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Scotland's papers: Runaway bus crush and Brexit deal 'impossible'

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Image caption The Edinburgh Evening News reports that a mechanic has been left seriously injured after he was struck by a "runaway bus" in a Lothian depot. The paper says an investigation has been launched and a report will be submitted to the Health and Safety Executive.
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Image caption A Brexit deal is now "essentially impossible" before the end of the month, reports the Daily Telegraph. The paper's story, based on a No 10 source, suggests German Chancellor Angela Merkel's insistence that Northern Ireland must stay aligned with the EU is "the death knell" for a deal. Last month, MPs passed a bill in Parliament saying that if no deal was reached between the UK and EU by 19 October then Boris Johnson must write to the EU and seek an extension to the deadline.
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Image caption "No deal gets real" is the headline of The Scotsman as EU figures accuse Boris Johnson of playing a "stupid blame game". The paper also highlights how the Scottish government could repurpose the old port at Stranraer as a lorry park in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail leads with a warning from former prime minister Tony Blair who said no deal poses a "profound threat" to the union as the SNP would use it to strengthen their argument for Scottish independence.
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Image caption Similarly The Herald quotes Tony Blair as he warned Jeremy Corbyn not to use the union as a "bargaining chip" to gain support from the SNP. The paper also leads with a breakdown in talks with its headline "Brexit on the brink".
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Image caption Continuing on a similar theme, the Daily Express proclaims: "That's it then!" The paper reports the "angry clash" between Mr Johnson and the EU spells the "end" of the hopes of a deal.
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Image caption The Times is slightly more optimistic about a deal, saying Mr Johnson has one "last chance" to keep his Brexit deal alive. A "vital" face-to-face meeting between Irish leader Leo Varadkar and Mr Johnson "could take place tomorrow", the paper adds.
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Image caption Again The National highlights how Mr Johnson was accused of playing a "blame game" as Donald Tusk reminded him that the futures of the UK and EU are at stake.
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Image caption The Scottish Sun leads with a story of a retired nurse who repeatedly stabbed her daughter after telling her: "I don't love you as much as I used to." Irene Forrester pled guilty to assaulting her daughter to her severe injury and danger of life on Tuesday.
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Image caption Teachers in Fife are at "breaking point", claims The Courier, as they continue teaching pupils at a fire-hit school across various sites while Woodmill High is rebuilt. Pupils are expected to fully return to the Dunfermline school in 2020, but union leaders say teaching staff are now "running on empty" according to the paper.
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Image caption The Daily Record leads with policing costs of marches which involved keeping Irish republican groups separate from loyalist protestors last month. The paper reports the Scottish Police Federation said the public were "losing out".
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Image caption And the Daily Star of Scotland leads with a large breed of pig which has been reared in China to combat what the paper calls a "bacon crisis". It also carries a picture of England cricketer Ben Stokes with his hand on his wife Clare's face. Despite criticism of Stokes, Clare says the pair were just "messing about", adding: "The way this has come across is so far removed from what it was."

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