Hospitals in Tayside and Fife cancelled more than 70 operations in one month for reasons such as lack of space, equipment or staff.
Theresa May has dropped as huge hint her government will sign off the Tay Cities deal, securing millions of pounds to transform the local area.
The snap general election may be dominating the headlines, but Scotland goes to the polls this week in another important vote.
A £400 million economic boost for Tayside and Fife must not fall victim of an “internal Tory leadership feud”, a Dundee MP has said.
The SNP will lose North Perthshire to the Tories but hold three-way marginal North East Fife in next month's general election, new polling data suggests.
Plans to merge parts of Perthshire and Fife triggered a backlash from residents.