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.
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 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.
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.
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