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Friday headlines: Scots charity paedo convicted and who the Mini Budget benefits

Good evening and welcome to the Daily Record's Thursday briefing.

The top stories you need to know today include a paedophile convicted of sexually abusing two young girls, the Mini Budget, and backlash over Asda's new rule.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Scots charity paedo sexually abused young girls for 10 years

A pervert who led a charity that boosted living ­conditions in tourist beauty spots has been convicted of sexually abusing two young girls.

Christopher Baker, 77, served as director and secretary of the Mull and Iona Community Trust between 1998 and 2019. He was convicted of attacking the youngsters between 1986 and 1996.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard Baker began to abuse the first girl when she was two years old and the second from the age
of four.

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Mini Budget 2022: How Kwasi Kwarteng's huge tax cuts will affect Scots as rich set to benefit

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced huge tax cuts for the rich (South Wales Echo)

The UK is heading for the biggest era of borrowing and tax cuts since the 1980s after Tory Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng slashed corporate and personal tax rates for the very rich.

In a drastic, right-wing strategy to get the economy moving, the chancellor announced he would bring in a estimated £45 billion of tax cuts, mostly funded by borrowing.

Some of the staggering measures, like a reduction in income tax rates and in stamp duty paid on house sales, do not affect Scots directly because these are set separately in Holyrood.

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Asda faces backlash from 'appalled' customers over new Just Essentials rule

Asda is facing backlash from shoppers over their new rules (MEN)

Supermarket giant Asda has left its shoppers "appalled" after introducing new rules on how many items they can purchase from their new budget range.

The Big Four grocer's newly expanded Just Essentials range dropped in-stores earlier this year in a bid to help cash-strapped shoppers get their groceries on a budget during the cost of living crisis.

However, due to popular demand, the supermarket has had to introduce a temporary limit on how much shoppers can purchase - only allowing a maximum of three of each product per customer.

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Michael Mosley says 'chewing' certain foods can help lose weight without dieting

A weight loss strategy that doesn't involve cutting calories or dieting could actually help you lose pounds through the power of chewing.

According to Michael Mosley, chewing food properly can help people burn more calories. The creator of the 5:2 Diet recently called attention to new research which underscored the importance of chewing.

In his column with the Daily Mail, he referenced an old school adage about chewing food at least 32 times. It turns out chewing your food properly helps people burn more calories at rest.

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Most popular baby names for 2022 as 'extinct' choice makes a comeback

The most popular names for newborns this year have been revealed (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Picking a name for your child is something that many parents struggle with. There are so many names to choose from, and it can be especially hard for anyone who wants a name that stands out from the crowd.

The most popular names for babies tend to change year-on-year, as many are inspired by moments in pop culture. Meanwhile, parents may opt for more traditional names that have been passed down the family.

For 2022, UK Baby Names has published its list of the 100 top names for boys and girls, as well as a 'trending' list of names - and people may be surprised to know that Gary is back on that list.

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