After a yes vote in September’s referendum the two countries are brought to the brink of the first Anglo-Scottish war for five centuries by a menacing deadlock over whether the pound will survive north of the border. Scotland has seized control of Trident.
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Friday 24 January 2014
For most, it has proved unattainable. Only two athletes have ever achieved such lofty feats: one is the current Olympic champion, American Jennifer Suhr, the other the greatest female vaulter of all time, Yelena Isinbayeva.
In from the cold: India has been officially excluded from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games but four of its athletes will still compete
Thursday 23 January 2014
When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.
Diving: Tom Daley hoping to peak just in time for Rio Olympics as he looks to improve on London 2012 bronze medal
Thursday 23 January 2014
Daley will be 22 at the Rio Games and hopes an injury-free run will see him hit his best form at the right time
Sunday 19 January 2014
The former athlete, politician and broadcaster had suffered from cancer for two and a half years
Saturday 18 January 2014
'The Cipriani in Venice was immaculate'
Friday 10 January 2014
The heptathlete aims to return in time for the 2016 Olympics
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Sunderland ensure Moyes misery continues in cup
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Arsenal injury woe as Mourinho ramps up pressure on City
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Lord Kitchener will appear on the new £2 coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War
Monday 16 December 2013
Temporary power firm Aggreko — responsible for keeping the lights on and the cameras rolling at the last World Cup in South Africa and at the London 2012 Olympics — has been chosen by FIFA to perform the same duties across 12 different venues in Brazil.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Trott departs tour as England’s Ashes left in turmoil
Sunday 24 November 2013
Long-distance legend tells Richard Rae she will have no role in Glasgow
Thursday 21 November 2013
Gerrard welcomes negativity as Terry return played down
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Met’s Hogan-Howe may be investigated
Saturday 16 November 2013
Book of the week
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train