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Laser pen 'shone at driver in Kent'

Breaking: Police are investigating a report that a laser pen was shone at a driver in Kemsley, Kent.

It is reported that at around 7pm on Thursday 12 November a group of young people, standing on the green area in Vaughan Drive, shone a laser pen at a passing van.

The driver, a man in his 30s, suffered eye injuries and has received hospital treatment.

Shining a laser pen into someone’s eyes or at a moving vehicle is not only a criminal offence, but it is dangerous.

I would encourage anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact police as you may be able to help with our ongoing enquiries.

Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Steven Bassett at Kent Police by calling 01795 419119 and quoting reference XY/039947/15.

– PC Steven Bassett

Brighton pavement powers the city's lights

In Brighton, when shoppers walk down the pavement their footsteps make the Christmas lights shine and sparkle.

For one week, the footsteps of 41,000 shoppers will power 400 Christmas tree lights along the street. Kinetic energy is converted to renewable energy.

The Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is promoting small businesses in the city.


Powering the Nation

If we don't do something by 2020 - the lights could go out. That's the warning from Fareham Borough Council - which says something has to be done - to ensure we have enough energy to power the country.

That's why it's in talks with National Grid about having an electricity interconnector built - on the Daedalus site. It will allow energy to flow in from France and back again. They say - there would be enough electricity - to power over a million homes. Andrew Pate has more.

Ground control to Major Tim: Fred explains HOW Sussex astronaut will wow the world

He's Britain's first official astronaut - and next month he's off to space for the first time. Tim Peake grew up in Chichester and more recently lived in Salisbury. But for six months he'll be staying on the international space station.

The former Army Test pilot blasts off on December the 15th. Over the past couple of years Fred has met up with our local space hero. And tonight Fred can let us know exactly what Major Peake will be up to.

Drones to be used in trial by Dorset Police

The drones will be used as a trial by Dorset Police Credit: ITV

Police in Dorset are to trial drones for six months.

The force is currently undertaking final preparations and is due to begin trialling two drones from Thursday 26 November 2015.

From today, Monday 2 November 2015, police in Devon and Cornwall will begin their trial and will be able to call upon the services of two drones.

The drones are equipped with high definition (HD) cameras which can capture both video and still images.

Drones offer many benefits that complement the National Police Air Service (NPAS) Helicopter and is by no means a replacement for this service.

This technology offers a potentially highly cost effective approach to missing person searches, crime scene photography, and responding to major road traffic collisions.

– Dorset Police

New technology could detect lethal landmines

They're totally indiscriminate - landmines left over from battle zones kill and maim maim innocent men, women and children around the world.

One of the problems is that modern landmines are made of plastic which makes them almost impossible to detect. But now researchers are working on new technology which could be the answer. Katie Rowlett has the details.


Thousands in Meridian region concerned after TalkTalk cyber attack

Thousands of people across our region are concerned about their privacy following a cyber attack on the phone and broadband company, Talk Talk.

Hackers have carried out what's been described as a "significant and sustained attack" on the firm's website - and a ransom demand has now been made.

The company has admitted the financial details of all of its customers could have been accessed. Matt Price reports.

Royal Navy helicopter creates history on St Helena

The first helicopter to land on St Helena Credit: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy achieved a historic milestone when HMS Lancaster’s Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport.

Sitting 1,200 miles off the coast of African and 1,800 miles from South America, St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world – but all of that is scheduled to change early next year when the airport officially opens.

Landing at St Helena airport was a fantastic opportunity to bring a brand new helicopter to a brand new airport, particularly during such an historic period for the island. The airport will usher in a new era for the local community and I was delighted to be a part of that.

– Flight Commander Dave Neyland

Is this the most environmentally friendly aircraft in the sky?

It's claimed to be the most environmentally friendly plane ever - and has flown into Heathrow carrying passengers for the time.

Heathrow and Gatwick say planes like the A350 will lead to less noise for thousands under the flight paths in the Thames Valley and Sussex.

So what's so special about the new plane and what do our noise campaigners think? Our Transport Correspondent Milke Pearse was on its first trip.

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