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Scotland's papers: Sturgeon on Trident and social security revamp

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The Sunday Herald reports that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed to make Trident renewal an "election issue" for Holyrood 2016 in an impassioned speech to thousands of peace campaigners in Trafalgar Square.

A major overhaul of Scottish social security is to be announced this week with Nicola Sturgeon's government signalling its intention to fund a more generous benefits system than elsewhere in the UK, according to Scotland on Sunday.

The Scottish Sunday Express writes that Scottish Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has been warned against sparking a "benefits stampede" as he unveils plans to make claiming welfare "easier".

The Sunday Times says one of Scotland's biggest financial companies and the CBI have both warned that devolving tax powers to Holyrood poses risks to business and workers.

Schoolchildren are being subjected to "covert" psychological tests as part of the SNP's new state guardian scheme, according to the Scottish Mail on Sunday.

The Sunday Post leads with the story of a heartbroken family who are to call in police after "sick ghouls" pretended to be their dead mother.

The Sunday Mail reports that investigators who hunted the killer of Amanda Duffy in 1992 have broken their silence to claim the jury were wrong to clear the prime suspect.

And the Scottish Sun on Sunday says "maniacs" threatened to blow up a bomb on a packed bus unless the owners paid them £400,000.

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