Thursday’s headlines: Gordon Durie chased with knife and E.ON website crashes


Good evening and welcome to Thursday night’s news briefing.

Top stories on the Daily Record website today include: Gordon Durie chased with six-inch knife, E.ON customers report website crash and Inverness man arrested after police standoff.

Here are the main headlines.

Rangers legend Gordon Durie chased with six-inch knife by masked man in terrifying car jacking bid



Gordon Durie will be involved

Former Scotland football star Gordon Durie was threatened at knife-point during a terrifying carjacking attempt in Fife.

The 56-year-old ran for his life, shouting for help as he was pursued by a masked man demanding his car keys who was shouting, “Don’t be a f****** hero.”

Violent criminal John Rodden, just out of jail was pointing a kitchen knife with a six-inch blade at the shocked driver during the botched robbery.

READ MORE: Rangers legend Gordon Durie chased with six-inch knife by masked man in terrifying car jacking bid

E.ON Next customers report ‘blank’ energy meters and website ‘crash’ ahead of April price hike



The E.ON Next website is not allowing customers to login
The E.ON Next website is not allowing customers to login

Several E.ON Next customers have reportedly discovered their gas and electricity meters have gone ‘blank’ today ahead of April’s energy price rise.

Martin Lewis has been urging members of the public to take photographs of their pre-payment meters by Thursday, March 31, and to submit the readings to their suppliers.

The Money Saving expert explained that this would allow customers to provide exactly how much energy they have used before the higher prices come into force.

READ MORE: E.ON Next customers report ‘blank’ energy meters and website ‘crash’ ahead of April price hike

Inverness man arrested following police standoff



It is understood that there are seven police vans currently in the area
Police vans in the area

A man has been arrested following a police standoff in Inverness.

Officers were called to Polvanie View at around 3pm on Thursday.

The alarm was raised following reports of concern for a person.

READ MORE: Inverness man arrested following police standoff

Nicola Sturgeon considers replacement national anthem for independent Scotland



Nicola Sturgeon singing the national anthem at Hampden
Nicola Sturgeon singing the national anthem at Hampden

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed what her preferences would be if an independent Scotland was to choose a national anthem.

the Premier was asked on The Cultural Coven podcast what song or piece of music would be suitable if Scots ever voted Yes in the future.

the SNP leader said “nothing beats belting out Flower of Scotland at Hampden or Murrayfield” but offered two suggestions for an alternative anthem.

READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon considers replacement national anthem for independent Scotland

Scots woman left in stitches after buying £90 ‘once in a lifetime’ dress online



The dress
The dress wasn’t what she had dreamed of

A Scots woman was left in stitches when the £90 ‘once in a lifetime’ dress online arrived at her door.

Rachel Brown spotted the sparkling gown on a Facebook warn and had clicked through to see how much it would cost.

Pictured on a stunning model the outfit featured a long-sleeved dazzling beaded top with a cascading skirt of feathers on one side.

READ MORE: Scots woman left in stitches after buying £90 ‘once in a lifetime’ dress online

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