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Scotland's newspapers: Nursery choking death and 'lab rats' claims

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Image caption The death of a child who choked on food at an Edinburgh nursery features on a number of front pages, including The Scottish Sun. It reports that the 10-month-old boy choked on a piece of mango.
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Image caption The same story leads The Scotsman's front page, which reports that the child died at the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning. It says the owners of the Bright Horizons nursery said they were "devastated" by the incident.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the Infected Blood Inquiry, where on Thursday a father of identical twin boys said he believed his sons were treated as "lab rats" after being infected by HIV through contaminated blood products. One boy was given a trial drug but the other was not, and died at age 17.
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Image caption The same story is featured on the front page of the Scottish Daily Express as the paper highlights how the family "relived" their trauma as they told their story to the inquiry in Edinburgh on Thursday. The father also claimed that his son's brain was removed for tests after his death without his knowledge or permission.
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Image caption "Blundering NHS" is The Herald's take, also highlighting the post-mortem issue. The father told the inquiry he found out that his son's brain had been removed through a chance encounter with a doctor six months after the death.
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Image caption Greenpeace activists who held a 12-day protest on the Cromarty Firth cost £140,000 in police overtime, The Press and Journal reports. The paper says that officers worked nearly 2,000 hours of overtime during the occupation.
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Image caption The Daily Record leads with the "Midsomer Murder" case as a burglar told a court he killed a woman in her home with a hammer. Cristian Sabou was extradited and taken to court over the death of Valerie Graves, who formerly lived in Edinburgh.
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Image caption The National leads with SNP MP Pete Wishart warning the Commons of strain between Holyrood and Westminster as he said the demand for a second independence referendum must be met. The paper quotes Mr Wishart saying: "The Scottish people should always get what the Scottish people want".
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Image caption The UK raising the threat to British ships in Iranian waters in the Gulf makes the front page of the i. The paper says there are fears that UK oil tankers are at risk from gunboat attack.
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Image caption Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has pledged to boost funding for the Royal Navy if he becomes the next prime minister, the Daily Telegraph reports. Writing in the paper, he cites this week's clash between Britain and Iran in the Gulf as proof that the navy needs more warships.
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Image caption The Times reports that posession of drugs in Scotland has been "virtually decriminalised" as figures show prosecutors have dismissed the majority of cases. It comes as the SNP calls for more devolved powers to reform drug law in a similar style to Portugal, which decriminalised all drugs in 2001.
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Image caption Financial workers in Dundee face uncertainty as Alliance Trust Savings plans to offload some of its customer base to an online investment firm based in England, reports The Courier.
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Image caption And the Daily Star of Scotland leads with claims that former Rangers star Paul Gascoigne's social media accounts have been hacked.

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