Scotland

Scotland's papers: Cancer 'cure' claim and 'coffeegate'

The Scotsman devotes its front page to what it calls a "blistering attack on the SNP's record in government" by David Cameron, who is pledging to hold the party to account for its "litany of ­failure".

British scientists could treat or even cure cancer using a groundbreaking technique that finds and attacks the "Achilles' heel" of tumours, reports The Times.

The Scottish Daily Mail says that in future, patients could be given bespoke therapies that hunt out and destroy every single cancer cell, wherever it is in their body.

A Scot suffering from an agonising nervous system disorder last night accused the Department for Work and Pensions of "robbing him of his independence" after he was ordered to return his car, leased through a welfare disability scheme, writes The National.

MSPs at Holyrood have complained about the quality of the free coffee they are served during committee meetings, says The Herald.

On the same story, the Daily Record says Tory MSP Mary Scanlon claimed the coffee served in the parliament was "fit for the bin", while Scottish Parliament Corporate Body visitor services spokeswoman Linda Fabiani said MSPs were "very lucky getting coffee in committees" in a time of austerity.

A schoolboy accused of murdering Bailey Gwynne told police he fought to save the victim's life after knifing him, reports The Scottish Sun.

The Press and Journal also leads with evidence from the murder trial and says Google searches for the difference between a homicide and a murder were made from a laptop used by the teenager accused of the killing.

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