Singing banker adds X Factor to charity ride

NATWEST staff took part in a sponsored 700-mile singing ‘cycle ride’ in local branches last week, along with a former X Factor contestant. Every NatWest branch across the country was raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in its own way, but local staff chose a sponsored cycling and singing bike ride to Land’s End […]

Tom is top fundraiser in high-wire act for cousin

A CROWBOROUGH-based electricity worker completed a high-level challenge by abseiling off London’s ‘Cheesegrater’ building in memory of his cousin. As a linesman for UK Power Networks, Tom Rainbow is used to working at heights, but this time he had support from over 240 friends, family, colleagues and businesses, to become the top fundraiser in the […]

Local company stocking up to spread warmth for a second year

A PROJECT born out of the energy crisis, set up by a Tunbridge Wells-based company, is getting ready for its second winter supplying heated clothing and footwear across the British Isles and beyond. Stay Warm Save Money, a subsidiary of MF Communications, began life last year in response to the energy crisis, supplying individuals and […]

Tree-felling project aims to boost health of flora and fauna

RUSTHALL Common trees suffering from ash dieback are to be felled at the beginning of next month. Commons conservators hope that the measure will be healthy for both the trees and for biodiversity. Felling will start on October 2 along the back of Colbran Way, close to The Beacon and Langton Road, with workers cutting, […]

Co-author of surgery sexual misconduct report to speak in Tunbridge Wells event

ONE of the authors of a landmark survey on sexual harassment, assault and rape of women working in surgery is to speak at a conference in Tunbridge Wells on September 28-29. Professor Carrie Newlands, of the School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey, was one of 10 authors of a study, which combined a […]

Castle Street cobble repairs are ‘hazardous’

TRADERS in a Tunbridge Wells street are suffering the consequences of a decision made in the 1980s to resurface the road with cobbles. This has left an uneven, patched surface in the town centre’s Castle Street, which is a hazard to pedestrians. According to old photographs, the cobbles in Castle Street were laid in 1987. […]

Site manager celebrates industry quality award

WINNING an award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) has been a long-held ambition for Tom Church, but it was being in charge of a project in Crowborough that helped him finally achieve it. Mr Church, 32, started work as Site Manager of the Ashdown Gardens residential development in Crowborough last year, and received […]

Media company gives shot in the arm to regional healthcare provider

A MEDIA agency is working to keep things local for businesses in the area, helping with a recruitment campaign for a private health provider, as well as remaining available for regional, national and international work, according to its director. Monson Road-based Digitom has recently completed both a recruitment campaign and a Sky TV ad for […]

Girls win cricket title at Lord’s as women’s sport pushes boundaries

TUNBRIDGE Wells’ latest champion cricketers are back at school after winning the U13 Girls Club T20 on the hallowed green of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The U13 schoolgirl champions emerged from the Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club (TWCC) girls’ section founded 14 years ago. Praising their “incredible achievement”, TWCC Chair of Youth Cricket Elliott Hughes said: “The […]

Part-closure of cricket pavilion the result of Council ‘neglect’

“SEVERE” neglect of The Nevill Ground pavilion by its Council landlords has now disrupted profitable social events on top of making significant financial investment by Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club (TWCC) necessary, a club officer has charged. Works paid for by TWCC – to paint and repair the building, including replacing the front door and rotten […]


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