Scotland

Scottish papers: Killer's regret and Murray split

The Times leads with a warning from former US defence chiefs that Britain must not bank on its "special relationship" with the United States to compensate for losing global influence by leaving the EU.

The paper also features a picture of ballet star Edward Watson, who has hit out at critics who repeatedly raise the subject of his ginger hair during his performances.

Meanwhile, The Scotsman claims that more than two-thirds of Scottish business chiefs want the country to remain in the European Union.

Also grabbing space on The Scotsman's front page is the news that MP Natalie McGarry has agreed to pay £10,000 to a political opponent after accusing him of being a "holocaust denier".

The Herald leads with calls from former Labour First Minister Henry McLeish for his party to develop a "radical devolution blueprint" and propose putting it to Scots, potentially alongside the option of full independence.

The paper also reports that Scotland's chief law officer has said there is a "realistic possibility" of a second trial over the murder of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing.

A Scottish scientist has cracked the genetic code of bacteria that helped to clean up America's "worst environmental disaster" - and is now checking UK waters in case of toxic oil spills, reports The National.

The Scottish Daily Mail says it is "break point" for Andy Murray's relationship with Amelie Mauresmo and claims his former coach's search for the correct work-life balance was behind the split of their "groundbreaking" arrangement.

Hospital worker Gary Stevenson, who murdered his flatmate after she refused to have sex with him, has told a court he deserves the "long dark road ahead of him" after he was jailed for a minimum of 17 years, reports the Daily Record.

The Daily Star of Scotland asks "is Cheryl pregnant", as they speculate over the relationship of the singer with One Direction's Liam Payne.

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