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World War 1 Encyclopedia: The Dumbells | The Star

The war wasn’t always fought in the trenches. Sometimes it was fought on ramshackle stages lit with improvised footlights, where …

An airman’s diary charts the terrifying first flights of World War 1

<b>This weekend marks 100 years since some of the first reconnaissance flights of World War 1. Here, we look at a diary extract from one of the airmen</b> …

Royal Air Force

Andy Murray has no regrets over support for Scottish independence

Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about declaring his support for a Yes vote on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum but does have reservations about the way he did it.<p>The British No1 made a late intervention into the debate by posting a supportive message on Twitter just hours …

Salmond resigns after Scots vote 'No' in historic referendum

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has resigned after voters in Scotland rejected independence in a tense and highly charged referendum campaign.<p>"For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die," Mr. Salmond told reporters in …

Every Independence Referendum Over The Past 7 Decades - How Scotland Compares [Infographic]

History has demonstrated that when countries are asked to vote on independence, more often than not, they say yes. Countless referendums have been held across the world over the past 70 years and according to the Pew Research Center, 8 nations have rejected independence while 25 have embraced …

Scottish leader Alex Salmond quits after 'no' vote in independence referendum

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.<p>By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation.<p>Shortly afterward, Alex Salmond, the …

This Is How Scotland Reacted to the News About Their Independence

The people of Scotland rejected a referendum for independence on Thursday, with 55 percent of voters siding with the "No" campaign to keep the country as part of the United Kingdom. Naturally, the results got a mixed reaction from Scots of all ages, most of whom had flooded the streets of Edinburgh …

Great Britain

An Independence Vote-Rigging Conspiracy Theory Is Sweeping Scotland

An online petition demanding a revote in the Scottish independence referendum is now at almost 100,000 signatures as vote rigging conspiracies continue to gain momentum among disappointed pro-independence campaigners.<p>It didn't take long for accusations of voting irregularities to start swirling …

Conspiracies

Scotland says no to independence. Now what?

September 19, 2014 | 2:30 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/09/19/world/bbc-world-service/scotland-says-no-independence-now-what/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Scottish referendum groups officially confirmed by Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has officially designated the two main referendum groups Yes Scotland, which is fighting for a yes vote, and the pro-UK group Better Together as the official lead campaigns in the contest.<p>The two groups will be allowed to spend up to £1.5m during the official 16 week …

David Cameron: Scottish independence 'would break my heart'

Prime Minister delivers his most passionate speech on the Union to date and pledges £500m to Glasgow in dramatic day in the independence campaign<p>David Cameron has used a trip to Scotland to announce half a billion pounds extra funding for Glasgow and deliver a passionate plea for the county to …

Alex Salmond declares 'it's our pound & we're keeping it'

The First Minister unveils his new slogan as he seeks to overcome his damaging defeat in the first independence referendum TV debate.<p>Alex Salmond has declared “it’s our pound and we’re keeping it” because the English would not dare deny an independent Scotland a eurozone-style currency union.<p>The …

George Osborne

Euromillions Lottery Winners Chris And Colin Weir Donate Winnings To Scotland's Yes Campaign

A couple who won £161 million on the EuroMillions lottery have given £2.5million to Scotland's pro-independence campaign in the past year, donation …

China's Li Keqiang speaks out against Scottish independence

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, has said he wants to see a "united United Kingdom", in an apparent boost for the no campaign before September's Scottish independence referendum.<p>Li was asked about the referendum at a joint press conference with David Cameron in Westminster. Li said he wanted a …

Meet the Americans Campaigning For Scotland's Independence

LONDON - As the United States celebrates its independence, some Americans are once again calling for separation from British rule – this time in Scotland, where voters are weeks away from a vote on whether to split from the United Kingdom.<p>Millions will go to the polls on September 18 to decide …

Young voters could 'tip the balance' in Scottish independence referendum

Alex Salmond's vision of Scottish independence could be consigned to being a pipedream if young voters get out and vote, a new poll suggests.<p>Young voters could "tip the balance" in favour of Scotland rejecting independence as a new poll suggests they are more strongly opposed to Alex Salmond's …

Scottish 'Yes' vote may not be such a big change for queen

BALMORAL CASTLE Scotland/LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland’s vote on independence this month means Queen Elizabeth faces a division in her kingdom not seen since the days of her namesake Elizabeth I at the start of the 17th century. But some things may not change so much.<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth waves …

Scottish independence referendum week in review: from the Team Scotland kit to tartan terror

"Och Morag, I do love the Banffshire coast: the sunshine, the seagulls, the 25 foot Yes cut into the grass with garden strimmers..."<p>"Right enough Shona, you may think that's impressive, but wait til you see what I've got planned for the dug with my Epilady..."<p>What with the Festival of the …

Scotland would be less protected after independence under SNP's intelligence plans, former MI6 head warns

Sir John Scarlett dismisses White Paper security proposals, saying the safety provided by Britain's intelligence services 'simply cannot be replicated in just a few years'<p>The SNP's security and intelligence plans would leave Scotland less protected from threats after independence, a former head of …

Scotland urged to vote no to independence by celebrities' open letter

PA<p>Mick Jagger, Mary Beard, Dan Snow, Bruce Forsyth, PD James and Tom Daley are among more than 200 public figures from sport, literature, theatre and the arts who have signed an open letter to the people of Scotland, urging them to vote no to independence in next month's referendum. Photograph: …

Tony Abbott Scotland Independence: Australian PM Urges Scots To Stay In UK

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged voters in Scotland to stay in the UK, warning that “it is hard to see how how the world would be …

Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

After 300 years in the United Kingdom, Scotland votes next month on whether to break the union, which raises many questions. One is particularly meaningful in the town of Helensburgh, in Western Scotland: What will happen to the U.K.'s nuclear weapons?<p>The Trident submarine program is based in …

Scotland's Independence Movement Gets a Boost From the Final TV Debate

How might an independent Scotland differ from the country that is currently part of the United Kingdom? When two of Scotland’s highest profile …

Final TV debate before Scotland's independence vote begins

GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Two of Scotland’s leading politicians began a final TV debate on Monday night, just weeks before a historic independence referendum, with secessionists looking for a game-changing performance to catch up in the polls.<p>Union Jack (L) and Saltire flags fly outside the …

The Scottish Independence Vote

"A majority of Scots want to live in a center-left society, while a majority of English want to live in a center-right society." Why that may be a bigger problem for the United Kingdom than regional splits are for the United States.<p>We all have our tribal loyalties and identities, usually starting …