Scotland

The papers: Scots influx of cold callers

Image caption A number of "rogue" firms have opened up shop north of the border to inundate families with calls and texts about their personal injury history after a change in the law in England made it more lucrative to operate here, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.
Image caption The Daily Record highlights the ongoing constitutional row between SNP MPs at Westminster and the UK government over Brexit.
Image caption The tussle between the UK and Scottish governments over Brexit continues to preoccupy the papers. The Daily Telegraph claims the SNP has set its sights on "sabotaging" the EU Withdrawal Bill to frustrate ministers at Westminster.
Image caption The i newspaper quotes the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford as saying his party will take "whatever action is necessary" to protect Scotland's interests.
Image caption Meanwhile, Scotland's voice in the UK Cabinet - David Mundell has stepped up his attack on devolution, according to The National.
Image caption Bank branches are closing at a rate of two per week, with Scotland the worst-hit part of the UK for closures, writes The Herald as it quotes from a new report by the consumer group Which?
Image caption The BBC is accused of throwing its presenters "under a bus" after the corporation switched them onto staff contracts leading to higher tax bills, claims The Times.
Image caption A £400m backlog in repairs to stations, vehicles and equipment has rendered the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service less able to tackle storms and terrorism incidents, writes the Scottish Daily Express.
Image caption The Scottish Sun claims that a 92-year-old woman who fled a blaze at a Glasgow tower block tried to re-enter the block to retrieve her hearing aid but was stopped by residents.
Image caption The Scotsman leads with claims that the UK government is to relax immigration caps for non-EU workers employed in the NHS. The paper says the change will lead to hundreds more doctors in Scotland.
Image caption Two 23-year-old men and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested over the death of Arbroath man Steven Donaldson, whose body was found at a Kirriemuir beauty spot, reports The Courier
Image caption A fire at a Fraserburgh workshop caused concern that asbestos was present in the air, says The Press and Journal after plumes of black smoke filled the sky.
Image caption The Daily Star marks the start of the World Cup in Russia by featuring an image of Robbie Williams giving the "one finger salute" at the opening ceremony championship.

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