Scotland

Scotland's papers: Grave 'blunder' claim

The Daily Record writes that a son visited his parents' grave at Lambhill Cemetery in Glasgow - only to discover it had been dug up. The paper says David Manners originally thought that the lair had been opened for another burial. However, he was later told the ground had simply collapsed while another grave was being dug.

A number of the papers devote their front pages to storm Ophelia. The i newspaper reports how three people have died and 360,000 homes and businesses have been left without power as the ex-hurricane battered Ireland and the UK.

The Daily Star is much more dramatic, headlining its story Hell Storm. The paper claims that Saharan dust, blown over the UK by the storm, could also cause "havoc" for the next few days, with it potentially being fatal to asthma sufferers.

Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old schoolboy who was crushed to death by a wooden log in Dumfries and Galloway, writes The Scottish Sun, which features a photograph of Keiran Esquierdo, who died in the accident on Monday afternoon.

Scottish firms will begin a "jobs exodus" within months to avoid the Brexit "cliff-edge", according to economist Prof Anton Muscatelli, who is quoted in The Herald.

Meanwhile, there was disagreement over exactly how much progress was made on Monday when ministers from the Scottish, Welsh and UK governments met for the first time in eight months to discuss the Tory Brexit repeal Bill, says The National.

The Scotsman reports that SNP, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs have united to demand that plans to redraw the political map of Scotland are dropped.

Also on the boundary proposals, The Daily Telegraph says that the official review of MPs seats has suggested that the Conservatives are being denied a House of Commons majority under an "unfair" constituency system.

New peerages will have a 15-year time limit under a plan to shrink the House of Lords, The Times has learned.

The Scottish Daily Mail leads with the results of a report by the children's charity, the NSPCC, that social media sites have been blamed for a shocking rise in suicidal youngsters seeking help from Childline.

Philip Hammond has been warned of a "devastating" poll backlash from any "budget raid" on pension tax relief to fund "giveaways" for young voters, claims the Scottish Daily Express.

The Courier leads with the words of a bereaved mother that bosses at NHS Tayside should be ashamed of mental health services in the area after her son took his own life after being discharged from the Carseview psychiatric centre.

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