Don’t be too early on Sunday

British Summer Time ends at 2am this Sunday (October 26) so you'll have an extra hour in the morning. The brighter early mornings are welcomed by farmers...

National paper seeks locals

The Guardian's "Let's Move To" section is to feature Winchelsea and Winchelsea Beach, writes Tony McLaughlin. The newspaper asks any residents to send details of, for example,...

Mayor leads way to save Landgate

Without active assistance, Landgate faces an uncertain future. Rother can contribute only a negligible budget so other ways must be found to preserve it. We need the help of those - not just locally but globally - who treasure this unique building. What we need, the mayor says, is Friends of the Landgate!

Funeral for murdered girl

The murdered Northiam schoolgirl Mary Shipstone has finally been laid to rest more than a month after her shooting. The service was at her local church

Women in ‘pub fight’

Police investigating an assault at the Robin Hood public house in Icklesham have appealed for witnesses. It happened in the pub car park at about 6.20pm...

Another fine mess

An illegally parked vehicle caused yet another hold-up in town earlier this week when its presence prevented an HGV from turning through Landgate Arch

Sainsbury’s search goes on

Rumours were circulating this week that Sainsbury's had secured a buyer for its Lower School site in Rye, Tony Nunn writes. One source claimed...

Can you shed any light?

A lamppost was discovered on its side on Wednesday morning on land between the Gibbet Marsh car park and a nearby pumping station. But...

Six jobs go at Rye tourist centre

The Lion Street tourist centre will close next March - but the Heritage Centre on Strand Quay, which is already going from strength to strength and is to feature in a BBC series this autumn, will take over much of its work

MP starts squeeze on illegal parking

Police patrols issuing 80 parking tickets are a direct result of the intervention of MP Amber Rudd, who acted after residents raised concerns over illegally parked cars and fire appliances being blocked en route to an incident. A traffic warden is seen as the best solution to this increasing problem in Rye's narrow streets and funding is actively being sought

Villagers join in spirited scrub-up

Iden residents took advantage of good weather to have a bit of a village cleaning session and proved just what can be done with a little community spirit and some elbow grease. Mary Philo reports.

Chernobyl children still need help

A local charity that welcomes children from Chernobyl on holidays to the UK was visited last week by the director of the principal rehabilitation centre at Korosten in Russia to discuss different ways in which it can continue to help those still affected by the threat of radiation almost 30 years after the disaster

Night flights make costs soar

Rye Rotary Club welcomed back speaker Chris Longfield to talk about how the local Air Ambulance Service has expanded into flying by night as well as by day. As one of its designated charities, the service will be receiving a donation from the club towards its inevitable increased costs

Tides alert for coming winter

An alert has been issued that higher "astronomical tides" are expected over the winter months - the first of them later this week reports Richard Comotto

The real facts about Highspeed rail

At a recent Rye council meeting Nick Taylor observed much confusion about the proposed electrification and upgrading of the Marshlink railway line. So he set out to sort fact from fiction. Will Southeastern trains' domestic highspeed service really be coming to Rye, Hastings and Bexhill?

Night sight not to be missed

What is that bright light passing over Rye at 17,100 mph every evening for the next two weeks? Nick Taylor has the answer and explains that you don't need specialist knowledge or equipment to see this particular marvel currently in our night skies

Music and wine

The Ryesingers are hosting an evening of readings and music inspired by water on Saturday October 11 at St Mary’s church in aid of The...

Mapping lost lands

A team of scientists is spending two weeks mapping and sampling Pett Level's submerged forest as part of a project to reconstruct the forest and the local environment some 10,000 years ago. They are calling on local volunteers to put on their wellies and come down to the beach to help. Over the weekend, they invited local residents to visit them at drop-in sessions in Winchelsea to learn more.

Bus and other challenges for MP

Action time for our local MP over the supermarket that may never open; the High Speed train that may not stop; and buses routes still under threat - and she is looking for your views. Meanwhile the 340/341 and 344 buses may be 'saved', but who will save local schools that need space to expand when that space is now 'up for grabs'. Charlie Harkness reports as winter sets in.

Special offer – but who for?

The fence is broken, the Ferry Road site overgrown. But the four year stalemate over a supermarket for Rye is over. Both Sainsbury's and Tesco are walking away after locking horns since 2010, another retailer may be unlikely, and nearby schools need more space. But who will buy the site? And will Rye benefit - Charlie Harkness reports.