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Scotland's papers: 'Secret' police cuts and 'bagpipe lung'

Scotland has the UK's worst gender pay gap, with females in management roles paid almost £11,000 less on average than their male counterparts, reports The Herald.

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to convince Labour members he can win back support from SNP backers by attacking the Nationalists' credentials as a progressive party during a visit to Scotland this week, The Scotsman says.

The Times writes that China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons.

Musicians have been warned to avoid "bagpipe lung" after fungus growing inside the instrument was linked to the death of one player, reports The National.

Under the headline Police to axe 300 Officers, the Scottish Daily Mail says that "secret" cuts to police numbers will see hundreds of officers axed as Police Scotland faces a "deepening cash crisis".

Calls to drop border controls in Europe have "sparked fury", according to the Scottish Daily Express, which quotes EU president Jean-Claude Juncker describing them as the "worst idea ever".

The Daily Record leads with the case of a lecturer who has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide after stabbing his wife at their home near Glasgow.

The Scottish Sun leads with the same story and says Robert Kerr "butchered" his wife Xin Xin Liu during a "blazing row" in their kitchen after wrongly fearing he was not their children's father.

A six-year-old boy who died alongside his mother after being swept out to sea in treacherous conditions at Aberdeen beach has been described as a "lovely little boy" by his headteacher, reports the Press and Journal.

The Daily Star of Scotland leads with the story of a Rio student who has shared photos of what appears to be Usain Bolt in her bed, after what the paper describes as a "wild night of partying".

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