Monday headlines: Caravan park firm under fire again for ‘dirty tactics’ as owners fight to have terms met


Welcome to the Daily Record’s Monday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include Turnberry Holiday Park owners Park Holidays being accused of ‘further wrong doing’, the Scots fraudster at the center of a £25million planning row in an exclusive suburb, and the rift between Queen and Prince Philip caused by Archie’s surname.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Caravan park firm under fire again as owners fight to have original terms met at Ayrshire site




A holiday park company has once again come under fire for allegedly using ‘dirty tactics’ to get static caravanners to agree to their terms and conditions.

Turnberry Holiday Park owners Park Holidays have been accused of ‘further wrong doing’ since their U-turn back in September last year, which saw bosses allow dozens of owners to stay on site after it was claimed caravanners were told to ‘upgrade or get out’ ‘.

A statement from Park Holidays at the time said they would honor any contracts from the previous owner Bridge Leisure.

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Scots fraudster who drives Rolls-Royce at center of £25million planning row in exclusive suburb



Liberty Durant
Liberty Durant

A fraudster who drives around in a Rolls-Royce is at the center of a £25million planning row in one of Scotland’s most exclusive suburbs.

An application has been made for a large estate of 44 homes to be built around Liberty Durant’s opulent mansion on green belt land in Bothwell, Lanarkshire – sparking complaints from well-heeled neighbours.

The request comes three years after Durant was slapped with a 10-year directorship ban and a suspended prison sentence for carrying out a £700,000 fraud while already banned from being a company director.

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Archie’s surname caused rift between Queen and Prince Philip with other royals forced to step in



Meghan and Harry at Archie's christening in July 2019
Meghan and Harry at Archie’s christening in July 2019

The Royal Family is filled with members who are lucky to get fancy titles bestowed upon them, including the likes of HRH, dukedoms and honorary ranks.

However, not everyone is able to become a Duke or Duchess meaning many relatives who are further down the Queen’s line of succession must use a normal surname just like everyone else.

Archie and Lilibet use the royal family’s ‘official’ last name – Mountbatten-Windsor – but the issue of surnames was actually a huge point of contention between the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Tot left ‘looking dead behind the eyes’ after eating Kinder egg chocolate



Brooklyn-Mai, three
Brooklyn-Mai, three

A concerned mum has detailed how her daughter was left looking “dead behind the eyes” after claiming that she contracted salmonella from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.

Charlotte Wingfield has shared images of Brooklyn Mai, three, looking wiped out with a 39C temperature caused by food poisoning.

She posted the pictures on Facebook as Kinder issued an urgent warning not to eat any of its products as they are recalled from supermarkets and that the chocolate factory in Belgium has been ordered to close, Yorkshire Live reports.

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Claim PIP for 87 muscle or joint conditions and you could get up to £156 every week from DWP



People on PIP may also have to pay a penalty if they give the DWP wrong information.
People on PIP may also have to pay a penalty if they give the DWP wrong information.

Musculoskeletal conditions are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs and blood vessels.

If you are over 16 and under State Pension age, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to help with a musculoskeletal condition, and if your ability to work is limited due to your symptoms you could be eligible for ‘new style ‘Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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