English cities want more powers after Scotland's verdict
Even the weather in Leicester felt Scottish today... dreek.
And for many struggling in the weather in this East Midlands city, working out the referendum repercussions made heavy weather.
"England may well lose out. We'll be worse off," one shopper told me.
I went to Leicester to gauge reaction to the Scottish referendum decision to stick with the UK.
There was an early sign among some that it may carry a big political price.
Scottish debate comes to the East Midlands
It may be 221 miles (356km) from Nottingham to Edinburgh but Scotland has never felt so close in recent weeks.
Independence or sticking with the Union? That's the choice the Scots have in next week's historic referendum vote.
Labour reprimand councillor over Eva Braun remark
Political debate in a council chamber or in the House of Commons often gets out of hand. Tempers get frayed and the language can turn raw.
That's because there are genuine differences in the world view of individual politicians and political parties.
Jarrow Crusade revived to highlight NHS worries
It's a long old walk, and it's not for the faint hearted.
But since the 1930s, the 280 miles from Jarrow to London has been a marching route for those who feel marginalised politically.
Grow more food, urge MPs, as farmers warn of shortages
So is Britain in danger of running out of food? It may seem an odd question since the shelves of our supermarkets appear full. Next time, why not check how much of it is imported.
Our farmers and politicians are starting to talk of the need for Britain to be self-sufficient in growing its own food.
WW1: The war to end all wars? What our MPs thought
So just imagine what it must have been like 100 years ago, as the prime minister of the day Herbert Asquith faced the prospect of Britain at war with Germany.
HH Asquith was prime minister of a coalition government in 1914. Sound familiar?
East Midlands councils warn on migrant pressures
Wholesale changes to how local councils cope with an influx of foreign migrants coming into the East Midlands are being urged in a new report.
It wants more funding to help migrants return to their country of origin and more English language classes for migrants. It also warns of increasing racial prejudice.
Cities will lose out without new powers, warns leader
Gleaming in brass and polished tiles, the Abbey pumping station in Leicester is one of those tucked away Victorian gems.
It was the brainchild of civic leaders who wanted clean, safe water pumped throughout a growing city. It's also a reminder of the powers once enjoyed by political leaders in our big English cities.
Tories relish victory over UKIP in Newark by-election
So it's a moment to savour for the Conservatives in Newark.
Their candidate Robert Jenrick, an auction house director, hammered home 17,431 votes to win the seat… and in some style.
Newark by-election test for Tories - can they hold on?
You can always tell when parliamentary candidates start to get a bit weary.
The smile is switched on but the eyes are in pause mode.