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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.

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.

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