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In their shoes - Kent man close to completing 274km walk for refugee charity

A Rochester father of three is close to completing a 274km walk from Budapest to Vienna for charity.

Paul Barrett was inspired to take on the challenge after witnessing the plight of refugees while on holiday last year. He's so far raised over £2,000.

Paul said: "This is my tiny show of solidarity for those fleeing war, and perhaps a way of raising awareness in some small way for such an immense, huge problem."

Paul's raising money for Kent Refugee Action Network.

VIDEO REPORT: Corbyn appeals for unity as Portsmouth Labour leader quits

Phil Hornby puts the Labour leader on the spot Credit: ITV Meridian

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told Meridian that his party must show unity, after he was re-elected with overwhelming support from party members.

But there's still dissent in the ranks- with John Ferrett, the leader of the Labour group in Portsmouth quitting the party today, saying it's no longer a credible opposition.

The only two local Labour MPs - Peter Kyle and Alan Whitehead - have also criticised Mr Corbyn's leadership.

Mr Kyle has come under pressure from some activists in Brighton and Hove who want him replaced- it all adds up to a bit of a soap opera.

This from our political correspondent Phil Hornby.


REPORT: Hope for Jagger- schoolboy gets vital drugs after four year battle

9 year old Jagger receives his first supply of Translarna Credit: ITV Meridian

It's a drug that could transform his life - allowing him to walk for longer. And today - after a 4 year battle - a schoolboy from Hampshire received his first supplies of it.

It's been an emotional battle for 9-year-old - Jagger Curtis and his family from Romsey.

Jagger has a muscle-wasting condition which leaves boys unable to walk past a certain age.

Earlier this year - medication which can slow down the effects was approved for use on the NHS.

Our reporter, Richard Jones, was with Jagger when he finally got the medication.

Richard spoke to Jagger, his mum Jules Geary and his dad James Curtis


VIDEO REPORT: It's the Jeremy V Kyle show! But can Labour win the South East?

Phil Hornby puts the Labour leader in the spot Credit: ITV Meridian

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has given public backing to the Hove MP Peter Kyle, who is the South East's sole Labour MP.

Some of Mr Corbyn's supporters in Brighton and Hove have said they want him replaced. In fact, membership in that area has trebled since last year's election, to around 6,000.

But Mr Corbyn's words are unlikely to end the divisions.

Our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports from the labour conference in Liverpool

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Calls for Royal Marine border patrols after illegal immigrants arrive in Kent aboard a dingy

There are calls tonight for a new coastal patrol force to deal with the predicted rise in migrants trying to cross the channel before winter weather makes conditions even more hazardous.

The call for urgent action comes after three migrants crossed the Channel in a dinghy at the weekend. They were arrested after leaving their tiny boat on the beach at Deal.

Today the French President - said the so-called 'Jungle' camp at Calais - must be 'completely dismantled' by the end of the year.

Sarah Saunders spoke to eye-witness John Varnham, Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke and Kevin Mills of the PCS Union which represents Boarder Force staff.

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