Public funding for the Police Federation will be "stopped altogether" from August, from its current level of £190,000 a year, the Home Secretary has told the organisation's annual conference in Bournemouth.
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There is nervousness, anxiety and on the streets of Edinburgh fuelled by an atmosphere unlike anything seen before in recent UK politics.
However the vote goes, bonds of blood, history and geography mean the people of the Scottish borders will stay closely linked to England.
Alex Salmond could be hailed the future leader of a new country, but there is still no agreement on how an independent Scotland would work.