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Scotland's papers: 'Crippling' council cuts and government spending row

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The Herald leads with councils warning that losing £700m from budgets will hit hard-working families.

The Scotsman leads with the same story, adding that Holyrood "is likely to struggle" to tackle austerity even with new tax powers.

The Scottish Sun focuses on a woman who took her own life after helping to convict her father over child abuse.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with Conservative claims that the SNP has "wasted" nearly £1bn on government and project overspends.

Former SNP minister Alex Neil has warned that a second Scottish independence referendum should be put on hold until after Brexit negotiations are completed, according to The Times.

The Daily Record leads with a child sex offender being allowed home visits after serving three years in prison.

The Daily Express says middle-class Scots face a "triple tax whammy" following government cuts to councils.

The Courier leads with a lottery winner paying to have a house specially adapted for a child who suffers from a rare medical condition.

The Press and Journal says the Scottish government has been accused of "dragging its heels" over a report into the death of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

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