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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
First Minister Alex Salmond has hailed the referendum campaign as the "most exciting, participative and powerful debate in Scottish political history".
 
Ahead of a series of campaigning events in Dundee, Mr Salmond called on the so-called 'missing million' voters to seize the "wealth of opportunity" offered by a Yes vote, ahead of Tuesday's deadline for people registering to vote on September 18th.

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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
First Minister Alex Salmond has said the failure this week of the No campaign to offer a single new job-creating power has become the defining moment of the independence referendum campaign.
 
Mr Salmond said the ability to create more jobs here in Scotland is crucial, which is why so many people are waking up to the opportunity of independence and moving towards a Yes vote.

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  By Martin Kelly
 
Revolutionary childcare plans that will be implemented in an independent Scotland will save families almost £5,000 a year, First Minister Alex Salmond will say today.

During a visit to a soft-play centre in Edinburgh, the First Minister will say that only the full powers a Yes vote, will enable us to transform childcare.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been left red-faced after it emerged a dinner event in Glasgow organised by the CBI has seen the head of the organisation attack the PM's plans for an In/Out EU referendum.
 
Mr Cameron, who had made the trip to Scotland in order to launch an attack on independence, tonight found himself the subject of criticism by CBI President Sir Mike Rake.

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  By Martin Kelly
 
Current funding levels for the NHS cannot be guaranteed beyond the next UK general election, a Conservative minister has warned.
 
UK Home Secretary, Theresa May made the admission when being interviewed on ITV Borders TV.

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  By Martin Kelly

First Minister Alex Salmond will today set out six key job-creating powers for Scotland that are guaranteed with a Yes vote in the independence referendum – as he challenged the Prime Minister to name a single job-creating power certain to come after a No vote.

Mr Salmond said independence was the biggest opportunity people will ever have to win the powers needed to take advantage of Scotland’s great wealth to build a more secure economy and create more jobs.

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  The threat by the three London based parties that they would block a currency union with an independent Scotland is a "dangerous game" an academic expert has warned.

Dr Jim Walker has said the stance adopted by Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems could result in Sterling's reputation being damaged.

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