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In Pictures: Colourful scenes as climate protesters descend on London


Environmental protesters have blocked roads in some of the busiest parts of central London as they called for the Government to declare a climate emergency. Campaign group Extinction Rebellion called for the peaceful demonstrations, which were focused on locations including Waterloo Bridge, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Parliament Square.

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In Pictures: North-east kids dress up for World Book Day


North-east children dressed up as their favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day. Characters from fictional favourites including Roald Dahl’s BFG and David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny could be seen as schools marked the annual tradition, which today celebrates its 22nd birthday.

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In pictures: Britain’s changing landscape from the air


Cambridge University has made a collection of aerial photographs available online. The Digital Library collection, described as the “historical Google Earth”, shows the changes in the built environment over the years since 1945.

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In Pictures: Pupils skip school to stage climate change protests


Thousands of children have gone on strike from school to instead join protests calling for more global action on climate change. Youth Strike 4 Climate protests are taking place across Britain, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s weekly demonstrations outside her nation’s parliament to urge leaders to tackle the issue.

The Chinese new year gala show at Aberdeen University

Video: Chinese New Year in Aberdeen


The city’s annual Chinese New Year celebration took place at Aberdeen University at the weekend. We sent one of our photographers along to capture some of the highlights from this year’s event.