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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.

No regrets for man who freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

The man who released the Lockerbie bomber from jail has always stood by the decision despite continued protest from critics.

Stephen Maxwell: Scottish Nationalist politician

Stephen Maxwell, who died on 25 April at the age of 69, was a Scottish nationalist politician and activist who came to prominence in the 1970s when he was elected to the Lothian Regional Council at a by-election for Wester Hailes in Edinburgh as an SNP candidate.

Clegg under fire after heavy losses

A former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Nick Clegg in the aftermath of heavy losses at the local government elections.

Labour claims first blood in Glasgow

The first results in the Scottish council elections have been declared.

Siobhan Benita, an independent candidate running for the post of the Mayor of London

Mary Ann Sieghart: We need more independents to break the parties' stranglehold

Fed up with all three main parties? Fancy a bold, clever, sensible independent candidate to represent your city? That's what Londoners are being offered on Thursday, but the political and media establishments are doing their best to crush her. We have a 20th-century political system failing to cope with 21st-century politics.

Alex Salmond defends links to Rupert Murdoch

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond described his relationship with Rupert Murdoch as "good and business-like" today as he fended off Labour criticism of his links to the media magnate.

View of Berwick town from across the river

A foot in two nations along the Tweed

Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe

Diary: Skintland? Alex Salmond is quick to rise to the bait

The current issue of The Economist magazine carries a warning to Scotland of the potential cost of independence, illustrated on the front cover by a spoof map of "Skintland", with its capital renamed "Edinborrow" and the islands to the north "Orkward" and "Shutland".

SNP attacks 'sneering Economist' over 'Skintland' cover

First Minister Alex Salmond has said the Economist magazine will "rue the day" it published a front cover image likening Scotland to an impoverished nation.

Leading article: The centre cannot hold

A significant change has occurred since the Budget. From the undeclared granny tax, to the silliness over pasties, to the unnecessary panic over petrol, no single one of the Government's stumbles was momentous in itself. Taken together, however, they have for the first time raised questions as to the competence rather than the politics of the Conservative leadership.

Leading article: Mainstream politicians would do well to take heed

George Galloway’s victory is part of a pattern, as the three main parties struggle to adapt

UK should stay united, says Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband attacked Alex Salmond's desire to "split up" Britain today, and insisted: "We are one United Kingdom."

Donald Trump has shelved his golf resort until Scotland’s parliament rules on a planto build 11 turbines off the coast of the complex

Donald Trump promises £10m to fight wind farm construction in Britain

Fresh from a dispute with environmentalists over his golf resort on the Aberdeenshire coast, the billionaire Donald Trump has revealed plans to hand £10m to anti-wind farm campaigners.

Trump to fund anti-wind farm campaign

US tycoon Donald Trump is to bankroll an anti-wind farm campaign in his fight against an off-shore development near his luxury golf resort.

Boswell studied at Edinburgh University, whose many scholars have enhanced British life

Andrew Gimson: We must save this admirable marriage

Scotland and England are like a couple overlooking their happiness in their rush for a divorce that will leave them both worse off

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