Video. Imagine your child not ever being able to really talk to you. That is what the families of those with autism often face. But now new research from the University of Kent could be able to change that for the better.
Pioneering work carried out at several special schools across the country resulted in significant improvements in the way autistic children responded to the world around them.
One third of pupils showed improvements in the way they communicated with others.
Many more saw a reduction in autistic symptoms. Researchers will officially release the findings soon but Christine Alsford has this exclusive report.
She spoke to Gillian Burns, Kieran's mother, Professor Nicola Shaughnessy from Imagining Autism Project and Lisa Richardson from the University of Kent.
Kent University has revealed new figures to show the extent to which cybercrime affects people in the UK.
Nearly one in five people have had their online accounts hacked with some people losing more than £10,000 due to criminal activity.
The findings are part of a Survey on Cyber Security, which revealed that despite the minority being affected by online crime, those that were suffered considerable losses.
Dr Julio Hernandez-Castro, from the Centre for Cyber Security, said:
"These up-to-date survey results on how cybercrime is affecting British citizens will undermine some misconceptions and make it easier to understand where to best focus our research efforts for designing new solutions to combat cybercrime."
It was the height of technological expertise in the 1960s, but has lain derelict for years.
Now, despite being overgrown, rusting and covered in moss, a radio telescope at the University of Kent is to have new life breathed into it by 'A' level students at a local school.
The pupils at Simon Langton Grammar want to restore the telescope and peer into the distant reaches of our universe.
Dr Geoff MacDonald from the University of Kent said "It can be refurbished certainly and now days its is actually easier to do radio astronomy in an amateur way than it was forty years ago because of the good quality of receivers, especially thanks to the development of satellite TV".
Research carried out by the University of Kent found many elderly and sick people were skipping meals and keeping the heating off because they were worried about claiming their entitlements. It follows a crackdown on benefit fraud. John Ryall reports.