Have a great fete: splat a rat!

A lively afternoon of games, music and all manner of interesting activities is promised as well as an opportunity to view the hospital's future plans

Blooming lovely in Peasmarsh

May is when flower festivals bring colour to our historic church buildings and the exhibition at the Norman church in Peasmarsh has set a high standard

Morris men recall Merrie England

Morris dancers bring a touch of tradition to enliven the May bank holiday and entertain the local crowds

Riding for Sue Ryder

One of the Sue Ryder volunteers gives up her Saturday morning to cycle for charity in the shop window

Buzzing in the marsh

The RSPB is about more than just birds. At Dungeness it is helping a busy member of the bee family to return to our shores

Chic to chic

A new dress agency selling high quality pre-loved ladieswear and designer labels at prices that won't break the bank has opened in Fishmarket Road, just in time for the summer party season

Cordial beginnings

Our countryside is bursting with the scent of elderflower - here's how to make some delicious cordial for next to nothing

Roots of learning

Introducing Tim Redfern, aka Timberlina, who will be writing an irregular column as regularly as he can within Rye News. Tim has lived in...

Don’t bin it, bring it

Why hang on to all that stuff cluttering up your home when you could find a grateful new home for it at St Mary's Centre, Rye

Make men more aware

Explicit photos and videos guaranteed an attentive audience as Mr Roger Plail, consultant urologist, discussed developments in prostate cancer treatment

All that jazz at Landgate WI

The Women's Institute enjoy a toe-tapping talk on the roaring Twenties, with a lively commentary and contemporary tunes

Mad dogs and bad ramblers

A warm spring was good news for lambing ewes and the sunshine brought out streams of ramblers, too - to the regret, in some cases, of our regular farming correspondent on Romney Marshes

ExtRAWdinairily chocolatey

Finding a chocolate you can eat can be difficult if you have a food allergy. If that's the case, try this new range from a local chocolatier

It’s fun – but serious, too

What is it like to be a Sea Cadet in Rye? Masses to do, weekends away sometimes as well. Right now they're recruiting. Form an orderly queue

Jack – and Jill – in the Green

A hugely enjoyable spectacle as a procession of exotic characters, musicians and morris dancers parade through Hastings Old Town

Solar panel farm plan

Planning permission is being sought for a solar panel farm at Catfield, north of Bexhill (writes Kenneth Bird).  The site at St Francis Farm...

Charity leap for fishermen

A Rye woman is to paraglide down a mountain for charity in June in memory of her son's best friend who died in a road accident. See how to sponsor her here

Park for cyclists

Cycle parking has been approved by Rye council in the Cattle Market, due in part to £500 from Rother Environmental Group (writes Kenneth Bird). The money...

Souped up kitchen

An historic building in Rye with an interesting past is now being used to cater for those who enjoy a tasty snack or a refreshing soft drink

RNLI award for ‘pirate’s’ wife

The RNLI has given Priscilla Ryan, widow of the Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan, its highest award for fundraisers. Her efforts span 68 energetic years