Thursday headlines: Tributes to ‘Killie Piper’ who tragically died and the latest Scottish covid rules

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Welcome to tonight’s Daily Record headline briefing.

Today’s top stories include tributes for the Ayrshire teenager who has sadly passed away, the latest on Scotland’s covid rules and respects being paid to the boy who tragically died after swallowing a battery.

Here are all the stories to help you stay up to date.

‘The world is a darker place’: Tributes flood in for Ayrshire teen known as ‘Killie Piper’

Warren Graham was well known and loved throughout Kilmarnock.
Warren Graham was well known and loved throughout Kilmarnock.

Tributes are pouring in today for an Ayrshire teenager who has passed away.

Warren Graham, also known as Killie Piper, died on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old is known for his incredible bagpipe playing throughout Kilmarnock, attending countless events from a young age.

While still a student at Grange Academy, the young man would delight many by walking through Kilmarnock town center playing the instrument.

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Changes to Covid rules in Scotland tomorrow will affect face masks and social distancing

Two restrictions will change in Scotland from tomorrow

Two changes to Scotland’s Covid restrictions will be made tomorrow as the country continues to battle the wave of the Omicron virus.

Nicola Sturgeon addressed MSPs in Holyrood on the state of the pandemic in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon.

The Prime Minister said last week’s data “paints another broadly positive picture” after a significant drop in the number of cases since the beginning of the month.

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Emotional tribute as hundreds of motorcyclists lead funeral procession for tragic Lanarkshire boy


Hundreds of cyclists descended on a Motherwell today to help pay tribute to a young boy who tragically died after swallowing a battery.

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They met at the city’s Route 66 Motorcycle restaurant after the bereaved parents of 17-month-old Hugh McMahon put out a call for motorcyclists to provide a funeral escort for their baby’s last ride.

Hugh and Christine McMahon’s son accidentally swallowed a button cell battery on Christmas Eve.

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Scotland snow forecast as ‘arctic weather’ blasting – when will it fall in your area?

Scotland due for more snowfall

Scotland could see snow as soon as this weekend with the Arctic air set to sweep across the country.

The Met Office is warning that unsettled weather could arrive on Sunday as an icy jet stream heads over northern Scotland.

While the forecast remains uncertain due to changing weather patterns, a gust of cold air could bring snow this weekend and more in early February, according to WXCharts.

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HMRC urges working families not to miss out on £500 tax-free raise every three months

Tax Free Childcare allows parents or carers to receive 20% from the UK Government as a top-up on any money deposited
Tax Free Childcare allows parents or carers to receive 20% from the UK Government as a top-up on any money deposited

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that thousands of families in Scotland who use their tax-free childcare accounts to pay for childcare costs are benefiting from a UK government top-up worth up to £500. every three months.

However, HMRC has warned that thousands more are missing out on saving money on childcare.

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Some 18,500 families joined the scheme in September 2021 and received a share of more than £35 million in matching payments from government across the UK.

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