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Scotland's papers: Cornton Vale conditions and missing climbers

The BBC has issued a cautious welcome to the Scottish government's "vision" for the corporation to operate under a new decentralised structure that transfers commissioning, editorial and budget decisions directly to Scotland, reports The Scotsman.

The National says that crucial talks on Scotland's fiscal framework went "Hands-free" yesterday as the Treasury's chief negotiator, Greg Hands, ignored the looming deadline to jet off on holiday to France.

Female prisoners kept in the holding cells at Glasgow Sheriff Court are forced to endure "degrading and inhumane" conditions, the chief prison inspector David Strang has found, reports The Scotsman.

Mr Strang has also highlighted conditions at Cornton Vale women's prison in Stirling. The Scottish Sun says inmates are told to "pee in the sink" by staff because of a lack of night time toilet facilities.

The Scottish Daily Mail claims that women delaying or not having children may be contributing to a sharp rise in womb cancer.

The family of young couple missing on Ben Nevis have revealed that Rachel Slater and Tim Newton from Bradford were on a Valentine's trip, says the Daily Record.

On the same story, the Press and Journal writes that the couple's car and tent have been found, but there has been no sighting of them since they set off on a weekend expedition.

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