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Thursday's headlines: Tributes for 'Killie Piper' who tragically died and latest Scottish covid rules

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Welcome to this evening's Daily Record headlines briefing. The top stories today include tributes for Ayrshire teen who sadly passed away, the latest on Scotland's covid rules and respects paid to toddler who tragically died after swallowing a battery.Here are all the stories to help keep you up to date.Tributes are pouring in today for an Ayrshire teenager who has passed away.Warren Graham, who is also known as the Killie Piper, died on Tuesday.The 18-year-old is known for his incredible bagpipe playing all over Kilmarnock, attending countless events since a young age.While still a pupil at Grange Academy, the youngster would delight many by walking into Kilmarnock town centre playing the instrument. Read more.Two changes will be made to Scotland’s Covid restrictions tomorrow as the country continues to battle its way through the Omicron wave of the virus.

Nicola Sturgeon addressed MSPs at Holyrood on the state of the pandemic in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon. The First Minister said that the data from the last week "paints another broadly positive picture" following a significant drop in case numbers since the start of the month. Read more.Hundreds of bikers descended on a Motherwell today to help pay tribute to a toddler who tragically died after swallowing a battery.They rallied at the town's Route 66 Motorcycle diner after the heartbroken parents' of 17-month-old Hugh McMahon appealed to motorcyclists to provide a funeral escort for their baby boy's final journey.Hugh and Christine McMahon's son, accidentally swallowed a button type battery on Christmas Eve.Read more.Scotland could see snow as early as this weekend with Arctic air set to blast the country.The Met Office warns that unsettled weather could arrive on

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