Hundreds put best foot forward for Hospice Run

MORE than 500 local people turned out to take part in the Hospice Run in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday (September 18), despite the period of national mourning. Runners set off from the Lower Cricket Ground to complete the 5k or 10k circular routes on closed roads throughout the town, all to raise funds for Hospice […]

Drink pink: the best rosé wines for summer’s end

This week Times wine editor James Viner is here with four wonderful rosé choices for you to enjoy as we usher in the last of the summer wine… Summer may well be practically over (autumn begins on Friday) but it’s not yet time to definitively say goodbye to a glass of tasty dry rosé wine. […]

It’s time to savour the tastes that our county has to offer for the new season

Produced in Kent, an organisation which champions the county’s finest producers and products, has curated a special autumnal collection showcasing some of the region’s most delicious and seasonal treats. Eileen Leahy discovers more… With the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness now upon us it’s time to switch up our eating habits, swapping salads for […]

Charity walk aims to bring relief to flood-hit Pakistan

A SOUTHBOROUGH charity is hoping to raise £1,000 following the recent news of flooding in Pakistan that has seen one-third of the country submerged. The Jamil Trust, set up by Nasir Jamil, conducted a five-kilometre charity walk earlier this month to raise money for the stricken country, which raised more than £500. Around £200 was […]

School team is victorious in Tonbridge

A team of parents from Claremont Primary School beat 21 other teams to win the 2022 Tonbridge Dragon Boat race earlier this month. On Sunday, September 4 the Tonbridge Lions Club Annual Dragon Boat Race took place on the River Medway in the centre of Tonbridge. The crowds took advantage of a beautiful day and […]

A triumphant return despite the weather

A triumphant return despite the weather

Black Deer made a triumphant comeback at the weekend despite the challenge of extreme weather conditions. The first day of the award-winning festival saw record high temperatures and glorious sunshine play second fiddle to the impressive array of acts who took to the festival’s numerous stages to entertain thousands of people who’d come to enjoy […]

Going Out Guide June 22 – June 29

Going Out Guide June 22 - June 29

Comedian is calling the shots at Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival Tunbridge Wells comedian, mother of two and ‘puppet master’ of the irrepressible ‘Kitty Cassis’, Aimee Cooper is facing a whirlpool of work this July, but regrets nothing when she sees comic opportunities multiplying. In the running to be crowned the UK’s top bingo caller in […]

By George! It’s time to celebrate English Wine Week…

By George! It's time to celebrate English Wine Week...

It kicked off last Saturday and runs through to this Sunday June 26. Times Drinks Editor James Viner suggests four top, mouth-watering, locally-made wines to aptly toast the quality of our winemaking superstars. The English wine industry is on a roll and quite rightly there’s a loud buzz around the thrilling English wine scene right […]

Storms interrupts festival’s return but Black Deer ends on a high note

Storms interrupts festival's return but Black Deer ends on a high note

Festival goers were asked to evacuate the main arena just as The Waterboys began their set with organisers blaming ‘extreme weather conditions’ but the festival resumed on Sunday. More than 10,000 people flocked through the gates over the three days, and organisers say the return of the event had ‘exceeded their expectations’. Black Deer, which […]


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