Scottish first minister Alex Salmond:  failed to secure ‘devolution max’ option on independence referendum ballot paper. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Analysis: wavering Scots must be persuaded more devolution will occur if they vote No to independence

The Royal Navy’s Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard: moving the UK’s nuclear deterrent out of an independent Scotland is not impossible and would probably cost far less than the tens of billions of pounds previously predicted, experts have suggested. Photograph: PA Wire

Scottish National Party insists missiles and submarines would have to go

Julian Assange during a news conference yesterday at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

Wikileaks founder insists he will not surrender to police on sexual assault charges

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond: furious about the intervention of Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, who said it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland”. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Latest debate another rerun of what it means to be a patriotic Scot

Jim Sillars: “This is the first time in 300 years that we have the chance of becoming independent, and this is the only chance.”

Out of political office for more than 20 years, Jim Sillars remains an influential voice

A Grouse shooter near Forest Lodge, Blair Atholl on the Glorious Twelfth, which is the official start of the grouse shooting season.

Factions claim grouse are being nurtured at their predators’ expense

Cliff Richard performs on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Police searched a property belonging to Sir Cliff on Thursday in relation to an alleged historical sex offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA

Police search Berkshire property after claim dating to 1980s involving boy under 16

Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond who  could go head-to-head in two further televised referendum debates. Photograph: PA

Large number of small donations followed Scottish TV debate

‘Two-thirds are “quite unsure”, or “very unsure” about what an independent Scotland will be like – a significant hurdle for the Yes campaign with time running out.’ Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Opinion: Just 27 per cent of women polled say they will vote Yes, compared with 39 per cent of men

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