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Cash stolen from bookmakers' safe during raid

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after £900 was taken from bookmakers in Southsea. Police are appealing for information following the robbery at Corals bookmakers at Elm Grove in Southsea at around 5.40pm yesterday.

A man entered the store and threatened the 60-year-old male member of staff with what appeared to be a knife. The man demanded the member of staff empty the contents of the till in his bag, which he did. The staff member was also forced to open the safe. About £900 was taken.

The member of staff was uninjured. Detective Constable Mark Brockman said: 'During the incident there were several members of public in the bookmakers. We would appeal for these people to come forward.' Anyone with information should contact CID at Fratton police station on 101.

Southampton researchers find reef coral sunscreens

Coral reef
Cabbage and bubble corals Credit: Christiane Oelrich/DPA/Press Association Images

New research by the University of Southampton has found out how corals use their pink and purple hues as sunscreen to protect them against harmful sunlight. Many reef corals need light to survive, but, in the shallow water of coral reefs, light levels are often higher than required by the corals.

Working in the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Reef Laboratory of the University, the team of researchers produced experimental evidence that the pink and purple chromoproteins can act as sunscreens for the symbiotic algae by removing parts of the light that might otherwise become harmful.

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