Do birds threaten Lydd disaster?

As the pile of rock armour to keep the sea out of Dungeness nuclear power station grows steadily, so are the numbers of migrating birds - and local protestors warn that bird strikes may be a bigger threat

Charity shop shares its profits

Rye Community Charity Shop recently held its second funding presentation evening. It took place at the Charity Shop, 7 Cinque Ports street, where four community groups were awarded grants

Brewery Yard site for sale

The Brewery Yard Club at King Street, Landgate is up for sale. But its history and its links with the Royal British Legion and their previous assets are interesting. The Brewery Yard Club broke away from the RBL in 2006 and some Legion records, photographs and trophies have never been seen since

Rye Show in new hands

Rye's hospital is to focus its money-making energies on its summer fete. For 10 years its big fundraiser has been the Rye Show but trustees have decided to let another charity benefit instead

Landgate probe to follow clean-up

A long overdue survey of the condition of the Landgate Arch has now been commissioned. This week's removal of pigeon guano should give an "all clear" safety signal and allow the investigation to proceed.

Rye News becomes CIC

Rye News joins the ranks of community interest companies that are registered under the Companies Acts and work for the benefit of the local community, Learn more about the status of your community newspaper

Three weeks of road works

The main road to Hastings is being closed overnight for three weeks from March 9 for road works. Residents fear that drivers will instead make more use of the already congested B2029 Udimore Road

Questions about faster trains

Lots of questions are expected to be asked about local trains at the Rye Town Hall meeting of the Marsh Link Action Group (MLAG) on 20 March.

High Street loading bay abused

White van men were fuming in Rye High Street on Wednesday morning, when the loading bay was obstructed overnight by an illegally parked car - the loading bay is never for use for more than 10 minutes

Scallop week starts here and now

The town will be filled this week with the aroma of scallops: pan-fried, in risotto, crispy battered, with poached pears, butternut squash. The choice is huge. And if you like music to wash them down, there's plenty of gigs, too

A happy 103rd birthday

One of the town's oldest residents, David Wilkinson, whose military career took him to danger spots in many parts of the world, celebrated his birthday this week among family and friends

Birth of a new pressure group

A fresh start has been made by members of what was - until a short time ago - the Campaign for a Democratic Rye. This week activists gathered to work out how they will help to make the most of the town that they are so proud to live in. John Howlett reports . . .

Developers win planning row

Dismayed residents of Meryon Court have learnt that Rother District Council planners have given the developers of 53 Cinque Ports Street retrospective approval for the changes made to the original plans, seemingly without regard to their protests

Rye Bay guide, hot off the press

The 2015 edition of the Rye Bay guide is now available, with lots of useful editorial, adverts and information on how to reach the area, where to stay and what to do. The guide is produced by volunteers and can be picked up from leading retailers in Rye and farther afield

FixMyStreet pleads Winchelsea

As the roads and pavements in Winchelsea continue to deteriorate, frustrated residents complain that no one is interested in genuinely tackling the problem. So local conservation lobby Winchelsea Heritage is making sure East Sussex knows exactly what needs to be done

East Sussex carries on cutting

As the squeeze on funding from central government continues, East Sussex's spending plans for the year ahead see a cut of £18 million. This brings savings made...

Rail shame ‘is customers’ fault’

The annual customer satisfaction survey by "Which?" magazine shows that Southern Railway, which runs trains from Hastings and Rye, and Southeastern, which runs the HS1 from Ashford, are two of the worst three rail companies in the country in terms of customer satisfaction. Southern is keeping quiet but Southeastern blames its customers

Bridge over peaceful waters

A solution has been found to bridging the gap over the river Brede at Sedlescombe. The new lightweight footbridge is the first of its kind...

Skills and ideas to mull over

Members of the Campaign for a Democratic Rye have been pondering how to go forward. Here are some of the answers they made to a questionnaire - seeking ideas and skills - handed out at their recent annual meeting

Its time will come again

Last autumn, the Herald & Heart clock stopped, short but it will go again. Its inner workings are being lovingly restored and soon will be back on the High Street creating time for locals and tourists alike.