Scotland

The papers: 'Civil war' in Scottish Labour

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Image caption Richard Leonard's decision to sack of two of his most prominent front bench team is described as a "victory for factionalism" in The Scotsman. It says Anas Sarwar and Jackie Baillie were seen as "centrist" members of the Scottish Labour party, which has seen a widening split between Mr Leonard's left-wing allies and its more moderate wing.
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Image caption The National says the sacking of Mr Sarwar has raised concerns of "institutional racism" within the Scottish Labour party. Mr Sarwar said he learned of his removal on social media while leading for Labour in a health debate at Holyrood.
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Image caption The i newspaper is one of many which lead with the deteriorating relations between Russia and the west. It carries a photograph of four men identified by Dutch and UK officials as Russian spies who were expelled from the Netherlands after trying to hack into a chemicals weapons watchdog.
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Image caption The Times says western powers joined forces to humiliate Russian president Vladimir Putin in exposing the alleged hacking attempt. The paper reports that the men's phones and laptops were seized, revealing a "trove of intelligence" linking the Russian intelligence service to cyber zattacks around the world.
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Image caption At the time of the foiled attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, it was analysing samples of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury poisonings, The Daily Telegraph reports.
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Image caption Britain's security and intelligence services are braced for retaliation from the Kremlin after the alleged attack was exposed, according the Scottish Daily Express.
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Image caption A UK power station or a bank could be Russia's next target, a foreign office minister told the Scottish Daily Mail. It adds that security officials have accused the Russian military intelligence unit of mounting cyber attacks against the Foreign Office and the military laboratory at Porton Down.
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Image caption A Scottish company is at the centre of criminal investigation after stockpiling hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and medical waste, according to The Herald.
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Image caption The Daily Record says Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) allegedly allowed a backlog to build up at five English sites. The company is accused of allowing waste to be stored in fridges for excessive periods, in breach of licences, according to the paper.
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Image caption More than £60m of NHS Tayside debt is to be written of by the Scottish government, according to The Courier.
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Image caption The head of the UK's advertising watchdog has told The Press and Journal that the agency will continue to clamp down on misleading claims about "free mainland delivery".
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Image caption Christiano Ronaldo is on the front page of The Scottish Sun, which reports that he will miss Scotland's "glamour friendly" with Portugal. The footballer is facing rape allegations, which he "firmly" denies.
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Image caption One of the stars of Only Fools and Horses hits out at political correctness, in a story on the front page of The Daily Star of Scotland.

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