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Astronaut Tim Peake tweets school from space

Tim Peake is currently serving on a joint ESA mission on-board the International Space Station. Credit: PA

Pupils at Stoke Primary School in Coventry were delighted after British astronaut Tim Peake answered their tweet, whilst orbiting the Earth on-board the International Space Station.

Peake, who is currently the only British astronaut to ever perform a space walk, was responding to a tribute Year 1 students had sent him, after being inspired by his mission.


Stoke City flag in space !

British astronaut Major Tim Peake has tweeted a picture of the Stoke City flag onboard the Principia mission in space.

Major Tim Peake has become the first British astronaut to leave Earth in more than two decades. He was persuaded to take the football flag by a lifelong Potters supporter.

Major Tim Peake Credit: Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
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2.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Northamptonshire border

The British Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Oakham, Rutland Credit: PA

People in Corby and Peterborough may have felt some tremors last night - It's down to an earthquake centred just across the Northamptonshire border in Oakham.

The British Geological Survey confirmed it recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8.

Oakham Credit: ITV Anglia

The epicentre has not yet been confirmed but the British Geological Survey has reported that it was felt at approximately 22.40 yesterday evening.

It is the second time this year that tremors have been felt in Rutland. In January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 was recorded in the county.


Watch: Leicester student makes it to 2015 International Google Science Fair Regional Finals

15-year-old Robert Saunt is a student from Loughborough Grammar School, who has made it to the Regional Finals in the 2015 International Google Science fair.

There are only 4 regional finalists from the UK out of the 90 finalists from around the world.

Robert has designed a revolutionary video games controller which allows the user to use one controller on multiple games consoles

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Cheltenham's dinosaurs pulling in the crowd

Thousands of people are heading to the Cheltenham Science Festival, which has been using dinosaurs to pull in the crowds.

The story of how they became extinct is one of the most popular displays - although there is plenty more on offer - including speakers like Professors Brian Cox and Alice Roberts.

"We are putting the best people in front of our audiences, to highlight the best science. It's fun and informative, and people from all over the UK and the world are coming to the Science Festival".

– Ashley Kent, Cheltenham Science Festival

The festival runs until Sunday - see the full programme here.

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