12/06/2017 London News


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social media on the campaign. That's alm for now.

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Welcome to BBC London News with me Victoria Hollins.

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The Mayor has told BBC London it's vital for the capital to maintain

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access to the single market after Brexit.

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Last week's general election result has raised more

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questions about the future of Brexit negotiations.

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Some are calling for next week's talks to be delayed,

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while remainers, like the Mayor Sadiq Khan,

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say London needs to be treated differently to the rest

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of the country so talent can be attracted here.

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So what does it all mean for the capital?

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Forget Boris bikes, how about Sadiq scooters?

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Whizzing through rush hour, just one idea on show

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The folding one is over there, that's for commuters.

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But the mayor worries this booming sector could be under threat

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from the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

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Businesses I speak to tell me what they need is access to talent.

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We have got to make sure we continue to attract talent to our city.

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They also want to have access to the single

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I accept that some parts of the country don't want

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immigration, even though they may need it.

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London voted to remain in the EU, we want talent and we need it.

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One in five tech workers are from the EU.

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A new survey of business owners reveals that three quarters of them

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are worried that plans to curb immigration could make the current

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Tom's business is all about clothes and how

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His online tool is used across the world and he recruits globally.

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London has had such a great draw as an amazing diverse open city,

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that's enabled to us get that talent here.

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I think the rhetoric of the anti-immigration and in terms

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of the Tory manifesto, that sort of sends

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They're underperforming, the other things are down a bit,

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A softer Brexit would be welcome news here at this bank.

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The City initially had a knee-jerk reaction you would expect,

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sterling fell on Friday but then settled for the rest of the day.

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Economic uncertainty is always bad for markets but then when markets

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started to think about this, actually the hopes of a soft Brexit

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have increased, better long-term growth, stronger currency.

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He hopes a softer Brexit would mean staying in the single market and not

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No surprise perhaps from City experts who backed remain.

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But what about one who voted to leave?

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The first thing I want to see happen immediately is for those wonderful

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three million people from the European Union settle

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down in this country, that's rich coming from a Brexiteer

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and the million people from the United Kingdom

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who want to live in Europe, let them stay and I think that

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will show immense good faith and we need to show good faith

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You know what, I don't think we've got many friends

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in the European Union and we have to win them back really quickly.

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But to other economists the election results are a blow.

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Weakening the UK, leaving us at the mercy of EU negotiators.

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I think this soft Brexit if we are not careful

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is is going to finish up being the UK not formally

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but still in the European economic area, like Norway,

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still having no control over what's going on but still paying

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large sums of money in, controlled by the Luxembourg core,

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no border control, unable to negotiate deals, trade

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And this seems to be the worst of all possible worlds.

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For now, the City will have to wait to find out what Brexit means

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for business but waiting and wondering is not

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So some soft or hard choices for the new Government.

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What are likely to be the main issues?

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Well as we heard, one of the main issues will be that of EU citizens.

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There are about a million living here in the capital. Many work for

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the key institutions, that of the NHS, so extremely valuable to many

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of the residents here in London. A report out today will be of great

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concern to people like the mayor who wants to encourage foreigners to

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keep coming here. This report actually states that last July 1300

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applications came from EU nurses. This April, that was down to 46, so

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a really significant drop. The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has

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said reassuring those EU citizens will be one of his key priorities.

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Theresa May obviously will have a few different people advising her

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now. Is that likely to have any implications? What's really

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interesting there, you will know that Gavin Barwell, the MP for

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Croydon lost his seat this time. A real Remainer, he wanted to stay in

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the EU and he has a new job, the ear of the Prime Minister as her new

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Chief of Staff. It will also be extremely interesting to keep an eye

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on the Chancellor Philip Hammond. He is due to make another soft

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Brexiteer, due to make a Mansion House speech at the City of London

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this week t may give us more clues. Let's wait and see. Thank you very

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much. The mother of Charlie Gard has

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shared a photo of her son with his eyes open, as she waits

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to find out if his life-support Connie Yates posted the image

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on social media with the message Specialists want the 10-month-old

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moved to palliative care, but his parents are fighting

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to take their son to The European Court of Human Rights

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is currently considering the case. BBC London has learnt

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that the capital's tram fleet could be fitted

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with speed monitoring devices. The devices would alert the driver

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if they are breaking speed limits or the system could also

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automatically apply the brake. Seven people died last November

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when a tram derailed in Croydon, after it went too fast

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into a tight corner. The London Fire Brigade says 15

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people have died over the last three years after creams caught

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alight on clothing. One of those was

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88-year-old Hilda Batten. Many of the so-called emollient

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creams contain paraffin and petroleum which can act

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like the wick of Regulators are considering

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whether they should carry warnings. It's been soaking into

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bed clothes, soaking What happens, particularly

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if they're smoking, smoking is probably the worst case,

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if they drop a cigarette, it means that instead of that

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cigarette just going out, the fumes from that emollient

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cream help the flames The Duchess of Cambridge has been

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meeting victims of the London Bridge terror attack who are recovering

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at King's College Hospital. She's also met some of the doctors

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and nurses who treated those who were hurt in the attack,

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which saw three Islamist militants crash a van into crowds on London

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Bridge before attacking people with knives around

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nearby Borough Market. Here's the BBC's Royal

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Correspondent, Peter Hunt. A senior royal and those

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who responded to the Nine days on, several patients

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continue to be cared for here. It's everyone, isn't it,

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the team that's involved. The first of the injured arrived

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in the back of a police van. King's College Hospital is sadly

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well used to treating stab victims, The amount of female

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patients that were involved, which I think was quite traumatic

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for the staff, and for Also, patients were very distressed,

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and the people that brought them in, as well, it was all just unfolding

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in front of us. This hospital is one of five that

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responded to the terror attack. The skill of the surgeons

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and quality of the care provided has meant that everyone who made it

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to hospital has survived. One of them is Candice Hedge,

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reunited here with her family. One was standing in the corner. One

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was stabbed by one, the one beside me was shouting. He looked at me, I

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can't remember really what he looks like, it was sort of like, you

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know... He got me. Two other Australians

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didn't survive. Yeah, it's not fair that they didn't

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make it, and I don't know if I'm lucky or unlucky for making it,

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but, you know, I just want to try and be as positive as I can

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about a pretty bad situation. You've got lots of

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people to support, This is a hospital caring for mental

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as well as physical wounds, and this is a royal visit that

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recognises, said one doctor, But let's find out

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what the weather's up Don't know if it was just me but hay

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fever hasn't been great the last few days. It hasn't, a lot of sniffling,

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I think. High pollen levels today and for the next few days. The

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weather for the week ahead will become very warm in the middle part

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of this week T will be mostly dry. There will be decent spells of

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sunshine because the cloud will be well broken. As it was this evening,

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this was the picture across the capital from one of our weather

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watchers. We into this evening with clear skies. So you add warm air in

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later in the week and also some humidity we are looking at the

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mid-20s but muggy conditions from Wednesday onwards. Not so out there

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at the moment. There is a bit of clear sky, the breeze is easing back

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all the time. Temperatures may just slip into single figures in one or

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two spots in the countryside in the early hours of tomorrow morning. We

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wake up to a fair amount of brightness and sunshine. There will

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be cloud that bubbles up throughout the day that will then dissipate to

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the late afternoon and evening. Winds are lighter than yesterday. UV

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high, pollen levels very high. Yes, you will know about that already of

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course, but it's going to stay for the next few days. Temperatures, 23

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tomorrow. But getting up further than that on Wednesday. Mid-20s

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perhaps for a few of us. That runs into a very warm and sultry night,

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Wednesday night into Thursday. It will be quite uncomfortable for

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sleeping on Wednesday into Thursday. There could even be heavy thundery

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showers. It's a small risk at the moment. That muggy weather continues

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into the start of Thursday at least, another fairly sunny day but it will

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freshen as the day goes on so feeling comfortable into the end of

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the week with a breeze blowing. For the weekend, it's more of the same

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really. Broken cloud, mostly dry and it's going to be feeling warm again.

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Louise has this evening's national forecast.

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Good evening. Not quite flaming June today, but there are signs something

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just more impressive through the middle of the week. Today it was a

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bright and breezy affair. A lot of

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