Every frontline police officer in Staffordshire is to get a smart phone or tablet as part of a mobile technology programme which will "give them the information they need at their finger-tips".
Staffordshire Police said the initiative would "keep police on the beat" and mean fewer trips back to their offices to complete paperwork, submit reports or statements and access files.
It is hoped the technology will free up an extra 250,000 hours of police time on the beat a year - the equivalent of an extra 100 officers on duty.
Perkins Engines in Peterborough is to create about 175 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13 million Government grant.
Perkins has turned around its fortunes, after making hundreds of staff redundant in 2009 as profits struggled during the recession. The company exports off-road diesel engines to buyers worldwide and will use the money, secured through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to develop low-carbon technologies for running diesel engines.
"This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications.”
The lilac-coloured classic British car was sold at a specialist car auctioneers - 55 years after it rolled off the production line.Read the full story ›
Trials of driverless cars will be launched today which could, eventually, save motorists six working weeks a year in driving time.Read the full story ›
A Coventry-based manufacturer will unveil the UK's first driverless pod later.
RDM Group employs 43 people in the city.
It will trial the 'LUTZ' Pathfinder pod in the summer.
Discuss and agree parameters before your child joins a social networking site. Check the minimum age requirements.
Consider whether a trusted adult should be added as a 'friend' and ensure your child has a 'private' profile.
Talk about the potential dangers of sharing personal data.
Remind your child that the same rules about bullying and stranger danger apply online as they do in public places and at school.
Ensure your child knows how to report and block people online.
Tell them they can talk to you about anything that upsets or worries them online - you're on their side.
300,000 more homes and businesses in the East and West Midlands now have access to superfast broadband in the Government's latest rollout.Read the full story ›
IBM has announced today that it will open its first UK Services Centre in Leicester.Read the full story ›
The League One side received an unusually high number of posts from Hungarians about the signing of Balint Bajner.Read the full story ›
A new device to warn motorists that a cyclist is approaching is being worked on by a team of researchers from Coventry based Jaguar Land Rover.
If a bicycle or motorbike is coming up the road behind the car, Bike Sense detects if it is overtaking or coming past the vehicle on the inside.
The top of the car seat will extend to 'tap' the driver on the left or right shoulder and ring a bell inside the car .
Almost 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in the UK every year.
"Bike Sense takes us beyond the current technologies of hazard indicators and icons in wing mirrors.
If you see the dashboard glowing red in your peripheral vision, you will be drawn to it and know straight away that another road user is approaching that part of your vehicle."