The first televised debate will take place tonight, hosted by Channel 4, and the five remaining candidates are expected to take part. There will be a second debate on ITV on Sunday evening.
The next ballot will take place on Monday, with the worst-performing candidate knocked out. Check out the latest odds, what future leaders stand for, and follow today’s action on our live blog. In other developments:
Ivana Trump found dead in an apartment in New York City
Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “beautiful and amazing” first wife, Ivana Trump, who died at home at the age of 73.
New York City paramedics, responding to a cardiac arrest call, found Mrs. Trump dead in an Upper East Side apartment. He is survived by the couple’s three children – Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka – and 10 grandchildren.
As a US correspondent Josie Ensor Police reportedly were investigating whether Mrs. Trump fell down the stairs.
Born Ivana Marie Zelníčková, Mrs. Trump grew up under communist rule in the former Czechoslovakia before moving to the United States and marrying the businessman in 1977.
The old model helped build Trump’s business empire and they became known as the quintessential power couple of the 1980s in New York.
Teachers will send students home during the heat wave
Temperatures are expected to rise by about 10ºC over much of England. As the meteorological office warned of “exceptionally” hot weather next week, schools should send students home early during the heat wave.
Children should be kept at home and banned from playing outside, as schools said they had difficulty concentrating with the heat.
A “amber” warning for heat could be launched on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, which could pose a “danger to life”. The UK’s record temperature of 38.7 ºC, set in Cambridge on July 25, 2019, could be surpassed.
If you are planning a weekend getaway, these are the 20 best beaches to visit and the best walks in the UK with a wild swim at the end. Having trouble sleeping in the heat? Try these eight tips.
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Also in the news: Other headlines today
The BBC’s problems | Nearly two million people told the BBC last year they no longer required a license fee, as the corporation predicted more viewers would leave them this year. The figures were included in TV Licensing’s annual report, which warned that revenue from license fees would decline as more people switched to streaming services or decided they could no longer afford to spend £ 159 a year. How Anita Singh reports, there has also been a significant increase in the evasion rate.
Around the world: American citizens said they were leaving Ukraine
The U.S. embassy in Kyiv issued a security alert last night urging all U.S. citizens in Ukraine to leave immediately. The alert appeared to be in response to a deadly Russian attack on the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia. It came when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky repeated his call for Russia to be declared a sponsor of terrorism. Meanwhile, energy will be rationed in Europe, as Emmanuel Macron warned that Russia was willing to use the gas supply as a “weapon of war.”