Monthly Archives: November 2014

Youth inspires Icklesham to victory

The 2nd team of Icklesham Casuals produced their best performance of the season to record an excellent 7-3 victory over Robertsbridge United II last Saturday.

Meet St Nick in his grotto

Make a date: to see Father Christmas in his grotto. If you're a kid, that's the bit you don't want to miss. Well, there...

A Green & Gold future . . .

Craig Sams, the organic food pioneer who founded Green & Blacks, was in Rye last week to speak to local environmentalists about his latest venture: Carbon Gold - the production of bio-charcoal to improve water retention in soil

Solange style and an award winner!

This week was rough. Painkillers didn't work. But old episodes of TOWIE did. I can't get enough of Gemma Collins. Her raging tears make me feel that my post-natal blubbing isn’t so ridiculous after all

New champ ready for the nationals

Opponents from across the UK will be descending on Rye Sports Centre for a boxing competition on November 29 - and our local club's Alex Howes, already the Southern Counties winner, will be competing in the National Junior Novice quarter finals. Get along there and support a local hero

Drink up facts on pubs of the past

He tried to run a respectable house, but he needed the rougher classes in there if he was to make a living. So says a publican in local author David Russell's very readable book on "The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex 1750-1950"

Swap Shop weighs in to cut landfill

The final Recycle Swap Shop of 2014 set a new record and stopped almost half a tonne of useful but unwanted items going into landfill. By the time visitors had taken their pickings and the remainder was sorted for charity shops and recycling, only 5% went to landfill

Sheep-killer dog put down

A dog that attacked two sheep near Playden has been destroyed, writes Tony Nunn. The black and tan rescue dog, a German Shepherd, was spotted in fields...

Parking’s a load of rubbish

Another hold-up. Traffic halted. No one hurt. Just another day in the fraught centre of bad parking that is Rye's citadel

RYA says ‘thank you’ to Rye sailor

Richard Hopper from Rye Harbour Sailing Club was applauded by the Royal Yachting Association for his dedicated work in promoting the sport of sailing at an awards ceremony and exclusive luncheon

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