Sunday, October 22 2017

Conservationists blast Rother

The Conservation Society has locked horns with our Rother District Councillor over inaction on the Landgate

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40,000 watch Hastings burn

40,000 watch Hastings burn  

Last Saturday’s bonfire procession in Hastings gave a taste of things to come in Rye next month

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Gamey eats, treats and events

Gamey eats, treats and events  

Wild Boar Week has arrived. Restaurants will be showcasing an array of gamey treats including squirrel, pheasant, and rabbit

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Ryesingers Italian music evening

Ryesingers Italian music evening  

The Ryesingers, our local choir, provided an excellent Italian evening for church funds

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Education in crisis?

Has neo-liberalism ruined our once-fine education system?

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Last call for taster sailing

Last call for taster sailing  

The Rye Harbour Sailing Club are holding their last free dinghy taster sailing session of the season at The Point, Rye Harbour at 11am on Saturday October 21, writes Caroline Wylson. This event will be run alongside RHSC’s Sailability Day, which is operated by a charity helping people with disabilities enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing. For further information, see the story published earlier this year in Rye News.

Hello Herbie II rescues MFV

Hello Herbie II rescues MFV  

Rye Harbour’s new lifeboat is already proving her worth

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25 years of dedication to Santa

25 years of dedication to Santa  

Santa’s Grotto is relocating this year after a magnificent quarter of a century in the Museum

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Kenny Broberg – a youthful talent

Kenny Broberg – a youthful talent  

A music feast with Kenny Broberg who performed at the Rye Arts Festival

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Bonfire collectors out in force

Bonfire collectors out in force  

Preparations for the big Rye Bonfire night are well underway

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Patients, communicate now

Patients, communicate now  

Join your local GP practice patient group and help communication about health and social care

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The day the town went dry

The day the town went dry  

Residents were parched as the mains water supply to Rye and Camber was cut off for hours

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Rye Freethinkers consider AI

Rye Freethinkers consider AI  

Rye Freethinkers discover the enjoyment of meeting regularly to consider matters of great import or little

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News from St Michael’s Hospice

News from St Michael’s Hospice  

St Michael’s Hospice are repeating last year’s successful Christmas event of festive fun for the family and much more

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And the sky turned red(-ish)

And the sky turned red(-ish)  

While the south east escaped the brunt of Hurricane Irma, the southerly winds that it brought carried not only warm air from the Iberian peninsula but also Saharan dust, turning the sky a sickly yellow and providing an extraordinary sepia sunset over Mermaid Street, writes Andrew Bamji.

U3A hears about dogs saving lives

U3A hears about dogs saving lives  

If you look for something to do join the U3A – many interesting groups to join and monthly talks

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Accident in West Street

Accident in West Street  

An serious accident between a car and a pedestrian in West Street also caused disruption to the town centre

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Craft Club raises funds for RNLI

Craft Club raises funds for RNLI  

Rye Golf Club invites members to join the Craft Club along with 35,000 others to raise funds for charity

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Gallery’s permanent collection

Gallery’s permanent collection  

Permanent Collection on show at the Rye Arts Gallery

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Casuals win home and away

Casuals win home and away  

A successful weekend for both Casuals teams

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Have your say on ESCC libraries

Have your say on ESCC libraries  

East Sussex is currently consulting residents on the county’s library services

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Living it up in the past

Living it up in the past  

Rye Conservation Society travelled across Sussex to visit the Weald and Downland Museum

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Mental health support

Depressed? Anxious? Struggling to cope? There is a new service available that could help

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Order of 1066 goes to Rye Old Girl

Order of 1066 goes to Rye Old Girl  

By tradition to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on October 14 1066, the Mayor of Hastings makes an award to someone nominated for service to the community

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Rail disaster – 50 years on

Rail disaster – 50 years on  

The Hither Green rail disaster happened almost 50 years ago, when Rye people were among the dead and injured

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Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows  

Older Cliff Richard fans had a great evening with the Undercover Shadows, even dancing in the aisles

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Fashion show supports families

Fashion show supports families  

Family Support Work provides essential services to disadvantaged families in the Hastings area and surrounding villages, writes Gillian Roder.  There will be a major fundraiser Travelling Trends Fashion Show, on Friday October 20 at Rye Community Centre, Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are £5, call 01797 224174 or buy tickets on the door.

Volunteers needed for hospital

Volunteers needed for hospital  

Your local hospital needs you! A call for helping hands

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Sheila Kaye Smith – local author

A talk on Sheila Kaye Smith is to be given by Christine Hayward to the Northiam Historical and Literary Society on October 24, writes Kenneth Bird. Sheila Kaye Smith (1887-1956) was a prolific author, best known for writing about rural life in her native Sussex, most memorably Joanna Godden, which was set on Romney Marsh   She and her husband lived at Little Doucegrove, Northiam and  were responsible for building the nearby Catholic Chapel.

Venue: Northiam village hall at 7:30pm. Ticket for non-members £3.00.

Joan de Bethel 1923 – 2017

Joan de Bethel 1923 – 2017  

A Rye artist is remembered here by her daughter

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Animal Farm is watching you

Animal Farm is watching you  

Visit Rye Art Gallery for visual inspiration

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