I’ve lost my heart to Halloween

It's pumpkin and party time and this week's guide gives you the lowdown on Halloween from apple-bobbing to zombies

Pasta with a Bling to it

Diners have a night of live entertainment with their pizzas and spaghetti at the popular Rye restaurant Simply Italian this Thursday - with music courtesy of The Bling Crosbies

Go into the red on Pink Friday

Siren and Pearl, at its new home on Rye's High Street, will be donating 10% of its takings on Friday October 31 in support of the charity Breast Cancer Care. Give your support by buying new - and handing over your old - bras

The plans are hotting up

Rye is preparing to seal its entry and exit points as the annual bonfire party on Saturday November 8th looms, with all the mayhem, magic and adventure that this implies

Come or go, Edith’s is staying

A landlord's plans to open a restaurant and cafe near Hilder's Cliff would have meant some businesses closing down, indeed Wood N Things moved out during the summer. But plans have changed with dress agency La Maison about to move in to Wood N Things' vacated premises and award-winning Natalie Macgowan Spencer opening a vintage Americana stockroom in the former Bird/Nest shop. We'll be reporting on both these projects nearer the time of their opening, but one other important change is that Edith's House coffee shop is staying put. Tony McLaughlin shared a cappuccino with the owners

Community group on the up

Tilling Green Community Friends is a group formed by volunteers from the community of Tilling Green. It is about neighbours helping neighbours, thus linking residents of Tilling Green and Badgers Gate who need a 'helping hand' with local volunteers willing to donate time and services.

There’s nowt so queer as folk

I am the magpie of Rye and I'll share my finds with you. Do you need inspiration for something to buy/ do/ eat / drink or gossip about this week? Don't worry your unimaginative little head, Miss Rae is here. This week I'm talking about Grayson Perry, gay dads and a sugary cloud of satisfaction

Hats off to hospital fundraisers

Snazzy outfits, sassy models and extravagant hats drew a crowd to the second fashion show in aid of The Friends of the Hospital at Rye - and raised even more funds

Mayor plants Sussex Mother

The community orchard is planted - with Mayor Bernadine Fiddimore getting her hands on the spade - but, as Pip Al-Khafaji reminds us, there's still lots more to do

Remember their sacrifice

An online record of men and women from Rye who have died in active service provides a wealth of information about their background, as well as a stark reminder of the human cost of war.

No bad apples in this bunch!

Crawley Beauties, Knobby Russets and Sussex Mothers will be planted on Saturday October 18 between 9am and 12 noon at the Rye community garden's orchard, when you can also learn how to build a B&B for bees, writes Pip Al-Khafaji

MP starts squeeze on illegal parking

Police patrols issuing 80 parking tickets are a direct result of the intervention of MP Amber Rudd, who acted after residents raised concerns over illegally parked cars and fire appliances being blocked en route to an incident. A traffic warden is seen as the best solution to this increasing problem in Rye's narrow streets and funding is actively being sought

Never a boaring week

Wild boar are thriving, but Wild Boar Week celebrates game in all its forms - including duck, pheasant, rabbit, venison as well as boar both wild and farmed - with a variety of menus, music and events in and around the town

Singing for their supper

A group of senior citizens meet every Saturday to exercise their lungs and practise for their Christmas concerts around the town. On Saturday October 11th Tony McLaughlin had the pleasure of joining them.

Villagers join in spirited scrub-up

Iden residents took advantage of good weather to have a bit of a village cleaning session and proved just what can be done with a little community spirit and some elbow grease. Mary Philo reports.

Strutting their stuff for charity

Local models will be putting on their glad rags, powder and paint and sashaying down the catwalk to raise money for Rye Memorial Hospital

Scouts home at last

Fun was had by all as Rye scouts held a fun day on Saturday (4 October). The Scouts are finally moving into their new purpose built centre after a 11 year fund-raising effort.

Radio debut for Rye ukulele

When BBC Sussex was in town last Friday as part of its coast and country tour coverage it invited the Rye Ukelele Experiment along to add...

Lively new vision for boys’ club

A project to redevelop the boys' club in Mermaid Street to provide youth development services could be under way by the end of the month. The idea is to move away from the traditional youth club and offer a mix of social activities and employment skills training

Tides alert for coming winter

An alert has been issued that higher "astronomical tides" are expected over the winter months - the first of them later this week reports Richard Comotto