BBC news for Morayshire

Scapa Flow microplastics levels 'similar to Forth and Clyde'

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 Orkney beaches.

CCTV of missing Fraserburgh pensioner William Ritchie released

William Ritchie, who is 90, was last seen a week ago by neighbours in Fraserburgh.

Injured pigeons 'ambulance service' takes off in Aberdeen

The Aberdeen project aims to map colonies so the pigeon patrol can target the most appropriate areas.

Suspicious package at Sainsbury's in Aberdeen was false alarm

The suspicious package alarm was raised at Sainsbury's in the Garthdee area of Aberdeen.

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US shutdown: Senate fails to agree on new budget

The bill to fund the government until 16 February did not receive the 60 votes needed in the Senate.

Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.

Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.