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The papers: 'Ignore my tram evidence'

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Image caption The Scotsman says a key witness to the Edinburgh tram inquiry claims his evidence cannot be fully relied upon because he was jet-lagged. Lawyers for former Transport Initiatives Edinburgh lawyer (TIE) Andrew Fitchie say he was not shown all the relevant documents and was "clearly exhausted" when he suggested failings on his own part last October.
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Image caption Schools are failing to consider the impact that new transgender guidelines will have on girls, according to The Herald. It says the rules mean transgender children should be allowed to share changing rooms with "other young people who share their gender identity". But neither councils, the children's commission or Education Scotland have assessed how the move could affect other pupils.
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Image caption The impact Donald Trump's visit to the UK will have on British police forces is highlighted on the front page of the Scottish Daily Express. The US president is expected to play golf in Scotland during his controversial trip next month, which is expected to spark protests.
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Image caption The victim of a child rapist has told The Courier that he hopes than man dies in prison. Alexander Moore abused the woman and two other children between 1982 and 2006 in Arbroath. He was jailed for eight years for his crimes last week.
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Image caption The father of murder victim Barry Wallace has appealed to Scottish government ministers to keep his son's killer behind bars, according to the Daily Record. William Beggs - the so-called "limbs in the loch" killer -can apply for parole next year after serving a minimum of 20 years in prison.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with an investigation exposing a trade in stolen passports. The paper says it was able to buy a UK passport from a "people-smuggling kingpin" for £2,500, after it was stolen from a Milton Keynes man working in Brussels.
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Image caption Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell says a second referendum on the country's future is "inevitable", according to the lead story in the Scotland edition of The Times. But he said it was not yet clear whether the vote would be on Scotland's independence, Brexit or both.
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Image caption Transport Secretary Chris Grayling urges MPs to vote for a third runway at Heathrow in a written piece for The Daily Telegraph. He says the UK needs new air capacity to be able to compete on a global stage after Britain leaves the EU.
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Image caption The National leads with a report on Labour's refusal to change its mind on the future of Trident, despite Jeremy Corbyn voting against its renewal.
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Image caption The journalist at the centre of a Westminster sexism row, which saw Damian Green lose his job, is on the front page the i newspaper. Kate Maltby has called for a better way to protect whistleblowers so they are not "re-victimised" after highlighting inappropriate behaviour.
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Image caption A stag-do reveller dressed as a jockey jumped from the Waverley paddle steamer into the Clyde in a bid to escape police, reports The Scottish Sun. The paper says the drunk 29-year-old jumped into the water at Govan as officers waited for him at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.
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Image caption The Press and Journal says four people were hurt in a two vehicle crash on the A835, between Garve and Tarvie, in the Higlands last night.
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Image caption TV star Ant McPartlin's estranged wife, Lisa Armstrong, is planning a new life in Los Angeles, according to the Daily Star of Scotland.

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