Four women are celebrating after they swam around the Isle of Wight, raising £1,700 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
They completed the swim in just over 24 hours, covering 56 miles in strong tides and choppy, cold waters.
Pauline McCracken, Heather Lunt, Ann Brimelow and Kate Steels-Fryatt started the swim at St Helens on Saturday and finished Sunday night, after each swimming six hours and a distance just short of an English Channel crossing.
In the run up to the swim, the team had a late change as their original fourth swimmer, Chris Pitman, fell ill and had to undergo heart surgery. They also had to loan a yacht from Port Solent after they lost their boat and support crew 24 hours before starting.
“It feels amazing, I can’t believe we’ve done it after 18 months of planning.
“The fifth hour in the water was the toughest thing I have ever done – I came out smiling but very emotional!”
The Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt has said she will be donating her fee for appearing on the ITV reality swimming show Splash! to a charity in her constituency.
The politician represents Portmouth North. She said "Not only is Splash! a great personal development experience but it also seemed like the perfect way to fund raise for a charity I’m very passionate about – the Hilsea Lido in Portsmouth which is being renovated by the community.
"I will be donating my fee for the programme to assist with the renovations. I have the elegance and drive of a paving slab, but my navy training has certainly given me the guts to take on the challenge head on.”
The MP will be appearing on the show alongside singer and musician Paul Young, model Danielle Lloyd, comedian Patrick Monahan and TOWIE star Dan Osbourne.
A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 13 years ago has won a landmark ruling from Britain's highest court which paves the way for her to pursue compensation from a local education authority.
Annie Woodland was a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon, Essex, when she had to be pulled from the water and resuscitated in July 2000. She suffered severe brain damage and needs round-the-clock care. Serena Sandhu reports.
A little boy born with only half a heart is now flourishing and his parents say it is all down to swimming lessons. Charlie Cobb from Brighton was born with a condition that stops his heart from developing normally and doctors said he only had a 50% chance of surviving.
Despite enduring many heart problems, he is thriving both on land and in the pool. We spoke to Charlie's swim instructor Vicki Steven.
A baby who was born with half a heart and was given just a 50 per cent chance of survival has amazed doctors by recovering - thanks to swimming lessons. Charlie Cob, from Brighton, had to undergo open heart surgery just hours after being born.
Even after the surgery he suffered a huge heart attack, underwent two more operations, and was hospitalised countless times after developing infections. But he is now thriving and his mother believes his weekly swimming lessons have been the key to his improvement