■ Tory war of words after Rees-Mogg’s Brexit warning
TORY infighting over Europe has intensified after leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg told Theresa May she must deliver what she promised or risk the collapse of her government.
The prime minister was facing MPs this afternoon ahead of a crunch meeting of her cabinet at Chequers on Friday to thrash out the government’s plans for the future relationship with Brussels.
Downing Street was reportedly preparing to discuss a third customs model for post-Brexit trade in a bid to overcome disagreement on the issue.
Meanwhile, Mrs May faces repeated warnings that senior figures in her government are on manoeuvres in preparation for a leadership battle.
■ Child’s body found in search for missing girl on Isle of Bute
A BODY has been found in the search for a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island.
The child from Rothesay, Isle of Bute, was reported missing at 6.25am this morning.
At about 9am, officers found the body of a young girl in woodland on the site of a former hotel, near to Ardbeg Road.
■ NHS app will end scramble for GP appointments
AN APP that will mark the ‘death knell’ of the early morning scramble to secure a GP appointment is being launched, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
Patients will be able to look at their records, order repeat prescriptions and access 111 online for urgent medical queries.
The app will also allow patients to address longer-term concerns such as setting out their end of life care and organ donation preferences.
Testing of the app, which will be available for patients in England, begins in September and it is expected to be ready to download from the App Store or Google Play in December.
■ Five men lynched over child kidnap rumours
POLICE in India have arrested 23 people over the lynching of five men suspected of being members of a gang of child kidnappers, amid a series of deadly mob attacks fuelled by social media rumours.
Police spokesman M Ramkumar said five men were bludgeoned to death yesterday in a remote mountainous village in Maharashtra state.
Villagers attacked the men when one of them tried to speak to a child at a weekly market, Mr Rajkumar said. ‘The mob was merciless,’ he added.
He said that for days the village had been abuzz with rumours spread through WhatsApp that a gang of child kidnappers was roaming there.
New Delhi Television reported that the five men were from a nomadic community and had gone to a house to ask for food before trying to speak to a child.