Jempson’s knife attack charge

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

Democracy’s dismal roll calls

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

Call out for local firefighters

The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is short of firefighters across the county and Rye is no exception, which is why a new recruiting drive is under way

Gang of three rob woman in Rye

Three men robbed a 61-year-old woman as she looked around an empty property off Cinque Ports Street, Rye, on Monday April 13. The robbery occurred between...

Digging up the dirt on La Trecherie

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton are coming to Winchelsea to work with the local archaeology society to locate the harbourside of the medieval port, an area reputedly filled with warehouses, workshops, inns and brothels

A Fabulistic fundraiser

Rob McCaig, one of the artists at local charity Arrcc's New Road centre, is a founder member of The Fabulistics Atlantic Soul Band, writes...

It’s no contest in most parishes

Who can you vote for? In some cases, the electorate is robbed of the chance to decide because, other than in Rye, no local parish councillors will have to fight for a place

District polls – at last a scrap

Rother District is more of an old-fashioned scrap between parties in our area. There are 26 candidates chasing 10 seats: Labour has 8, the Conservatives 10, Lib-Dems 7 and UKIP 1

Local employers join forces again

Are you looking for work or need training then the Rye Partnership is working with local businesses and organisations, to host another recruitment & training road show event in Rye.

Rail boss faces more questions

The annual meeting of the MarshLink Action Group was left with questions unanswered when Southern's representative failed to arrive. A second, public meeting has been arranged for April 28, when it is hoped answers will also be on the agenda

Connected – but still a farce

Months of battling for a BT connection is coming to a close. Residents in Vidler Square, Rye, were despairing. BT spun them a series of excuses which didn't seem to square with the real world. One of the residents asked Rye News to help. Here's the update. Here's a connection . . .

New family court offers hope

An innovative approach to justice to help keep families together launched this week in East Sussex in a one-year trial. The Family Drug and Alcohol...

Mindi, the Extraordinary treasure

Ironmongers Extraordinary soon grew into an institution in Rye after Mindi Gill arrived from Uganda in the early 1970s and first opened its doors on to the High Street. While the sole proprietor for all those years has died, her treasure trove of kitchenalia lives on

Even rat-runners have fans

Parked cars are getting in the way of speeding traffic! A Winchelsea resident was surprised to receive a hand-written note complaining that he had parked legally and made the road less convenient for rat-runners to use

General Election hustings

Churches Together in Rye and District is hosting the General Election hustings at St Mary’s Church on Thursday April 30 at 7pm, writes Ray...

Spring sees new shops blossom

Spring has seen the opening of two new shops in Rye in the past week, benefitting from the influx of visitors over Easter, writes...

Local Hero – 80 years young

Celebrating Jempson's 80th Anniversary, a new ale has been developed with the Old Dairy Brewery! Read about this premium bitter 'Local Hero' and go out and savour the flavour

Car thief rams ancient wall

Speeding traffic, a constant concern to residents of Winchelsea, is causing severe damage to the town's ancient monuments. In the latest episode, a stolen car careered round a bend and took out a long section of a 14th-century wall

Pitch up and show your support

Jempson's will be playing host to a number of boot fairs again this year at its Peasmarsh store car park (pictured above), with all proceeds from...

Winchelsea’s new mayor

There is a new mayor in Winchelsea, chosen by an election restricted to just 21 residents.