Saturday headlines: Larbert House ‘explosion’ and Postcode Lottery tragedy

Good evening and welcome to Saturday’s press briefing.

Top stories on the Daily Record website today include: ‘the explosion’ like the Larbert house, the postcode lottery tragedy and ‘Putin’s plans to dominate Europe’.

Here are the main titles.

“Explosion” in a house in Larbert as several teams of firefighters and police rush to the scene



Emergency services are currently at the scene of an explosion in Larbert

A major emergency services operation is underway after reports of an ‘explosion’ at a house near Falkirk.

firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene at Broomage Crescent in Larbert after the alarm was raised at 1.40pm on Saturday.

at least seven fire apparatus are currently present and five more – including specialist resources – are on the way.

READ MORE: ‘Explosion’ at home in Larbert as multiple fire and police crews rush to scene

Scottish postcode lottery tragedy as father dies after suffering a broken neck, leaving heartbroken daughter to win



Andrew tragically passed away in January
Andrew tragically passed away in January

Heartbroken Scottish girl must get her dad’s share of £7.9m back Postcode Lottery jackpot today after his tragic death before finding out about his victory.

Andrew Gillon tragically died during surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow January 7.

The 59-year-old fell down the stairs and broke his neck at a friend’s house on New Years Day.

READ MORE: Scottish Postcode Lottery tragedy as father dies after suffering a broken neck, leaving heartbroken daughter to win

Vladimir Putin ‘plots to dominate Europe’ with chilling warning to Finland and Sweden



Vladimir Putin in a new warning to Europe

russian leader Vladimir Poutine warned its Swedish and Finnish neighbors that there would be “military and political consequences” if they joined NATO.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned there would be “serious repercussions” for the two countries if they joined the military alliance.

The chilling threat to cross Putin was issued as Russia invaded Ukraine intensifies.

The two Scandinavian nations share a border with Russia.

READ MORE: Vladimir Putin ‘plots to dominate Europe’ with chilling warning to Finland and Sweden

Missing Scottish mother’s children are ‘extremely upset’ and want her home as police search continues



Karen Stevenson
Karen Stevenson

The children of a woman who faded away a week ago are “extremely upset” and want her to come home, police the officers said.

Karen Stevenson, 42, left her home in Lairds Hill, Seafar, Cumbernauld North Lanarkshire, sometime after midnight on Saturday February 19.

The mother-of-two headed downtown and was seen in a mall elevator around 2:44 a.m.

She then walked to Muirfield Community Center near Brown Road and Fleming Road and was there at around 2.55am.

Karen has not been in contact since then, with police becoming “increasingly concerned” for her well-being.

READ MORE: Children of missing Scottish mother ‘extremely upset’ and want her home as police search continues

Scottish girl with leukemia asks Cobra Kai star to marry her in heartwarming video call with actor



Bex was excited to chat with Xolo from Cobra Kai
Bex was excited to chat with Xolo from Cobra Kai

A Scottish girl battling cancer says her ‘dreams came true’ when Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña agreed to ‘marry’ her in a sweet video call.

Rebecca Christine Hopkins, known as Bex, has been diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in October 2020.

Since his shock diagnosis, Bex from Girvan endured many rounds of intense chemotherapy and continues to receive daily oral chemo.

One thing that helped the 10-year-old through her treatment was Cobra Kai on Netflix.

READ MORE: Scottish babe with leukemia asks Cobra Kai star to marry her in heartwarming video call with actor