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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


  1. Anglia

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


  1. West Country (E)

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.

Cox to open new manufacturing and engineering centre

Television star and physicist Professor Brian Cox will be visiting Dudley College today to officially open their new centre for manufacturing and engineering.

Professor Brian Cox will be in Dudley today Credit: PA

He will be on hand to engage in some hands on science with year 10 students to test out the new facilities. The professor will also deliver a lecture on 'Exploring the universe through engineering and science' to the young people attending.

Joining in the Dudley Advance launch celebrations is a great opportunity for me to meet so many young people enjoying science related activities in this fantastic new training centre.

Science is so exciting, so fun events like this are a great way to get everybody involved and thinking about the career options science, technology, engineering and maths subjects can offer.

The launch has provided an excellent opportunity for these young minds to get involved and be inspired to become the next generation of scientists, star-gazers and skilled engineers of the future.

– Professor Brian Cox
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