Nasim Asl - Journalist

BBC Journalism Trainee, 2017/18. 

Working for BBC News Scotland's online team. 

Previously worked for The Times and The Andrew Marr Show.

BJTC certified. I hold an MA in Television Journalism from City, University of London. 

I was awarded the George Viner Memorial Fund by the National Union of Journalists to fund my postgraduate degree.

Former Editor-In-Chief of The Oxford Student. I have worked for Sky News and undertaken a BJTC placement at ITV's Tonight. 

BBC News

Type 2 diabetes 'lowers life expectancy'

Type 2 diabetes has been associated with a shorter life expectancy across Scotland, according to new research. The study, led by the University of Edinburgh, found that the condition reduced lifespans across all levels of society. Having type 2 diabetes lowered life expectancy by five and a half years for some people with the condition. The health records of three million people in Scotland were used to generate estimated life expectancies. About 5% of people in Scotland have diabetes, with
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Comic Isla, 4, named as 'inspiring woman'

The four-year-old star of an online comedy series has been named as one of Scotland's most inspirational women under the age of 30. Isla Nelson, from BBC Scotland's The News at 3 series, was included on the 30 under 30 list, compiled by charity YWCA Scotland. Isla, who was named best actress at the Scottish Comedy Awards, featured as a comedienne and political commentator. The list also features campaigners, actresses and sportswomen. It was created by YWCA Scotland because it was felt that
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'I just held my son that night and cried'

Over the course of a decade, Rebekah Bilbrough's husband was paralysed, she almost died having a baby and she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Her counsellor says the traumatic experiences she has gone through are "off the scale". Rebekah told BBC Scotland's Stephen Jardine programme it had left her asking: "When is the next thing going to come? What will it be? and will it be even worse than the last lot?" Despite this she says she is trying to be positive about the future. Rebe
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'Tracking device' led to Amazon evacuation

A suspicious package that led to a Royal Navy bomb disposal team being called to an Amazon depot in Inverclyde was not a viable device. Police Scotland said that the package appeared to have been "some sort of tracking device". It has been removed and will undergo further forensic examination. Staff members were evacuated from the building in Gourock as a precaution after the alarm was raised at 05:15 on Friday morning. The bomb squad were called, and an officer in protective gear was seen w