In the headlines
A fragile ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza has held overnight, says the BBC. The Egypt-brokered truce follows the “most serious flare-up” in tensions for over a year – at least 44 people were killed in three days of fighting. Prepare for another “super-scorcher” this week, says The Sun, with temperatures once again set to soar above 35C in parts of southern England. Because of the “tinder-dry” conditions, fire chiefs are urging people not to spark up their barbecues. It’s “banger out of order”. June Spencer is retiring from The Archers after playing matriarch Peggy Woolley for 65 years. The 103-year-old was the last remaining member of the original cast: she appeared in the show’s first episode back in January 1951, and aside from a six-year break in the late 1950s has been a mainstay ever since.