Kino welcomes its first customers

Five films, comfy seats, good food and a well stocked bar are bound to attract cinema fans but, before the doors were opened to the punters, invited guests flocked in to watch "Testament of Youth" and to toast the opening of Kino Rye

Thumbs up to ‘idyllic’ Rye

The latest article on the Guardian's website's "Let's Go To. . . " travel series is about Rye, writes Tony McLaughlin. In her feature Clare...

Winter clothes appeal for Iraq

Refugees in Iraq are living in the most appalling conditions, often in freezing temperatures. We can help them by donating warm clothes, shoes, towels and duvets via St Mary's church, Rye

Strand Quay gets mud facelift

Mud, mud, not so glorious mud . . . Strand Quay and Rock Channel are this month being given the beauty treatment they deserve, with the unwanted sediment being forced downstream and out to sea

Hotel helps keep ambulance aloft

Guests at a Rye hotel have helped to donate more than £1,000 to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. The George in Rye has introduced...

Fight to keep sports centre open

If Rother stops its subsidy to the sports centre in The Grove, Rye, jobs and leisure services will be at risk. Locals joined forces with Labour's Parliamentary candidate Sarah Owen to demand that Rother's Tory councillors think again

A loaded question: when?

Work on a loading bay in Rye High Street was due to start on Monday January 12. It didn't. Nothing happened on the Tuesday...

Hold-ups likely as roadworks begin

Three weeks of roadworks started on January 12 as Southern Gas Networks replace mains in stretches of the one-way system around Rye. But it isn't motorists that most concerns one senior town councillor. He's worried about elderly pedestrians as a one-way system temporarily becomes two-way in Station Approach

Online agency with a local view

Selling a property? It just became easier: take a look at Rye Bay Property's website. It doesn't charge the huge fees demanded by other online agencies, lets sellers do-it-themselves if they choose to - and opens up the advertising to a broader local audience online

Rother hits back over transparency

The Local Government Minister and Rother council have clashed over the way in which redundancy payments were reported in financial accounts. Kris Hopkins, MP, talks of the need for councils to be open and transparent about how taxpayers' money is spent. Carl Maynard, Rother's leader, is defiant and says the Minister's comments come as a surprise

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

Requiem Mass for King Louis XVI

A Requiem Mass for King Louis XVI of France and Queen Mary Antoinette will be celebrated at St Mary's Rye on January 21- probably the first such Mass to be held there since the Reformation

Finding the right job

Unemployed people are being offered help and guaranteed interviews through a project run by the Rye Partnership. More than 200 benefited last year and, following this success, eligibility to join the project has been extended

Heavy rain tests Rye drains

The weather has yet again shown up the weaknesses in Rye's drainage system. Anthony Kimber reports on a wet, midweek night and a wet morning after

McConnell’s new Mastermind date

Many of us were disappointed when the Christmas episode of Celebrity Mastermind, in which Rye's Antiques Roadshow glass expert Andy McConnell was to appear, was postponed, writes Jane...

Brownies gain flag from Rotary

Christmas giving was still very much in vogue when Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club attended a Brownies celebration held at Rye Scout HQ, writes...

Break-in at supermarket

Thieves broke into Jempson’s store at Peasmarsh on Sunday afternoon January 4, when the shop was closed, writes Kenneth Bird. A sledgehammer was used to...

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

East Guldeford carols

St Mary's Church, East Guldeford, held its carol service on Sunday, December 21, writes Sarah Cooper. The Rev Richard Dengate led the service and...