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Calls to fit sprinklers in all schools a year after fire

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It has been a year since a fire ripped through Selsey Academy near Chichester and now there are calls for all schools to be fitted with sprinklers.

Since 2010, less than 40% of new build schools have had sprinkler systems installed.

Sussex Fire says the devices wouldn't have prevented the flames spreading at Selsey because the fire started on the roof.

As Chloe Oliver reports.

Chloe spoke to Tom Garfield, Headteacher at Selsey Academy and Maisie Rudkin from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

AA says councils should scrap pay by phone parking

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A new report from the AA says councils should scrap mandatory pay by phone parking as they are deeply unpopular, with two thirds of drivers refusing to use them.

The cashless parking machines accept payment by drivers calling or texting an automated service.

More and more towns in our region have adopted the technology.

As Andy Dickenson reports.

Andy spoke to Jack Cousens from the AA and Cllr Gill Mitchell Brighton and Hove City Council, Lab.


Inventor uses implanted microchip to start car

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An inventor from Hampshire has created a tiny microchip inserted into his hand, that's only the size of a grain of rice, to start his car and open his office door.

Steven Northam just waves his hand over a sensor to operate daily tasks and is now offering the service to others for the first time.

As Chloe Oliver reports.

Chloe spoke to Steven Northam, entrepreneur and inventor and Dr Geoff Watson, Anesthetic Consultant.

Students help to protect UK from cyber attacks

Students from across the country have been taking part in a competition to protect the UK from cyber attacks.

Earlier this year dozens of hospitals had to cancel operations after their systems were hacked.

The event hopes to find the cyber security experts - of the future - who can beat the hackers. Dani Crawshaw reports.

Would you drive an electric car?

The Government's "clean-air package" bans petrol and diesel cars by 2040. But councils say there should be national congestion-charge zones, and car-makers say drivers will need help.


Should drone flyers have to pass a test?

You've probably seen them above your head or heard them buzzing in the distance. Drones are becoming increasingly popular amongst the general public. But their increased popularity has also led to an increase in the number of complaints about their misuse.

At Gatwick pilots are warning of a 'disaster' unless more is done to tighten the rules on the use of drones near airports. In twelve months 70, near misses between drones and planes have been reported.

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Region's broadband service not up to speed

Video report. A new study shows a huge variation in broadband speeds across England - making simple tasks like sending an email painfully slow.

Biggest ship ever built for Royal Navy goes to sea today.

The 65,000 tonne, three billion pound aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is leaving Rosyth shipyard in Scotland where she's been built.

She'll head out into the North Sea for 11 weeks of sea trials before heading to her new home base Portsmouth later in the year.

New CCTV technology installed after vandalism

New CCTV technology is being installed in Newbury after a spate of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

It comes just months after cameras in the town centre were switched off by the council in a bid to save money.

It's hoped it will make residents feel more secure.

As Mary Stanley reports

Mary spoke to Sarah Greenall and Granville Taylor from Newbury Town Council.

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