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Disabled teen to complete solo sailing challenge

Natasha Lambert
Natasha 'Miss Isle' Lambert will have sailed around 430 miles when she arrives in Swansea. Credit: Royal Yachting Association

A teenager with athetoid cerebral palsy will complete her 12 leg sailing challenge in Swansea today after sailing single-handedly around the south west coast of England to Wales.

17-year-old Natasha Lambert, who uses breathing alone to sail her boat via a 'sip and puff' straw mechanism engineered by her dad, set off on her 'Sea and Summit' challenge last month.

Since then she has sailed her 21ft boat Miss Isle Too around Falmouth, Plymouth and Poole before climbing Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons using a special walking aid.

In total Natasha will have sailed around 430 miles and climbed 2,907ft as part of the challenge, which is raising money for the RNLI, the Ellen MacArthur Trust and the RYA Foundation.


Catch up: The Welsh Millionaires' Club, Programme 3

by Susan Ridd

Catch up with Les Scadding - Wales' biggest lottery winner - five years after his win, as he talks horsepower at a stud farm where his racehorse is currently stabled.

Les also travels up the M4 to meet Camelot call centre staff, including Anita, who took his winning call. And we hear what exactly happens after you've won - and most importantly - how do you get your cash?

We also meet West Wales farmer Mez Davies, who bought a smallholding with his £2.4m win and now has a 24-strong welsh cob stud.

Top baby names for boys and girls in Wales revealed

The top name for boys in Wales last year was Oliver, while for girls it was Amelia Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The top ten baby names for boys and girls in Wales last year have been revealed.

Oliver was the most popular boys' name, chosen for 392 babies here last year. The name moved to first place from second in 2012, replacing Jacob.

Amelia, which was top last year, remained in the number one spot, with 314 babies here being given the name.

Oliver and Amelia were also revealed to be the most popular baby names in England.

For boys, the top ten names in 2013 were:

Oliver, Jacob, Jack, Charlie, Alfie, Noah, Harry, Riley, William, Dylan and Mason (tied in 10th place)

For girls, the top ten names in 2013 were:

Amelia, Olivia, Ava, Ruby, Emily, Poppy, Ella, Mia, Isla, Isabella and Seren (tied in 10th place)

For the full list, visit the Office for National Statistics site.

Read: Top 10 baby names in Wales in 2012


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