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Alex describes her incredible Rio experience

Later this month our Olympic and Paralympic athletes will take part in a victory parade in Manchester, after the city was chosen to host the event.

Our Olympians arrived back from Rio 44 days ago, but how has life changed since then?

One person who might be able to tell us is a member of the winning women's hockey team: Alex Danson, born and bread in Southampton and now based in Buckinghamshire.


Firefighter deaths prompts invention to save lives

A life-saving invention designed by a firefighter from Fareham is being rolled out to all Royal Navy ships and to fire services around the world. Pete Broomfield was at the fire in Shirley Towers in Southampton in 2010 in which two of his colleagues died. His device prevents firefighters getting tangled in falling cables. Kerry Swain has been to meet him.

Sussex inventor's tiny revolution 'could save rock stars' ears'

They're a small firm from Sussex that make stadium-filling speakers used by rock legends like Jimmy Page and Jarvis Cocker.

But their latest innovations aren't giant devices designed to destroy your ears - but tiny ones to protect them.


Andy Dickenson explains with the help of Flare inventor Davies Roberts, Roscomac managing director Joseph Martello, and founding member of the Art of Noise, Gary Langan.

Aspiring astronaut pretends he is on Mars!

An aspiring astronaut from Oxfordshire who spent a year locked in isolation to replicate conditions on Mars, has been speaking for the first time about his experience. Andrzej Stewart ,who was brought up in Banbury, was one of six strangers who emerged from a space dome in Hawaii last week. He said tea and jbiscuits kept him going, and in his first interview spoke about what drove him to take part.


Hampshire Fire and Rescue teams are best in Europe

The firefighters from Hampshire excelled in the two-day contest Credit: Hants Fire and Rescue

The extrication and trauma teams from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have been crowned European champions.

The skilled firefighters had to carry out a total of five scenarios at the two-day contest in Junglinster, Luxemburg.

They fought off competition from leading services from France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain, as well as the host nation.

The extrication experts impressed in two simulated cutting exercises where they had to rescue a casualty from a car balanced on tractor tyres - and another from a vehicle that had 'crashed' in a way which caused it to be hemmed in by concrete blocks.

Free wi-fi at railway stations

Free wi-fi for passengers at stations Credit: ITV

Twenty-six million passengers will be able to access free wi-fi at South West Trains stations across Hampshire and Surrey. Wi-fi will be rolled out at a number of locations including Aldershot, Basingstoke, and Guildford.

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