Record art sales

Two art exhibitons in Rye have ended after a very successful summer season with record sales

Ma-Rye Poppins saves the town

All Rye's problems could be solved by outsourcing all its services, and giving the Town Council a long and much deserved rest. Or so the Rye Shakespeare Company would have us believe. Ray Prewer and Seana Lanigan "disnae" believe this is the solution but will the Neighbourhood Plan have to be rewritten?

Dog day raises lots of dosh

The Rye Show at Lea Barn Farm, attended by around 2,000 people, quite a few horses, dogs, birds of prey and a blacksmith (but no sheep), raised at least £8,000 for the local hospital - even the Red Arrows flew over for a look

Dealing with a deadly disease

Of the 400,000 people in the UK who suffer from type 1 diabetes, 29,000 are children. The mother of a teenage sufferer talked to members of The Rye and Winchelsea Rotary club, who are helping fund research to find a cure

Five groups get grants

Five local community groups, ranging from a Rye pre-school playgroup to Winchelsea Beach's Older People's Project, benefit from a charity shop's sales as Deputy Mayor Jonathan Breeds hands out cheques totalling £3,470. Also helped were Rye's First Scouts, Tilling Green's Young Helpers and Activ8 art group

Citadel ‘browned off’ over bins

Bin and gone. But was it emptied? If you have a brown wheelie in Rye citadel, the answer is: anybody's guess. Rother council and its contractor don't read from the same collection sheet and contradict one another

Agility for anybody, any dog

Two students from Rye Studio School have joined the Rye News editorial team as reporters. One of them owns dogs and is interested in their training so he decided to find out why a course being held at the Blue Cross centre at Northiam is proving so popular

Chopped after 700 years

After more than 700 years Winchelsea has lost its butcher's shop. The Winchelsea butcher was closed following continuing financial losses at Winchelsea Farm Foods, the trading subsidiary of local charity Wetland Trust, set up by retired hedge fund manager Stephen Rumsey and his wife Anne

MP revolts over Rye bus cuts

The Tory-dominated county council is bent on bus cuts but the local Tory MP is not. She is urging them - strongly - "not to make these cuts"

Globe houses get green light

Despite vehement local opposition and the rejection of plans by both Rye and Rother councils, permission has been granted for houses to be built in the garden next to the Globe pub in Military Road

Surgery fight goes on

NHS England rebuffed plans to open a satellite surgery in Peasmarsh. But locals - by the hundreds - are backing an appeal by GPs at Rye Medical Centre. The fight is not over yet. Join in by signing an e-petition

Scaffolding down, paintings up

Rye's new two-screen cinema moves closer to November's opening as Kino Digital advertise for staff and, next door, scaffolding comes down and pictures go up in the St Mary's Centre in Lion Street

Sweet local charity

The shop at 7 Cinque Ports Street is not just an ordinary charity shop. Not only does it recycle second-hand goods but it also recycles its profits by distributing funds to local community groups

Courses at Tilling Green

The Rye Partnership is an economic and social regeneration company that leads on the provision of 10 hour adult education and family learning sessions in Rye and surrounding rural areas, in partnership with Sussex Coast College

Winchelsea remembers

On the anniversary of the declaration of war in 1914, residents of Winchelsea remembered Edward Watson one of the men from the village at a ceremony at the War Memorial at sunset, when the Last Post was played.

Fire damages St Mary’s Church

Fire engines raced to a mystery fire in Rye's historic St Mary’s Church's vestry on Monday August 4 which caused considerable smoke damage

Candles flicker for war dead

Lights were switched off in Rye homes as the town shared in the national hour of reflection to mark the moment when Britain entered the Great War in 1914

A rubbish service?

Rother council staff deny there's a problem with the collection of household recycling bins. But the people of Mill Corner tell a different story

Unknown but not forgotten

At sunset on Monday August 4 the Last Post will sound over Winchelsea - just one of the events to be held that day commemorating Britain's entry to the First World War and the men from the town who went to fight but did not return

Seagull proof at last

The persistence of Tilling Green Residents Association was rewarded last week when the long-awaited gull-proof bins were installed at Masons Field