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Energy firm trials new project which could allow Milton Keynes householders to control energy usage through smartphones

Householders can control and monitor their energy usage through their homes.
Householders can control and monitor their energy usage through their homes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

New technology is being trialled in 75 homes across Milton Keynes which will allow householders to control and monitor their energy usage through their homes.

It's being run by E-ON and can be used by any smartphone or tablet that can access the internet.

The trial is an insight into how our homes may look and function in the future, as similar technology is already available on the market from different companies.

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Police appeal for missing girl

Cailey-Anne Payne
Cailey-Anne Payne Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police want the public's help to find a girl missing from Milton Keynes.

Cailey-Anne Payne, aged 16, was last seen yesterday (29/3) in Acton, London, at 8am.

She has been missing from her home in Pencarrow Place, Fishermead, Milton Keynes since Wednesday night.

Cailey-Anne is white, 5ft 3ins tall of medium build, with long dark reddish brown shoulder length hair.

Cailey-Anne has links to Hackney, Ealing and Acton in London and is believed to still be in London.

Man charged over shooting

A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murders of two teenagers in Milton Keynes.

Victims Mohamed Abdi Farah and Amin Ahmed Ismail Credit: ITV Anglia

19-year-old Mohamed Abdi Farah and 18-year-old Amin Ahmed Ismail were shot dead in an alleyway on the Fishermead estate in May 2011.

Brahim Hajji from TheNetherlands, was arrested in Holland on Thursday. He will appear in court onTuesday.

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Red Bull Racing commits future to Milton Keynes

Red Bull Racing has committed its future to Milton Keynes and promised further investment.

Christian Horner, the team principal of Red Bull Racing said the company would "absolutely not" be moving to Austria where its parent company Red Bull is based.

Mr Horner added: "We're continuing to invest in Milton Keynes, to grow the facility and hopefully through what we do we've managed to put Milton Keynes a little bit on the map on the world stage."

Click below for the full interview with Christian Horner.

Milton Keynes benefits from the 'Red Bull effect'

The benefits of having a Formula One racing team based in your town will be highlighted at a special ceremony in Milton Keynes.

The Red Bull Racing Formula One team plays a vital role to the town.

As well as pumping millions into the local economy, it employs more than 500 people and attracts new investment to the town.

Later tonight the team which is based in Tilbrook will be awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Click below to watch Russell Hookey's report.

Mayor says town wants to 'recognise' Red Bull's achievements

The Mayor of Milton Keynes said the town wants to "recognise" the achievements of Red Bull Racing.

Brian White made the comments ahead of a special ceremony tonight, honouring Red Bull Racing with the Freedom of the Borough.

Mr White, Mayor of Milton Keynes, said: "We've always had a long history of motor sport in Milton Keynes, but Red Bull have been particularly successful over the last few years and we want to recognise that."

Click below to hear the mayor's comments.

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