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Dinosaur game leaves black hole in dad's bank account

A father from Sussex is calling on the technology giant Apple to tighten up its safeguards after his son ran up a bill of almost four thousand pounds online.

Seven year old Faisal Shugaa from Crawley had been playing a video game on his father's iPad.

Apple has agreed to refund the money, and says its software lets parents control how much their children spend.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Faisal and his father Mohamed, and technology expert Ian Dunton.


Pollution threatens our rivers and water supplies

Of all the threats to our rivers and water supplies, pollution has to be the most dangerous, with the potential to wipe out whole eco-systems.

Swalecliff Brook near Whitstable, Newmill Chanel near Tenterden and Shinewater Lake near Eastbourne are just three of our waterways to be hit by pollution in the last five years.

But who is responsible? And is anyone now prepared to take care of the precious resources that have sustained us, and wildlife, for centuries? Andy Dickenson reports.

Lift off! All the excitement of a historic day

It's been a momentous day for Sussex astronaut Major Tim Peake - the first Briton in space for more than 20 years.

Christine Alsford watched the thrills and excitement of today's mission launch.

Her report contains interviews with Tim's dad Nigel Peake who comes from Chichester, Major Peake's wife Rebecca and the last British astronaut to go into space in 1991, Helen Sharman.

Grieving family of Kent woman call for life-jackets on speedboats

The family of a woman from Kent killed during a boating accident on the Thames have spoken of their shock.

Charli Brown from Welling died after she was thrown out of a speedboat. The 24 year old was on a first date with a man she'd met online.

Charli's family say she wasn't wearing a lifejacket, and they're now calling for the law to be changed. Malcolm Shaw heard from Charli's sister Katie Brown.

Looking for the source of the Ouse - special report

It's the one resource we can't live without, yet here in the south east we have less water available per person than in Morocco or even Egypt.

So what does that mean for our rivers? In first of three reports, we've visited the River Ouse in Sussex with a man who's watched over it all his life to find out how it's coping with the pressures of over-use, pollution and climate change.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to former River Bailiff Jim Smith, Mayor of Lewes Cllr Susan Murray and Chris Wick from the Environment Agency.


Schools given life-saving lessons inspired by two tragedies

They were brought together by the most harrowing circumstances: the death of a child. But they're united in their determination to save the lives of others.

Daz Saunders lost her son Connor after he was attacked in the street three years ago. Tracy Hall's daughter Mia died suddenly while on holiday.

Now, the two mothers are providing life-saving equipment and training to schools. Malcolm Shaw has their remarkable story.

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