Beard wars have broken out in Aberdeen – so the city will now have two festivals celebrating hairy faces.
President Michael D Higgins has praised rescue efforts following devastating flooding in County Laois.
Artificial intelligence systems have been shown to be better than humans at many things – from spotting cancer on tissue slides to mastering the ancient Chinese game Go – but when it comes to drone racing, humans still rule. For now.
Celtic have gone 64 games unbeaten in Scottish football but a 7-1 defeat by Paris St Germain means they have now conceded 33 goals in their last 11 Champions League group games and won only once.
Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested.
Brexit will not weaken welfare rules which treat animals as sentient beings, the Government has insisted.
The Bank of England has defended its efforts to boost diversity despite unveiling a gender pay gap of 21%.
Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker next month as she steps up efforts to secure a breakthrough in the Brexit process.
With it being Australia’s turn to host the Ashes, the first ball of the first Test in Brisbane was bowled at 00.00 GMT – just about as inconvenient for England fans as could possibly be.
Injuries may have stalled the career of Grant Gilchrist, but the Scotland second-row forward is raring to go against Australia on Saturday.
Britain’s national debt may not return to pre-financial crisis levels until “well past the 2060s”, on the basis of projections released with Wednesday’s Budget, a respected economic thinktank has warned.
Burma and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Burma’s Rakhine state.
Warren Gatland believes Wales’ players will benefit from regular exposure against New Zealand as they prepare to tackle the world champions on Saturday.
Rangers caretaker boss Graeme Murty has urged chairman Dave King to wrap up his search for a new manager as soon as possible - for the sake of "all involved".
Universal Credit (UC) claimants will not be left penniless over Christmas, the Work and Pensions Secretary said as he defended a £1.5 billion reform package announced in the Budget.
Energy firm E has been fined £260,000 for failing to carry out background checks on door-to-door sales reps who misled customers by posing as an independent price comparison service.
January cannot come soon enough for Hearts boss Craig Levein, who says he is keen to strengthen his squad this winter.
British Gas owner Centrica has suffered its biggest ever one-day shares crash after haemorrhaging 823,000 household energy accounts in four months and warning over full-year earnings.
Newcastle United fans have topped the list of banning orders in England and Wales for the third consecutive year.
Donald Trump has told members of the US military positioned across the globe that they are winning big under his presidency.