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
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
A new safety system at the Dartford Crossing will turn around vehicles considered too unsafe to travel through the tunnel.