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Race is on the help victims of chronic regional pain syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an illness that can cause years of almost unbearable suffering - and it's incurable.

But two victims of the condition are hoping to harness the power of motorsport to raise awareness of it, as Malcolm Shaw reports.


'We want to be the first all-disabled team to enter Le Mans'

A team of disabled racing drivers - aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to enter the Le Mans 24 hour race, have been training at the Brands Hatch race track.

The majority of the drivers are ex military veterans or serving military personnel who have sustained serious injuries. The team's advanced hand controls allow its drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers, as Sarah Saunders reports.

Olympic cyclist joins 600 others in endurance event

The World Championship cyclist Jason Kenny OBE has been taking part in a 24 hour endurance challenge at the Brands Hatch motor circuit in Kent. His team has been raising money for the RNLI. More than 600 cyclists took to the track this afternoon. Kenny has won six Olympic Gold medals.

The video is from Revolve24.

Kent brothers gear up for truck racing final

You've obviously heard of of horse racing, dog racing and, of course, Formula One - but what about truck racing?

The British Truck Racing Championship reaches its final stages at Brands Hatch this weekend with two brothers from Kent taking part.

Andy Dickenson reports and we speak to drivers John and Steven Powell, and Ryan Smith.


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Fingers crossed for Kent's Shane Byrne at Superbikes' Brands Hatch finale

The final showdown of the 2015 British Superbikes takes place at Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend and there's a fight instore for local man Shane "Shaky" Byrne. He lags the championship leader by 47 points but could still pull off a win, as David Johns explains.

David talks to championship leader Josh Brookes, Shane Byrne and BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs.

Bow-wowie pooch unwanted after 400 viewings

Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes

An Alaskan Malamute who's been viewed by almost 400 potential new owners is marking his one year anniversary at a Kent kennels.

Theo, who has strikingly different coloured eyes, one electric blue eye and one dazzling brown, like pop star David Bowie, is currently being carried for by the Battersea dogs' home in Brands Hatch in Kent.

The three-year-old arrived at the rescue centre last year as a stray.

We love all 500 of our canine residents who arrive at our centre in Kent every year but Theo really has something special about him, winning over the hearts of so many staff and people who have met him since he arrived with us a whole year ago.

He is a beautiful boy with lots of love to give.

– Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager

Ride a motorbike? Read this, it could just save your life

Motorbikes and cyclists make up just one percent of all road users - but they make up almost a quarter of all road deaths in Kent.

That is something a campaign by the county council and fire service is trying to change. Amanda Nunn reports.

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Call for cats to be neutered to stop unwanted kittens

Here's a startling fact. A single female cat can become parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent to up to 20 thousand descendants in just five years. Yes, you read that right. Twenty thousand cats.

And that's why animal charities are becoming over-run and are calling for drastic solutions. Cat Chat - the Kent-based charity - wants more vets to offer neutering or spaying for free, or at least at low cost.

David Johns has been to one cat rescue centre to see the extent of the problem.

He spoke to cat rehomer Sharon Weller and Sir Roger Gale MP.

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