i am against when stop and search is misused against citizens like myself, based on how i look, according... that's how i feel. but it's different when you are being approached like you are a criminal, when you know you're not, and somebody is grabbing you and then all of a sudden, they are cuffing you, and then aggressively, you're having your pockets ripped open. it is embarrassing. like i said, it leaves a negative stigma attached even to myself and my business. the way things are at the present time, let's be honest about it, knife crime is hitting all the headlines and the levels of violence. you know, stop and search is the short—term solution. you know, we're not going to fix it now, this year, next year. it is an issue which we are going to have to build and grow as a partnership and as a community. it does work. it does work, hand on heart. i mean, if you are going to be overdramatic about it, you know, you could see stop and search as homicide mitigation, i think. there is a real trust issue between the community and the police in many different areas, and it is something that i believe needs to be re—established. i suppose, when you look at some of the things
around stop and search, there's always going to be a friction point. absolutely. and there's things that we need to work on, collectively. it is a power that we have which is not well received, but it's about the understanding on our side as much as anybody else‘s. back on patrol, another stop and search. a valuable tool for police or a tactic that compromises the trust of the black community? linda adey, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the baby of shamima begum — who fled london to join the islamic state group — has died in a refugee camp — he was about two weeks old. andrew hill — the pilot who crashed at the shoreham airshow killing 11 people apologied to the victims‘ families after he was found not guilty of manslaughter. the prime minister calls on the eu for one last push to get her deal through parliament saying if it fails, brexit may never happen.
now on bbc news, it's time for newswatch. this week samira ahmed asks why scotland has a new news programme. hello and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. a new nightly news show launches in scotland. what is the rationale behind it? and the moment when a studio camera went rogue on the news channel. first, the surge in knife crime has dominated headlines over the past seven days. and it's prompted some national soul—searching about its possible causes. on monday's news at 10, mark easton pondered the nature of the offence. it's a crime that feeds on itself. if one person get stamped, similar youngsters locally are more likely to carry a knife for their own protection. so the infection spreads. but is that infection spread further by the extent of knife
crime coverage on tv? and the prominence given to it? some viewers thought so this week, with richard bond voicing a concern about the ubiquity of violence on television more widely. now, in a time of cuts and pressures on air time, it may come as a surprise that last week, the bbc launched a nightly hour—long prime time news programme, it is called the nine. on bbc scotland, with all your latest news, rebecca curran and martin geissler. it appears on the new bbc scotland channel, launched two weeks ago on an annual budget of £32 million. amid the usual mix of entertainment, sports and documentaries,
each weekday at 9pm, the nine promises a mix of national and international news presented by rebecca karen and martin geissler, promising a global view of the news while maintaining a distinct scottish voice. it appealed to some journalism students we consulted. i think the hour—long format is much better for putting across a truly scottish personality and the more informal presence, conversational with guests, more informal dress, all that comes together and makes it a much more attractive package. i think it is really good for scotland to have their own news because a lot of young people can be able to relate to that. they are coming home from school or college or university and flipping through the channels and will see something on news they will be able to relate to. a lot more personal and the presenters are much more relaxed and it feels like they are talking to you.
and the way it is marketed and advertised is very clearly a lot more towards millenials and generation 2. the show itself has started to go through some growing pains. it is figuring itself out but so far, it is delivered the news that scotland deserves and with the international reporting, it is integrated so well, talked about stuff outside of scotland but always goes back into scotland. there's been a campaign for many years for scotland to have its own news programme. and that was given a kick—start by a perception during the 2014 independence referendum campaign that the bbc showed a bias towards england and neglected the rest of the uk. now the show is here, the balance of stories for scotland and some further afield has proved controversial from some viewers. for one person, there wasn't enough specific scottish content.
and this viewer who wanted to remain anonymous made a different point. i'm joined now out from the set of the nine in glasgow i'm joined now from the set of the nine in glasgow by gary smith, head of news and current affairs for bbc scotland. at a time of massive budget cuts to bbc news of all, is £5 million on one showjust for scotland money well spent? i think it is. you probably won't be surprised to hear come i think there's been a sense in the bbc for a number of years that a lot of production is centred in london and there has been a move over the past yea rs there has been a move over the past years to move production of various sorts including news out of london, so sorts including news out of london, $03 sorts including news out of london, so a few years sorts including news out of london, so a few years ago, sorts including news out of london, so a few years ago, a number of programmes, breakfast news and five
live in sports moved up to salford and more recently, there has been an investment in tv production and wales in digital services in northern ireland and in the new china for scotland. which has a range of content on it, comedy and entertainment and sports and the news programme and the make an hour—long programme at nine p:m.. already a report in scotland which is the back half hour to the next in a six o'clock bulletin. so why the need for this? they are very different kinds of programmes. the report in scotland as you said is pa rt report in scotland as you said is part of the news hour on bbc one at six o'clock. it will remain that so the network news at six o'clock news for the first half hour in the news from scotland in the second half hour. while we are doing on the night is reporting international news, national news and scottish news. anyway that is relevant for scottish viewers. that is our principal aim for this new programme here. so both programmes, one doesn't replace the other. report in
scotla nd doesn't replace the other. report in scotland are still a crucial part of our news offering in scotland. very popular programme against huygens figures. but the nine is doing something different in a different time. —— very the limit it is fair to say it is an auto watch. there is what some people might say. a parochial stories at length mixed up with the uk in international news. is there a danger of satisfying nobody, especially scottish viewers who want a full round up of the news? i don't think it is an odd mix. i think it is a very interesting mix. the feedback we've had in the first two weeks of the channel in the news being on the air has been largely positive. it is doing i suppose what radio programmes doing i suppose what radio programmes in scotland have been doing for some years, which is having a running order, which is releva nt to having a running order, which is relevant to people in scotland, some days it might be a foreign story at the top and it's got a stories afterwards, some days i might be of the other way around and some days we the other way around and some days we might be starting with a
political story based at westminster, it depends on the news of the day. and within the space of an hourwe of the day. and within the space of an hour we have time to get into the kind of stories that people are not going to see elsewhere, either our network news or on reporting in scotland. sitting you at the bbc have been pushing for more scottish news and a national network offering instead of creating what might be seen by some people as a bit of a get out? i think we do a lot of news from scotland into the network programme, we have our scotland editor and team here and glasgow who report scotland to the rest of the uk. this is a different proposition to come of this programme. this is reporting scotland and the world to viewers in scotland, it would do different stories and do them in more depth then that we have the space to get into our network programme. so far we understand there is an average of about 28,000 viewers, i.2% audience share. out of
a population of more than 5 million. that this is just there is a scottish audience who's been crying out for the show, does it? -- it does not suggest what the early days. starting with an audience of zero. days. starting with an audience of zero. our task over the coming weeks as to build up an audience. the latest numbers, the average audience for the nine it has been on the air is 40,000 for a programme, that is just over 2% of share of the audience, which is kind of in line with the expectations that we had going into launching the channel. so we are going into launching the channel. so we a re pretty going into launching the channel. so we are pretty pleased with how it has gone in terms of the numbers and numbers are not the only thing that we just success on. the appreciation of the audience that are watching is really important to us and that has been going pretty well so far. you never been going pretty well so far. you never get unanimous praise for a programme, but a lot of people have responded to it well, they like the tone of it in the stores they are getting, they recognised that they are getting more coverage of different parts of scotland, and a
more international coverage through our scottish lens. there's a sense of the bbc has come under pressure in scotland failing to represent issues there well enough, going back to the independent referendum, when, there were mass protests outside a bbc headquarters in glasgow as you know, is this all programme and channel and omission they were right? no it is not. the reason for this channel is because we have listened to our audience and scotla nd listened to our audience and scotland about what they want from the news that comes out a bbc scholar. and they have said to us and the research we have done and sessions we have had with members of the audience, they want more depth and analysis, they want the bbc to be the home of an impartial reporting, to be fair and accurate and balanced, and we are trying to provide that for them and this new programme. thank you, gary smith. finally, and this studio, we do have
one real—life camera operator. hello, james. but the other cameras are operated remotely like this one, and other bbc studios come all the cameras are robotic. and asjoyner goslin found out, that can lead to problems. welcome to bbc news room by. i'm joanna gosling. problems. welcome to bbc news room by. i'mjoanna gosling. hello... i'm still here. laughter the european union... i'm not sure ifi still here. laughter the european union... i'm not sure if i can direct i will walk around and pick you up on another camera.|j apologise for these technical issues. let's start talking about brexit. because... iwish issues. let's start talking about brexit. because... i wish we can start again but that is all happy and live on air. we will start the story again. doctor brian wilkinson, not impressed. others on twitter saw the funny
side. thank you for all your comments this week. if you want to share your opinions on bbc news and current affairs or even appear on the programme, you can call us. or e—mail us. you can find us on twitter as well. have a look at our website for previous discussions. that is all from us. back to you hear your thoughts on bbc news coverage again and next week. goodbye. good evening. we had a bright star today but it did not last. cloud and rain quickly arrived from the west and we will see more of that over the weekend.
still the potential for some sunny spells and between those unsettled bouts of weather. during tonight, the rain plays away eastwards and will clear spells but the fresh clutch of heavy downpours will move across northern ireland into northern england and showers further north, chilly across the northern half of the uk further south a relatively mild night come into tomorrow, this first led by what weather will slide across northern england into the midlands, some snow over england into the midlands, some snow over high ground, then we see plenty of showers pushing in for western scotland. again some of these wintry over scotland. again some of these wintry over high bulimic and further south not too many showers and spells of sunshine, i4 not too many showers and spells of sunshine, 14 degrees in london, much chilly for the north come all of us getting to that cold air on sunday. some winter showers, and it will be very windy.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. the baby of shamima begum — who fled london to join the islamic state group — has died in a refugee camp — he was about two weeks old. andrew hill — the pilot whose plane crashed at the shoreham airshow killing 11 people is found not guilty of manslaughter — he apologised outside court to the victims‘ families. lam i am truly sorry for the part i played in their deaths. it is they that i will remember for the rest of my life. the prime minister calls on the eu for one last push to get her deal through parliament saying if it fails, brexit may never happen. the headteacher working in the canteen to save her school money — she's one of those thousands who've written to parents warning that