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Video: Disabled teen sails the Channel for charity

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.

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PICTURES: Teen sailor arrives in Dover

A teenager from the Isle of Wight has arrived in Dover, after sailing 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. She took part in the 'The French Connection' challenge to raise money for charity.

Natasha Lambert has arrived in Dover after sailing solo through the English Channel Credit: ITV Meridian
The 16-year-old has cerebral palsy and has been using her mouth to control the boat Credit: ITV Meridian

French Connection: Teenager's sailing challenge

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.

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Sunken WWII German bomber plane salvaged and now ashore, but what happens next?

A World War Two German bomber that was raised from the sea off the Kent coast on Monday 10th June 2013 has been brought back to shore. The Dornier 17 aircraft lay underwater for more than seventy years.

Staff from the RAF Museum have said the plane is remarkably well preserved with the tyres still inflated, the engines and propellors in good condition, and the bodywork still intact.

Our reporter David Johns spoke to David Keen from the RAF Museum about the salvage operation, the significance of the plane and what happens next.

Sunken German bomber brought in to land at Ramsgate

German war plane salvaged from sea off Kent is brought in to land at Ramsgate Credit: RAF Museum

The RAF Museum has been posting images of a salvaged German bomber plane that has been raised from the sea off the Kent coast. The Dornier 17 aircraft has been under water since World War Two. It has been underwater for the past seventy years.

The Dornier 17 aircraft has been underwater for more than 70 years Credit: RAF Museum

Sunken WWII bomber due to come in to shore soon

Staff from the RAF Museum has been posting live updates on social media about when they expect a salvaged German bomber aircraft from WWII to be brought in to shore at Ramsgate. The Dornier 17 has been under water off the Kent coast for more than seventy years.

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