Bellringers drop a clanger

Was it a firework ? Had a tourist got locked in the tower? Something definitely went bump in the night - but what?

Pastors looking to help

Bonfire Night can be a bit crazy - and sometime a helping hand can help - even if it's just with a lollipop. Seana Lanigan reports on a streetwise initiative.

Landmark fails to disappear

Here today, but not gone tomorrow. Yet another poster in a town full of posters. But what does it mean?

Sharks and other fishy tales

A thresher shark turned up in Rye at the weekend - but local fishermen may have other things on their minds. The shark found a new home . . . however

Santa Claus starts early

Christmas came early on Tilling Green as the Tilling Green Residents Association ( TGRA) held its annual Christmas Fayre. Dan Lake reports

Community charity shop re-opens

The Community Charity Shop which has raised thousands of pounds for local organisations has good news for the New Year.

A real Christmas treat

For many, the best thing about Christmas day is a surprise visitor . . . unless your turkey's on fire. Seana Lanigan reports on a real treat

Bobbie Prout, warm memories

A service of thanksgiving was held at St Mary's Church on Monday November 30 for the life of Roberta (Bobbie) Prout, writes Kenneth Bird....

Rother tests parking depths

Rother District Council, possibly under pressure from the police and Government, is investigating Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) - but what will it mean in Rye? Charles Harkness reports

A full week ahead

The week ahead has a flurry of Christmas activity with art and craft shows, festive fairs, mulled wine, another quiz night and a male-voice choir. So keep your eyes peeled as some things are selling out fast

Help shape local transport

Have your say in helping to shape transport plans for the future. ESCC seems to be doing a lot for Bexhill and Hastings but little mention of Rye so far . . .

For crying out loud

There were at least five applicants for the recently advertised post of Deputy Town Crier when applications closed last Monday, November 23, writes Charles...

Branding a snowflake Christmas

Would you like to create a snowflake and help someone in need? Comedienne Jo Brand explains how

Dickens, what an evening

On Thursday November 26 the Ypres Castle Inn held a fund-raising quiz night for Christmas In Rye. Our correspondent, Ray Prewer, took part

Landgate summit faces challenge

Is the Landgate doomed to remain as affordable housing for pigeons? Is it a "useless" building, or could road closures and/or narrowing options mean that people will be able to mount the stone steps into the chambers after hundreds of years of denial?

Don’t over-react, it’s just fun

The bad weather left a brief window of opportunity for this year's Bonfire Night, lots of photographs and odd moments of humour

Mary Stanford remembered

A disaster is remembered. Heidi Foster gives a personal account

RBL welcomes new Padre

The Rye British Legion has appointed an old face to be the new padre

30th birthday for WI

The Landgate WI celebrated its 30th birthday this week. Joan Jones reports

Legion raises over £2,000

The British Legion in Peasmarsh raised significant funds for this year's Poppy Appeal