04/01/2017 London News


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throughout the night with the BBC News Channel. Now it is

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Lloyd's of London, which has been in the City since the 1600s -

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says it's ready to move some staff abroad if Brexit negotiations

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The insurance giant says it's ready to take whatever

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action is necessary - although some analysts

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predict Brexit could be boom time for London.

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Some predict a Brexit boost, others have that sinking feeling.

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There is no benefit from dragging things out.

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The Square Mile wants clarity, and quickly.

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Lloyds of London has been underpinning the underpinners

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in the insurance world for more than 300 years.

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Used to managing risk, contingency plans are being finalised if Brexit

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negotiations impact business, a new European base will be set up,

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We have got to have people physically in another country

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Previously, they would have been based here in London.

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But that is only, for Lloyds, a small proportion, but if other

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businesses have to follow suit, that means that there will be people

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But London, I'm sure, will still remain the heart

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Before the referendum, there were scare stories of large

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companies considering moving their headquarters abroad.

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Even so, is this a signal of a brain drain of sorts from the capital?

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GoCardless, a relatively new player in the Fintech world,

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helps 20,000 clients collect flexible bank payments

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Smaller businesses like this are also watching nervously.

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We are used to, kind of, adapting and changing quite quickly

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and I think that is possibly one advantage that we have as a smaller,

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younger company is that we can move a little bit more

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They now have clients across the EU and are making plans to move some

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of their operation abroad, depending on what the

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There are two really important things for us -

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continued access to the European market in terms of financial access,

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that is passporting for us, and also some form of free movement

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of workers, or a very efficient immigration system.

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Some have seen it all before and believe the next few

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Savvas Savouri has worked in finance for 26 years.

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Where once he saw the Japanese, then Europeans investing hand over fist,

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now he says it is the Chinese ready to fuel London's economy.

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This idea that somehow there will be an exodus of businesses and people

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London is something quite exceptional.

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It is a destination for people and capital around the world,

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And it is that factor that promises to keep London

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So, Brexit will bring positives, it will bring negatives.

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For some, there is a whole world of opportunity opening up.

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For others, life may be about to get a bit more tricky.

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But all agree the uncertainty is no good for anyone.

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A Coroner's Court has heard how a teenager died at a nightclub

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in Farringdon after smuggling drugs into the venue in his boxer shorts.

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18-year-old Jack Crossley became unwell at the Fabric club

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in August and died hours after leaving the venue.

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Louisa Preston has more on the case.

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The inquest heard from two of Jack's friends, who were with him in the

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nightclub the day he died. They had all been to the club before and had

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taken drugs in the club. On this occasion, all three of them hit

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MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy in their underwear into the in their to

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get it into the club. Jack later died in hospital. The club has been

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closed since December but they could open again on Friday. In September

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Islington Council revoked the club's license forcing it to close. Since

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then the club and council has come to an agreement allowing Fabric to

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reopen with new conditions. There will be new security procedures, no

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access to U19s, and anybody caught with drugs in the club will be

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banned for life. Today we heard from Jack's uncle. This is what he had to

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say on hearing the news. It's not really about any case

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of retribution or getting justice. Today was just about understanding

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what happens to Jack, how it happened, and how we can

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avoid it happening to anyone If Fabric shuts, there

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will be another club, somewhere else opening up

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in another venue. When we heard the coroner give her

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verdict today on this case, she said there is a much wider problem here,

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and it's not just one nightclub, as Jack's uncle just said. The main

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issue here, and what a lot of people think, is that there needs to be

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more education around drugs. A BBC investigation has found that

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some drivers of private ambulances in Essex were trained for as little

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as an hour before That's a fraction of the four weeks'

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training that regular Staff have also claimed

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that some equipment in the Private Ambulance Service

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in Basildon is in poor condition. An allegation that

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the company denies. The Victoria Derbyshire programme's

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James Melley reports. When we dial 999 for a medical

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emergency, most people expect NHS ambulances and their highly trained

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crews to respond. But increasingly, NHS trusts

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are having to use private One of these companies

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is the Private Ambulance Service, It carries out work like taking

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patients to hospital appointments, transferring sick people

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between hospitals, and also provides cover for 999 calls for the East

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of England NHS Ambulance Trust. But whistle-blowers have told us

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staff are not properly trained, and the equipment they use is not

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up to scratch. The Private Ambulance Service

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was in the news last year Paul would only speak to us

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if we disguised his identity. He worked for PAS as a medic,

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but lost his job last year. I never had any

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induction or training. Pretty much just sent

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out and that was it. So you had no induction,

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no training? It was quite clear that

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I was working with people that, not through their own fault,

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were not trained. They were not competent

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in the job and they certainly were not confident in

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dealing with situations. Didn't know how to take simple

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things like blood sugars, ECGs. Didn't know how to do

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manual blood pressures. We started to hear more disturbing

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stories about a lack of basic training for staff at

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the Private Ambulance Service. Dan Duke worked at the company

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in patient transport The job could require him to drive

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under blue lights when taking an emergency patient

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between different hospitals. What training were you actually

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given in order to drive One hour's training

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on blue lights, that's it. So what is an acceptable level of

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training to drive under blue lights? Our whole course is four weeks

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long and the first two weeks are the foundation,

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if you like, to actually move And then that training

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takes two weeks. We approached the Private

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Ambulance Service for And told us, the Private Ambulance

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Service offers a high level of patient care

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to all patients transported We outsource our blue light driver

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training to an approved training We started using our current

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provider in January 2016. All staff receive induction

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training and full Staff joining us from other

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companies have to complete clinical skills assessments and driving

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assessments prior to The NHS East of England Ambulance

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Service, which uses the Private Ambulance Service to provide cover

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for emergency calls, "The East of England

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Ambulance Service needs to use private companies

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to meet patient demand. These services are regulated by

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the CQC and are internally vetted. The East Midlands ambulance

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trust is increasing But nationally, NHS trusts

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are struggling with the level of patient demand, so private

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ambulance providers, which are regulated,

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are increasingly likely to respond A teenage freerunner from Guildford,

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has died after an accident Tributes have been paid

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to 17-year-old Nye Frankie Newman - who was a keen participant

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of the sport, in which people climb and jump over

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obstacles and buildings. The exact circumstances

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aren't known. Train drivers on Southern Railways,

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are cutting their six-day strike action planned for next week

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to three days. But their union, Aslef,

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says it'll strike for a further The bitter dispute is over the use

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of driver-only operated trains. That's it for now from me,

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but lets find out what It was a nice day for some of us. We

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saw some cloud before it cleared away. A good deal of sunshine.

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Didn't do much for temperatures, a chilly afternoon. It will be really

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cold by the end of the night. The blue Frost is pretty widespread,

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even in the centre of town dipping down to around minus one. A good few

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degrees lower than that in the outskirts. A cold start to Thursday.

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At least there will be sunshine from early on, temperatures slow to rise,

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but in the afternoon we will get to four or 5 degrees. The breeze coming

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from the north that will accentuate the chilly feel. In the evening,

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temperatures will plummet pretty quickly. Not just frosty by Dawn on

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Friday, there will be fog as well. The Friday morning commute could be

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quite slow with freezing fog in places. A lot of clout, not much

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rain by Friday afternoon. Temperatures creeping up a notch or

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two and turning milder Temperatures creeping up a notch or

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two and turning milder into the weekend.

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A guarantee on your journey to work tomorrow, if you are nipping out to

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the shop for

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