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Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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Games has 'no effect on how Scots vote in referendum'

Scotland's performance in the Commonwealth Games has not affected how most Scots will vote in the referendum. Credit: PA

The Commonwealth Games has not affected how the majority of Scots are likely to vote in the independence referendum, a poll has revealed.

Only 12 per cent of those surveyed said Glasgow 2014 had made them more inclined to vote yes. But four-fifths of that number said they were planning to vote for Scottish independence in the first place.

Of those who are undecided about next month's vote, 14 per cent said Scotland's organisation of and performance in the Games made them more likely to vote yes, 4 per cent said no and 82 per cent said it would have no effect.

The poll of 1,000 Scots for the Mail on Sunday also revealed 37 per cent of voters backed First Minister Alex Salmond to come on top in this week's televised debate with the leader of the pro-union Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.

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