Thursday headlines: Shock footage shows cyclist and driver trade blows in Glasgow rush hour fight

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Welcome to the Daily Record’s Thursday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include footage of a rush hour fight, the Scottish Jet2 fliers left stranded, and the fury of residents in a ‘millionaire’ village over plans to house asylum seekers.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Shock footage shows cyclist and driver trade blows during angry rush hour fight in Glasgow



The scrap broke out between the two in Ibrox this morning
The scrap broke out between the two in Ibrox this morning

This is the moment a cyclist and a driver got into an angry rush hour fight as they came to blows on the roadside in Glasgow.

Traffic was brought to a standstill at around 7.45am today near Ibrox after the rammy broke out between the duo in front of a line of cars.

The motorist had jumped from his car at a junction on Edminston Drive to challenge the man on his bike.

But the driver was left in a heap on the ground after suffering a series of brutal blows to the face.

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Jet2 passengers stranded in Cyprus after Glasgow flight canceled without notice



Passengers were left confused after their flight was canceled

Scottish Jet2 passengers were left stranded in Cyprus after their Glasgow bound flight was canceled without notice.

The flight, which was due to depart from Larnaca Airport at 10:25pm local time on Wednesday, May 5, was suddenly axed after an emergency incident en route.

Holidaymakers were waiting at the gate to board the plane when the flight was cancelled.

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Passengers were given the option of boarding flights to Leeds, Manchester, or Newcastle but no Scottish routes were offered.

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Residents in ‘millionaires’ village fury over plan to house asylum seekers at plush Scots hotel



Bothwell Bridge Hotel
Bothwell Bridge Hotel

Residents of a ‘millionaires’ village are furious that a posh local hotel has been taken over by the Home Office to house up to 90 asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and Somalia.

It is understood that, within days, the first arrivals from a temporary facility in Northern Ireland will check in to the award-winning Bothwell Bridge Hotel in South Lanarkshire.

Famed for its lavish weddings, the hotel boasts a contemporary Italian restaurant, ‘sophisticated’ bar, free wi-fi and a flat screen TV in every room.

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Weight loss methods that actually work according to vital new study



Obese person measuring his belly.
Losing weight can be tough for a lot of people

Most overweight people who try to shed pounds are unsuccessful, a new study argues.

According to findings, only about a quarter of obese people who tried to lose weight were able to keep off a substantial amount a year later.

The new survey, which is being shown to the European Congress on Obesity in the Netherlands, monitored information on adults from a range of countries – including France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Spain.

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New Attendance Allowance online guide could help more older people claim up to £92 each week



There are 124,192 Scots claiming crucial financial support through Attendance Allowance
There are 124,192 Scots claiming crucial financial support through Attendance Allowance

State Pension provides essential financial support for over 12.4 million older people across the UK.

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This regular payment is available for those who have reached the UK Government’s eligible retirement age, which is now 66 for both men and women.

However, many older people may be missing out on an additional benefit payment they could be eligible to claim which is worth either £247.40 or £369.60 every four weeks.

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