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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.

BMA considers organ donor boost options

Re-starting the hearts of people who have recently died should be one of the options considered for boosting the number of organ donors, according to a new report.

An Irish fan gives the thumbs down after the France-Ireland match was postponed just before kick-off on Saturday at the Stade de France

Jamie Corrigan: Stick Six Nations schedule where the sun don't shine

They haven't merely messed with kick-off times but with an entire rugby culture

Harry Redknapp gets his point across to players at White Hart Lane on Saturday

Redknapp hints at same old faces for England

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Newcastle United 0

<b>Leigh Halfpenny: </b> Halfpenny had an excellent game both in attack and defence, scoring two tries and making Scotland pay on all but one occasion with the boot. 8/10

Wales v Scotland player ratings

Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Rank smartens up and pulls in punters

The bingo hall and casino operator Rank is luring in new customers thanks to some spruced-up properties and an array of supporting websites and phone apps.

Taekwondo: Stevenson is Games doubt

The world champion Sarah Stevenson's participation in the Olympics is in doubt after she underwent surgery yesterday to repair cruciate ligament damage sustained at a recent training camp in Mexico.

Fabio Capello will have his hands full this summer but,for once, he can’t really blame the FA

Reaction in Italy to Fabio Capello resignation

The Italian press have been left stunned by Fabio Capello's resignation as England manager but are already focusing on his next destination.

Senegal sack coach Amara Traore following poor African Cup of Nations

Senegal have fired coach Amara Traore after their dramatic failure at the African Cup of Nations.

Chris Robshaw, new England captain, is all smiles with the Calcutta Cup

England's new order thrive in the chaos

Scotland 6 England 13: Caretaker coach walks out of Edinburgh wounded but with an international win

Game zeros-in on bid deadline

Game Group has set a deadline of Friday for first-round bids to acquire its overseas business, amid speculation that it faces a combined payment to suppliers of up to £250m this month.

Kate Grenville describes her trilogy as 'a journey around the mountain of our past, from three perspectives'

Kate Grenville: A wild colonial girl ... in her own words

After finishing her historical trilogy, the Aussie novelist tells Stephanie Cross why sleeping dogs shouldn't be let lie

Let down: Lena Corner in her east London home

Is it really so easy to rent out your house at medal-winning prices during the Olympics?

Lena Corner reports on her struggle to turn her three-bed into a 2012 money-spinner.

Game may offload its loss-making overseas division

Game Group has appointed advisers at Rothschild to examine offloading parts of, or its entire, international operation.

Sky profits surge despite drop in new subscribers

BSkyB underlined its financial strength with a 28% surge in profits, but the pay-TV giant is facing growing pressure on subscriber numbers because of the economy and internet rivals.

Fielder is certainly famous for his ability to hit home runs, he is also well known for being one of the chunkiest players in baseball

Baseball: The big-boned, big-hitter causing ripples in Detroit

Prince Fielder has signed the fourth-largest MLB contract. Now he has the bucks to match the girth

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