BBC news for Ross-shire

Headless woman twist to Highlands mystery of The Old Fox

Bones in a lead casket were previously thought to be those of a notorious clan chief and the last man to be beheaded in Britain.

Western Isles' comhairle to phase out plastic straw use

The Western Isles' Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the first to pledge to go plastic straw-free, says MSP.

LifeScan review process ongoing, says Johnson and Johnson

The business, which employs hundreds of people at a site in Inverness, is the subject of a review by its parent company.

Woman assaulted by male van driver in Thurso

Police say the female car driver was uninjured but shaken by the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills eight people and halts Dutch and German trains.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees

They are accused of vandalising hives at an US honey business, causing the bees to freeze to death.