Summer safety by the sea

Summer's here and on the days when the sun does shine many of us like to head to the beach at Camber. But for parents of young children the lure of a refreshing dip or lying lazily on the beach comes with the risk of the kids wandering off and getting lost among the crowds. So it's reassuring to know that Camber's summertime safety operation is in full swing

The (Rye) Grand National

Short legs, skirts and uncontrollable laughter were the biggest drawbacks for competitors in Rye's answer to Aintree - but from all the grinning faces at the finish it was clear it simply didn't matter who won

Roots, blooms and uber tubers

A decade of decorative displays of home-grown victuals, and a few dubious ones, will be celebrated when the 10th Rye Flower and Vegetable Show takes place on Saturday August 30 at the Community Centre from 2pm

Vigil for Great War dead

Nearly half of the 300 Rye men who volunteered to fight in World War 1 were to perish. A special service at St Mary's on Sunday commemorated the start of that war. Many families lost two sons, but one - the Tiltmans - lost five

A dog day afternoon

Despite storms before and after, the annual Winchelsea summer fete was a triumph. Brilliant sunshine and a fresh breeze created the perfect setting for a bustling afternoon

Wanted: fit, strong rescue crew

The inshore rescue service at Pett Level needs some help itself. It needs more volunteers to man the boat. If you dare, go along to its open day

Grand National comes to town

A summer fair is an integral part of life in the English countryside. The Rye Show is on Saturday August 16 and has everything you'd expect: horses, dogs, serious contests, silly competitions, fun, games, food, drink - and lots of visitors

Bales of hay and wool

Thousands of marsh sheep are looking well shorn at the moment after an annual haircut but are the farmers happy with the return? Our farming expert stares into his wallet and explains the economics

Yoga picnic

My recent yoga picnic was held in the beautiful garden at Smallhythye Place, writes Margot Dixon. Enthusiasts from my classes in East Sussex and Kent were...

Another successful swap

The final Saturday in July saw the tenth in the series of popular Recycle Swap Shop events, this time held at the Tilling Green Community Centre.

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