A POPULAR North Berwick firefighter and 16 of his friends, family and colleagues have braved the shave and raised thousands of pounds for charity after he was diagnosed with a type of bone marrow cancer at the start of the year.

Dave Kerr, 59, has worked at the town’s fire station for the past 27 years, starting there in March 1993.

He is also a night porter for The Pine Marten hotel and restaurant in Dunbar.

After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in February and going through radiation and three rounds of monthly chemotherapy, he decided to shave his head and control how he was going to lose his hair.

Read all about it in tomorrow's Courier

PLUS tomorrow's paper is packed full of news and includes our popular Puzzle Special featuring more than 50 brainteasers and Taste, your eight-page foodie guide.

Also making the headlines tomorrow:

* Positive coronavirus tests in two secondary schools.

* County's sports centres reopen their doors.

* More than £1 million extra being spent on cleaning schools.

* Vow that Christmas lights must go ahead.

* Brave youngster receives national award.

* Tim's Tales.

* Peeps into the past.

* Debutant reflects on childhood dream after playing at Murrayfield.