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

Some Scots want independence and nothing less. Before the referendum campaign started, however, the majority would have settled for running more of(...)

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

Standing in the back of a repainted ice-cream van in a Maryhill estate in Glasgow yesterday, Jim Sillars, microphone in hand, apologises for waking an(...)

Spurs’ Hugo Lloris, who was allowed to overrule his club doctor and return to the pitch having sustained a serious head injury in collision with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, was truly shocking. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Players losing consciousness or suffering concussion will not be allowed to play on next season after the Football Association set out strict guidelin(...)

 Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party:  for now she has managed to quieten dissent in her own rants. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

Former Labour minister Jim Murphy stood on a couple of red bottle-crates on a street in Argyll to campaign for a No vote in next month’s Scottish inde(...)

Lady Justice Hallett found that the on-the-run  scheme used was ‘unprecedented and flawed’, but that it was not unlawful or improper. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The British Government’s decision to tell Republican on-the-runs that they were not wanted for prosecution was not “a get out of jail card”, a top Bri(...)

Two members of the clergy leave the Church of England’s Synod during a lunch break in the session today which later approved the consecration of women bishops, in York, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Women bishops could be appointed by the end of this year in the Church of England after legislation backing the move was given final approval by the G(...)

A Scottish Saltire flag caries a ‘Yes’ for Independence at the Bannockburn Live event last month. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Looking at a mound of opinion poll figures about September’s independence referendum, John Curtice, Scotland’s leading opinion poll expert, displays a(...)

Pro-independence supporters gather in Edinburgh last September. Photograph:   Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Robbie Gallacher lives in Blairhall, a former mining village whose fortunes have waned since its colliery closed in the late 1960s. When he left the p(...)

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS for letting down the victims of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and the National Health Service for letting down the victims of Jimmy (...)

Mark Durkan:  he urged Mr Cameron to honour “the dying wish of an innocent man”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

British prime minister David Cameron has offered to look into a promise made to Gerry Conlon shortly before he died that he could inspect files held(...)