BBC prog finds better mousetrap

In reality, it's a padlock, and will be featured as one of the ten shortlisted inventions in BBC1's flagship 'Innovation Nation' programme due to be aired in November. "The lock has many uses, including for bike chains," a BBC spokesman told

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Kid’s recumbent trike maker reaches semi-finals of business awards

KMX Karts Limited has fought off the challenge of nearly 600 enterprises to reach the semi-finals of the HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards. Now Barry and Alan Smith, non-related owners of the company, are hoping the business will be selected as a finalist and go on to win the title and the top prize of £20 000. PLUS: Despite dealer reticence, KMX is looking to ramp up sales via IBDs - Norman Fay Cycles of Tyneside bought four KMXes and sold the first one within 48 hours.

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Sinclair works on a Segway beater

First there was the C5. It flopped. Then there was the Zike, a mini electric bike ahead of its time. Then there was the Zeta strap-on bicycle power unit. Now there's to be a powered 'mobility device' designed for pavement use and lighter than the Segway.

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