Friends’ stock rises with £50k Dragons Den investment

TWO childhood friends from Tunbridge Wells, Charlie Gilpin and Sam Moss, appeared on the latest series of BBC One’s Dragons’ Den on February 8 in a bid to gain a £50,000 investment for their frozen food innovation business, STOCKED. The business, based in East London and run by the two entrepreneurs produces a range of […]

Lights, lanterns and locals parade the streets of Tunbridge Wells

DESPITE the drizzly weather, the streets of Tunbridge Wells were aglow last Saturday (February 10) with the vibrant lights of the much-anticipated Winter Lantern Parade, an event that has become a staple in the local calendar for more than 10 years. Around a thousand people attended this year’s event which brings some much-needed light into […]

Council to launch public consultation for ‘VISION 2040’ town centre plan

TUNBRIDGE Wells Borough Council is holding a public consultation period for residents to have their say on the drafted long-term plan for the town centre, named VISION 2040. The Council has been working in partnership with organisations and residents to develop a strategy for the future of Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre to help create […]

Greg Clark MP joins Street Pastors on evening patrol

DURING a recent evening patrol, Tunbridge Wells Street Pastors were joined by a special observer –Tunbridge Wells MP, Greg Clark. Street Pastors have been active in Tunbridge Wells for the last 14 years with the aim of keeping people safe while on a night out. The teams go out three times a month between 10pm […]

Black Deer Festival announces first line-up for 2024 Eridge Park event

THE Black Deer Festival has revealed its first wave of artists for the fifth edition of the award-winning festival, taking place at Eridge Park on June 14-16, 2024. Following on from big names that have featured in previous years including Bonnie Rait, Van Morrison and Jake Bugg, the Americana festival has now announced that Grammy-nominated […]

Plans lodged for 120 new homes in Horsmonden

DEVELOPERS Persimmon have lodged new plans with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) for 120 new homes to be built on the site at Bassetts Farm in Horsmonden. The new plans also include the future development of a new medical centre and a community orchard at the site just off Goudhurst Road. The UK housebuilding firm, […]


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