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Saturday headlines: Archie Battersbee dies in hospital after life support switched off

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

The top stories you need to know today include the death of young Archie Battersbee, a pregnant mum given 24 hours to live, and a runner's wardrobe malfunction.

Here are the latest headlines from Scotland and beyond.

Archie Battersbee dies in hospital after life support switched off on Saturday morning

Archie suffered a "catastrophic" brain injury (Hollie Dance/PA Wire)

Archie Battersbee has died in hospital just hours after his life support was switched off on Saturday morning.

The 12-year-old schoolboy suffered a catastrophic brain injury in April. His mum Hollie Dance announced that Archie died at 12.15pm on Saturday, outside the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Speaking outside of the hospital, Hollie said she was "the proudest mum in the world". Hollie told Sky News that Archie was "such a beautiful little boy and he fought right until the very end, and I am so proud to be his mum".

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Pregnant mum given just 24 hours to live after cancer diagnosis in race against time to marry soulmate

Carrie Dodds was given 24 hours to live but fights on (Lancashire Live)

A pregnant mum is facing a heartbreaking race against time after doctors gave her just 24 hours to live - over a month ago. Carrie Dodds, who was diagnosed with acute Myeloid Leukaemia on June 26, is desperate to keep fighting the disease so she can give birth and marry the man of her dreams.

The 40-year-old says she is still here "against all odds", after concerned medics told her she may not survive for more than a day. The mum-of-five from Blackpool, who is currently 25 weeks pregnant, hopes to fulfil her dream of marrying her partner, Shaun, who she describes as her soulmate, reports Lancashire Live.

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Runner finishes last in 400m race as penis falls out of shorts 'after decision to go commando'

The blunder happened at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships (The Mirror)

An Italian runner came last in his 400m race at the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships recently - after having to run with his penis falling out of his baggy shorts, having opted to ditch the underwear. Decathlete Alberto Nonino started off well and even managed to race past two competitors in an impressive show of speed on the last bend.

But in the final straight, onlookers clocked Nonino slow down considerably, and further eyebrows were raised when he was captured grabbing his crotch up to six times as his rivals went past him, reports the Mirror.

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Michael Mosley's time-saving weight loss tips to 'attack' stubborn belly fat

One common weight loss goal is reducing belly fat, but slimming your midsection can be a difficult task. Even so, the undertaking can be an important one as experts say an expanding waistline comes with a number of health risks.

Although taking - and keeping - weight off your belly can be harder to do as we get older, diet expert Michael Mosley has a three-part plan to 'make a serious impact'. The Fast 800 and 5:2 diet creator kicked off his advice to the Express by saying: "You need to eat smart, fast smart, and train smart."

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Full State Pension during retirement means you need to work this number of years

The eligible retirement age for men and women is now 66. (Getty Images)

People aged over-50 are facing a lifetime of financial insecurity as a report reveals which age group is being hit the hardest by the cost of living crisis.

Research from Edinburgh University’s Smart Data Foundry found economic inactivity rates have risen by a third for the over-50s age group since 2019. The research also suggests that people aged 50 to 54 could experience double the financial vulnerability risk than those aged 70 to 74.

Record-breaking rises in inflation and soaring energy bills are leaving those in their 50s and 60s facing the “perfect storm” of redundancy and ill-health, combined with a lack of savings on pension provisions, according to the leading UK data scientists.

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