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Scotland's papers: 'Katherine The Great' and TV's Meldrew ill

Almost without exception, Scotland's front pages are dominated by pictures of an ecstatic Katherine Grainger. The Scot, along with teammate Victoria Thornley, secured double sculls silver, making her the most decorated female British Olympian of all time.

Elsewhere on the front pages, struggling retailers have demanded tax breaks to protect thousands of jobs as businesses face up to the economic turmoil caused by the UK's decision to quit the EU, reports The Herald.

Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to review her business rates policy after retailers and industry representatives objected to the Scottish government's regime, which The Scotsman says puts firms at a competitive disadvantage.

Likewise, the Scottish Daily Express writes that business leaders have "pleaded" with the first minister to "shelve" a "string of tax grabs" as Scotland "teeters on the brink" of recession.

The Times claims that Scotland's Education Secretary John Swinney has been warned that he will "have a battle on his hands" if he tries to press ahead with controversial school reforms.

The National reports on the Court of Appeal case, which is due to determine whether newly-joined members can vote in the UK Labour leadership election. The paper says the party does not have to follow its own rulebook - because the rules give its executive committee power to override them.

The Yorkshire Ripper's "cushy life" in a mental hospital has been brought to an end after he was officially declared sane, says the Scottish Daily Mail.

The Daily Record claims that the son of "Loyalist thug" Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair is due to appear in court in Kilmarnock accused of committing drugs offences while in prison.

"Victor Meldrew legend" Richard Wilson was seriously ill in hospital last night following a heart attack, reports The Scottish Sun. The One Foot In The Grave comic pulled out of a run of shows reprising his curmudgeonly character at the Edinburgh Festival, says the paper.

The Press and Journal reports that three north-east ports are on course to land a multi million pound economic boost, which is expected to generate scores of jobs for Aberdeenshire.

Celebrity Big Brother's "shameless" Chloe Khan faces a hate mob if she is booted from the house tonight, claims the Daily Star of Scotland.

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