After more than 22 hours at sea, Kathy Batts completed her 21-mile swim across the Channel this morning.
She was determined to take on the challenge - just weeks after her friend Susan Taylor collapsed and died a mile off the French coast. Andrea Thomas tracked Kathy's progress.
More top news
The pilot of the private jet that crash landed killing three members of Osama bin Laden's family had a "very high workload".
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region
Thursday morning's weather for the west of the region