Monthly Archives: April 2015

Skydives to thank air rescue teams

A Peasmarsh woman and her young niece are both to jump from an aircraft at 12,000ft in a sponsored skydive for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance. In a bizarre twist of fate the two women and two other members of the same family have all been rescued by the charity in three separate incidents. Two were in horse riding accidents, two were in a road crash at Peasmarsh. Jamie Cheshire tells the story

Kino wins townscape award

As Rye Conservation Society announces its award for a major contribution to the townscape, the symbolic brick goes to Fletcher in Rye CIC for its successful completion of the Kino Digital project

War and referendums

Who will win the vote of anti-war protester Chris Coverdale in what he calls our outdated and corrupt political system? Are any of our candidates willing to take an oath against war?

BT ‘holding us to ransom’

Who is this good looking chap? Well, he is the chief executive of BT and he gets both barrels from a Rye resident absolutely fed up with the 'lousy service' from BT and all the 'weak excuses' for delays in installing broadband

Car park row: poll off for now

A parish poll concerning Icklesham Parish Council's controversial proposal to take a 99-year lease on Rye Harbour's car park and toilet has been deferred. Richard Comotto reports on the packed parish meeting called by residents of the Winchelsea ward

The Mapp and Lucia we’ll never see

Rumour has it that the heroines who have introduced so many additional visitors to Rye and to the books by EF Benson will not themselves be returning. Allan Downend, who knows Mapp and Lucia well, reminisces on two remarkable characters and imagines what might have been

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead at films showing in Rye features the thought provoking 'Good Kill', the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot starring Ethan Hawke (pictured), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife and kids in the suburbs for the other half. Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .

Bus cuts start this Sunday

The bus subsidy axe falls this Sunday. The immediate effect: no Sunday services to Northiam and Rye Harbour. To be followed by the halving of weekday off-peak services from Rye to Northiam and Tenterden. There is another snag facing passengers: printed timetables aren't on the streets yet. Charles Harkness reports . . .

Mayor to open John Ryan garden

A scruffy overgrown triangle of ground outside Rye railway station has been transformed into an attractive haven of rest in memory of local author and artist John Ryan

Lifeboat rescues car from flooding

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat B-842 Hello Herbie rescued a couple and their car that was stuck in the mud at the side of the River Rother...

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