Tuesday headlines: Tragedy as missing three-year-old child found dead and all the latest Covid news
Good evening and welcome to this daily briefing from the Daily Record.
Today’s top stories include tragic news of a missing two-year-old who was found dead in a garden as well as all the latest Covid news like 26 cases of Stealth Omicron identified in Scotland.
Here are all the headlines to keep you up to date.
Missing two-year-old girl found dead in garden after three-day police search
A two-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday has been found dead in a garden after being reported missing.
A frantic search for the missing toddler had been launched by police in a bid to find the little girl after she disappeared around 4pm on January 29.
However, officers today confirmed she was found dead in a garden at an address in Reede Road, Barking, less than four miles from where she went missing.
Nicola Sturgeon confirms 26 cases of new ‘sub’ variant of Omicron in Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon announced that 26 cases of a new “sub” variant of Omicron have been detected.
The Prime Minister said there was “no evidence” that BA.2 led to more serious disease, but added that it could be more transmissible than conventional Omicron.
Scientists are monitoring BA.2, which has been designated as a covid variant under study.
Weather chaos in Scotland as Met Office issues another 65mph wind warning after storms
Another wind warning has been issued in Scotland as strong gusts continue to hit large parts of the country.
The Met Office’s latest yellow warning is in place across the North East and North of Scotland. The alert has been in place since 6 a.m. this morning.
Forecasters say winds of up to 65mph are expected to batter exposed coastal areas, with the likes of Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney seeing the worst of conditions.
Dr. Michael Mosley’s new weight loss diet ‘can burn up to five pounds of fat a week’
Diet expert Dr. Michael Mosley has created a new weight loss plan that claims to help you lose up to five pounds in a week.
The doctor regularly appears on the hit daytime show This Morning where he is considered their resident weight loss expert.
He created the famous 5:2 diet, but his newest – the Fast 800 Keto plan – should see weight loss results.
No decision yet for legacy benefit claimants awaiting court ruling over possible £1,500 DWP arrears
Almost two million people across Scotland and the rest of the UK are still waiting for a judge to rule on whether the UK government’s decision not to extend the £20 increase to claimants on legacy benefits and providing them with additional support during the pandemic was right.
People on Universal Credit have received a £20 weekly increase from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from April 2020 to October 2021 to help with additional costs incurred during the coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdowns.
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