In Pictures: Aberdeen’s Doors Open Day


Doors Open Day returned to Aberdeen last week – with an extra 13 venues joining in. Various businesses, services and cultural buildings across Aberdeen invited members of the public inside for tours and activities as part of the national Doors Open Day.  


In Pictures: Belfast landmark goes up in flames


A major fire has engulfed a Primark store in the centre of Belfast. The blaze at the historic five-storey Bank Buildings saw dozens of firefighters attending and a pall of smoke covering the city centre. Shoppers and staff were evacuated at around 11am on Tuesday as flames tore through the structure.


In Pictures: Weigh to go for Whipsnade residents


Tape measures and scales have been out in force at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable as the animal inhabitants lined up for their annual weigh-in. As part of their regular check-ups, all creatures at the zoo from rhinos to snails have their vital statistics recorded to help keep track of their health and wellbeing.


In pictures: Banchory Show


Heavy rain took its toll on attendance at Banchory Show on Saturday. But the show went on with a full programme of main ring events in the afternoon as the weather improved with the sun blinking through.


In Pictures: Even the horses are hot as UK swelters in heatwave


There was no break in the weather on Tuesday with another day of sweltering temperatures for the UK. While sunbathers may have welcomed the warmth, shops are reporting an increase in the numbers of fans sold, and water levels in some reservoirs are drying up.