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for the news where you are.
New figures show that day-to-day
spending on Scottish public services
will be cut by nearly £200 million
in the coming year, after inflation
is taken into account.
But the overall package
for Scotland - including
capital spending and loans
- is up.
The fallout from yesterday's UK
Budget provoked furious
exchanges at Holyrood,
watched by our political
editor Brian Taylor.
The Chancellor in Leeds today
with the Prime Minister insists
he has delivered for Scotland.
£2 billion more over four years.
But Scottish ministers
say it is a con.
Nicola Sturgeon said that
more than half the money
is in financial transactions -
that is loans or funding
for private projects.
It is not for front line public
spending and it has to be
repaid to the Treasury.
But Ruth Davidson of the Tories said
that they were happy with such cash
deals when they were announcing
She accused Nicola
Sturgeon of hypocrisy.
Only the First Minister
could be handed an extra
£2 billion of spending power
and still sounds...
Like someone has stolen her scone.
The First Minister insisted that
Scotland was left short.
Scotland is facing a real-terms cut
in our day-to-day budget next year
of more than £200 million.
If Ruth Davidson is prepared
to stand up in this chamber today
and somehow argue that
that is a good deal for Scotland,
then Ruth Davidson is even
more of a party stooge
for her Westminster masters
than I thought she was.
The Independent Scottish Parliament
Information Centre has
crunched the numbers.
They found that the Scottish block
grant from the Treasury
is up 0.1% in real terms.
But within that, capital
investment is up 6.2%.
And those financial
transactions are up 8.1%.
Day-to-day spending on health,
education and the rest is down
by 0.8%, or £199 million.
Richard Leonard, the new Labour
leader, used his first appearance
at First Minister's Questions
to demand higher spending
and higher taxation.
A quarter of a million children
in Scotland living in poverty.
Hundreds of thousands of pensioners
this winter facing the choice
between eating and heating.
More of the same.
It just won't do.
Scotland needs real change
and radical change.
Nicola Sturgeon said
she would defend public services
but also protect the lowest earners.
To do so she may need a deal
with the Green Party.
Glasgow University and the SFA's
Hampden Sports Clinic are leading
a major study into whether former
conditions like dementia
because of repeatedly
heading a ball.
It comes after growing concerns
about the link between excessive
heading and long-term brain damage.
Here's our sports
reporter, David Currie.
A centre forward who scored many of
his 60 plus goals with his head.
He admits to being concerned.
There is a possibility
that the job he loved may lead
to problems later on in life.
If there is a link.
I would be quite worried
about getting dementia later
but I can't worry about something
I don't know.
Until the study becomes more clear,
we won't stop talking about it.
More than half a century ago,
the scorer of this goal
was helping Kilmarnock become
Now in his 80s, he has dementia.
His son is convinced that heading
a football was to blame.
About 50% of Dad's squad have
but Scotland as a whole
is only about 6%.
That is an awful lot of difference.
A lack of research data has meant
that experts can't prove or disprove
that repeated heading of a football
can cause long-term
damage to the brain.
Staff here at the Hampden Sports
Clinic and Glasgow's
Elizabeth University Hospital
will address that.
They will compare dementia in 15,000
former professionals with that
of the public to determine
if there is a specific link.
It is a very big moment,
not just for football but for sport.
This is a great opportunity
to look into a sport
without any bias or influence,
look at the dementia risk
that we have been concerned
about for many years now.
If a link between repeatedly heading
a football and dementia
is established, there will be
wide-ranging implications for anyone
who plays the sport.
There have been some calls in some
quarters for a ban or restriction
on heading the ball at some levels
of youth football.
Police Scotland officers are under
investigation for gross misconduct
for their response to concerns
raised about the Emma
Caldwell murder inquiry.
The officers were found to have
obtained communications data
without judicial permission
while trying to identify
a journalist's sources.
The inquiry's being conducted
by the Police Service
of Northern Ireland.
Ms Caldwell was working
as a prostitute when her body
was found in woods in Biggar
in Lanarkshire, 12 years ago.
The Scottish Youth Parliament
is being investigated by the police
after claims of possible harassment
and inappropriate behaviour
by members and former members.
SYP says it referred the matter
to Police Scotland after becoming
aware of a new series
of historic allegations.
Lisa Summers reports.
The last time the Scottish
Youth Parliament met
it was here at Holyrood last month.
Normally they will meet at various
places across the country
to campaign about issues that
concern young people,
like mental health or poverty.
There are 150 MSYPs
aged between 14 and 25.
It is unclear, the exact nature of
They issued a statement to us
earlier this afternoon whereby
they said they take any allegations
very seriously and investigate
in line with their policies.
They said they referred the matter
to the police when it became clear
about a new series of historic
claims earlier on this month.
The police say that an investigation
is underway and enquiries continue
to see whether there are any
criminal allegations being made.
Dundee's bid to be European Capital
of Culture in 2023 has been
stopped in its tracks.
The European Commission has
announced that no UK city can now be
considered for the title
because of Brexit.
Dundee was one of five UK cities
vying for the accolade.
Andrew Anderson reports.
Not the Christmas present
Dundee was hoping for.
More of a bombshell.
Just a few month ago hopes were high
that the city could win
a huge cultural prize.
Now Brexit has put paid to that.
It seems unfair.
Willing to pay that
price for Brexit.
It is going to put a stop
to all these kinds of things.
It cannot be good
for Dundee as a city.
Dundee came together in a blaze
of colour last month to send
off its bid to be European Capital
of Culture in 2023.
If successful, huge
benefits were anticipated.
Like this museum due to open next
year on the waterfront.
The news that it and the other four
UK contenders can't take part just
days before they were meant
to meet the judges.
Our transport was all arranged.
We were flying down to London
on Monday to make that page.
It is gutting for all
involved and it is gutting
to everyone in the whole city.
It was a great bid and it was
energised and refocused people's
mindset on what Dundee was becoming.
The European Commission
said that given...
Back in 2013, Dundee lost out
on its bid to be this
year's UK City of Culture.
The Capital of Culture prize
would have been even bigger.
I wrote one year ago
to the UK Government to make
sure that they would do
what they could to make sure that
Dundee could be a City of Culture.
They need to be making sure
that they rectify this
issue, that they contact
the European Commission and they put
these bids back on track
if that is at all possible.
So Dundee's hopes from a month ago
may have been dashed, but tonight
there was a determination
to bounce back.
Setting a minimum price
for tobacco could drive down
the number of smokers,
according to public health experts.
A study published by the University
of Edinburgh and NHS
Health Scotland also suggests
reducing its availability.
The Scottish Government is due
to publish its tobacco strategy next
year but says it has no current
plans to look at minimum pricing.
The UK Government has
revived its plans to re-privatise
Royal Bank of Scotland,
aiming to sell £15 billion
worth of shares by 2023.
It wants to have the first tranche
sold by the end of March 2019.
Derek McInnes will not be
leaving his job at Aberdeen
to become the Rangers manager,
according to his club chairman.
Stewart Milne says McInnes has
told him that he has no intention
of leaving the club any time soon,
and wants to win more
trophies for the Dons.
McInnes has been Rangers' preferred
candidate since the departure
of Pedro Caixhina a month ago.
The former Scottish Labour
leader Kezia Dugdale faced
a stomach-churning task
as she made her debut
on the reality TV show
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
She struggled to complete
a challenge to retrieve a number
of red stars buried in boxes filled
with raw meat, fish guts
and a variety of creepy crawlies.
Ms Dugdale was denied permission
by political bosses to take
part in the programme,
and her appearance
has divided opinion.
Now over to Christopher
for tomorrow's forecast.
How's it looking?
Cold. Good evening. A cold night
ahead. Frosty and icy. We have a Met
Office be aware yellow warning in
force from now until mid-morning
tomorrow. Overnight, we hold on to a
number of showers. A mixture of
rain, sleet and snow, mainly in the
West. Also in the north. Many
central and eastern parts it is dry
but cold. Ten bridges in towns and
cities down to freezing if not
lower. In the countryside, as low as
-52 minus eight. Especially with
snow on the ground. Tomorrow
morning, a cold morning and icy in
places. Especially on untreated
roads and services. Across western
parts, cloudy with frequent showers,
a mixture of rain, sleet and snow.
a mixture of rain, sleet and snow. A
great start but still cold in the
south. Temperatures well below
freezing weather is snow on the
ground. Final, frequent showers and
we with gales or gale force gusts
coming in from the west. Through the
cause of the morning tomorrow,
cloudy in the West with frequent
showers. Mixture of rain, sleet and
snow. Perhaps some snow to low
levels. At the East, sunshine,
reasonably dry. A few showers here
through the cause of the day. Across
the UK as a whole, for England and
Wales, plenty of sunshine and after
cloudy start around southern coastal
areas, it improves, drier and
brighter. A crisp date for Northern
Ireland. 10 degrees in the cell.
Volley, much colder. Three to 5
degrees at best. Add the winds
degrees at best. Add the winds in
the far north and the Northern Isles
and that will give a bitter feel. In
the sunshine, a crisp feel. Tomorrow
night, frequent showers once again.
Frosty and icy. The weekend,
Saturday very similar to tomorrow. A
brisk north-westerly driving in
showers. Winter it, perhaps to low
levels. Drier the further east and
south you are. It will be cold.
Sunday probably the better of the
two days. A small ridge of high
pressure affording largely dry, fine
and sunny weather but will be cold.
And that's all from us tonight.
There are updates from 6.25 tomorrow
morning, during Breakfast.
From everyone on the late
team here in Glasgow,
and around the country, goodnight.