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Scotland's papers: Indyref2 plans and teacher tragedy

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Many of today's Scottish front pages focus on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's programme for government, which she unveiled on Tuesday.

The Scotsman reports Ms Sturgeon has offered a £500m "Brexit lifeline" to businesses in Scotland.

The Herald says the first minister has moved closer to calling a new independence referendum by laying the foundations for a repeat vote.

Ms Sturgeon is positioning the Scottish government to call a "snap vote" when the country is ready, according to The Times Scotland.

The Scottish Daily Express urges the first minister to "rule out" a new vote on independence, saying it's the only way to fix the economy.

The National says "Scotland will be ready", as Ms Sturgeon announces the draft bill to hold a second independence referendum.

The Scotland edition of the i newspaper reports on the first minister's offer to small businesses struggling to get investment.

A "revolutionary" new blood test that can detect cancer years before full-blown symptoms has been unveiled by scientists, reports The Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Sun has a story about the science teacher from Edinburgh who died hours after breaking her leg in a freak classroom fall.

The Daily Record says "heroin baron" Terry Scott was moved to Scotland's "softest prison" after just over a year of a six-year sentence for drug dealing.

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are in a spin after a video of contestant Daisy Lowe performing a striptease emerged, according to the Daily Star.

The Press and Journal says north-east fisherman fear a coastal protection zone could be used as a "weapon" against them.

And The Courier reports that a woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Dundee mother Marie Low.

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