Benedict XVI has now ceased his reign as Pope.
The Swiss Guards who stand watch at the pontiff's residence have marched off in a sign the papacy is now vacant.
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ITV Central Correspondent Gareth Owen looks at how the decision for Scotland to remain part of the UK will affect the Midlands.
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Their relief of Scottish banks, estate agents and other businesses this morning is obvious after the country voted to stay in the UK.