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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 19/06/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Aashna Jawal.

Widow critical after William and Kate’s police bike escort hits her

An elderly woman has been critically injured by a police bike rider in Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal convoy. The Duke and Duchess were on their way to an Order of the Garter service in Windsor when the police motorbike rider knocked down the woman believed to be aged in her 80s yesterday afternoon as they travelled through Richmond, West London. The Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess have extended their heartfelt sympathies to Irene Mayor's family. (Mirror)

UK river is 'more polluted than Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Water samples were taken across the UK Water samples were taken across the UK Greenpeace is calling for "bold" plastic reduction targets after a survey of 13 rivers found that all contained microplastics. The latest research showing the extent of plastic pollution in the UK's rivers found 1,271 pieces at points sampled along the Exe, Thames, Severn, Great Ouse, Trent, Mersey, Aire, Derwent, Wear, Conwy, Wye, Clyde and Lagan. (Sky News)

Scrapped submarines costing £30m a year in 'extortionate storage costs'

a long bridge over a body of water: Decommissioned nuclear submarines at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline. Photo dated June 21, 2017. © Jane Barlow/PA Decommissioned nuclear submarines at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline. Photo dated June 21, 2017. Storing decommissioned submarines is costing Britain £30million a year, a new Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report says. The “glacial pace” and a “15-year delay” to the process of decommissioning Britain’s scrapped nuclear submarines “has led to extortionate storage and maintenance costs”, say MPs. (The Telegraph)

Tory leadership race: Another to get the boot in the third elimination round


a group of people sitting at a table © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Another Tory leadership candidate will today be eliminated from the contest after Dominic Raab was knocked out in the latest ballot and the remaining five faced off in live TV debate. Conservative MPs will decide which of the five remaining contenders - Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Rory Stewart and Sajid Javid - deserves their support in a third elimination round. (Evening Standard) The imam who questioned Conservative leadership candidates about Islamophobia during Tuesday’s TV debate has called responses from the MPs “disappointing and deluded”. (The Guardian) The five remaining candidates were questioned live on air on Tuesday night, just hours after learning they had won enough votes to continue in the contest to become the next Tory leader. (The i)

Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

A picture of dark deserted planet located somewhere in deep space A picture of dark deserted planet located somewhere in deep space A tiny, old star just 12 light-years away might host two temperate, rocky planets, astronomers announced Tuesday. If they’re confirmed, both of the newly spotted worlds are nearly identical to Earth in mass, and both planets are in orbits that could allow liquid water to trickle and puddle on their surfaces. (National Geographic)

In-depth: How a dystopian movie was turned into a real life nightmare

Will Smith in Enemy of the State © Shutterstock Will Smith in Enemy of the State On a Friday evening in late 1998, moviegoers settled into their seats at a Northern California cinema for the Will Smith blockbuster Enemy of the State. In the movie, Smith plays Dean, a lawyer in D.C. who comes into possession of a video linking a rogue cell at the National Security Agency to the murder of a congressman. The NSA’s relentless effort to hunt Dean down and retrieve the tape is, in a way, an old yarn—about power’s vicious impulse to stamp out any challenge to its standing. What’s new are all the gadgets at this modern Goliath’s disposal. (Slate)

Video of the day: Ice Age fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas

Two teeth found in Yukon, Canada that back to the Ice Age revealed that hyenas once occupied the Arctic. (GeoBeats)

On this day

© Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images 1975: For the first time in more than two centuries, a member of Britain's House of Lords is found guilty of murder. But Richard John Bingham, the 7th Earl of Lucan, is not present to receive sentencing for the bludgeoning death of his children's nanny, having disappeared months previously. (Bing)

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