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Scotland's papers: Cancer ward death 'lies' and Prince Andrew's Epstein interview

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image captionThe mother of a 10-year-old girl who died from an infection at the Royal Hospital fo Children in Glasgow says she feels "let down and lied to" over concerns about contaminated water at the hospital, The Scotsman reports.
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image captionThe Herald writes that Milly Main was in remission from cancer when she caught the infection, which a whistleblower has now said was linked to an infected water supply. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde told the paper it was not possible to conclude where the infection in 2017 came from.
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image captionSeveral of the papers lead with a BBC interview with Prince Andrew over his links to the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The Times reports that the Prince had "no recollection" of meeting abuse victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has said Epstein forced her to have sex with Andrew when she was a teenager.
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image captionThe Express describes the interview with Emily Maitlis, which is being aired on Saturday night, as a TV grilling for the Duke of York, who said he admitted he "let the side down".
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image captionThe Daily Mail describes Prince Andrew's decision to speak to the BBC as a "make or break" TV interview. The duke says he regretted going to stay with Epstein in New York after he was released from prison. "The problem was the fact that once he had been convicted, I stayed with him," the duke said.
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image captionThe i newspaper calls the interview "extraordinary" and a "high-risk strategy for the royals". The paper says the Duke of York - the Queen's second son - admitted "his shame" about his continued friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, who took his own life earlier this year while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
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image captionThe Sun describes Prince Andrew as "grovelling" as he apologised for staying friends with Epstein. The paper calls the BBC Newsnight interview a "TV bombshell", and "the most astonishing royal TV moment since Diana spoke about the breakdown of her and Charles's marriage".
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image captionIn other news, The National reports that the SNP predicts it will gain seats from Labour in the general election as independence-backing voters change allegiances.
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image captionPeople have been warned not to eat salmon that went missing from the scene of a truck crash, the Press and Journal reports.
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image captionEdinburgh's Gorgie City Farm could be saved from closure after 10 groups stepped forward to declare an interest in taking it over, Edinburgh Evening News reports.
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image captionThe Daily Star looks ahead to the start of this year's series of ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. Former footballer Ian Wright, who will appear as one of the stars in the jungle when it airs on Sunday, says he is a serial sleepwalker, the paper reports.