Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has spoken to ITV News ahead of his speech in Carlisle later. He said Scotland's independence would "re-balance the economy of these islands", promoting economic growth in the the north of England.
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In Berwick-upon-Tweed - the town at the northern-most tip of England - history has taught them that no border necessarily lasts forever.
His car was about to get towed away. But he had other ideas.
He fell 30 feet to the floor. But despite the drama, it appeared the show must go on.