Scotland's papers: P1 testing 'a mess' and high-rise cladding concerns

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The Herald reports on the results of a survey of parents whose children sat controversial P1 literacy and numeracy tests. The social media poll by parent body Connect found that 60% of those surveyed had a negative view of the tests, while a third thought they were well-handled.
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Concerns about the safety of cladding on high-rise buildings in Dundee and Fife lead The Courier. It reports that one multi-storey in Dundee has been fitted with a type of cladding linked to a London fire in which six people died. The paper makes clear that there is no suggestion that the buildings are unsafe.
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The Daily Record reports on a "suicide epidemic sweeping the armed forces", after five military personnel took their own lives in one week. They include Scottish solider Jamie Davies who suffered mental health problems after returning from Afghanistan.
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Businesses in Edinburgh could be charged for allowing employees to park at work, according to The Scotsman. It says city councillors are considering the move in a bid to cut congestion and air pollution.
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Police have investigated more than 500 complaints of "revenge porn" since new laws were introduced last summer, according to The Press and Journal. It reports that 240 complaints have resulted in charges.
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The i reports that universities have been told to deal with a mental health crisis among students as a "top priority". The chief executive of the new higher education watchdog told the paper that young people were growing up in a "very challenging environment".
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The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the continuing anti-Semitism row engulfing Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party. It reports that widows of Israelis killed at the 1972 Olympics have condemned Mr Corbyn over a visit he allegedly made to the graves of militants linked to their deaths. The Mail says Labour insists Mr Corbyn was at the cemetery to commemorate the victims of an Israeli air strike in Tunisia in 1985.
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The National reports that a Scottish judge has stopped the Home Office from deporting a Malaysian Christian woman back to her homeland where she has been attacked for her religion. At the Court of Session, Lady Clark granted the woman leave to appeal the deportation decision, the paper reports.
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The Scottish Sun reports that the father of the Duchess of Sussex fears he will never see his daughter again. Thomas Markle has not spoken to Meghan since she married Prince Harry in May. He told the paper: "I don't expect to see or hear back from her - and that's ok."
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Boris Johnson uses his column in the Daily Telegraph to call for a cut in the "absurdly high" stamp duty to tackle the UK housing crisis. The former foreign secretary describes a lack of housing as the "single biggest and most urgent crisis we face".
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The Times focuses on Theresa May's plans for a bespoke customs deal with the European Union. It says business experts have said it is based on flawed analysis described as "fanciful".
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The Daily Star of Scotland reports that Chloe Ayling, the 21-year-old model who was kidnapped in Milan, is to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.

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