Scotland Papers: Train Conductors Receive Late Pay Settlement & ‘I’m Not Mo Farah’

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ScotRail train drivers have voted to accept a 5% pay rise, the Scottish Daily Express reports. The operator said that if drivers start working overtime again, a full schedule, which would mean an additional 700 daily services, could return within 10 days.

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The Courier says the end of the pay dispute comes too late for those traveling to the 150th Open in St Andrews this week. The newspaper reports that the dispute has forced people attending the event to make alternative travel plans. The main image of him is golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his family on the Old Course’s world famous Swilcan Bridge.

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Like the Daily Record, many of the front pages report Mo Farah’s revelation, in a BBC documentary, that he was trafficked to the UK as a child. The newspaper says the four-time Olympic champion was brought to the UK illegally after his father was killed during a civil war in Somalia.

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The Scottish Sun says Sir Mo was brought to the UK, aged nine, by a woman he had never met, and forced to look after another family’s children. He said that those who flew him from Djibouti gave him the name Mohamed Farah and revealed that his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.

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The i reports that the broker’s wife helped him uncover his past after noticing “pieces were missing from his story.” He also says that the Home Office has rejected suggestions that Sir Mo could be stripped of his British nationality.

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Penny Mordaunt, a former defense secretary and one of the favorites to be the next prime minister, led a poll of Tory party members, the Scottish Daily Mail reports. The newspaper says she was backed by 20%, followed by the former government minister. local Kemi Badenoch with 19% and Rishi Sunak with 12%. She says that she promised to work with the Conservatives to “turn the tide against the SNP”.

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SNP ministers will halt new visa applications for their flagship super-sponsor scheme for Ukrainian refugees after receiving a large number of applications, according to the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper also reports that a ship will dock in Edinburgh to temporarily accommodate some of the hundreds fleeing the conflict.

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The Metro leads the announcement that former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will be charged with false representation fraud over an alleged failure to declare more than £400m in overseas assets. The newspaper says the 91-year-old could face jail time, if convicted, of up to 10 years.

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The Times says former Foreign Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to cut taxes after support for Foreign Secretary Liz Truss grows. It reports that Ms Truss is expected to win the backing of two of Boris Johnson’s closest supporters, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries and Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, raising the likelihood that she will be the ” candidate of the conservative right”.

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Former Health Secretary Sajid Javid has warned that the Conservatives face “electoral oblivion” as other leadership hopefuls struggled to announce “fantasy tax cuts”, reports The Scotsman. The paper says Javid outlined plans estimated at £40bn to scrap the corporate tax rise and National Insurance levy he was backing a week ago. This comes after Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer criticized Conservative candidates for “magic money tree” tax cuts that are “from the moon”.

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The National leads with SNP MP Mhairi Black’s claims that Conservative MPs in the leadership contest have strayed to the far right. She told the newspaper that independence was the only way to protect human rights in Scotland. Mrs Black said: “Boris Johnson kicked out some of the more moderate MPs who used to be in the Tory party as he veered drastically to the far right under him.”

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More than 35,000 NHS staff, including nurses, will take part in the strike, The Herald reports. The paper says Unison, the country’s largest health union, and Scotland’s Royal College of Nursing (RCN), insist a 5% pay rise on offer isn’t good enough with inflation approaching 10%. %. This comes after a new study showed that eight in 10 healthcare workers believe there are not enough staff to provide safe and effective care.

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The Press and Journal says island communities feel they have been “out of sight and out of mind” during the fuel price crisis. The document says that communities that depend on cars and ferries believe that their growing problems are not taken into account when addressing the current situation.

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A popular Leith restaurant has been denied extended opening hours, according to the Edinburgh Evening News. The newspaper says that Sabzi applied to extend its hours from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., but the city council’s planning committee denied changing its planning conditions. Their application was officially denied on the grounds of “potential nuisance” coupled with concerns about noise and odors affecting neighboring residents. They are now asking the council to “give a small business a break”.

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Residents are demanding answers about the fate of Drumchapel’s only public gym, after being closed for more than two years, reports the Glasgow Times. The newspaper says The Glasgow Club Donald Dewar, on Garscadden Road, is still closed after closing in March 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. Outdoor soccer fields and locker rooms have since reopened, but residents still cannot access the gym, spinning studio and two fitness studios.

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A domestic abuser has been accused of “re-traumatising” his victim by repeatedly failing to appear in court, more than two years after he pleaded guilty, according to the Evening Express. The newspaper reports that Nikki Brown, 43, failed to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff’s Court at least seven times.

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Police were called to Broughty Ferry beach on Monday night amid reports that more than 100 teenagers were involved in a mass brawl, the Evening Telegraph reports.

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And Scots are being warned to be on their guard when Amazon Prime Day deals start, reports the Daily Star of Scotland. The newspaper says that people are told to make sure they get a good deal before spending their money.

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