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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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Scam phone calls trick elderly out of thousands

In the past week two elderly people have lost thousands of pounds.

People living in Stevenage are being warned of scam phone calls taking place there.

In the past week two elderly people have lost thousands of pounds when someone posing as a police officer investigating credit card fraud persuaded them to give up their bank details.

In the first case an 80-year-old man was contacted by a woman who claimed she was investigating theft and credit card fraud and managed to convince him to withdraw £7,000 from his bank.

An 80-year-old woman was also contacted by a woman claiming to be a police officer from the fraud squad in London who was investigating a 'massive fraud'.

World's largest aircraft ready for take-off

The Airlander 10 is ready for her flight! Credit: ITV News Anglia

The world's largest airship, being built in a hangar in Bedfordshire, has been unveiled for the first time.

The Airlander 10 in Cardington is now completed and ready for her maiden flight.

The Airlander 10 can carry up to 10 tonnes of freight Credit: ITV News Anglia
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The Airlander 10 is 25% bigger than a Boeing 747 aeroplane.

It's known to the engineers as Mary - and she's a very big girl.

At 92 metres long - she's about the same size as a football pitch and 25% bigger than a Boeing 747 aeroplane.

The cockpit, flight simulator and the payload module where cargo or passengers will travel, will also be opened up for people to see.

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Raspberry Pi marks birthday as UK's All time best selling computer

Cambridge's Raspberry Pi marks it's fourth birthday today.

Since the launch of the pocket size computer in 2012, the company has produced 8 million of the devices. It's now the UK's most all-time biggest selling machine - outstripping the likes of the Sinclair Spectrum and Amstrad.

Cambridge engineers created the Raspberry Pi - their aim was to make a very cheap computer that youngsters could programme - and learn how it works.

Just last year the company - founded by Epen Upton - launched a computer that cost lest than a cup of coffee

To mark the event they've launched a new model of the micro-computer - which now boasts wifi.

Raspberry Pi 3 Credit: Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi fan Matt Timmons-Brown put together a short video of some of the projects the device has been used for.

Hybrid airship nears completion

A crane lifts the fin from the hangar floor Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

A giant hybrid airship which is being built in Bedfordshire has taken a step closer to completion.

A fin has been lifted into place and attached to the hull of the Airlander which is being built in a hangar at Cardington.

Engineers attach a fin to the Airlander Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Other fins and the engines will be fitted in the coming weeks.

The Airlander is said to be the largest aircraft in the world and is designed to remain in the air for weeks at a time.

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