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Fingers crossed for Kent's Shane Byrne at Superbikes' Brands Hatch finale

The final showdown of the 2015 British Superbikes takes place at Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend and there's a fight instore for local man Shane "Shaky" Byrne. He lags the championship leader by 47 points but could still pull off a win, as David Johns explains.

David talks to championship leader Josh Brookes, Shane Byrne and BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs.

Bow-wowie pooch unwanted after 400 viewings

Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes

An Alaskan Malamute who's been viewed by almost 400 potential new owners is marking his one year anniversary at a Kent kennels.

Theo, who has strikingly different coloured eyes, one electric blue eye and one dazzling brown, like pop star David Bowie, is currently being carried for by the Battersea dogs' home in Brands Hatch in Kent.

The three-year-old arrived at the rescue centre last year as a stray.

We love all 500 of our canine residents who arrive at our centre in Kent every year but Theo really has something special about him, winning over the hearts of so many staff and people who have met him since he arrived with us a whole year ago.

He is a beautiful boy with lots of love to give.

– Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager
  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Call for cats to be neutered to stop unwanted kittens

Here's a startling fact. A single female cat can become parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent to up to 20 thousand descendants in just five years. Yes, you read that right. Twenty thousand cats.

And that's why animal charities are becoming over-run and are calling for drastic solutions. Cat Chat - the Kent-based charity - wants more vets to offer neutering or spaying for free, or at least at low cost.

David Johns has been to one cat rescue centre to see the extent of the problem.

He spoke to cat rehomer Sharon Weller and Sir Roger Gale MP.


  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Kent racer revvs up for the weekend

Brands Hatch race circuit in Kent is once again roaring to the sound of superbikes this weekend. Almost 40 riders took part in practice sessions this morning including Sittingbourne's Shane "Shakey" Byrne. He's currently 12 points clear after just one race so far. That's despite a crash in which he broke his hand in pre-season testing.

David Johns went along to see how things are shaping up, speaking to Shane Byrne and race series director Stuart Higgs.

  1. David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Truck couple ready for competition

The sound of 1,000 horsepower truck engines will reverberate around Brands Hatch this weekend as the British Truck Racing Championship kicks off at the Kent circuit. But there's a twist this time round as two of the competitors are husband and wife - and each is determined to see the other off.

David Johns reports, speaking to championship organiser Jonathan Reeves, racing couple Joanne and Wayne Eason, and three times European champion Jochen Hahn.

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