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Scotland votes 'No' to independence

itv.com — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence in an historic referendum. With almost all votes counted, 55% of the electorate have voted against independence. The leader of the Better Together campaign Alastair Darling has said he was humbled. The SNP supporters who voted against independence, and nine more interesting snippets from Lord Ashcroft's unofficial "exit poll".
Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Alex Salmond steps down as First Minister after Scotland votes No to independence itv.com/news/story/201… pic.twitter.com/RvHCdA7zl1

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Alex Salmond steps down as First Minister after Scotland votes No to independence itv.com/news/story/201… pic.twitter.com/jHeIpvtUED

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Alex Salmond steps down as First Minister after Scotland votes No to independence itv.com/news/story/201… pic.twitter.com/jHeIpvtUED

Salmond set to stand down as Scotland's First Minister

itv.com — Alex Salmond is set to resign from the Scottish National Party and as Scotland's First Minister, he has announced. It comes after voters in Scotland rejected independence in an historic referendum. With almost all votes counted, 55% of the electorate have voted against independence.
Sep 19, 2014

Latest updates: RT @itvnews: Alex Salmond steps down as First Minister after Scotland votes No to independence itv.com/news/story/201…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Alex Salmond steps down as First Minister after Scotland votes No to independence itv.com/news/story/201… pic.twitter.com/jHeIpvtUED

Scotland votes No to Independence

itv.com — Voters in Scotland have rejected independence in an historic referendum. With almost all votes counted, 55% of the electorate have voted against independence. The leader of the Better Together campaign Alastair Darling has said he was humbled.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: David Cameron calls for "new and fair settlement for all parts of the UK" itv.com/news/story/201…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Prime Minister: "It is time for our United Kingdom to come together and move forward" itv.com/news/story/201… pic.twitter.com/MVimJvWeo5

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: David Cameron congratulates Alex Salmond on 'hard-fought campaign' following #indyref result itv.com/news/story/201…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: David Cameron congratulates Alex Salmond on 'hard-fought campaign' following #indyref result itv.com/news/story/201…

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War veteran, 102, 'disappointed' after lifelong dream of independence dashed

itv.com — As the rain and mist come down on Edinburgh, there's a palpable sense the tide is going out on an incredible story. The 'Vote Yes' chalk signs have already washed off the paving stones - and the bands who've been playing every day have this lunchtime fallen silent.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @julieetchitv: A blog on the morning after #indyref - and 102 year old Jimmy Sinclair's disappointment itv.com/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 19, 2014

A blog on the morning after #indyref - and 102 year old Jimmy Sinclair's disappointment itv.com/news/2014-09-1…

Alex Salmond resigns after independence rejection: Full statement

itv.com — Alex Salmond today said he would be standing down as Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader after voters in Scotland rejected independence in an historic referendum. Scotland's First Minister said in statement: "I am immensely proud of the campaign which Yes Scotland fought and of the 1.6 million voters who rallied to that cause by backing an independent Scotland.

VIDEO: Prince Harry lifts crying five-year-old who couldn't see Invictus games stage onto his shoulders

itv.com — Prince Harry has lifted five-year-old girl onto his shoulder after he spotted her in tears at the Invictus Games. The competition organised by Prince Harry is for injured servicemen and women. He saw Isabelle Nixon, whose dad had taken part in the games, crying as she struggled to see the Foo Fighters perform.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: Crying five-year-old couldn't see the stage - so Prince Harry lifts her onto his shoulders itv.com/news/central/2… pic.twitter.com/xpqEsuoyjH

English regions vs UK nations: Which are more powerful?

itv.com — The commitment to enhanced devolution for Scotland has swiftly led to calls from the main authorities in England's leading regions to be transferred more powers from Westminster. The chair of Greater Manchester Combined Authority was one of many regional leaders demanding the Prime Minister act on his promise to empower the UK's "powerhouse" leading cities amid change at a national level.
Sep 19, 2014

If you like stats: population by UK region and the GDP they each produce, you'll love this: itv.com/news/2014-09-1…

Hollande confirms French jets strike IS militants in Iraq

itv.com — French fighter jets have struck against Islamic State militants in Iraq, President Francois Hollande's office has announced. They struck a logistics depot run by the terrorist organisation just after 7:30 this morning. Meanwhile, US president Obama made it clear that the US would not send ground troops to fight Islamic State terrorists in Iraq.

Welsh First Minister: 'The old union is dead'

itv.com — David Cameron's declaration of plans to ensure English votes for English laws are a "sticking plaster" on the constitutional problems the UK faces, Welsh First Minister has said. Speaking following David Cameron's pledge of devolved powers for all four nations, Carwyn Jones said "the old union is dead", adding that the people of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should be involved in plans for a new legislative system.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @itvnews: "The old union is dead," says Wales' First Minister after PM's devolution promise itv.com/news/update/20… pic.twitter.com/qMwg4aEChC

France begins first air strikes against Islamic State

itv.com — French jets have launched their first air strikes inside Iraq since joining the military action against Islamic State militants. A statement from President Francois Hollande's office said: "This morning at 9.40am (7.40am UK time) our Rafale jets launched a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorists."

Calls for greater devolution across rest of UK after Scotland result

itv.com — Calls have begun among MPs for Westminster to devolve more powers across the rest of the United Kingdom following Scotland's vote to remain within the union. Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg have both said the referendum result with usher in a new era of constitutional reform.