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A warning from the London Stock Exchange over jobs in the City.
Its boss claims tens of thousands will be lost
But US firm Snapchat becomes the latest tech firm to expand
But we reveal how some trains ran on time and almost empty.
If the rumours are true, this is the 7:34am service to Victoria.
He is famous and wants to end youth homelessness -
Prince William on a London problem he wants to end.
A tradition going back to medieval times -
a ceremony to bless and even name the historic bells of
Good evening and welcome to the programme, with me, Riz Lateef.
First tonight - US company, Snapchat, has become the latest tech
firm to pick London as the place to expand its operation.
The messaging app plans to set up its European HQ here,
delivering another vote of confidence for the capital
But in sharp contrast, there's a warning from the head
of the Stock Exchange over the possible loss of thousands
of jobs in the finance sector because of Brexit uncertainty.
Waiting, waiting, waiting, but patience is wearing thin. The man in
charge of the London Stock Exchange has warned his customers simply
would not wait and would move operations all of the Brexit
uncertainty. Xavier was addressing the committee of MPs charged with
scrutinising the Treasury today. He said more clarity was needed and
quickly. What other arrangements can you quickly put in place? The
regulators as well and the UK, the demand legitimately to know what
preparations will be made so that the systemic impact of handling this
transition requires that we do not wait until certainty is achieved, if
indeed it is not at the final time that Article 50 is triggered. Banks
has since issued warning since the Brexit report warning that jobs
could chat to rival sectors across Europe. US banking giant JP Morgan
warned 4000 jobs could go, Goldman Sachs said it could lose 2000 and
HSBC said 1000 positions could be transferred from London to Paris.
Clearly if Britain does not remain any single market and are not
adequate transition provisions and long-term provisions, we will lose
some jobs. We are keen to minimise that as far as is possible, as if at
in the services industry. It sounds yet more like Project Fear. Those
who campaign for Brexit have said claims of a negative impact upon the
city have been exaggerated. The city is unique, that is why I do not
think that jobs will go to Frankfurt or Paris because they do not have
the back-up. We have a lot of expertise in the city over hundreds
of years before the EU and that will continue and we are the largest
financial sector in the world. The government has said it is determined
that our country remains a great place to invest in and do business.
For now, with the uncertainty, there is more waiting ahead before we know
what Brexit Britain will look like. A view on the financial sector,
but we've also heard today that in the tech sector,
Snapchat has chosen London It comes after Facebook,
Google and Apple last year announced A little earlier the BBC's
Samira Hussain - based at the New York Stock Exchange -
explained the significance Of the millions of active
Snapchatters, ten million are in London, so there
is an argument to be made for Snap making
London its new international headquarters, but it is a departure
from what American tech companies like Google,
Facebook and Uber have done in the past, choosing to settle
in places like Ireland or Luxembourg, where
the tax rates are lower. But one only needs to look at Apple
which has been slapped with a $14 billion tax bill
by the European Commission to see that the decision by Snap to set up
in London could pre-emptively save it from future
criticisms of tax avoidance. Now, the next big move for the tech
company is to go public, to begin trading on the stock market
here in the US. Snap is valued at about $25 billion,
making it the biggest tech flotation to happen
in the US in years. In the Royal Academy where you can
walk through, around and over artwork with a little help from one
of these. So, yesterday commuters struggled
into work because of a Tube strike. Today, industrial action on Southern
rail services caused travel misery The first of three days
of action due this week. But our reporter Marc Ashdown
was on one of the handful of trains Another strike day,
but here there is talk that one service will
run this morning. This is the 7:34am
service to Victoria. I am quite surprised it's
running, but I'm glad it's Yeah, I'm not quite
sure whether there's We've got a train straight
through to Victoria. It is a bit of a shame they didn't
publicise it better. It was listed on Southern's website,
and the operator points out it was only able to offer
a very limited service. Some are ditching
the trains altogether. Just waiting for
the coach to arrive. Scared of losing her new job
at a charity, she's taking a coach. Slightly panicked by the fact
that the driver just said that yesterday it took him four hours
to get to London by coach. But it still might
be better than this. The strike is having a knock-on
effect on other commuter routes, like South West Trains' services
through Clapham and Vauxhall. I've had to stay at my sister's,
rather than staying at home. It's been a nightmare,
and again tomorrow. I'm standing here thinking -
how do I reorganise my calendar, so I don't have to go
into the office? London Bridge, practically
deserted today. I live in Liverpool,
it was actually quicker coming from Liverpool to London,
than it was to get from London Back on board the 7:34am mystery
lone commuter train, This will frustrate those
who weren't so lucky. It's hard to make out,
but this is East Croydon Station, The train wasn't advertised to stop
here, and Southern told us it wouldn't have been able to cope
with the overcrowding. In a rare treat, it also arrived
on time after a smooth ride. So, did the coach
trip fare any better? 2.5 hours, then we've
reached Fulham. Left home at 6:30am,
three hours on the coach, three and a half hours later,
almost quarter to 11, I'm at work. Strikes are always potluck,
commuters will be chancing A good evening from Victoria
Station, I am live through the power of a mobile phone and you can see
the scene before me. More staff than commuters, this solitary train that
is breathing this hour, this is the 1840 two Caterham. I think commuters
have either decided to stay at home or take other routes. This is not
particularly busy. Plenty of seats remain free. This unfortunately for
commuters is going to be the story tomorrow as well as the strikes
continue on Friday. Marc Ashdown, thank you very much,
safe journey home. Let's cross to Westminster and our
political editor Tim Donovan. With a further two days
of strike action this week, are we any closer to any kind
of agreement between the two sides? No, the position is entrenched, no
movement, no meetings, no formal negotiations are planned, just a
resumption of the conflict of words, if you like, the union Aslef again
accusing Southern rail of insulting them and adopting an aggressive
approach. Chris Grayling has called on the union to start talks again
and he has said he is engaged each day in trying to resolve this
dispute. And today the Labour leader
was making clear his Yes, as well as being asked about
his views on freedom of movement, Brexit, executive pay, he was asked
who he supported here, the strikers or the company, he said he would be
happy to stand on the picket line with Aslef people on strike. They
seem to be more interested in protecting Southern rail, despite
its appalling service and shortage of trains, short teams and
overcrowding and all that goes with that and continuing allowing them to
run the franchise. I would want that franchise got back into the public
ownership and public sector because after all, we provide the railways
and the teams and they make the profits from running them. That was
a day after the Tube strike. Jeremy Corbyn was not asked if he would
join the picket line in terms of that dispute but he was like the
more cautious in his approach, he hoped that said it can's transport
agency, Transport for London, would come up with more proposal pretty
soon. Tim, from Westminster, many thanks.
A DJ at a top London nightclub - who was stopped by the police -
has told of his shock when a Met officer told him it was "fact" that
black men in gangster clothes commit crimes.
He filmed the exchange, which has now been viewed
With more on this, our home affairs correspondent Nick Beake joins me.
This DJ plays any club in Picadilly just round the corner from the key
and a friend were pulled over by the police. He was making a promotional
video and had attached a small video camera to the Bentley vehicle that
they rented and this camera picked up the interaction with the police
officer afterwards. The DJ has said he has not done anything wrong, he
certainly was not arrested or cautioned, and in this clip we will
see shortly, which he himself put onto the Internet after he had
edited get-together, within it the police officer appears to justice by
wily men have been pulled over. -- appears to justify why the men.
The context, he was talking about the robberies that had been
committed in the West End, he said it was not racist but it was a fact
that the criminal profile of those carrying these types of attacks out
our black people. So if you see a car dressed -- with black guys
dressed in gangster type clothes, they will be getting stopped. We
spoke to the DJ in question and he told us what he got when he heard
that. It is not surprising
at all because this has happened, I would say, over 30 times
in the last year. But the thing is, this time,
I have actually got footage of it, whereas before I would just sit
there and tell a story, I would not say that everyone
is racist, I do not play the racist card at all,
but I just want awareness that this does happen
because when you tell people, they might just think, "Oh, yeah,
he is just playing the racist card," What have the Met Police said? We
know that a senior officer has run the DJ to apologise and they have
asked them if he wants to make an official complaint. He has said he
does not want to do that and any statement of the Met have said it
could understand why the video had caused what it calls frustration.
They met also said the others involved will be spoken to explain
the circumstances of what happened so that the force can fully
understand the circumstances of what happened. Interestingly, in that
video, one of those two officers were has said that he thinks that
some people are scared to make these sorts of observations that he had
made, but it is clear that he will be the one who will be explaining
what exactly he said and what he meant by it and crucially, Wigley
said that. OK, Nick, thank you very much for that, thank you.
Kempton Racecourse in Surrey has been earmarked for possible
closure in 2021 to make way for a housing redevelopment.
The Jockey Club - which owns the site -
believes the sale can raise ?100 million to
The King George VI Chase - run every Boxing Day -
The Duke of Cambridge has made no secret of his commitment to help
combat homelessness among young people, which he's
described as reaching "shameful" levels in the UK.
Well, today Prince William visited a homeless shelter in west London
to find out what more could be done to tackle the problem.
Fun and games with the Duke of Cambridge, but the problem these
young people face are far from a laughing matter. They are homeless,
living in a shelter in Ealing and desperately trying to turn around
their lives with the help of centrepoint. The youth homeless
charity helps hundreds of vulnerable young people find work and the place
to live. People like Ben who is rebuilding his life after becoming
suicidal when he was thrown out of his family home. I found myself so
for surfing, I stayed with friends and family but I had no apparent to
stay. It came to a real head about February 2014 when I found myself
with no one left to go and it got to the point where I was struggling
with the possibility of wanting to commit suicide. It got to the point
where I said I can either choose to do that or I can choose to get some
help. That is when centrepoint stepped in and today, with his own
place in the long, then has said he is a new man and planning to make a
career at YouTube videos, something Prince William played a part in. He
was just a genuinely nice guy, he came with no preconceptions of who
we were, he treated us like human beings. Just as though we were one
of his mates. He was a very nice guy, down to act, he talks to us and
care. Ben is back on his feet but for the Duke, the fight is far from
over, the next episode get the zombie books and hundreds more
singing the same tune as Ben. Centrepoint afforded me the
opportunity to de-stress, take stock and look at what I was good at, what
I actually had to offer, to challenge myself, to meet some
incredibly inspiring people, including the Duke of Cambridge, and
to actually turn around and say, yes, this life is worth living.
Still to come this Tuesday evening...
I am in Brixton in south London with fans who have gathered one you want
to celebrate the life of David Bowie. And by the historic bells of
Southwark Cathedral are being blessed and even getting godparents.
It may be more associated with traditional and contemporary
art, but for the latest exhibition at the Royal Academy,
you won't find many paints, clay, photography or unmade beds.
But what you will need is a pair of virtual reality goggles.
As our arts correspondent, Brenda Emmanus, explains.
The Royal Academy, a place to spend hours wandering around admiring some
of the greatest contemporary and traditional art.
But this could be the future as the world-famous institutions
invites visitors to embrace technology and view art
Three artists from the Royal Academy schools who have a history
of working in virtual reality, apps and multimedia,
have been commissioned to create works that allow visitors
to interact with their art via a special headset.
I think what's happened with virtual technology is,
is that it's changed the landscape of art irreversibly.
I don't see virtual technology as replacing any of the traditional
skill sets, I see it has extending them and adding to them.
It's another tool in that great toolkit of opportunities.
Each artist's virtual reality work and 3-D printed sculpture
are presented side-by-side, and visitors can immerse
themselves in this virtual world and go through,
Josie is an office worker, who loves art, but has
never experienced virtual reality, until now.
I think it is like stepping into a painting, stepping
Normally, art, you're not allowed to get near it or touch it,
but actually you're in it and having your own
It will be interesting to see how people react to it.
Usually when you look at a work of art, you have your own personal
reaction, this takes it to a whole new level.
Along with the virtual reality films created by the artists
are the world's first 3-D printed sculptures that present their work
Did you find any limitations with the technology in terms
of what you wanted to do as an artist?
Yes, it's definitely really early days for the technology,
Some things are quite basic, some of the functions
and the software is changing week by week.
But for me, that's really interesting to see something
This project has proved a hot ticket and served the Academy's ambition
to explore the fusion of art and technology.
Exactly a year ago today, the music world was stunned
Today, fans across the capital have been paying tribute to their idol -
including at a mural dedicated to him in Brixton -
Let's join Ayshea Buksh, who's there.
All afternoon, fans have been coming to the sport in Brixton to pay their
respects to David Bowie in many shapes and forms, some singing
songs, others staring silently at the mural which has been created a
few years ago. In front of it, some have put down flowers, candles,
pawns, letters, all sorts of things, seeing how much they miss. I am
joined by some of those fans tonight. Thank you for speaking to
us, you are live on BBC London News. Why did you want to come down this
evening? I wanted to gather with fans who loved him the same way that
I did. Justice elevators life, really. Yes. What did he mean to
you? Everything, he changed music, he inspired many of us, he made
people realise they could be whatever they want and do whatever
they want to do. You both look fantastic this evening. Why did you
want to come to Brixton tonight? We wanted to celebrate his life and
meet other fans and talk about what they felt about David Bowie and how
much he changed people's lives. It is lovely meeting everyone. What did
he mean to you? He was such an icon to our generation anyway that we
have never seen before. He set an example that you could be an
individual and not caring about what anyone else thinks, if you want to
do something, you do it, because at the end of the day, it doesn't
matter. He meant a lot, really. It helped me a lot with my own life,
coming up with things, I was very confused about things but he makes
you feel... Are no words! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I will
end on music happening behind this year. Back to you in the studio.
-- there are no words. Thank you for that report. It is hard to believe
it has been one year. Now to what the Dean
of Southwark has described When the cathedral's historic bells
are blessed ready to be re-hung And, in a tradition that dates
back to medieval times, the bells are baptised,
given names and even godparents. He says it sounds bizarre,
but that it is significant, I'm The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn,
I'm Dean of Southwark. I think one of the most important
things about bells in this country that people really appreciate
is the sound of joy that they make. And when people hear
the sound of bells, I think We have a ring of 12
bells here at Southwark. All bells need an MOT
every 100 years to make The recasting and the re-engineering
of parts of the bells only happens So this is a
once-in-more-than-a-lifetime event, which is why it's such an exciting
moment for the cathedral to go through, to see the bells all out,
because they're hidden away. You hear the sound but people
can't really see them. And there is an ancient tradition,
a medieval tradition, really, that the bells
are baptised, like babies. They are given names, they have
godparents, they are anointed, We even got a christening
cake for these bells. The names were given to bells
and they were baptised I think The other bells, we thought,
how could we dress them And we thought it would be
beautiful if the river It looks as though they are
floating on a bed of wool. I'm excited because the bells
are an important part of our life because it's the bells that really
say we're alive, come on in. That's always the message -
come on in, the place is alive and open, as the bells are raised
once more into the tower, we will have our voice back
and be able to contribute Let's get a check on
the weather, shall we? Yes, there is no any forecast, would
you believe? Listen very carefully, there is a lot to get through in
this forecast. -- there is snow on the way. The next few days will be
quite interesting. That is because tomorrow, the temperatures will be
dropping through the day and instead we will have a really better wind
blowing from mid week onwards. That is the first thing you will notice.
Snow in the forecast later this week. Let us begin with this
evening, it is quite benign. A little bit of cloud around and that
will fill in during the night, the breeze is picking up. Overall, quite
a mild night, not too much to worry about. Temperatures
will not fall much lower than five, 6 degrees. This rain looks
innocuous, just a little drizzle for the morning rush hour but it is a
cold front and as it goes through, the temperature will drop. We begin
eight, nine, 10 degrees. As we go through the debris would expect
those numbers to go up or stay the same but they will head downwards.
Despite being some sunshine, temperatures dropped during the day
tomorrow and numbers only the wind arrows will pick up. It will be a
blustery end to the data model. The Met office is warning of snow on
Thursday, a lot of uncertainty forecast that the moment but we
could have a dusting of higher ground in the morning and
potentially, something much more substantial in the afternoon and
evening. Here is here is what is happening. Very difficult to
forecast weather frontier. Any rain on that will come up against the
already established cold error. It looks like it could create a little
low pressure system here. They could get substantial snow on Thursday
afternoon, it is worth watching because as I have said, very
difficult to forecast this kind of thing. Best case scenario is this
for Thursday, pretty much rain all day. One inch of it and temperatures
only had 5 degrees, so really feeling quite unpleasant. We could
have snow, we could have some strong winds as well, it will certainly
feel cold and it will be wed on Thursday. Do not rule out showers on
Friday and Saturday because of the strength of that went. Wrap up warm
and keep an eye on the forecast. It is not often that you see rain is
the best case scenario! Thank you for that.
There's been a steep increase in the number of people arriving
at A departments in England with mental health problems.
The Labour leader has said the party is no longer wedded to freedom
of movement once Britain leaves the EU.
Jeremy Corbyn also said he was in favour of a wage cap
US company Snapchat is set to setup it headquarters in London. The head
of the London Stock Exchange thinks jobs could be lost head of the
Brexit uncertainty. I'll be back later during
the Ten O'clock News, but for now, from everyone on the team,
have a lovely evening.