Young darts enthusiasts take aim in Pembury

A new free junior darts club opened earlier this month in Pembury. The Pembury Junior Darts Club is held every Saturday at the King William IV pub on Hastings Road from midday til 2pm. Parents are asked to remain at the venue for the duration of the club. The new club, for children aged 8 […]

Kent men’s team return to Nevill Ground now deemed ‘unlikely’

THE much-anticipated return of the Kent Men’s First XI to the historic Nevill Ground has been deemed ‘unlikely’ by Kent County Cricket Club CEO, Simon Storey in his recent Spring Statement. The Nevill Ground had been one of two local venues used to host county matches outside of the Spitfire Ground in Canterbury, along with […]

St Gregory’s student joins up with Young Lionesses

A talented footballer from St Gregory’s school in Tunbridge Wells was recently selected to join England women’s under-17 football team to compete in Spain at the MIMA Cup. After being selected by coach Natalie Henderson, Year 11 student Eva joined the Young Lionesses’ 24-player squad, jetting off with the team in early February to the […]

Frant road safety group makes urgent plea for traffic calming

A local community-led initiative is calling for ‘immediate traffic calming measures’ to be taken to make Frant Road and its surrounding streets, including Bayham Road, Birling Road and Broadwater Down, safer. The proposed measures include a 20mph speed limit, speed bumps and mini-roundabout at the intersection between Frant and Bayham Road. The initiative, co-founded by […]

The Bell in Ticehurst celebrates AA food award for second year

The Bell in Ticehurst has been recognised for its ‘culinary excellence’ once again in 2024 with the popular pub receiving a Double AA Rosette for its February menu. The Double AA Rosette is a recognition for restaurants that exhibit a high standard of cuisine, demonstrating skilful technique, quality ingredients, and a commitment to delivering a […]

Schubert concert to deliver authentic experience with historic instruments

Tunbridge Wells is set to welcome an intimate concert celebrating the music and repertoire of renowned Austrian compose Franz Schubert and his friend Franz Paul Lachner on March 24. The 3pm concert will be performed by horn virtuoso Ursula Paludan Monberg, soprano Kate Semmens and the fortepiano-playing Steven Devine in the music room at Waterdown […]

Speldhurst pitch plans must be rejected says Parish Council

AS PREVIOUSLY reported in the Times, Langton Green Community Sports Association (LGCSA) has submitted a planning application to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) for the creation of a new floodlit all-weather playing surface on the land next to Langton Green Recreation Centre. Despite many comments being left in favour of the application on the TWBC […]

Success for school equestrian teams in prestigious national events

EQUESTRIAN teams at Beacon Academy and Uplands Academy have been making waves recently in the prestigious National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) competitions and events, leaving a trail of triumph in their hoofprints. At the NSEA Grass Roots and RPL showjumping event at Duckhurst Farm in Hawkenbury in December, Year 10 Uplands Academy rider, Kelcey, with […]

TWGGS U14 hockey team win national schools title

Hockey team champions

TUNBRIDGE Wells Girls’ Grammar School’s under-14 hockey team were crowned champions of the 2024 England Hockey Notts Sport Schools Championship Finals, after securing victory in the closing minutes of the final match on February 5. After winning the county and regional tournaments in October and November, the TWGGS under-14 squad headed north to compete in […]


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