End of an eyesore in sight

After 12 years the days are numbered for a blot on the townscape in Rye's Cinque Ports Street. Work has started on a £2.5 million redevelopment for shops and homes

Gove opens Rye Studio School

Rye's new academy is focused on building careers for young people. It is part of a "nationwide experiment" to bridge the worlds of education and employment

Javelins pulling into Rye?

High-speed Javelin trains pulling hourly into Rye and Hastings, and boosting the local economy, are not just an artist’s impression

Concern at n-power changes

EDF, the operator of Dungeness B power station, is seeking a change to the safety limit rules

Rotarians look in crystal ball

Our local rotary club focuses on its aspirations for the coming year and hopes to maintain the club's excellent track record of achieving high standards but in an enjoyable way

Backing for sea defences

Locals back Fairlight parish council over funding for improved coastal defence costs

Win, win, win at swap shop

Recycle swap shop goes from strength to strength helping the environment and the local community

Town quizzed on EU elections

Voters turning out for the EU elections offered a range of thoughts on constitutional matters

Boeing 737s coming to Lydd

Boeing 737s commence commercial flights from Lydd Airport on June 1 but the airport's short runway requires the aircraft to operate at half the full payload

Crimson field of remembrance

Poppies are planted in Winchelsea to remember the Great War

Residents’ views sought

People of Rye are to be surveyed in June about the town's Neighbourhood Plan priorities

Sign of the times

Every year local roads are plagued with hoardings advertising caravan sales and the unofficial signage is soon removed, but this year the signs look suspiciously like genuine AA signs

Fast and foolish!

A speeding driver films his race through Winchelsea at over 55mph and along a rural road at 150mph, then posts it on Facebook! Police say they are powerless

Stony road to success

It was a sun-blessed day for Rye charity walkers last weekend. There were three routes to choose from and money at the end for local charities

Anchor’s away

Locals and visitors have been puzzled by the disappearance of the Rye anchor (writes Tony McLaughlin). For years it has been a meeting point, as...

Setback for airport protest

Lydd Airport challenge suffers setback. The High Court upholds the Government's decision to permit runway and terminal expansion

Obituary: Davina Artis

A former resident of Rye, who worked in London for Lentheric fragrances and who, in retirement, helped Rye Conservation Society and at a local day centre

Mayor making and bikers

Hot pennies competed with hot leather for public attention in Rye as the sunny three-day bank holiday weekend came to an end

European cash might help Rye

The Romney Marsh Partnership, which includes Rye, wants to boost the area's economy with European funding of up to £180m available to the South East

Rye News goes live

Rye News is, finally, a reality. Wishful thinking has been turned into a community newspaper. Its Editor, Kenneth Bird, introduces the growing team who are giving their free time - to making a difference