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Welcome to BBC London News.
I'm Sara Orchard.
London's economy will suffer
from Brexit for at least a decade,
that's according to research
published today by
the Mayor of London.
The analysis suggests the worst
impact will be from a hard Brexit,
and leaving the single market
and customs union without a deal
will make the capital
£11 billion poorer by 2030.
Here's our Political
Editor Tim Donovan.
This is an expert independent
analysis done by economists,
not by me, about the impacts
of the various scenarios
the Government is negotiating.
And what's clear, in summary,
is the harder the Brexit deal,
the worse it is for jobs,
the worse it is for investment,
and the worse it is
for economic output.
The good news for London, actually,
is because we have a high
concentration of high-value sectors,
who are able to be resilient
but also able to bounce back.
The impact on London
isn't as bad as it is for
the rest of the country.
The consequence of
that is, I'm afraid,
is the inequalities between London
and the south-east and the rest
of the country widen
rather than narrow.
But are you accepting
this is irreversible,
or are their circumstances
where we could stay in the EU?
The whole point of democracy
is you can always change your mind.
There's a scenario hypothetically
speaking that it's possible
for there to be a second referendum.
I accept that, of course I do,
but the reality where we are now
is the Government is negotiating
with the EU.
What I'm seeking to do
as the Mayor is to get
the best deal for London,
bearing in mind we are where we are
- I wish we weren't where we are,
but we are where we are.
And personally you think that
would be to stay where we are.
So ultimately in your heart,
you hope we could reverse
this decision still?
The report I'm publishing
today is not my report,
or it's not written by me.
It's a report I'm publishing
which I have commissioned,
done by independent experts.
What I'm seeking to do
is for a lawyer who has relied
on expert evidence saying
to the Government, "This
is expert evidence and this
is what I would like you to consider
when it comes to doing
deal with the EU."
Because if you get it completely
wrong, if we have an extreme hard
Brexit, the experts say that has
an impact on jobs, it has an impact
on investment, it has
an impact on economic output.
And by the way, we've considered
all the key sectors in London
and the country from finance
to construction, from food
and drink manufacturing
to science and technology.
All the key sectors are considered
by this detailed report.
Our political editor Tim Donovan
A health care company
which employed a woman
with a violent past who went
on to nearly kill a 90-year-old
pensioner in her West London home
says she was given the job
because of an administrative error.
Pamela Batten was hit over the head
with a hammer and stabbed
in the neck for cash by carer
Abosede Adeyinka, who's
been jailed for 21 years
for attempted murder.
Her employers, Avant Health Care,
says it had failed to note
Adeyinka's previous conviction
for assault on her personnel file.
Mrs Batten's family
are considering legal action.
A serial sex attacker,
serving seven life sentences,
is being considered for parole.
Antoni Imiela became
known as the M25 rapist
for a string of attacks in Surrey
and around the southeast.
It's understood any hearing
to decide parole is unlikely to take
place in the next six months.
The case follows a parole board
decision last week to free another
sex attacker, John Warboys.
students generate more
than four billion pounds
for London's economy every year,
according to a major new report.
The Higher Education Policy
Institute found every Londoner
benefits by around £500
from the financial
contribution of the students
who come to study in
the capital every year.
Marc Ashdown explains.
For years, the rhetoric surrounding
international students has been
confusing. They are students who
come to study from the EU or further
afield, like China, but we're never
quite sure how much they contribute
to the economy. This is the first
major report of its kind and it
suggests that every year about
230,000 international students come
to the UK to study and generate a
net benefit of £20 million a year.
-- £20 billion. In London we get
55,000 international students coming
to the capital, they generate for
points at billion pounds every year
for London's economy -- £4.6
They spend a lot of money
on the local economy, if it is on
rent, if it's on food, if it's on
transport, then there's the knock-on
effect. The university spends the
income they are getting to employ
people so economies benefit
incredibly highly from the presence
of international students.
research break things down even
further by constituency and says
each international student
contributes up to £102,000 per year,
putting in effect £542 in the pocket
of every single Londoner. The think
tank behind the research says even
so we are still not doing enough to
show around the world we are open
for business and says the Government
has an opportunity in the
forthcoming immigration bill to
improve things, otherwise there's a
danger they start hampering what is
clearly a very valuable industry.
London Luton Airport has submitted
a planning application
aimed at bringing 3,200
jobs to the area.
The company says New Century Park,
to the east of the airport, will
form part of a new enterprise zone.
A public exhibition of the plans
will be held later this month.
A new way of helping
adolescents deal with anxiety,
low mood and depression
is having positive results.
The University of Reading has
been running a pilot,
with psychologists giving secondary
school pupils practical therapy
and coping-strategies to help them
deal with the challenges they face.
James Ingham reports.
These sixth form students have all
suffered from low mood, depression
or anxiety. They found it hard to
cope with pressure at school and in
their social lives.
They are receiving therapy on a
pilot study run by the University of
What particular things for
example in behaviours are good to
break those cycles?
a good diet.
The idea is that simple
and brief intervention can stop
mental health problems from
worsening, making these children
more resilient and better able to
I was always so
worried about my workload and
worried I wasn't doing well enough,
I got point where I didn't know why
I was still coming into school. Then
we were offered these workshops and
they taught us how to deal with
those feelings and how to deal with
those thoughts and that has really
increasing pressure in their lives,
exams, social media, bullying, all
huge issues. But they increasingly
want to talk about them.
specifically want to deal with
anxiety, worry, fear, depression and
low mood, which are common problems
This pilot is
running in only a few schools. The
university is hoping to engage the
Government to ensure it can be
rolled out to more.
James Ingham reporting.
Now the weather with
Good afternoon, it is staying grey
and drab for the rest of the day.
This is what we saw yesterday,
plenty of blue sky and sunshine
around where is today it was a misty
start and we are going to be keeping
that low cloud too. Possibly some
spots of drizzle, a damp feel to
things but many places will stay
dry. We are looking at top
temperatures between six and eight
Celsius. Through this evening and
overnight some clear spells at times
with fog patches forming. There will
be missed and murk around, hill fog
over the higher ground, and always
some spots of rain possible. Not
feeling too chilly tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow should be a slightly better
day, yes it will be very grey but we
may see some brighter spells forming
as we head into the afternoon. The
southerly wind will pick up the
torch. Top temperatures tomorrow of
around 8 degrees and it's looking
fairly similar over the course of
the weekend. Probably the greatest
chance for any brightness will be on
Sunday but watch out for odd
showers. It will be cooler and
Brighton next week. -- brighter.
That's about it from me.
Riz Lateef will be here
with our 6:30 evening programme.
But for now, from all
the lunch team, we hope
you have a very good afternoon.