A 16-year-old from the Isle of Wight will today attempt to sail across the English Channel using just her mouth to control her specially adapted boat.
Natasha Lambert was born with atheroid cerebral palsy, which affects her limbs as well as her speech. The 25 mile voyage, which starts in Bologne in France this morning and finishes in Dover, will take her around seven hours to complete.
She is raising money for the RNLI, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Wetwheels Solent.
After more than seven decades on the seabed off the coast of England, the remains of a German World War Two bomber are now undergoing conservation work in the Midlands. Experts are cleaning up the wreckage - which they say is in remarkable condition, considering its fate.
The journey to shore for a Second World War bomber raised from the seabed off Kent has been delayed. The team that pulled the Dornier 17 out of the water near the Goodwin Sands yesterday, is now trying to collect more wreckage before coming back to shore.
The Dornier bomber, shot down over the Kent coast more than 70- years ago, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. It is believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world. The operation was organised by the RAF Museum
The Dornier bomber, shot down over the Kent coast more than 70- years ago, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. It is believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world.
The Dornier was salvaged by the RAF Museum from the Goodwin Sands. Strong winds have hampered previous attempts to raise the aircraft. After a two-year restoration project, the Dornier will go on display at the RAF Museum in Shropshire.