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More brilliant ideas from local inventors. Are you joining them at Innovention 2005? Hurry - deadline for entry is 13th May!

With a prize fund of £25,000 on offer, it's not surprising that new ideas are still rolling in for the INNOVENTION 2005 COMPETITION and EXHIBITION on 24th June in Winchester before the deadline for entries on the 13th May.

Colin Chandler, 76, is a prime example of local ingenuity. A former engineer, he was spending a well earned holiday with granddaughter, Lucy, a dentist, who lives and works in Spain. Although most of us would have grabbed the chance to relax and enjoy the sunshine, Colin was restless, so decided to accompany Lucy to work. What a stroke of luck!! "I had to don a mask and gown to go into the treatment room – I think her patients thought I was a dentist, too! It was whilst I was watching her performing dental implants that the idea struck me.

I could instantly see an alternative, simpler, cheaper...

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