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Scotland's papers: Sex attacker who walked free is 'danger to girls'

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Image caption The Daily Record leads with the question "You call this justice?" after a 17-year-old convicted of six sex attacks including an attempted rape walked free from court. A victim branded him a "danger to girls" as she told the paper she was "living in fear" of the boy, who was sentenced by Lord Kinclaven.
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Image caption Domestic policy leads the Daily Express, which quotes Boris Johnson ordering the BBC to "save free TV". The corporation says it cannot afford to continue funding free licences for all over-75s without cutting services. But the prime minister says the BBC should "cough up".
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Image caption The i's lead story focuses on comments from Mr Johnson that it will be "touch and go" whether the UK will leave the EU with a formal Brexit deal. The prime minister was "jovial" at the G7 summit in Biarritz, southern France, despite "nothing new" emerging from his meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk, it says.
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Image caption The Times reports Mr Johnson's view that the UK would "easily cope" with a no-deal Brexit, should the need arise. The paper finds space on its front page for its top cricket writer - and ex-England captain - Mike Atherton after Ben Stokes led England to an unlikely comeback victory over Australia in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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Image caption Similarly, The Daily Telegraph leads with the PM's comments on a no-deal Brexit, as well as the revelation that Donald Trump wants to strike a post-Brexit trade deal "within a year". It comes as other ministers draw up plans for a "Commons rebellion" to prevent a no-deal scenario, the paper reports.
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Image caption Meanwhile the focus of The Scotsman's front page highlights trade tensions between the US and China as Mr Johnson discussed a post-Brexit deal with the American President. The paper says Mr Johnson "sounded a warning" as economists fear the global economy is heading for a recession.
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Image caption The Edinburgh Evening News leads with operations postponed for patients over the age of 75 in NHS Lothian, as well as a preview of Monday's fireworks display at Edinburgh Castle which will mark the end of festival season.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail also leads with issues in NHS Lothian as it highlights "hospital failings" and "embarrassment for the SNP". Managers from NHS England have been sent to review waiting lists for the health board, the paper reports.
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Image caption Nicola Sturgeon features on the front page of The National as she criticises Boris Johnson's comments that a Brexit deal is now "touch and go". The SNP r at Westminster leader Ian Blackford is also quoted saying the prime minister can't "trample over democracy".
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Image caption The Courier leads with a "complex" fire at a secondary school in Fife which broke out on Sunday night. More than 80 firefighters worked through the night with 15 fire appliances to tackle the blaze at Woodmill High School in Dunfermline.
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Image caption "Third world ScotRail" is The Scottish Sun's headline after the rail firm came under fire from angry passengers over major disruption to services to and from Edinburgh on Saturday night. People travelling from Waverley and Haymarket complained that services were cancelled and trains were "dangerously overcrowded".
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Image caption Average house prices in Aberdeen have increased to over £200,000 due to a boost in the oil and gas industry, The Press and Journal reports. It is the first time properties have risen in value since 2017, the paper says.
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Image caption The Herald's lead story is on a teacher who was sacked for showing an 18-rated war film to pupils at Mearns Castle High School in East Renfrewshire. Jonathan Guetta showed S1 pupils Waltz With Bashir - a film about the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre.
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Image caption And The Daily Star of Scotland reports that Coleen Rooney was photographed without her wedding ring following a "firey phone call" with her husband. It comes after The Sun on Sunday pictured the football star going into a lift with another woman in Vancouver after a night out.

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