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.
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.
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.
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'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