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The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

I am committed to defence jobs, says David Cameron

The Prime Minister is to welcome home a submarine crew from their 100th patrol.

Rupert Murdoch had previously referred to Alex Salmond as ‘the most brilliant politician in the UK’

SNP leader Alex Salmond faces referendum rethink as sun sets on alliance with Rupert Murdoch's News International

Failure to win NI backing comes as major blow to SNP leader's Scottish independence campaign

Questionable Time: Humza Yousaf faces up to battle

Plus, Brian Souter's got history with Trouble. So back away, carefully

Scottish Government forced to change 'biased' independence referendum question

The tone of the original question 'Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?' was deemed to encourage agreement

England captain Chris Robshaw shows Chris Ashton some artful dodging

England laugh off barbs and focus on getting physical for the Six Nations

Scottish jibes fall on deaf ears as Lancaster cuts Foden and Joseph from Saturday's squad

The number of people aged over 65 living in the UK has passed 10 million for the first time

Number of people aged 65 and older passes 10 million for first time, with over-85s the fastest growing section of society

The number of people aged over 65 living in the United Kingdom has passed 10 million for the first time with the proportion of 85-year-olds now the fastest growing section of society and up nearly a quarter in the past decade, according to new figures released from the 2011 census.

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Nice trousers. Is he a fan of an independent Scotland?

Drops in production and higher spending on offshore fields are blamed for falling projected tax receipts from North Sea oil and gas

Fall in North Sea revenue is £8bn blow for SNP

Independence plans for Scotland rely heavily on gas and oil revenue

The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has been moderate

Radicals threaten Salmond and Scottish independence campaign

Activists gather in Glasgow to try to steer breakway movement sharply to the left

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with First Minister Alex Salmond, after her address to the Scottish National Party’s annual conference at Perth last month

'Scots are being asked to buy a pig in a poke'

Edinburgh Agreement leaves voters in the dark over crucial issues such as debt, warns expert

Nicola Sturgeon promises 'fair referendum' on Scottish independence

Scotland's Deputy First Minister insisted the country's future would not be “bought and sold” as she hit out at Westminster over the spending limits for the independence referendum campaign.

Salmond poses with a supporter in Perth yesterday

Salmond tears into the Tory-led 'Lord Snootys'

Scottish First Minister pulls no punches at SNP conference as he urges his cheering supporters to follow his dream of independence

Alex Salmond rallied the SNP at its annual conference

Salmond embraces Nato in SNP's 'Clause 4 moment'

Alex Salmond celebrates after members vote to drop opposition to military alliance

Alex Salmond tells SNP conference 'the nonsense ends in 2014'

Alex Salmond rallied the SNP at its annual conference in Perth today by telling activists that “in 2014 the nonsense ends”.

David Cameron and Alex Salmond will today sign off on a historic deal to hold a single question referendum on whether Scotland should remain in the United Kingdom

Alex Salmond makes pledge over Scottish economy

There is no danger the independence referendum will distract the Scottish Government from working to boost the economy, the country's First Minister insisted.

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