Artist brings a splash of colour to town

LOUISE DEAN recently left her art studio in Langton Green to take up residency on the streets of Calverley Road, where she has been transforming two green utility boxes into public pieces of art. Louise told the Times that she has been “surprised” by the amount of attention her work has received. “The level of […]

Oakhill: a charming new parkland estate in the heart of rural Kent

September 23 will see the launch of one of the county’s most beautiful new developments – a modern, gated country estate in the sought-after, picturesque village of Hildenborough. Amidst 30 acres of charming parkland, the Berkeley Group’s Oakhill offers a rare blend of countryside living with a cosmopolitan twist, encompassing 166 thoughtfully designed apartments and […]

Care home jazzes up for party

Birchwood House, a Tunbridge Wells-based care home, recently opened its doors to the community, friends and family when it held an open day and Gatsby-themed event on August 31. The landscaped gardens of the manor house were bedecked in jewel-toned drapery, set amongst art-deco Gatsby banners, balloons, streamers, and champagne towers. The residents, staff and […]

Show goes on despite wind destroying theatre

Hever Festival Theatre suffered a literal blow on Saturday July 15 when a branch from the iconic tulip tree on the theatre lawn broke off, fell on the theatre, and damaged the theatre roof beyond repair. Theatre Director Ailsa Molyneux says: “We are heartbroken as you can imagine… but we are not giving up”. On […]

Southborough eatery named Britain’s ‘Best Local Restaurant’

A Tunbridge Wells restaurant has beaten contenders from across the country to come top in the Good Food Guide’s list of ‘Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants 2023’. Tallow, in Southborough, has quickly garnered a reputation locally for exquisite dining and was placed 91st on the Guide’s list for 2022, just a year after it was […]

Dog owners reminded of restrictions during high season for incidents

“Keep your dogs under control,” is a message being clearly conveyed to dog owners in Tunbridge Wells. Last week, at the start of Dog Awareness week, Royal Mail reported a year-on-year surge in dog attacks on postal workers around the country, with the Tunbridge Wells area being the worst offender. Although Tunbridge Wells has been […]

The eagle has landed

SCOOTED AWAY: Vespa the eagle

Social media was abuzz last week after a steppe eagle was reported missing from Groombridge. The eagle, named Vespa, had failed to return to her home and speculation was that she could have caught a thermal and gone as far afield as Essex. However, the bird of prey returned home safe and well after a […]

Digitom achieves B Corp status

After 18 months of hard work, local video production company Digitom has been recognised for its high standards of social and environmental performance with the achievement of B Corporation status. B Corp is a designation assigned by the global non-profit B Lab movement that indicates a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability […]

Charities benefit from South East Water fund

Even though further water outages were experienced in the area this week, good causes in Crowborough and surrounds have benefited from a £50,000 community fund that was set up in the wake of water supply issues experienced by the community at the end of last year. South East Water was joined by Wealden MP Nusrat […]

Innovative 3D-printing business wins industry award and plans expansion

A GIFT business born during lockdown has brought home an industry award and is planning new prototypes to satisfy continuing demand. Made Happy creates 3D-printed Lego-compatible cake-toppers, key chains and other ornaments. The brainchild of Isabelle Davidge and her husband, the business has come a long way since spring 2020, when Isabelle, a nurse, was […]


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