Tugging for the pier

The Strand saw an unusual sight on Saturday September 13th with a very large tugboat moored at the quayside. The Falmouth registered tug from...

Rotary awards lunch

The efforts of those who took part in a charity walk in May were marked at an awards lunch on Monday and local charities were delighted to benefit

Mayor’s pride to be at Ypres

In an emotional journey to the World War 1 battlefields of Belgium, a party led by the president of Rye's Royal British Legion, paid its respects - 100 years since since the start of the conflict

Brahms and Liszt off

The Queens Head is a popular venue for music and events - with two during the Rye Arts Festival. But its future is under threat as a planning application goes in, and your days of getting Brahms and Liszt listening to a ukele band may be dwindling. History may be the saving factor though. Charlie Harkness reports.

NHS fiasco over surgery worsens

Rye Medical Centre's appeal, supported by nearly 1,000 residents, against the NHS decision that Peasmarsh cannot have a weekly GP surgery, has not been heard because the NHS does not know how to deal with it. In the meantime, possible bus cuts make a local surgery even more vital. Gill Clamp reports

Swapping September

Over 230 people turned up at St Mary's Centre for the popular recycle swap shop after the summer break writes Mike Pepler, and nearly 70 per cent was taken away again - leaving around 20 per cent for sale in charity shops, 8 per cent to be recycled and only 5 per cent going to landfill.

Cadets stand up for Duke

Trailblazing sea cadets from Rye have successfully completed a 30km river trek spending at least six hours a day to gain their Duke of Edinburgh award, and they did it by stand up paddleboarding (SUP)

Maritime magnificence

The Strand resembled the south of France on Sunday August 31 as Rye Maritime Festival's marvellous nautical display drew hordes of people to a fun-filled day on and off the water. With bands playing in the background, a terrific flyboard display, and all manner of goodies to eat and drink the festival was a great success. Tony McLaughlin reports on Living.

Garden for all takes shape

With the site in Love Lane secured, the community garden - which would be available to all Rye residents to come and "enjoy/work in/harvest" - has become a reality, and the first bed has already been marked out. Nigel Jennings reports on the progress made so far.

New life for old furniture

BBC glass expert Andy McConnell and local MP Amber Rudd formally opened our local charity ARRCC's secondhand furniture warehouse last weekend. Ray Prewer reports on the opening and on the NEWS page Kenneth Bird provides a history of ARRCC and the warehouse site.

Mysteries at u3a

Unexplained mysteries may have some light thrown on them by Andy Thomas at the first Rye and District u3a's (University of the Third Age) at the meeting on Monday September 15 at Rye Community Centre at 2pm, and it is a mystery what mysteries he is going to talk about.

Russell’s next relaxing ride beckons

Ex-Rye Rotary President Chris Fairman was delighted when his son Russell completed the "End2End" challenge by riding the 865 miles from John O'Groats to Lands End in seven and a half days.

Great day for green fingers

The 10th flower and vegetable show on Saturday in Rye Community Centre was a gardener's delight, the Royal Horticultural Society's accredited judge Richard Sandford praised the high standard of entry that included a 43.5cm long runner bean, and "Man of the Mud" was town councillor Nigel Jennings.On the Living page Tony McLaughlin reports on the show and Nigel Jennings reports on the new Community Garden.

School’s back with morning mayhem

Around one in three children have had a serious accident or a near miss in the morning mayhem of getting ready for school . . . and spilled hot drinks top the list of dangers. Almost 10,000 under-16s were admitted to the Conquest's A&E department last year. As families prepare for the return to school Tony McLaughlin reports in our Living section on some problems highlighted by the Child Accident Prevention Trust and the top five risks.

It’s yo ho ho time on the Strand

This year's Maritime Festival will be the 10th and will take place on Sunday August 31 which is later in the year than usual due to exceptionally low tides

Recruiting to help find employment

The Rye Partnership's rural employability project is proving a great success in supporting local people back into employment. Several recent roadshow/ recruitment events have all proved successful in recruiting staff for local businesses

Tax protest campaign continues

Chris Coverdale , who refuses to pay Rother Council taxes which he believes are paying for an illegal war, has been given a suspended sentence at Hastings' Magistrates court providing he pays the council tax he owes. But, if Rother cash his cheque, he wants the council arrested. Tony McLaughlin reports on this campaign to "make war history".

Summer safety by the sea

Summer's here and on the days when the sun does shine many of us like to head to the beach at Camber. But for parents of young children the lure of a refreshing dip or lying lazily on the beach comes with the risk of the kids wandering off and getting lost among the crowds. So it's reassuring to know that Camber's summertime safety operation is in full swing

The (Rye) Grand National

Short legs, skirts and uncontrollable laughter were the biggest drawbacks for competitors in Rye's answer to Aintree - but from all the grinning faces at the finish it was clear it simply didn't matter who won

Roots, blooms and uber tubers

A decade of decorative displays of home-grown victuals, and a few dubious ones, will be celebrated when the 10th Rye Flower and Vegetable Show takes place on Saturday August 30 at the Community Centre from 2pm