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Man jailed for carrying stun gun disguised as iPhone

A 21-year-old man who was caught by police with a stun gun disguised as an iPhone has been jailed.

Police were called to Chapel Close, Blackthorne, Bicester, Oxfordshire, amid reports of a man in possession of a stun gun.

The stun gun, left, compared to an Apple iPhone 4.
The stun gun, left, compared to an Apple iPhone 4. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Officers who attended the scene at around 8pm on January 6 found Marcel Cross with the device, which had been made to look like an iPhone 4.

Cross, of Chapel Close, was jailed at Oxford Crown Court on Monday for three years for possession of a Section 5 firearm, Thames Valley Police said.

Marcel Cross was jailed for three years.
Marcel Cross was jailed for three years. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Rare sports car sells for record breaking £10.7m

A rare Ferrari has gone under the hammer for a record breaking £10.7 million at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex.

The 375-Plus model, fitted with a 4.9 litre V12 engine, broke the world record auction price for the manufacturer's luxury cars.

The car was sold with its original body panels, still bearing traces of the 1957 Cuban Grand Prix race colours. Credit: Bonhams/PA

The racing car, which was Ferrari's ultimate weapon to win the 1954 Sports Car Championship, was also the third highest price paid for any car sold at Bonhams auction house.

The sports car was entrusted to only be driven by the most skilled racing drivers and these included Argentinian Jose Froilan Gonzalez and the renowned Italian road racer Umberto Maglioli.

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Sussex people 'concerned' about fracking

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Anti-fracking demonstrators Credit: Meridian

A strong majority of Sussex residents say they are concerned about fracking coming to the area, according to Greenpeace. They say people want local leaders to put planning decisions on hold until more evidence of the impacts of shale drilling is available and a proper debate has taken place,

It comes just weeks before planning authorities in Sussex are set to become the first in years to decide on whether to grant planning permission to fracking firms. Greenpeace say people are concerned water contamination, tremors, heavy lorry traffic and landscape damage.

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Celebrations mark 20 years of the Channel Tunnel

Channel Tunnel, Folkestone
The Channel Tunnel has been open for 20 years Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Channel Tunnel is celebrating its 20th anniversary today.

Exactly 20 years ago the Queen became one of the first passengers to cross from Kent to France by train through the 23.5 mile tunnel.

Shuttles transport cars, coaches and lorries between England and France along twin railway tunnels. Eurostar also uses the Channel Tunnel to run high speed rail services from London to Paris and Brussels.

Since opening more than 330 million passengers have used the tunnel, with more than 65 million vehicles, 20 million of those being trucks.

Students compete in the finals of robotics competition

Students in action at the robotics competition Credit: Student Robotics

The finals to the Student Robotics international competition are happening today at Newbury Racecourse. There are currently over 40 schools from across the Uk, France and Germany taking part in the league. The students have to build fully autonomous robots. The knock-outs start at around 4PM.

New Heathrow terminal tested to the limit

Fifteen hundred airport staff and members of the public were drafted into Heathrow's massive new terminal today to test that every part of it works.

The airport is taking radical measures to avoid a repeat of the disastrous opening of Terminal Five which led to negative headlines the world over. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

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