giving evidence for a second day.

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Six years ago, his client was a company run by Craig Whyte,

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which launched a takeover bid for the Ibrox club.

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Mr Whyte is on trial for fraud and accused of funding

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most of the deal with the club's season tickets.

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Rangers was being sold by the Murray Group,

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controlled by this man, Sir David Murray, and Mr Withey told

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the jury he came under pressure to get the deal done.

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One Murray Group director, he said, wanted reassured that this didn't

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turn into an almighty mess and embarrass everyone.

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Mr Withey said the sellers didn't ask how Craig Whyte's team

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They didn't seem to care, he claimed.

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This is the only deal I know where the vendor, the seller,

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He said, I have never been pushed so hard on any deal.

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They were desperate to get the deal over the line.

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Mr Withey said he was repeatedly asked for assurances that

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Craig Whyte had the money to buy Rangers.

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If I didn't trust my client, I would have walked away.

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But the prosecution claims the deal was mostly funded

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through the sale of Rangers' season tickets to accompany.

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-- tickets to a company called Ticketus.

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The prosecutor asked Gary Withey, were steps taken to conceal it?

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Gary replied, I was told that Ticketus must not be shown.

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Mr Withey told the defence advocate it was impossible to keep

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the involvement of Ticketus a secret when so many people were involved.

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Mr Findlay asked him, were people coming up to you saying,

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I hear you are in with Ticketus to do a deal for Rangers?

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Gary Withey returns to the witness box on Monday.

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Craig Whyte denies the charges and the trial continues.

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A former Catholic monk in Australia accused of abusing boys

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at a boarding school in the Highlands is eligible

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for extradition to Britain, according to a magistrate in Sydney.

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The decision whether to send Father Denis Alexander back

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to Scotland for trial now rests with Australia's attorney general.

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Father Alexander denies allegations of sexual abuse at the former

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He's been refused bail and remanded back into custody in the hospital

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Hopes are rising that there could be a resolution to an industrial

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Today, lecturers across the country have been holding their fourth

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one-day strike over pay and conditions.

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The EIS says progress is being made in talks with the colleges

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More strike action is still scheduled for next week.

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Poorer people are more likely to die or become ill

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Researchers at Glasgow University examined the health records of

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They say the stress of poverty can lead to a less healthy lifestyle,

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The reason that poor people experience greater levels of alcohol

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harm is not because they are drinking more.

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Actually, it seems that even if someone who is more

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disadvantaged in society drinks the same amount of alcohol

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as someone who is richer, they are still at

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Even accounting for things like binge

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Now lets take a quick look at how the campaign's been

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The major offence in Scottish politics and they were First

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Minister's Questions and the close of nominations for the general

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election. Confirmation that Greens will only run if he candidates in

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the election and a point of order was raised in the chamber saying

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that they should not have a question if they are now a wholly owned

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subsidiary of the SNP. Ross Gray hit back at this and said that the

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Tories, Mr Fraser's party, are a owned subsidiary of Ukip. The other

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Tories, Mr Fraser's party, are a point of interest was the Labour

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manifesto leaking in entirety. Alex Salmond is familiar follows is an.

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He treated that Labour have become a magpie party copying key policies

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the SNP. I don't think Labour would agree that those years have been

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such a success. Kezia Dugdale wasn't very impressed with the league. She

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was thinking more about dogs and magpies. She took this self of

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contenders often. Another party taking ideas from previous campaigns

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was the Liberal Democrats. They make reference to Ed Miliband's stone.

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That was at the end of the general election campaign in 2015. Finally,

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we are used to seeing the Presiding Officer ringing order to unruly

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proceedings but we saw him don a republic and glasses for Stroke

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Scotland. I would suggest he keeps the wake for future proceedings in

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the chamber. Four weeks tonight,

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the polls will have closed Maybe you can't wait

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for the prospect, but if electioneering

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is getting you down... Here's political satirist

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James Devoy with his top tips JAWS THEME PLAYS. We did this last

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week, there can be another election. Fine, let's do it. -- there can't be

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another election. Yes, we are having another general election. Here are

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my top tips for surviving. I protection. Seeing so many

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miserable politicians grinning as enough to give anybody eyestrain.

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Neck support. No matter what side of the argument you're on, you will

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either be nodding or shaking your head. Constantly until the next

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general election. Bend at the waist. Look stupid, keep

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your neck twisted. Don't bend at the waist for your shaking. Just shake

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the head for that one. Keep calm. Listen to someone else

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on, do some yoga or some other hippy nonsense. Before turning on your TV

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and throwing it straight out the window.

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Stay hydrated. Remember fruits and vegetables. This is a good trip

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because I care about your health. Yup, stay hydrated.

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And the number one top tip for surviving this snap general election

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is just be nice to everybody. It's not hard. Just a bit of basic

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civility. Yes, Twitter will say things that you don't agree with but

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keep your cool. Depending who brings obviously! -- depending who wins

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obviously! Just before we go our

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picture of the day. This was yesterday's,

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with our favourite caption. We'll have another

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picture on Monday. We will be hosting a series of

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special as clearly do debates with elite before the general election.

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If you'd like to put your questions to the party leaders, visited the

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next. Back on Monday. I buy for now. next. Back on Monday. I buy for now.

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-- goodbye for

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