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Russian observers say referendum count took place in rooms that were too big and did not meet international standards.
English votes for English laws pledge could tighten the Tories grip on power and reduce Scotland’s voice at Westminster.
Majority reject Scottish first minister Alex Salmond’s plan to become a separate nation and choose to stay in UK.
Following the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum, Prime Minster David Cameron gave a statement to media at Downing Street. He said:
First minister says pro-independence vote was ‘substantial’ and he expects fast delivery of measures for Scottish parliament
Shadow home secretary says Labour plans protection orders letting civil courts intervene to prevent female genital mutilation.
Wimbledon champion tweets apparent endorsement of yes vote in referendum, criticising negativity of the no side.
Just under 40% of cases registered for Personal Independence Payment have been cleared in 16 months, says Mark Harper.
Nick Hillman says government plans for a free-for-all ignored issues of university entry standards and how to fund enrolment.
Yes and no campaign leaders out in force across Scotland, as Alistair Darling admits vote will go ‘right down to the wire’.
The former prime minister refers to the ‘risks of the known’ an ‘economic trapdoor’ from which Scotland might never escape.
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy
Rules on Scottish MPs voting on England-only issues should be altered if the no vote wins, says deputy prime minister.
Scotland secretary says if the islands were to vote no but national vote was a yes, Shetland would consider its options.
Brian Docherty says Scotland is not ‘on verge of social disintegration’ as media and some activists have said.
MPs and council leaders unhappy with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband’s joint promise in Daily Record.
Former US president says uncertainties over how country would be run had led him to believe no vote would be most beneficial.
Sir Tom Hunter says about the pound sterling: ‘there’s no question that the way we are currently is best for business’.
Payments to trustees and executives and conflicts such as in Birmingham ‘Trojan horse’ schools rarely detected, says report.
Labour leader harangued by pro-Scottish independence protesters shouting abuse amid media crush.
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg promise extensive new powers for Holyrood if Scotland votes no.
No-campaign leader accuses Alex Salmond of deceiving voters about health funding shortfall and planned spending cuts.
Prime minister warns yes vote on Thursday will end UK ‘for good, for ever’ and deprive Scotland of shared currency.
The closure of the retail chain that made the entrepreneur John Caudwell a multimillionaire comes after mobile network EE decided to stop selling through Phones 4u.
Plea made at Let’s Stay Together campaign, where thousands gather in attempt to encourage no vote in referendum.
Three-quarters of hospitals could be in the red by end of year without urgent government bailout, warn NHS leaders in private.
More than six out of 10 people in England and Wales believe the government should bar an independent Scotland from using the pound, according to a Guardian/ICM poll.
The National Union of Journalists condemned attempts to intimidate journalists after Sunday’s protesters, objecting to what they regard as the BBC’s pro-union bias, said Robinson was a liar and called for him to be fired.
“Today, the whole country will want to express its deep sympathy for David Haines’ family. They have endured the last 18 months of David’s captivity with extraordinary courage.
Ex-Newsnight presenter criticises that many in the United Kingdom are banned from voting on its future.
Heywood and Middleton byelection candidate John Bickley claims party betrayed girls through ‘love affair with immigration’.
Comment after Sunday morning service at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral, interpreted as a boost to no campaign.
David Cameron leads outrage over killing of aid worker David Haines, as Isis threatens murder of second Briton, Alan Henning.
Five-year-old who was taken out of hospital in the UK by his parents faces 30 visits to the treatment centre in Prague.
Interdependence, the idea behind the union, is stronger than independence, especially in a globalised world. Scotland’s vote presents an opportunity to evolve a new UK constitution founded on bringing power closer to the people.
‘Be in no doubt,’ says Better Together chief as Opinium poll for the Observer shows no vote on 53% to 47% for yes.
Parade of 15,000 unionists passes through Edinburgh without serious incident, hoping to make decisive contribution to next week’s referendum result.
Support rises to 37% compared with 29% for the Tories, which would give Labour an overall majority at general election.
Normally calm politician is enraged by tone of Scottish campaign which has seen him face regular taunts of being a traitor.
Vote for independence would create uncertainty, says IMF, while latest YouGov poll indicates waning support for separation.
Ukip leader says change needed for the whole union if Scotland votes no to independence to give English a fairer deal.
Anti-independence leader says attacks are unacceptable, and hints at possible move from Westminster to Holyrood.
Tributes to DUP firebrand turned Northern Ireland peacemaker pour in amid critcs’ calls not to rewrite his history.
Around £11bn a year will go to international aid and development after Conservatives finally back Liberal Democrat bill.
The mayor of London claims candidacy is ‘act one, scene one of a very long process’ to retain seat for the Conservatives.
Ukip leader says change needed for the whole union if Scotland votes no to independence to give English a fairer deal.
The BBC says it must maintain its impartiality and will not comment on any issue which might sway the vote.
Latest YouGov poll shows support for the no vote rising by three points to 52%, leaving yes vote support four points behind.
MPs under fire over claiming £103m in 2013/14, up from £98m the previous year.
First minister demands inquiry after corporation disclosed bank’s decision to move HQ to England in event of yes vote.
Spokesman says Cameron hasn’t ruled anything out after Hammond insisted that UK won’t be taking part in strikes.
Whether to have governor general would need to be addressed, but Queen would remain head of state in independent Scotland.
Statement follows Lloyds saying it would move head office to London to shore up credit rating if Scots back independence.
Scotland’s referendum battle swung back towards the no camp on Wednesday night when an opinion poll gave the pro-union side a six-point lead, suggesting the sudden surge in backing for independence had subsided.
Bank of England governor appeared to confirm that Scotland would need substantial reserves in order to use sterling.
Prime minister mixes impassioned defence of UK with tough warning that independent Scotland could run out of money.
Prime minister, embarking on tour with Clegg and Miliband, says yes vote would rip apart a union that is the envy of the world.
Tory chief whip attacks protesters response to Gaza conflict and comparisons between Israel’s actions and Nazi war crimes.
Salmond derides ‘panic’ in no campaign as Cameron, Miliband and Clegg appeal to Scots and Carney warns on currency union.
Arms worth £1.6m sent at request of Iraq government and are also for use by Kurdish regional administration.
Investors dump companies and sterling as analysts warn clients to ‘be afraid, be very afraid’ after poll lead for yes camp.
Policy paper due for discussion at next month’s party conference also proposes an open market in cannabis.
The site, Your Local Economy, allows people around the UK to get a snapshot view of what’s happening near them from jobs to big building projects.
A poll published on Monday says 71% of MPs questioned want British firms held to account in the UK for harm caused in developing countries, including allowing workers to bring civil cases in the UK.
Martin Kimber, chief executive of the council at the centre of the child exploitation scandal, will quit at the end of the year.
Transatlantic trade and investment partnership may make the outsourcing of national health services in Britain permanent.
Sterling falls sharply to lowest level since November 2013 as surge in support for pro-independence campaign rattles markets.
George Osborne says country will get more say in its own tax, spending and welfare after surge in support for yes campaign.
Westminster parties unite over Scottish vote.
‘No’ campaign to offer radical deal as latest figures show 51-49% backing for end of the union.
Ukip leader has ‘good chat’ with News Corp boss about Tory MP Douglas Carswell’s defection.
As the TUC congress opens, Len McCluskey, the leader of Britain’s biggest union, says a pact with the Lib Dems could mean even less financial support for the party.
5,000 people take part in the last leg from Holborn to Trafalgar Square, raising concerns for the future of the NHS.
Foreign secretary seeks to manage expectations with comments after talks between US and UK on action against Islamic State.
Labour MPs join with Lib Dems to defeat Tories 306 to 231 in vote on private member’s bill sponsored by Andrew George.
Ex-PM says Scotland Act would set new rate of income tax and boost borrowing powers for parliament if independence bid fails.
Most cost-effective way ‘to control our health is control health of those around us’, say tropical disease experts in the BMJ.
Critics of WHO bid to curb vaping believe the devices are powerful aid to help smokers quit tobacco.
Call comes from former chief of defence staff Lord Richards as Nato meets in Wales to discuss further options to defeat militants.
Prime minister’s rhetoric around Isis ramps up, despite there being no immediate plans for UK involvement in US air strikes.
Figures show six convictions and several suspects awaiting trial as prosecutors deal with increase in jihadist volunteers.
Prime minister says payouts fund terrorism, as he tries to find a way to save captured British aid worker David Haines.
Former PM and deputy leader will lead party rallies in key areas after poll finds third of Labour voters now back independence.
Party leader Natalie Bennett will argue minimum wage of £6.31 should be immediately raised to living wage level.
Labour leader asks nation to remember one of its sons, Keir Hardie, was a founder of his party in run-up to independence poll.
PM says referendum has nothing to do with his future but is a clear choice for Scots between staying part of UK or leaving it.
Senior British officer dispatched to advise Kurdish forces, but no arms will be sent to Baghdad until it has formed government.
Labout leader dismisses SNP claims that only a yes vote in independence referendum will ensure Tories are ousted.
Deputy PM suspicious about ‘Rohan’ a schoolboy with detailed knowledge of policy and his criticisms during call-in show.
Pressure on Cameron to take unprecedented step amid warnings that ‘constitutional meltdown’ would follow yes vote.
Much negotiation lies ahead if Scotland leaves the UK, not least a debate about the strategic benefits of nuclear weapons.
Conservatives’ message on social mobility has been diluted, warns Justine Greening as she sounds election warning.
Education secretary says there is ‘no truth in these rumours’ as former Gove adviser says No 10 wants policy in Tory manifesto.
Foreign secretary also confirms that unsuccessful attempt was made to rescue British hostage and others.