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Bodies of a man and woman have been found within hours of each other in fields near a village in Derbyshire. The woman, aged 23, was found in a field near Staveley Road, Duckmanton, at around 8.40am on Friday. Derbyshire Constabulary said detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.
Up to 30mm of rain could fall in parts of south-east England on Saturday night, with no sign or clearer skies on the horizon.
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Former Conservative MP and Commons Speaker John Bercow says he has switched allegiances to join the Labour Party. Mr Bercow said he regards the Tories under Boris Johnson as "reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic". Mr Bercow said he had joined Labour in recent weeks.
The world's best dad joke can be revealed after thousands of "funny" fathers battled it out in a competition that was no laughing matter. More than 2,700 gag-loving dads submitted their very best - or worst - jokes in celebration of Father's Day. #BestDadJokes was trending on Twitter as fathers battled it out to win the Aldi Mamia Best Dad Joke competition.
Taiwan said seven employees of its trade office in Hong Kong left the financial hub on Sunday after authorities there demanded they sign a pledge recognising China's sovereignty over the self-ruled island.
A searing heatwave is fuelling an extreme "mega drought" in the western US and prompted warnings about water shortages and wildfires. Blistering temperatures, which have topped 50C (122F) in the desert resort city of Palm Springs, California, have also put the country's fragile power grid under intense pressure as people crank up air conditioning in a bid to counter the scorching heat. The energy problems have been further exacerbated by rapidly falling water levels at reservoirs, threatening the shutdown of hydroelectric power plants.
Homophobic Massachusetts pastor Scott Lively has insisted we must “eschew the Q” in LGBTQ, because it stands for “reQruits”.
Former president urged Justice Department officials to go to the Supreme Court with similar claims from widely rejected spurious lawsuits
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A group of fifteen West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. The new road map was agreed by heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, president of the ECOWAS Commission, told a news conference after a summit of the leaders in Ghana on SaturdayThe countries hope a single currency will help to boost trade and economic growth"Due to
A new DC Universe movie, understood to be the upcoming film 'The Flash', was spotted filming at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Saturday (June 19). References to Central City, the home of the Silver Age version of The Flash (Barry Allen), were seen on American-style vehicles including yellow taxis on streets surrounding the Cathedral. A bus featuring Wonder Woman was spotted advertising the Central City Children's Fund. The movie, scheduled for release in 2022, reportedly began filming at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden in April 2021. Filming has also allegedly taken place at Burghley House in Lincolnshire. In this footage, intrigued pedestrians are seen stopping to try and have a look at the action and the vehicles parked up outside the famous Cathedral, located in the heart of the City of London.
Earlier this year, London private school headmaster Nicholas Hewitt proudly came out to his students, echoing the bravery of one of his students.
A few weeks ago, New Delhi's crematoriums were operating around the clock dealing with Covid-19 victims. Now the Indian capital's shopping malls and markets are buzzing again.
France and Turkey have agreed a "verbal ceasefire" after months of rancorous exchanges that strained relations between the Nato allies. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines of the Nato summit this week, following rows on international crises such as Libya, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh that led to bitter personal diatribes from the Turkish leader.Speaking on television on Friday, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed
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Thousands of young people queued outside London's Olympic Stadium on Saturday (June 19) as part of a mass-vaccination drive by the UK. They were greeted by a handful of anti-vaccination protesters led by Piers Corbyn and former nurse and fellow Covid conspiracy theorist Kay Allison Shemirani (who calls herself Kate). Most of those getting vaccinated said they found the protesters to be figures of ridicule and that they weren't to be taken seriously. A group of football fans even chanted in the protesters' direction, singing 'we got the jab.' The London Stadium is now occupied by West Ham United, with hundreds of season ticket holders getting vaccinated there according to one volunteer. Mr Corbyn, the brother of former labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is well known for his conspiracy theories, including the notion that Covid-19 is caused by 5G -- a groundless belief shared by Ms Shemirani, who has been removed from the nursing register in the UK as a result.
Star Wars' planet Andor - home to the furry Ewoks - is being recreated in a former quarry in northern England. Footage filmed on Saturday 19 June showed the film set closer to completion, with trees positioned by the lake and with cranes and green screens set up. They will be used during filming next week at the location, Middle Peak Quarry in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Barriers have also been erected to prevent onlookers from easily seeing the filming. Star Wars' 'Andor' TV series, created by Tony Gilroy, is intended as a prequel to the Star Wars film Rogue One. It has been reported that Ewan McGregor has resumed his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and may be visiting Wirksworth for the filming.