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Smith Commission: New powers on taxation mean ‘home rule for Scotland within the UK’

Major constitutional change represents one of the fastest turnarounds from promise to delivery

Lord Smith of Kelvin, the head of the commission

Profile: Lord Smith of Kelvin

“Tonight we stand together, tonight we are filled with pride, tonight we are a Commonwealth,” an emotional Lord Smith of Kelvin said as he addressed the closing ceremony of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

The Scottish parliament in Holyrood

Smith Commission explainer: Will this work – and who’ll end up paying when it goes wrong?

The ins and outs of the Commission’s proposals – and what it will mean for England and Scotland

Andy McSmith's Diary: After 80 years adrift, a memorial finally lands for doomed airship

HM Airship R101, the technological wonder of its day, set off from Cardington in Bedfordshire, on 4 October 1930, bound for Karachi on its first international flight, with Lord Thomson, Ramsay MacDonald’s Secretary of State for Air and other eminent passengers on board. Crowds watched it sail gracefully over London, but over northern France, it went into a fatal nose dive. Of the 54 passengers and crew, 46 were killed outright, and two died from their injuries.

Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral for mosque

Party activist red-faced after angry tweets at the BBC

Tory MP Karl McCartney favourites NSFW bondage image of naked woman, denies all knowledge

Someone should have told him favourites are public

Immigration figures: PM's pledge 'in ruins' as net annual migration soars to more than quarter of a million

Official figures this morning showed net migration rose to 260,000 in the 12 months to June

The plan could lead to up to 15,000 people being operated on annually

NHS could triple number of weight-loss surgeries to reduce number of obese Britons

New Nice guidance prioritises surgery for anyone with a BMI of 30 or more

Two in five proposed sanctions against single mums or dads are later overturned, Gingerbread claim

Single parents 'singled out by harsh benefits sanctions'

Pressure group claims rules make it harder for one-parent families

Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland should be given more control

Smith Commission to recommend Scotland 'gets control of income tax', say sources

New First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said if recommendations were not delivered, it would feel 'the wrath of the Scottish people'

Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

Ed Miliband visiting the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. The Labour leader has spoken more openly of his heritage recently

Is criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: This blessed plot, this realm, this White Van Man...

There was Mondeo Man and Worcester Woman. But now the battle for White Van Man has been truly joined. This was Stratford-upon-Avon Tory Nadhim Zahawi’s big moment and he seized it joyfully.

John Vine claims that the Home Secretary is currently sitting on five reports believed to be critical of the Government

Theresa May 'buried' bad news immigration report, watchdog warns

EXCLUSIVE: Claim follows backlash against ‘PR-driven’ counterterrorism campaign

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Counter-terrorism awareness drive denounced as cynical political PR

Publication of Lee Rigby report timed to coincide with high-profile campaign for tougher security measures

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
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Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?