Scotland

The papers: Salmond's return and Meghan's mum

Image caption While leading with fears about the shrinking exam choice for Scottish students, The Scotsman also features the news that former first minister Alex Salmond has said he would return to frontline politics as soon as Nicola Sturgeon "fires the starting gun for a second independence referendum".
Image caption The National also features Alex Salmond's comments, but leads with claims that English voters would prefer to retain control of Gibraltar than preserve the union.
Image caption Like many of Friday's papers, The Telegraph leads with a picture of Meghan Markle and reports that the bride-to-be's mother has charmed the Prince of Wales. It leads with the news that Britain is considering sending hundreds more troops to Afghanistan.
Image caption The Daily Mail features an image of Prince Harry and Meghan under the headline 'Nothing's Going To Spoil Our Day' after Ms Markle confirmed her father would not walk her down the aisle.
Image caption The Scottish Sun describes Ms Markle's statement about her father's absence from her wedding as "dramatic" and says Thomas Markle will now focus on his health after undergoing heart surgery.
Image caption Britain will need to follow many of the rules of the EU's single market as well as remaining tied to the customs union after Brexit, according to Ireland's prime minister, who is quoted in The Telegraph.
Image caption The i newspaper reports that the Scottish government is considering enfranchising more inmates to comply with European human rights law.
Image caption Teachers are blaming poverty and cuts to school budgets for a rise in violence in the classroom, which The Herald says has reached "unprecedented levels".
Image caption £100 stakes on fixed-odds betting machines have been banned in the UK in a move that has been welcomed by campaigners and MPs, writes The Daily Express.
Image caption Under the headline "Bloodbath At The Bookies", The Daily Star says bookmakers are bracing themselves for huge losses, shop closures and job cuts as a result of the change.
Image caption A 16-year-old girl, who was repeatedly bitten by a an Atika, has told the Daily Record she thought she was going to died during the attack.
Image caption The Courier says a heritage group has attacked plans for a nine-screen multiplex in Dundee, claiming the city is too small to support another cinema.
Image caption Three teenagers have been reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit after Aberdeen Council's former headquarters were targeted by vandals, says The Press and Journal.

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