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Eagles grab a dozen in goal frenzy

September 24 2015.

Beckley Rangers Eagles player Lucas Zon carried on his fine start to the season at the weekend by grabbing another hat trick. He was helped up front by Tommy Ackerley also scoring a hat trick on his debut and return to Beckley Rangers. Sam Garner then came on for the second half and scored two well taken goals.

Olly Bunn kept the goals coming heading in from close range, then Oli Skinner scored from a tight angle cutting in from the wing. Chuka Mgbenwelu added number 11 for Beckley beating the offside trap to run onto a through ball from Ackerley. Josh Green rounded off the scoring by outpacing the defence to slot home number 12.

Despite the scoreline Beckley started the match slowly and with the scores level at 1-1 Beckley’s goalie, Nathan Pagdan, pulled of an amazing penalty save, diving to his right, and tipping the ball round the post to keep the score level. After that Rangers never looked back. Lankelma and McCartney Productions man of match was Lucas Zon.

Beckley Rangers Eagles, 12 Pevensey & Westham 3

Big win sends Casuals top

September 24 2015.

Icklesham 1st Xl were looking to continue their winning start to the season as they were away to Little Common whilst the 2nd Xl were looking to win their first game of the season at home to St Leonard’s. David Mayne reports

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Joyous conclusion to pianofest

September 24 2015.

St Mary’s had a busy first week in the Arts Festival with pianos being trundled in and out until the grand finale with a piano duet which left the audience with a definite “feel good” factor. Alexander Stiller reviews the concert

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Hilarious Hamlet, a new classic

September 24 2015.

Pocket Oxford almost brought the Lamb House marquee down with their hilarious version of Hamlet, for children of all ages. Move aside Benedict Cumberbatch, your Barbican performance has been eclipsed

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Downton Abbey as it really was

September 24 2015.

“Downton Abbey” and its predecessor “Upstairs Downstairs”, may give TV versions of life in stately homes, but was it really like that ? An author has been exploring the facts, rather than the fiction

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Two very different pianists

September 24 2015.

Two very different young pianists featured on the same day at St Mary’s with Maya Irgalina at lunchtime delivering an all Chopin programme and Alexander Panfilov powering away in the evening with Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an exhibition”. Alexander Stiller compares two very different programmes and two very different pianists

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Witch anticipates Hallowe’en

September 24 2015.

Heckerty looks good for 400+ years old

Rye Bookshop on the High Street will welcome author Jan Ziff on Saturday October 17, who will host a story telling, reading and colouring-in session around her character Heckerty, an ancient witch who appears in multiple children’s apps and books, in preparation for Hallowe’en on October 31. All are welcome between 11am and 12 noon, writes Seana Lanigan.

Heckerty (above) looks good for over 400 years old

More RAF news, reviews and photos

September 24 2015.

As the Rye Arts Festival gets close to its final weekend, our gossip column picks up bits and pieces which may have passed you by – such as the Kings on the fringe, a flying visit from the Irish and some historic “blowers”, and a director chatting his way through his film. But it will all be over soon, and some of the organisers will be taking a swift holiday

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A special service – for me!

September 24 2015.

Black cats have been associated with good luck, and bad luck too, in the past – as well as with witches – but St Mary’s cat, Sylvester, is looking forward to when he, and other pets, can be blessed

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Fair Trade products on display

Fair Trade products on display
September 24 2015.

A surprisingly wide range of Fair Trade products was on sale at St Mary’s Centre on Saturday, September 19, during an event held to demonstrate and publicise Rye’s credentials as a Fair Trade Town.

In support, Rye Dance Centre  brought young students to show off their skills, and they certainly attracted a crowd of onlookers as they performed in the yard outside the Centre.

Unfortunately, this was not reflected in the number of prospective customers venturing inside the hall, writes Kenneth Bird. Fair Traders Clare Hill and Sheila Ovens can be found in St Mary’s Church each month after the morning service on the third Sunday selling Tradecraft products. Photo: Kenneth Bird

A voice for the community

September 24 2015.

Dee Alsey interviews Tracy Dighton, uncovering her passion and vision for working with the local community in Rye in the latest installment of the Ryers Unwrapped series

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Is community care an answer ?

September 24 2015.

Placing the Conquest Hospital in special measures may hasten plans for devolving key care services into the community, perhaps to Rye’s hospital (shown above) bringing benefits to local residents. Some of the Conquest’s problems are common across the Health Service. So is local “hospital bashing” the way to tackle national problems like growing demand, an ageing population, staff shortages and council care cuts?

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One man’s view of Festival

September 24 2015.

Charlie Cobb is the first Artist in Residence at the Rye Arts Festival and has been sketching both around the town and at many of the events

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Dad’s Army’s early days

September 24 2015.

What links “Dad’s Army” (the Local Defence Volunteers) with the 3rd Battalion Cinque Ports Volunteers, who were on duty at the East Street Museum to publicise the latest exhibition which celebrates a bi-centenary?

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Counting the cost of Calais

September 24 2015.

The problems in Calais this summer have had a significant effect on the local tourist trade and the Rye Heritage Centre is just one of many businesses that have suffered

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Conquered by William again

September 24 2015.

Rye News’s second annual Pétanque Tournament passed without injury or scandal on the Strand pitch last Saturday, September 19, but the Rye News’s team managed to finish second , which was staggering considering the team included two novices

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Dancing towards Christmas

September 24 2015.

Rye Dance School performed in the Arts Festival excerpts from coming performances including their pantomime. Watch the slideshow

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New Road Artists open studios

September 24 2015.

The Rye Arts Festival has included a number of exhibitions – one of which was across “the bridge” and along New Road, and not to be missed as artists talked about their work

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Let’s go to the movies!

September 24 2015.

This week’s featured movie showing at Rye Kino is ‘Everest’ inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Read on for trailers to this and other movies showing in Rye

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Mud, mud, glorious mud

Mud, mud, glorious mud
September 24 2015.

Billed as “a special evening of music surrounding the wit and wisdom of some of England’s greatest musical humorists, including Flanders & Swann, Noel Coward, Stilgoe & Skellern, et al”, the David Flood Trio concert last Saturday was a complete sell out, writes Irna Mortlock. The Trio played to a packed and appreciative audience who joined in with gusto, singing many of the familiar songs, During the interval, the Open Studios were visited and the local New Road Artists’ work much admired.

The second half then continued and  finished with the unanimous request for “Mud, Mud, glorious Mud”. After encores and massive applause, David Flood promised to return. A spokesperson from ARRCC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation, Care Centres) expressed thanks to Rye Arts Festival “for helping to show local residents that there’s an exciting venue worth crossing ‘the bridge’ for!”

Photo: Steve O’Neill

Mapp’s “murderer” closes event

September 24 2015.

Rye’s Arts Festival closes this weekend with the man who has allegedly killed off EF Benson’s heroines Mapp and Lucia and another whose home was Rye and was a collaborator of Shakespeare’s. Andy Stuart provides the details

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Adams family opens house

Adams family opens house
September 24 2015.

Local artist Richard Adams threw open his home in Playden over last weekend, showing off a selection of new paintings and prints. Richard’s main studio is in Rye where he paints about 80 works a year, his high output partly the result of fast drying chalk pastels. His wife Jane Beecham (right in picture above) and daughters Evie (left) and Fern Adams also displayed their very different works, with many beautiful photographs, drawings and even decorated chairs, writes Seana Lanigan.

Time to gin up your pricking

September 24 2015.

Sloe drupes (pictured) are now to be seen, which means it’s time for the Rye News sloe gin competition. And there also seem to be a lot of other autumn fruits and berries around at the moment which some say means a hard winter is on its way. Optimists will add, though, that just means more elderberry wine and blackberry cordial for Xmas

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Lions offer men free PSA test

September 24 2015.

One in two men have a prostate problem at some stage in their lives and one in eight will develop cancer – but you can be tested to check out any problem, and Rye Lions have stepped in to help

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Diving to save cathedral

September 24 2015.

Hiring a deep sea diver to save a cathedral from catastrophe seems so unlikely to be unbelieveable – but it happened, and a Brede man can tell the tale

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Travails of Traders Passage

September 24 2015.
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Strange things travel up and down Traders Passage. The odd JCB, and a large number of cyclists. I always thought it was pedestrian only, says Ray Prewer

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Now you see them, now you……

September 24 2015.

Two portakabins were supposed to be moved on Tuesday. The owners had circulated a note saying precisely when it would happen – and that cars in the way would be removed. But it didn’t happen when scheduled.

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Charity to lose their shop

Charity to lose their shop
September 24 2015.

The Rye Community Charity (RCC) moved into premises in Wish Street in April 2013 , owned by the Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation, Care Centres (ARRCC) charity. The agreement, according to RCC, was that it would run the shop with volunteers and it would split any profits 50/50 with ARRCC,  writes Ray Prewer.

The charity was able to give £20k to local groups in just over two years and this worked well until last month when RCC says that ARRCC gave the charity notice to quit the shop on September 30, as the notice in the shop’s window (pictured above) says. The RCC committee are having a meeting this week to see where it can go now. If anyone out there knows of a possible shop, you can contact the charity via Rye News.

Photo: Ray Prewer

Hospital called ‘inadequate’

September 24 2015.

Hastings’ Conquest Hospital, part of the larger East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has been put into special measures by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. But some of its deep-rooted problems seem to be common across the NHS. Finding beds when patients are fit to leave is one. Finding staff is another. Pressures from a growing and ageing population another. Our Opinion page features a view on how to tackle some of these issue

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War started, they changed

September 22 2015.

Rye Art Gallery sponsored the Arts Festival talk “A Crisis of Brilliance” about a book describing the influence on five famous artists (including Paul Nash who lived locally) of friendships made young and of their tempestuous artistic and personal lives afterwards

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