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Scotland's papers: Online abuse and mum's cancer drug win

Alistair Carmichael has accused Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond of "turning a blind eye" to online abuse by SNP "obsessives", says The Herald. The former Scottish secretary said he and his family were the victims of "vicious" abuse following the controversy in which he admitted leaking a memo in a bid to undermine the first minister.

The National writes that a row has broken out over the future of a Scottish Six news programme after the UK government launched its new BBC Charter Review, insisting the corporation must look to "contribute to the social cohesion and well-being of the United Kingdom".

Stretched hospitals have spent nearly £250m on costly locum doctors and nurses to fill gaps in the rotas, reports The Scotsman.

The Times of Scotland writes that China's investment in Britain has come under fresh scrutiny after Beijing was revealed to be the country's biggest provider of surveillance equipment.

Scotland will "never be able to afford independence unless it lifts a ban on fracking", says the Scottish Daily Mail, which leads with the words of billionaire Grangemouth energy plant owner Jim Ratcliffe.

The Daily Record leads with its campaign to secure life-extending cancer drugs for a mother, desperate to spend more time with her young sons. After publishing the story on its front page on Thursday, in which Anne Maclean-Chang issued a direct plea to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, it emerged that NHS Grampian would pay for the drugs.

A bride-to-be was battered to death by her jealous lover when he found her in bed with his best man, writes The Scottish Sun, as it reports the case of James McCarten, who has been found guilty of murdering Anna Rosenberg.

Liam Payne has said he is the "luckiest man in world" in a twitter post making reference to his relationship with X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, according to the Daily Star of Scotland.

A top academic has accused a Highland hospital of failing his father in the days before his painful death, reports the Press and Journal.

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