Scotland's papers: UK's 'economic emergency' and Maradona dies at 60

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image captionThe full cost of the Covid-19 pandemic will see the UK economy shrink by its largest amount in more than 300 years, reports The Herald. Like many of Thursday's front pages, the newspaper also marks the death of footballing great Diego Maradona.
image captionThe Scotsman says Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned in his Spending Review that Britain's economic emergency will see the UK government borrowing at levels "previously unseen in peacetime".
image captionThe Daily Telegraph quotes the chancellor saying that Britain's economic emergency has "only just begun", with tax rises likely to pay for the £50bn cost of coronavirus.
image captionMr Sunak "laid bare" the cost of Covid-19 on growth, jobs and the public finances as the pandemic costs the country "three years of growth" to the economy, reports The Times.
image captionThe i newspaper says the chancellor has been condemned by senior Conservatives for his "fundamentally wrong" decision to take £4bn from the overseas budget to help the UK economy.
image caption"This is going to hurt, Britain" is the headline on the front page of the Daily Mail, the newspaper picturing the chancellor with a medic at a health research centre.
image captionThe Daily Express reports that the chancellor has pledged to get the UK "back on track" after delivering a "£2.4bn boost" to Scotland.
image captionThe National says the BBC has been accused of "defending Tory austerity" with political editor Laura Kuenssberg criticised for "talking twaddle" over cuts.
image captionThe Sun devotes its front page to Maradona with the headline "In the hands of God" and the famous picture of the footballer scoring against England in the 1986 World Cup using his hand.
image captionThe Daily Star goes with the same headline, saying the Argentinan striker, who died of a heart attack, was a Scot's "folk hero" and "England's nemesis".
image captionFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon has turned down a "desperate plea" from Scottish football bosses to allow fans back into stadiums, according to the Daily Record.
image captionThe Courier says there has been a call for tougher action against people breaching Covid-19 restrictions as police break up a party and arrest one man.
image captionThe Press and Journal reports that health chiefs have apologised after an NHS Highland data breach revealed personal information about 284 patients with diabetes.
image captionA group of residents from a tower block due to be demolished have pledged to "stick together" after being friends for more than a decade, reports the Glasgow Times.
image captionThe Evening Express says that 30 patients and staff have been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak in a north-east hospital, with the elderly rehab ward shutting after the cases were detected.
image captionA watchdog has told chiefs at City of Edinburgh Council that they could "do more" for the city and its residents, says the Edinburgh Evening News.
image captionThe Evening Telegraph leads with the story of a "pervert teacher" who has admitted a sex attack on a pupil.

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