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

Ferry disaster planning

The recent ferry disaster in South Korea underlines why emergency teams need "crisis rehearsals" like a recent one aboard P&O's Spirit of Britain

‘No town plan means no say’

Anthony Kimber believes that those who scoff at a Neighbourhood Plan for Rye need to think again

Unstuck – a parking problem

Residents of Lion Street in Rye, as well as tourists, have frequently protested at traffic jams caused by delivery vehicles illegally parked in the road. The answer, the town council has decided, is to build a loading bay in the High Street

Ahoy! Losers come up tops

On the day the Ambrette raft race team didn't look as if it had fared too well. The team's raft was rammed by bigger craft and it turned over four times. But the "losers" in Rye's annual race run to raise money by the Rye Lions did surface as the team to raise most money. It collected £700 for its chosen charity - the RNLI

A bit too diverting

Signs. Dotted around Rye. Yellow ones. Urging us this way and that. But why? Has someone lost the plot? And how many drivers lost their way

Churches play their cards right

One local charity is, consistently, the choice of hundreds when Rye shoppers come to buying Christmas cards: The Romney Marshes Historic Churches Trust. Who else figures high? Read on to find out

Little Shop closes its doors

A central feature of Winchelsea has closed: the Little Shop general store in the High Street is no more. There is disquiet about the fate of the building which was at one stage bequeathed to the National Trust with the intention it should remain a village shop

Bird reserve couple flee home

As floodwaters rush in and people run to safety so a familiar harbour landmark almost drifts out to sea

Mr Railman a damp squib

The weather tried its hardest to dampen the efforts of Rye's Bonfire Night volunteers, but it was mean Mr Railwayman who rained on the parade and took money destined for charities

Hall repairs hit the heights

Rye's community centre, home to a local film club, dance school and regular fetes, needs money. Urgent repairs to the hall ceiling have cost £10,000

Aid sent to typhoon zone

Rye Lions sprang into action as soon as the scale of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines became apparent and joined in the international aid effort

The bank that likes to say ‘Yes’

When money is tight, the future bleak and traditional High Street banks don't want to know, who can you turn to? To pay-day loan companies charging up to 4,000 per cent? No way. Go see a local credit union which has opened an office in Tilling Green, Rye

By George, you’re generous

Hollywood star George Clooney left behind him lots of delighted fans in Rye. There was money, too, to help local groups. See how that money is shared

Air Ambulance goes 24/7

Thanks to the fund-raising work of local Lions clubs, our region's air ambulance service has become the first in the country to operate round the clock