Toys from the 19th Century have gone on display,. They were popular Christmas presents of their day, as Richard Lawrence reports.
Southampton Airport has welcomed a new aircraft to the Blue Islands fleet this morning. The new 66-seat seat ATR-72 500 is a bigger plane meaning more seat capacity for those travelling between Southampton and Guernsey. More than 100,000 seats will be available every year.
It's set to revolutionise the way we view the Earth from space. Two special cameras, designed and built by scientists in South Oxfordshire, have blasted off to the International Space Station, ready to reveal video and images of our planet, never seen before.
Cary Johnston took a trip to the final frontier.
'Stop HS2' campaigners will descend on Westminster today as MPs conduct the first reading of the first phase of the HS2 Hybrid Bill. It will be debated by both Houses. Campaigners will be holding a rally in the Old Palace Yard this morning from 11am.
The number of people who do not own a car in the South East has increased by 4% according to a report by the British Car Auction.
In 2012, the figure was 26% of people, this year it is 30%.
The report in brief:
- 72% of families own at least one car
- There has been a 1% increase in two car families year on year
- Two car ownership in the North has increased to 29% from 16% in 2012
- Families with three cars or more has risen to 10% from 3% in the South West
- 14% say they will certainly or quite likely buy a car in the next year compared to 11% in 2012
Exactly 107 years ago the man who created the Mini car was born. Today, to mark the event, a new model was unveiled at the Cowley factory.
The stakes are high for the workers at the Oxford site, with hundreds of jobs dependent on its success. BMW - which owns Mini - says it will invest £750m in the car up until 2015. Divya Kohli reports.
Click video. They're the bane of many people's lives, causing jams and misery for thousands of drivers everyday. But could a robot put an end to roadworks?
A new burrowing robot has been built to repair gas mains, which crucially means there's no need to dig up our roads. It's being tested in Britain to see if it can be rolled out across the country, as David Wood reports.
Click video. How good are you at taking photographs? At the age of just six, Oliver Andreas Jones has a quite remarkable portfolio. From sunflowers, to the West Pier in Brighton, Oliver has travelled all over the country - at all hours of the day - to snap the perfect picture.
Detectives investigating the theft of a tablet device from Tunbridge Wells have recovered the device after the owner tracked it to London.
Detectives from Tonbridge police station attended an address in Lewisham and seized the tablet, which was packaged up, ready to be posted abroad. A 65-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft, and was later released on bail.
Kent Police said: ‘This is a fantastic example of how important it is for tablet and mobile phone owners to take advantage of the tracking applications that are available for devices that have GPS capability. In this case the victim tracked the iPad and kept us updated with its location."
The driverless pods that could actually become a reality.