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Rail commuters get free WiFi on mainline routes

Free WiFi goes live on South West Trains mainline routes Credit: PA

Thousands of passengers using South West Trains will now be able to use free WiFi on some of the busiest routes.

It's now available on the Main Line from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Portsmouth and could benefit more than thirty thousand people who travel along the line every weekday.


Tradition meets technology at Southampton Boat show

It's an enormous contributor to the local economy, and attracts thousands of visitors- this year's Southampton Boat show is under way

More than 120 thousand people are expected at Mayflower Park over the next week. But it's not just a celebration of the maritime industry with boating displays, and international exhibits - it's also where multi-million pounds contracts will be signed.

Andrew Pate has been meeting some of the exhibitors


Cash boost for crime fighting via Smartphone technology

Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Police are developing the technology Credit: PA

A project to develop digital methods for the public to contact police, is being developed by Hampshire and the Thames Valley forces.

Two million pounds of funding has come from a UK government innovation fund.

The forces will use the money to develop new apps for smart phones and tablets and a text service for people to report crime and incidents to them.

The new means of contact is aimed to complement calling 101 or going into a police station.

The money will also be spent on text and speech analytics and advanced mapping to give call handlers detailed information about the person contacting them and their location.

The forces plan to have the new services up and running from 2015.

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