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Dry spell for historic spring worsens

The Chalybeate spring in Tunbridge Wells is back in working order since it dried up last June

A historic water spring in Tunbridge Wells that has dried up has now had its services suspended by the Council.

Woman's crisis of faith after death of her husband

Michelle Nanouche experienced a 'crisis of faith' after the sudden death of her husband

After the sudden death of her husband, a newly turned public speaker shares experiences following her crisis of faith.

Crash stops man from saying goodbye to dying wife

A boy and girl, both 11, were approached by three men in a van

A driver has been jailed after a horrific crash left a pensioner unable to spend precious time with his dying wife because he was so badly injured.

Alzheimer's Society bring Zumba to Tunbridge Wells town centre

Members of staff taking part in the Zumba event at the Millenium Clock Tower, Tunbridge Wells

Staff from Alzheimer's Society put on a Zumba show in Tunbridge Wells town centre to raise awareness of dementia.

Hospice boss jailed after stealing thousands from charity

Barry Smith was a trading manager at the Hospices of Hope in Otford

A hospice boss who stole more than £12,500 from charity donations is starting a jail sentence.


Missing teen last seen in Kent

Jessica Saunders, 18, was last seen in Tunbridge Wells.

Jessica Saunders, 18, was last seen at a railway station in the county on Thursday.

Discounted rates for firms moving into empty shops

The former ABC Cinema became a 'grot spot' of the town before the building was demolished

A council is offering rate relief to businesses moving into empty premises.

Helicopter search for "suspicious person"

The police helicopter, which covers Kent and Essex. Stock picture.

The police helicopter was called out to Tunbridge Wells today to help search for a "suspicious person".

Kent rower rescued from sinking boat in Pacific

Fraser Hart. Photo from www.pacificrowers.com.

Fraser Hart was one of four adventurers stranded in a 2,400 mile rowing race.

County competition celebrates work of Tunbridge Wells author

Sarah Salway, author of Digging up Paradise

A Visit Kent competition is celebrating the county's best gardens through the eyes of a Kent poet and novelist.

Local MP will join children to raise funds for African schools

Build Africa works in some of the poorest parts of Kenya and Uganda

Local MP will join children in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for African pre-schools.

Dozens of firefighters tackle roof blaze

Fire crews and police at the scene of the Tunbridge Wells fire. Picture: @rabbiton

Six fire crews have been tackling a huge fire in a block of flats.

Elderly man injured from early morning fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

An man believed to be in his 70s was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following an early morning lounge fire.

CCTV footage released of burglary at John Lewis, Tunbridge Wells

Kent Police have released CCTV footage of a burglary at a department store in Tunbridge Wells.

Tunbridge Wells gallery receives contemporary makeover

Chapel Place Gallery with Natural Grey Concreate flooring and staircase

The Chapel Place Gallery in Tunbridge Wells has been re-fitted with a type of flooring that is the first of its kind on the British market.

Life's a bench! Workers in town seat bungle

A wooden hoarding partly cuts off this bench in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Ciara Gregory

A clumsy design that has left a town centre bench partly cut off has been turning heads among shoppers.


Eighteen charged after drug raids

Kent Police has been to court to ask for more time to probe election expenses

Detectives have charged 18 people after a series of drug raids this week.

A228 closed in both directions after crash

Drivers should approach the area with caution. Stock image

The A228 is shut at Colts Hill in both directions after a lorry and car collided

Tunbridge Wells woman found guilty of posession of cannabis

The case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court

A Tunbridge Wells woman has been found guilty of posession of cannabis at Maidstone Magistrates' Court.

More arrests after second round of drug raids

Police have made an arrest. Stock picture.

Eight more people have been arrested in a second round of drug raids in the county.

Inspiring photography exhibition marks Learning Disability Week

Photographer: Jason Dilling

A Tunbridge Wells charity is holding week of special events to mark Learning Disability Week

Cheese! Gran named Britain's worst holiday photographer

Jayne Boorman's picture was named Britain's worst holiday snap

Nobody wanted to win, but a Kent grandmother has been named Britain's worst holiday photographer.


Annual council meeting elects new Mayor

Councillor Stanyer

An annual meeting of the Council has elected the new Mayor of Tunbridge Wells

'The day I had my crotch grabbed by Rik Mayall'

Rik Mayall when he appeared in The New Statesman in Kent in 2006

Kent comedian Bob Mortimer has honoured TV legend Rik Mayall with an unusual tribute.


500 artbooks hidden among Morrisons produce

'Things' by Simon Faithfull

Shoppers will be unknowingly entering into an artistic treasure hunt in Morrisons, Tunbridge Wells.

Football fans could be facing year-long pub ban for violent behaviour

Football fans are praying that Roy Hodgson's boys get back to winning ways against Uruguay

World Cup fans who cause violence or trouble in Tunbridge Wells could face a 12 month ban from pubs

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