Scotland

Scotland's papers: Corbyn's Scottish 'coup'

Most of the papers lead with the Scottish Labour leadership contest after leader Kezia Dugdale's resignation.

The Scotsman claims Labour left-wingers are seeking to use Kezia Dugdale's resignation to increase Jeremy Corbyn's influence on the party in Scotland.

The Daily Express describes it as "Corbyn's Scots coup" and says the hard-left are "plotting to seize control".

The frontrunner to become the next Scottish Labour leader is already facing a backlash over his wealth, children's schooling and an "unforgiven" call for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, according to The Herald.

Anas Sarwar and Richard Leonard are the early front runners, writes The National.

The i newspaper says Kezia Dugdale has denied she was "pushed out" by left-wing allies of Corbyn.

Meanwhile, The Times reports on Theresa May's vow to remain in No 10 for five years and fight the next general election as Conservative Party leader.

The Daily Record focuses on the story of a convicted rapist who is serving a 10-year sentence for raping two young girls and who has been given a week's release from jail.

A naturist made planners alter an £8.7m primary school's design so he could sunbathe naked in his garden, according to The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Telegraph leads with the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, with a comment from her sons that "all of us lost somebody that day".

One in three older Scots say they are too poor to retire and must keep their jobs to make ends meet, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The Courier reports on a campaign by parents to save a Perth school, claiming a council study which considers its closure is "wildly inaccurate".

A multimillion-pound flyover has moved a "major step" closer to being built at a notorious traffic pinch-point in the Highlands, says The Press and Journal.

The Daily Star reports on boxer Amir Khan's divorce payout.

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