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27 August 2014 Last updated at 10:35

Anti-independence firms make caseShip freight container transporters move amongst freight containers on Tilbury Dock on February 1, 2007 in Tilbury, England.

A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made”.


Shaun WrightPolice chief ‘must quit over report’

The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

John BercowBercow 'open' to splitting Clerk job

John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

Fighting will continue after debate

The BBC's Nick Robinson reflects on the latest televised debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

Sir John Major praises immigrants for 'guts and drive'

Former prime minister Sir John Major praises immigrants for having what he calls "the very Conservative instinct" of wanting to improve their lives.

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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

BBC Parliament - To War!

A look ahead to our night of programmes marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

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