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University scientists work on new space telescope

Prof Martin Ward looks at a model of the James Webb Space Telescope Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Space technology scientists at Durham University are working on an orbital telescope which will be able to see stars at the very edge of the universe.

The James Webb Space Telescope is due to launch in 2018 and will replace the Hubble Telescope.

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Mother's anger after paedophile abused her son

A mother whose son was physically and sexually abused at a boarding school in Newcastle has said that she will "take the guilt with her to the grave".

For the first time in 30 years, the woman has spoken out on television about the awful crimes that happened at Feversham School and how it has 'ripped families apart'.

The paedophile who attacked her son has since been convicted, but she says that children today need more help to speak out.

Our correspondent Dan Ashby has this exclusive report.

Two men arrested after pensioner suffers serious head injuries

A 66-year-old man is in critical condition after being discovered with serious head injuries at a house in east Cleveland.

The pensioner was found by neighbours inside the property in Brookside in Boosbeck at around 8:50pm on Saturday, 25th October.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where his condition remains critical.

The elderly victim had not been seen since around teatime the day before and police are appealing for anyone who saw anything or anyone suspicious to get in touch.

Two men, aged 37 and 40, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

This elderly and vulnerable man has suffered a vicious and sustained attack resulting in life threatening injuries.

We believe the incident was a targeted attack and would like to reassure the community that such incidents are very rare.

I have a dedicated team of detectives, crime scene investigators and other police resources who are working tirelessly and are determined to bring those responsible to justice.

– Detective Inspector Matt Murphy-King, of Cleveland Police
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