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Three day exhibition for Essex 'Science Hub' plan

It will be built at the old GlaxoSmithKline site. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A three day exhibition opens today about plans for a huge Science Hub in Harlow.

The chancellor announced the £400 million project for Public Health England last year.

It will create 900 jobs and will be involved in researching some of the world's most lethal diseases such as Ebola.

It will be opened in the vacant GlaxoSmithKline site at the New Frontiers Science Park.


Web daters warned to 'date safe'

Crimes initiated via internet dating have risen. Credit: PA.

Internet users are being advised to "date safe" following a national increase in reports of crimes initiated via internet dating.

Bedfordshire police recorded 39 crimes in the last two years - all relating to the use of internet dating sites - six of these were serious sexual offences.

Students take on F1 engineering at event at Silverstone

Watch the report from ITV Anglia's Russell Hookey.

An event aimed at encouraging more children into engineering careers was held at Silverstone today.

‘F1 in Schools’ challenges students to build their own model F1 cars and race them round a short track.

The fastest teams from each region then race in a national final, in the aim of reaching the world finals which take place in Austin,Texas.


Lip-reading technology could help solve crime

Lip-reading technology could help solve crime. Credit: ITV News

A team of Norwich-based computer scientists are programming computers to lip read bringing a whole new meaning to watching what you say.

It's hoped the technology may be useful in helping solve crimes by determining what people are saying in situations where the audio is not good enough to hear such as CCTV footage.

Click below to watch a report by Lauren Hall

World's largest aircraft to be officially named during royal visit

The Airlander 10 is 25% bigger than a Boeing 747 aeroplane. Credit: PA

The world's largest aircraft will be officially named during a visit by the Duke of Kent in Bedfordshire today.

The Airlander 10 is 92 metres long and pumped with a million cubic feet of helium.

It took 10 years to build and cost £25 million.

The huge aircraft will be able to stay airborne for around five days during manned flights.

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