Thursday’s headlines: Huge flames at Scots home as residents evacuated and Scots ‘sex rat’


Good evening and welcome to today’s Daily Record headline briefing.

The rundown keeps you up to date with the latest news from Scotland and beyond.

Here is everything you need to know to keep up to date.

Huge flames engulf Scots home as nearby residents evacuated

Flames can be seen pouring from the roof
Flames can be seen pouring from the roof

Emergency crews have raced to a fire at a Scots home today.

Worried local residents can be seen looking on at the blaze on Watters Crescent in Lochgelly on Thursday, February 3.

Residents have been evacuated in the wake of the fire after the alarm was first raised at around 2:30pm.

Four fire crews were called to the scene where they remain as they battle to bring the blaze under control.

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Scots love rat threatened his wife when she caught him having sex with Salvation Army colleague

Brian Murphy was caught having sex with Eileen McCann at the Salvation Army office in Greenock.

A Salvation Army leader threatened his wife after she caught him having sex with a co-worker in the religious charity’s office.

Brian Murphy, 53, abused partner Sara, 49, when she walked in and found him naked with Eileen McCann, who also works for the Christian group.

The dad shouted and swore before following Sara when she ran from the premises in tears.

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Cold Weather Payment, Warm Home Discount and Winter Fuel support from DWP can help with heating bills

Make sure you are claiming all the financial help you are entitled to this winter
Make sure you are claiming all the financial help you are entitled to this winter

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is reminding households across the country that if they are receiving certain benefits they may be eligible for extra money to help keep their homes warm during the colder months.

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You may be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment, Warm Home Discount or a Winter Fuel Payment.

So far this winter, 13,000 Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in 25 postcode areas by freezing temperature across Scotland.

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The pretty seaside town just 50 minutes from Glasgow named one of the most romantic

The Victorian Ferry Terminal at Weymss Bay
The Victorian Ferry Terminal at Weymss Bay

This week’s top Scotland Now stories

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you’ll finally have an excuse to book that ideal romantic escape you’ve been wanting to enjoy with your significant other.

With international travel still a bit up in the air (if you’ll excuse the pun) looking closer to home might be a safer bet.

That’s why holiday specialists Parkdean Resorts have decided to take a look at the UK locations that are sure to get hearts racing and romance blossoming for couples.

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World media react after Celtic hammer Rangers as Gio van Bronckhorst ‘lost his mind’ and ball boy mischief goes global

Celtic vs Rangers attracted worldwide attention

The dust has barely settled on a whirlwind night in Glasgow but the verdicts from across the globe have been steadily rolling.

Celtic’s derby victory over Rangers set a fire under their title ambitions as they blew their rivals away with a swaggering performance.

Celtic Park was rocking and the reigning Premiership champions had no answer to the intensity of Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Reo Hatate bagged a double before Liel Abada notched the third to clinch a first derby victory since 2019 for the Parkhead club.

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