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Gordon Brown to unveil post-No vote vision

Gordon Brown will unveil his vision for the future of Scotland today after Scots rejected the chance to leave the United Kingdom.

Gordon Brown has been credited for his role in the No campaign. Credit: PA Wire

The former Prime Minister - who has been widely praised for his role in securing a No vote in Thursday's referendum - will address voters in Fife about what next steps he wants to see in Scotland.

Brown made a passionate plea for Scots to remain part of the union before the vote.

His planned speech comes as Ed Miliband prepares for the Labour party conference, where he is expected to face questions over the timetable for constitutional reform.

Labour activists gather for party's annual conference

Labour activists will gather today ahead of the start of the party's annual conference following Scotland's decision to reject independence.

Ed Miliband has arrived in Manchester ahead of his party's annual conference. Credit: PA Wire

Ed Miliband arrived in Manchester as Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to ensure English MPs were the only politicians allowed to vote on issues that affect England.

But Mr Miliband said he wants a national debate on the issue of constitutional reform.

Any moves to restrict Scottish MPs' votes on English matters could undermine any future Labour Government.

The Labour event is due to begin with a women's conference as Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and shadow equalities minister Gloria De Piero all address activists.

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Westminster debate begins on timetable for change

The debate has already begun in Westminster on a timetable for change in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron has said English MPs should be the only ones to vote on English matters, which would have potentially seismic implications for parliament.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

Northern England cities inspired by Scotland campaign

The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.

In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:

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Miliband plans 'convention' on devolution proposals

Labour has announced plans for a "constitutional convention" which would see the public consulted before the next election over plans for devolution,

Ed Miliband says a Senate of Nations and Regions would be discussed at the convention. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Party leader Ed Miliband says the plan will ensure that discussions on the future of the union's constitutional shape would "be open to every citizen".

Under the plans, regions would produce a report outlining a series of recommendations relating to devolution, which would then be brought together at the convention.

Miliband said the convention would look at new ideas for Westminster reforms and the case for a Senate of the Nations and Regions.

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Carwyn Jones has 'constructive' talk with PM

Our Political Editor, Adrian Masters, understands that the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has had a 'constructive' conversation with the Prime Minister.

This morning, Carwyn Jones AM, held a press conference in which he said Wales will not 'play second fiddle' in future devolution talks.

You can follow Adrian's tweets here.

English cities call for greater local powers

Town halls up and down England have called for greater local powers following the Scottish referendum result, with a campaign group of eight regional cities urging "urgent devolution".

Birmingham is among eight cities calling for greater local powers. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

In a statement, the City Centred group, which represents Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leeds, Bristol, Liverpool, and Sheffield, said the result north of the border was a "yes vote for devolution".

Sir Albert Bore, part of the City Centred campaign and leader of Birmingham City Council - the largest such authority outside London, said: "There will be a great deal of pressure to put similar arrangements in place for England or the English regions.

"I think there is an inevitability that will happen. The role of the city region in driving that agenda is coming to the fore."

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