In the headlines
“Snowflake Britain had a meltdown” during yesterday’s 38C temperatures, says the Daily Mail, with schools closing, shops shutting, and transport grinding to a halt. More chaos is likely today, with England set to bask in record-breaking 42C heat. Kemi Badenoch is “poised to be kingmaker” in the Tory leadership race, says The Daily Telegraph. If she is knocked out this afternoon as expected, the candidate she backs could pick up all-important votes. Results of the latest ballot are at 3pm. A shake-up to wedding laws means couples will be able to get hitched wherever they like, says The Sun. Free to avoid pricey venues, hard-up couples can even be “lawnfully wed” in their own back gardens.