Thursday, October 19 2017

Reserve gains Countryside award

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has won a prestigious award for its saltmarsh project

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Other Headlines

Rye Academy moves forward

Rye Academy moves forward  

The news from Rye Academy Trust is encouraging but much remains to be done to secure a sustainable future

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Taking on the town’s traffic

Taking on the town’s traffic  

A group of residents have formed a pressure group to tackle the town’s increasing troublesome traffic and road safety issues

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Biggest Wild Boar ever

Biggest Wild Boar ever  

The annual gastronomic feast of Wild Boar is nearly here

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First, walk. Only then try to run

First, walk. Only then try to run  

Grand talk at the rail summit. But is there any point?

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Mixed fortunes for Casuals

The first team pulled off a high-scoring draw but the 2nds were not so fortunate

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News from Rye Hospital Friends

News from Rye Hospital Friends  

Friends of the Rye Hospital to appoint new chairman at AGM

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Rail Summit – MLAG’s view

Rail Summit – MLAG’s view  

A number of speakers updated the audience on rail progress. But will the trains run on time or the strikes cease?

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Hastings Fringe migrates

Hastings Fringe migrates  

A highly successful weekend of plays at Rye Creative Centre last weekend

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Fire at Market Road

Fire at Market Road  

Police investigations are underway following a devestating outbreak of fire at retail premises off Market Road, Rye

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Donation to Rye Harbour RNLI

Donation to Rye Harbour RNLI  

A generous cheque has been received to help towards the funding of the new lifeboat

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Defibrillator used to save life

Defibrillator used to save life  

An Icklesham defibrillator was no sooner installed than it needed to be used

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Glittering Prizes

Glittering Prizes  

One more chance to see Hastings winner perform

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Sewer flooding public meeting

There will be a multi-agency public meeting on Saturday November 4, 10am at the Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, writes Anna Evett. Southern Water, Rother District Council and other agencies will be in attendance to update on the flooding issues and answer questions. All are welcome to attend and Icklesham Parish Council looks forward to seeing you there.

Goodbye John Priestley 1939-2017

Goodbye John Priestley 1939-2017  

Few people have done more for their community than John Priestley who died last week

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Rye Harbour lifeboat christened

Rye Harbour lifeboat christened  

The dedication service and formal launching of the new Rye Harbour “B Class” lifeboat took place last Saturday

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Mixed message for commuters

Mixed message for commuters  

Amber Rudd’s fourth annual rail summit held out a lot of hope for commuters but very little substance

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Nature Reserve reports to members

Nature Reserve reports to members  

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is encouraging more public interest and concern for wildlife conservation

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New Chairman for Art Gallery

New Chairman for Art Gallery  

New Rye Art Gallery chairman reaches out to supporters

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Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!  

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star in a story of survival and personal relationships

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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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Betjeman and Larkin come to life

Betjeman and Larkin come to life  

A fascinating performance, delving into the minds of two great poets

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Local restaurant sources locally

Local restaurant sources locally  

The Gallivant restaurant and hotel at Camber Sands has won a national award for relying on local produce

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Museum Gala at the Town Hall

Museum Gala at the Town Hall  

Two of Rye’s major companies of thespians provided an entertaining and successful evening for the Museum

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Break-in at the Black Sheep

Break-in at the Black Sheep  

 A man has been charged after a break-in at The Black Sheep shop, 72 The Mint, writes Kenneth Bird. The shop window was smashed and several figurines and small china items were stolen.

Mark Page, 52, unemployed, of Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings has been charged in connection with the burglary on October 6 and arson with intent also on October 6 at The Collector’s Corner in Market Road, Rye. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday October 7.

 

Oodles of attercops

Oodles of attercops  

The local natural history society opens its season of lectures with a talk by the warden of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Highly Inflammable theatre

Highly Inflammable theatre  

The Hastings Fringe spreads its wings to the Rye Creative Centre

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Rye Community Shop presents awards

Rye Community Shop presents awards  

The Rye Community Shop continues to distribute grant funding to local charities with the help of its volunteers

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Wear a pussy for the bonfire

Wear a pussy for the bonfire  

Hand knitted, unique pussy hats are now available in Rye Bonfire Society colours. All proceeds go to a worthy cause

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Exhibition with a difference

Exhibition with a difference  

Interesting and very different art with structural designs for granite and alabaster integrated with nature

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How we built Spitfires in secret

How we built Spitfires in secret  

A fascinating story of wartime initiative

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