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Scotland's papers: Toll of Post Office 'fiasco' and 'scandal bankers'

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Image caption The Sunday Post leads with a Post Office IT failure that led to postmasters being falsely accused of theft. One man has now spoken out about the "fiasco", claiming the stress placed on his wife contributed to her death.
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Image caption Former finance minister Derek Mackay approved an "unregulated" selection process which enabled a banker to be appointed chairman of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) despite being involved in a conflict of interests scandal, according to the Sunday Mail.
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Image caption Scotland on Sunday reports that European student numbers have declined at Scottish universities since the Brexit vote, prompting fears the UK government's immigration approach risks "shutting Scotland off from the rest of the world".
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Image caption Nicola Sturgeon has written to Number 10 calling for a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss immigration policy, reports the Sunday National. The UK's post-Brexit system, which was announced earlier this week, means that low-skilled workers would not get visas.
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Image caption Downing Street's apparent derision at the European Union's behaviour ahead of Brexit trade talks makes the lead story in the Scottish Sunday Express. A source tells the paper EU officials seem "divided and distracted" ahead of the talks - while the tabloid mocks what it calls the "chaos" of an EU budget summit which ended without agreement on Friday.
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Image caption Expenses for peers in the House of Lords are spiralling "out of control", according to analysis by the Sunday Times. The number of peerages is increasing, while money claimed by peers rose by 29% in a year - and they have recently voted to give themselves a pay rise, the paper says. The result? A "triple hit for taxpayers," the report claims.
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Image caption The Scottish Sun on Sunday reports that Jeffrey Epstein's former phone and internet specialist claims he saw Prince Andrew "groping" Virginia Roberts at the tycoon's Caribbean island home.
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Image caption And The Scottish Mail on Sunday's front page calls into question the Duke of York's alibi on the night a teenage trafficking victim says he had sex with her. Prince Andrew has firmly denied all allegations against him, but the paper says a former royal protection officer has contradicted his claim that he was at home all evening on the night in question.

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