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In their shoes - Kent man close to completing 274km walk for refugee charity

A Rochester father of three is close to completing a 274km walk from Budapest to Vienna for charity.

Paul Barrett was inspired to take on the challenge after witnessing the plight of refugees while on holiday last year. He's so far raised over £2,000.

Paul said: "This is my tiny show of solidarity for those fleeing war, and perhaps a way of raising awareness in some small way for such an immense, huge problem."

Paul's raising money for Kent Refugee Action Network.

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Seaford's trains return but there's trouble down the line

It's been left with almost no trains for the last eleven weeks, but today the town of Seaford in Sussex began to get back on track.

Southern Rail introduced its emergency timetable over the summer, cutting more than 300 services across the region.

Some, at least, have been restored, but there's more trouble looming for commuters, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Puppets teach children about staying safe online

Children as young as three are being warned about the dangers posed by the internet.

To some parents such a move may seem excessive, but the organisers of the campaign say it's essential that even pre-school youngsters understand the risks that exist.

And to help get a complex message across to those so young a special puppet play has been developed to help them.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Jane Crawshaw, Traum Theatre Company, Donna Comerford, Brighton Digital Festival, and Emily Cherry, NSPCC.

Kent wine set to launch in America

Sparkling wines travel to America. Credit: Chapel Down Winery

England’s leading winemaker, Chapel Down in Tenterden Kent, has announced that it will be exporting around 10,000 bottles of wine to the U.S.A by the end of this year.

Chapel Down has partnered with the American luxury wine and spirit company ABCK Corp in hope to raise the profile of English wines.

America is the latest international market that Chapel Down exports to, with wines already available in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Copenhagen and Helsinki.

Thanks to the innovation and hard work of our wine growers, the English wine industry is going from strength to strength with production more than doubling in the last five years.”

– Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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Businessman who died from cancer leaves £10m to hospital to benefit other patients

A number of rare cars, motorcycles, watches and cameras, once owned by a businessman from Poole, will go up for auction on Monday. The proceeds are set to transform the lives of countless cancer patients.

Robert White died of cancer last year at the age of 62. The money raised from his lifetime collection will build new state-of-the-art facilities at Poole Hospital and the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

And it's all thanks to the help of the famous American chat show host, Jay Leno. Richard Slee explains.

Ocean-going bird makes a long-haul flight too far

An unusual visitor has appeared in Sussex

It would be more at home in the Caribbean, but a huge seabird has been found washed up on the Sussex coast.

It's the first time a Red-footed Booby has ever been seen in this country.

The bird was on its last legs when an animal lover came to its rescue.

Now, the Booby is being nursed back to health, ready to be flown thousands of miles home.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Richard Thompson of RSPCA Mallydams Wood, and Gail Cohen who found the bird.

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