All newspaper references refer to Scottish editions.
Job losses: Lloyds Banking Group announced yesterday its plan to cut 300 jobs in Scotland, sparking comment that these changes will transfer even more decision making powers within the company from Edinburgh down to group headquarters in London. (The Herald page 1, The P & J page 5, Daily Mail page 4, The Scotsman page 11, Daily Record page 2)
Lockerbie bomber appeal: The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is waiting to hear the result of an appeal hearing to decide whether Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, will have this conviction overturned. The Libyan Government, however, has asked for al Megrahi to finish his sentence in a Libyan prison, but this would involve ending his attempt at clearing his name. (The Herald page 2, The Sun page 2, The Scotsman page 14)
Ferry link reopened: A Rosyth ferry link to Zeebrugge yesterday marked the reopening of Scotland’s ferry link with Europe after a year of closure. (The Herald page 13, Daily Express page 9, The Times page 14, The Courier and Advertiser page 1, The Scotsman page 21, Daily Record page 15)
Cancer target met: A national target for cancer waiting times has been met for the first time since being set eight years ago with 95.4% of patients being treated within 62 days. (The Herald page 7, Daily Express page 10, The Times page 14, The Courier and Advertiser page 7, The P & J page 3, The Scotsman page 16)
Extra pupil support: Campaigners are trying to persuade the Scottish Government to give greater support to school pupils who are particularly vulnerable by giving them an automatic legal right to be assessed for additional classroom support. (The Herald page 12)
Speaker resignation: Yesterday saw the historic resignation of Commons Speaker and Glasgow North-East MP, Michael Martin, following criticism of his role in the scandal surrounding MPs’ expenses. David Cameron, leader of the opposition, said that the Speaker had lost the confidence of the House and that it now needed not just a new Speaker, but a new parliament and called for a General Election. However, claims that Michael Martin has been “scapegoated” have arisen from some Labour MPs. (The Herald page 1, page 4 & page 5, Daily Mirror page 1, page 4 & page 5, The Guardian page 1, page 2 & page 3, Vernon Bognador in The Guardian, The Sun page 1, Daily Express page 1, The Times page 1, The Courier and Advertiser page 1, The P & J page 1, The Daily Telegraph page 1, Daily Mail page 1, The Scotsman page 1 – page 7, Daily Record page 1, FT page 1 & page 2)