In the headlines
Rishi Sunak has met Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a two-day visit to the region, telling him “we will stand with you in solidarity” and “want you to win”. Egypt has agreed to reopen its border crossing with Gaza, while the Israelis say they “will not thwart” deliveries of food, water and medicine. A rare “risk to life” alert has been issued in Scotland, where Storm Babet is expected to bring more than a month’s worth of rain today. Angus and Aberdeenshire have been given a red weather warning for rainfall, the first in the UK for three years. A new ancient British king has been discovered after an amateur detectorist found a coin bearing his name in a field in Hampshire. Dating from around 50BC and smaller than a fingernail, the gold coin is stamped with the name Esunertos – a previously unrecorded Iron Age ruler who has now been added to the list of British monarchs.