Pasta with a Bling to it

Diners have a night of live entertainment with their pizzas and spaghetti at the popular Rye restaurant Simply Italian this Thursday - with music courtesy of The Bling Crosbies

Go into the red on Pink Friday

Siren and Pearl, at its new home on Rye's High Street, will be donating 10% of its takings on Friday October 31 in support of the charity Breast Cancer Care. Give your support by buying new - and handing over your old - bras

The plans are hotting up

Rye is preparing to seal its entry and exit points as the annual bonfire party on Saturday November 8th looms, with all the mayhem, magic and adventure that this implies

Come or go, Edith’s is staying

A landlord's plans to open a restaurant and cafe near Hilder's Cliff would have meant some businesses closing down, indeed Wood N Things moved out during the summer. But plans have changed with dress agency La Maison about to move in to Wood N Things' vacated premises and award-winning Natalie Macgowan Spencer opening a vintage Americana stockroom in the former Bird/Nest shop. We'll be reporting on both these projects nearer the time of their opening, but one other important change is that Edith's House coffee shop is staying put. Tony McLaughlin shared a cappuccino with the owners

Community group on the up

Tilling Green Community Friends is a group formed by volunteers from the community of Tilling Green. It is about neighbours helping neighbours, thus linking residents of Tilling Green and Badgers Gate who need a 'helping hand' with local volunteers willing to donate time and services.

There’s nowt so queer as folk

I am the magpie of Rye and I'll share my finds with you. Do you need inspiration for something to buy/ do/ eat / drink or gossip about this week? Don't worry your unimaginative little head, Miss Rae is here. This week I'm talking about Grayson Perry, gay dads and a sugary cloud of satisfaction

Hats off to hospital fundraisers

Snazzy outfits, sassy models and extravagant hats drew a crowd to the second fashion show in aid of The Friends of the Hospital at Rye - and raised even more funds

Mayor plants Sussex Mother

The community orchard is planted - with Mayor Bernadine Fiddimore getting her hands on the spade - but, as Pip Al-Khafaji reminds us, there's still lots more to do

Remember their sacrifice

An online record of men and women from Rye who have died in active service provides a wealth of information about their background, as well as a stark reminder of the human cost of war.

No bad apples in this bunch!

Crawley Beauties, Knobby Russets and Sussex Mothers will be planted on Saturday October 18 between 9am and 12 noon at the Rye community garden's orchard, when you can also learn how to build a B&B for bees, writes Pip Al-Khafaji

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