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Salisbury Cathedral organ removed for major restoration

Image copyright Salisbury Cathedral Image caption The removal of the organ will be carried out over three weeks Work has begun to remove the 19th Century pipe organ in Salisbury Cathedral for it to be…

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Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May needs to become a mediator to help break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament, former prime minister John Major has said. He wants MPs to be given a vote on…


Two jailed after major ‘cuckooing’ drugs operation

Image caption Arrests were made during raids in Fraserburgh and Peterhead Two men have been jailed after a high-profile operation into organised crime in the north east of Scotland. Colin Stewart, 34, and Richard Cameron,…


Sophie Ralston: Jockey says a major gamble has paid off

Sophie Ralston riding a winner at Bath Jockey Sophie Ralston says a major gamble has paid off – after she wrote an impassioned letter calling for racehorse trainers to take a chance on her. When…


Plans for second major Scottish film studio

Image copyright Keppie Image caption An artist’s impression of the potential new film studio site The company whose plans for a major film and TV studio near Edinburgh were thwarted by a tenant farmer says…


Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan’s English teacher

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Geoffrey Langlands was born in Yorkshire, but lived most of his 101 years in Pakistan It is not every teacher whose death sends an entire country into mourning. But then,…


Channel migrants declared major incident

Image copyright Marine nationale Image caption Forty migrants – including seven men and a woman – were rescued from boats on Christmas Day The rising number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel has…


First major contract for Kishorn Port in west Highlands

Image copyright Kishorn Port Ltd Image caption Kishorn has the deep water facilities needed for the 60,800-tonne rig Ocean GreatWhite A west Highlands yard has secured its first major oil and gas industry contract in…


Firefighters tackle major blaze at Machrihanish Golf Club

Image copyright Machrihanish Online Image caption The fire has destroyed the roof of the famous golf club Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has devastated one of Scotland’s oldest golf clubs. The alarm was raised…


Lorries overturn in ‘major incident’ on ferry in Cairnryan

Emergency services have been called out to a “major incident” on a ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland after a number of lorries toppled over. Police, ambulance and the fire and rescue service are in…


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