A 7-year-old girl is raising money for victims of a typhoon in the Philippines by busking in Dumfries
A group of women who overcame breast cancer and formed a fundraising group to raise cash to help others, are holding a fashion show.
A Cumbrian soldier who took on the role of his absent officer to get supplies to one of the deadliest regions in Afghanistan is awarded.
Iran denied any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing in the face of the new allegations it contracted Palestinian and Syrian militants to carry out the attack.
New documents obtained by Al-Jazeera claim to show Iranian militants were behind the 1988 attack that killed 270 people. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told AFP:
We reject any claims of Iranian involvement in this act of terror. Iran's stance not only on this case but on all terrorist-related issues is quite clear: Iran flatly denies (links) to any act of terror.
A witness to the Lockerbie disaster of 1988 says he doubts the truth will ever come out.
John Gair, who still lives in the town, was speaking after claims in a new Al-Jazeera documentary that Iran was responsible for the attack, not Libya as previously thought.
Scotland's Crown Office says there is 'nothing new' in the latest claims that Iran was responsible for the Lockerbie air disaster.
– Crown Office spokesperson
"Mesbahi's claim that Iran was responsible was first reported in the media in the late 1990s and was available to the defence before the trial but they did not call him as a witness.
"The only appropriate forum for the determination of guilt or innocence is the criminal court, and Mr Megrahi was convicted unanimously by three senior judges. His conviction was upheld unanimously by five judges, in an Appeal Court presided over by the Lord Justice General, Scotland’s most senior judge.
"As the investigation remains live, it would not be appropriate to offer further comment."
The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran in retaliation for a US strike on an Iranian passenger plane, a new documentary has claimed.
Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Scotland in which 270 people were killed more than 25 years ago.
But former Iranian intelligence officer Abolghassem Mesbahi has told an Al Jazeera documentary that the bombing was ordered by Tehran. He says it was carried out by the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.
It's claimed it was in retaliation for a US navy strike on an Iranian commercial jet six months earlier, in which 290 people died.The US ship apparently mistook the plane for an F-14 fighter jet.
– Abolghassem Mesbahi, former Iranian Intelligence Officer
"Iran decided to retaliate as soon as possible. The decision was made by the whole system in Iran and confirmed by Ayatollah Khomeini.
The target of the Iranian decision makers was to copy exactly what's happened to the Iranian Airbus. Everything exactly same, minimum 290 people dead. This was the target of the Iranian decision makers."
This summer all eyes will be on Scotland as Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games.
Today, some of the thousands of volunteers who will help run the games began their training - and got a first look at what they will be wearing.
Among them are many from Cumbria and Southern Scotland.
Hannah McNulty spent the day in Glasgow.
Volunteers are given a short re-enactment of the history of the Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow 2014 is going to be the 20th Games.
Volunteers and staff attending the training session are told:
"Without you there is no commonwealth games"
Thousands of staff and volunteers are beginning training for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
15,000 'clyde-siders' including many from Cumbria and Southern Scotland are volunteering at the Games.
The first step of their training begins over this weekend at one of Scotland's biggest mass orientation events and they will also get a first glimpse of their uniforms at the Emirates Arena.
The A66, the main road connecting the North West with the North East, has re-opened.
It was closed in both directions on Christmas morning, between County Durham and Cumbria, after a spate of accidents caused by black ice.
Police are urging motorists to continue to drive with care.