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Thu 28 Sep 2017 06:00

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In the Business slot after 6am it was stated that according to Reuters ‘10,000 jobs have already gone’ from the City of London following the Brexit vote . In fact the survey predicts that ‘10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market’.

New research from homeless charity Shelter reveals that a legal loophole has been used by housing developers to avoid building 706 social homes in Kensington and Chelsea – more than enough to house families made homeless from the Grenfell tower fire. Polly Neate is CEO of Shelter and Andrew Whitaker is the director of the Home Builders Federation.

Environmental groups are urging the UK to protect one of its most remote territories – the rugged, uninhabited South Sandwich Islands on the edge of the Antarctic. Scientists also suggest that because of its location they could provide a valuable barometer for the effects of climate change in the region. Simon Peddy is the project director for Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy, which is leading the bid.

It's three years to the day since Britain began its bombing campaign against the group calling itself Islamic State. The defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon says in that time Britain has made a major contribution to crippling IS and towards its collapse in Iraq and Syria. Major General Rupert Jones is the former deputy commander for strategy.

What does Lloyd's of London interim results for the specialist insurance market say about the insurance claims for the hurricane season affecting the Caribbean and Florida? Inga Beale is CEO of Lloyd's of London.

In recent years there have been large falls in the number of students taking GCSEs in art, design and technology. But this autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum hopes to address that decline. Tristram Hunt is the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

At this week's Labour conference in Brighton, we heard very few critical voices from the so-called moderates in the parliamentary party, despite unhappiness about the lack of a vote on Brexit. Has Jeremy Corbyn muzzled his critics in the Labour Party? David Lammy is the MP for Tottenham and Tom Baldwin is Labour’s former director of communications.

As part of this year’s National Poetry Day, 12 poets have written specially commissioned poems featuring distinctive local words that have been suggested by listeners of BBC local radio stations. Susie Dent is the dictionary corner expert for Countdown and Liz Berry is a poet.

Chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease for the first time, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. Robin Lovell-Badge is group leader and head of the division of stem cell biology and developmental genetics at the Francis Crick Institute.

Representatives of UN agencies will be permitted to visit Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Thursday for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims. Mark Field is the minister of state for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Four months after winning the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron is facing protests on the streets, criticism in the papers and popularity ratings that have dipped more sharply than any of his recent predecessors. Our Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.

Connor Sparrowhawk was 18 when he died in 2013. He had autism, a learning disability and epilepsy – he drowned after an epileptic seizure at Oxford unit Slade House. His death led to the discovery that the trust Southern Health only properly investigated 272 unexplained deaths of 722 in its care. Dr Sara Ryan is Connor’s mother and Tom Ryan is Connor’s brother.

People living in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence for the Kurdistan Region in Monday's controversial referendum. The electoral commission said 92% of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds who cast their ballots supported secession. Mowaffak al-Rubaie is Iraq's former national security advisor, Baghdad MP and chair of the government committee of the Iraqi National Alliance - the country's leading party.

“Chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease for the first time, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. Sir Paul Nurse is director of the Francis Crick Institute and Professor Jeremy Farrar is the director of Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity.

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