18/09/2014 13:20 BST | Updated 19/09/2014 10:59 BST

9 UK Areas You Probably Didn't Know Had Designs On Independence

Independence was in the air as Scotland went to the polls to vote Yes or No on becoming a separate country from the rest of the UK.

Scotland chose no, but calls for independence are nothing new to the UK. And it's not always from the corners you'd expect. Around the country many small areas have won elements of home rule and devolution. There's even an unlikely call for freedom for Wessex, a kingdom that technically no longer exists.

Here are some areas of the UK that may be itching for a little more independence:

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