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Rampion wind farm sets up £4m 'thank you' fund

Set eight miles off the south coast, the Rampion Windfarm is now a permanent fixture on the Sussex horizon.

Today the company announced a £4m fund as a 'thank you' to the local community - which will benefit local charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Charlotte Wilkins has the below report.

You can apply for funding or find out more here.

The deadline for the first round of grant making is Friday 12th January 2018.


'I lost my job, marriage and £750,000 to gambling' - former addict fears crackdown won't go far enough

The Government announced plans to restrict the amount gamblers can wager on fixed odds betting machines, today.

Medway Council has led a long campaign against the terminals, and in Chatham a voluntary exclusion scheme was introduced to allow gambling addicts to ban themselves from betting shops.

Under the present rules it's possible to bet up to £18,000 in an hour. A former Army Major who received the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst, and then sold it to fuel his addiction, has spoken to us from his home in Tunbridge Wells about the devastation gambling has caused.

Andy Dickenson reports and hears from Justyn Larcombe, MP Tracey Crouch and Malcolm George of the Association of British Bookmakers.

Bloodhound's Kent driver aims for 1000mph

The world's fastest car will be tested in public today (Thursday). Eventually, it's hoped The Bloodhound will speed through the South African desert at 1000mph, with a driver from Kent at the wheel.

Are you ready to switch to an electric car?

We have been looking into the future of electric cars - as Britain looks set to end the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by the year 2040.

Figures show a big increase in plug-in car sales over the last few years - but our survey shows not everyone is ready to make the switch.

Matt Price reports from Norway to see whether lessons can be learned from overseas.

Schoolchildren take part in biggest outdoor virtual reality classroom

The biggest virtual reality primary school lesson outside of the classroom has taken place on Brighton's beach.

Under the gaze of the i360 and next to the historic West Pier, 140 children journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and Mont Blanc.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to organiser Mark Slade and Tracey Bower from Hertford Infants School.

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