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:
A man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.
PC Suzanne Hudson was shot at point blank range by James Leslie with a sawn-off shot gun.
She suffered serious injuries to her face, neck and hand. The incident took place after PC Hudson and a colleague went to Leslie's flat in Leeds one night last December.
Leslie is due to be sentenced in October.
A pre-season friendly between Leeds United and Viitorul Constanta was called off after the Romanian side failed to turn up for the game.
The West Yorkshire club tweeted:
Our game with Viitorul Constanta has been forced to be called off due to the Romanian side not turning up at the ground #lufc
Leeds, who play in the second tier of English football, said they would still play a friendly against themselves to ease the disappointment of fans who had travelled to watch the match.
United will now field two Leeds XIs that will play against eachother in the absence of an opposition for the travelling supporters #lufc
DH: "as of yet the Romanians haven't turned up but we are ready to play. We have officials, match kit and we are here." #lufc
The game against Viitoral, owned by Romanian football legend Gheorghe Hagi, was due to take place in northern Italy.
UPDATE: Missing nine-year-old Simon Kubalik from #Leeds has been found safe and well. Thanks to all who shared our appeal for information.
Police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who has gone missing in Leeds.
Simon Kubalik was last seen yesterday evening (Friday July 4, 2014) around 9pm close to Hovingham Primary School, where he was attending a youth club.
He is described as small with brown skin and black hair. He was wearing a blue body warmer, black jacket, jeans and Nike shoes.
"We have been carrying out extensive enquiries since Simon was reported missing in the early hours of this morning (Saturday July 5, 2014) and are working closely with his family and friends in checking areas and addresses he is know to frequent.
Given his age it is obviously extremely concerning that he has been missing overnight and we would urge anyone who has seen him or has information about his current whereabouts to call us immediately on 101"
Detective Inspector Mark Swift, Leeds CID
A new high-speed rail connection and improved roads between England's northern cities could help create an economic powerhouse to rival London, George Osborne will say today.
He will use a keynote speech to say an upgraded, high-speed link between Manchester and Leeds should be considered as part of the review of the second phase of the HS2 project.
The Chancellor will say he wants travelling through towns and cities in the northern belt to be as easy as moving around a major global metropolis as part of a plan to help them "take on the world".
Under current plans the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project will link London to Birmingham in its first stage, before creating a Y-shaped network with lines to Manchester and Leeds by 2032/33.
But concerns about connectivity between the northern cities were raised in the report by HS2 Ltd's chairman Sir David Higgins earlier this year.
A 15-month-old girl has died in a "tragic accident" after being hit by a car apparently driven by her father.
Police and Paramedics were called to an address in Leeds on Saturday evening after reports that a black Toyota Avensis had struck the toddler.
The child was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later, West Yorkshire Police said. The driver of the vehicle - understood to be the girl's father - has been spoken to by officers, a police spokesman said.
Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: "We are conducting a full investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this child's death, although early indications are that this appears to have been a tragic accident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.
Tributes have been paid to the teacher stabbed to death at a school in Leeds yesterday.
Ann Maguire was "an inspiration" to both pupils and staff, and was due to retire from Corpus Christi Catholic College in September.
The school re-opened today, and a fifteen-year-old boy remains in custody, as ITV News' Martin Geissler reports:
Environment Agency have put booms into Leeds Liverpool canal at Armley as chemicals from the fire mixed with water from firefighters' jets spills into the watercourse.
Firefighters used water from the Leeds Liverpool canal to tackle a massive blaze at a chemical recycling plant. Around fifteen fire engines were called to the scene at Tradpak on Albion Way in the early hours of this morning (Monday April 21, 2014).
The fire spread to an adjacent packaging company. The fire has now been contained but fire crews are expected to remain on the scene for the rest of the day.