East Guldeford carols

St Mary's Church, East Guldeford, held its carol service on Sunday, December 21, writes Sarah Cooper. The Rev Richard Dengate led the service and...

Pegasus card speeds calls to 999

A new service for people with speech or communication difficulties - the Pegasus card - will make contacting the emergency services quicker and easier. On registering...

Pubs quiz prizewinners

Three Rye readers have won signed copies of David Russell's paperback The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex, 1750-1950 in our pre-Christmas quiz. They are...

Computer club takes a break

If you have computer problems over the Christmas break, the Rye internet cafe is your best bet as the Tilling Green Computer Club is now on holiday until January 8.

Crime pays for charity redecoration

Sussex Police has donated £200 to Rye's Activities Respite Rehabilition Care Centre (ARRCC) to fund  internal redecoration of its visitors' lounge. The money comes...

Museum festive success

There were queues at Rye's museum: more than 100 children, parents in tow, eager to meet Father Christmas in his fireside grotto. Heather Stevenson reports . . .

Shoplift cases: man held

Malcolm Smith, 35, of no fixed address, wanted by police for breaching a court order, has been arrested in Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea. Smith, who...

Christmas sails into Strand Quay

Father Christmas can't keep away from Rye, making his second visit in a week. This time he eschewed his Roller and arrived in the harbour master's launch to entertain children on the quayside

Open all night at Jempson’s

For the first time, the Jempson's supermarket in Rye will be open continuously from early Tuesday December 23 until 8pm on Christmas Eve along with the Peasmarsh superstore and petrol station

Roadshow Andy does it for Arrcc

Andy McConnell of Rye, the Antiques Roadshow glass specialist, sat in Celebrity Mastermind's famous black chair on BBC1 this week to support a local charity. The charity ended up £3,000 better off

‘Shoplift suspect’ sought

Police are trying to trace Malcolm Smith, 35, who is wanted for breaching conditions of a court order. These include living at approved premises in Portsmouth. Formerly from Hastings,...

Schools vie for supermart site

Rye Academy Trust announced on Wednesday that it is interested in buying the former Lower School site now that Sainsbury's and Tesco have...

Thank you for nothing, Rother

How did the proud Landgate Arch become a tatty monument to neglect? Cllr Mary Smith used people power - the Freedom of Information Act - to discover just how much maintenance is undertaken by the district council. And what it spends on it. Be prepared to be angry

A jam is not news in Rye

This little tale is a visual aide-memoire to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. The people of Rye and those who visit our beautiful town will have seen it all before - and that's the point

Bonfire boys’ hot awards

Rye's Bonfire Boys don't only enjoy the annual spectacle they create, they also like to support other local good causes from the collections they organise. This week they gathered the recipients together at The Queens Head to hand out cheques for £200 each

Faster trains: a head-on collision

It was stop-start and shuntings into various sidings when the full council meeting last Monday considered the question of whether or not the proposed faster trains should stop at Rye. The possibility was even raised that the town should not support the idea of the new service at all

Dreaming of a brighter xmas . . .

This year's Christmas festivities in Rye are spread over three Saturdays. They're meant to draw crowds to the town. But critics are circling - if comments at Rye's full town council meeting are a genuine reflection of public opinion

Search for sloe gin champion

Were you out in the autumn picking sloes, freezing them and then steeping them in sweetened gin? If so, bring some along to the "Rye News" sloe gin competition and see how your home brew compares

Bumper year for charity card sales

It has turned into a bumper year at the Cards for Good Causes charity Christmas card shop at Rye Community Centre, writes Jane Nunn....

Centenary poppy appeal success

In this centenary year of the start of World War I, Rye & District Poppy Appeal has so far collected £10,500 for the Royal...