A 25-year-old singer from Dumfries scoops the title of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician for 2015.
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Scientists in France have a found a way to look inside fragile charred scrolls from the ancient Roman library in Herculaneum.
The Human Rights Commission is to apply to the High Court on Monday for a judicial review of abortion law in Northern Ireland.
The brother of a boy killed by a loyalist gang allegedly containing members of the RUC and UDR is due to launch a legal challenge against Northern Ireland's chief constable later.
New England Patriots overcome the row over 'deflate-gate' to beat Seattle Seahawks and win the Super Bowl 28-24.
Two members of a cult in China have been executed for murdering a woman in a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong.
The trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, on charges of procuring women for sex parties, is set to begin in France.
Two city squares in Bristol could become Britain's first major public outdoor spaces to go smoke-free when a voluntary pilot launches later.
The first large-scale trials of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin in Liberia.
A family whose son died after surgery at a paediatric heart unit in Leeds is told serious mistakes were made in his treatment.
A Mersey ferry is to undergo a transformation into a brightly coloured "dazzle ship" thanks to the man behind a famous Beatles album cover.
Police in Thailand are investigating two bomb explosions outside a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok, the first such incident since a military coup in May.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the owners of an unnamed chain of shops have been arrested for artificially creating long queues.
Campaign to raise awareness of stroke symptoms saves thousands from lasting damage, Public Health England says.
More than 90 NHS organisations back a terminally ill doctor's campaign to encourage healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients.
A spending target for international aid must be kept in place despite the number of low-income countries falling, a Commons committee says.
Leading universities describe plans to cut the tuition fees cap from £9,000 to £6,000 being considered by Labour as "implausible".
One of England's oldest football clubs Sheffield Wednesday has become the latest to be taken over by a Thai businessman.
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