Arrivederci Il Monastero

The notice was short and clear. The landlord had taken repossession of 6 High Street because of the lessee’s default under the terms of...

Countdown to the future

The shape of Rye to come is contained in a neighbourhood plan survey. Every household in the town received a copy. This weekend is the deadline for your views on the issues it raises

Building boom hits schools

Concerns are growing over the additional homes being built in Rye. More housing means more families and more children - and more classroom places needed. So what plans are there for local schools?

A tale of tiles

Rother District Council is accused of using inconsistent and conflicting conservation area policies by confused Winchelsea residents.

Don’t get cleaned out

Winchelsea Neighbour Watch recently discovered a cleaning company claiming to be based in Winchelsea at the home of a mystified resident. There is a sister company based in Rye, also claiming to be based in someone's house. What's going on?

Blacked out by storms

It was a night Rye remembers vividly. An intense electrical storm, storm-force winds that severed limbs from trees and a power black-out that possibly enhanced the atmosphere of a World War 1 tribute in the Rye Community Centre

Entente cordiale

Elections to the Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club management committee introduced a foreign accent. Members then heard the new president's comprehensive plans for the year ahead

Visions of climate change

A local environment group believes that Rother's vision for the future ignores weather change. But a leading local Tory appears to embrace many of their ideas

Jobs day a success

The Rye Partnership work and training Roadshow took place at Tilling Green Community Centre on 9th July.

Hi-speed plans might slow up

Plans for hi-speed trains into London to call at Rye could face obstacles. The impact extreme weather can have is of major concern, while some residents are opposed because they fear commuters flooding into the town and pushing up house prices

PM promotes local MP

One local Tory MP resigned the brief. Another has picked it up in this week's Cabinet changes: Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye

Van driver ‘threatened’

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Harbour Road, Rye in which three motorcyclists allegedly threatened the driver of an Asda delivery van. The...

Charity fraud charge

An Icklesham woman has been charged with fraud and money laundering in relation to the will of a woman for which she was sole...

Reprieve for power workers

A change to safety regulations at Dungeness B power station could extend the life of the plant by 10 years, meaning jobs for longer than expected

Heart of the community

What makes a community centre a raging success? The organisers behind the centre at Crowborough seem to know, so interested parties from Rye went to find out

Open all hours

The open weekend at the Rye Harbour RNLI station was a big success at raising awareness of the work of the volunteer force - and funds - with other local emergency services contributing to the fun and games

Hospitals losers in bus cuts

Almost a hundred bus services are affected across East Sussex by cuts in subsidies proposed by the Tory-controlled county council. Here's how they could hit public transport to two local hospitals and other services

326 bus route in firing line

Rye's "round the town" bus service - route 326 - is the focus of efforts to stop funding cuts by the Tory-controlled county council. Almost a hundred bus services are affected by the proposed cuts to subsidies across East Sussex.  See the details here on how they could hit public transport to two local hospitals and other services

Labour picks candidates

Labour has selected its candidates for local wards in the upcoming May 2015 Rother District Council elections. Pictured here with Sarah Owen (centre front), Labour's Prospective...

Jobs on offer

Tilling Green to host recruitment day and Work and Training Roadshow