Scotland

The papers: 'Cancer service crumbling' amid staffing crisis

Image caption The Herald leads with claims from a leading radiologist that patients are missing out on life-saving cancer treatment because a lack of radiologists in Scotland has left the service "crumbling".
Image caption The crippling impact of bank closures on communities, charities, pensioners and tourism have been set out in a series of stark warnings to MSPs, The Scotsman says.
Image caption In the Daily Record, consultant Gordon MacGregor says a young cystic fibrosis patient faces a "horrible death" because of funding shortages and health board rules. He says red tape is preventing him from giving drugs to the boy.
Image caption The National leads with the author of the SNP’s Growth Commission report saying an independent Scotland should be a full member of the European Union. Andrew Wilson said it was “in all our interests” to have free trade and movement between Scotland and Europe.
Image caption The Scottish Sun reports that an ex-military officer is suing the MoD for almost £2m amid claims he was "stitched up" as a hit-and-run suspect over the death of a Drymen man.
Image caption The Scottish edition of the Daily Telegraph has Boris Johnson warning that staying in the customs union, or any version of it, will leave the UK unable to form new partnerships across the globe.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with Scotland's commissioner for young people saying children should be allowed to change the gender on their birth certificates from the age of 12, And he said children born the wrong sex should be able to make the legal change without their parents' approval.
Image caption Britons are set to be slapped with a £400m energy bill as “price hike fortnight” hits millions of households this week, according to the front page of the Scottish Daily Express.
Image caption The Scottish edition of The Times says tens of thousands of troops are in line for an above-inflation pay rise as a defence minister called for more than £7bn in extra funding.
Image caption The i reports that Theresa May is facing the threat of another political crisis as senior Conservative MPs call for her to push for reform of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws in the wake of the Irish referendum.
Image caption According to the Daily Star, Scots will be soaking up sizzling weather for another month as Britain gets set for its hottest June.
Image caption The Courier leads with a Fife mum launching a bid for a bone donor for her eight-year-old son. Michael Gartshore was suddenly struck down with aplastic anaemia last month and is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant.
Image caption The Press and Journal says that more than 1,000 properties in the Highlands were without power yesterday after a wildfire damaged the Lochcarron substation.

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