Tuesday headlines: Scotland’s Labor axes candidate to taunt Catholic MP

Welcome to the Daily Record’s Tuesday briefing.

The main stories you need to know today include the Scottish Labor candidate for mocking a party MP over his Catholic faith, a possible Sunday driving ban and the Scottish dog who survived the explosion of an asthma inhaler in his mouth.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Scottish Labor candidate sacked after mocking MP for her Catholic faith and defending Bloody Sunday soldier

Vanessa Shand was fired as a candidate

The Scottish Labor Party has sacked a candidate who mocked a party MP about her Catholic faith.

Vanessa Shand also accused the SNP of wanting to impose a “Catholic monarchy” and backed a former soldier accused of killing civilians on Bloody Sunday.

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

Shand used to have an “I Stand With Soldier F” Twitter logo, which references the former paratrooper accused of his role in the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry in 1972.

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

64mph motorway speed limit could solve oil crisis

A Sunday driving ban and a reduction in the motorway speed limit to 64mph could be rolled out to deal with the oil crisis.

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

This could help control inventory levels as prices have soared more than 6%.

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

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Scottish dog was lucky to survive after an asthma inhaler exploded in his mouth

Leia fought for her life after chewing an asthma inhaler

A mischievous dog was lucky to survive after an inhaler exploded in his 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 life-threatening dangers of the salbutamol in the inhaler – prompting a quick trip to the Vets now capital clinic.

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

The family writer bought all the ingredients at Aldi
The family writer bought all the ingredients at 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.

This is exactly why so many people have cut back on their weekly groceries in order to keep more of their hard-earned cash in their pocket.

But finding a substantial meal the whole family will love can often be tricky, especially if you have kids.

Manchester Evening News family writer Emma Gill decided to prepare a full family meal at the budget Aldi supermarket which would cost less than £1 per person.

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DWP might investigate your claim for benefits 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 apply for benefits or a state pension from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help them with the extra costs of daily living.

Earlier this year, the UK government announced new plans to inject £510m into the DWP to help it crack down on Universal Credit fraudsters who lie about their benefit claims.

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

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