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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200 business leaders back Scottish independence

A group of 200 business leaders have signed an open letter expressing their support for a 'Yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

The letter, published in The Herald, follows a similar statement from pro-Union business voices yesterday, which said the case for independence "has not been made".

In today's letter the pro-independence group says the UK government based in Westminster "do not and never will pay sufficient attention to the interests of Scotland's economy".

The signatories include the founder of transport company Stagecoach, Sir Brian Souter, and the former chief executive of William Hill, Ralph Topping.

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