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Will a Devon runner be the fastest to run around the world?

Kevin Carr ultra marathon runner Credit: ITV News

An ultra marathon runner from Devon will return home today - crossing the finish line to his round the world challenge.

Kevin Carr set off from Dartmoor in July 2013 and has since run over sixteen thousand miles.

Averaging over a marathon a day he is on course to break the world record by 24 hours.

He's raising money for mental health charity SANE after suffering with depression when he was younger.

Family raise nearly £300,000 for Cornwall Air Ambulance

A widow has gone back to the scene of a speedboat tragedy which killed her husband and daughter almost two years ago.

Victoria Milligan and her children were passengers in the Cornwall Air Ambulance today as it flew over the spot where the accident happened on the Camel Estuary.

They've raised almost £300,000 for high-tech equipment which allows the helicopter to fly at night.

Jacquie Bird reports.

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Plymouth family start cancer charity

The family of a Plymouth boy with a rare form of cancer have launched a new charity to help others in the same situation.

Five year old Henry Hallam has neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer with frightening mortality rates. His cancer is now stable.

The charity, Hugs From Henry, will offer financial help and pastoral support to other families affected by neuroblastoma.

Elsbeth Hallam, Henry's mum, has been speaking to ITV News.

Windfall for Ellie's Haven charity appeal

A Cornish charity is closer to being able to provide a much needed holiday home for children with life limiting illnesses.

A donor has pledged to give Ellie's Haven £100,000 IF the charity can match that amount.

The home has been named after Ellie Libby, who died when she was just 6-years-old. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

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Charity provides youngsters with break from home lives

CHICKS has two retreats in the South West, one in St Austell and one in Tavistock. The aim is to give youngsters a chance to escape their home lives and make new friends. Many are referred through social workers or teachers.

For many children it's the first time even they've seen a horse Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornish charity changing children's lives

Nestled in the Cornish countryside is a charity that is quietly changing children's lives.

CHICKS offers holidays to kids around the UK who are living in poverty or who're suffering abuse.

It gives the children a chance to take a break and the first group went this week.

CHICKS offers holidays for kids living in poverty or suffering abuse Credit: ITV News West Country
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