Basingstoke could be one of 2021's "big tech hub winners", according to an international magazine.

Technology magazine Wired revealed on Monday the five tech hubs in the UK that are set to thrive after the pandemic - with Basingstoke listed as one of them.

It said that when the pandemic forced companies to start working from home, it raised the question as to whether big tech firms need to be headquartered in big cities.

Continuing, the article reads: "Locations that were already on track to become digital hotspots pre-Covid could be set for a major boost."

As well as Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and Newbury, Wired believes that Basingstoke has potential to flourish post-pandemic.

The article says: "With total deals worth £425 million between 2015 and 2018, Tech Nation named this Hampshire-based town the fourth-best place for tech investment in the UK last year.

"With rail journeys starting at 43 minutes into London Waterloo, this commuter town location is in a prime position to be one of 2021’s big tech hub winners."

In 2019, Basingstoke was named one of the top locations for digital investment.

And last year, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council said making the town a technology hub was key to its Covid recovery.