The Bell in Ticehurst celebrates AA food award for second year

The Bell in Ticehurst has been recognised for its ‘culinary excellence’ once again in 2024 with the popular pub receiving a Double AA Rosette for its February menu. The Double AA Rosette is a recognition for restaurants that exhibit a high standard of cuisine, demonstrating skilful technique, quality ingredients, and a commitment to delivering a […]

Friends stick together to launch HRT patch spray

Business partners Amy Simpson and Lisa Farley were tired of having hormone replacement therapy (HRT) patch residue sticking to their skin, so they decided to create their own cosmetic product. Just eight weeks after the launch of Nudi Spray, which retails at £15 for a starter kit, the good friends say they have ‘sold hundreds’ […]

St John’s Fish Bar shares the secrets of its takeaway success

With half of the UK’s fish and chip shops predicted to close within the next three years, the Times spoke to St John’s Fish Bar friers Jamie Collins and Sam Barton about what makes the takeaway a continuing success. The shop, which has been open for 30 years, prides itself on using fresh ingredients and […]

Event planning app set to launch later this month

Local events organiser Lisa Coghlan is launching a brand-new event planning app later this month. The Plan My Event app, which will be launching not only in Tunbridge Wells but nationwide, aims to help make finding upcoming events easier while also providing an easier way of organising your own events by connecting you with venues, […]

Fuggles launches book club with beer

Fuggles Beer Café is combining the perfect pairing of pages and pints this month with the launch of a brand-new book club. The book club will commence on February 27 at 7.30pm at the Café on Grosvenor Road, with all future meetings taking place on the last Tuesday of every month. The aim of the […]

MTW Trust introduces new app to ease staffing pressure

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is embracing a new doctor-built platform to help ease staffing pressures and transform the way doctors’ timetables are organised. The e-rostering system was designed by NHS doctors Anas Nader and Jing Ouyang, and allows medics to view their shifts in advance and book annual leave more easily. MTW […]

Junior law firm staff take the lead at local association

A solicitor from CooperBurnett Solicitors in Tunbridge Wells has been voted in as President of the Kent Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) for a second year. Solicitor Imogen Fleur is part of the firm’s Commercial Property team and will be joined on the committee by Paralegal Joshua Haye, who will take on the role of IT […]

RTW Together BID rallies members as its ballot deadline approaches

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The Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Business Improvement District (RTW BID) is entering its final week of canvassing local businesses and traders ahead of them either voting for or against another five-year term. The deadline for casting votes is Thursday February 29 and votes will be counted the following day on March 1. Businesses that form […]

East End traditions head south to Tunbridge Wells

QUEUES were already forming outside Whippet on Camden Road last Saturday lunchtime, as pie and bagel fans came to get a taste of the East End in Tunbridge Wells. The shop, which was founded by town residents Nick Mockett and Ed Wyatt, only opened its doors last week but looks set to become a firm […]

Friends’ stock rises with £50k Dragons Den investment

TWO childhood friends from Tunbridge Wells, Charlie Gilpin and Sam Moss, appeared on the latest series of BBC One’s Dragons’ Den on February 8 in a bid to gain a £50,000 investment for their frozen food innovation business, STOCKED. The business, based in East London and run by the two entrepreneurs produces a range of […]


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