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The papers: Breast cancer breakthrough

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Image caption The Scotsman reports on a "fundamental change" in how breast cancer is treated. It says women with the most common form of early breast cancer normally undergo surgery before receiving chemotherapy. But the findings of a new trial mean that between 3,000 and 5,000 UK women with the disease could avoid chemotherapy in the future.
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Image caption The study's findings will affect practice in cancer clinics from today, reports the i. The trial of more than 10,000 women found that nine-year survival rates were 93.9% among women without chemotherapy and 93.8% among those who did receive the treatment. Charity Breast Cancer Now said the "landmark" findings were "fantastic news".
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Image caption Gangsters are preying on vulnerable pensioners, according to the front page of The Herald. It highlights the findings of a new report which discovered that organised crime gangs attempted to exploit people's fears over the so-called "bedroom tax" to, in effect, seize spare rooms, sheds and garages which are then used for drug dealing or racketeering.
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Image caption The UK government's handling of Brexit makes the front page of the Scottish Daily Express. It came after former cabinet minister Priti Patel criticised the "negativity" at the top of government. Mrs Patel told a magazine that the Conservatives had become "lazy" and were "talking down" the British economy.
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Image caption Brexit also leads The National, which raises fears that Britain could quickly run out of food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a deal. It focuses on the contents of a "secret UK government briefing" which was leaked to The Sunday Times.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail reports that 38,000 people in Scotland had to pay more income tax than their counterparts in England last year. Taxpayers in Scotland start paying the 40p tax rate at £43,000 but the threshold has risen to £46,350 elsewhere in the UK.
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Image caption Smoothies, fruit juices and sugary breakfast cereals face being banned from Scotland's school meals, reports The Times Scotland. Under plans to be unveiled by Education Secretary John Swinney, school lunches will have at least two portions of vegetables and a pot of fruit, and lower sugar limits will be imposed.
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Image caption Ed Sheeran has claimed victory over ticket touts following a series of gigs in Glasgow, according to the Daily Record. He praised hundreds of fans who queued up to buy new tickets at face-value after Viagogo sold them invalid briefs at inflated prices. "We'll keep on doing stuff like this to protect my fans," he said.
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Image caption Cracks have been found on a bridge taking motorists under the A90, reports the north-east edition of The Press and Journal. A farmer spotted the cracks on the underpass built for local residents as part of a dualling scheme between Balmedie and Tipperty. Transport Scotland confirmed the "defects" had been identified and repairs will be carried out.
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Image caption The Daily Telegraph says Theresa May is expected to lift a cap on doctors from outside the EU amid concerns over NHS staff shortages. The paper reports that discussions on the issue are at a "fairly developed stage", after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, persuaded the prime minister to relax the restrictions.
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Image caption Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan is campaigning for more cash for the armed forces, reports The Daily Star of Scotland. Ms Keegan now plays an army medic in the BBC drama Our Girl.
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Image caption The Scottish Sun reports that Eastenders actress Jessie Wallace was sent home drunk from the British Soap Awards.

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