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School wi-fi led to death of my daughter, says mother

A mother from Oxfordshire is calling for all wireless technology to be taken out of schools following the death of her 15-year-old daughter.

Jenny Fry was found in woodland near her home after texting a friend to say she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.

Her mother claims she suffered from Electro Hypersensitivity and was allergic to Wi-Fi. Penny Silvester reports

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.

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