BBC news for Caithness

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.

Solicitor 'revolt' at legal advice change

New rules that entitle anyone in police custody to legal advice will be unworkable, solicitors have warned.

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.

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.

Live BBC World News

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

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

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

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".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.