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Queen Mary 2 at home in Southampton after £90m refit

The Southampton liner the Queen Mary 2 arrived back into port today after her 90 million pounds re-fit. It was the biggest upgrade of a cruise ship in history and has taken 2,500 workers in Germany 25 days to complete.

She has been re-painted and there are new cabins for people and pets. The famous ship is only home in Hampshire for one day before she heads to New York. Our reporter Mike Pearse managed to get on board to have a look around before she sets sail.

Free entry - bold strategy to boost Dreamland figures

First day of free entry for Dreamland attraction in Kent

Margate's Dreamland attraction is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a bold new business strategy. The vintage amusement park is scrapping admission charges to boost visitor numbers. Instead, fun seekers will pay for individual rides. Managers hope the move will rescue the site from financial crisis. John Ryall reports.

The interviewee is Eddie Kemsley, Dreamland's Chief Executive.

Day 1 of free entry at Margate's Dreamland attraction

Crowd gathers at gate for entry to Dreamland in Margate

Margate's Dreamland attraction has opens its gates for the first day of free-admission for visitors.

The vintage amusement park, which re-opened a year ago, hopes the move will rescue it from financial problems by boosting the site's disappointing visitor numbers.

Instead of paying an entry fee visitors will now pay for individual rides.


Commuters stage protest over Southern dispute

It's a bitter rail dispute that's causing travel misery for thousands of the South's commuters. Services on Southern Trains have been crippled for weeks due to an industrial dispute over the planned role of conductors.

Southern has revealed an average of almost 250 trains every day are being cancelled. Ahead of a third day of strike action next Tuesday, union leaders claimed that Southern bosses are deliberately cancelling trains.

But the company's chief executive denied that, saying it will now impose the changes. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Portsmouth marks 40 years of ferry operations

The ferry operations have been operating for 40 years Credit: ITV

t's been 40 years since commercial ferry operations began in Portsmouth. The port has handled more than 90 million passengers, with nearly 26 million vehicles travelling via the Hampshire city to Europe. An extensive programme of land reclamation took place and the site opened in 1976

Cars of the future unveiled in our region

The latest cars can drive themselves Credit: Rolls Royce/BMW

The region's cars of the future have been unveiled today. These images were released by Rolls Royce based at Goodwood and Mini based at Oxford.The cars can drive themselves and will have the latest technology.The concepts were revealed by parent group BMW, based at Farnborough.​The company has been looking forward to the future as it celebrates 100 years.

The Mini of the future Credit: Rolls Royce/BMW

Rolls Royce say it is the first time it has produced a concept car - and the vehicle will be the ultimate in luxury. But if you are a chauffeur it could prove to be bad news. The company say the car will drive itself.

But remember this is a concept car for the next 100 years, and not expected to be on our roads until 2040 - so don't worry too much just yet.

More than £1 million lost by businesses in Dorset to online crime

Credit: PA

With online crime becoming an increasing threat for businesses, new figures from Get Safe Online and Action Fraud show that from March 2015 - March 2016, a total of £1,427,521 was reported lost by businesses in Dorset to online crime.

This comes as across the country, Action Fraud saw a 22% increase from 30,475 in 2014 - 2015, to 37,070 crimes reported in the last year.

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