Scotland

Scotland's papers: Jo Cox murder trial and jungle 'mega deal'

Scots would be offered tailored passports as part of a radical proposal to allow them to live and work in the European Union after Brexit, says The Herald, which claims Holyrood officials are looking into the possibility.

Scotland's budget from Westminster faces a £3.3bn contraction from its level six years ago, with the financial position likely to worsen further after the UK leaves the European Union, according to the front page of The National.

An investigation into why trains continued to pass over a railway viaduct that was damaged by storms found a safety system for more than 100 at-risk bridges in Scotland had lapsed, reports The Scotsman.

Whitehall is working on more than 500 Brexit-related projects and may need to hire 30,000 extra civil servants, according to a leaked memo prepared for the Cabinet Office, says The Times.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with claims from the trial of the man accused of murdering MP Jo Cox. The paper reports how the court heard Thomas Mair was a loner obsessed with far right politics who had assembled a collection of deadly weapons.

On the same story, the Daily Record says the MP was shot three times and knifed repeatedly a week before the Brexit vote, the Old Bailey trial heard.

The Scottish Sun writes that the politician and mother of two suffered knife wounds to her heart, lungs, stomach and liver before being shot three times through her hands with a sawn-down gun as she tried to protect herself.

In other news, the "Big Six" energy companies are to be "hauled" in by ministers to explain themselves after new evidence of overcharging emerged, writes the Scottish Daily Express.

I'm a Celebrity hosts Ant and Dec were "cracking open the tinnies'' last night after signing a new £30m deal to stay with ITV for another three years, according to the Daily Star of Scotland.

A golf club captain has won his battle to be re-instated after being stripped of his role amid claims he had a gun on the course during a tournament, says the Press and Journal.

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