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Ultra-marathon runner retraces his daughter's life saving route

A man from Kent is running a 45 mile route which saved his daughter's life - to raise money for her on-going care.

Two-and-a-half year old twin Evie Toner from Herne Bay is blind and has cerebral palsy after having a stroke when she was born.

Her father Gary is running the route between the maternity unit at the QEQM hospital in Margate - and the Neonatal Intensive care unit at The Medway Maritime Hospital.

Sarah Saunders spoke to parents Gary and Lucy Toner ahead of the run.


Army veteran fights off intruder

Burglar Martin Airey thought a pensioner's bungalow at Herne Bay in Kent would be an easy target.

But the 84 year old owner, Army veteran Alfred ''Johnny'' Eyles, had other ideas.

He knows about the military power of 'surprise'. He also owns a highly menacing gardening tool.

Jenna Verdicchio reports.


Plans underway for new Heron sculpture

A sculpture of a heron, thirty feet in height, that moves with the tide could soon be built at a seaside town in Kent.

It's planned for the harbour arm at Herne Bay - where the heron is the town's symbol. Its backers hope visitors will flock to visit it.

Abigail Bracken has more.

Balloon caused light aircraft crash at Kent airshow

A balloon has been found to be the cause of a light aircraft crash at Herne Bay's airshow in Kent.

According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch it became lodged in its engine at last year's event, forcing the pilot to ditch the plane at sea.

The pilot managed to avoid both spectators and swimmers.

Spectators waded in to the water to help the pilot who was face down in the water.

Safety action has been taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Man in court charged with murdering his daughter

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his teenage daughter at a caravan park in Kent.

63 year old Richard Kray appeared via virtual court at Medway Magistrates' Court this morning and was remanded to Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday 26 July.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the Westfields caravan Park in Herne Bay following a report of a serious assault at around 2pm on Friday 21 July. 19-year-old Olivia Kray was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kray has also been charged with an attempted murder against a second woman, who was also known to him.

Due to previous contact between victims and police, Kent Police has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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