Referendum round-up: Two days to go

It's two days to go until the referendum and, as the debate is ramping up, it can be be easy to lose track - but we're here to help.

Every day, we'll have a round-up of the big referendum stories, the small referendum stories, and the weird ones from the far-flung corners of the internet.

We'll also take a look at what you've been saying on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and other social media sites.

So, here's what's been going on today.

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The Vow

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Promises, pledges and powers have been key to the two sides in the referendum debate. On the penultimate day of campaigning both the Yes and No camps seized on "the vow" signed by the three leaders of the Pro-Union parties at Westminster.

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have agreed to equitable sharing of resources and preserving the Barnett funding formula.

The "Yes" campaign labelled it as an "insult" to voters while Better Together said it was "a vision around which Scotland can unite".

Chaos and cakes

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Out and about on the campaign trail Ed Miliband said he "enjoyed meeting people who are genuinely undecided".

His comments came after what the BBC's Norman Smith described as "chaotic scenes" at the St James' Shopping Centre in Edinburgh as the Labour leader attempted to do a walkabout among shoppers.

He was surrounded by a scrum of pro and anti independence supporters and had to abandon interviews and be escorted out of a rear exit of the building.

Meanwhile Gordon Brown accused the SNP of "perpetrating a lie" about protecting the NHS. Confidential papers passed to the BBC have suggested a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum.

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For the Yes campaign, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Finance Secretary John Swinney visited an engineering firm in Renfrew where they met apprentices working on a metal "Yes" plaque.

They said independence would give Scotland a "unique opportunity" to secure job creating powers.

Ms Sturgeon later tucked into a "Yes" cupcake as she met with members of the Carers for Yes group.

Last word

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It's almost all over. Our TV screens, airwaves, and news feeds have been awash with referendum interviews, analysis, chat, banter and debate for months.

But with decision day just around the corner, a special programme being broadcast on Radio 1 and the News Channel was being billed as "the last debate."

Presenter Edith Bowman was hosting the "big conversation" at the Briggait in Glasgow. An audience of 150 young people, aged 16-24, had the chance to put questions to Danny Alexander from Better Together and Humza Yousaf from the Yes campaign.

I'm a voter

You've done your bit for democracy and you want the world to know.

Facebook newsfeeds may already be clogged up with referendum related posts, but now a new tool will also allow users to share the fact that they have voted on Thursday with their friends.

Ahead of the launch of its I'm A Voter button, Facebook has also released research showing there were more than 10 million interactions on the site relating to the referendum during a five-week period.

RepScot photobomb

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And finally credit where credit is due.

There's been a lot said in recent days about the tone of the debate and people forcing their opinions on others or trying too hard to get their message heard.

However, you have to admire the effort of these guys. They carted a huge neon "Yes" sign up onto Glasgow's squinty bridge last night and managed to photobomb the late Reporting Scotland news bulletin.

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