Another Winchelsea secret

Like many things in Winchelsea, the resurrected post office seems to be a secret. After a chequered history in recent times, the post office re-opens two days a week - but who knows ? And would it be better off in the pub ? Richard Comotto reports.

The good, the bad and the beautiful

The Election has got me thinking about the chasm between 'good' and 'evil'. So I've been out exploring them both

Arsonists to gather at Mermaid

And the next lot is a portrait of a well known arsonist. But he's not wanted by the police. However you may want him, and he is to be auctioned off this Thursday to raise funds for Rye's Bonfire Society. Seana Lanigan reports

Late night streets get kinder

Rye's Street Pastors got going on Saturday night of the bank holiday weekend, offering help and humanity to those in need of a friend - or flip flops. High heels and alcohol do not work well together as Accident and Emergency departments and Street Pastors elsewhere have discovered, and can result in a variety of problems. Seana Lanigan reports

Summer begins in Hastings

Thousands of people gathered in Hastings for the annual Jack in Green festival on Bank Holiday Monday (May 4) and, after a cold and...

Some like it hot – very hot

The hottest spot in town has to be the Rye Spice Company in Rye Harbour Road. It stocks spices and herbs that go all over Britain. Most of them could be classed as cool. But, for those who dare, the company's new retail shop has a range of chilli products that will take your breath away - literally. One of them is the hottest commercially available chilli in the world

Bonfire Boyes to mark VE Day

Fireworks will light up the sky over Winchelsea again, just as they did 70 years ago on VE Day

Calling all knitters to act

Are you a knitwit? Or would you like to hang out with sew and sews? If so, you town needs you. Get those needles twinkling and help Iraqi refugees in need

Giving the wrong impression

Rye News, your online community newspaper, does not have a political affiliation. We are a not-for-proft group of volunteers, dismayed that a political pamphlet,...

Mayday, Mayday!

Morris dancers welcomed May Day in Rye Harbour on a chilly morning before moving on to Rye

Sailing club bakes off

Time to get baking and enter next Saturday's (May 9) Rye Harbour Sailing Club 'Bake Off' and win yourself a prize. The event is being staged in conjunction with People Tree to support World Fair Trade Day and in particular, to raise money to help Bombolulu Workshops in Mombasa, Kenya

Present is now in the Past

When you were a short of a gift idea or needed a card, something a bit arty, you could stroll into Past & Present in Rye's High Street. That's no longer an option. The Holmans - Margaret and Derick - have sold up, and finally, after years of promising to do so, retired to their roots - somewhere in East Anglia

Michael’s long walk home

A local man has written about his experiences under the Nazis, enduring terrible hardships as a Prisoner of War, but surviving the "long walk" in below freezing conditions with little food and making it home to marry his sweetheart

A grinder comes to Rye

In the 9th in his series of Beer & Skittles columns, David Russell retells the story of the noble organ grinder who stayed at the Crown

Folk Fest limbers up

Immediately after Bank Holiday Monday Hasting’s Folk Fest is limbering up to entertain, involve and surprise visitors at twelve different venues and with more...

Bikers and bogies head to Hastings

Mayday! Mayday! Giants, bogies, clog and Morris dancers, drummers, sweeps and May Queens collide with thousands of bikers on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of Hastings' busy weekend. But you should feel quite at home as the residents take advantage of the Jack in Green festival to revel, frolic and of course dress up from very early Friday onwards. But the bikers are coming too - in their thousands

Higher safety rail for tower

The best views of Rye, tourists are told, are from the top of St Mary's tower. Up to 20,000 visitors a year pay to go up and this helps maintain the historic Norman church. But the church still needs Friends, who will be taking steps shortly to make visitors safer, as Anthony Kimber reports

Capture the castle – for charity

Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club's annual charity walk will be on Sunday May 24, writes Derick Holman. This year it will be an invigorating springtime walk...

Rye, Me – the sassy edition

What is sassy? What's it all about? Well, it can be a day out, a success, or even a door with Diva splashed across it. Here are a few sassy items Britainy Rae is into this week

Prams and progress at Love Lane

In the first in a new series of interviews, Ryers Unwrapped, Dee Alsey explores the developments at the new nursery and primary school - and finds that parents and volunteers have a great part to play in furthering the education of children of all ages