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Music app helps school orchestra hit the right note

iPads are increasingly being used in schools as aids to teaching. But now researchers at the University of Sussex have developed an app which could transform the way students learn music.

The notes and tempo for each player's instrument is displayed on their own tablet computer, helping to keep them in tune in with the rest of the orchestra.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Gill Fenton of Southover School, Lewes, and Prof Ed Hughes from the University of Sussex.

Stolen iPad traced by tracking device

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."


Police hunt onesie robbers

Police are hunting a pair of onesie wearing robbers who stole a 12-year-old boy's iPad.

The boy was approached by the robbers in Hangleton Way in Hove at about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

They put him in a headlock before stealing his iPad and bag.

One of the thieves was wearing a white onesie and the other a black one. Both had their hoods pulled up with only their eyes exposed and were wearing gloves.

Detective Sergeant Maureen Lambert said: "The victim is very upset about what happened and we are determined to catch those involved."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1034 of 13/11, email or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Motorists caught using their iPads while driving

Drivers caught using iPads behind the wheel Credit: PA

Two drivers have been caught using their iPads behind the wheel during a police crackdown in Hampshire and the Thames Valley.

In total 198 vehicles were identified committing offences during Operation Tramline.

More than 100 drivers were caught using their mobile phones.

Police also spotted motorists driving whilst having a shave, putting their make-up on and brushing their teeth using a bottle of water.

All drivers were issued with notices that will result in a £100 fine and three points on their licence.