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Reality Check: Are butterflies getting rarer?

Image copyright Getty Images It’s been claimed that butterfly populations in the UK are falling rapidly. Do the figures back this up? Their names are as varied and colourful as their wings. The Duke of…

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AI to help tackle fake news in Mexican election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andres Obrador is the front runner in Mexico’s general election An AI-powered search tool is being used to monitor fake news and polling station problems in Mexico’s elections. Krzana is…


Expanded Youth Beatz festival takes place in Dumfries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rudimental will be performing at this year’s Youth Beatz event Tens of thousands of fans are heading to what is billed as Scotland’s biggest free music festival. Sigala, Jax…


TV channel STV2 goes off air for final time

Image copyright Getty Images STV2 goes off the air for the final time on Saturday night after bosses pulled the plug on the free-to-air television channel. Commercial TV broadcaster STV decided to close its loss-making…


DUP leader Arlene Foster to attend Orange parade in Fife

Image copyright PA Image caption Arlene Foster will make the lead address to members of the east of Scotland lodge in Cowdenbeath The leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party is to attend the Orange…


Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

Image copyright British Leafy Salad Growers Association There could be a shortage of lettuce in UK supermarkets as soon as the middle of next week, growers have warned. The unusually high temperatures have boosted demand…


100,000 expected in Llandudno for Armed Forces Day

Image caption LLandudno is set to welcome 100,000 visitors on Saturday. A small town in north Wales is preparing to host about 100,000 people for Armed Forces Day. Llandudno, with a population of roughly 20,000…


HMP Peterborough ‘Spiderman’ escape prison staff warned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOffender escapes HMP Peterborough by climbing wall Prison staff were disciplined after a convicted child sex offender made a “Spiderman” escape using gardening gloves and a rope…



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