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Darling: 'No thanks' to independence

Both sides in the referendum campaign are claiming that David Cameron's visit to Scotland will boost their cause.

The SNP believe his appearance north of the Border helps win votes for the 'yes' side. But Better Together's leader insists it will boost the case for a 'no' vote.

Alistair Darling says any voice making a powerful case for the Union is welcome in the run-up to September the 18th.

Answering questions on the key issues ahead of September's vote, Mr Darling told our Scotland political editor, Peter MacMahon, a referendum was different from a general election:


Lake District lemurs raise money for African school

A wildlife park near Keswick is hoping its collection of lemurs can play its part in helping children at a school in Madagascar.

The Lake District Wildlife Park sends money every year to a school in the country. And now they're asking visitors to support their work, by taking part in Lemurs Week. A couple of days ago

Fiona McIlwraith went along to find out more.

Teens complete 4 week community scheme

For most teenagers who are celebrating their exam successes the summer holidays are a time for a well deserved rest, but for some it's an opportunity to get outdoors and learn new skills.

Hundreds of 15 to 17-years-olds from across Cumbria have spent four weeks of their summer break as part of the National Citizen Service scheme, which aims to engage more young people in their local community.

Amy Dunsmuir went down to meet some of them.


'You want to go and test yourself against your best'

Undefeated Queen of the South face the formidable Rangers on Saturday in the Scottish Championship.

The Doonhamers are currently second in the league a point ahead of the giants from Glasgow, but manager Jim McIntyre knows his players will get nothing easy at Ibrox.

'These are the types of games that you are desperate to play in as a player and as a manager. You want to go and test yourself against the best and we are no different.'

– Jim McIntyre Manager, Queen of the South

Cameron talks business with Scotland

David Cameron has spent the day in Scotland campaigning for a 'no' vote in September's independence referendum. Later this evening, the Prime Minister is expected to say the UK is one of the world's 'oldest and most successful single markets'.

But Alex Salmond has accused him of 'tinkering' with an exit from another single market: the European Union. Joe Pike reports:

Yes vote will create a 'prosperous economy and just society'

The Prime Minister David Cameron will address the business organisation CBI Scotland's annual dinner in Glasgow.

Cameron is expected to tell business leaders that the UK supports one million Scottish jobs whilst making his case for the country to remain in the Union.

It comes the day after a group of 200 business leaders signed an open letter expressing their support for a 'Yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

First Minister Alex Salmond was asked what an independent Scotland could offer businesses that can't be offered currently:

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