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Scotland's front pages: ScottishPower 'fraud' claim and royal portrait

Nicola Sturgeon will today set out plans to increase NHS spending by £500m as she unveils the "most ambitious programme for government ever" in Scotland, The Scotsman reports.

On the same story, The National says that Nicola Sturgeon will look to Scotland's future as she unveils her party's "manifesto for the next generation", setting out her blueprint for power with a key pledge to increase NHS spending by an extra £500m over the next five years.

The European Union was wrong to have meddled in people's daily lives, its most senior figure admitted yesterday as he pleaded with voters not to wreck the bloc's "ideal", writes The Times.

The Herald leads with a damning report by MPs which says a ScottishPower warranty scheme that allegedly failed to pay out £75m to hundreds of thousands of customers was "effectively a fraud on the public".

The Scottish Daily Mail has the same story, while the Scottish Daily Express says the power firm's cash-back warranty promise was sold to 625,000 people across the UK - many of them pensioners - and was "neither financially capable of functioning, nor designed to deliver", according to the cross-party group of MPs.

Hundreds of mourner's are expected to pay their respects at St Margaret's Church in Clydebank today for the funeral of 15-year-old Paige Doherty, says the Daily Record, which features a picture of two white horses pulling a carriage carrying the coffin of the teenager.

The Scottish Sun says the son of Rab C Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher was left in a coma after being battered with a gun during a paintball game.

The Press and Journal claims north-east councils are poised to launch a controversial new training scheme to look for signs of extremism in schools.

Like many of today's papers, the Daily Star of Scotland features an image of Prince George taken from a new portrait of four generations of the Royal Family as the Queen prepares to celebrate her 90th birthday.

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