Bus strikes back on next week as pay offer rejected

THERE will be no services running in Tunbridge Wells from Kent’s main bus operator next week after a pay offer was turned down by union members. Drivers and workers at Arriva are to walk out over pay and conditions during half term at depots in Northfleet, Gillingham, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. The strike, which is […]

Patient stabs hospital security guard

Record waiting list stops growing as hospital staff battle through backlog

A SECURITY guard has suffered facial injuries after being stabbed at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The victim was attacked by a patient at Pembury Hospital just after 6:00am on Thursday (October 6). He suffered facial injuries ‘consistent with stab wounds’ but has been discharged from care, Kent Police have said. A suspect has been arrested and […]

Body found near A21 in Tunbridge Wells

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POLICE are currently trying to establish the cause of death after a body has been found near to a major road in Tunbridge Wells. Kent Police say they attended after reports of a body in woodland near the A21 close to the junction with the Pembury Road yesterday (Wednesday) at around 2.40pm. A police spokesman […]

Council reverses gear on scrapping free car parking

THE Council’s ‘Borough Partnership’ has u-turned on a decision to scrap free parking in two Tunbridge Wells towns after 80 per cent of residents opposed the plans. The Lib Dem-led coalition Cabinet, which also consists of Labour and Alliance councillors, had planned to scrap the first free hour of parking at the Council-owned car park […]


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