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Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake hosts Q&A session with children from space

Credit: European Space Agency

Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake will be taking questions from schoolchildren from around the country at 2pm this afternoon (2 February).

The Cosmic Classroom live event will see young people get the chance to put their questions to the former army pilot who's currently on board the International Space Station, more than 400km above the surface of the earth.

Pupils from 11 schools will be in the audience at the World Museum in Liverpool, but schools all over the country will also be joining in by live streaming in their own classrooms.

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The 'most environmentally-friendly plane ever' arrives in the UK

Credit: Airbus

The 'most environmentally-friendly plane ever' has flown into the UK for the first time.

The Airbus A350

The Airbus A350 burns less fuel and makes less noise than regular planes because it's much lighter and made of carbon fibre.

It was partly designed at the Airbus plant at Filton and with 800 on order is a major seal of approval for local designers.

So in Filton, if you spent months and years as the folks there have over computer screens, 3D digital designing the wing - the great satisfaction just to see that wing physically come together onto a real aeroplane and to see that aeroplane flying and to see how beautifully it flies.

– A*wwcmoscg [A] GMB Name Strap ALAN PARDOE, Airbus UK

Key route into Bath reopens today, ahead of schedule

A bridge in Bath will reopen today after seven months of repairs- a week ahead of schedule.

£1m
spent restoring the historic structure
150 tonnes of grit was used to blast the metal surfaces and 1,800 litres of paint used Credit: ITV News

The steel lattice girder bridge dates back to 1905 and forms part of a key route into the city - supporting the B3118 Midland Bridge Road link from the Lower Bristol Road to the Pinesway gyratory into Bath city centre at Green Park.

Repairs mean it should be safe for years.

One of our administration's top priorities is to improve local transport - making it easier for residents, businesses and visitors to get around our area.

– Councillor Tim Warren

Bloodhound to be unveiled to the nation

The Bloodhound will be unveiled in London today Credit: Flock London

The supersonic car known as the Bloodhound will be unveiled today.

The Bristol-built vehicle is making its debut in London, before going on public display.

The much-anticipated racer is aiming to break world records by reaching speeds of more than 1,000 miles per hour.

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