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Scotland’s Papers: ‘Scottish visa’ plan and pollution deaths

Image copyright The Scotsman Image caption The SNP will unveil a “Scottish visa” plan in a bid to combat Brexit, according to The Scotsman. The paper reports First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call for immigration policy to be devolved as Britain prepares to leave the EU on Friday. Image copyright The Courier Image caption Environmental…

Scotland’s Papers: ‘Scottish visa’ plan and pollution deaths

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The Scotsman

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The SNP will unveil a “Scottish visa” plan in a bid to combat Brexit, according to The Scotsman. The paper reports First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call for immigration policy to be devolved as Britain prepares to leave the EU on Friday.

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The Courier

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Environmental campaigners are urging Dundee City Council to take action after 55 deaths in the city were linked to pollution, reports the Angus and Dundee edition of The Courier. The paper also features an interview with Golden Globe-winning actor Brian Cox who says he would turn down a knighthood.

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Scottish Daily Express

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The Scottish Daily Express leads with an exclusive about a grooming gang in Glasgow which was dismantled by Police Scotland in what the paper describes as a “secret op” which was never made public.

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Daily Record

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“Mothers United” is the headline in the Daily Record. The paper reports two women have joined forces to demand answers from police over the “mystery deaths” of their sons just days apart.

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The Herald

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Scotland is not ready to tackle its “crumbling coast crisis” according to The Herald. The paper also reports the deadly coronavirus has spread and features a picture of a woman wearing a mask celebrating the Lunar New Year in London.

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Scottish Sun

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“Rapists were like a pack of wolves” is the headline of the Scottish Sun. The paper carries an exclusive interview with the British teenager who was convicted in Cyprus of falsely claiming she was gang-raped by a group of Israeli men in an Ayia Napa hotel room. Meanwhile, Thomas Markle, the father of the Duchess of Sussex, tells the paper he will testify against her in court over her legal battle against the Mail on Sunday.

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Scottish Daily Mail

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s death features on the Scottish Daily Mail’s front page but the paper’s top story is that 20,000 people have signed up to be “litter heroes” just two days after it launched its Great British Spring Clean event.

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The Times

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The Times carries a photograph of a person wearing a gas mask and red poncho in Beijing, as members of the public take increased precautions against the strengthening coronavirus. Meanwhile, the paper leads on the unveiling of a new visa to attract the world’s best scientists, researchers and mathematicians to Britain after Brexit.

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The National

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The National reports “bold action” is needed from the new BBC director general and features a call for The Nine on the BBC Scotland channel to be turned into a Scottish Six on BBC One.

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The i

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The i reports the continued calls for the government to rescue British expats and visitors stranded in China amid the coronavirus lockdown. The death of US sports icon Kobe Bryant also features on the front page.

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Daily Telegraph

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A Holocaust survivor and her granddaughter are captured in a poignant photograph taken by the Duchess of Cambridge to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the genocide. Meanwhile, the paper leads with a warning from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Britain’s sovereignty is at risk if it allows Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to build its 5G network.

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Edinburgh Evening News

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The Edinburgh Evening News reports a community is in shock after a “cowardly and despicable” attack which led to the death of 79-year-old Margaret Grant on Friday night. Detectives believe the pensioner was targeted by a robber who knew her.

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The Press and Journal features tributes to a pedestrian who died after being hit by a van in Moray. Jonathan Cameron, 25, from Lossiemouth, was described as “one of the best”.

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Daily Star

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A huge “tongue of ice” from Canada will bring temperatures of -10 to Britain today and, with it, winter’s most widespread snow and coldest night, according to the front page of the Daily Star.

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