Students educated about their post-GCSE future by forward-thinking local academy

Beacon Academy in Crowborough is supporting its Year 11 cohort’s next steps in education by hosting a series of supportive and informative meetings with key Sixth Form staff members. The Times finds out more…   Year 11 students at Beacon Academy and all external students who have applied to join the Crowborough school’s Sixth Form […]

Fostering agency seeks Tunbridge Wells families

A FOSTERING agency is hoping to recruit up to 20 families in and around Tunbridge Wells who may be considering helping care for a child or children as a New Year’s resolution. With over 70,000 children in care in England, and around 13 per cent of the foster carer workforce retiring or leaving every year, […]

Savour a taste of an authentic celebration of Chinese New Year

Sunday January 22 is the start of Chinese New Year and to celebrate, Kumquat, an Asian fusion restaurant on The Pantiles, is hosting a series of very special evenings to mark the occasion. Eileen Leahy finds out more…   The Year of the Rabbit is just around the corner and Kumquat, a Tunbridge Wells restaurant […]

Making a healthy start for the year ahead

Sussex-based broadcaster and health and wellbeing expert Monica Price talks to the Times about how making the healthiest possible start to the New Year…   January is the winter month known for setting New Year’s resolutions, starting a new diet, and contemplating change. This is often the time when you look at your health and […]

‘Every child in this country deserves access to the best possible education’

Labour’s plan to increase taxation on independent schools is not the magical solution it’s being portrayed as, says Benenden Head Samantha Price…   Every child in this country deserves access to the best possible education. This is not a controversial statement, and I’m sure Keir Starmer and I are very much in agreement on this […]

Berry & Lamberts expands family law

A firm of solicitors in Tunbridge Wells has hired an experienced family lawyer to expand their family law team. Berry & Lamberts Solicitors has hired Amanda Wilson as a partner of the firm to work in their family law team across their branches in Sevenoaks, Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells. Ms Wilson specialises in all […]

From a public convenience to one of the South East’s most revered music venues

The Forum celebrates 30 years of live music   THE iconic music venue, The Forum is celebrating 30 years of bringing live music to Tunbridge wells this weekend. Originally a public toilet, sitting on the edge of The Commons, the conversion to a music venue was the brainchild of musician and promoter Jason Dorman, along […]

Panto shows that the London Road is now paved with gold

DICK Whittington is making a triumphant return to Southborough, where the A26 London Road is paved with gold and the rats are on the run. Putting 29 years of performances in Tonbridge behind them – non-profit theatre company, The Community Pantomime (TCP) have come back to the town with the support of a local sports […]


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