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Parachute from space balloon falls to earth

Students have found a parachute from a high altitude balloon they sent into the Near Space region of the earth's atmosphere.

The balloon on its ascent to Near Space Credit: ITV News Anglia

Pupils at Fakenham Academy in Norfolk launched the balloon from Elsworth in Cambridgeshire, and it rose to more than 26,000 metres.

The balloon burst, as planned, when it reached high altitude and the parachute with a computer and camera attached came down at Bourne near Peterborough.

Man due in court over Tory office explosion

A man's due in court charged with criminal damage and intent to endanger life, following a small explosion at a Conservative party office in South Lincolnshire.

Paul Leversedge, who's 24 and from Marquess court in Bourne, will appear before magistrates in Grantham today.

The explosion on Monday caused minor damage to the building on Burghley Street.