Scotland

Scotland's papers: Patients 'in fear' and 'brazen' pensioner

Inspectors have revealed "alarming" levels of fear among patients on Scotland's acute psychiatric units, with a quarter of female patients reporting being sexually harassed on mixed wards, reveals The Herald.

Scotland's has the bleakest economic outlook in the UK after the country's small businesses suffered their worst slump in revenues for four years, according to The Scotsman, which claims an "obsession" with independence is responsible for the figures.

The National says that Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is under fire from both Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale for her "shameful" and "abhorrent" backing of the so-called "rape clause" after new benefit rules restricted tax credits for any new claimant to a maximum of two children.

Facebook is at risk of a criminal prosecution in Britain for refusing to remove potentially illegal terrorist and child pornography content despite being told it was on the site, The Times reveals.

The SNP has appealed to European politicians to help Scotland secure a second referendum on independence by increasing the pressure on Theresa May in the wake of the Brexit vote, says the i newspaper.

The Scottish Daily Mail writes that Theresa May is set to announce a cap on "rip-off" energy bills within weeks - as EDF's tariffs soar for the second time in only a few months.

A mother who killed a pensioner after swerving on to the wrong side of the road and causing a crash has walked free from court - after a judge ruled a jail sentence would breach her human rights, claims the Scottish Daily Express.

The Daily Record leads with the latest testimony from the Alice Riggles murder trial and reports how the victim told police of her fears regarding her ex-boyfriend, days before he is alleged to have killed her.

Under the headline Fake The High Road, the Scottish Sun reports that a 71-year-old motorist drove without a licence for 45 years before police eventually caught her using a fake.

The husband of former Spice Girl Mel B has called in police over a blackmail threat, claims the Daily Star of Scotland.

Motorists are playing "Russian roulette" by ignoring parking tickets from a controversial Perth car park and could face "damaging legal costs" the operator has warned in The Courier.

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