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12 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Morning news headlines: Cameron must get tough; Irish ebola tests;...

David Cameron is facing calls for changes to the law in an effort to combat the threat of Islamist extremism in Britain following the murder of American journalist James Foley.

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13 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Referendum campaign in final stage

The Scottish independence referendum campaign enters its final stage today with just four weeks to go until the fate of the nation is revealed.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

BBC News

Last debate at Holyrood before vote

Voters in Scotland go to the polls on Thursday, 18 September, when they will be asked the "Yes/No" question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" First Minister Alex Salmond urged Scots to control "the nation's destiny"; Labour leader Johann Lamont said she backed the Union "head and heart".

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The Daily Record

Shaping future of childcare: Nation invited to participate in...

The public, business leaders, experts and politicians are being asked for their views on how to achieve affordable, flexible, high-quality childcare for all.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

BBC News

Warning over festival hotel prices

Soaring accommodation costs during the Edinburgh festival period could put the city's reputation at risk, MSPs have been told.

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Scotsman.com

New study shows 250,000 Scots 'not properly fed'

ALMOST ONE million Scots cannot afford adequate housing conditions and more than a quarter of a million are not properly fed, research has shown.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Daily Record

Almost A 100m of public money used to treat patients outside NHS...

FIGURES released to the Daily Record show that since the First Minister's pledge, NHS spending on private care has soared - leading to huge profits for care firms such as Bupa.

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Newsday

MSPs pass tax collection bill

A bill to create Scotland's first tax collection system for 300 years has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Scotsman.com

Ex-Labour MSP Sam Galbraith dies aged 68

Mr Galbraith, 68, who is believed to have been the world's longest-surviving lung transplant recipient, died in hospital in Glasgow from an infection.

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The Daily Record

David Clegg: Alex Salmond presiding over campaign that is...

AS Yes Scotland warn a No vote will mean the collapse of the NHS and the end of free education DAVID insists evidence to back up these claims is difficult to come by.

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Iol.co.za

Devine backs independence campaign

Prominent Scottish historian Tom Devine backed independence on Sunday in a boost to the Yes campaign a month from the referendum.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

West Australian

Scotland claims on national treasure fuel independence row

Debt, North Sea oil and the pound sterling are just some of the economic issues pitting Edinburgh against London ahead of Scotland's independence referendum in one month's time.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Scotsman.com

Comment: Independence could renew Labour

If there is a Yes vote, serious issA ues will have to be resolved about whether we keep the pound in our pockets, nuclear submarines on the Clyde and membership of the European Union.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sunday Herald

Uncertainty biggest obstacle in way of the Yes campaign

SEVEN out of 10 voters believe it is impossible to predict the consequences of independence, according to a new academic analysis which suggests uncertainty is the biggest obstacle in the Yes campaign's path between now and polling day.

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Scotsman.com

SNP could try remove Trident even after No vote

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: The SNP leadership in Scotland may use the powers it has at Holyrood to pressure to the UK into removing nuclear weapons from the Clyde even after a referendum No vote, academics have warned.

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Sunday Herald

Survey: majority of voters don't think they're being told the whole truth by either side in indyref

A majority of voters are not convinced they are being told the whole truth by either side in the referendum campaign, according to a new study.

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Newsday

Reid makes appeal to Labour voters

But in a speech in Dalkeith, Midlothian, on Friday morning, Lord Reid said Labour had brought in measures to help make the country fairer - such as the minimum wage, the Race Relations Act and the creation of the NHS and the welfare state.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Spectator

After Scotland, whither Britain? Divorce is a costly business.

If, like me, you missed Andrew Neil's BBC programme exploring What the Hell Happens to the United Kingdom is Scotland Votes for Independence Next Month you might be interested to know that it remains available on the BBC iPlayer here .

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Fife Now

Fife part of WWI tribute

Fife was represented at a special drumhead service at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Sunday Herald

Salmond pledges to protect NHS against privatisation

ALEX Salmond has put the future of the devolved NHS at the centre of his referendum campaign, pledging to enshrine public ownership of the health service in the constitution of an independent Scotland.

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