Father to attend Transplant Games in memory of his son

IN SIX weeks, the World Transplant Winter Games will take place in Bormio, Italy and a local father will be attending in support of his late son. Mark Roonan, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, has a very close connection to the Games, as his son, Sam, had a double lung transplant at Great Ormond Street […]

Lantern parade returns to light up the Tunbridge Wells sky

COLOUR, life and music are set to fill the streets next Saturday at the annual winter lantern parade. Organised by Camden Road Education, Arts and Theatre Enterprise (CREATE), the parade will be held on Saturday February 10 at 5.30pm from Calverley Road. The traditional route will see the parade form up on the pedestrianised part […]

Lucky Tunbridge Wells couple win big on lottery scratchcard

A COUPLE from Tunbridge Wells has won a quarter of a million-pound prize on a National Lottery £250,000 Gold Scratchcard, with the winning ticket bought from a newsagent on Camden Road. After scooping the jackpot, teacher Michelle Newton and her husband, school caretaker, John Simpson are now planning to pay off the mortgage, house renovations, […]

RTW Together prepares its pitch to businesses ahead of new BID vote

AHEAD of Royal Tunbridge Wells Business Improvement District (BID) balloting its 650 members to vote for a second term over the next five years, the Times had the opportunity to exclusively speak to the organisation’s CEO Alex Green about the ways in which it will ensure the economic and cultural future of Tunbridge Wells if […]

Traffic ban debated at Council meeting

AN E-PETITION received by Kent County Council (KCC) regarding the Public Realm 2 restriction in the centre of Tunbridge Wells was discussed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) on Monday January 15 at the Joint Transportation Board meeting. Following the petition, which received 754 electronic signatures and 331 signatures on a paper petition, KCC and […]

Ely Court finally gets back to business

TWO new businesses, Spicy ‘N’ Nice and Montagus, opened up in Ely Court, the arcade linking Royal Victoria Place (RVP) shopping centre with Camden Road, on Saturday January 6. There will also be a new bar opening at Ely Court in the coming weeks called Kirthon Bar, launched by the owner of the Indian restaurant, […]

Data shows year-on-year growth of pothole reports

FOLLOWING a report by the AA that shows the number of cars being damaged by potholes has reached a five-year high, Kent County Council (KCC) says it ‘remains focused’ on repairing damaged roads. KCC are responsible for fixing potholes in Tunbridge Wells and across Kent. Figures show that reported potholes in the county reached 5,510 […]


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