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Brave dippers enjoy icy splash

Drenched and shivering, dippers emerge from the sea at Deal

There were nuns, pink ladies and Disney characters among the Boxing Day dippers at Deal beach this morning

Taking an icy dip for a good cause

Deal dippers make a dash for it

More than a hundred brave swimmers will take to icy waters today to help a little girl walk unaided.

Date changes for bin collections

Bin collections dates have been changed for Christmas. Library picture

Most dustcarts are coming a day later during Christmas week.

Little Albert’s life is transformed by wheelchair gift

Albert Sharman has a rare and incurable neurological condition, making it impossible for him to walk

Adventure awaits a tot who has received a specialist wheelchair after donations from the community.

Council says sorry for lease blunder

The lease was for this boat building workshop on Sandwich Quay

A district council has apologised after granting a lease to a limited company instead of a trust causing a boatbuilding project to stall.


No mercy for cruel fraudster

Andrew Martin. Picture: Kent Police.

A dad-to-be will miss the birth of his second child after being jailed for conning a vulnerable elderly woman out of thousands.


Close call inspiration behind fire safety poem

Keith Anderson, 85, has written a poem about fire safety

A seasonal reminder to practice fire safety – particularly with Christmas lights and candles – has been given by a poet who escaped a blaze


Woman trapped as car overturns on roundabout

Ambulance crews were called. Stock image: SECAmb

A woman had to be cut free from a car which landed on its side in the middle of a roundabout after crashing in thick fog.


Man sent vile messages for naked teen pictures

Paul Atkins has been jailed. Picture: Kent Police

A jobless mechanic bombarded a teenage girl with sex messages urging her to take pictures of herself.

Meet Mike the Bike - a recycling hero

Michael Furness in his garage where he keeps the bikes he recycles

A 75-year-old man from Kent is celebrating after recycling 17,000 bicycles over the past 18 years.


Join in Kent's last remaining Christmas Carnival

The Deal Regatta Court will take part in the parade

The last remaining Christmas Carnival in Kent will go ahead tonight thanks to kind sponsorship from businesses.

Early present of free parking for Christmas street party

Sandwich King Street Traders promoting their Christmas Party with the help of Sandwich Snow Queen and Discovery Park

There will be snow today in Sandwich as well as magic, fire juggling, Rock Choir music and mulled wine at a Christmas themed street party

Last chance to sign up for chilly challenge

Hundreds take part in the annual tradition for charity

There’s only a couple of days left to register your place in this year’s Boxing Day Dip in Deal.

Disagreement leads to end of pier cafe lease

Jasin Kaplin in November 2013 who said that when flood gate are closed, people with wheelchairs and buggies can't get to his business

The owner of a pier cafe says a disagreement over opening hours is the reason he is leaving the prime site at the beginning of January.


Would you put your child on here?

A mother said the baby changing table at King Street public toilets was covered in grime

Filthy toilets and baby changing facilities have been exposed at this town centre loo


Pier closed due to high winds

A tree has fallen in Liverpool Road in Deal

A pier has been closed and a road is blocked as high winds and rain lash the county.


Man dies in collision

Deal Dover road. Road closed due to serious accident.

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a car crash in the early hours of this morning.


Four people taken to hospital after crash

Deal - Dover road. Road closed due to serious accident.

Four people have been taken to hospital after a serious collision.


Vandals wreck golf fairway

The golf course was damaged overnight on Sunday

Police are hunting vandals who have wrecked part of a golf course by driving over it leaving tyre marks.

Cows on line cause train delays

Cows have strayed onto the railway near Deal. Stock image: Paul Holt.

Morning commuters were faced with train delays after cows strayed onto a railway line.


Dedicated mum collects MBE from Palace

Sue Clarke MBE dedicated her award to son Jamie

A Kent mum has spoken of the moment she picked up her MBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.


Shock redundancies at Saga leave 100 jobless

Saga has made around 100 of its employees redundant

Shock redundancies at Saga have left around 100 people jobless just before Christmas.


Liquid squirted in man's face

Jimmy Sinclair

Police are investigating reports a man was attacked on his doorstep and had petrol put through his letter box.


Plenty of hands help create woolly van

The completed new van named Bertha and a companion for original knitted car Bessie

Three grans combined their skills to create a knitted van to raise money for charity.


Cafe’s feast is for those on their own on Christmas Day

Park Cafe owner Elinor Crockford and Tyrone Harewoodare are to put on a Christmas Day Lunch for anyone on their own

A new cafe owner has teamed up with chef Tyrone Harewood to put on a three course spread


Businessman elected as new DDC councillor

Cllr Peter Jull, elected on to Dover District Council for the St Margaret's area

Conservative Peter Jull has been elected to represent St Margaret's on Dover District Council at a by-election

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