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Scotland's papers: Over 65s 'forced' to work on

Image caption The i reveals Scotland is becoming increasingly reliant on an army of older workers, with the number of over-65s shunning retirement almost doubling in a decade. Official statistics showed 84,700 people aged 65 or older were in regular employment last year despite reaching the state pension age.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express says a quarter of workers staying on past retirement age are doing so for financial reasons. The paper speculates that people are not saving enough to be able to stop working when they choose to.
Image caption Brexit makes the front page of The Scotsman, which claims doctors' leaders have warned that "cutting off" the supply of European Union medics coming to work in Scotland after Brexit will have a "disastrous" impact on the NHS.
Image caption Brexit in-fighting in the Tory party makes the front of the Telegraph. The paper reports that Environment Secretary Michael Gove has accused Chancellor Philip Hammond of being "short-sighted" in a letter to Cabinet colleagues. The prominent Brexiteer has blamed the Treasury for a defeat in the House of Lords last week that could force the UK government to retain EU environmental protections after Brexit.
Image caption The Herald claims Scottish banks are among the biggest offenders when it comes to charging "rip-off overdraft fees". Researchers at Which? studied 16 high street banks and examined the cost of borrowing £100 for 30 days in an unarranged current account overdraft. They found that with RBS it would cost £144 - six times higher than a pay-day loan.
Image caption Brexit has cost households at least £900 a year, and the UK's economy is £40bn smaller as a result, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney in The Times Scotland. His comments have been criticised by prominent Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson.
Image caption "Outdated and out of touch" is how Scottish Daily Mail readers describe the House of Lords. The paper's poll of voters has revealed that a third of Scots want the upper house to be scrapped entirely.
Image caption The National reports that a Tory councillor, who denied racism, has been kicked out of the party over links to the BNP. After discovering posts describing "Steve Goldsack" as the party's "Scottish security adviser, The National passed the material to the Scottish Conservatives media team in Edinburgh, who rescinded councillor Goldsack's membership of the party.
Image caption The Scottish Sun leads with an apology from BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin after she was accused of cheating during a ­prestigious triathlon race. An angry triathlete slammed Ms Minchin for receiving help in the Slateman event in Snowdonia.
Image caption In the Daily Record, a "motivational guru" claims the stress of a five-year battle with Police Scotland 'killed' his partner. Bev Johnson died suddenly after compiling a report for MSPs about her partner's experience. The paper says David Yeoman believes the stress of dealing with his fight may have contributed to his partner's sudden death.
Image caption The Press and Journal's lead is about a shortbread factory worker who has been jailed for six years for a brutal attack on a female supervisor. This shares the front page with a picture of a stag with discarded rope stuck on its antlers after two red stags died when they became tangled in rope on a beach on the island of Rum.
Image caption The Daily Star of Scotland claims police have taped off a site in Perthshire visited by Moors murderer Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. It is part of the inquiry into the death of 22-year-old Annalise Johnson two weeks ago.

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