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Good evening, I'm Jo Kent. stories on the BBC News Channel.


Human trafficking is happening around us, but could you spot


That's a question shoppers have been asked in Portsmouth this weekend


by a charity raising awareness of modern day slavery.


This is Maria, just one of thousands of people working in Britain


Brought here by a wealthy family, she was forced to work


She managed to escape, but many others can't.


Which is why the organisation Stop the Traffik wants us all to be


on the lookout for signs of such abuse.


It's about equipping the community and the general public


with the ability to understand that this does exist.


You are looking for anything that looks a bit untoward,


people that might seem a bit malnourished,


people that feel may be afraid if they are doing agricultural work


They might not be wearing the right equipment,


they might not be taking breaks, so it's so varied.


This is an important and unacceptable crime


that is taking place in our community that we must deal


with and it is important that we join together in partnerships.


If they're something that gives you concern,


we will take that information, treat it confidentially and we


It's thought only one in five people living in slavery


here are ever discovered, but better public vigilance could be


A man has been arrested after a series of armed


robberies in Christchurch in Dorset yesterday evening.


Two people were assaulted and goods stolen from a Co-Op


store, a service station and another convenience shop.


The 23-year-old suspect was arrested on the M3 in Hampshire,


A technology company in Basingstoke has signed a multi-million pound


deal to produce life-saving medical monitors for the Armed Forces.


The contract also secures jobs for the firm as Ben Moore reports.


When there's a serious injury in battle, time is rarely


on anyone's side but the aptly made Tempus Pro monitor is designed


to buy patients and medics precious minutes, even hours that can make


In Monty Python terms, it's a machine that goes ping.


You can just use it for pulse and blood pressure but it does lots,


For example, I can transmit the data about the patient to the next level


of care so the hospital is ready to receive that casualty and can see


Medical tools can be plugged in to do things like ultrasound


or complex operations and the ?14 million deal


with the MoD is not only big for those on the front line but also


It is helping sustain 16 high-quality engineering


and professional jobs in the Basingstoke and also


manufacturing jobs and as a result of this contract and other things


we've been doing, we've hired another 20 engineers


This will save lives not only because it's got real


utility as a bit of kit, but because we are capturing


all that data, can analyse it and see if we can


Nearly 500 monitors have already been deployed with twice that


still on order and given its early success, the Tempus might not


remain an exclusively military piece of kit for much longer.


Football now - if you don't want to know the score turn


A trip to White Hart Lane ended in defeat for Southampton -


Christien Eriksen and Dele Ali put Spurs ahead.


James Ward-Prowse's goal was consolation for Saints.


You can see the action on Match of the Day two which follows us.


15,000 runners took to the streets in Reading this


morning, for it's big annual Half marathon.


Well the rain held off for them, but looks like it's


Here's Dan Downs with our weather forecast.


We have showers moving in at the moment and temperatures tonight are


no lower than 10 Celsius. A grey start tomorrow with heavy burst of


rain at times and we keep the wind. A mild day with temperatures


reaching 11 Celsius. Once that rain clears through and the skies break,


it will be a cold night down to three Celsius. The risk of some


frost and bright with showers on Tuesday. That is it from us this


evening. We are backing BBC breakfast, good night.