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In Pictures: Pupils skip school to stage climate change protests

February 15, 2019

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.

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In Pictures: Britain keeps shivering as cold weather continues

February 2, 2019

The big freeze continues in Britain as temperatures dipped as low as minus 8.3C (17F) in Shap, Cumbria, on Friday night into Saturday morning. The Met Office has warned many areas on Saturday and Sunday could experience sub-zero temperatures reaching double-digits.

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In Pictures: Snowy scenes after coldest night in UK since 2012

February 1, 2019

Large parts of the UK woke to snowy scenes after temperatures plummeted as low as minus 15.4C (4.3F) overnight. While the picturesque scenes delighted some, the snow caused traffic disruptions and left many schools closed, particularly in the south.

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IN PICTURES: A selection of the week’s best images

January 29, 2019

Despite us having a collection of exceptional photographers based in multiple Scottish regions, our readers continue to boast their very own picture taking skills. And with such picturesque scenery and an abundance of iconic landmarks around us, it’s certainly hard not to. Here’s a glimpse of our favourite pictures captured in the past week.

Islands

IN PICTURES: Celebrating Up Helly Aa over the years

January 29, 2019

As Lerwick prepares to welcome visitors from across the globe ahead of Up Helly Aa, we take a look back at the best pictures captured at the event. Showcasing traditional features of the festival – from costumed warriors to the burning of the galley – they’ll be sure to make you want to visit.  

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