Headlines Tuesday: Nicola Sturgeon eases homework after making progress in Omicron fight

Welcome to the Daily Record’s Tuesday briefing.

Top stories you need to know today include Nicola Sturgeon’s update on working from home, a growing DWP petition, plus the Scottish motorist fined for parking a spot he’s been using since over 20 years.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond today.

Nicola Sturgeon eases homework after making progress in Omicron fight



Nicola Sturgeon has released a major update to Scotland’s work from home policy

The work-from-home guidelines will be relaxed days after Scotland continue to make progress in the battle against Omicron.

Nicola Sturgeon said employers will be asked to consider ‘hybrid’ work for staff – a combination of being at home and in the office.

This is different from the current guidelines which support working from home where practical.

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Petition asks DWP to end reviews of PIP and ESA awards for people living with long-term illness



Nearly 21,000 people have signed the online petition which closes on January 28.
Nearly 21,000 people have signed the online petition which closes on January 28.

A petition calling for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to end benefit award reviews for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants with long-term illnesses has reached nearly 30,000 signatures.

Published on the official Parliament Petitions website by John H Paternoster, the “End of PIP and ESA price reviews for people with lifelong illnesses”is due to close on Friday January 28 – some 70,000 signatures less than the 100,000 required for the subject to be debated in Parliament.

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Dumfries and Galloway motorist fined for on-site parking he has been using for over 20 years



Mark Shrimpton refuses to pay a ticket for leaving his car outside his cottage in the same place he has used for decades.
Mark Shrimpton refuses to pay a ticket for leaving his car outside his cottage in the same place he has used for decades.

A driver was slapped by police with a parking ticket while his car was left in the “same place for 22 years” every night.

Mark Shrimpton received the penalty notice while parked outside his home near Mouswald.

He left his home around 7am to walk his dog but when he returned an hour later the ticket was on his windshield.

Mr Shrimpton, 62, is now contesting the fine and insists he would rather spend his day in court than cough.

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Princess Eugenie ‘complained during her marriage to husband Jack Brooksbank’



Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie leave St George's Chapel after their wedding ceremony on October 12, 2018
Princess Eugenie complained to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel for their wedding ceremony on October 12, 2018, according to lip readers

Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Eugenie, allegedly complained during her marriage to her new husband, according to lip readers.

Eugenie said she married Jack Brooksbank four years ago this week, parking a few to look back through old footage.

Now a lip-reader has shown that Eugenie ended up having to goad her new groom into the ceremony as she complained to him on the day.

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