Scotland

Scotland's papers: 'Civil war' as Alex Salmond claims court victory

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Image caption The Daily Record leads with the clash between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon after he claimed victory in his legal fight with the Scottish government.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express also splashed the story, highlighting that the case could cost the public purse £500,000 after the government was ordered to pay Mr Salmond's legal fees.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail reports that Nicola Sturgeon and her top civil servant Leslie Evans issued apologies after admitting the government investigation into sexual harassment claims against Alex Salmond was 'unfair'. The former first minister denies the allegations.
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Image caption An image of Mr Salmond dominates the front page of The National, which reports that Nicola Sturgeon said it was "deeply regrettable" that the government conceded defeat.
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Image caption The case also features on the front page of The Daily Telegraph, which reports that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon apologised to her predecessor.
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Image caption Again The Herald leads with the "civil war" between Mr Salmond and Ms Sturgeon, after her government admitted it breached its own guidelines by appointing an investigating officer who had "prior involvement" in the case.
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Image caption Grounded flights at Heathrow airport and Theresa May's Commons defeat appear on the front page of The Times alongside Mr Salmond's court case.
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Image caption Meanwhile The Courier leads with a story about a GP who locked himself in an office after a man allegedly attacked him with a knife.
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Image caption Bucking the trend, The Daily Star splashes a story about TV presenter and model Kelly Brook's weight loss.
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Image caption The Press and Journal highlights Mr Salmond's statement made outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh, alongside a story on nightclub owners in Aberdeen who have called for a reversal on plans to open pubs until 03:00.
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Image caption And again, the ipaper leads with a summary of Mr Salmond's court case. Police say they are still investigating claims of sexual harassment against him, which he denies.

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