Britain’s prime minister David Cameron arrives to speak to the press outside number 10 Downing Street following the counting of votes in the Scottish referendum. He welcomed the “clear result”. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The United Kingdom faces unprecedented constitutional change on the back of Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence, following a pledge b(...)

Dejected Yes supporters at the Royal Highland centre following their loss to the NO campaign during the Scottish referendum in Edinburgh. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA 2:00

A photograph of Alex Salmond sitting in the back of an ordinary saloon car taken in the early hours as he headed for a flight from Aberdeen to Edinbur(...)

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond addresses supporters at a rally in Perth, Scotland on the final day of campaigning. Photograph: Getty Images  2:17

The future of the 307-year-old United Kingdom today lies in the hands of 4.2 million people in Scotland as they vote on the independence referendum af(...)

A boy plays football in  the Govan area of Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For perhaps a few hours early into tomorrow morning, Shettleston, Castlemilk, Drumchapel and Easterhouse – some of Glasgow’s poorest districts – wi(...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech in Aberdeen yesterday: “On Friday, people could be living in a different country, with a different place in the world and a different future ahead of it.” Photograph: Reuters/Dylan Martinez 1:51

British prime minister David Cameron has issued a visibly emotional plea to Scots not to vote Yes in Thursday’s independence referendum, saying that(...)

Tyne Bridge in Newcastle: will the northeast become a distant outpost of London-led government if Scotland votes Yes?

Ten years ago, Labour’s John Prescott offered the northeast of England a regional assembly, but it was turned down by three-quarters of those who both(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: “Scottish voters deserve to know to the fullest extent possible about how new powers as ambitious as possible will be delivered as soon as possible within the UK.” Photograph: Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has vowed that major extra home rule powers will be put to the House of Commons by late January if Scots v(...)

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers  and  Minister  for Foreign Afairs Charlie Flanagan:  they met in England at the weekend to discuss the impact of divisive issues such as welfare reform and parading on the future of the Stormont administration.   Photograph:  Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

The Irish and British governments have agreed that in the coming weeks it is “absolutely essential” that the Northern parties devise a “comprehensive(...)

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond holds up “Aye” branded cakes during his visit to Brownings Bakers in Kilmarnock last week. Photograph: Reuters

One can but imagine Rupert Murdoch’s glee in New York on Saturday as he penned a Twitter message that caused consternation within moments on the other(...)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has called for political talks to try to break the political logjam in Northern Ireland

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has called for political talks to try to break the political logjam in Northern Ireland. As the DUP (...)