Monthly Archives: October 2014

BT is a nuisance too!

Why do telecom companies allow their customers to be targeted with voice messages that appear to be some sort of scam, asks Kenneth Bird.

Iden deliver plenty of positives

The squad might have been down five, but Iden still managed to get five in the net in a handsome win against Rock a Nore last Saturday

Terry, 100, is centre stage again

Terry Randall (Terry Collier in Rye), who had a leading role in the wartime classic "Millions Like Us", celebrated her 100th birthday this week. An accomplished reader at St Mary's Rye, she read the first lesson at St John the Evangelist in St Leonards on Sunday November 2 - the first centenarian to do so

Rudd wants rail moves fast tracked

Fast route to London by 2017? That is the aim of Amber Rudd, our MP, who wants to advance the plans for electrification of the line and the use of Javelin trains. Although it won't make the Marsh Link a high-speed line, the proposals will reduce travelling time between Rye and London to less than an hour

Mixed results for Icklesham teams

Icklesham Casuals' teams produced a mixed bag of results last weekend and while the 2nd team pulled off their first win of the season there was no good news for the 1st eleven and the veterans as they both lost. David Mayne reports

La Maison opens on the High Street

The face of Rye's High Street is changing with workmen, painters and decorators busy remodelling and redecorating premises that have lain vacant. Friday October 31 sees the opening of La Maison dress agency's new premises on the corner site where East Street meets the High Street. Tony McLaughlin popped his head through the door

Enemies of Bonfire about!

Bonfire Night has long attracted critics, so-called 'enemies of Bonfire'. Does this now include local media companies? BBC and Meridian have been trawling for stories about Bonfire Night in Sussex. Bonfire societies are suspicious that they are looking for sensationalist copy

Princess to honour Rye yachtsman

Richard Hopper of Rye Harbour Sailing Club will be presented with a Lifetime Commitment Award by the Princess Royal at a Royal Yachting Association lunch later this month - in recognition of his success in turning around the club's fortunes as well as inspiring young club members

Card shop that holds all the aces

If you want to increase the value of your Christmas cards - giving to charity as well as to a friend - the shop at Rye Community Centre is the place to visit. Select cards from more than 35 charities, including several local ones, and pick up gift wrap and tags, Advent calendars, small gifts and stationery at the same time

Oliver’s dad’s a master chef

It's wild boar week in Rye and the town is a-buzzing with all things porkiental.

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