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Land's End to Scilly flights get go ahead from Europe

The news has been welcomed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly Credit: ITV News

The go ahead has finally been given for 9 million pounds worth of improvements to the airports at Land's End and the Isles of Scilly.

Work to hard surface the runway at Land's End and upgrade navigation aids at St.Mary's had been delayed until it was approved by the EU.

The runway at Land's End is frequently waterlogged because of problems with the current grass surface Credit: ITV News

The European Commission says the improvements will increase the accessibility to the Cornwall region, a key part of Europe’s transport policy. It's hoped it will also help the Scillies in its bid to tackle a worrying decline in tourism.

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Paralypian completes 40 marathons in 40 days

The Paralympic gold medallist set off from Helston early yesterday Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paralympian Richard Whitehead completed his 40th marathon in Land's End yesterday.

After starting his first marathon in John O'Groats, he ran more than 1500km. He undertook the physical challenge to raise money for Sarcoma UK and Scope.

Paralympian to complete 40th marathon at Land's End

Richard Whitehead will complete his final marathon later. Credit: Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After running more than 1500km, Paralympian Richard Whitehead is due to complete his 40th and final marathon today, finishing at Land's End.

He set off from Helston earlier today and has described the experience as like "a rollercoaster"

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Dancer arrives in Lands End after dancing across Britain

35 year-old teacher Ben Hammond finally arrived in Lands End on Saturday 27 July after dancing from John O'Groats.

It’s just brilliant to have finally made it to Land’s End. It’s been a long road getting to this point but with the support of so many volunteers, dancers and donors it’s great that my 3 million dance steps across Britain have helped to raise the £40,000 target I set out to achieve for four important charities. Hopefully this money can go some way to help those in Burma who haven’t had the freedoms that many in the UK have, and the successful completion of the challenge can show what ordinary people can achieve when they set their mind (and feet) to it.

– Ben Hammond

Full report: Dancing the length of Britain for charity

A teacher will finally finish dancing from John O'Groats to Land's End on Saturday.

Ben Hammond took on the rather bizarre challenge to raise awareness of human rights issues in Burma.

It's been quite an adventure for the energetic dancer, and one that very nearly cost him his life, as our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been finding out:

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