Entrepreneurs make it their business to share their own inspiring stories

The Finance Hub, on The Pantiles was the location of another Make It Your Business event at the end of last month which saw Teresa Wickham, the Director of Covent Garden Market Authority, the largest flower, fruit, and veggie wholesale market in London, as its keynote speaker. Make It Your Business is a nationwide organisation […]

RVP Wilko to close but lifeline is offered to ex-employees

The Tunbridge Wells branch of Wilko has finally become a casualty of the chain’s collapse. The retailer recently announced that it was cutting 52 branches across the country, at a cost of more than 1,000 jobs. And the axe was swift – falling on the local branch, situated at Royal Victoria Place, with a swift […]

NHS braced for prolonged junior doctor and consultant strikes

Even as the NHS celebrated its 75th anniversary on Wednesday last week (July 5), the spectre of further industrial action by junior doctors and consultants this month loomed heavy. Junior doctors are expected to strike for 120 hours from 7am on Thursday July 13 to 7am on Tuesday July 18. Consultants will then strike for […]

A season for the senses

LIGHT, darkness and music will mark the start of the Tonbridge Music Club’s (TMC) 60th anniversary year, with an unusual concert programme designed for the space, the season and the artists. The collaboration between trumpeter Alison Balsom and organist Anna Lapwood is not itself an unusual starting point for a concert, but over two years […]

Going Out Guide September 14-September 21

Britain’s first European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and the seventh person from the UK to blast into space delivered an out-of-this-world experience to Tunbridge Wells last week. Visiting the Assembly Hall on Monday, September 5, Sussex-born Major Tim Peake was his turbo-boosted, affable self as he told the fascinating story of ‘My Journey to Space’. […]

Burger King…

Tunbridge Wells is experiencing a boom in trendy burger restaurants. Sarah Bond met Richard Oddy of the recently opened Roddy Burger on Camden Road to discover what makes his offerings a cut above the rest Former Tunbridge Wells commodity broker Richard Oddy, known to everyone as ‘Roddy’, was the first person to spot a gap […]


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