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Music stars sing for independence

Some of Scotland's top musical talent has taken to the stage to urge voters to back independence.

Economic risk 'underestimated'

Scottish nationalists have severely underestimated the economic risks of independence, according to a centre-right think tank.

Independence 'will weaken economy'

A majority of city fund managers think the economy of an independent Scotland would become weaker over the long-term, according to a survey.

Beckham backs pro-union campaign

Footballer David Beckham has added his voice to the campaign against Scottish independence, urging voters north of the border not to ditch a bond ...

Most non-Scots 'want a No vote'

More than half of people living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not want Scotland to become an independent country, according to a poll.

Small firms' confidence 'improving'

Confidence among small businesses is continuing to improve after a surve y showed three-fifths of firms expect to grow in the next 12 months.

120,000 complaints to water firms

Customers made more than 120,000 complaints to water firms in a year, a new report reveals.

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Energy efficiency incentives urged

Households should be offered incentives such as stamp duty or council tax discounts for boosting energy efficiency, MPs have suggested.

Attacks on frontline workers 'rife'

More than 400 frontline workers in the health, emergency service and transport sectors are attacked on duty each week across the UK, fresh figures ...

NHS funding must increase - doctors

The next government must increase NHS funding to avoid a financial crisis, leading doctors have warned.

Call to tackle prison rape

Hundreds of prisoners may have been sexually abused behind bars, campaigners have said, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle prison rape.

Amberfield land 'would boost homes'

A new land classification should be introduced to boost h ousing supply and development opportunities, according to a new report.

Strictly role 'wasn't real Bruce'

Outgoing Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth has told how he found the show restricted his talents as an entertainer and did not allow him ...

Warning over care of heart patients

Many heart attack patients are missing out on potentially life-saving aspects of care, a new study suggests.