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2 hrs ago | Sky News

Symbols Of State Vulnerable To Scotland Vote

If Scotland leaves the UK then talks over a new name for the rump of the Union will start, among a host of other vital issues. Great Britain's name as a nation, its Parliament at Westminster and its flag are all potentially vulnerable to the vote that Scotland will make on Thursday.

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6 hrs ago | National Post

Last-ditch appeal from U.K. Prime Minister as history hangs in the balance

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.

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10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Generation gap: Young Scots tend to favour independence; older ones say keep things as they are

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.

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15 hrs ago | Mirfield Today

Head Lines with Jonny Mitchell: Say 'nae way' to losing our Scotland

Thornhill Community Academy's straight-talking headteacher Jonny Mitchell showed the world what life in the classroom is really like in the award-winning TV documentary series Educating Yorkshire. Perhaps it is because I spent four years in Edinburgh whilst at University that I feel so passionately about what is about to happen in Scotland, a potentially historic decision which could very well change the whole climate in the United Kingdom.

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19 hrs ago | IcNorthWales

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

The brutal murder of one British aid worker and threat to kill a second will add urgency to efforts today to form a substantial international coalition to mount an assault on Islamic State extremists. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will attend a summit in Paris as Washington seeks military commitments from more regional and global allies for the fight to push back the jihadist advance.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Queen in referendum plea

THE Queen has said she hopes Scots will "think very carefully" about the referendum in a highly unusual contribution to the debate as the two sides prepare to enter the final 72 hours of the campaign neck and neck. THE Queen has said she hopes Scots will \"think very carefully\" about the referendum in a highly unusual contribution to the debate as the two sides prepare to enter the final 72 hours of the campaign neck and neck.

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The Daily Star

Calls for reconciliation on eve of Scotland vote

"Yes" and "No" campaign posters are seen in the window of an apartment in the center of Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Paul Hackett ROSNEATH, Scotland: On the last Sunday before Scotland votes on independence, church ministers urged Scots from the pulpit to work for reconciliation and avoid recrimination after the referendum.

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The Independent

Scotland independence vote: 'We will win' says Darling....

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC.

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Canada.com

Gormley: What Scotland's vote really teaches Canada

Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano. Annabel Gale had to wait 20 years and come "halfway around the world," but she finally met her prince - now an earl - and his wife.

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Lytham Today

How will Seasiders living in Scotland cast their vote?

Slick deal? The Buzzard oil field in the North Sea, 50 miles from Aberdeen's coastline - the oil industry is seen by people in Aberdeenshire and beyond as being a key consideration in the Scottish independence debate. Scottish Independence debate part two...Rob Devey turns the microscope on three people from Blackpool and the Fylde coast who have gone to live in Aberdeenshire and will therefore be able to take part in the historic vote.

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The Daily Record

Goodwillie faces court: Young mum who says she was raped by...

Denise Clair, 27, has been told the A 500,000 civil action against Goodwillie and fellow footballer David Robertson will be paid for by the taxpayer. Goodwillie, who has categorically denied any wrongdoing, was charged with rape by police but the case against him was dropped before it reached court.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines, another threatened

A video released by Islamic State on September 14, 2014 purportedly shows British aid worker David Haines being executed by militants. Haines was kidnapped in March 2013 in Syria.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Conductor Oramo ends UK's Proms season with plea f...

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.

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Eastlothian Today

MSPs clash over pension proposals

Lothian member Gavin Brown says local residents should be concerned that only four of 30 proposals have been costed in the recently-published "Pensions in an Independent Scotland". Mr Brown said: "For many pensioners across East Lothian, independence raises serious and worrying questions over what will happen if there's a Yes vote.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Scottish nationalist leader denies opponents will face 'day of reckoning' after independence

Supporters listen to Member of Parliament and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Murphy, speaking in support of the Union on the final day of his 100 Streets in 100 Days Better Together tour, in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.

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The Raw Story

Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears

Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as the final weekend of campaigning for the referendum got underway with everything to play for. bitter rhetoric Up to 15,000 supporters of retaining the United Kingdom were expected to join the march, which has sparked fears of clashes with nationalists as tensions rise ahead of Thursday's vote.

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Eastlothian Today

Lamb savaged by runaway terrier dog in Dunbar

A lamb which had been savaged by an out-of-control dog had to be put out of its misery following the attack. The "aggressive" black terrier - which had bolted from its owner - attacked several livestock leaving them covered in blood and following the horrific attack a vet was forced to attend the scene to put one injured lamb out of its misery.

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SFGate

'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Door Reminder

Scotland independence vote sends British pound reeling

Scotland independence vote sends British pound reeling Independence would affect British politics, trade, corporate holdings, bank deposits. Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1tJN1zy A Yes supporter crashes a Labour Better Together rally Thursday on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland, as the campaign ahead of the Scottish independence referendum intensifies, The referendum on Scotland's independence takes place on Sept.

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Kirriemuir Today

Praise for housing association

The director of Angus Housing Association has said he is "delighted" with the organisation's achievements, following positive findings by the Scottish Housing Regulator . A Landlord Report on the Arbroath-based association, which has a stock of more than 1,000 rented homes in Angus, has been compiled for the first time and was published recently Mr. Forbes said: "While we have bettered or gotten close to the Scottish average in all of the key SHR indicators, I remain unconvinced as to the relevance of many of the indicators in informing either ourselves or our tenants as to the areas where we need to improve.

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