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12PM NEWS UPDATE: JUNE 28, 2016

Here’s Paul Lobb with the latest from the newsroom:

  • People on the New South Wales – Queensland border have woken to a winter wonderland. The mercury plummeted to freezing at Beaudesert, south of Brisbane, with Coolangatta on the Gold Coast falling to just 3 degrees. The icy conditions also closed the New England Highway near Guyra this morning.
  • “Keep calm and carry on” – that’s the message outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to push, as the UK struggles to stabilise after the Brexit vote. The pound has plunged to a 30 year low, and Fitch ratings has cut Britain’s credit rating.
  • A new report has found putting folate in our bread, has led to a significant drop in birth defects. The mandatory inclusion came into effect in Australia seven years ago, in a bid to improve the nation’s health.
  • US comedian Jay Leno has survived a frightening car crash, after a stunt went horribly wrong on his new TV show. The car enthusiast was in the passenger seat, when the driver lost control while doing “wheel stands”.
  • And in one of the biggest shocks in European Championship football history, England has been sent home by minnows Iceland. England coach Roy Hodgson quit following his side’s exit after
    going down 2-1 and sending the tiny nation into the quarter-finals against hosts France.

We’ll have all the details in tonight’s bulletin at six.

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