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SCUM BAGS Wife-beating politician Bill Walker packed his bags and left prison yesterday - after serving less than half of his 12-month sentence.

SUN: COPS DIG GARDEN FOR MISSING HAZEL, 19 Cops hunting a teenage girl missing for over two weeks were last night searching a flat and garden.

HERALD: SCOTTISH LABOUR MOVE LEFT IN BID TO OUTFLANK THE SNP Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont will today describe Alex Salmond's economic policies as "Osborne Max" in a hard-hitting attack designed to position Labour firmly to the left of the SNP.

SCOTSMAN: SHAMED MP FINED FOR DRINK-FUELLED FRACAS Disgraced MP Eric Joyce said he is considering his future as a politician, after he admitted racially abusing a black police officer during an alcohol-fuelled fracas at Edinburgh Airport.

PRESS AND JOURNAL: FOOTBALLER WHO HID DRUG STASH IN PANTS WALKS FREE A former north football star who vowed to turn his life around following an attack on his girlfriend has been spared jail after being caught with heroin hidden in his underpants.

EVENING TIMES: FAMILY'S PLEA OVER MISSING STUDENT An emotional plea has been issued for the return of a Glasgow medical student.

COURIER: DISGRACED WALKER FREE AFTER JAIL TERM Former MSP Bill Walker said he was "glad to be home" yesterday after serving just half of his 12-month jail sentence for a string of domestic abuse offences.

EXPRESS: HOUSE PRICES TO SOAR AGAIN House prices are set to soar by up to 30% as savers raid their pension pots to invest in property instead.

MAIL: THE DEATH KNELL FOR TV LICENCE The abolition of the BBC licence fee came a step closer yesterday when Downing Street backed plans to decriminalise non-payment.

TIMES: BLOCK TV SIGNAL FOR LICENCE-FEE DODGERS Television viewers who fail to pay the licence fee face having their BBC channels blocked under plans being considered by ministers.

TELEGRAPH: LAST 54 MINS OF FLIGHT MH370 The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 can be disclosed today by The Daily Telegraph.

GUARDIAN: DOCTORS' DOUBTS OVER STATINS 'MAY BE PUTTING LIVES AT RISK' Doctors who worry about the safety of cholesterol-reducing statins are creating a misleading level of uncertainty that could lead to the loss of lives, one of the UK's leading medical academics has warned.

FINANCIAL TIMES: SANCTIONS BATTER OLIGARCHS' STOCKS President Vladimir Putin's ''inner circle'' was feeling the pain of US sanctions yesterday as foreign banks and investors scrambled to reassess their dealings in Russia and investments held by some of the country's wealthiest oligarchs tumbled.

MIRROR: MOMENT PLANT FLEW INTO DEAD SPACE As Flight MH370 left Malaysian airspace, controllers in Kuala Lumpur were expecting a simple handover to their Vietnamese counterparts.

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