Ahoy! Losers come up tops

On the day the Ambrette raft race team didn't look as if it had fared too well. The team's raft was rammed by bigger craft and it turned over four times. But the "losers" in Rye's annual race run to raise money by the Rye Lions did surface as the team to raise most money. It collected £700 for its chosen charity - the RNLI

A bit too diverting

Signs. Dotted around Rye. Yellow ones. Urging us this way and that. But why? Has someone lost the plot? And how many drivers lost their way

Churches play their cards right

One local charity is, consistently, the choice of hundreds when Rye shoppers come to buying Christmas cards: The Romney Marshes Historic Churches Trust. Who else figures high? Read on to find out

Little Shop closes its doors

A central feature of Winchelsea has closed: the Little Shop general store in the High Street is no more. There is disquiet about the fate of the building which was at one stage bequeathed to the National Trust with the intention it should remain a village shop

Bird reserve couple flee home

As floodwaters rush in and people run to safety so a familiar harbour landmark almost drifts out to sea

Mr Railman a damp squib

The weather tried its hardest to dampen the efforts of Rye's Bonfire Night volunteers, but it was mean Mr Railwayman who rained on the parade and took money destined for charities

Hall repairs hit the heights

Rye's community centre, home to a local film club, dance school and regular fetes, needs money. Urgent repairs to the hall ceiling have cost £10,000

Aid sent to typhoon zone

Rye Lions sprang into action as soon as the scale of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines became apparent and joined in the international aid effort

The bank that likes to say ‘Yes’

When money is tight, the future bleak and traditional High Street banks don't want to know, who can you turn to? To pay-day loan companies charging up to 4,000 per cent? No way. Go see a local credit union which has opened an office in Tilling Green, Rye

By George, you’re generous

Hollywood star George Clooney left behind him lots of delighted fans in Rye. There was money, too, to help local groups. See how that money is shared

Air Ambulance goes 24/7

Thanks to the fund-raising work of local Lions clubs, our region's air ambulance service has become the first in the country to operate round the clock