Tunbridge Wells news

Festival pushed back after June 21 announcement

Festival pushed back after June 21 announcement

A music festival will go ahead this summer - but a week later than planned in order to fall after June 21.

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'It's not Royal Tonbridge Wells!'

'It's not Royal Tonbridge Wells!'

Some Kent residents were left angry and enraged after a BBC programme muddled up the name of two towns in the county.

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Alan Carr and TV show Interior Design Masters are in town

Alan Carr and TV show Interior Design Masters are in town

Three shops in a traditional Kentish shopping parade will undergo a re-fit tonight on BBC2.

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Plans to expand sports fields renewed

Plans to expand sports fields renewed

Plans to develop land into new playing fields have been renewed in a bid to expand sports facilities in the area.

Lorry overturns after hitting railway bridge

Lorry overturns after hitting railway bridge

A road has been closed in both directions after a lorry struck a railway bridge and overturned.

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Police appeal for stolen shark head

Police appeal for stolen shark head

Officers are searching for a large shark's head sculpture, stolen from outside a pub.

The 'Deliveroo-style' cocaine delivery service

The 'Deliveroo-style' cocaine delivery service

A gang of men who ran a 'Deliveroo-style' cocaine delivery network in Kent have been locked up.

DIY weapons seized during drugs raid

DIY weapons seized during drugs raid

Weapons with knives and spikes stuck on with tape were found when officers executed a search warrant.

Campaigners 'shocked' at council vote on planning blueprint

Campaigners 'shocked' at council vote on planning blueprint

Residents are dismayed that some councillors may have voted to accept a key planning document without seeing all the relevant papers.

Council votes overwhelmingly to approve submission version of Local Plan

Council votes overwhelmingly to approve submission version of Local Plan

A new garden village looks certain to built in Kent after a borough council voted to push on with its housing allocations.

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County councillor's tweets branded 'inappropriate'

County councillor's tweets branded 'inappropriate'

A councillor who has been criticised for tweeting 'inappropriate' comments has defended his words in the name of freedom of speech.

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Man charged after woman spat on

Man charged after woman spat on

A man has been charged with assault after a woman was spat on for asking a stranger to keep a social distance

CCTV appeal after car park barrier damaged

CCTV appeal after car park barrier damaged

An image has been released of a person police would like to speak to after a barrier was damaged in an underground car park.

Bucks Fizz star living off pension and offered money by celeb friends

Bucks Fizz star living off pension and offered money by celeb friends

A pop star has revealed she's living off her pension and growing vegetables to save money after live gigs dried up due to the pandemic.

The Voice: Did singer woo the judges?

The Voice: Did singer woo the judges?

A former Kent schoolboy got his dream to perform on ITV's The Voice this weekend - but did he do enough to impress the judges?

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Kent man's The Voice dream comes true

Kent man's The Voice dream comes true

A singer from Kent will appear on ITV's The Voice tonight, after auditioning to get on the show several times in the last 10 years.

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NHS pays out millions after boy suffered injuries during birth

NHS pays out millions after boy suffered injuries during birth

A hospital trust has apologised for errors which led to a baby suffering injuries during birth which left him with quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

Suspected cocaine dealer charged

Suspected cocaine dealer charged

A man found in possession of 13 bags of cocaine has been arrested and charged.

Thieves steal pub's giant shark head

Thieves steal pub's giant shark head

A pub team hope 'the long arm of the jaw' will catch up with thieves who've ruined a bit of lockdown fun by stealing a huge shark head.

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Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

Kent festival ‘full steam ahead’ despite Glastonbury cancellation

The founders of an award-winning music festival are eager to stress that Glastonbury is not the canary in the coal mine for the entire industry.

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