Defence Secretary warns Scottish airspace would be exposed under SNP plans

UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned that large parts of an independent Scotland’s airspace would be left “undefended” under SNP plans.

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Gap 'narrows' ahead of referendum

The gap continues to narrow between voters on both sides of the referendum debate, a poll suggests.

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Yes Dundee in row with National Express over political advertising on buses

Yes Dundee has launched a fundraiser to try to plaster buses in the city with pro-independence adverts — but the company it is targeting said it will ...

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US stocks close mostly higher

Stocks have closed mostly higher on Wall Street after upbeat earnings news from several big US companies encouraged investors.

Bank set to axe hundreds of jobs

Barclays looks set to axe hundreds more jobs, mainly at its investment banking arm, as a result of a strategic review which will report within ...


Repeat quake 'slightly bigger'

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the Rutland area of the East Midlands, the second tremor to hit the region in as many days.

Boy, 14, charged with rape of girl

A 14-year-old boy will appear in court today in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl.

Call on foreign doctor standards

Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS should face tougher tests in line with the standards of UK-trained doctors, a study has said.

Vouchers for frugal civil servants

Three gift vouchers were handed to civil servants in the first eight months of a scheme rewarding money-saving ideas, new figures show.

Surgeon urges transparency campaign

One of the UK's top surgeons has called for annual public events to become a requirement for all clinicians in the NHS.

Pickles approves 59 allotment sales

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has approved 59 applications by councils to sell allotment sites to make way for development, it has emerged.

Syria death son is 'a martyr' - dad

The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has described him as a "martyr" as he revealed he tried to convince him not to fight in the ...