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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

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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.

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'.

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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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