Wet day leads to bumper playtime

A very wet and windy drove many more children and parents into the East Street Museum than expected - but they coped.

Supermarkets shear farm prices

Neither farmers nor shoppers are getting fair deals from the supermarkets, says local farmer Simon Wright who is busy with the harvest. The sheep are getting shorn, but so are the producers he says. Will he get a price that covers his costs, and why is there such a gap between what he gets and what we get charged in the shops ?

Hoping for more sunshine

Hoping for another sunny weekend, the "Wipers" (pictured above, last weekend) is ready for another musical weekend with its outdoor stage overlooking the river...

Talking about dementia

A talk and a concert gives the community two chances to learn about and understand dementia.

Show pulls in thousands

The Rye Show was bigger than ever this year with thousands of visitors getting close to animals of all sorts to say nothing of a variety of country-themed stalls and, of course, a Pimms tent. Charles Harkness has the second of our reports on the show

A week of Tuesdays starts here

Every day is Tuesday this week as the Tuesday Painters show off their works in the St Mary's Centre and a past mayor and the current deputy come to launch the show.

The circus is coming to town

Santus Circus, Le Cirque de France, is setting up at Salts Farm on the edge of Rye for the Bank Holiday weekend with two...

Oh yes it is.. panto time!

Just when you thought it was still summer, local dramatic group Acting Up In Rye are holding auditions for the pantomime Dick Whittington to...

Lamb butchered by mistake

In the latest edition of his Beer & Skittles history of Rye pubs, David Russell tells the story of the town's most infamous murderer

Caravanners come to town again

Not everybody's idea of a holiday perhaps, but it's sociable and it gets you to see your own country in relative comfort, with emphasis on the word relative.

Fundraising fun rides for ARRCC

A four distance cycle ride will be held in support of local charity ARRCC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care Centres), on Sunday September 6....

August buzz on the pelargonium

Time to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the garden, says Tim Redfern, as he does battle with white fly

Follow your heart

Career changes, engagement and the night I met Amy Winehouse.

The art of ARRCC goes on show

Members of the ARRCC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care Centres) charity, which takes a holistic approach to care and quality of life, were in the forefront at their recent Open Day which included an exhibition of their art work - opened by the Lord Lieutenant Peter Field.

Musical weekends at Wipers

The Ypres (Wipers) kicks off a summer of music with bands and singers three weekends running on the specially erected stage in the pub's garden. Expect wall to wall music from Aug 17 to Aug 31

Town takes over Rother border

The border fronting the Grade II listed pump and brick cistern in Wish Ward has recently enjoyed a face lift, writes Ray Prewer. It...

Knitting blankets bomb town

The blanket mountain from St Mary's Church for Iraqi refugees continues to grow, helped by many knitters and sewers, some who attend the thriving Monday morning group

Once in a blue moon

Once in a blue moon is a well worn phrase or saying. But this moon (pictured above) does not look blue, though we were told it was a blue moon. Charles Harkness sets out to find an explanation.

Growing up at Great Dixter

Great Dixter House and Gardens has opened see a new exhibition of 1920s photographs of the children of the Lloyd family who grew up there

Winners peck up books

The three lucky winners of our book competition have been notified of their victory and will be rushing along to The Rye Bookshop on...