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Officers said they were alerted to concern for a man in the Coronation Road area at about 22:00 on Monday. In an opinion piece titled "Scotland: An enviable example" the Barcelona-based paper says: "The Scottish process must from now on serve as a universal model to follow by other nations with similar aspirations.
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Independence would bring either a "golden opportunity" or "separation and risk" rival campaigners will argue with just 48 hours until voters go to the polls to decide Scotland's future. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call on Scots to seize the "amazing chance" offered by a Yes vote while Labour leader Ed Miliband will deliver the message that backing No "will be a vote for change".
A 'no' vote supporter holds a sticker depicting an image of Queen Elizabeth II ahead of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland march in Edinburgh, on Sept. 13, 2014.
Facing a friendly audience of Scottish pensioners, oil executives, and Conservatives, the Prime Minister pleaded with Scots to reject independence in the too-close-to-call referendum on Thursday. Arriving to a slick marketing video featuring three centuries of historic achievements of the Union - from Pankhurst to Wilberforce and Darwin to the British Lions - an emotional PM told the audience: "We want you to stay.
British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the leader of the ruling Conservative party, which draws most of its support from England, pleaded with voters not to use the referendum as a protest vote.
In this image taken Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 six month old Caitlin Tierney chews a YES banner is held by her mother Emma Connell as Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond meets with Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at Parliament Square in Edinburgh.
Until recently, I thought I did not much care if Scotland voted for independence. But, now, as the prospect becomes very real, I am surprised by how upset I feel.
The truth is that the one thing on which the polls vary quite a lot is how many Don't Knows they find. There are essentially a couple of reasons for this.
As the people of Scotland weigh up how to vote in the independence referendum, they are asking questions on a range of topics. In this series, we are looking at those major questions and by using statistics, analysis and expert views shining a light on some of the possible answers.
A totoal of 65,970 workers in the health, emergency service and transport sectors were attacked on duty in the last three years, figures show More than 400 frontline workers in the health, emergency service and transport sectors are attacked on duty each week across the UK, fresh figures have revealed. Freedom of Information data from hospital trusts, emergency services, the transport sector and Government departments show 65,970 workers were attacked on duty in the last three years, equal to around 420 incidents a week.
Yes, independence could work, but not on the spurious terms and empty promises we've been harangued with, writes Brian Monteith This is my last column before Scotland's momentous decision about its future direction as either a partner with England, Wales and Northern Ireland - as we face the many challenges that this century is going to throw at us - or in direct competition with them, making those challenges even more difficult for all of us. I would have liked to have been able to write about a civilised and dignified referendum campaign that engaged the people of Scotland and laid out the facts for them to make a decision.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown will lead a House of Commons backbench debate on increasing the powers of the Scottish Parliament, he has said. Mr Brown, who was campaigning in Glenrothes and later at a rally in Glasgow, said: "Last Monday I proposed a timetable for new powers for a stronger Scottish Parliament within the UK, which all the pro-devolution parties in Westminster and Holyrood agreed with."
In a statement the Prime Minister said Britain would "hunt down those responsible [for David's murder] and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes" David Cameron said Britain "will take whatever steps are necessary" to confront ISIS, following the murder of aid worker David Haines. In a statement from Downing Street the Prime Minister described David Haines as a "British hero" and laid out his strategy for beating the militants.
After a final burst of rubber-stamping, New Malden 's Woodies pavilion was definitely, finally, incontrovertibly and irrefutably to become a pub again. The fact that it had been a pub for the preceding six years did not appear to trouble members of Kingston's development committee, who took the decision.
American health giants could end up running crucial parts of the service in a move which could prove to be irreversible American health giants could end up running crucial sections of the NHS, under a deal planned by Tory ministers to let them bid on huge A government contracts. But campaigners say it means that if a future government tries to wrest back control of the health service from multinationals, it would face being sued by profiteering firms.
The Sunday Mirror's Ben Glaze went to two streets named after the union but found that didn't necessarily mean the residents and workers were voting No next week People in two roads called Union Street are as divided as any in Scotland about next week's independence referendum - even though many have close ties to England just a few miles away. In the town of Hawick, Debra Falcone of Phase 2 hairdressing salon has made up her mind.
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