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Scotland's papers: Brexit 'slapdown' and daughter's video hell

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has emphatically ruled out a separate Scottish deal on Brexit, potentially pushing Nicola Sturgeon closer to a second independence referendum, writes The Herald.

Likewise, The Scotsman says Mr Hammond dealt a "crushing blow" to Nicola Sturgeon's Brexit strategy when he ruled out Scotland forging a separate EU deal from the rest of the UK.

The chancellor has told Nicola Sturgeon to get back in line and to stop "clutching at straws" over Europe, dismissing any possibility of Scotland getting a special deal on Brexit, is how The National reports the story.

In a "surprisingly hardline intervention" during a trip north of the border, Mr Hammond said that Edinburgh could not negotiate special terms on immigration or access to the single market, writes The Times Scotland.

The i paper says the intervention is "a major blow to Nicola Sturgeon's hopes of securing special arrangements for Scotland" on trade and immigration following Brexit.

Philip Hammond "killed off" separate arrangements with the EU over trade and immigration, describing them as "not a realistic prospect", according to The Scottish Daily Express.

In other news, The Scottish Daily Mail features an image of Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, who has died at the age of 86 following - what the paper calls - a secret four-year battle with dementia that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak.

The Scottish Sun leads with an interview with hostage David Haines' daughter, who has revealed to Cosmopolitan magazine that she watched a video of his barbaric execution over and over in secret to remember his face and voice.

Former Rangers and Scotland captain Barry Ferguson has urged young footballers to "nail" the "depraved animal" abusers who preyed on them, reports the Daily Record.

Fresh multi-million-pound plans to breathe new life into an iconic Aberdeen city centre park are being unveiled to the public for the first time, says the Press and Journal.

A man is to stand trial accused of trying to run over two traffic wardens in a Dundee car park, reports The Courier.

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