Scotland

Scotland's papers: Police safety fears and Gascoigne assault trial

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Image caption The Herald says a Police Scotland officer's sexual discrimination tribunal has heard that the force is operating at minimum staffing levels for safety because "every penny is a prisoner".
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Image caption The Scottish Sun features former footballer Paul Gascoigne facing trial over an alleged sexual assault on a woman while on a train.
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Image caption The Daily Start focuses on the same story, with the player known as Gazza denying he has done anything wrong.
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Image caption The Herald says a Police Scotland officer's sexual discrimination tribunal has heard that the force is operating at minimum staffing levels for safety because "every penny is a prisoner".
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Image caption The Scotsman leads with a poll which it says suggests the majority of Scots would vote to stay as part of the United Kingdom rather than back Scottish independence.
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Image caption The Daily Record features a "spooked" student who claims she is being stalked on Instagram by a classmate who copies images of her lifestyle and posts them.
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Image caption The Daily Express leads with Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon "stepping up her threat to derail Brexit" ahead of talks with prime minister Theresa May.
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Image caption The i says the UK's transition period with the EU could remain in place until 2022, six years after the UK voted to leave.
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Image caption The Daily Mail features a "damning" official report into an assault on a grandmother by a convicted murderer on home leave, which it says was "preventable".
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Image caption The National questions why Scottish Secretary David Mundell has not resigned despite being "unable to say that Scotland will be better off after his government's Brexit deal".
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Image caption The Times reports that doctors who work for insurance company Travel Insurance Facilities are being investigated by the General Medical Council amid accusations they denied suitable care to policyholders.
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Image caption The Daily Telegraph's lead story follows the ongoing political saga over Brexit, quoting Theresa May's critics admitting their attempts to unseat the PM have "stalled".
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Image caption The Press and Journal's Aberdeenshire edition says Aberdeen City Council boss Angela Scott "has racked up a £7,500 bill by staying in Aberdeen hotels for almost 100 nights during her leadership".
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Image caption The Courier's Angus edition says a councillor has been banned from all council meetings for three months after a complaint hearing found him guilty of inappropriate behaviour towards four women.

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