Scotland

Scotland's papers: Rail users hit by price rise and Corbyn's 'coup'

Image caption The announcement that rail fares are to go up by 2.8% makes the front pages of several papers. The i says the price hike has sparked fresh calls for Scotland's rail network to be nationalised.
Image caption The Herald leads with the same story, saying the price rise will see passengers paying more than £120 a year extra on some of Scotland's main routes. The paper reports that the latest increase means prices will have gone up by 6.3% in the space of a year.
Image caption Jeremy Corbyn is the lead for some of the papers, including the Daily Mail, which says the Labour leader is plotting "a desperate coup" to be caretaker prime minister.
Image caption The Daily Telegraph leads on the same story, saying the Labour leader's move had long been expected, but "it was thought he would not act until MPs returned from the summer recess".
Image caption The Daily Express focuses on Boris Johnson's warning to pro-EU MPs that their attempts to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal are backfiring by making the last resort option more likely.
Image caption The Scotsman says an increase in drug-related deaths is one of the reasons behind a fall in life expectancy levels across the country. The average age a man is predicted to reach in Scotland is now 77, while a woman can expect to live to 81.1 - representing a small decline of 0.1 years.
Image caption The Daily Record says a puppy dealer who was shot in a suspected gangland attack is now running an operation breeding so-called designer dogs. The paper claims dogs are sold for thousands of pounds a time at the man's kennels and clinic in Strathaven, North Lanarkshire.
Image caption The Times splashes with its own investigation which it claims reveals that call handlers working for the police have been trained to mislead victims of fraud into thinking their cases will be investigated, when most are never looked at again. It quotes Home Secretary Priti Patel as saying she is very concerned and has asked the police for an urgent update.
Image caption The Sun claims Prince Harry has caused outrage by using a private jet for the second time in two weeks despite his own warnings about the risks of climate change.
Image caption The National reports that pro-independence campaigners have struck a deal with Aberdeen City Council to guarantee that a march through the city goes ahead. The All Under One Banner group has predicted that 15,000 people will join the protest calling for a second independence referendum.
Image caption The Daily Star says Rangers FC have called for an apology from Kilmarnock FC, the BBC and an MSP over comments made about the club's fans following controversial scenes at the end of a Scottish Premiership match. Some Rangers supporters ran onto the pitch after Rangers scored a late winning goal on the opening day of the season, while fans were also caught in a crush outside the ground.
Image caption The Press and Journal's Highlands edition leads with a different footballing theme. It says Ross County FC is to send coaches to Highland schools to "fill voids in physical education and bridge gaps" which the club blames on education cutbacks. The Dingwall club has won sponsorship from seven local businesses to support 20 schools.
Image caption The Courier's Dundee edition leads with councillors being warned of further post-Brexit cuts to services. The city council faces a predicted £80m shortfall in its budget over the next 10 years.

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