The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered, more than 160 years after it was first seen on a tropical Indonesian island.
Children discovered dinosaur bones and Roman sculptures by torchlight as Cambridge’s museums opened their doors after dark during half-term.
A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.
Two men have been charged after two vehicles were detected travelling at 131mph on the A9.
A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha MacPhail, six, on the Isle of Bute on July 2 last year, following a nine-day trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
Dundee City Council has agreed the SNP’s proposals to make £10.3m of savings to its budget. Read below for the full account of how the decision was made this afternoon.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an indecent assault on a 12 year old boy at a bus stop in Dundee. The alleged incident happened in Pitkerro Road on Wednesday February 13. It happened near Baxter Park between 3.25pm and 3.40pm. A police statement said: “Enquiries are continuing.”
An arrest has been made after a man was found dead in a house in Fife. The body of Kevin Byrne, known locally as Kevin Forrester, was discovered at an address in Alison Street, Kirkcaldy, on February 5. Police said a 30-year-old has now been arrested in connection with the death. Officer inquiries are continuing.
Patients are facing long waits for operations to be rescheduled after hospitals cancel them at the last minute, figures show.
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has led a march of thousands of Belgian students who skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change.
The warmest ever February day in Scotland has been recorded, according to the Met Office.
The head of the RAF has paid tribute to the Tornado jet, which “delivered so well on operations around the world”, at the end of a series of flypasts to mark its retirement.
Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area for the first time in a decade.
A policeman has been stabbed in the back near a children’s playground.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin Byrne. The 45-year-old was found dead within his home in Alison Street, Kirkcaldy on Tuesday February 5. He is believed to have lived alone. Inquiries, which are being led by the Police Scotland Major Investigation Team, are continuing.
The Duchess of Cornwall has highlighted the hidden efforts of hundreds of thousands of young carers sacrificing their childhoods to look after a relative.
Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has questioned how lessons can be learned from a fatal crash on the M9 when an inquiry into the incident has not yet been held.
All cancer patients now have a “fighting chance” to get more enjoyment out of life, according to rocker Mike Peters.
Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the decision to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship and said she should be permitted to return to the UK to face questioning.
A Tory MSP has been criticised after claiming that there “is no such thing as the bedroom tax”.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said the Labour leadership is ready to address issues which have led eight of the party’s MPs to switch to the new Independent Group in Parliament.
The Scottish Parliament has formally approved the Government’s tax and spending plans for 2019-20 in the budget’s final vote at Holyrood.
A dangerous driver has been jailed for nine years for killing a Police Community Support Officer during a 105mph chase after smoking cocaine.
A woman who died after falling from a tower block in Glasgow has been named.
Three men have been arrested in connection with abusive messages sent to a Scottish football referee after his contact details were posted online.
London’s top stocks performed worse than European peers on Thursday as a batch of bad news from big companies dragged the index into the red.
A 16-year-old boy faces a life sentence after being found guilty of the “bestial” rape and murder of a six-year-old girl while she visited her grandparents on holiday.
A fundraising page set up in support of a mountaineer who faces “the biggest climb of his life” after a skiing accident left him paralysed has raised more than £40,000.
Scotland’s largest teaching union has rejected an improved pay deal from employers, moving schools across the country closer to possible strike action.
The Prince of Wales has praised the bravery of competitors of a unique speaking competition as he celebrated his 30-year involvement with the event.
The mother of a three-year-old boy allegedly crushed by a car seat has been found guilty of child cruelty.
Theresa May could be propped up by the Independent Group if she agrees to a second Brexit referendum, one of the breakaway MPs said.
People may “see” through the eyes of others to make decisions, a new study suggests.
A factory worker climbed a tower of the M48 Severn Bridge in an attempt to fly his drone from it, a court heard.
The warmest ever February day in Scotland has been recorded with unseasonably mild temperatures across the UK, according to the Met Office.
A man labelled “a danger to women”, who has admitted murdering his partner, had killed a previous lover more than 20 years ago, it has emerged.
Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government is committed to increasing the number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds working within the organisation.
Ireland’s main opposition party has called for more robust regulations after a drone sighting caused the suspension of flights at Dublin Airport.
Passengers caught up in delays at Dublin Airport say they were relieved when flights resumed after only a 30-minute suspension.
Workers at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) are to vote on whether to take strike action for the first time.
Almost 60% of children aged one to four did not see an NHS dentist last year, figures show.
Here is a timeline of events surrounding the murder of Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute, where she was spending the summer holiday with her father and grandparents.
Rural churches no longer have to hold a weekly Sunday service after the Church of England voted to a change to canon law.
It was going to be a summer holiday filled with playing on the beach, bike rides and trips to the park.