Friday headlines: BMW owner devastated after joyriders steal, crash and dump car


Welcome to the Daily Record’s Friday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include pictures of the Livingston flat fire’s aftermath and the BMW owner whose car was stolen, crashed and left abandoned.

Plus, read on for a weather report as Storm Malik is to hit Scotland tomorrow with up to 80mph winds.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond today.

BMW owner devastated after joyriders steal motor before crashing and dumping it at Scots school

Police have launched a probe
Police have launched a probe

A Scots woman has been left devastated after joyriders stole her BMW before crashing and leaving the smashed up car abandoned near a Scots school.

Owner Erin O’Bryne’s white BMW 1 Series was stolen from the family home on Gordon Avenue in Garrowhill, Glasgow, at around 5.40am on Thursday January 27.

The motor was then found wrecked in front of Eastbank Primary School on Gartocher Road in Shettleston that same morning around 9.15am.

Pictures of the vehicle show the entire front-left wing caved in, with one of the front wheels hanging off.

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Dramatic pictures show devastating aftermath of horror Livingston flat fire

Katherine Street
The aftermath of a house fire that engulfed a block of flats on Katherine Street

Dramatic pictures show the extensive damage to a block of flats in Livingston following a horror fire last night.

Flames ripped through the building on Katherine Street in the Craigshill area after a fire broke out in the ground floor flat.

The roof of the block of flats has caved in, with extensive damage to the exterior of the building.

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Multiple properties appear to have been burned out in the inferno and windows shattered by the devastating blaze.

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Storm Malik to hit Scotland tomorrow with 80mph winds and ‘danger to life’ warning

Storm Malik is set to rage across Scotland this weekend as forecasters anticipate 80mph winds to batter the country.

The storm is expected to impact Denmark mostly – but as it travels eastwards, the effects will be felt in Scotland from Saturday.

Gale force winds and wet conditions will dominate the forecast across northern Scotland, with more adverse weather being felt in eastern parts of the country.

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Woman’s hack to dry clothes in just two hours without a tumble dryer is ‘game changing’

Drying your clothes in cold winter months is a nightmare

Drying your clothes in cold winter months is a nightmare.

But one woman has come to the rescue with her genius hack for drying wet clothes in just two hours without a tumble dryer.

Alix Byrne had a “eureka moment” after struggling to find ways to quickly dry her laundry in the one-bedroom flat she shares with her partner.

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Martin Lewis urges energy customers to apply for £140 Warm Home Discount scheme before it closes

A photo of MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis, wearing a suit
The founder of MoneySavingExpert had some advice for those needing help with energy bills

Martin Lewis encouraged householders receiving their gas and electricity from three energy firms to claim the Warm Home Discount Scheme during the latest edition of his weekly television consumer programme.

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Martin told viewers of The Money Show Live: “Are you a customer of Bulb, E.on or So Energy? Their Warm Home Discounts are still open – that’s £140 towards people on low income.”

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