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  A fly-past by the Red Arrows at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, which saw the display team leave  a trail of red, white and blue smoke in the sky, has led to suspicions that the stunt was politically motivated.

Questions were raised after it emerged publicity material for the Games had said the world famous display team would use the colours of the Scottish flag for the display.

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  By Martin Kelly
 
The company, run by one of the biggest donors to the anti-independence campaign, has avoided paying tax on billions of pounds of profits, it has been reported.
 
According to the Independent newspaper, oil trading giant Vitol – headed by Ian Taylor - has been allowed to avoid paying tax on its London operations - with the blessing of HMRC.

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A leading supporter of the pro-Union Better Together campaign has caused outrage after posting an offensive tweet about the Malaysian airline tragedy during the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Lawyer Ian Smart [pictured] claimed that First Minister Alex Salmond’s speech, in which he spoke of the victims of the Malaysian airline tragedy, was only included in order to ensure the SNP leader was not booed by the crowd.

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  By Martin Kelly
 
BBC bosses are facing questions after an online economic analysis was altered in order to make it appear Scottish GDP per-head, was less than the rest of the UK.
 
On Wednesday an article was published by the BBC which claimed to show how independence for Scotland would affect the rest of the UK.

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  By Martin Kelly

The SNP has called on the BBC to set out detailed plans for how it intends to address issues raised in a new report published by the Audience Council Scotland.

According to the report, BBC Scotland needs a "thorough reassessment" of its news output with viewers north of the border questioning the broadcaster's impartiality over its covering of the independence referendum.

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The Scottish media's refusal to correct false claims from Gordon Brown relating to blood transfusions and organ transplants in an independent Scotland, has caused anger amongst Yes supporters.
 
On Monday several news outlets carried claims from the former Prime Minister after he said a Yes vote would put cross border cooperation on health at risk.

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Tony Blair's endorsement of the anti-independence campaign is a boost for Yes, the SNP has said.
 
The former Prime Minister, who evokes strong opinions for his role in the UK's involvement in the illegal invasion of Iraq, has thrown his support behind the anti-independence campaign at an event in London today, marking 20 years since he became the leader of the Labour Party.

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