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Scottish viewers may have to pay extra to watch BBC

Viewers in Scotland could be forced to pay on top of their licence fee to watch popular BBC programmes such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing, under plans for a new, post-independence Scottish public service broadcaster, Labour will warn this week.

MPs urged to give voting rights to 16-year-olds

MPs should be given an early chance to debate cutting the voting age to 16 across the UK following the decision to allow younger teenagers to participate in the Scottish independence referendum, electoral reformers said last night.