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Scotland's papers: Protest 'shut down' and HIV data leaked

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Image caption Climate protestors who lay in the street blocking rush-hour traffic in Edinburgh on Monday appear on two front pages. Police said "a small number of arrests" were made on Lothian Road, where six people were staging a roadblock.
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Image caption "Shut down" is the take from the Edinburgh Evening News which also highlights plans to reduce traffic in the city centre. Extinction Rebellion Scotland are camped outside the Scottish Parliament ahead of MSPs discussing the Climate Change Bill on Tuesday.
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Image caption Meanwhile, in the Highlands and investigation has been launched into a data breach which leaked the names of several patients with HIV, according to The Press and Journal. The paper reports that details of 40 people were sent in an email and that NHS Highland has issued an apology.
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Image caption Doctors are cutting back their hours because of huge tax bills and have warned patient waiting times could increase, reports The Herald. The paper highlights details of a survey where one doctor calculated that by taking on extra work they would pay £2 in tax for every £1 earned.
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Image caption The Scottish Express leads with an interview with Alexanda Kotey, a Londoner accused of being a terrorist who was captured in January 2018. Last year the UK said he had been stripped of British citizenship, alongside El Shafee Elsheikh, but the paper reports he still wants to return home.
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Image caption Dundee's drugs crisis is on the rise as the number of drug-related deaths has doubled in the last decade, reports The Courier. The paper's lead story looks at the Drug Deaths in Tayside 2018 report, which notes 53 deaths in the city last year alone.
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Image caption Following on from its lead story on Monday, The National again focuses on Jeremy Hunt's claim that he would set conditions for a Scottish independence referendum if he were to become prime minister. The paper spoke to former first minister Henry McLeish who condemned the remarks, saying the Conservatives are "not in any position to lecture Scotland".
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Image caption A man convicted of murdering his girlfriend plans to launch an appeal for his release, according to the Daily Record. Luke Mitchell's mother Corinne hopes that alleged new evidence will be tested and prove her son is innocent, the paper reports.
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Image caption One candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party makes headlines on three front pages. According to the i, Rory Stewart - once a "rank outsider" to be the UK's next prime minister - has warned frontrunner Boris Johnson that 100 Tory MPs would be willing to vote against any government trying to leave the EU without a formal withdrawal deal.
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Image caption Mr Stewart is facing questions over his past, amid suggestions he was recruited as a spy by the UK's overseas intelligence agency, MI6, before going into politics, reports The Daily Telegraph. The international development secretary has emerged as second-favourite for the top job, behind Mr Johnson, the paper adds.
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Image caption However, the Times says environment secretary Michael Gove is trying to halt Mr Stewart's momentum. Mr Gove writes in the paper that colleagues should ensure the final two candidates in the vote "believe in Brexit" to avoid polarising the party. Mr Stewart is the only candidate not saying he can secure a better Brexit deal than that negotiated by Mrs May, the paper points out.
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Image caption Charity Women's Aid has complained about the behaviour of Love Island contestant Joe Garrett, suggesting it shows "subtle signs of control" that are common in abusive relationships, according to The Scottish Sun. It quotes an ITV spokeswoman saying: "We take the emotional wellbeing of all the Islanders extremely seriously."
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Image caption The actor who played R2D2 in the most recent Star Wars films wants a part in Coronation Street, according to the Daily Star of Scotland. Jimmy Vee, who is 1.12m (3ft 7in) in height, is "sick of being cast because of his height and wants a real part - however small," the paper reports.
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Image caption And the Scottish Daily Mail reports that watchdogs will fast-track fines for businesses that "overcharge, mislead or exploit" customers as part of new crackdown measures announced by Theresa May.

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