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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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Brown and Darling reunite for No campaign rally

Alistair Darling will be reunited with former prime minister Gordon Brown today as the two men join forces to campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are said to have clashed towards the end of Labour's time in power. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

Mr Darling, leader of the pro-UK Better Together campaign, served as chancellor when Mr Brown was in charge at 10 Downing Street.

With ballots already being sent out to the hundreds of thousands of Scots who have asked to vote by post in the September 18 referendum, the two will speak out at a special rally aimed at this section of the electorate.

Speaking ahead of the event, Better Together campaign director Blair McDougall said: "For the hundreds of thousands of Scots who will make up their minds and vote over the next few days the big questions are the economic ones. Gordon and Alistair two of the biggest economic figures in the UK.

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