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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.

Diving: Funding cuts hit Pete Waterfield

Pete Waterfield, who partnered Tom Daley to fourth in the synchro platform diving at the London Olympics, is furious after having his funding cut.

McIlroy spent much of last week on the Sydney tourist beat with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki ahead of her involvement in the Apia International tennis tournament

Kevin Garside: Rory McIlroy has one skill to learn if he is to avoid the Irish question: silence

Golf needs McIlroy in Rio more than he needs an Olympic medal

Lisa Riley to star in stage show Strictly Confidential next year

The former Emmerdale actress will appear in the show directed and written by Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood

Matt Butler: The excellent Dean Macey makes it worth all the pain. Almost

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Work started to clear the Olympic Stadium at Stratford the day after the Paralympic Games closing ceremony

West Ham owners promise not to cut and run as Olympic Stadium bid proves successful

Hammers named as the top choice to move into Stratford stadium

In India's anti-corruption fight, news networks begin to pay a price

India's headline-grabbing fight against corruption has galvanized the nation but is now beginning to prove costly for its media.

Postcard from... Delhi

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived in Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport today. The place I remember from a few years ago was hugely crowded and disorganised; I waited ages for my visa, and found myself in darkness after a power cut.

Cycling: Former team-mate of Lance Armstrong tests positive for EPO

South African cyclist David George, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong, has tested positive for blood-boosting EPO.

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Cycling: Bradley Wiggins helps fund British-based women's team which includes Laura Trott

Bradley Wiggins is to help fund a new British-based women’s team that will include some of the country’s best young riders, including double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott.

Wanted: New director for Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) has begun the search for a new director to succeed Australian Jonathan Mills in one of the world's top artistic posts, it said on today.

Games can 'turbo-charge' Britain's tourism says Hunt

The success of the Olympics can “turbo-charge” the UK's tourism industry, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said as the Government prepared to launch a major push to attract visitors.

Sir Chris Hoy believes Sir Steve Redgrave is Britain's greatest Olympian

Team GB's Chris Hoy hails Steve Redgrave as Britain's greatest Olympian ever

Sir Chris Hoy has said that he believes Sir Steve Redgrave is Britain's greatest Olympian ever despite surpassing him in the medals stakes.

Gold-winning medallist Victoria Pendleton craves a 'normal life'

Team GB's Chris Hoy eyes one last challenge while Victoria Pendleton craves 'normal life'

While Sir Chris Hoy faces one last race, Victoria Pendleton says she just wants a "normal life".

Tom Stalker wants to steer clear of the rows that are tainting the boxing industry

Boxing: Team GB's Tom Stalker focuses on medal success amid rows

Tom Stalker is hoping to give a flawless performance in tonight's match so that he can avoid getting embroiled in the rows that are dogging boxing at the moment.

It only seemed appropriate that it was left to Hoy, in his fifth Games, to steal the limelight in the final race of the entire track cycling in London and go past Sir Steve Redgrave’s haul of five Olympic golds

Not over yet: Sir Chris Hoy tells New Zealand's Simon van Velthooven he'll see him at the Commonwealth Games in 2014

Following last night's glorious keirin gold at the velodrome, Britain's greatest Olympian Sir Chris Hoy vowed that London 2012 would be his final Games. However, a fellow competitor has revealed that Sir Chris is considering a challenge to face him at Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games, meaning this isn't the final goodbye to his international career.

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New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes