Good evening and welcome to today's Daily Record headline briefing. Top stories from Scotland and beyond include kids who were left freezing outside school after coat confusion, dangers of new Covid variant and all the latest from the January transfer window.
Here is all you need to know to keep up to date. Furious parents have blasted school staff who confiscated their kids' warm coats because they were not branded with the school badge.
Pupils are only permitted to wear the expensive branded school jacket on school grounds - which when added to the cost of other branded items can cost a family up to £100 per child.
Photos taken by fuming parents show staff milling around outside in cold temperatures in warm overcoats while some children are just in jumpers. Read more. The next Covid variant could be ‘more severe’ than Omicron, Scotland’s National Clinical Director has warned.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk