Scotland

Scotland's papers: Abuse inquiry 'chaos' and 'Geario' Evans

Scotland's national child abuse inquiry has descended into chaos after its chair Susan O'Brien QC resigned amid a furious war of words with the Deputy First Minister John Swinney, reports The Herald.

On the same story, the Scottish Daily Mail claims Ms O'Brien quit rather than face the "humiliation" of being removed from her post.

Nicola Sturgeon is being warned against "turning her back" on Scotland's fishing communities by seeking to halt Brexit north of the border, says The Scotsman.

The National says the UK government has been accused of leaving Britain's three million EU citizens in "untold fear and misery" over the possibility of Brexit deportations.

Boris Johnson has thrown his weight behind Andrea Leadsom to be the next prime minister, declaring that she is the only candidate with the "zap, drive and determination" to lead the country, according to The Times.

Nigel Farage quit as UKIP leader because of the huge strain that spearheading Britain's exit from the EU put on his personal life, says the Scottish Daily Express.

Like many of today's papers, the Daily Record features an image of Chris Evans, who has quit the series Top Gear after poor ratings. The host has admitted his best was "not enough" and wished the team well.

On the same story, The Scottish Sun says Evans quit after BBC bosses "lost faith over the flop show's rock-bottom ratings".

The Daily Star of Scotland quotes tweets from Evans saying he gave the series his "best shot but sometimes that's not enough".

A retired music teacher has stunned her former neighbours and north-east charities by leaving them £1.1m in her will, according to the Press and Journal.

The Courier claims the Scottish government is considering slashing the number of individual health boards in a bid to save money.

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