Northern California’s wine country is on fire again as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, prompting evacuation orders involving more than 50,000 people.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their home and three people have died in wildfires in California. The blazes come amid prolonged dry and hot conditions in the western United States which have also led to fires in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho.
Pavement extensions are will be installed in Aberdeen city centre in the coming days to help to make the temporary pedestrian areas more welcoming.
Each day we take a look back at the stories making the headlines from across our region and further afield.
Blue and grey are the colours we usually expect to see in the sky, but as July rolled around San Francisco experienced something a little different.
A singer hopes to attract more people to opera music by pairing her voice with drone footage of stunning landmarks.
An American singing group has pulled the plug on a trip to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, amid fears President Trump’s proposed travel ban would see them detained.
A computer whiz from Stonehaven was celebrating today after taking on the cream of Silicon Valley at a major competition in San Francisco.
Passengers have been rescued from an Uber car after it got stuck in a large sinkhole on a street in San Francisco in California.
A Chihuahua is in animal custody after leading police on a chase across a major San Francisco bridge.
A trial of pee-repellent paint which soaks anyone who tries to urinate on it was officially launched in Aberdeen.