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throughout the night with the BBC News Channel. Now it is
Lloyd's of London, which has been in the City since the 1600s -
says it's ready to move some staff abroad if Brexit negotiations
The insurance giant says it's ready to take whatever
action is necessary - although some analysts
predict Brexit could be boom time for London.
Some predict a Brexit boost, others have that sinking feeling.
There is no benefit from dragging things out.
The Square Mile wants clarity, and quickly.
Lloyds of London has been underpinning the underpinners
in the insurance world for more than 300 years.
Used to managing risk, contingency plans are being finalised if Brexit
negotiations impact business, a new European base will be set up,
We have got to have people physically in another country
Previously, they would have been based here in London.
But that is only, for Lloyds, a small proportion, but if other
businesses have to follow suit, that means that there will be people
But London, I'm sure, will still remain the heart
Before the referendum, there were scare stories of large
companies considering moving their headquarters abroad.
Even so, is this a signal of a brain drain of sorts from the capital?
GoCardless, a relatively new player in the Fintech world,
helps 20,000 clients collect flexible bank payments
Smaller businesses like this are also watching nervously.
We are used to, kind of, adapting and changing quite quickly
and I think that is possibly one advantage that we have as a smaller,
younger company is that we can move a little bit more
They now have clients across the EU and are making plans to move some
of their operation abroad, depending on what the
There are two really important things for us -
continued access to the European market in terms of financial access,
that is passporting for us, and also some form of free movement
of workers, or a very efficient immigration system.
Some have seen it all before and believe the next few
Savvas Savouri has worked in finance for 26 years.
Where once he saw the Japanese, then Europeans investing hand over fist,
now he says it is the Chinese ready to fuel London's economy.
This idea that somehow there will be an exodus of businesses and people
London is something quite exceptional.
It is a destination for people and capital around the world,
And it is that factor that promises to keep London
So, Brexit will bring positives, it will bring negatives.
For some, there is a whole world of opportunity opening up.
For others, life may be about to get a bit more tricky.
But all agree the uncertainty is no good for anyone.
A Coroner's Court has heard how a teenager died at a nightclub
in Farringdon after smuggling drugs into the venue in his boxer shorts.
18-year-old Jack Crossley became unwell at the Fabric club
in August and died hours after leaving the venue.
Louisa Preston has more on the case.
The inquest heard from two of Jack's friends, who were with him in the
nightclub the day he died. They had all been to the club before and had
taken drugs in the club. On this occasion, all three of them hit
MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy in their underwear into the in their to
get it into the club. Jack later died in hospital. The club has been
closed since December but they could open again on Friday. In September
Islington Council revoked the club's license forcing it to close. Since
then the club and council has come to an agreement allowing Fabric to
reopen with new conditions. There will be new security procedures, no
access to U19s, and anybody caught with drugs in the club will be
banned for life. Today we heard from Jack's uncle. This is what he had to
say on hearing the news. It's not really about any case
of retribution or getting justice. Today was just about understanding
what happens to Jack, how it happened, and how we can
avoid it happening to anyone If Fabric shuts, there
will be another club, somewhere else opening up
in another venue. When we heard the coroner give her
verdict today on this case, she said there is a much wider problem here,
and it's not just one nightclub, as Jack's uncle just said. The main
issue here, and what a lot of people think, is that there needs to be
more education around drugs. A BBC investigation has found that
some drivers of private ambulances in Essex were trained for as little
as an hour before That's a fraction of the four weeks'
training that regular Staff have also claimed
that some equipment in the Private Ambulance Service
in Basildon is in poor condition. An allegation that
the company denies. The Victoria Derbyshire programme's
James Melley reports. When we dial 999 for a medical
emergency, most people expect NHS ambulances and their highly trained
crews to respond. But increasingly, NHS trusts
are having to use private One of these companies
is the Private Ambulance Service, It carries out work like taking
patients to hospital appointments, transferring sick people
between hospitals, and also provides cover for 999 calls for the East
of England NHS Ambulance Trust. But whistle-blowers have told us
staff are not properly trained, and the equipment they use is not
up to scratch. The Private Ambulance Service
was in the news last year Paul would only speak to us
if we disguised his identity. He worked for PAS as a medic,
but lost his job last year. I never had any
induction or training. Pretty much just sent
out and that was it. So you had no induction,
no training? It was quite clear that
I was working with people that, not through their own fault,
were not trained. They were not competent
in the job and they certainly were not confident in
dealing with situations. Didn't know how to take simple
things like blood sugars, ECGs. Didn't know how to do
manual blood pressures. We started to hear more disturbing
stories about a lack of basic training for staff at
the Private Ambulance Service. Dan Duke worked at the company
in patient transport The job could require him to drive
under blue lights when taking an emergency patient
between different hospitals. What training were you actually
given in order to drive One hour's training
on blue lights, that's it. So what is an acceptable level of
training to drive under blue lights? Our whole course is four weeks
long and the first two weeks are the foundation,
if you like, to actually move And then that training
takes two weeks. We approached the Private
Ambulance Service for And told us, the Private Ambulance
Service offers a high level of patient care
to all patients transported We outsource our blue light driver
training to an approved training We started using our current
provider in January 2016. All staff receive induction
training and full Staff joining us from other
companies have to complete clinical skills assessments and driving
assessments prior to The NHS East of England Ambulance
Service, which uses the Private Ambulance Service to provide cover
for emergency calls, "The East of England
Ambulance Service needs to use private companies
to meet patient demand. These services are regulated by
the CQC and are internally vetted. The East Midlands ambulance
trust is increasing But nationally, NHS trusts
are struggling with the level of patient demand, so private
ambulance providers, which are regulated,
are increasingly likely to respond A teenage freerunner from Guildford,
has died after an accident Tributes have been paid
to 17-year-old Nye Frankie Newman - who was a keen participant
of the sport, in which people climb and jump over
obstacles and buildings. The exact circumstances
aren't known. Train drivers on Southern Railways,
are cutting their six-day strike action planned for next week
to three days. But their union, Aslef,
says it'll strike for a further The bitter dispute is over the use
of driver-only operated trains. That's it for now from me,
but lets find out what It was a nice day for some of us. We
saw some cloud before it cleared away. A good deal of sunshine.
Didn't do much for temperatures, a chilly afternoon. It will be really
cold by the end of the night. The blue Frost is pretty widespread,
even in the centre of town dipping down to around minus one. A good few
degrees lower than that in the outskirts. A cold start to Thursday.
At least there will be sunshine from early on, temperatures slow to rise,
but in the afternoon we will get to four or 5 degrees. The breeze coming
from the north that will accentuate the chilly feel. In the evening,
temperatures will plummet pretty quickly. Not just frosty by Dawn on
Friday, there will be fog as well. The Friday morning commute could be
quite slow with freezing fog in places. A lot of clout, not much
rain by Friday afternoon. Temperatures creeping up a notch or
two and turning milder Temperatures creeping up a notch or
two and turning milder into the weekend.
A guarantee on your journey to work tomorrow, if you are nipping out to
the shop for