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Scotland's papers: Industry and GMB union anger over fracking ban

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The Scottish government's decision to indefinitely extend the moratorium on fracking is the lead for several of the papers. The Scotsman says there are warnings that England will now reap the benefits of a "manufacturing and jobs renaissance".

While the move has been welcomed by environmentalists, the Press and Journal says industry organisations and the GMB union are angry that potential jobs will be lost.

"Frack Off" is the headline for the Daily Record, which says the decision is a blow to energy giant Ineos that owns the Grangemouth refinery. The paper also reports that a Scottish man is facing a year in jail in Dubai after a mix-up over a fake £20 note

A plan by Catalan politicians to declare independence from Spain "within days" is the main story for The National which features a photograph of a huge pro-independence demonstration.

The Herald's main story is the Mental Welfare Commission's report on a man who took his own life after psychiatric staff believed he was faking his mental illness.

The Scottish Sun has a photograph which it says shows gunman Stephen Paddock lying dead in his hotel room after he shot dead 58 people at a concert in Las Vegas.

The Courier's Dundee edition leads with the jailing of a convicted rapist from Poland for murder of a couple in Dundee.

The rise in online pornography is to blame for 70% of marriage break-ups in Scotland, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The Scottish Daily Express leads with the threat of industrial action by postal workers in the run-up to Christmas.

The Times focuses on Theresa May's expected message to Conservative conference delegates in which she'll say it's time to "shape up" and end the infighting, while the Telegraph devotes its front page to Boris Johnson's call for Britain to seize the "opportunities" of Brexit.

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