Planning permission granted for four homes in conservation area

A PROJECT to build four dwellings in the Royal Tunbridge Wells conservation area has been granted planning permission.   The plot on the corner of Boyne Park and Somerville Gardens was originally occupied by a villa built at the same time as many of its other Victorian and Edwardian neighbours.   However, architects Southstudio said […]

Hundreds put best foot forward for Hospice Run

MORE than 500 local people turned out to take part in the Hospice Run in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday (September 18), despite the period of national mourning. Runners set off from the Lower Cricket Ground to complete the 5k or 10k circular routes on closed roads throughout the town, all to raise funds for Hospice […]

Sign your name and have your say

Two students are lobbying popular language app Duolingo to include British Sign Language on it after it was recognised as an official language in the UK earlier this year. Eileen Leahy finds out more about Agatha O’Neill and Sarah Lisgo’s ‘Give Duolingo a Hand’ campaign… Two students are campaigning for Duolingo to introduce British Sign […]

Photographer opens the shutter on Pantiles shop

A wedding and portrait photographer who has opened a studio in The Pantiles is hoping to click with customers by offering free portraits and wedding discounts. Dee Airey Photography opened on August 1, and plans its official launch weekend on September 17-18, when it will give a discount of up to 15 per cent to […]

King’s proclamation read out on the steps of the Town Hall

Although Charles became King automatically on the death of his mother, a formal proclamation was made in London at the weekend, which was also read out in most districts and boroughs around the country. King Charles III was formally proclaimed by the Accession Council ceremony at St. James’s Palace on Saturday, officially marking the start of […]

Royal Town mourns the loss of Her Majesty The Queen

CONDOLENCES from across the Royal Town of Tunbridge Wells and the wider borough have begun flooding in following the death of Her Majesty The Queen at the age of 96. Following the announcement of The Queen’s death on Thursday night (September 8), Greg Clark MP tweeted: “Her Majesty The Queen’s life was one of constant, […]


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