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The News Stories That Defined 2014, As Told By UK Newspaper Front Pages

Floods, war, a referendum...and black-eyed ghost children. It's been quite a year in British news.

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The papers were full of warnings about what would happen if Scotland voted for independence.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney said an independent Scotland would have to give up some powers if it wanted to keep the pound.

From late January to late February the UK was hit by severe weather, causing flooding in the south and west of England.

Hopes were fading for Formula One hero Michael Schumacher, who remained in a coma after a skiing accident.

The campaign continued to save Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man.

Another Malaysia Airlines plane, Flight MH17, fell from the sky in July, crashing in Ukraine and killing 298. Many newspapers were in no doubt who was ultimately responsible.

As the Ebola outbreak in western Africa worsened, a British nurse, William Pooley, was flown back to the UK for treatment having contracted the disease.

The future of the BBC came under new scrutiny after a reporter compared the effects of the Autumn Statement to economic strife in 1930s Britain, much to chancellor George Osborne's displeasure.

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