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Scotland's papers: Cops overtime ban and Celtic flag protest

One of Scotland's largest council house building projects in a generation has been given the green light with 1,800 new homes to be created in North Lanarkshire, says The Herald.

Nicola Sturgeon reached out to European Union nationals living in Scotland yesterday telling them "you are human beings, not bargaining chips" after they described their fears over their futures after the Brexit vote, writes The National.

The Daily Record reports on claims from the Scottish Police Federation that police have been told not to investigate drug dealers if it involves working overtime.

On the same story, and under the headline Deal Or No Deal, the Scottish Sun writes that Calum Steele, who is spokesman for the body that represents rank and file officers, has warned the "shock cost-cutting measure" was just "the tip of a very large iceberg".

The Scottish Daily Express says that Police Scotland has been plunged into a new controversy by the claims that it banned officers from carrying out costly drug investigations on cost grounds.

Meanwhile, the Daily Record says that Celtic face another UEFA "rap" after their fans flew Palestine flags during the Champions League clash with Israelis Hapoel Beer Sheva.

The number of drug deaths in Scotland has soared to a record high after nearly a decade of "soft touch justice under the SNP", is how the Scottish Daily Mail reports on the news that 706 people died as a result of drug abuse last year.

A woman took pictures of herself abusing a young boy then sent them on to a supervisor on a North Sea oil platform, says the Press and Journal.

The Daily Star of Scotland claims that Celebrity Big Brother bosses are facing "new cover-up claims" after Sam Fox suffered a "meltdown" and it was kept from viewers.

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