Tunbridge Wells news

Civic Centre proposals get the go-ahead

An artist's impression of the proposed civic centre from Calverley Grounds

Councillors will press ahead with proposals for an £86 million civic centre and theatre scheme.

Two people found dead at flat

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Two people have been found dead in a flat after neighbours were told to leave their homes as emergency services dealt with an incident.

Residents evacuated after incident

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Police, fire officers and paramedics are have been called to a Kent town after concern was raised for the welfare of two people.

'Dangerous' dog seized

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Police have seized a dog from a car park after reports it had bitten people trying to get into the stair area.


Man charged over sex attack

A man has been arrested following a sexual assault allegation

A man will appear in court charged with a sexual assault on a teenage girl.

'Pillar of the community' admits sex abuse

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

A pensioner’s criminal past caught up with him when he was arrested for sexual offences committed with two young girls 60 years ago.

Political group oppose plans for new civic complex

The Tunbridge Wells Labour group say they oppose the plans for a Civic Complex

Plans for a new Civic Complex complete with council offices, a theatre and underground car park have come under fire.

Sex attack on girl as she sat on bench

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Police are hunting a sex attacker who hugged a teenage girl as she sat on a bench, before sexually assaulting her.

Car crashes into skip

A car crashed into a skip in Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells. Picture: @Twellsense

Traffic has returned to normal after delays caused by a car which crashed into a skip.


Teen sentenced for knuckle duster attack

Connor Hewett. Picture: Kent Police

A teenager who used a knuckle duster in a violent town centre attack has been sentenced to a year in a young offenders' institution.


Fire crews battle blaze in hotel chimney

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Firefighters are at the scene of a hotel and pub after a blaze broke out in a chimney.


Tributes paid to dad of two

Tribute: Paul Cowie.

A family has paid tribute to a "beloved husband and wonderful father" who died after a two-car crash.


Two hurt in morning crash

Two people were found dead.

Two women have been taken to hospital after a crash which left a road closed.

Drugs find after uninsured car seized

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A man has been arrested after suspected drugs were found during a search of his car.


Two taken to hospital with serious injuries after crash

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The A21 is fully re-opened after earlier crash which injured two people.

Paedophile admits filming abuse

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: John Wardley

A paedophile is facing jail after admitting 16 offences including filming himself abusing young girls.

Woman seriously injured in crash

Police are looking for the car which left the scene before they arrived.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a crash which left a woman with serious injuries.

Robber 'hit victim with glass bottle'

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Police are investigating after a man was reportedly headbutted and hit with a glass bottle during a robbery.

Lorry stuck under railway bridge

The lorry is stuck under the railway bridge.

Drivers are warned to find other routes after a lorry driver got his vehicle wedged under a railway bridge.

Lorry and car crash

Emergency services are at the scene.

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident involving a car and a lorry.

Boy, 16, knocked unconscious outside nightclub

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A teenager was knocked out during a fight outside a nightclub on Friday.

Sightless veteran looks forward to march down Whitehall

David Scott, Lt Commander RN

Seventy-nine years after joining the Royal Navy, a blind seaman is march past the Cenotoph this Sunday

Main road closed due to gas leak

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Drivers are being warned of rush hour delays after an A road was closed due to a gas leak.

Arrest after commuter 'punched in face'

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Police have arrested a man who allegedly carried out a racially aggravated assault on a commuter.

Pair will not face re-trial over rough sleeper's death

Giles Metcalfe

Two men accused of killing a rough sleeper by dousing him in lighter fluid and setting him alight as he slept in a car park will not face a re-trial.


Man died of overdose at sex festival

Police search the area in Brokes Wood.

More details have emerged about the death of a man at a kinky rave festival, as an inquest opened today.

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