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Pro-Independence paper set to launch in Scotland

'The National' newspaper, which launches on Monday, supports Scottish independence. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A daily newspaper supporting independence from the United Kingdom will launch in Scotland on Monday.

The Herald and Times group, part of the Newsquest publishing arm of U.S.-based firm Gannett, said it will produce a tabloid-style newspaper called 'The National' in a week-long trial run.

Herald and Times group managing director, Tim Blott, said: "The National is an exciting opportunity to meet the needs of a very politically-engaged section of the Scottish population.

"We recognise that launching a newspaper in 2014 is to some extent counter-intuitive but we consistently argue for the power of great journalism and informed opinion."

Thousands attend independence rally in Scotland

Thousands attended the 'Hope Over Fear' event in Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Thousands of people have attended a rally in the centre of Glasgow in support of Scottish independence.

The five-hour 'Hope Over Fear' event in George Square was aimed at maintaining the momentum of the Yes movement, following its defeat in the referendum just over three weeks ago.

Tommy Sheridan, with actors Martin Compston (right) and Paul Brannigan (left) at the 'Hope over Fear' Rally. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan, who is now the co-convenor of Solidarity Scotland, rallied the crowd and called for similar events to be held in Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife and across Scotland.

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Andy Murray swayed by No campaign 'negativity'

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has broken his silence on the Scottish referendum, announcing his support for independence on Twitter:

He has been quizzed on the issue previously but dodged the question, although in an interview in June he did criticise Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond for waving the country's flag at the tournament last year.

Scottish Independence and the currency choice

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has stuck top his guns right to the end, that an independent Scotland will share the pound. But if he's wrong what are the other options?

For the latest in our series of reports on the referendum's key battlegrounds, ITV News Economics Editor, Richard Edgar, reports on Scotland's currency choice:

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Poll suggests Scottish support for staying in UK at 52%

Scottish support for remaining in the UK is at 52%, according to the latest YouGov poll for The Times and The Sun.

Of the Scots surveyed, 48% said they supported Scotland becoming an independent country.

No supporters at George Square in Glasgow, ahead of the Scottish referendum. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

YouGov said the poll showed men were much more supportive of independence while most women broadly supported staying in the UK.

The polling company questioned 3,237 voters between 15 and 17 September.

Salmond: This is our opportunity of a lifetime

First Minister Alex Salmond has said tomorrow's referendum is Scotland's "opportunity of a lifetime."

In his final speech ahead of the vote, Salmond said the reason the referendum was going ahead is because the Westminster politicians "thought they had it in the bag."

First Minister Alex Salmond speaks in Perth. Credit: ITV News

"They thought all they had to do was agree to see off Scotland and then it wouldn't matter, and therefore we can have no assurance that we would ever have such a chance again," he said.

"This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands".

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