Scotland

Scotland's papers: Rise in wealth and 'great rain robbery'

Scotland has experienced the biggest annual increase in household wealth in the UK, according to an in-depth report released by a major bank, reports the Scotsman.

The Herald leads with comments made by former prime minister Gordon Brown who has said that a Home Rule settlement for Scotland could kill off the SNP's bid for a second independence referendum.

"Making waves" is the front page headline in the National. The paper reports on the first offshore tidal turbines in the world to deliver electricity to the grid, off the coast of Shetland.

The Daily Record has a story about a teacher facing a disciplinary hearing over allegations of an incident involving a male pupil.

A "shoplifting gang" was caught with a haul of 100 stolen umbrellas in what the Scottish Sun has dubbed the "great rain robbery".

The resignation of the co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council, who returned home early from a conference at Legoland in Denmark because he was unhappy with his accommodation, features on the front page of the Press and Journal.

Police in Dundee have launched a major manhunt following a serious sex attack outside a city nightclub, says the Courier.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a story about a study which suggests women suffering from heart attacks are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed and go untreated by the NHS.

Britain is threatening to review security co-operation with France should it try to shift the Calais border back across the Channel, says the Times.

The Daily Express also leads with that story. The paper says the proposal to let migrants claim asylum in Britain while still in Calais has come under fire.

Holidaying Brits were ordered out of the sea at a packed Costa del Sol beach after bathers spotted a monster shark, reports the Daily Star of Scotland.

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