Scotland

Scotland's papers: Brother admits blaze murder

Many of Scotland's newspapers dedicate their front pages to the case of Blair Logan, who has admitted murdering his brother Cameron Logan by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight at the family home in East Dunbartonshire.

"Burned alive by his own brother" is the headline on the front page of the Scottish Daily Mail, which reports that 27-year-old Logan also admitted attempting to murder his brother's girlfriend Rebecca Williams.

The Scottish Sun says Logan had plotted for six weeks to set light to his brother following a "bitter" four-year feud.

The Scottish Daily Express reports Logan had a "hostile" relationship with his brother, but says the killer told police he did not mean to kill him.

The Daily Star of Scotland says Logan faces a lifetime behind bars after the attack in Milngavie on New Year's Day.

Downing Street has insisted there is no rift with Nicola Sturgeon in the wake of reports that the first minister was no longer welcome at Number 10, according to The Scotsman.

The doctor who will lead a Labour taskforce on NHS staffing has said the workforce shortage is "one of the biggest challenges" facing the health service in Scotland, reports The Herald.

The UK transport secretary has pledged that first class compartments will disappear from crowded commuter trains, saying passengers should no longer be "segregated", according to The Daily Telegraph's Scotland edition.

The National says a "shock report" by Scottish Labour's own activists has claimed that Kezia Dugdale's "obsession" with a second independence referendum helped Ruth Davidson increase her vote share in Scotland.

A mother and daughter from Scotland who escaped the Manchester bomb have been caught in a deadly earthquake on the Greek island of Kos, reports the Daily Record.

Britain is experiencing a "tidal wave" of cyber crime costing billions of pounds a year which police forces are dedicating only a fraction of their budgets towards solving, the i newspaper reveals.

The Press and Journal says a court has heard how a "spurned" husband posted an explicit picture of his ex-wife online after they fell out over a pet parrot.

And The Courier reports that preliminary discussions about staging more concerts in Slessor Gardens next year have already been held with promoters.

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