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Archive for September, 2014

Record coffee and cake

September 29 2014.

There were cups galore of latte, expresso and Americano all over Rye on Friday as various groups took part in the world’s largest coffee party in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support writes Tony McLaughlin.

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Learning from Sandwich

September 25 2014.

Rye Conservation Society travelled to fellow Cinque Port Sandwich to see what lessons might be learned, and heard how to cope with devastating floods. Kenneth Bird reports.

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Look right, look left – look out!

September 25 2014.
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An accident involving a primary school pupil crossing the car park at Rye Sports Centre highlights the dangerous path for our school children

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Park and ride to ease jammed roads?

September 25 2014.

Parking is a major issue for Rye residents, as a recent survey shows. A High Street loading bay is on the way, “park and ride” is a possibility and some sort of “pedestrianisation” might be introduced. But the reality, for now, is traffic jams, roadworks, vans on pavements, streets blocked, and no one taking responsibility. Charles Harkness reports

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Missed kicks in a non-vintage display

September 25 2014.

Ninfield came to Iden looking for their first victory of the season – unfortunately for them they came up against a wall, Justin Wall that is, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in a two-all draw

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Rock on, Charlie: get the job done

September 25 2014.

For the next year or so, a large barge and its loyal tug will be permanent features in Rye Bay. Their role is to build up the sea defences with rock coming all the way from Norway. Philip Moore explains what is going on

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On course for October

September 25 2014.

You might like gardening, or architecture, or you might prefer discussing today’s burning issues. Whatever your preference, the autumn session of courses for adult learners in Rye is about to start. Andy Stuart has the details

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A quacking time had by all

September 23 2014.

The River Tillingham was blocked to all traffic bar ducks – plastic ones, that is – last Saturday, as the pre-school playgroup’s annual duck race got underway, followed by a fun afternoon at the playgroup

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Criminal’s Costner in Camber

September 19 2014.

Oscar winning actor Kevin Costner has been filming on the beach at Camber with fellow actors Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds. The trio have been staying at the George hotel in the High Street writes Tony McLaughlin.

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Bus cuts confusion – yes, no, maybe

September 19 2014.

Rye’s Tory MP is unequivocal about opposing proposed bus cuts by the county council. And, as next year’s elections loom ever larger in minds, Charles Harkness attempts to unravel what will happen to Rye’s 326 service – before county council consultations end on September 28

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‘Rother plans will cost Rye its station’

September 19 2014.

A proposed tax on new homes built in Rye will cost the community dear, argues Chris Coverdale. Rother will use the money to construct a High Speed line to Hastings and Bexhill but with no plans for the trains to stop at Rye. Moreover, he says, this stealth tax will mean the loss of Rye’s rail station and add up to £24,000 to the cost of a new home, hurting first-time buyers and pensioners

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Summer ends so start hoarding

September 18 2014.

Now’s the time for hunter-gatherers to finish foraging and pack the results into the freezer or into pots. Here are some low frill but deeply satisfying ways to get the most from what you’ve gathered

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Sloe-ly does it to win

September 18 2014.

Making sloe gin is a slow process as the sloes need time to turn into a strong, tasty drink which is why Rye News is announcing a 2015 competition now to include liquor produced in 2014 and in previous years. Other home brews will feature in the competition – but first start slowly with the sloes.

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Clued up? Win a new edition

September 18 2014.

To celebrate the appearance of a new edition of ‘Mapp & Lucia’ by Hesperus Press we give you the chance to win a copy by answering three questions

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Cashing in ‘without real experience’

September 18 2014.

Following her highly publicised trial and imprisonment, Vicky Pryce is coming to the arts festival to talk about the human and financial costs – and the impact on education and in finding employment – after release from prison. Heidi Foster does not believe it is right for her to be making money from her experience

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Ryers relish historic royal tale

September 25 2014.

Entertaining, thoughtful and humorous, this one man show about the court of George II, written and performed by AP Waxkirsh, deserves to be staged again writes Seana Lanigan

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Mary gives life and hope to others

September 25 2014.

Mary Shipstone, the girl murdered in Northiam, lives on now in five other children – and with a fund that will help charities treating child trauma

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Skip slip just misses car

September 25 2014.

Safety did not appear to be a top priority when skips were being removed recently in central Rye. Luckily, the mayor was on hand to step in to prevent further damage being caused by the precarious load

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Car crash victim named

September 25 2014.
The motorist killed in a car crash on the A259 at Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, in the early hours of Tuesday September 23 has been named by police as Michael Walsh, aged 72, who came from the Rye area. Police were called after a car was seen in bushes with its headlights on around 2am. The car had struck a tree close to the village hall. The driver was declared dead at the scene. The A259 was closed in both directions and diversions set up through the village. The diversion, though, was unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles because of a narrow archway. [Source: Sussex Police]

Let’s fly the flag for Landgate

September 25 2014.

It’s time councillors, residents, campaigning societies and others joined forces to remind Rother District Council that it has a responsibility to ensure that the Landgate Tower is restored and properly maintained, says Nick Taylor

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The healing power of music

September 25 2014.

Music can be a powerful aid in the recovery process and can support the sick through many different health problems. Continuing the series of Healthy Living events, Rye’s two GP surgeries have got together to present a demonstration by a local group, The Music Well

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Amber knows her artichokes

September 24 2014.

The community garden is raising its profile at local shows in the hunt for more volunteers who’ll be needed now that the garden is open and an orchard of Sussex Heritage apple trees is arriving within weeks. There are jobs for everyone – you just need some stout shoes . . .

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Proms at the pub to aid Macmillan

September 22 2014.

Puccini, Purcell and Cole Porter . . . the Rye Bay Ensemble has some very different gigs planned for autumn, starting on Saturday. Rebekah Gilbert, mezzo soprano, gives some details

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Bowls score, the rest lose out

September 19 2014.

Cost cutting measures being taken by councils like Rother District Council can mean sports suffer as the grass is cut less well on the Salts – but the bowls club grass is greener on the other side of the road and they seem to have no complaints.

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Tax adds £18k to new homes in Rye

September 19 2014.

Rye councillors have agreed to Rother’s plans to introduce a new tax on new homes in the area, though councillors want the proposals fleshed out. There isn’t enough detail they complained. Charles Harkness reports

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Rye United: Rother grabs the keys

September 19 2014.

First the stand and floodlights went to pay United’s debts. Now the district council has taken what remains of the club’s hopes to rise from the ashes

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Operatic triumph at the Milligan

September 18 2014.

The Art Festival’s classical musical programme opened with the opera “La Traviata, which was a “triumph” for conductor/stage director Alisdair Kitchen and lead singer Icelandic soprano Rannveig Karadottir, reports reviewer Alexander Stiller.

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Wheat, loaves and border conflicts

September 18 2014.

With a bumper wheat harvest successfully gathered in on his Romney Marsh farm, Simon Wright considers the plight of English farmers whose land could straddle two countries if the Scottish ‘Yes’ campaign should win the day

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Spotlight on the Black Death

September 18 2014.

Up to 200 million people died and Europe was devastated over an eight-year period by the Black Death. It took a generation to recover from the pandemic, which features in Rye’s fifth Medieval Conference in October at Rye College on “The Hazards of Life and Causes of Death in Late Medieval England”. The conference is organised by Rye Museum and at least 60 academics and others interested in history are expected to attend.

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No warning for coach

September 18 2014.

Traffic ground to a halt after a large National coach turned right through the Landgate only for the driver to realise he was not going to get through the High Street. Traffic had been diverted after roadworks in Cinque Ports Street blocked westbound traffic. The driver blamed his “satnav” but there is no signage warning that the road is impassable for very large vehicles.

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