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Royal Academy of Music student Scarlet raising money for fees

A student who has always dreamed of starring in a West End musical is trying to earn money for her education by starring on the Southborough stage where she made her theatrical debut. 22-year-old Meghan Rayner hopes that a one-night show at the Royal Victoria Hall will help pay her £12,000 tuition fees. She first danced on the stage at the venue as a 6-year-old in a production of Snow White.

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Tonbridge teen wears skirt she wore for first day at final exam

When she bought her daughter’s first school skirt in August 2006, Natalie Snuggs presumed that she would have to buy a few more skirts over the years for her daughter. But to everyone’s surprise, Ellie Snuggs sat her last GCSE in the same skirt she wore on her first day at school! Mrs Snuggs, of Swanland Drive in Tonbridge said: “It is an M&S skirt and it has lasted all these years. She was sitting her last GCSE and she …

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Local celebrity on billboards

A local fitness instructor has won a competition to be the ‘face’ of Tunbridge Wells and is now featured on billboards throughout the town. Sarah Domoney has been awarded the title Local Legend for recognition of her impact in the town.

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Fiesta is a huge hit again

The hugely popular Jarvis Brook Juniors FC annual Football Fiesta saw 144 boys’ and girls’ football teams from across Sussex, Surrey and Kent take part. All the teams played very well and showed excellent sportsmanship and fair play throughout. This year was the first time that Sunday afternoon was dedicated to girls’ football and the semi finals and finals were very exciting as they went all the way to penalties.

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More to offer than The Pantiles

The town’s newest Blue Badge tourist guide, Catherine Pitt, has plans to turn tourism in Tunbridge Wells upside-down. Catherine is keen to show that the town is not just about The Pantiles. The 30-year-old history graduate is one of fourteen new South East England guides: “I know the coaches drop off tour groups there, and of course that’s what attracts them in the first place, but our history doesn’t start and stop in 1606 when the waters were discovered. But …

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