Global music icon set to headline Black Deer 2024

International country superstar Sheryl Crow has been announced as the first headliner of this year’s Black Deer Festival of Americana. Crow will headline the festival, which returns for its fifth year in 2024, on Saturday June 15 on the park’s main stage, with fans expected to enjoy a career-spanning set from the nine-time Grammy Award […]

Community centre saved in the final hour

At a meeting on November 10, trustees of the Number One Community Trust reversed the decision to close their community centre on Rowan Tree Road, next month. The Number One Community Trust was first set up by three local churches over 30 years ago and has been serving the residents of Showfields and Ramslye since. […]

Watchdog to probe South East Water for ‘failing’ customers

The national water watchdog Ofwat has launched an investigation into South East Water over its service to households after ‘too many customers have been failed too often’ by the supplier. The regulator announced on Friday November 17, that it will investigate whether it has failed in its statutory duty to develop and maintain an efficient […]

Davina McCall empowers students at new conference

Last week, TV personality Davina McCall hosted the inaugural Women and Wellness conference hosted by Benenden School. Davina joined a range of speakers to discuss topics such as the menopause, pensions, investing, nutrition and digital safety. Around 200 Benenden students and members of the local community were in attendance to learn more about the issues […]

Tunbridge Wells prepares for its Biggest Reveal yet

This Thursday (November 16) The Big Reveal, billed by its organisers as ‘The ultimate Christmas event in Tunbridge Wells’, is returning for its biggest year to date. “There will be lots of festive magic for the whole family to enjoy at this year’s free events which will take place in three different town locations for […]

Pub in the Park festival no longer ‘viable’ for town organisers say

Organisers of Pub in the Park announced last Friday (November 10), that it would not be bringing the ‘good food and grooves’ festival back to the town, deeming it to be ‘not viable’ for 2024. When the Times contacted the event’s press team on Tuesday (November 14) the newspaper was told that the three-day event […]

Celebrity presenter announced for Times Business Awards 2024

A BALLROOM legend will be waltzing onto the stage to present the Times Business Awards next year who will be familiar to many of the seven million people who tune into BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing. Professional ballroom and Latin dancer Brendan Cole, will be appearing at the Awards’ seventh outing on March 14, 2024. […]

Mayor’s Toy Appeal is back for Christmas 2023

The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal for 2023 launches tomorrow, November 9, with its annual seasonal charity drive to collect Christmas presents for children of families who might otherwise go without. Providing vital support to families facing financial hardship during the challenging festive season, the Mayor’s Toy Appeal has been running since 1987. Last year it […]

December Sunday parking concessions set to return after a four-year hiatus

Free parking every Sunday in December in the town centre is set to be approved this week by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) in the first Christmas parking scheme since 2019. The scheme will mean parking at Royal Victoria Place and Meadow Road car parks every Sunday across December will be free. The decision is […]

Times Business Awards are back for 2024

The Times Business Awards is returning in 2024 to find the best businesses in and around Tunbridge Wells. The seventh edition of the annual awards ceremony promises to be another showstopper, with two new categories, a celebrity host and the opportunity to network at one of the region’s biggest business events of the year. Next […]


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