Scotland's papers: Scot's tourist arrest 'shock' and defiant Leonard

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Image caption, Under the headline 'That's Potty', The Scottish Sun reports on the case of a Scots tourist who was jailed in the Greek island of Corfu for being caught with a cannabis grinder - in Qatar. The 27-year-old was arrested on an international warrant over the discovery in the Middle East last year, with Qatari authorities now calling for his extradition.
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Image caption, The Edinburgh Evening News also leads with the story, saying the Scots engineer has described the events as "hell".
Image caption, The travails of Scottish Labour leader, Richard Leonard, make the front pages after four MSPs in his party called for him to go. The National describes the story as "mutiny in the branch office" in reference to comments from former leader Johann Lamont who resigned over the attitude of Westminster colleagues to the Scottish party.
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Image caption, The Daily Telegraph claims that Mr Leonard must quit as leader of Scottish Labour to "save the Union" and says that failure to do so could hand Nicola Sturgeon more power in the Scottish Parliament.
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Image caption, Richard Leonard also makes the front page of The Scotsman, but the paper's main splash focuses on claims that a second wave of coronavirus could wipe out almost half of Scotland's hotels and restaurants, according to a new study by the University of Edinburgh.
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Image caption, Meanwhile, The Herald says the number of Covid cases in hospitals may have been over-counted after an Oxford University academic questioned why Scotland's rate was more than nine times higher than those in England.
Image caption, The Courier focuses on the first death from coronavirus in Perth and Kinross in three months, reporting that the woman had been a patient at Auchterarder Hospital.
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Image caption, A woman suffering from cystic fibrosis has said she has been given a second chance at life, reports the Daily Record, after she was given a life-saving drug that the paper says has turned her life around in a matter of weeks.
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Image caption, The desire for a bigger garden in the wake of lockdown restrictions is fuelling a property boom, which has seen house prices "keep on soaring", according to the Scottish Daily Mail.
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Image caption, The Scottish Daily Express leads with the BBC's U-turn over its decision not to feature the words of Rule Britannia at this year's Proms. In a "spectacular climbdown" the Corporation has announced that both Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory will be sung in full at next week's event.
Image caption, The Greek tourism minister has criticised Nicola Sturgeon's "harsh" quarantine order for the country, reports The Times. Harry Theocharis called the measure - which means Scots returning from a holiday in Greece will have to quarantine for 14 days amid concerns about levels of coronavirus in the country - "disproportionate".
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Image caption, The deadly nerve agent Novichok was used on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, says the i newspaper, as it reports on German doctors who found traces of the Soviet-era chemical weapon in his system after he fell ill in Siberia.
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Image caption, Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of "double standards" over Covid restrictions in Greater Glasgow and Clyde after limits were placed on social contact in people's homes, but do allow for pub and restaurant visits, writes the Press and Journal. The paper quotes Aberdeen Conservative politician Douglas Lumsden, who says, by contrast, Aberdeen was subject to full lockdown conditions, showing it was "one rule for the central belt and one rule for Aberdeen".
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Image caption, Ant and Dec thought about ending their TV partnership, says the Daily Star, after Dec entered rehab for addiction issues and saw his marriage collapse.
Image caption, The Evening Express devotes its front page to the exploits of a "£13m swindler", who the paper says spent his victims' money and fleeced families out of savings.
Image caption, The Glasgow Times writes that "sick thugs" set fire to the home of a grandmother who had died and say her family have been left "searching for answers" about the attack.
Image caption, The Dundee Evening Telegraph reports how police in the city are being called out to incidents at multi-storey blocks of flats 22 times a week, according to official figures.

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