Scotland

Scotland's papers: Brexit 'battle plans' and 'chilling' encounter

Nicola Sturgeon is to "demand a radical package of powers" be devolved from Westminster to Holyrood which would allow Scotland to remain in the European Single Market if the rest of the UK pursues a hard Brexit, says The Sunday Herald.

The Scotland on Sunday devotes its front page to a collage featuring notable faces from the past 12 months. The paper says it was a year of "unexpected yet depressingly familiar" violence, terror and suffering and ultimately one "most of us would rather forget".

A militant union leader behind the rail strikes "causing chaos for millions" says unions are co-ordinating action to "bring down this bloody working-class-hating Tory government", according to The Sunday Times.

The Scottish Daily Mail on Sunday claims that the UK government has "dramatically halted" new contracts with British foreign aid contractors after the paper exposed "dirty tricks" in the industry.

Ore Oduba has been crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing. The BBC sports presenter beat Louise Redknapp and Danny Mac to become king of the ballroom after a closely fought final which saw the three celebrities perform three different routines, reports The Scottish Sun on Sunday.

Murdered schoolgirl Paige Doherty's mother has told the Sunday Mail that the teenager's killer "callously promised" to help search for her in the days following her disappearance. Pamela Munro said John Leathem appeared "completely emotionless" as she asked for his help to find her daughter.

A couple have told The Sunday Post that mistakes made in the care of their vulnerable daughter ultimately cost her life.

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