Scotland’s papers: Cancer record and Alesha murder trial

  • 12 February 2019

Image caption Children as young as 10 are being diagnosed with bowel cancer as cases among the young reach a record high, according to The Herald. It also features a picture of Have I Got News for You star Ian Hislop and comedy scriptwriter Nick Newman, ahead of the Glasgow premiere of their play, Trial by Laughter.
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Image caption The Sun leads with the opening day of the Alesha MacPhail murder trial, which saw the teenage accused blame another woman for the crime. The paper also highlights a US TV interview with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in which she claimed Scotland would be independent within five years.
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Image caption The Daily Record also leads with the Alesha MacPhail murder trial at the High Court in Glasgow and highlights the return of the BBC’s Crackerjack.
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Image caption Rural communities are being “cut off” as bank branches and cashpoints disappear from high streets, according to the Scottish Daily Mail. The paper also features a picture of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail as a 16-year-old went on trial for her rape and murder at the High Court in Glasgow.
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Image caption A blueprint for a new law to keep children safe on social media, drafted by the NSPCC charity, dominates the front page of the Daily Telegraph.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express leads with the “cash machine misery” that has seen 500 machines disappear every month. The paper also features a picture of the singer Dua Lipa after her double Grammy triumph.
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Image caption The National splash focuses on an admission by Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd that universal credit is linked to a rise in food banks.
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Image caption The founder of a north-east cardiac charity claims youngsters are being failed by the NHS, reports the Press and Journal. The paper also features a picture of an angler at the start of the salmon season.
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Image caption Facebook and Google face a crackdown in the “battle against fake news” as part of a UK government review, reports The i.
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Image caption The Daily Star leads with claims in a new Amazon documentary that Jesus was a “shoeless Greek philosopher who renounced woman and booze and grew a long beard”.
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Image caption The Scotsman claims hundreds of patients are dying as they wait to be discharged from hospital. The front page also features a picture of the new team for The Nine, the flagship news programme on the new BBC Scotland channel.

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