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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.


Lights on Brighton's i360 switched on for first time

Last night the lighting on British Airways i360 was switched on for the first time, bringing the final touch to the spectacular new Brighton beach attraction.

David Marks of Marks Barfield Architects, which conceived and designed British Airways i360, said,

British Airways i360 'breathing' lighting switched on Credit: British Airways i360

“The concept for the lighting at the top of the tower is that it ‘breathes’, gently increasing and decreasing in intensity at the average rate of a human being breathing at rest.”

– David Marks, Marks Barfield Architects

The overall effect of the lighting on the tower and viewing pod together emulates British Airways colours of red, white and blue. The tower colour bursts and pod lights switch on at sunset and off at midnight every night, while the aeronautical safety lighting will remain switched on at all times.

A view of the i360 with lighting switched on Credit: British Airways i360

Police officer dedicated to fight against cyber-crime

Jake Moore, Cyber-Crime Prevention Officer, Dorset Police Credit: Dorset Police

A rise in phone scams and email fishing attacks - has led Dorset Police to appoint its first specialised police officer.

Jake Moore has taken up the newly created position of Cyber-Crime Prevention Officer. He will hold educational talks in community centres, speak to school children about safety when using mobile devices and help protect companies against financial crime.

Dorset Police say policing and tackling cyber crime is a priority Credit: PA

Jake Moore has some tips on keeping yourself safe online:

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