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Scotland's papers: Boxer's death and charities' cash struggle

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The Scotsman says almost £400m of taxpayers' money was left sitting in the bank last year instead of going on hard-pressed services, according to public spending watchdogs.

The Herald leads with a report which claims charities are competing with each other in "a cut-throat struggle for funding and even clients".

Details of the boxing match which led to the death of Dundee fighter Mike Towell feature on the front pages of both The Daily Record and The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Record says the boxer suffered "catastrophic head injuries" in a British title eliminator in Glasgow.

The front page of The Scottish Sun features a picture taken just before Mike Towell was knocked down for the second time after taking "a barrage of blows".

The National carries an interview with a Scottish postman who says his Filipino wife was told she didn't speak good enough English to stay in the UK, despite teaching the subject at school.

Millionaire footballers are being allowed to cut their income tax bills under a secret deal with the taxman, according to The Scottish Daily Mail.

The Times says Theresa May has been accused of "control freakery" after banishing the "sofa government" and "chillaxing" of David Cameron's regime as she tightens her grip across Whitehall.

The Scottish Daily Express says Scotland's "soft touch justice system" has come under fire after a man convicted of torturing a man with a blowtorch was allowed out on day release.

Highland residents have been told that they still hold the key to solving one of the country's most shocking murders, according to The Press and Journal.

The Courier leads with a story about the world's leading designers being given the chance to transform Perth City Hall.

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