Scotland

The Papers: 'Free grenade with every gun for Scots mobsters'

Image caption The Sunday Post claims Scottish crime gangs are being offered "a free grenade with every gun" from Eastern European arms dealers. The paper tells the story of the "chilling" two-for-one deals being offered to British criminals buying automatic weapons.
Image caption The Sunday Herald claims ministers are under pressure to order an inquiry into Scotland's "sex for rent scandal" amid claims thousands of women are being targeted by predatory landlords. According to campaigners, rogue property owners are demanding sexual favours in exchange for free or cut-price rent, and homeless women and those employed on low-paid and insecure zero-hour contracts are accepting the arrangements out of desperation.
Image caption The Scottish Sun leads on yesterday's fatal crash in Rutherglen, where a 27-year-old father, Steven Campbell, was killed after being hit by a van as he walked with two friends.
Image caption In today's Sunday Mail, author Miranda Doyle reveals new claims of serious sexual assault at Prince Charles's former boarding school, Gordonstoun. Ms Doyle has spoken to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry after learning she was not the only one who suffered abuse there.
Image caption Scotland on Sunday reveals "How Dundee got its mojo back" in its cover feature about the upcoming opening of the new the V&A museum in September.
Image caption "Doomsday" plans are being assembled for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Sunday Times Scotland. The paper says a scenario drawn up by the Brexit department predicts there would be shortages of medicine, fuel and food "within a fortnight" if no trade deal is struck. David Davis and the Brexit department are said to be preparing for three no-deal scenarios - one of which has been dubbed "Armageddon".
Image caption The Mail on Sunday claims new revelations in the 40-year-old scandal surrounding former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe. The paper claims to have tracked down the man supposedly hired to kill the politician's gay ex-lover back in 1975. The paper carries a picture of what it says is Andrew Newton living in Surrey, though the photo - said to have been taken on Saturday - does not show his face. Police said they were revisiting the inquiry following new information that suggested Mr Newton may still be alive.
Image caption "Sorry ISIS, you lost" says the front page of the Scottish Sunday Express. On the first anniversary of the terror attack on London Bridge, the paper carries a story from one of its own journalists who was caught up in the incident. Geoff Ho, who has previously written about his experience, says he has found love after being stabbed.
Image caption The Sunday Telegraph leads on quotes from former Cabinet minister Priti Patel describing the Conservatives as "lazy" and "no longer the party of meritocracy". Ms Patel thinks the party is "losing the battle on ideas".

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