Business

Leave of Absence

Announcement from BBC Press Office:

"´╗┐It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Robert Peston's beloved wife Sian Busby has passed away after a long illness. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this tragic time.

"Robert will take a short leave of absence from the BBC to return at a later date. We ask that you respect his and his family's privacy at this difficult time."

´╗┐Please direct any queries to the BBC Press Office.