In the headlines
Wildfires broke out yesterday across what the Daily Mirror calls “tinderbox Britain”, as temperatures reached a record 40.3C. Around 20 homes were destroyed in Wennington, east London by a blaze one firefighter described as “absolute hell”. With Tory MPs due to pick the final two leadership candidates today, Rishi Sunak is “almost certain” to be one of them, says The Guardian. The fight over the second spot will go down to the wire – Penny Mordaunt is just six votes ahead of Liz Truss, with 59 to play for after Kemi Badenoch was knocked out yesterday. Results are at 4pm. Marmite can help beat stress: it is packed with B vitamins which calm the brain, according to a new study. Of course, if you’re among the 50% who detest the divisive spread, says the Daily Star, it might have “the opposite effect”.