Hunt tally-hos through town

Town meets countryside when tradition and spectacle combine to bring the hunt up through the centre of town for a meet and a warming cup at the Mermaid Inn

Warm welcome for WI blankets

The "knit and natter" group of the Landgate Womens' Institute, which meets once a month, gets a lot of knitting done among all the nattering, writes...

Charities cheque-in at town hall

A large cheque was distributed between 10 deserving groups earlier this week, when members of the Rye Fund and its awards panel joined the most recent recipients of its annual grants for a celebration at the town hall

Locals give generously to Iraq

Donations of warm winter clothes for refugees in the Kurdistan area of Iraq are mounting up almost as quickly as volunteers can sort and pack them ready for the trucks that will head for the camps in the coming weeks

Sparrows – victims of the pot shot

These days we are worried about declining sparrow populations across the UK. In the 19th century, sparrow clubs did their best to kill them all off. The second in our Beer and Skittles series on local pubs highlights the goings-on at the Robin Hood, Icklesham

Loading bay: 10 mins only

Rye's experimental loading bay in the High Street came into force on Friday February 6, writes Tony Nunn. It means goods vehicles have sole access...

We want snow on the cards

Sales at the multi-charity Christmas card shop at Rye Community Centre went wild last year, overtaking the previous three years convincingly. The best sellers were local charities. How do we keep up this success, asks the shop manager . . .

Dementia champions step forward

The national campaign to raise dementia awareness takes practical form in Rye

Walkers want the Red Pig

There's a treat in store for walkers, visitors and locals between Pett Level and Winchelsea beach where tasty dishes, drinks and cakes are on sale at the Red Pig, writes Tony McLaughlin

£500 gifts to six charities

Following its successful collection days in Rye High Street and Market Road, Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club has announced that it will be awarding...

Forty five years in the pride

Rye Lions' long-serving secretary Robert Harvey was presented with a long-service badge to mark his 45 years as a Lion at the Brickwall hotel in Sedlescombe. Rachael Elsey reports

Be your own planet spotter

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible at various times in the night skies this month. While Jupiter is the most prominent, an unobstructed horizon, persistence and a good pair of binoculars might help you find the most elusive of these planets: Mercury

Heady rough stuff in Winchelsea

The centuries-old tradition of three teams battling to get a Frenchman's head into a single goal - no rules allowed - was continued with the usual enthusiasm by Winchelsea townsfolk. Visitors could, if wanted, also find less aggressive entertainments

A quiz for local know-it-alls

The editorial team of Rye News wanted a break over Christmas and New Year but one member, farmer Dennis Leeds-George, spent the time devising a testing start to 2015. Expose your (lack of) local knowledge here

The oldest boozer in town?

The Old Bell, The Ship, The Queens Head are among the contenders for the title. It's not which building is the oldest. No, the question is: which Rye public house holds the longest continuous licence?

Pubs quiz prizewinners

Three Rye readers have won signed copies of David Russell's paperback The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex, 1750-1950 in our pre-Christmas quiz. They are...

Sunset Singers’ sing-song

Shoppers in the High Street were serenaded on Saturday (December 13) by a collection of carols and hymns from the Sunset Singers, writes Tony McLaughlin....

Computer club takes a break

If you have computer problems over the Christmas break, the Rye internet cafe is your best bet as the Tilling Green Computer Club is now on holiday until January 8.

Here’s to a liquid xmas

I've just gone almost an entire year without a drop, so this week I'm lusting after Christmas drinks in Rye. A trip to The Mermaid could have you feeling as festive and British as a bulldog in a paper crown

Shoppers pop into pop-up

Fresh, young talented designers from Rye Studio School showed off their creativity by selling their wares for one day only in the old Martello Bookshop in Rye's High Street. Hastings next week!