When the news broke that Sainsbury's and Tesco were not going ahead with supermarket plans, the town's Planning Committee had no immediate thoughts on what action to take - or did they believe no one would listen? Our schools may need that land to expand, but are we going to do anything about it? asks Charlie Harkness in OPINIONS.
A proposed tax on new homes built in Rye will cost the community dear, argues Chris Coverdale. Rother will use the money to construct a High Speed line to Hastings and Bexhill but with no plans for the trains to stop at Rye. Moreover, he says, this stealth tax will mean the loss of Rye’s rail station and add up to £24,000 to the cost of a new home, hurting first-time buyers and pensioners
Following her highly publicised trial and imprisonment, Vicky Pryce is coming to the arts festival to talk about the human and financial costs - and the impact on education and in finding employment - after release from prison. Heidi Foster does not believe it is right for her to be making money from her experience
The Heritage Open Day weekend allows free access to buildings that are usually closed to the public or for which there is an admission fee. But buildings in Rye are missing from this Europe-wide list which ranges from government buildings in Whitehall normally kept firmly under lock and to residential houses of architectural interest. Seana Lanigan reports.
As the Health Service celebrates its own birthday so the Conquest hospital celebrates continuing happy birth days following the decision to retain the consultant-led obstetric unit - including in-patient paediatrics, the special-care baby unit and emergency gynaecology - at Hastings