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Fake washing powder "could cause pain"

A 20-tonne load of counterfeit washing powder which could cause a painful reaction has been found at Dover docks.

Smiles all round as sailing club celebrates investment

Downs Sailing Club members happy at receiving news of the grant, pictured on the beach outside their club house in Walmer

Sport England has given £50,000 National Lottery funding to the Downs Sailing Club in Walmer and the community is invited to celebrate the investment.

Sandwich Photographic Competition winners

The Salutation Gardens. Picture: Peter Winkworth

A stunning picture of the town’s famous Salutation Gardens has won this year’s Sandwich Photographic Competition.

Warning over danger cliffs

Margate coastguard Pete Overton: "People don't realise how dangerous these areas can be."

People climbing on Thanet’s unstable chalk cliffs are dicing with death according to coastguards

Office destroyed in Deal fire

Fire-fighters are urging people to be careful how they dispose of cigarettes following a fire which destroyed an office in Deal yesterday evening.

Appeal for stranger who grabbed driver's hair and rammed head into wheel

Police have closed the flat under special powers. Library image

A stranger flagged down a woman driver before pushing her head into the steering wheel.

Nightclub death man named

Flowers left at the site with a touching message

A man who collapsed at a Deal nightclub and later died has been named.

Cocaine worth millions seized from banana boat

High levels of traffic are expected to pass through the Port of Dover due to closure of the Channel Tunnel

Drugs with a street value of millions of pounds have been seized from a banana boat coming into Dover

Man dies after collapsing at club

Michael Bowes died after collapsing at Rivals nightclub in Deal

Three people have been arrested after a man collapsed at a nightclub and later died earlier today.

Lifeboat tows stranded yacht back to Dover

A lifeboat in action

Dover Lifeboat went to the aid of a yacht becalmed in the busy shipping lanes in the Channel.

Animal rights protestors march through London

Many members of the public have fought hard to get the trade stopped

Protestors are marching in London today calling for an end to the live export of farm animals.

Man found dead at Walmer home

Stock picture

Police are investigating the death of a man at an address in Walmer, Deal.

Deal Regatta helicopter ban

Deal Junior Regatta Queen Phoebe Clifford, left, and junior princess Tiffancy Lawrence after their helicopter trip

Protesters complaining about helicopter flights making too much noise during Deal Regatta Week have been labelled as “party-poopers and miserable”.

Man stabbed in back in 'racist' attack

Charlie Bowers, from Dover, has been jailed for four years

A man who stabbed a Polish stranger in the back in a "cowardly and racist" attack in a row over a cigarette has been jailed.

Man gives up bid to become oldest Channel swimmer

George Thornton

A 73-year-old American man has given up his attempt to become the oldest person to swim the English Channel.

RSPCA "can not inspect export animals", says government

John Ground, Deputy Chief Executive of the RSPCA,

Even if RSPCA inspectors are allowed into Dover’s docks, they will not be permitted to check vehicles carrying animals, the Mercury can reveal.

Councillors to run seafront toilets themselves while new bids are sought

Cllr Sue Jones

Town councillors have decided to re-advertise the tender for running Dover's seafront toilets, and to operate the facility themselves in the meantime.

This week's Dover Mercury

This week's Dover Mercury

Even if RSPCA inspectors are allowed into Dover’s Eastern Docks, they will not be permitted to take part in statutory checks of the vehicles, this wee

This week's East Kent Mercury

This week's East Kent Mercury

Some of the top stories in this week's East Kent Mercury

Swarms of jellyfish plague swimmers

A compass jellyfish in Dover Harbour, pictured by Denise Sparks.

Swimmers have been stung off the Kent coast despite warnings of a high number of jellyfish in our waters.

Teenagers arrested after pool damage

The fence damage at Walmer Paddling Pool

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after vandalism to Walmer Paddling Pool.

Have a say in hospital survey

Deal MP Charlie Elphicke, right, at Deal Hospital Fete with (from left) Friends of the Hospital president Maureen Bane, fete co-ordinator Sarah Thompson, deputy co-ordinator Myra McMenamin and Deal Mayor Cllr Marlene Burnham

Deal MP Charlie Elphicke has launched a campaign to safeguard the future of Deal Hospital - and he wants your help.

The sound of summer at music school

Sean Gavin and Emma Dobbs

More than 50 musicians are busy this week taking part in the annual summer music school organised by the White Cliffs Symphonic Winds band.

Council removes its bottle banks from car parks

Just after the district reached its highest recycling levels, the council has removed all the public recycling bins.

Fracking 'too risky'

Deal With It's Rosemary Rechter and Stuart Cox protesting at Balcombe

Fracking would be more dangerous in east Kent, says Rosemary Rechter, of environmental group Deal With It.


2,859 call-outs in a month

A picture from the RNLI video showing the rescue man on the lifeboat

Boat owners are urged to keep in contact with coastguards if their crafts are left abandoned off the coastlines in the Deal and Walmer area.

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