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Scottish independence: 'Vital' that young people get vote

The basis of a deal has been reached between the UK and Scottish governments over the independence referendum.

In a joint statement Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said "substantial progress" had been made.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney said negotiations between the Scottish and UK governments had gone well and that it was important that 16 and 17 year olds are allowed to vote in the referendum.

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