As it happened: Wednesday, July 4

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By Emma Beswick
As it happened: Wednesday, July 4
Copyright  Reuters

Good morning, Europe. Here are the stories we were watching today:

Thai boys: Rescuers are working around the clock to rescue twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand as more heavy rain could threaten their survival.

Wiltshire 'major incident': UK police have declared a major incident — two people were left in critical condition after possible exposure to an "unknown substance" in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Poland: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Warsaw against the forced retirement of Supreme Court chief Malgorzata Gersdorf, who is being pushed out by a new legislation spearheaded by the executive.

World Cup: All the quarter-final slots have now been filled with England booking their place after breaking their 28-year curse on penalty shootouts against Colombia. The remaining teams now have until Friday to recuperate and prepare.