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Archive for December, 2015

Bring on the sporting girls

December 23 2015.

Sport is so often regarded as the prerogative of men – but it shouldn’t be, argues John Minter

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Starlings – why do they do it?

December 23 2015.

An unkindness of ravens? A parliament of owls? A murder of crows? Dont worry, its only a murmuration of starlings. But why are they in Rye? What do they want? Should we be alarmed?

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Could lamb fill rice bowls?

December 23 2015.

Simon Wright reviews the highs and lows of a farming year. . . if only the Chinese would “takeaway” his lambs prices might be better!

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Time to dress up . . .

December 23 2015.

One of the expectations of Rye’s Christmas celebration was that people came in Dickensian costume, if they could, from Victorian times – and they did!

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Lamb House, this year, this life

December 23 2015.

Murder, music and mayhem – Lamb House has been at the centre of events in the town in 2015

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A day of cultural medley

December 23 2015.

A busy day for Heidi Foster as she reports on the magic and musical offerings in Rye and around last Sunday

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Dancing down in the woods

December 23 2015.

The show finally drew to a close on Sunday December 20 for Rye Dance Centre as they were “Down in the Woods” over the weekend

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Great Expectations uncovered

December 23 2015.

Great expectations were met on December 12, but who organised it – and were they pleased?

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A problem that has not gone away

December 23 2015.

A loading bay was provided at the front of The George Hotel, but deliveries to the hotel in Lion Street are still a problem – and a solution is sought

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‘Georgian’ house’s secrets

December 23 2015.

An ancient Rye building undergoing conversion is revealing some secrets – but first the safe had to be removed

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Taxi booth going places

December 23 2015.

There was no Lord Sugar, no Dragons just one man and his idea, which in just six months has grown. Dan Lake reports

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Windows spring into light

December 17 2015.

When darkness falls and our subtle street lighting throws shadows, some buildings take on a new lease of life. But do you recognise them all?

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You may have missed . . .

December 17 2015.

Last Saturday was busy and if you missed something in Rye you are forgiven. The Christmas Pudding race seemed challenging, but so are other people

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Road raging in Winchelsea

December 17 2015.

Residents of Winchelsea lament the increasing frequency of road rage incidents in the village. There is concern that one of these bad-tempered stand-offs might get out of hand – but is there a solution?

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Solving cashpoint corner

December 17 2015.

One of Rye’s many parking black spots is where three cash machines are located at the bottom of West Street at the junction with the High Street. But what options are there?

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Cricket prepares for new season

December 23 2015.

Rye Cricket Club feature their new international in the summer coaching programme

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A town of two halves

December 23 2015.

Rye – a town of two parts. One quiet and sedate, the other colourful and lively. Our photographers focus on some of the latter

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Sloely does it for gin champs

December 23 2015.

Home made is better – but when and where can you check this out?

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Subtle celebrations of Yuletide

December 23 2015.

In the historic parts of Rye Christmas is celebrated sedately – with some wonderful windows

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Lets go to the movies!

December 23 2015.

This week’s featured film at the Rye Kino – “The Dressmaker” based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this bittersweet, comedy-drama is set in early 1950s Australia. Kate Winslet (pictured) is Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, who, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to right the wrongs of the past….

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Opera stars shine in Northiam

December 23 2015.

Christmas was celebrated in Northiam with a musical evening

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The countdown begins . . .

December 23 2015.

Christmas is coming, the trains are not running, shops are staying open late and there will be church services. So business as usual then . . .

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Time for a quick kip before . . .

December 23 2015.

Santa’s arrival. reindeer, ice rink and the end of the day – our final pictures from Great Expectations

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Burglars hit Winchelsea

December 23 2015.

A spate of four burglaries has shocked residents of Winchelsea but most worried will be second home-owners. All four properties burgled were second homes

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Supporting families

Supporting families
December 23 2015.

Toys and games donated at St Mary’s recent Toy Service will be going to the Charity “Family Support Work” who support families in this part of East Sussex.

[Source: St Mary’s church]

Boosting Fair Trade

December 23 2015.

Fair Trade helps overseas producers in poorer countries get fair prices – but do you know who locally stocks such goods?

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Santa’s Grotto kept busy

December 17 2015.

Sold out before he even started. Is he a pop star ? Is he a politician ? No, it’s Santa

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Scene setter at Great Dixter

December 17 2015.

Would you like to know what goes on behind the scenes in a great garden? Here is an opportunity

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Children’s services face cuts

December 17 2015.

The County Council is proposing to cut children’s services, which may hit families hard

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And the mermaids swam fastest

December 17 2015.

Human beings stretched to their limits, nail biting competition, potential disaster, the Christmas Pudding Race had it all

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