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British government says it has no contingency plans for possible Scottish …

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Monday it was not drawing up contingency plans for a surprise vote in favour of Scottish independence, less than three weeks before Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom.

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Campaigner calls for Scottish border to reach the south bank of the Tyne

“The Scottish Parliament has proved that different ways of running public services are possible, including an NHS without the internal market, higher education without tuition fees, and, if there's a yes vote in the referendum, defence without the …

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Labour claims independence 'will cost Scottish defence jobs'

Shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker says it is 'beyond doubt' that Scottish independence would cost defence jobs. Mr Coaker visited Rosyth shipyard to meet staff working on Royal Navy's aircraft carriers, and listen to their views on Scottish …

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No lead falls to 6 points in Scottish referendum poll

Tonight brings a reminder that the Union is in real danger. A new YouGov poll has the No camp's lead in the Scottish referendum. Just a month ago, No had a 22 point lead with You Gov. This poll is particularly striking as YouGov's polling has not been …

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Oil prediction welcomed by both sides in Scottish referendum

Downing Street today refused to be drawn on calls by Scottish Labour Party leader Wendy Alexander for an early referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Alexander caused a stir when she came out over the weekend in favour of a popular vote – even …

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Scottish independence: Proclaimers song tops chart

Scottish independence: Proclaimers song tops chart. Craig and Charlie Reid s song is topping Amazon s singles chart. Picture: Jane Barlow. by SCOTT MACNAB. Published on the 02 September 2014 00:50. Published 02/09/2014 00:50. Print this.

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Acquisitive Bellpenny snaps up another Scottish IFA

The firm provides a range of support services to the IFAs from its Reading base, but Ronaldson indicated that its growing Glasgow presence means it may choose to locate some of those jobs in the Scottish city once it finds suitable premises. Last year …

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Scottish cutting edge cancer treatment girl dies

A TEENAGER who campaigned to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and made history when she received gene therapy for her terminal tumour, has died. Erin Griffin, 14, and her family emigrated from Ayrshire to Adelaide in Australia when she was …

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What does the Scottish referendum mean in the South East?

It's a traditional seaside town – much more famous for its annual oyster festival than for its Scottish connections – although it does have twin-town links with East Renfrewshire, near Glasgow. It's not a scientific poll but I asked people whether they …

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How Scottish 'Yes' May Impact 'Invisible Border'

The Scottish Government plans to set the state pension at £160 per week, while the UK will set the new single tier rate next year, it's likely to be slightly lower around £148. The current Scottish Government's White Paper also suggests that in the …

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Big Issue vendors have their say on Scottish Independence

This is Daniel Collins, a 40-year-old Big Issue vendor from Glasgow. On September 18, the 40-year-old will place his vote in the referendum on Scottish independence – unlike, it is feared, many of the country's poorest. Both sides of the debate on …

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Would Scottish independence compromise its museums and galleries?

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September. What would a 'Yes' vote mean for the country's museums and galleries? Would it lead to a loss of funding streams? And if it did, would an independent Scottish government be prepared to …

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Cameron says he's 'nervous' over Scottish independence vote

"People can see the overwhelming opinion of businesses is that we are better off if the UK stays together," the prime minister told the Scottish Daily Mail. "But I do hear a lot of businesses say they are frightened to speak because when they do the …

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Cumming: Scottish independence good for gay rights

Patrick Harvie, the openly bisexual leader of the Scottish Greens, added: “Holyrood is a parliament which has never once voted against any aspect of LGBT equality, and that's not something that can be said of Westminster. “There are many opportunities …

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Scottish Open: Gullane layout still undecided

changes are in the pipeline to the “draft” proposal for the composite course at Gullane to stage next year's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. The definitive layout containing a combination of holes from the No 1 and No 2 courses at the East …

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Scottish Independence Referendum – the Yes and No of it

However, the CEBR report indicates that it would cost £1bn alone for new tax and welfare systems with £400m for a Scottish defence force and £450m for a Scottish foreign office's real estate and offices around the world. The cost of replicating the …

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Medical research would be 'eroded and lost' by Scottish independence

More than 60 Scottish medical experts specialising in areas such as cancer, neuroscience and genetics have signed an open letter warning that their cutting-edge research would be "eroded and lost" after a yes vote in the independence referendum.

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Video: Kevin Bridges on the Scottish independence referendum

Earlier this year, the comedian urged an audience of teenagers at Glasgow University to find out as much as they can before the referendum. Watch Kevin's hilarious take on the Scottish independence referendum in the above video. WARNING: This video …

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Scottish Independence: Yes camp closes the poll gap

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll. The No camp are now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.

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Scotland's archbishops urge Catholics to vote in referendum …

Latest News … Archbishop Tartaglia said in his message that, along with the rest of the Scottish bishops, he was “deeply conscious of the importance of this referendum”. He said: “I encourage and urge all those eligible to vote …

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Scottish independence: Video emerges of referendum 'assault'

A video has emerged which appears to show a supporter of the United Kingdom kicking out at a female protestor. The footage is claimed to have been taken during a confrontation in Glasgow's Argyle Street on Saturday. It is said to show a group of "Yes" …

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Scottish independence: UK government has no back-up plan

Angus Robertson, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Westminster, criticised the government for this. “This is extraordinary complacency from Westminster with less than three weeks to go to the vote – they are doing a disservice to people …

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Photo Gallery: Franz Ferdinand

The event, which will be staged at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, is also due to feature Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader, a collaboration between Deacon Blue's Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross under the guise of McIntosh-Ross, and comedienne Elaine C …

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Scottish manufacturers report lowest orders in UK

Scottish manufacturers have reported the lowest orders and employment of any part of the UK over the last three months, according to a survey. The quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, shows firms in Scotland …

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Scottish Independence Referendum: Could Carwyn Jones carry out his threat to …

Currency has taken centre stage in the Scottish independence debate – not least because the Better Together campaign sees it as Alex Salmond's kryptonite. A blustering Salmond answer in the first televised debate with Alistair Darling fuelled by …

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Scottish Equity Partners sets up £135m investment fund

Scottish Equity Partners has set up a £135m investment fund for UK energy infrastructure projects. Its "anchor" investment is to be SSE Pipelines, which it is buying from the energy utility. That is being offloaded by the Perth-based company as it …

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London Scottish 19 Glasgow Warriors 38

To be fair to London Scottish they played really well, got more confident in the second half. There were a lot of penalties in the game, so it didn't flow like last week's game [against Harlequins at Scotstoun], and they gave us a real competitive …

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Scotland's Food & Drink Sector to Create up To 10,000 New …

… INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Scotland's Food & Drink Sector to Create up To 10,000 New Jobs …

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PM 'nervous' about Scottish referendum

As the Scotch whisky industry strengthens its call for a “no” vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, the Prime Minister has confessed he is “emotional and nervous” about the impending vote. David-Cameron. David Cameron is “emotional and …

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Scottish Independence: Gordon Brown in 'debt outcast' warning

The Scottish Government has dismissed Westminster's pledge to veto a currency union as a campaign tactic but warned that it will withhold Scotland's share of the UK national debt if Westminster refuses to share the assets of the Bank of England. Mr …

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Scottish independence: defence jobs warning

IT is “beyond doubt” that Scottish independence would cost defence jobs, shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker has said. The East Midlands MP visited Rosyth shipyard to meet staff working on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers and hear their views …

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Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year – Scotland …

Home · About Us · Membership · INSIGHTS · Access to Markets · Industry · News · Events · Showcase · Contact Us · 2014 Food & Drink · Scotland of food & drink · Home / News / Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year. Scottish Salmon Co To Invest £11m This Year. […]

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Scottish independence: Tussle looms on question of free tuition for our students

When free fees were introduced in Scotland, Northern Ireland students who secured Irish passports were initially able to benefit because Ireland is another EU country. Last year, the Scottish government closed this loophole by specifying that …

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Scottish court ruling on leases held by dissolved tenant companies gives …

Litigation expert Heidi Archibald of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the decision by the sheriff principal would "give certainty to landlords of tenants which are dissolved". "The ruling involved an interesting balance of …

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Scottish independence: So what do our unionist politicians believe will happen?

Lord Laird of Artigarvan is "keeping his fingers crossed" that Scots will vote against independence in 18 days' time. The former chairman of the Ulster Scots Agency argued the Scottish people are totally unsuited to nationalism. "The Scottish are a …

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