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Scotland's papers: NHS reform and the Great British Bake Off winner

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The Herald says the NHS is facing "unprecedented" cuts to frontline services while ministers have failed to outline "a coherent vision" for the health system, according to a report by the public finances watchdog.

National Health Shambles is how the Scottish Daily Mail describes the story, saying the report "lays bare the crisis facing Scotland's beleaguered health service".

The Times reports claims the NHS in Scotland is struggling to cope with an ageing population, soaring drug costs, staff shortages and tough savings targets.

The Scotsman leads on warnings that efforts to reform the NHS are being hampered by "soaring costs, staffing pressures and unprecedented savings targets".

The Aberdeenshire edition of The Press and Journal says NHS Grampian has been hit by a £12m shortfall.

Elsewhere, the Daily Record leads with killer John Leathem appealing against his 27-year minimum sentence for the murder of schoolgirl Paige Doherty.

A mum was allegedly robbed at knifepoint by a boy she nursed over the trauma of a school sex scandal, reports The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Star of Scotland says Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown is set for a £1m payday by launching her own lipstick range and luxury cake firm.

Scotland's Brexit Minister hits out at Prime Minister Theresa May's "hypocrisy" after Euro leak, according to The National.

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