Scotland's papers: Aspirin health alert

Theresa May is on the verge of clinching a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will keep the Conservatives in power as Sir John Major warned the move risked endangering Northern Ireland's "fragile" peace process, reports The Herald.

As the prime minister "ignored" the warnings of her predecessor John Major and entered into talks with the hard-right, socially conservative DUP, Mrs May's Scottish secretary explicitly ruled out even talking to the SNP about a second referendum on Scottish independence, writes The National.

Brexit poses a "significant risk" to business and oil sector turbulence has triggered an economic slowdown, according to a Scottish government report forecasting low growth levels over the coming months, says The Scotsman.

Philip Hammond is preparing to lead a battle within the UK government to soften Brexit by keeping Britain inside the EU customs union, The Times has learnt.

European leaders' "impatience" with Britain's post-election "paralysis" boiled over as they hit out at Theresa May's failure to spell out her approach to Brexit talks, according to the i newspaper.

The Scottish Daily Mail accuses First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of being in denial over the result of the general election after the paper says she refused to discuss dropping plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence

In other news, taking a daily aspirin is far more dangerous than was thought, causing more than 3,000 deaths a year, a major study published in The Telegraph suggests.

Likewise, the Scottish Daily Express also has the story and writes that elderly people who take the drug to stave off heart attacks or strokes are 10 times more likely to suffer a fatal bleed than younger patients.

A desperate couple from Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, are offering a whopping £50,000 salary for a new nanny at their "haunted" house - after five quit in a year because of spooky events, claims The Scottish Sun.

A TV chef knocked out two "unruly drunken sailors" in self-defence - but he ended up in court while they got off "scot-free", according to the Daily Record.

Singer Adele has said she will be silent for the next fortnight after doctors warned her to protect her vocal chords ahead of a four-night stint at Wembley stadium, says the Daily Star.

Residents across Dundee were "left in awe" as another huge oil rig arrived at the city's shores. A Gorilla V, which can weigh up to 20,000 tonnes, was towed by Norwegian tug vessel Havila Mercury, and arrived in the Eastern Wharf at the Port of Dundee, writes The Courier.

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