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Scotland's papers: Honours 'outcry' and Rooney raid

The Herald says that savers face a "lost decade" as Bank of England governor Mark Carney announced a quarter percent cut in interest rates, while the UK "struggles to contain the fallout from the Brexit vote".

A Scot is understood to be among a number of Britons who were in a convoy of tourists attacked by militants in a remote area of Afghanistan, reports The Scotsman.

David Cameron has ensured that Tory life peers in the House of Lords outnumber Labour after he used his final honours list to "ennoble donors, loyal aides and longstanding allies", writes The Times.

On the same story and under the headline: "Two fingers to the voters", the Scottish Daily Mail says that the former prime minister has showered honours on "chums, cronies and second-raters", with "brazen contempt for public opinion".

The National says that Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has sparked anger inside her own party for "disappearing to the US" at a time of momentous political events back home.

"Twisted" former soldier Erhan Havaleoglu, who threatened his ex-wife Leighanne Cameron that she would "never get to love another man", has been convicted of murdering her as his children slept upstairs, reports the Daily Record.

The Scottish Sun reveals that masked intruders tried to break in to Wayne Rooney's £6m home while he was playing in his testimonial match. The paper says that police raced to the mansion, where the footballer lives with wife Coleen and their sons Kai, Klay and Kit, after the balaclava-clad gang triggered its elaborate security system during the attempted raid.

A man who was once taunted as Rosehearty's "Elephant Man" has died in hospital after a decade-long battle against health chiefs to have his deformed leg amputated, says the Press and Journal.

The Daily Star of Scotland claims that Andy Murray is praying he doesn't suffer any flag mishaps tonight after "almost taking out" a member of the Royal family with the flag during a photo call.

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