Tuesday headlines: Scottish Labor axes candidate for taunting Catholic MP


Welcome to the Daily Record’s Tuesday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include the Scottish Labor candidate axed for mocking a party MP over her Catholic faith, a possible Sunday driving ban, and the Scots dog that survived after asthma inhaler exploded in her mouth.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Scottish Labor candidate axed after mocking MP over her Catholic faith and defending Bloody Sunday soldier

Vanessa Shand has been axed as a candidate
Vanessa Shand has been axed as a candidate

Scottish Labor has axed a candidate who taunted a party MP over her Catholic faith.

Vanessa Shand also accused the SNP of wanting to impose a “catholic monarchy” and backed a former soldier who was charged with murdering civilians on Bloody Sunday.

She withdrew as a council candidate in Perth and Kinross after a Record investigation into her comments.

Shand used to have a ‘I Stand With Soldier F’ twitter logo, which refers to the former paratrooper who was charged over his role in the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry in 1972.

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Motorists could face Sunday driving ban and 64mph motorway speed limit to save fuel

A 64mph motorway speed limit could tackle oil crisis

A ban on Sunday driving and reducing the motorway speed limit to 64mph could be rolled out to tackle the oil crisis.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a 10-point plan that could cut global oil demand by 2.7million barrels per day within four months.

This could help control stock levels as prices have climbed climbed more than 6%.

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Fuel prices continued to rise over the weekend, with petrol reaching 167.03pa liter – up from 165.89p on Thursday – and 178.97p for diesel (up from 177.34p), The Mirror reports.

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Scots dog lucky to survive after asthma inhaler exploded in her mouth

Leia was left fighting for her life after chewing on an asthma inhaler

A mischievous dog was lucky to survive after an inhaler exploded in her mouth.

Edinburgh-based pharmacy worker Marion Reith heard a loud bang inside her home and discovered beloved pup Leia had chewed on an inhaler.

Marion realized the potentially lethal dangers of the salbutamol the inhaler contained – resulting in a speedy trip to the Vets Now clinic in the capital.

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The budget Aldi meal that feeds an entire family for just 70p a head

The family writer bought all the ingredients from Aldi
The family writer bought all the ingredients from Aldi

With the cost of living continuing to rise, families across the country are grappling with higher prices on everything from household bills to food.

Which is exactly why so many have been cutting back on their weekly grocery shop as a way to keep more of their hard-earned cash in their pocket.

But finding a substantial meal that the whole family will love can often prove to be challenging – especially if you have kids.

Manchester Evening News’ family writer Emma Gill set out to make a full family meal from budget supermarket Aldi that would cost less than £1 a head.

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DWP could be investigating your benefit claim and these are the types of evidence they look at

Benefits investigators have the power to monitor your social media activity and bank accounts.
Benefits investigators have the power to monitor your social media activity and bank accounts.

More than 20 million people across the UK are claiming benefits or State Pension from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help with the additional costs of day-to-day living.

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At the beginning of the year, the UK Government announced new plans to give a £510 million cash injection to the DWP to help it crack down on Universal Credit fraudsters lying about their benefit claims.

Funds were released after figures show the DWP prevented at least £1.9 billion of fraud during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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