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Scotland's papers: Breast cancer screening 'blunder'

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Image caption The Herald is one of several papers to focus on nearly 2,000 women aged over 70 not being invited to their final breast screening review. NHS Scotland is to contact the women to arrange screenings after admitting a computer failure caused the "blunder".
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail takes the view that hundreds of women "have been denied life-saving breast checks" because of the "potentially devastating" delay in the screening system. The paper says that, in some cases, the last tests carried out on the women were six years ago.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express says problems with NHS Scotland's automated system meant letters to patients inviting them to be screened were not sent. Cancer charities have described the error as "absolutely shocking".
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Image caption The Scotsman leads with Health Secretary Jeane Freeman apologising to all those affected by the breast screening delay and accepting it would be a "worrying time" for the women involved. The paper's front page also features a picture of Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson, who has been on maternity leave, cradling her three-month old baby in the House of Commons.
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Image caption Elsewhere, The Scottish Sun tells how police have not received a single call from the public over the drive-by murder of Gary More last week. The detective in charge of the investigation said officers had been met with "a wall of silence" from potential witnesses since the shooting in Gartness, Airdrie.
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Image caption The Daily Record features claims by a union boss that former first minister Alex Salmond's "explosive temper" and the behaviour of other ministers "disturbed" civil servants. The paper says the claims, which did not lead to any formal complaints being lodged, were raised by trade unions almost a decade ago. Mr Salmond declined to give a comment to the newspaper.
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Image caption The Times says the governor of the Bank of England has warned Theresa May's cabinet that house prices would fall by 35% over three years after a "chaotic no-deal Brexit". Mark Carney is said to have told ministers that spiralling mortgage rates would cause a crash in the housing market.
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Image caption The National also follows a Brexit theme, saying failure to secure a deal with the EU could lead to Scottish travellers being stopped from entering EU countries. The Scottish government has warned those travelling on passports with less than six months to their expiry date could be "knocked back at the border".
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Image caption The i says the UK government will consider lifting limits on Britain's GM crop research after leaving the EU. The paper quotes leading scientists who say the move could tackle disease and "improve global crop yields".
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Image caption The Daily Star says one of Britain's top soap actresses "has revealed her torment over losing custody of her children". The un-named actress is said to have admitted that she has "messed up" her private life.
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Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads with Theresa May accusing Moscow of "insulting the public's intelligence" after two Russian agents accused of the Salisbury poisonings insisted they were merely tourists. The men went on Russian TV to claim they made a weekend visit to Britain to see Salisbury Cathedral and were the victims of a "fantastical coincidence".
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Image caption The Courier's Dundee edition leads with fire service managers pledging all fire stations in the city will remain open as Dundee "reels from three devastating blazes in a week". Fears have been raised that some of the stations could be under threat because of staffing issues.
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Image caption The Press and Journal's Inverness and Highlands edition says council chiefs in the region could order a "£120m spending spree" on public toilets, car parks and roads if they win powers to introduce a so-called tourist tax. Local authority bosses in the north have joined forces with their counterparts in Aberdeen and Edinburgh to press for the levy.

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