Crowborough charity gets £1,000 grant for youth drop-in service

Two people holding the pavers foundation grant

A Crowborough drop-in centre for young people has received a £1,000 grant from a retail foundation thanks to a local retail supervisor. Sarahjane Hardwick, supervisor of Jones Bootmaker in Tunbridge Wells, applied for the Pavers Foundation funds through the employee-led grant application scheme. Jones Bootmaker has been part of Pavers Shoes since March 2018. Clued-Up […]

Sisters with rare gene mutation hope to follow Angelina Jolie

Jade and Donna

Local sisters who carry a rare genetic mutation which strongly increases breast cancer risk have launched an awareness campaign – hoping to raise awareness and increase screening for it in a similar way actress Angelina Jolie did after she discovered she carried a gene mutation. The ‘Tomb Raider’ actress and former wife of Brad Pitt […]

County Hall gets the sails turning on Cranbrook’s iconic windmill

Cranbrook Windmill

The sails of Cranbrook’s 19th century windmill can be seen on the skyline of the village again, after a 15-month refurbishment by Kent County Council (KCC). Four new ‘sweeps’ of over 30 feet have been re-installed on the 72-foot tall windmill, and the mill will soon be able to use the power of the wind […]

The BID wants youngsters to help paint the town red

Girls with the Tunbridge wells colouring book

The RTW Together Business Improvement District has created the first Royal Tunbridge Wells colouring book, as part of its inaugural Art Week event (August 22-29). Featuring familiar scenes from across the town centre, the pictures to colour include Royal Victoria Place, Chapel Place, The High Street, The Ivy, Sankey’s Old Fishmarket, Spa Valley Railway and […]

An eye-catching architect’s eye-view of Kent leaves a lasting and loving legacy

Painting of the pantiles in tunbridge wells

Sarah Bond looks at a unique exhibition and book showing different views of the ‘Buildings of Kent’ in honour of the late architect, artist and author Roger FitzGerald. They are both launched at the Grierson Galleries in Cranbrook on September 17 and will fulfill his final wish… Architect Roger FitzGerald, who sadly died in Tunbridge […]

Hotel appoints new operations director

Nick Moore

A hotel has appointed a new Operations Director as it plans to focus on the events business. One Warwick Park Hotel (OWP) has appointed Nick Moore, who is also Operations Director at Salomons Estate as well as One Media, publisher of the Times. The businesses are part of Elite Leisure Collection (ELC), which also runs Bewl Water near Lamberhurst. Mr Moore […]

Going Out Guide August 24 – August 31

People running at the hospice run

Turning over a new leaf this autumn with some local walks Autumn is a good time to turn over a new leaf, and what could be a better new leisure and social activity than exercise? Whether you’re interested in joining an established group or you prefer having a single goal, there is something for you […]

Pupils still make the grade despite testing times of the last two years

Girls Celebrating

As GCSE students wait anxiously for results day tomorrow (Thursday) hundreds of pupils across Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas are celebrating after receiving their A-level results last week – the first cohort to sit exams since 2019 due to the Covid pandemic. Last Thursday’s (August 18) results were for students who began studying for […]


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