The bus cuts axe has fallen and new services came into effect on Sunday April 26. There are some new operators and new route numbers, too. Some might be better, but change can mean confusion. So bus user Charles Harkness stepped out to discover for himself what was going on. In some cases, not a lot
Tilling Green's community centre is suddenly the centre of attention. When will it be bulldozed, rebuilt and who will run it? The answers are unclear, moreso after a private meeting during the week with those who hire parts of the centre. But on Monday, Cllr Mary Smith will be trying to pin down those who manage it at a meeting of the town's public services committee. She urges the public to turn up in force to seek answers. Charles Harkness reports . . .
A Peasmarsh woman and her young niece are both to jump from an aircraft at 12,000ft in a sponsored skydive for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance. In a bizarre twist of fate the two women and two other members of the same family have all been rescued by the charity in three separate incidents. Two were in horse riding accidents, two were in a road crash at Peasmarsh. Jamie Cheshire tells the story
The bus subsidy axe falls this Sunday. The immediate effect: no Sunday services to Northiam and Rye Harbour. To be followed by the halving of weekday off-peak services from Rye to Northiam and Tenterden. There is another snag facing passengers: printed timetables aren't on the streets yet. Charles Harkness reports . . .
A member of staff at Jempson's garage in Peasmarsh was flown to hospital after a stabbing incident on Wednesday. A Peasmarsh man, aged 24, is due to appear at Brighton & Hove Magistrates Court where he faces a total of four charges including causing grievous bodily harm to a man aged 51
It is all about winners and losers. There can be but one winner of our parliamentary constituency and that's too close to call. The fight for a place on Rother will not be so keenly fought but, at least, there is a fight. The real losers are the parishes, where there are so few candidates that anyone who was nominated walks in. Except in Rye, where we must eliminate one candidate