Grave of 'real-life Asterix' who fought Caesar found amid trove of weapons and possessions in West S

The grave of a real-life Asterix containing what is believed to be an ancient Gallic warrior who came to Britain and fought Julius Caesar has been discovered, archaeologists have announced.

Snakes seeking water during UK heatwave could become trapped in garden netting, say experts

Wildlife experts have warned this week’s hot weather could see an increase in snakes becoming trapped in garden netting as the reptiles seek out food and water.

Kenyan finance minister arrested on corruption charges over mega dam project

Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials were arrested on Monday on corruption and fraud charges over a multi-million dollar project to build two mega dams, police said.

Carl Beech aka Nick found guilty of making up Westminster VIP paedophile ring

The man known as 'Nick', who sparked the Westminster VIP paedophile scandal with a series of lurid allegations against high profile figures, has been found guilty of making the entire thing up.

Anger in Hong Kong over 'triad attack' on anti-government protesters

Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil plaguing the Chinese territory.

Wetherspoons becomes first business to ditch receipts as they say practice is outdated, creates wast

Wetherspoons has become the first large business to stop using receipts after customers complained of mess and the waste of paper.

Charlie Elphicke MP charged with three counts of sexual assault

Charlie Elphicke, the Tory MP for Dover, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

Wildflower verges designed to help bugs could backfire because councils are using non-native species

Councils attempting to plant eco-friendly wildflower verges could be inadvertently harming butterflies, beetles and bees, a charity has warned, because they are sowing foreign seeds.

Iran says it has sentenced 'CIA spies' to death as Gulf tensions mount

Iran has captured 17 spies working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday.

UK Heatwave: What are your rights on transport, in offices and at schools during hot weather?

When Britain swelters in soaring temperatures, it is not everyone's idea of bliss.

Bailiffs to be legally required to wear body-worn cameras amid fears they are bullying debtors

Bailiffs will be required by law to wear body worn cameras amid fears they are intimidating and threatening householders.

Puerto Rico governor will not seek re-election after leak of compromising messages

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rossello has announced he will not seek re-election next year following protests demanding his resignation following the release of compromising messages.