Country estate’s Garden Cottages open to boost town’s holiday accommodation

A country estate in Tunbridge Wells has created four new holiday cottages that will boost the amount of holiday accommodation in the town. Salomons Estate in Broomhill Road, Southborough, is to welcome guests to four newly refurbished ‘Garden Cottages’ available for holidays, business trips and short- and long-term lets. The four holiday homes are each […]

Creole banjo star to raise the roof for church fund

A WORLD-FAMOUS banjo artist from New Orleans is on his way to pluck at the heartstrings of concertgoers in Frant, as he performs under the rafters of St Alban’s Church tonight (November 9). Playing a style of Creole banjo with its origins in the early days of jazz, Don Vappie will be making a stop […]

A pitch-perfect match for local boys’ grammar in county football game

Year 7 pupils from Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys celebrate an impressive match result in the Kent Cup trophy for 2022…   Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys’ (TWGSB) Year 7 football team have had a fantastic result in the Kent Cup. Their match in the competition took place on Friday October 21 against […]

MP: ‘Why Rishi Sunak is the right man to be PM’

GREG Clark has said he is ‘proud’, ‘delighted’ and ‘relieved’ that Rishi Sunak has become the country’s new PM following weeks of chaos in the Conservative Party. The Tunbridge Wells MP, who was made Levelling Up Secretary towards the end of Boris Johnson’s premiership, came out in support of Mr Sunak on Friday and nominated […]

Legion seeks veterans for Remembrance Service

A CALL has gone out for Armistice and Remembrance ceremonies in Tunbridge Wells this November, which are expected to attract thousands to the town but which could be missing some important faces. John Cohen, Chairman of the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) local branch is currently reaching out to veterans who are not in touch with […]

Wedding team make the finals at county’s awards

TWO wedding venues in Tunbridge Wells have been shortlisted in three categories for The Kent Wedding Awards. Elite Leisure Collection’s (ELC) Salomons Estate and One Warwick Park Hotel are finalists again at this year’s wedding awards, after an ELC venue won ‘best events team’ last year. The Tunbridge Wells-based venues are now finalists in three […]

Council’s cost of living fund has no money in it

A FUND setup by the Council’s new ‘Borough Partnership’ to help Tunbridge Wells’ ‘neediest and poorest’ through the cost-of-living crisis has no money in it, the Times can reveal. Back in July, the coalition Cabinet at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC), which is made up of Lib Dem, Labour and Alliance councillors, announced that it […]

St Gregory’s Catholic School has welcomed new Academy Principal

Phil Byrne has started his new role at the secondary school, which is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and located in Reynolds Lane in Tunbridge Wells…   St Gregory’s Catholic School says it is ‘delighted’ to welcome Phil Byrne as its new Academy Principal. Mr Byrne replaces Sean McQuillan, who retired at the end of […]

Opera House to host real ale festival with only British-grown hop varieties

THE Opera House in Tunbridge Wells is to host a 12-day real-ale festival featuring only British-grown hop varieties – with overseas brewers going as far as brewing their beers in England for the event. Opening today (October 12) and lasting until Sunday, October 23, the festival at the JD Wetherspoon owned pub will showcase 15 […]

House prices go through the roof with a £36k hike

HOMEOWNERS in Tunbridge Wells made an average of £36,000 on their properties last year, although increases in house prices have now stopped, industry figures show. According to one of the country’s biggest lenders, prices across Tunbridge Wells shot up by 8.3 per cent in September compared to 12 months earlier. This means the average house […]


Please enter a search term below.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter