BBC news for Ayrshire

Organised crime gang jailed for 87 years

The nine-man gang admitted charges involving violence, drugs and firearms.

Matthew Craig: Hamilton deeply saddened following death of coach

Hamilton Academical announce "with deep sadness" the death of academy coach Matthew Craig, 22.

Maryhill food bank founder faces £15k embezzlement charge

Julie Webster allegedly embezzled funds from Greater Maryhill Food Bank in 2015.

Fund set up to recover fishermen's bodies from Loch Fyne

The two men were lost when their 40ft vessel sank on Loch Fyne last week.

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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services are not opening on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence makes the announcement in a speech to the Israeli parliament.