Scotland

Scotland's papers: Tony Blackburn 'sacked' and Adele's Brits win

Compulsory 20mph speed limits should become the norm in built-up areas across Scotland, Transport Minister Derek Mackay has told local authorities, according to The Scotsman.

Scotland's children's commissioner has called for all the country's political parties to commit to raising the age of criminal responsibility - which at eight is currently one of the lowest in the world, says The National.

The Herald says that BBC Scotland has been thrown into turmoil over plans for a "Scottish Six" after furious journalists threatened to block the project unless BBC Scotland boss Ken MacQuarrie agreed to a full consultation on proposals to create a new hour-long bulletin.

Veteran DJ Tony Blackburn said last night that he had been sacked by the BBC after a report into the Jimmy Savile scandal contained allegations that he seduced a teenage girl in the 1970s, writes The Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Sun says that a drunken cop who drove at up to 100mph while slugging from a bottle of gin has managed to avoid a prison sentence.

Adele dominates the Brits 2016 by winning four awards, but Lorde's stunning David Bowie tribute steals the show, says The Daily Record.

The print edition of The Courier says Dundee City Council pay rises could be capped at 1%.

The Scottish edition of The Times says Scottish gold could soon be available from high-end jewellers after a mining company announced that it plans to start extraction in the early summer.

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