Tunbridge Wells news

'I could see great sadness and distress'

'I could see great sadness and distress'

A teenager who suffered the devastating loss of both of his parents, within a year, has seen £10,000 pour in for his unique challenge.

Winners crowned in 'My AuSome Art' competition

Winners crowned in 'My AuSome Art' competition

The winners of an art competition set up by a charity to mark Autism Awareness Week have been announced.

Tragic last moments as teen told police 'I'm going to kill myself'

Tragic last moments as teen told police 'I'm going to kill myself'

No patrols were sent to a teen who called police in distress before taking his own life despite teams being available, an inquest has heard.

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Meet county's fox rescuers

Meet county's fox rescuers

The Fox Project began life 30 years ago and now treats more than 1,000 foxes every year.

Third fine for ignoring planning enforcement notices

Third fine for ignoring planning enforcement notices

A landowner described his appearance in court over a planning breach with Tunbridge Wells council as 'the story of my life.'

Body found in harbour is missing student

Body found in harbour is missing student

The death of a missing student has led to tributes to a young man described as having 'extraordinary promise and great personal charm'.

Dad and son's food delivery service rises and rises

Dad and son's food delivery service rises and rises

A father and son delivery business, which started providing baked goods to people's doorsteps during the pandemic, is on a roll.

Conservatives lose overall control of Tunbridge Wells

Conservatives lose overall control of Tunbridge Wells

Bucking the national trend, the Tories have suffered losses in Tunbridge Wells, but remain the largest party.

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Woman hurls abuse at taxi driver

Woman hurls abuse at taxi driver

A taxi driver has been subjected to a foul-mouthed rant by a woman outside a train station.

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Dad's plea to 'check on loved ones' a year after son's tragic death

Dad's plea to 'check on loved ones' a year after son's tragic death

The dad of a 17-year-old who took his own life a year ago has shared one of the last photos of his son, and urged people to check on loved ones.

Restaurant owner's fears after no applicants for £32k job

Restaurant owner's fears after no applicants for £32k job

The owner of a Kent restaurant and bar has been left shocked after nobody applied for a £32k job role just weeks before they're set to reopen.

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'We just want to know he is safe'

'We just want to know he is safe'

The partner of a man missing for more than two weeks says she is 'lost and confused' by his sudden disappearance.

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Police seize bike as part of clampdown

Police seize bike as part of clampdown

A motorbike has been seized by police after they discovered its owner had no licence.

Body found in search for missing student

Body found in search for missing student

The family of a missing student have been informed by police after a body was found in a harbour.

Shelter's storytime therapy for scaredy cats

Shelter's storytime therapy for scaredy cats

RSPCA carers are reading books to a group of moggies rescued from a Kent home in a bid to improve their confidence around people.

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'I woke up in hospital after 16 days in a coma'

'I woke up in hospital after 16 days in a coma'

A teacher turned author who spent years recovering from a life changing brain haemorrhage is now using her experiences to raise money for good causes.

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New chapter for library users

New chapter for library users

A town's £10m civic centre has opened its first service to the public.

It's Barrioke! Actor to host hits night

It's Barrioke! Actor to host hits night

It's Barrioke! Tickets for a hits party featuring a Kent-born actor best known for his role in EastEnders have gone on sale.

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Cheryl announces back garden gig

Cheryl announces back garden gig

A member of Bucks Fizz is selling tickets for a gig in her back garden in Kent for just under £150.

Could true blue grip on Tunbridge Wells be slipping?

Could true blue grip on Tunbridge Wells be slipping?

It has been suggested that the Conservative dominance of one of its strongholds could be under threat at next month's county and borough elections.

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