Scotland

Scotland's papers: House of horror and Santa 'lie'

The Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement dominates the front pages, with the broadsheets dedicating the most column inches to the subject. The Herald calls Mr Hammond's assertion that the UK will have to borrow an additional £60bn to meet the cost of withdrawal from the European Union a "Brexit bombshell".

Likewise, The Scotsman writes that the economic fallout from Brexit will keep Britain in the red for at least another five years and extend austerity into a second decade.

Philip Hammond pumped £26bn into the economy to help it weather Brexit negotiations and emerge in better shape to cope outside the European Union, according to The Times Scotland.

There will be an £800m boost to Scotland's economy, says the Scottish Daily Express, which claims that the chancellor has handed over the cash to fund a new "building boom".

However, the Scottish Daily Mail rails against First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who the paper says has ruled out using the money to pass on tax breaks to middle-income earners in Scotland.

In other news, The Daily Record claims that a disabled woman may have been dead in her bedroom for months, while her family carried on living as normal.

The Scottish Sun also carries the story and says police have cordoned off the terraced home in Troon, Ayrshire, after 46-year-old Sharon Greenop's body was discovered inside after neighbours reportedly complained about the smell.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with reports from the trial of Paul Price, the stepfather of model and TV personality Katy Price, who is accused of raping a woman on a beach in Sussex last year.

The Press and Journal carries images of what Aberdeen's new £40m Kingsford stadium could look like.

The paper also publishes new research from psychologist Professor Christopher Boyle and social scientist Dr Kathy McKay, who say parents risk "damaging relations" with their children by persisting in the Father Christmas "lie".

The National publishes a glossy magazine-style cover featuring all of its front pages to celebrate the paper's second birthday.

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