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Scotland's front pages: Brexit job claims and rapist rehoming plan

George Osborne will deliver a stark economic warning on the costs of Brexit to Scotland today, saying tens of thousands of jobs would be lost if the UK voted to leave the EU, reports The Scotsman.

By contrast, The Times leads with the news that one of Britain's leading businessmen has told his 6,000 UK employees that there is "very little to fear" from leaving the European Union and he is confident the country can "stand on its own two feet".

The deadline for registering to vote in this month's EU referendum has been extended until midnight tonight after the Electoral Commission's website crashed hours ahead of the initial cut-off on Tuesday, says The National.

BHS was "held to ransom" by Sir Philip Green and the pensions regulator, former owner Dominic Chappell has claimed, as he battled to deflect attention from his role in the demise of the 88-year-old retailer during his appearance at a Commons select committee, reports The Telegraph.

The Scottish Daily Express leads with the same story and reports how the committee heard that Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green, threatened to kill the retailer's ex-chief executive amid questions of theft from the firm.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the Scottish government's Named Person policy and says ministers have been forced to back down over the state guardianship scheme after it was branded "the most illiberal policy in Holyrood history".

A secret home earmarked by a council for Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens has been "ditched" after it was mobbed by locals, claims The Scottish Sun.

The Daily Record leads with the same story and says about 150 locals gathered at the house in Pathhead in Midlothian, which the paper says is being turned into a "fortress" in anticipation of the release of Greens.

A clip of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson making a box is more popular than Chris Evans' new take on the show, claims the Daily Star of Scotland on its front page.

The Courier says MSPs at Holyrood have given their backing to the paper's campaign to have energy drinks banned from Scotland's secondary schools.

There is relief after a third crossing over the River Don, which is £2m over budget and months overdue, is finally opened, says The Press and Journal.

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