Monthly Archives: December 2014

Golfer Darcie ends on a flourish

Darcie Smith, a 14-year-old cadet member of Rye Golf Club, was one of 70 young players in the final rounds of the Andalucian Junior European Open, played in Spain. Bad weather made the tough courses even tougher, but she made the cut and finally showed her true form

Draining money not the land

While the river and internal waterway drainage authority operates efficiently and cost effectively, the Environment Agency spends money like water, conducting repairs poorly and at unsuitable times, says local farmer Simon Wright

Shoplift cases: man held

Malcolm Smith, 35, of no fixed address, wanted by police for breaching a court order, has been arrested in Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea. Smith, who...

Christmas sails into Strand Quay

Father Christmas can't keep away from Rye, making his second visit in a week. This time he eschewed his Roller and arrived in the harbour master's launch to entertain children on the quayside

Open all night at Jempson’s

For the first time, the Jempson's supermarket in Rye will be open continuously from early Tuesday December 23 until 8pm on Christmas Eve along with the Peasmarsh superstore and petrol station

Roadshow Andy does it for Arrcc

Andy McConnell of Rye, the Antiques Roadshow glass specialist, sat in Celebrity Mastermind's famous black chair on BBC1 this week to support a local charity. The charity ended up £3,000 better off

‘Shoplift suspect’ sought

Police are trying to trace Malcolm Smith, 35, who is wanted for breaching conditions of a court order. These include living at approved premises in Portsmouth. Formerly from Hastings,...

Parking and the police

Due to other pressures, the police cannot routinely monitor parking offences in Rye, even though it continues to cause frequent traffic problems. Here Rother's police commander explains his point of view

Here’s to a liquid xmas

I've just gone almost an entire year without a drop, so this week I'm lusting after Christmas drinks in Rye. A trip to The Mermaid could have you feeling as festive and British as a bulldog in a paper crown

Schools vie for supermart site

Rye Academy Trust announced on Wednesday that it is interested in buying the former Lower School site now that Sainsbury's and Tesco have...

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