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Need To Know: Lake searched as missing 13-year-old boy is named

■ Lake searched as missing 13-year-old boy is named

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy missing after getting into difficulty in a lake has been named by police.

Police divers are continuing to search a lake where Ryan Evans was last seen, after being spotted in distress in the water.

A Nottinghamshire Police dive team and shoreline search groups in drysuits have been combing the extensive Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for a second day after the alarm was first raised at 5pm on Monday.

Naming the local youngster, Staffordshire Police said Ryan’s family were ‘distraught and devastated’, as the search continued.

■ Heatwave to continue with mercury set to soar to 33C

BRITAIN’S heatwave shows no signs of abating, with the mercury set to rise to a scorching 33C (91.4F) later in the week.

Parts of the UK are currently hotter than Athens in Greece, and on a par with Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Rio in Brazil.

Temperatures peaked on Monday at 30.1C (86.2F) in Hampton in west London, with all of the UK enjoying a rain-free sunny start to the week.

The Met Office’s heat-health watch alert is currently at level two, meaning social and healthcare services are at the ready to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.

■ UK car industry warns it is being held back due to Brexit

THE UK motor industry has warned that uncertainty over Brexit negotiations is ‘holding us back’ as new figures show investment has been slashed by nearly half so far this year.

Mike Hawes (pictured above), chief executive of trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, claimed contingency planning, job losses and investment cuts are ‘the price we pay for slow decision making’.

Mr Hawes described the £347million of investment earmarked for new models and facilities in the UK in the first half of this year, down from £647million in the same period in 2017, as ‘ominous’.

He went on: ‘There is growing frustration in global boardrooms at the slow pace of negotiations.’

Car giant BMW has also aired concerns over the future of the motoring industry post-Brexit.

■ Tube drivers to strike during Trump visit

DRIVERS on parts of London Underground are to strike on the day of president Donald Trump’s visit to the capital next month, in a row over working conditions and staffing.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Piccadilly Line will walk out from 9pm on July 11 until 0001 on July 14.

The US president is visiting the UK on July 13.

Around half a million passengers a day travel on the Piccadilly Line, which links central London to Heathrow Airport.

The RMT accused London Underground of failing to employ enough drivers, continued problems with the ‘ageing’ Piccadilly Line fleet and the alleged breaking of agreements.

■ Trump: I’m not to blame for Harley-Davidson decision

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has denied that his trade policy is to blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to shift some motorcycle production overseas, saying on Twitter that the company is using ‘Tariffs/Trade War as an excuse’ to hide previously announced plans to move jobs to Asia.

The Milwaukee-based company said it came to its decision because of retaliatory tariffs it faces in an escalating trade dispute between the US and the European Union.

Mr Trump warned Harley-Davidson that any shift in production ‘will be the beginning of the end’.

He tweeted: ‘The Aura will be gone and they will be taxed like never before!’