Scotland decides in the Scottish independence referendum 2014

Video: The Scottish independence referendum in one minute

One way or another, Scotland will make history when it goes to the polls next month. So what exactly is at stake for Britain and the world?

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    Boeing, Silk Way Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Two 747-8 Freighters

    Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered today. Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier.


    Holding out for a hero!

    Today (Wednesday 27 August) marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

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    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.

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    Can you tackle climate change without ruining our quality of life? takes an in-depth look at an issue with no easy solutions.