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The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Brown ready to take part in TV debate

Gordon Brown today finally signalled that he is ready to take part in a series of television debates with the other main party leaders.

Salmond hails SNP's 'historic' breakthrough

The Scottish National Party won the largest share of the European election vote in Scotland for the first time, beating Labour into second place.

UK swine flu cases top 400

Another 41 new cases of swine flu were confirmed in the UK today, pushing the total number above 400.

Government steps in to protect Dunfermline savers

Savers have been reassured that their money is safe as the Government was forced to step in to save Scotland's biggest building society.

'Reckless' building society on verge of break-up

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International Paper mill closure costs 371 jobs

Some 371 people are to lose their jobs as the closure of a giant paper mill was announced today.

Holyrood faces turmoil as MSPs reject budget

The Scottish Government was plunged into crisis last night after its £33bn spending plans were thrown out by the Edinburgh parliament.

Glenrothes: The other political earthquake

With the aftershocks from across The Pond still being felt, Brian Brady and Jane Merrick assess the impact of Labour's unexpected Glenrothes victory

Leading article: In the shadow of the White House

All eyes are on the US election this week, but closer to home, the by-election in Glenrothes will be important in a British context as a test of the Government's standing and of the strength of the "Brown bounce".

SNP victory fears force Brown to join by-election push

Prime Minister meets Glenrothes voters in first bout of local campaigning since moving into Downing Street

Brown joins Glenrothes campaign

Gordon Brown will campaign in Glenrothes today in his first by-election visit since becoming Prime Minister.

Alex Salmond: Free Scotland to do its duty to its people

Ahead of his SNP conference speech today, the First Minister takes aim at the Prime Minister for cashing in on the financial crisis

Salmond salutes 'homecoming' cup deal

First Minister Alex Salmond has described the Scottish Cup as the "jewel in the crown" of Scotland's Homecoming celebrations after securing a sponsorship partnership with the Scottish Football Association.

Murray condemns Rangers trouble-makers

Sir David Murray has urged Rangers supporters to pull together in their fight against sectarianism.

John Rentoul: Whatever this is, it isn't serious politics

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