Like it or loathe it, farmers on Romney Marsh have embraced the new green revolution of sustainable energy. They're on the hunt for additional income. So, while last year's crops have to be stored to await the right price, solar panels now adorn Simon Wright's Moo Motel - and they don't even need any nurturing
Rye Studio School students visit New York to study art, drama and retail skills; learn about every aspect of opera including costume design as a follow-up to the Rye Arts Festival; and acquire work placement experience in order to focus both on academic exams and future job opportunities
Nick Taylor provides our lead in this month’s 'Fixtures' magazine, which is delivered to local homes by Adams of Rye. This is one of two features Taylor has written on local owls with photos by Dr Barry Yates, manager of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. For a full list of content in this month’s taster print edition – with hyperlinks - read on . . .
This year's scallop festival got off to a swimmingly great start and never looked back. Ollie Campion, who inaugurated the festival a few years ago, was delighted to report that on the first weekend Simply Italian sold 10 kilos of scallops and the Ypres Castle Inn sold a whopping 38 kilos.
Winchelsea's secret gardens will be opened to support charities this spring and summer. The main June opening raises more money in one day for the National Gardens Scheme than any other event in the county. Money raised goes to national cancer care and hospice charities
A local farm is offering short courses covering every aspect of lambing and the chance to stay in a shepherd's hut. Students will learn how to spot the signs of impending labour, to care for new-borns and about the opportunities for fostering. Participants include beginners and prospective shepherds.
An audience of more than 50 parishioners burst into spontaneous applause at the news that a new priest will be appointed to the Catholic church of St Anthony of Padua following the unexpected departure of Father Paul Clarke, scotching rumours that the church might close