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
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Why are UK rail fares so expensive?
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'