Video. Twenty-one years after the discovery of a buried Bronze Age boat in Kent, a half-size replica of the original has been lowered into Dover Harbour and rowed out into the Channel. The first time they tried it, it filled with water. So what happened this time? John Ryall reports.
A Channel swimmer from Dover is close to completing her attempt to conquer the "Everest of open water swimming." Kathy Batts set off at 7:30am yesterday morning.
She was determined to take on the challenge - just weeks after her close friend Susan Taylor collapsed and died in the water, one mile off the French coast. This video is from roughly the half-way point and is courtesy of http://www.lovechannelswimming.com/swims.
A swimmer has set off from Kent, attempting to cross from Dover to Cap Gris Nez in France. Kathy Batts is taking on the gruelling 21-mile challenge just weeks after her close friend Susan Taylor, who was attempting the same challenge, collapsed and died just one mile short of the French Coast.
Having started at 7am on Tuesday 6th August Kathy hopes to reach France before midnight on the same day.
A few days ago our reporter Nashreen Issa spoke to Kathy and her family about the Channel attempt. The swimmer was keen to explain why she was determined to go ahead with what some call the 'Everest' of open water swimming.
Teenager Natasha Lambert has conquered the English Channel in a small sailing boat - overcoming extreme physical difficulties.
She has restricted movement. But today she sailed solo 25 miles from Bologne to Dover, using just her mouth to operate the boat's delicate control system. David Johns watched as she sailed in to Dover.