Commuter cycling across the Scotland England border
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How could Scottish independence impact the North East?

24 August 2014 Last updated at 09:35 BST

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September but how could the result affect the English communities just south of the border?

North-east England rejected its own regional assembly a decade ago but some business leaders there are calling for new powers so it can compete with Scotland.

Mark Denten explains.