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PM to warn Scots vote is a 'once-and-for-all decision'

David Cameron is expected to warn Scotland that a Yes vote for independence would be a "once-and-for-all decision".

David Cameron will speak in Scotland later today. Credit: PA

The Prime Minister, who is in Scotland for the second time in five days, will urge voters not to "break up our family of nations".

This is a decision that could break up our family of nations and rip Scotland from the rest of the UK.

And we must be very clear. There’s no going back from this. No re-run. This is a once-and-for-all decision. If Scotland votes Yes, the UK will split, and we will go our separate ways forever.

– David Cameron


1 in 4 university students suffer sexual harassment

One in four university students have suffered unwelcome sexual advances according to new research by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Students suffer unwelcome sexual advances according to NUS study. Credit: Jan Woitas/DPA/Press Association Images

In the survey of over 2,000 male and female students the majority of respondents said they had experienced sexism, sexual harassment and assault within the university environment.

Almost 30% of respondents said they had endured unwanted sexual comments about their body while over half of those questioned believed that women students are more vulnerable than men.

The NUS say a 'lad culture' in universities is partly to blame for the survey findings and NUS President, Toni Pearce called on UK universities to stop ignoring the issue.

These stats show that harassment is rife on campus, but we still we keep hearing from universities that there is no fear, no intimidation, no problem...Today I say to universities they must acknowledge the problems and join us in confronting them.

– NUS President, Toni Pearce

Dead British tourists found with 'gruesome' head wounds

The bodies of two British tourists found on a beach on the popular Thai island of Koh Tao were discovered with "gruesome" head wounds, police have said,

Colonel Prachum Ruangthong said the man and woman were found on a rocky beach and their clothes and a bloodstained hoe were found nearby.

Police suspect the pair were killed with the hoe, leaving deep wounds on their heads.

Mr Prachum also said police are checking closed circuit TV footage at nearby restaurants, hotels and shops for clues.


Phones 4u 'heartbroken' as it enters administration

Phones 4u's official Twitter account says the team is "heartbroken" that the company has been placed into administration threatening over 5,500 jobs.

Entrepreneur John Caudwell, who founded the business in the 1980s and sold it in 2006 for nearly £1.5bn, also took to Twitter to say how "sickened and saddened" he was by the news.

Bodies found on Thai beach prompt double murder fears

Credit: Google Maps

A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of two party-goers were found on a beach at an island resort in Thailand.

The pair, believed to be a British woman and an Irish man, were thought to have attended a beach party on Koh Tao - an area popular with tourists and scuba-divers.

Islanders have reportedly blocked off the local ferry dock to prevent any potential culprits leaving the island.

Bookies' new measures to tackle problem gambling

Four leading bookmakers have announced new voluntary measures in a bid to help "protect the vulnerable" from problem gambling.

Paddy Power are among the four bookmakers who have pledged to impose new measures. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive

William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power have all agreed to introduce a television advertising ban on sign-up offers before 9pm and set-up a new body, called the Senet Group, to "self-govern" the industry.

From 1 October, the industry will also start an advertising campaign on responsible gambling and withdraw gaming machines from shop windows.

As leading gambling companies, we have a responsibility to the communities where we operate - offering fun and entertainment for the majority while protecting the vulnerable, especially young people.

Recently concerns about gambling have grown - particularly because of the tone of some of the advertising of betting on TV at times when children may be watching.

We are therefore announcing some important changes.

– Letter from four bookmakers

Hollande calls for 'global response to global IS threat'

There must be a "global response" to the "global threat" posed by Islamic State (IS) extremists, French president Francois Hollande has said.

Speaking at the start of a conference in Paris aimed at coordinating a strategy against IS, Hollande said: "What is the threat? It is global so the response must be global."

French President Francois Hollande greets Iraq's president Fuad Masum. Credit: Reuters
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