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Drink-drive limit to be reduced in Scotland

The legal drink-driving limit will be reduced in Scotland from the beginning of December, STV reports.

Drinkers in Scotland will have to take extra care if they are driving. Credit: Johnny Green/PA

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill has introduced new legislation cutting the limit from 80mg of alcohol to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.

The new law means that from December 5 there will be a lower drink-driving limit in Scotland than England and Wales.

Weather to stay unsettled with wind and rain

After the stormiest day of the year so far unsettled conditions will remain throughout the rest of the week, wet but with winds dying down.

Winds tonight will stay strong on the coast of the North Sea but getting drier across most of the rest of the UK.

ITV News Weather Presenter Alex Beresford has the full forecast:


Plane buffeted by winds as it lands at Manchester Airport

The strong winds seen across the country today have hit transport and video has revealed the difficulty planes had landing due to ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.

The plane can be seen being buffeted by strong winds as it tries to land at Manchester Airport.

The plane did land safely.

  1. Granada

Strong winds, spectacular waves and trees down as Gonzalo hits

Granada Reports viewers have been sharing there images as high winds from the tail end of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo have hit the region.


  1. Channel

Gale force winds hit the Channel Islands

It is a blustery day as gale force winds whip through the islands.

Damage has been caused to property as a Red Warning is issued by Jersey Met for the entire Channel Island area.

Coastal areas battered by ex-hurricane Gonzalo

While Met Office wind warnings remain in place across most of the country, Britain's coastlines have been particularly affected by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

A train braves the coastal route near Whitehaven in Cumbria Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The highest winds recorded so far have been in Aberdaron, north-west Wales and on the Isle of Wight, both reaching 70 miles per hour.

Sand is pictured flying from the beach at Rhyl, north Wales. Credit: ITV News

ITV News Correspondent Debi Edward was out there battling the elements in Blackpool, north-west England:

  1. London

Woman killed after being hit by falling tree

A woman has died after a tree fell into a street in Kensington during high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo, according to London Ambulance Service.

Police and London Ambulance services at the scene on Kensington Road, Kensington, west London where a woman has died after a tree fell into the street. Credit: PA
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