Pro-union leaders promise Scotland 'extensive new powers'

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have all signed a letter guaranteeing "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament if the country votes No in Thursday's referendum.

The cross-party pledge appears on the front page of the Scottish tabloid the Daily Record.

The letter also appears to guarantee the future funding of the NHS:

And because of the continuation of the Barnett allocation for resources and the powers of the Scottish Parliament to raise revenue, we can state categorically that the final say on how much is spent on the NHS will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.


Summer passport chaos victims 'should get compensation'

Holidaymakers who suffered severe delays when using the fast-track passport renewal service should be compensated, an influential group of MPs has said.

The Home Affairs Select Committee (Hasc) wants to see the Passport Office back under ministerial control and compensation paid to victims of the summer passport chaos.

Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) was accused of putting holidaymakers' summer plans in jeopardy as it struggled to cope with demand and a backlog of applications in progress spiralled past half a million.

The number of applications has been cut from 550,000 to 90,000, according to ministers, but it has not been enough to stop thousands of families from missing their holiday.