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The papers: 'A royal wedding like no other'

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Image caption Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle will be a royal wedding "like no other", says the Scottish edition of The Daily Telegraph, with the ceremony blending the "best-loved elements of British pagentry with a modern outlook". The service, which will include a gospel choir singing a civil rights anthem, will capture "the best of their combined heritage.
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Image caption The British economy is set to receive a £1bn boost, thanks to a hat-trick of big summer events, according to the weekend edition of the i newspaper. It says the royal wedding, the World cup and a forecast of a warm summer is likely to boost tourism and spending in the UK.
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Image caption The bride's close bond with Prince Charles is highlighted by the Scotland edition of The Times after Ms Markle asked her future father-in-law to walk her down the aisle. The paper reports that their "warm relationship" deepened after he and the Duchess of Cornwall went out of their way to make her feel welcome.
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Image caption Ms Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, feature on the front page of the Scottish Daily Mail, after they were photographed ahead of the big day. Inside, it reports that the bride will make a "bold declaration of independence" as she walks solo into St George's Chapel before Prince Charles accompanies her for the second half of her walk down the aisle.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express carries the words of Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, on its front page, alongside the headline "God bless".
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Image caption The royal wedding also features on the front page of The National, with SNP MP Tommy Sheppard asking "Why should we pay for this?". However the paper leads with a report on a Scottish Conservative councillor accused of making "discriminatory" comments about Muslims. Stephen Goldsack has denied the allegations.
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Image caption Donald Trump's golf resort at Turnberry is the focus of The Scotsman's front page, which reports that women workers receive bonuses worth less than half of those received by their male colleagues. It adds that there are also four times as many men in executive positions at the company than women.
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Image caption Poverty is causing poor behaviour in classrooms, according to the lead story in The Daily Record. Kevin Campbell, of the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association, says pupils' behaviour has reached an "all time low" and teachers are struggling to cope.
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Image caption A tax break for first-time buyers in Scotland leads The Herald. The Scottish government has confirmed that legislation is due to come into force from the end of next month, which will exempt new buyers from Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.
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Image caption Plans to breathe new life into a 150-year-old jute mill in Dundee make the front page of The Courier. The Eagle mill on Victoria Street will be transformed into a scheme featureing residential and business units, the paper reports.
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Image caption A schoolboy's football injury leads The Press and Journal, after his leg swelled to twice its normal size. Jake Dunnet, 13, had to have three pints of blood drained from his leg after suffering a clot on his thigh.
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Image caption Thieves have stolen gifts left on a memorial tree for Alfie Evans, the Daily Star of Scotland reports. The youngster died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool last month and his funeral was held on Monday.

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