Here is a selection of stories in this week’s Times of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. For more stories and the latest news, make sure to visit our sister site theknow.guide.

FIRST IMAGE OF PROPOSED HS4AIR WHICH COULD LINK TONBRIDGE STATION WITH GATWICK AND HEATHROW

Plans have moved forward for a high speed train that would provide Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge with a fast link to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Last week engineering consultants Expedition released the first image of their proposed £10billion HS4Air [High Speed for Air] project.

Now the firm will submit their plans to the Department for Transport to attain funding and support in response to a call for ideas within the rail sector.

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TUNBRIDGE WELLS IN BLOOM TO BE JUDGED NEXT WEEK – DESPITE HEAT BROWNING GARDENS

Searing heat has proved a ‘challenge’ to Tunbridge Wells’ efforts for Britain in Bloom honours, but organisers will not be withdrawing.

Temperatures, which topped 30°C at times in the last week, have led to gardens and hanging baskets on display being parched to the extent that Bearsted Parish Council cancelled the Kent village’s own event.

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TONBRIDGE POOL BRIDGE COULD BE CLOSED FOR MONTHS

The bridge that links the swimming pool to the Racecourse Sportsground has to be replaced and may be blocked off for several months because of complications with utility pipelines.

The route was shut on May 30 and the closure has caused consternation because the alternative route across the Medway, 75 metres away, is via a narrower bridge.

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PRISON FOR COUPLE WHO CAUSED BABY SERIOUS PHYSICAL HARM

A man and a woman who lived on Walters Farm Road in Tonbridge have been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of causing or allowing a baby to suffer serious physical harm.

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SEVEN DAYS: WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS AND TONBRIDGE

And here is your seven day events guide for the area.

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