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Boost of seeing family was amazing

April 30 2015.

Despite nerves at the start, months of training and true grit and determination throughout the race enabled Ted Wilson to complete his first marathon in London on April 25. Would he do another one? “I can’t wait!” he says

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Veteran Casuals win the league

April 30 2015.

Icklesham’s veterans travelled away to Little Common knowing that victory would lead to them winning the Hastings FA Veterans League title. Read David Mayne’s report here

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Rye Bowls open to all

April 30 2015.

Rye Bowls Club open day was a great success, with a number of first-timers trying their hand and new members being signed up. Despite the cancellation, due to weather, of the following day’s practice session, the club recorded victories in both their opening matches during the week

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Make it a double please Iden

April 30 2015.

Iden’s barmy army travel to Little Common and Robertsbridge as they play in 2 cup finals on Saturday and Tuesday respectively with the hope of doing a double. Dan Lake previews the matches.

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Jempson’s attack charge trial

April 30 2015.

James Waller, 24, of  The Maltings, Peasmarsh, has been sent for trial at Lewes Crown Court on May 14 following an alleged knife attack at Jempson’s Superstore in Peasmarsh on April 15, writes Tony Nunn. Waller, who faces a total of four charges, including causing grievous bodily harm, was remanded in custody when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court. No pleas were taken.

Southeastern trains ‘**** awful’

Southeastern trains ‘**** awful’
April 30 2015.

Southeastern Railway, the butt of much criticism from Rye commuters, has now been rebuked by Sir Peter Hendy, the commissioner of Transport for London, writes Richard Comotto. In an interview with the magazine Management Today, he complains: “On Southeastern, the trains are like the Wild West. They are shit, awful. And then every now and then some people who look like the Gestapo get on and fine everyone they can. It doesn’t improve your day, does it?”. But he later apologised and BBC South East reported that he had said his comments were unjustified and excessive.

Present is now in the Past

April 29 2015.

When you were a short of a gift idea or needed a card, something a bit arty, you could stroll into Past & Present in Rye’s High Street. That’s no longer an option. The Holmans – Margaret and Derick – have sold up, and finally, after years of promising to do so, retired to their roots – somewhere in East Anglia

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Michael’s long walk home

April 29 2015.

A local man has written about his experiences under the Nazis, enduring terrible hardships as a Prisoner of War, but surviving the “long walk” in below freezing conditions with little food and making it home to marry his sweetheart

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Digging into Winchelsea harbour

April 29 2015.

Leading academics shed light on the location and history of Winchelsea’s long-lost medieval harbour at an exciting conference held in the town

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BT – ‘lie after lie’

April 29 2015.
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A Rye resident is sick of ‘endless excuses’ and ‘repeated lies’ about non-existent phone and broadband connections. The Ombudsman can’t help, so what is the point of its existence?

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St Mary’s salutes St George

April 29 2015.

St Mary’s church welcomed some French visitors from the congregation of Fecamp Abbey for its St George’s day procession and service. Fecamp Abbey used to own Rye and the two churches have maintained close links

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Bikers and bogies head to Hastings

April 29 2015.

Mayday! Mayday! Giants, bogies, clog and Morris dancers, drummers, sweeps and May Queens collide with thousands of bikers on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of Hastings’ busy weekend. But you should feel quite at home as the residents take advantage of the Jack in Green festival to revel, frolic and of course dress up from very early Friday onwards. But the bikers are coming too – in their thousands

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Helping at crashes

Helping at crashes
April 29 2015.

Technology that enables faster sharing of vital information about a motorcyclist or cyclist involved in an accident is being rolled out with the help of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. QR code stickers carry personal information about the rider are designed to be fixed to a crash helmet and can be scanned by emergency services for personal and medical information. More information about the initiative can be found at  the Hastings May Day Bike Run on May 4. Or visit this website. [Source: East Sussex County Council]

Capture the castle – for charity

Capture the castle – for charity
April 29 2015.

Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club’s annual charity walk will be on Sunday May 24, writes Derick Holman. This year it will be an invigorating springtime walk around the meadows and wetlands surrounding Camber Castle and the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. After a long winter this is a chance for young and old to get those muscles moving and raise money for charity. You will also be able to take part in a treasure hunt and a visit to the courtyard of the Tudor castle itself – a must for all Wolf Hall fans! This annual amble has even more to offer those who love the great outdoors and the support of good causes. To participate in this worthwhile event, register with Rye Rotary either at ryerotary@hotmail.co.uk  or telephone 07530 772000 for full details of how to sponsor your favourite charity and also contribute to local good causes. Entry forms are also available from Phillips & Stubbs, 47 Cinque Ports Street. [Photo: Derick Holman]

Architects award for Kino

April 29 2015.

Rye’s new Kino on Lion Street is attracting accolades, the latest of which is a prestigious RIBA architecture award

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Hamilton hits century for Rye

April 30 2015.

Rye continued their preparations for the new league season, as they travelled away for a friendly, this time against higher tiered opposition Glynde & Beddingham. Martin Blincow reports on the match here.

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RHSC pushes the boat out

April 30 2015.

Rye Harbour Sailing Club is participating in the RYA Push the Boat Out scheme to enable anyone interested in sailing to come and see for themselves what it entails and have a go in one of the club boats

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Rangers thrash weakened Borough

April 30 2015.

Beckley Rangers were goal happy as they defeated a weakened Eastbourne Borough side. A successful season ends at home next weekend against Broad Oak and Horam. Ashleigh Fraser reports.

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Ryers run the Marathon

April 30 2015.

Huge crowds turn out to create a carnival atmosphere as Rye residents raise thousands for charity and achieve their personal goals at this year’s biggest ever London Marathon.

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Break-ins at lock-up garages

April 30 2015.

Garages in North Salts, Rye, were broken into last weekend, writes Tony Nunn. Sussex Police said it received two reports on Saturday morning of forced entry at lock-up garages. In one garage tools and fishing tackle were stolen. “It isn’t clear how many garages were entered as the doors of most were found to be ajar,” said a police spokesman.

‘Stunning’ Tilling Green plans

April 30 2015.

The future of Tilling Green’s community centre begins to take shape in public. Until now little has been known of the plans. But at a meeting this week many questions appeared to have been answered: on timing, design, facilities and proposals to work round flood risks in the area. Nick Taylor reports

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Rother and you – the app

April 29 2015.

People in Rother will be able to access information from the council on the move, as part of a new pilot scheme. A new app which is being developed by the district council in partnership with Wealden will allow people to see details of planning applications, food premises’ hygiene ratings and road closures on their phone or other mobile device.

Residents will also be able to report missed bin collections or potholes, keep up with local news and events, access information about local transport links, find details of their local councillor or polling station. The new app is due to launch in August. [Source: Rother District Council]

Tracing the Woods

April 29 2015.

Anyone with the name Wood should hurry to either Adams in Rye, or Rye Old Books in Lion Street – to learn all about the Wood family of Kent, writes bookshop owner Aoife Coleman. Charles Wood, a local author has traced the Kentish family back to the 16th century. His research is meticulous and has received excellent reviews. The 172 page tome includes five maps, early surveys, 29 illustrations, extensive footnotes and a bibliography. Wood, A Family of Kent is essential reading for every family with the name Wood. There is a limited print run so make haste to the shops.

A grinder comes to Rye

April 29 2015.

In the 9th in his series of Beer & Skittles columns, David Russell retells the story of the noble organ grinder who stayed at the Crown

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Enraged or weary? – VOTE!

April 29 2015.

In the first outing for a new regular column in Rye News, which will feature a variety of writers, John Howlett kicks off with his thoughts about the General Election in a week’s time and how another coalition government came to a sudden end as the result of a misjudged jibe

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Folk Fest limbers up

April 29 2015.

Immediately after Bank Holiday Monday Hasting’s Folk Fest is limbering up to entertain, involve and surprise visitors at twelve different venues and with more than 30 different acts, writes Seana Lanigan. The festival, in its second year, sees events in pubs, bars, restaurants and even a cinema and, as well as many live music performances, it also includes sessions where anyone can turn up and belt out a tune, or have a bit of a fiddle, or even learn some new dancing techniques from France and Sweden. Also included is the final concert by folk super-group The Full English and a concert featuring a range of historic, traditional musical instruments from across Europe.The festival runs May 5-10. More details are available here.

 

Bill’s service rewarded

April 29 2015.

Local Scout leader Bill Perfitt received an Award for Merit marking his long and distinguished service, in St Mary’s Church last Sunday, after the Rye St George’s Day Parade Service, writes Charles Harkness. The parade of uniformed organisations, including scouts and cubs, was led by Anthony Kimber, pictured right, from the British Legion shown here congratulating Perfitt, centre, on his award. Ray Heyes, a current scoutmaster is on the left [Photo: Sandra Lanigan]

Higher safety rail for tower

April 29 2015.

The best views of Rye, tourists are told, are from the top of St Mary’s tower. Up to 20,000 visitors a year pay to go up and this helps maintain the historic Norman church. But the church still needs Friends, who will be taking steps shortly to make visitors safer, as Anthony Kimber reports

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Voting like sheep?

April 29 2015.

Do we vote like sheep, or should we think more carefully about the issues before putting our cross on the ballot paper when it comes to Election Day? Local livestock farmer Simon Wright ponders the issues to be considered in his monthly column

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Hiccups . . . on the buses

April 27 2015.

The bus cuts axe has fallen and new services came into effect on Sunday April 26. There are some new operators and new route numbers, too. Some might be better, but change can mean confusion. So bus user Charles Harkness stepped out to discover for himself what was going on. In some cases, not a lot

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