The Queen made a rare intervention on the political stage when she expressed the hope that voters will "think very carefully about the future" before the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday.
David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood have become the latest in a growing list of celebrities to share their opinion on the independence debate with Scottish voters.
Like all the lonely people, Alex Salmond's solitude only really becomes apparent when he is surrounded by others.
Like it or loathe it, Ed Miliband has a voter-friendly offer for 2015. But if he is to win and govern with purpose, he needs to discover qualities of political bravery.
Emma Thompson was on a ship recently, bound for the Arctic, with 37 crew and her 14-year-old daughter, Gaia, part of a Greenpeace mission to highlight global warming.
With his calm air of authority at the height of the credit crunch, Alistair Darling is remembered across Britain as a steady, if slightly bland, figure.
'Let me smell yurr breath!" he would roar at journalists, a terrifying request since in Northern Ireland a certain amount of the devil's buttermilk was necessary for most of us reporters to function.
The 307-year-old union between Scotland and England hangs by a thread as a fresh Guardian/ICM poll put the yes vote in next week's referendum just two percentage points behind those supporting no.
Support for Scottish independence has fallen by three points in the latest YouGov poll, which has confirmed that the no vote is back in the lead with less than a week before the referendum.
The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, has warned trade union members that they face higher interest rates next spring before they receive rises in real wages.
The pound has slumped to a 10-month low after the yes campaign took the lead in the opinion polls just 10 days before the Scottish independence vote.
Things are hotting up in the referendum over the future of Scotland. The momentum appears to now be with the 'Yes' vote to go it alone.