Tuesday headlines: Jimmy Bell dies as Rangers pay tribute to legendary kitman

Welcome to the Daily Record’s Tuesday briefing.

Top stories you need to know today include the death of Rangers legend Jimmy Bell, claims by a former KGB agent that Vladimir Putin suffers from ‘dementia and paranoia’, and remote Scottish cottage buyers are warned that they are “not for the faint-hearted”.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Jimmy Bell dies aged 69 as Rangers pay tribute to legendary longtime kitman



Rangers kitman Jimmy Bell

Rangers have been plunged into mourning following the sudden death of the club’s longtime kitman, Jimmy Bell.

The Ibrox team confirmed in a statement that Bell, who was in the shelter in Parkhead on Sunday, died overnight.

The 69-year-old had been with Rangers for nearly four decades after taking over from George “Doddie” Soutar.

Bell achieved cult status among Rangers supporters and was seen as a key figure through the various managerial eras of his time.

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Putin ‘has dementia and paranoia drives him mad’, ex-KGB agent says



Putin's recent public appearances have sparked speculation about his health.
Putin’s recent public appearances have sparked speculation about his health.

A former KBG agent claims Vladimir Putin suffers from early-stage dementia and is driven mad by paranoia and the threat of traitors.

The Russian leader’s recent public appearances following his disastrous invasion of Ukraine have sparked speculation about his health and fueled rumors that he is seriously ill.

However, the 69-year-old’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, insisted that Putin’s health was “excellent”, the shimmer reports.

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Secluded Scottish island cottage for sale with offers over £100,000 ‘not for the faint hearted’



Owners will need to have a boat to leave Scarp
Owners will need to have a boat to leave Scarp

Homes for sale normally include details of local schools and the nearest Tesco.

But anyone interested in buying Primrose Cottage from a distance will know how they’ll have to charter boats to leave the island made famous by an eccentric German scientist’s plan for rocket mail.

Vendors are warning those queuing to see that the cottage and island on Scarp, off Hushinish on Harris, is ‘not for the faint-hearted’.

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David Beckham ‘regrets’ giving his son Brooklyn an extremely generous wedding gift



Brooklyn Beckham proudly posts first photo with brothers and dad David on wedding day
David Beckham with all his sons on Brooklyn wedding day

David Beckham says he regrets giving his son Brooklyn and daughter-in-law Nicola his extremely generous wedding gift.

When billionaire heiress Nicola Peltz married David’s oldest boy, Brooklyn, David gave a gift the two could enjoy.

After the wedding at Nicola’s family’s £76million beach house, which is believed to have cost £3million, guests were asked to donate to a Ukrainian charity to help those affected by the war, but David presented the couple with an electric 1954 Jaguar.

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People of state pension age can quickly check online if they qualify for the £3,300 income supplement



Pension Credit is an income-related benefit for people living in the UK who are over retirement age.
Pension Credit is an income-related benefit for people living in the UK who are over retirement age.

Last month the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a new campaign calling on people of pensionable age and their friends and family to check their eligibility for Pension Credit, a benefit that could be worth more of £3,300 a year in cash. support and discounts or discounts.

Pension credit can contribute to supplementing the income of retirees, even if they already receive a public or private pension or if they have another source of income.

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