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Gap narrows as Independence referendum approaches

The gap between the 'Yes' and 'No' votes in the Scottish independence referendum appears to be narrowing, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey in tomorrow's Sun newspaper suggests the 'Yes' lead has shrunk from 22 points less than a month ago to just six.

Among those who have decided which way they are going to vote, 53% are against independence, with 47% in favour.

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Salmond and Darling set to spar again over Scotland

First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling will go head to head over Scotland's future again tonight in their second live television debate.

Salmond and Darling will debate from 8.30pm tonight. Credit: PA

The leaders' first live debate aired on STV on August 5, with both sides claiming victory.

The second debate will be screened on BBC One Scotland and across the rest of the UK on BBC Two, from 8:30pm tonight.

The 90-minute event will be staged at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow in front of an audience of 200 people selected by polling and research consultancy ComRes.

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