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Scotland's papers: Bailey killed in biscuit row and pension review

One story dominates the front pages of Scotland's newspapers - the Bailey Gwynne murder trial. The Scotsman reports that the teenager was stabbed to death at school by a fellow pupil after a row over a biscuit.

The Daily Record says witness Alasdair Sharp told the trial how Bailey, 16, was left pale and bleeding after "what looked to be a scuffle" at Cults Academy in Aberdeen.

Defence lawyer Ian Duguid told the court: "Unbelievably it seems this started after somebody asked Bailey for a biscuit", reports The Scottish Sun.

The Press and Journal reports how sobs were heard in court as details of the incident on 28 October were given at the start of the trial, which is expected to last up to five days.

In other news, The National devotes its front page to the historian Sir Tom Devine, who has backed a proposal for a BBC's Scottish Six television news programme.

The Scotland edition of The Times features an image of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and says both he and Hillary Clinton emerged as the big winners of the Super Tuesday primaries in the US.

A radical shake-up of council tax will pave the way for higher bills for people living in more valuable homes, Nicola Sturgeon will today announce, according to The Herald.

White collar staff may be forced to wait longer for their pensions than manual workers, according to the Daily Mail, after Chancellor George Osborne announced another review of the state pension age.

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