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A bakery employee places a ‘question mark’ cupcake between a Scottish Saltire cake and a Union cupcake at a bakery in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

A day ahead of polling, one in seven people able to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum are still struggling to make their final choice, accor(...)

First Minister Alex Salmond has dismissed a Westminster pledge to enhance Scotland’s powers after a No vote as a “last minute desperate offer of nothing”. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Image

With two days until Scotland votes on independence Ed Miliband claimed the Yes campaign has an “ugly side” during chaotic scenes as he was mobbed duri(...)

Opposing supporters for the Yes (left) and No campaigns, argue in Edinburgh yesterday. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

A swing for independence has the rival Yes and No campaigns neck and neck ahead of next week’s Scottish referendum, the latest poll has suggested.Amon(...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five-year-old Ashya King,  at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, yesterday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The parents of Ashya King have arrived at a Spanish hospital for a reunion with their sick son, after speaking for the first time of their anguish at (...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five year old Ashya King, hold a press conference at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, today. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

The parents of Ashya King have been reunited with their son.Brett and Naghmeh King today saw the five-year-old, who has a brain tumour, for the first (...)

Still from a video posted on YouTube showing Bret King with his son Ashya, explaning why he was taken by his parents from hospital without doctors’ consent. Photograph: Naveed King/YouTube/PA Wire

The British parents who sparked a major manhunt by taking their seriously ill son out of hospital last week have asked a Spanish court not to extradit(...)

Better Together leader Alistair Darling (L) and first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond debate over Scottish independence at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow yesterday. Photograph: David Cheskin/Reuters/Pool

Alex Salmond lost the first TV debate earlier this month by a country mile, yet the Yes side in Scotland’s independence referendum campaign nudged a l(...)

Prof Jane Grimson: ‘We have the opportunity to learn from other people’s mistakes.’ Photograph:
Susan Jefferies

One of the many challenges facing new Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will be to oversee the Government’s ehealth strategy, published by his prede(...)

Matron Breda Athan demonstrates putting on the protective suit which would be used to treat patients suffering from Ebola at The Royal Free Hospital in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Files

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to the UK on a Royal Air Force jet, Sierra Leone’s health ministry(...)

 Ben Page: “When we polled people earlier this year, only 24 per cent believed that we should replace elected politicians with professional managers.”

The belief that trust in politicians has fallen to an all-time low is a myth, according to Ben Page, an opinion-poll expert in the UK. Mr Page, chief (...)

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