Friends stick together to launch HRT patch spray

Business partners Amy Simpson and Lisa Farley were tired of having hormone replacement therapy (HRT) patch residue sticking to their skin, so they decided to create their own cosmetic product. Just eight weeks after the launch of Nudi Spray, which retails at £15 for a starter kit, the good friends say they have ‘sold hundreds’ […]

St John’s Fish Bar shares the secrets of its takeaway success

With half of the UK’s fish and chip shops predicted to close within the next three years, the Times spoke to St John’s Fish Bar friers Jamie Collins and Sam Barton about what makes the takeaway a continuing success. The shop, which has been open for 30 years, prides itself on using fresh ingredients and […]

Group plans regular LGBT+ events for Tunbridge Wells

A man from Tunbridge Wells has established the town’s first LGBT+ social group, bringing people together from across the Borough. Dan Rogers, who grew up between Ticehurst and Tunbridge Wells, returned to the town from Birmingham in 2021 and was disappointed to find that there were no LGBT+ venues nearby. With the help of a […]

Pay as you feel café celebrates busy start as community hub

Charlie’s Angels Kitchens on Camden Road has enjoyed major success since opening its doors on January 5, with volunteers and customers regularly filling the bustling ‘pay as you feel’ café. Café founder Charlie Moore says the early success is down to the ‘family’ of volunteers who help organise food drop-offs, serve customers and work in […]

Cathy Newman and Liz Earle amongst latest authors announced for TW Lit Fest

Whether it’s Cathy Newman sharing stories of inspiring women, Liz Earle offering her secrets to a happier life, or Simon James Green reminding us of the powerful potential of storytelling, TW Lit Fest has an event to offer readers of every generation, celebrating the list of lessons that can be learnt in each new novel. […]

Barrister quits as LCF trial continues

THE London Capital Finance (LCF) civil proceedings continued in the High Court last week, February 20, with the barrister defending the mini-bond firm leaving court on the first day stating there was no prospect of their fees being paid. Before the opening submissions could begin Ian Mayes KC, who was representing former LCF Chief Executive […]

Town’s Ukrainian community marks second year of the war

The Ukrainian community of Tunbridge Wells came together last weekend with an event to mark two years since the start of the Russian invasion. The event on February 24 was held at St Mary’s Ukrainian School which opened on the site of Skinner’s Kent Academy (SKA) in April 2023 and now supports over 70 Ukrainian […]

Council Leader reveals key points of proposed five-year plan for Borough

“EVERY time I leave school and I’m in town or out and about in the Borough, I get really excited about the potential of this place. This could be the best middle-sized town in the country to live in, if we get it right,” says Council Leader and Kent schoolteacher Ben Chapelard as he exclusively […]

Amelia exhibition shows the power of girls today

A moving and powerful photography exhibition about childhood, hope and fear has opened at The Amelia Scott. Being Inbetween features the work of award-winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn and contains 90 images of young girls aged between 9 and 13 from across the UK. The images are being shown in the South East for the first […]

KentRelief continues Ukraine support two years into the war

Almost two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, KentRelief Tunbridge Wells is continuing to provide vital support both for Ukrainians living in the Borough and those at home on the frontline. The charity, which is based at the TN2 Community Centre in Sherwood, regularly sends aid out to Ukraine, working with local and international partners to […]


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