Debi Edward

Scotland Correspondent

Debi is ITV's Scotland Correspondent. In the build up to the referendum on Independence she covers all the major stories in the country. Prior to joining ITV Debi worked for STV

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Friends pay tribute to Glasgow crash couple

Friends and neighbours of the husband and wife who were killed alongside their granddaughter when a bin lorry careered out of control in Glasgow have paid tribute to the "lovely" couple.

Grandparents 68-year-old Jack and 69-year-old Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade, 18, were among six people killed in yesterday afternoon's city centre crash.

The Dumbarton coffee shop where Mrs Sweeney worked was closed today as a mark of respect, while friends described the pair as a "lovely couple."

"Everything they did was for their family," Susan Ellis, the couple's neighbour, told ITV News. "They were just nice people."

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How heavy fog could delay the referendum result

A heavy fog in the Western Isles is threatening to thwart a plan to gather all the Islanders votes by plane.

A person holds a pen ready to mark their ballot paper. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Eilean Sar was meant to be one of the first to declare after it was decided to bring a plane in to gather votes but it won't be able to fly unless the fog clears.

A decision will be taken when the polls close on whether to use a boat instead and that could delay the final declaration by several hours meaning a referendum result wouldn't be known until around 7 or 8am tomorrow morning.

Of course, depending on the way declarations have gone elsewhere we could already have a winner by then.

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Yes campaign 'gains some traction' on NHS debate

By Debi Edward: Scotland Correspondent

It is perhaps in light of the momentum that the Yes campaign has gained that the No campaign went on the attack today.

They distributed a document - leaked by an NHS doctor - which states:

The leaked document suggests sweeping cuts of up to £450 million will be needed for the health service. Credit: ITV News

The Better Together campaign claims that flies in the face of their rival's claims that only a Yes vote can protect the NHS from cuts.

Well, the Scottish government have said they are the ones protecting and increasing the NHS budget in Scotland, and that only independence can offer the health service a brighter future.

The Yes campaign really have been able to gain some traction on this NHS debate despite health being a devolved issue - the Better Together campaign say it's "the biggest lie" of the referendum so far.

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