Globe houses get green light

Despite vehement local opposition and the rejection of plans by both Rye and Rother councils, permission has been granted for houses to be built in the garden next to the Globe pub in Military Road

Surgery fight goes on

NHS England rebuffed plans to open a satellite surgery in Peasmarsh. But locals - by the hundreds - are backing an appeal by GPs at Rye Medical Centre. The fight is not over yet. Join in by signing an e-petition

Scaffolding down, paintings up

Rye's new two-screen cinema moves closer to November's opening as Kino Digital advertise for staff and, next door, scaffolding comes down and pictures go up in the St Mary's Centre in Lion Street

Sweet local charity

The shop at 7 Cinque Ports Street is not just an ordinary charity shop. Not only does it recycle second-hand goods but it also recycles its profits by distributing funds to local community groups

Courses at Tilling Green

The Rye Partnership is an economic and social regeneration company that leads on the provision of 10 hour adult education and family learning sessions in Rye and surrounding rural areas, in partnership with Sussex Coast College

Winchelsea remembers

On the anniversary of the declaration of war in 1914, residents of Winchelsea remembered Edward Watson one of the men from the village at a ceremony at the War Memorial at sunset, when the Last Post was played.

Fire damages St Mary’s Church

Fire engines raced to a mystery fire in Rye's historic St Mary’s Church's vestry on Monday August 4 which caused considerable smoke damage

Candles flicker for war dead

Lights were switched off in Rye homes as the town shared in the national hour of reflection to mark the moment when Britain entered the Great War in 1914

A rubbish service?

Rother council staff deny there's a problem with the collection of household recycling bins. But the people of Mill Corner tell a different story

Unknown but not forgotten

At sunset on Monday August 4 the Last Post will sound over Winchelsea - just one of the events to be held that day commemorating Britain's entry to the First World War and the men from the town who went to fight but did not return

Seagull proof at last

The persistence of Tilling Green Residents Association was rewarded last week when the long-awaited gull-proof bins were installed at Masons Field

Have your say on louts

This week the Sussex Police Commissioner launched a public consultation inviting residents to have their say on how people who commit anti-social behaviour are dealt with

Royston Godwin

A well-loved resident is remembered, as mourners gathered at the Catholic Church of St Anthony of Padua, in a memorial service for Royston Godwin.

M20 commuter boost

Local jobs and traffic congestion may be helped by a new motorway junction on the M20 north of Romney Marsh. The £70 million junction,...

Free makes it more fun

Removing the entrance fee to Rye Castle Museum in East Street has increased by almost 2,000 the number of people through the door. And it's not only the visitors who are benefitting from this bold move

Anger over blocking of surgery

The GPs are keen to provide the service, the village hall has the space, but NHS England has said "No!" to a weekly surgery in Peasmarsh. The authority took months to reach this decision, but an appeal must be received by August 10

Chernobyl children at convent

Local charity arranges visit to Russian Orthodox convent for children from Chernobyl, the area devastated in the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

Garage break-in

A garage door was forced open in Henley Close, Rye, between 7.50pm on Sunday July 20 and 7am the next morning, says Sussex Police.  Inside a...

Mac and iPad stolen

Computer equipment and jewellery have been stolen from a house in Pett Road, Pett. Sussex Police says the owner came home at 4.20pm on July 21...

Is East Sussex cutting corners?

Winchelsea prizes its grass verges. Many are kept in pristine condition by proud residents. The rest are cut by contractors employed by the county council and Highways Agency, who leave a mess of uncollected hay