Good evening and welcome to today's headline briefing.
The Daily Record's top stories today so far include; Russian troops left crying as some revolt on warship, dealers caged after plans to send 200kg of drugs to Scotland and all the latest cost of living updates.
Here is all you need to know to keep up to date with the latest from Scotland and beyond.
Russian troops ‘in disarray and crying’ as some revolt on warship, reports claim
Terrified young Russian soldiers are being reduced to tears as they fight in Ukraine with some being asked to "fire at everyone, even civilians", claims reports.
All major cities are still held by Ukrainian forces but the attack on it's neighbour, is seen by many in Russia, including in the army as an attack on their brothers and sisters.
Encrochat dealers who lived lavish lifestyle caged after planning to send 200kgs of drugs to Scotland
Ecrochat drug dealers who planned on sending 200 kilos of amphetamine to Scotland have been jailed.
Remez Caffrey, 24, and John Chean, 33, were rumbled dealing class A and B drugs around the United Kingdom on the chatting device popular with dealers.
Under the handle, 'FrostJacket' Caffrey traded cars for drugs including cocaine and amphetamine in a huge operation.
Meanwhile, the crooks would be snapped living a lavish lifestyle; riding in plush cars and staying in swanky apartments.
Spain travel warning as Covid rules updated for unvaccinated UK holidaymakers
Previous rules meant that travellers who have received at least two doses of the vaccine were the only foreign visitors allowed to enter the country.
New rules announced by the Spanish government mean that unvaccinated tourists who have recovered from Covid in the last six months will now be allowed to enter.
Car tax changes: calculate your road tax increase as rates jump in April
Car tax rates are rising in April as the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) increases, along with a number of factors next month during the cost of living crisis.
Also known as car tax or road tax, VED will grow in line with the measure of inflation from April.
An across-the-board car tax increase is coming for cars of almost all emission ranges.
Money Saving Expert urges every energy customer to do meter readings and shares prepay price cap loophole
Gas and electricity bills for around 22 million households across Scotland and the rest of the UK will increase by £693 from April 1st.
The upcoming rise of 54 per cent means the average household energy bill will soar to an eye-watering £1,791 per year while homes on prepayment meters will see costs go up by £708 to £2,017
Prices are expected to go up again when Ofgem reviews the price cap in August, with the change coming into effect in October.
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