Scotland's papers: Swinney tax vow and Mone blackmail claim

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Finance Secretary John Swinney has told working Scots that imposing tax rises "is the last thing I am going to do" as MPs voted down a one penny income tax rise from April, according to The Scotsman.

The Scottish Sun leads with lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone suing her former assistant over claims he tried to blackmail her.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell wants to scrap the 12 February deadline for concluding talks to deliver more powers to the Scottish Parliament, says The Herald.

Serial killer Peter Tobin's niece is, according to The Daily Record, a "twisted troll who threatened to slash a 12-year-old girl".

The Scottish Daily Mail print edition says more people in Scotland are surviving cancer than ever before, with death rates down by nearly 10% in a decade.

The National carries an exclusive report which claims police are investigating Scottish links to neo-Nazi riots in Dover.

Scotland's new tax powers are "on the brinke of collapse", according to the Scottish Daily Express.

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen leads with a row over a city bypass which residents claim is making their lives a misery.

A Labour spokesman says Dundee City Council's plans to tackle a £25m budget deficit will harm children's education, according to The Courier.

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