Scotland

Scotland's papers: Police search concerns

Researchers have found that black people were twice as likely to be searched by police than whites, while Gypsy travellers were up to five times more likely to be searched than the general population, according to The Herald.

Retro-fitting sprinkler systems to more than 300 Scottish tower blocks would leave the Scottish government with a bill of almost £100m, experts quoted in The Scotsman have claimed.

The Tories have been condemned for failing to make restoration of the power-sharing assembly at Stormont a condition of the £1bn deal they did with the DUP, says The National.

Ministers are pushing to delay or abandon a series of tax cuts to fund an increase in public sector pay, The Times claims. The paper says Philip Hammond, the chancellor, is being urged to scrap commitments to reduce corporation tax and raise the thresholds for the personal allowance and the 40% income tax rate.

Charities that pester donors for cash face being fined up to £25,000 under new rules introduced this week as the new watchdog head warns organisations they must "restore their reputations", writes The Telegraph.

The i newspaper says that the wealth and social status of a parent still largely determines the outcome of the country's youngsters, as the paper quotes from a Scottish government advisor on the impact of poverty.

Patients were given deadly contaminated blood for at least five years after health officials became aware of the danger, "damning" documents reported in the Scottish Daily Mail claim.

Ministers have been urged to crack down on "rip-off" energy bills after price curbs proposed by the industry's watchdog were branded a "betrayal" of 14 million households, according to the Scottish Daily Express.

Mike Ashley threw up in a fireplace after downing 12 pints and 12 vodkas at a Sports Direct management meeting, says The Scottish Sun, which quotes testimony from the High Court in London.

The Daily Record leads with the case of a Scottish teacher who caught E.coli during cancer treatment in a Turkish hospital and whose family have "begged" the government to bring her back to Scotland amid fears she could die.

Jess Shears from the ITV2 show Love Island is to marry Dom Lever, according to the front page of the Daily Star.

The morning-after pill has been prescribed to children as young as 12 in Tayside, according to Freedom of Information figures reported in The Courier.

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