Monthly Archives: February 2014

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

Mystery of chocolate sheep

They are friendly, petite and have beguiling brown faces. A reader spotted these sheep close to Rye but no one seemed to know what breed they are

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

Hospital with a long past stands defiant

The NHS is changing fast. To stay a focus for local care in the future, Rye's hospital is having to evolve fast, too. Barry Nealon describes how

Is Rye at risk from flooding?

Winter saw the worst flooding in our region for more than 60 years. Should the tidal surge make us more or less confident about the future?

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

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