Seeking comfort and joy this festive season

In her regular column, Lucy Parker of Flow Tunbridge Wells has some advice for those struggling with the stress of Christmas… Let’s face it, life can feel challenging, and no one can deny we are currently in the thick of some extremely dark times globally. War, economic and environmental crises are all on our doorstep […]

Christmas at Bewl Water launches with a special day to say ‘thank you’

Following a successful opening week at ‘Christmas at Bewl Water’, the Times spoke to some of the charities who went to the exclusive opening event last weekend. On November 18, a number of charities including Age UK, Taylor Made Dreams, ellenor, Nourish and West Kent Mind were invited to the immersive Christmas experience at the […]

Networking group toasts another successful year

A local business forum for Tunbridge Wells held a festive-themed social event at the Old Auction House on The Pantiles last Thursday, November 16. More than 40 members of enTWine, who represent businesses from across the town, gathered to meet with established contacts and to also make new ones. A spokesperson for the networking group […]

Hotel crowned ‘Boutique Wedding Venue of the Year’

Last week, One Warwick Park Hotel won the ‘Boutique Venue of the Year’ at the prestigious Kent Wedding Awards. The events team, who were independently judged by an expert panel of wedding experts and journalists, were presented their award on November 16 at the Mercure Hotel in Maidstone. The luxury four-star hotel is located on […]

County to receive over £4million for pothole repairs

Motorists and cyclists will hope pothole-ridden roads see an improvement with Kent County Council (KCC) receiving an additional £4.3million this financial year from the Government’s funding to tackle the ‘scourge of potholes’. The £4.3million of extra funding is in addition to £40,972,000 allocated to KCC from 2022-2025. lt will receive over £134million of additional funding […]

Community centre saved in the final hour

At a meeting on November 10, trustees of the Number One Community Trust reversed the decision to close their community centre on Rowan Tree Road, next month. The Number One Community Trust was first set up by three local churches over 30 years ago and has been serving the residents of Showfields and Ramslye since. […]

Davina McCall empowers students at new conference

Last week, TV personality Davina McCall hosted the inaugural Women and Wellness conference hosted by Benenden School. Davina joined a range of speakers to discuss topics such as the menopause, pensions, investing, nutrition and digital safety. Around 200 Benenden students and members of the local community were in attendance to learn more about the issues […]

Just Stop Oil supporters slow march in Tunbridge Wells

A group of local Just Stop Oil supporters took to the roads in Tunbridge Wells on November 4 to demand the UK Government halts all new oil and gas projects. Just Stop Oil is part of an international network aiming to stop climate change using ‘non-violent civil resistance’. It has carried out a number of […]

Cuts to local radio introduced this week

Schedule changes to local BBC radio station have been made this week amid contentious plans to implement cuts to local radio services.  On Monday November 6, BBC Radio Kent, which is broadcast from The Great Hall in Tunbridge Wells, saw a joint schedule introduced following the planned content cuts.  Some shows across BBC Radio Kent, […]

Local charity welcomes its award-winning garden home

A Chelsea Flower Show prize-winning garden was relocated to charity Aspens last week while guests celebrated the occasion. The Pembury-based organisation, which provides high-quality care and support to individuals on the autism spectrum and those with learning disabilities, worked with local garden designer Camellia Taylor to create the Natural Affinity Garden. It went on display […]


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