Charity figures disagree on vote

Senior figures from the charity sector have clashed about the impact of a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

Yes vote not anti-English - Cox

Veteran actor Brian Cox has said voting 'yes' for Scottish independence is not about being "anti-English".

Currency union 'deception' blasted

Alex Salmond has been accused of a "huge deception" over his plans for a currency union after a Yes vote.

84% of firms 'lack Yes vote plan'

More than eight out of ten businesses in Scotland do not yet have plans in place to deal with the result of the referendum if the country votes for ...

Burnham blasts NHS 'scaremongering'

Pro-independence campaigners have been accused of "desperational scaremongering" by arguing that a Yes vote is needed to protect the health service ...

Greggs on a roll as profits rise

Pasty and sausage roll maker Greggs boosted profits today as the firm benefited from the launch of low-fat sandwiches and a new coffee blend.

ITV hails ad momentum

ITV kept up its momentum today after a strong World Cup for the broadcaster boosted advertising revenues by 7% in the first half of the year.

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Model defends baby birth tickets

An aspiring glamour model has said selling tickets to the birth of her third child for a total of £30,000 is better than claiming benefits.

Miscreant faces law of the jungle

A pair of off-duty police officers who made an arrest while dressed as a zebra and a monkey have been commended for their bravery.

Gunman guilty of Pc murder bid

A gunman who blasted a police officer on his doorstep then laughed as he cycled away from the scene has been convicted of attempted murder.

Executrices win Freud will tussle

The executrices of artist Lucian Freud's £96 million estate have won a High Court dispute over his will against one of his 14 children.

Seven Britons evacuated from Libya

A small number of British nationals have been evacuated from Libya amid ongoing unrest in the country, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.

Police marksman on a murder charge

A former police marksman is to be charged with murdering a robbery suspect in a landmark prosecution.

Decline in numbers of wading birds

Some of the most familiar wading birds flocking to UK estuaries in winter have seen major declines in the past decade, conservationists have warned.