Scotland

Scottish papers: School inquiry call and Sir Tom's heartache

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for an inquiry into historical controversial private finance deals after 17 Edinburgh schools were closed amid safety fears, reports The Scotsman and The Herald.

On its front page, The National says the SNP wants Labour to apologise for the private finance deals agreed while they held power at Holyrood, which have led to the closure of the schools.

In other news, the Scottish edition of The Times claims Scots think that Ruth Davidson would be the best leader of the opposition at Holyrood but they do not plan to vote her into the job.

Following the death of Sir Tom Jones' wife Linda Woodward, the Scottish Daily Mail describes her as loving vintage Dom Perignon champagne, hoovering her deep pile carpets, and "proper" fish and chips.

The Scottish Daily Express says that "sense has prevailed at last" in the row over David Cameron's tax affairs. The paper reports how the prime minister says that parents should be allowed to pass on wealth to their children.

Featuring an image of two-year-old Liam Fee, the Daily Record details the alleged abuse suffered by the toddler as his mother and her partner go on trial accused of his murder.

The Press and Journal says that bosses at Aberdeen International Airport plan to double the drop-off charge for those being set down at the terminal building.

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