Scotland

The Papers: 'Hero police officers in stab horror'

Image caption Yesterday's incident in Inverclyde where two police officers were stabbed dominates Scotland's front pages. The Daily Record reflects the gravity of what happened in its headline: "Cop knifed in the neck".
Image caption The Scottish Sun reveals the identities of the two injured officers, revealing that the female victim was still in her probationary period when the attack happened.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express calls the two officers heroes and says they were "going to the aid of medics dealing with a mentally ill patient".
Image caption The Greenock incident also features on the front of the Daily Star of Scotland which also highlights the involvement of the "rookie" officer.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail claims the officers had "run into a house in Greenock to help health workers before a man ran into the street with a knife" in its coverage of the story.
Image caption The Scotsman's Saturday front page warns of an "epidemic" of GP burnout. A family doctor of six years explains her reasons for quitting her practice after a "catalogue of challenges" forced her to rethink her career.
Image caption "The SNP may have to increase taxes" is the headline on the Scottish edition of the Daily Telegraph. The paper says Finance Minister Derek Mackay may be forced to increase taxes again to deal with a sudden £389 million decline in his budget.
Image caption The National claims senior Tory, Labour and LibDem politicians have told the author of the new economic blueprint for independence that the document has made the Yes case stronger. Andrew Wilson of the SNP's Sustainable Growth Commission said politicians across the spectrum "had privately conceded to him that his work had strengthened the independence cause".
Image caption The Herald's exclusive reveals "Criminal fears as Old Firm brands are hijacked". In a story about people registering companies using football teams' names, the paper says: "There are so many Rangers firms they could form a league".
Image caption Mobile phone apps available on the Google Play Store are being used by men to spy on their partners, according to the Times. The paper says tracking apps can be bought online before being installed on people's phones without them knowing.
Image caption And the i weekend edition says a "world trade war" has started. The paper says the UK's motor industry fears it will be a target for sanctions from the US and President Donald Trump.

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