Your morning briefing: What you should know for Wednesday, June 19

Sean Morrison


Elderly woman hurt in crash involving William and Kate's police convoy

An elderly woman has been left seriously injured after being struck by a police motorbike in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s convoy.

William and Kate were leaving London and on their way to an Order of the Garter service in Windsor when the crash happened on Monday.

The woman, believed to be in her eighties, was rushed to hospital following the collision in Richmond, west London.

The duke and duchess said they are "deeply concerned and saddened" by what happened, Kensington Palace said in statement.


Boris under fire for rejecting Brexit delay

Boris Johnson last night came under fire from his Tory leadership rivals for vowing to reject a delay to Brexit in favour of No Deal.

Appearing on a head-to-head TV debate, Mr Johnson said Britain would “pay a really serious price” if the October deadline is extended.

Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt argued that a delay beyond the current October deadline may be necessary.

They suggested that if a deal is close it would be better to postpone the UK’s divorce from the block in order to secure one.

Dominic Raab was eliminated from the race yesterday and another hopeful will be knocked out later today in the third round of votes.


Man fatally stabbed in fifth London killing in six days

A man has been stabbed to death in the fifth killing in London within six days.

The victim, believed to be in his thirties, was among three men to be knifed in a “fight” in Barnet, north London, shortly before 11pm last night.

It comes after three other men were killed in a weekend of violence in the capital, and another was stabbed to death in Stratford on Monday.


Trump launches 2020 election campaign in Florida

Donald Trump has officially kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in Florida.

Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, the president addressed a crowd of thousands in Orlando.

Mr Trump complained he had been "under assault from the very first day" of his presidency by a "fake news media" and "illegal witch hunt".

"A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream," he told supporters.


Love Island double dumping

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar last night became the latest contestants to be dumped from the Love Island villa.

Joe, Elma, Lucie Donlan and Anton Danyluk were in jeopardy during the episode after they were voted the least compatible couples.

Fans of the ITV2 dating show voted to save one islander from each couple, forcing their other half to return home alone.

Lucie burst into tears upon learning that Joe would be leaving her alone and said that she was "gutted" at the decision.

Joe voiced his hopes that he and Lucie "have a future together" and assured her that he will be "waiting for her on the outside."


On this day...

1820: A baton was first used to conduct an orchestra in England, by Ludwig Spohr.

1829: The London Metropolitan Police was founded by Sir Robert Peel.

1905: The world's first all-motion picture theatre opened in Pittsburgh.

1910: Deutschland, the first Zeppelin airliner, was launched, and crashed on June 28.

1953: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg went to the electric chair in New York, having been found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union.

1967: The Monterey Pop Festival attracted thousands of hippies to watch stars including Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and The Who.