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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

View From The Sofa: Survival of the Fittest, Channel 4

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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