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Scotland's papers: Asthma death rates and BHS demise

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The Scotsman says a lack of basic care for asthma patients is being blamed for "unacceptable" levels of avoidable deaths.

The Herald reports on a warning from a leading surgeon that NHS staff are under pressure to "magic things out of thin air".

The Times has a story about stalking cases, saying Scotland is facing a "significant problem" with complaints reaching a record high.

The Scottish Daily Mail says Sir Philip Green has been accused of blackmail in the row over BHS's £571m pension deficit.

A warning from a top German politician that a badly handled Brexit could send Europe "down the drain" is the story on the front page of the Daily Express.

The National reports that staff and customers were in tears as the last BHS store in Scotland closed its doors for the last time.

The Scottish Sun also has a story about the store's closure, saying staff were sobbing as they joined customers in a sing-along.

Nursing leaders say NHS Scotland is suffering from a staffing crisis that is affecting morale and patient safety, according to the Daily Record.

The Press and Journal's Inverness edition leads with the story about an 84-year-old who died after falling into a river.

The Daily Star says the ratings for X-Factor are plunging, despite the "hottest pop babes yet".

And The Courier's Angus edition says medical advances may help cure a four-year-old with a rare genetic condition.

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